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Transplant Cyclists Shine at the 2024 Federation University RoadNats

By January 9, 2024January 16th, 2024No Comments

Congratulations to the eight transplant recipients who competed in the Federation University RoadNats in Ballarat this past week. The competition and camaraderie between this inspiring group of transplant cyclists was brilliant to see.

This year’s RoadNats saw the highest levels of participation in the TX Para category. AusCycling Executive General Manager, Kipp Kaufmann, hopes to see continued growth in the TX Para category going forward.

“It’s been amazing to see transplant recipients from all around Australia competing at these national championships. Since its inception, the transplant category at the AusCycling Road National Championships has gone from strength to strength, with a record number of entrants this year,” Kaufmann said.

“Each of these riders has a powerful story about receiving a life-saving organ transplant and going on to enjoy a full and rich life. That includes experiencing the joy and freedom of riding a bike at the highest level.”

Transplant Australia has been working hard to promote cycling and increase participation in the transplant community. Emmy O’Neill, Transplant Australia’s Manager Sport and Physical Activity, is hoping to build on the success of the RoadNats and continue providing more cycling opportunities for TX cyclists in 2024.

“It has been fantastic to see the continued momentum of transplant cyclists since the World Transplant Games in Perth, April 2023. Transplant Australia have seen an increase in multiclass classifications in cycling since the games and are thrilled to see the highest levels of participation at this year’s RoadNats in the TX Para Category,” Emmy said.

“This year saw three heart, one liver, two kidney and two bone marrow transplant cyclists compete at the RoadNats; coming from across Australian to have the chance to podium for the TX Para Category. Transplant Australia is excited to see increased participation in cycling and is looking forward to providing more cycling opportunities for transplant recipients at the Australian Transplant Games which will be held in late 2024.”

         

Congratulations to Perry Judd, Ben Oman, Aaron Lee, Rob Hodgson, Joshua Lindenthaler, Kate Burton, Michelle Daley, and Tamaryn Stevens on your amazing results at the 2024 RoadNats.

Check out the TX Para category results from the 2024 RoadNats below:

TX Para Individual Time Trials

MEN

1st – Perry Judd (QLD)

2nd – Ben Oman (VIC )

3rd – Aaron Lee (WA)

4th – Rob Hodgson (NSW)

5th – Joshua Lindenthaler (ACT)

WOMEN

1st – Kate Burton (WA)

2nd – Michelle Daley (NSW)

3rd – Tamaryn Stevens (VIC)

         

TX Para Individual Road Race

MEN

1st – Perry Judd (QLD)

2nd – Ben Oman (VIC)

3rd – Aaron Lee (WA)

4th – Rob Hodgson (NSW)

5th – Joshua Lindenthaler (ACT)

WOMEN

1st – Kate Burton (WA)

2nd – Michelle Daley (NSW)

3rd – Tamaryn Stevens (VIC)

         

For full race results from the 2024 RoadNats please click HERE

Are you a transplant cyclist interested in becoming a mulit-class athlete? Click HERE to find out more.

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