Exciting news for the Australian Cycling Academy, we’ve secured a coveted invitation to race in next month’s Giro Next Gen 2023.
Affectionally known as the ‘Baby Giro’, the event is arguably the most prestigious U23 race on the international cycling calendar, and ARA |Skip Capital is the only Australian team in the line-up.
Broadcast globally, the event invites the world’s top 18 international men’s teams as well as 17 domestic Italian Teams to compete in the eight-stage race that will take place in Northern Italy from June 11th – 18th.
The event is renowned for showcasing the best emerging young cyclists as they tackle more than 1000 kilometres of challenging terrain, and the best finishers are virtually assured of securing professional World Tour contracts.
ACA Chief Executive Officer, Matt Wilson confirmed the news this week.
“We’re thrilled to announce our recent invitation for our men’s team to race the Giro Next Gen 2023. This invitation is the result of the tireless work of our staff and the unwavering support of our partners, as well as some tremendous results from our riders.
To be included in the top 18 teams in the world is a huge achievement. We see this invitation as a critical next step in our evolution and one we are extremely proud of,” Matt said.
“For our riders to get the chance to race the world’s premier U23 race as the ARA | Skip Capital team is just an incredible opportunity, and we can’t wait to see what they do on the world stage.”
With a track record of success, the academy has produced multiple riders who have progressed to compete professionally at the WorldTour level including Cameron Scott (Bahrain Victorious), Taj Jones (Israel Premier Tech), and Maeve Plouffe (Team DSM).
In April, the ARA I Skip Capital men’s and women’s teams arrived in Europe for a three-month racing period, setting up their base in Sittard in the Netherlands.