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Drapac Look to First World Tour Invitation
12 Aug, 2013

After an announcement from Events South Australia that the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under will issue a wildcard invitation to an Australian Professional Continental team Drapac Professional Cycling (DPC) will apply for this invitation.
 
The following criteria are essential for wildcard consideration:
 
·       The team secures a UCI Pro Continental License for 2014;
·       The team is acknowledged by the UCI as an Australian team; and
·       The team is registered as a Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) team, whereby MPCC teams impose stricter anti-doping measures beyond the World Anti-Doping Agency Code.
 
“I am certain that DPC will meet all of the eligibility criteria set by the Tour Down Under entitling the team to the wildcard invitation.  We are already in the application process for a UCI Professional Continental licence for 2014, which is a process that takes several months and begun some time ago.  We have so far met all of the deadlines successfully in the application and in our most recent submission requested Australia registration.  As we are currently members of the MPCC we have already satisfied two of the criteria today.  So the wildcard will be contingent on the licence and I am sure we will receive this.”
 
“The opportunity to compete in the 2014 Tour Down Under is very exciting and will offer great reward and activation opportunities to all involved with DPC like we have never seen for an Australian team.  Not only will this outcome benefit the team competing but also the wider domestic cycling community as a pathway has now been created linking the National Road Series to the Tour Down Under.  I would like to think that we have played a role in helping this outcome become a reality having discussed it for many years but we must recognise the work of Mike Turtur (Race Director) and Hitaf Rasheed (General Manager, Events South Australia) who made it possible.  This decision is one, which will leave a constructive legacy on Australian Cycling where we will all benefit for many years” says Jonathan Breekveldt, Team Manager.

The team returns to the National Road Series (NRS) at the upcoming Campolina-Fulton Hogan Tour of the Great South Coast beginning Wednesday the 14th of August.

“I will be the first to admit that our 2013 NRS campaign (Tour of Toowoomba and Battle on the Border) has been disappointing and we will be looking to return to the success that saw the team dominate the 2012 NRS (winning the Tour of Gippsland, Launceston to New Norfolk, Tour of Tasmania, Melbourne to Warnambool, Shipwreck Coast Classic and second at the Tour of the Murray River and Tour of the Great South Coast).”
 
“We have selected possibly the strongest team we have ever fielded in Australia if not the strongest team ever seen at a NRS race.
 
The team consists of:

  • Darren Lapthorne (AUS)
  • William Walker (AUS)
  • Bernard Sulzberger (AUS)
  • Luke Davison (AUS)
  • Floris Goesinnen (NED)
  • Robbie Hucker (AUS)
  • Gordon McCauley (NZL)
  • Thomas Palmer (AUS)

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