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by Shane Stokes
September 14, 2017
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Cycling Australia has been told by an independent Selection Review Panel to reconsider its selections for the women’s 2017 Road World Championships team after appeals by both Chloe Hosking and Rachel Neylan. The duo appealed the Australian selectors decision after they didn’t fill two of the seven spots that Australia had earned by virtue of being the world’s third-ranked cycling nation.
“Cycling Australia has been notified by the independent Selection Review Panel (SRP) that appeals lodged by Chloe Hosking and Rachel Neylan in relation to Australian Women’s team selections for the 2017 UCI Road World Championships have both been allowed, based on determination of UCI quota spots,” said Cycling Australia in a statement.
The statement that the appeals “have both been allowed” effectively means they were successful. But what the ultimate outcome will be is still unclear. “The SRP has referred the matter back to the CA selectors who will now reconvene and reconsider the selection decision,” said the organisation in a statement.
Cycling Australia chief executive officer Nick Green said he would seek a speedy resolution. There is little time to spare as the Worlds road race for the women is just 10 days away.
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