Bendigo cycling product Jack Haig will represent Australia at the UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy, later this month.
Haig, 27, joind Simon Clarke, Luke Durbridge, Lucas Hamilton, Jai Hindley, Damien Howson, Michael Matthews and Richie Porte in a powerful eight-man Australian team to contest the men's road race.
The race in Imola on September 27 will be Haig's fourth appearance in the elite category.
He finished 94th on debut in 2017, 19th in 2018 and did not finish last year's race.
In response to the current world health situation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the UCI relocated the 2020 World Championships from Switzerland to Italy while also reducing the competition format to the elite categories only.
The championships' road race routes will see the men take on 5000 metres of climbing on a 259.2km course, while the women will tackle 2750 metres of climbing during their 144km event.
After the championships, Haig will ride the grand tour event Giro d'Italia from October 3.
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