Malseed set for Commonwealth Games debut
PORTLAND cyclist Shannon Malseed will ride in the biggest race of her young career when she represents Australia in the women’s road race at the Commonwealth
Games on the Gold Coast.
The race will be held tomorrow at 7.45am, across a challenging road course set against a Gold Coast backdrop at Currumbin Beachfront.
The course will take riders through Currumbin, Currumbin Waters and Elanora along a 112 kilometre course.
Malseed, 23, is one of six riders competing for Australia, joining Tiffany Cromwell, Gracie Elvin, Chloe Hosking, Sarah Roy and Katrin Garfoot.
Garfoot won the women’s individual time trial gold medal on Tuesday.
Malseed is one of 48 entries in the event, which also includes New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen, who was second to Garfoot in the time trial, and England’s
Hayley Simmonds who finished third.
Malseed earned qualification for the Commonwealth Games in January by winning the elite women’s road race at the Cycling Australia National Championships.
After riding for the Holden Women’s Cycling Team during last year’s National Road Series, the national champion signed on with USA team TIBCO-Silicon Valley
Bank in November.
Malseed has since competed with TIBCO-SVB in several events in America and Europe in preparation for the Commonwealth Games, most recently at the Ronde Van
Vlaanderen in Belgium.