AGF reflects on the 2022 Road National Championships

The 2022 Federation University Road National Championships have been run and won over five days of exhilarating rides, races and action, showcasing Australia’s incredible cycling talent.

We were honoured to be the safety partner for this event. AGF and AusCyling have worked closely and enjoy a long history of collaborating to advocate for safe cycling. As peak cycling organisations, we share a mission for zero cyclist deaths on Australian roads and look forward to continuing this valuable connection.

AGF CEO Dan Kneipp at the starting line

We would like to thank all the fellow partners, including Federation University, Visit Victoria, and the City of Ballarat for hosting everyone in a COVID safe manner ensuring the safety of all competitors and spectators. 

On the final day, we continued the tradition of a minute’s silence before the elite men’s race to honour cyclists killed in preventable road deaths. We’d like to thank everyone in attendance for the respect shown, we dedicated this year’s silence to:

Luke Azzopardi: A 19 year old north-Queenslander who loved his cycling and had previously won a state junior title. Luke should have been participating in today’s elite race. Luke was killed last year in a crash between his bike and a car. 

David Thompson: David was a Ballarat local who took up cycling to get fit for cricket. He worked at a concreting company and was cycling to work when he was killed in a hit and run. One of the police officers to arrive at the scene of the crime was David’s daughter, a local detective.

Luke Azzopardi & David Thompson

#RoadNats22 was a perfect start to the 2022 cycling calendar, we were able to connect with and like minded organisations like We Ride Australia, as well as connect with our AGF community and the wider cycling family who are all looking to get more people cycling, safely. 

It was great to see Adam Lana, our Head of Marketing take on the 125km commute ride up on Sunday morning to join our friends-of-AGF lunch with Phil Anderson, thanks for joining us and all your support Phil.

Adam Lana wondering where the road shoulder is

Finally, congratulations to the winners of the Elite Men’s and Women’s Road Race, Luke Plapp and Nicole Frain, and all competitors over the five days.

We look forward to next years event and seeing you at any of our upcoming 2022 event schedule.
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