Brown and Matthews headline Aussie contingent for Glasgow ‘Super Worlds’

A total of 84 elite athletes will represent Australia across 10 disciplines.

Grace Brown (left) will headline Australia’s medal quest at the upcoming Cycling World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

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by Matt de Neef 19.07.2023 Photography by
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AusCycling has today announced the long list of riders who will represent Australia at the ‘Super Worlds’ in Glasgow, Scotland next month.

Held from August 3-13, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will, for the first time, combine world championship events across a total of 13 cycling disciplines. Australia’s contingent will include 84 elite riders, including previous Worlds medalists on the road, Grace Brown, Michael Matthews, Amanda Spratt, and Rohan Dennis.

Brown and Spratt will headline the Aussie women’s road race team, which also includes national champion Brodie Chapman, Lauretta Hanson, Alex Manly, Ruby Roseman-Gannon, and Sarah Roy. Brown will also race the time trial, where she’ll be joined by neo-pro Georgie Howe.

Dennis, a two-time ITT world champion, will be joined in the men’s time trial by Aussie champion Jay Vine, but neither will race the road race. That eight-man squad will feature three-time Worlds road race medalist Michael Matthews, Caleb Ewan, Simon Clarke, Luke Durbridge, Kaden Groves, Rob Stannard, national champion Luke Plapp, and Harry Sweeny.

On the track, the Australian women’s endurance squad will feature Georgia Baker, Sophie Edwards, Alex Manly (one of nine athletes competing in multiple disciplines), Chloe Moran, and Maeve Plouffe. Kristina Clonan will be the sole female representative for the sprint events.

On the men’s side, Oliver Bleddyn, Josh Duffy, Conor Leahy, Kell O’Brien, and Sam Welsford will race the endurance events, while Thomas Cornish, Matt Glaetzer, Leigh Hoffman, and Matthew Richardson will compete in the men’s sprint races.

In cross-country mountain bike Rebecca Henderson will represent Australia in the women’s race, while Sam Fox and Cam Ivory will wear the green and gold in the men’s race. National road race champion Brodie Chapman will add a second discipline to her Worlds calendar with a tilt at the cross-country marathon MTB.

Elite road squads – women


Road race

Time trial

Elite road squads – men


Road race

Time trial

Track squads – women




Track squads – men




Cross-country MTB squads


Elite men

Elite women

Follow the links to see full details of the Australian contingent heading to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, and a full schedule for the meet. Stay posted to Escape Collective for on-the-ground coverage from the first-ever cycling ‘Super Worlds’.

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