Seven Continental teams confirmed for Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

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Seven Continental teams from Australia and New Zealand have been added to the six WorldTour teams already confirmed for the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on February 1.

Avanti (New Zealand), African Wildlife Safaris, CharterMason Giant, Data#3 Symantec Racing, Search2retain/, Navitas Satalyst and Budget Forklifts will all field six-rider squads for the UCI 1.1 race.

Six WorldTour teams — Orica-GreenEdge, IAM Cycling, Trek Factory Racing, Etixx-QuickStep, Katusha and Cadel Evans’ BMC — have already been confirmed as starting the race which starts and finishes in Geelong.

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race weekend will also include an elite women’s road race which, held on the Saturday, will be part of Cycling Australia’s National Road Series. There will also be a sold-out mass participation ride on the Saturday featuring 65km and 111km options.

The newly added teams and their riders are as follows:

Avanti Racing Team

Anthony Giacoppo (AUS)
Neil Van Der Ploeg (AUS)
Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (AUS)
Mark O’Brien (AUS)
Patrick Shaw (AUS)
Fraser Gough (NZL)

African Wildlife Safari Cycling Team

Massimo Graziato (ITA)
Oscar Stevenson (AUS)
Pat Lane (AUS)
Jeremy Cameron (AUS)
Michael Crosbie (AUS)
Sean Lake (AUS)

CharterMason Giant Racing Team

Raphael Freiestein (GER)
Jayden Copp (AUS)
Jake Magee (AUS)
Josh Taylor (AUS)
Ryan MacAnally (AUS)
Ben Hill (AUS)

Data#3 Symantec Racing Team presented by Scody

Marc Williams (AUS)
Michael Cuppit (AUS)
James Mowatt (AUS)
Ryan Thomas (AUS)
Tyler Spurrell (AUS)
Chris Jory (AUS Cycling Team

Cameron Bayly (AUS)
Alistair Donohoe (AUS)
Michael Rice (AUS)
Oliver Kent-Spark (AUS)
Alder Martz (USA)
Stuart Shaw (AUS)

Navitas Satalyst Racing Team

Wesley Sulzberger (AUS)
Kane Walker (AUS)
Theo Yates (AUS)
Joel Strachan (AUS)
Matthew Leonard (AUS)
Grayson Napier (NZL)

Team Budget Forklifts

Sam Horgan (NZL)
Jacob Kauffmann (AUS)
Samuel Witmitz (AUS)
Tommy Nankervis (AUS)
Brodie Talbot (AUS)
Brendan Canty (AUS)

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