Pre-selections announced for UniSA-Australia team
Three riders have been pre-selected for the UniSA-Australia team ahead of the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide from January 19-26.
Young gun Caleb Ewan headlines the squad. The 19-year-old had a breakout year in 2013 with the Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy team, picking up seven wins throughout Europe and claiming fourth in the Under 23 UCI Road World Championship road race in Florence.
Joining Caleb will be fellow Jayco-AIS alumni Campbell Flakemore. The Tasmanian spent the bulk of 2013 racing in Europe, recording multiple individual time trial (ITT) victories. The 21-year-old was a strong fourth in the Under 23 ITT at the UCI Road World Championships, behind teammate Damien Howson.
Jack Haig completes the trio. The 20-year-old held off a class field to claim the 2013 Subaru National Road Series. The series win followed a string of recent Mountain Bike successes for the young Victorian. Haig’s ability on both road and dirt earmark him as a potential star in the making.
The remaining four riders will be announced when the full UniSA-Australia squad of seven is revealed on Tuesday January 14, following the MARS Road Nationals in Ballarat.