18 December 2018
The first group of cyclists have been selected for the KordaMentha Real Estate Australian National Teams, which will contest the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Towards Zero Race Melbourne and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in the new year.
 
In early 2018, KordaMentha Real Estate sponsored both the inaugural women’s race and the men’s race in the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, now in its 66th edition.

We are proud to be returning again in 2019 to sponsor a new batch of cycling stars in Australia’s oldest professional stage race.
 
KordaMentha Real Estate is also thrilled to once again be a sponsor of both the Men’s Elite Australian team and the Women’s Elite Australian team for the 2019 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
 
The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, which includes Race Melbourne, will be held from January 24 to 27, while the Jayco Herald Sun Tour runs from January 30 to February 3. The final selections for the KordaMentha Real Estate Australian National teams will be announced following the FedUni Road Nationals in Ballarat on January 4.
 
Managing partner of KordaMentha Real Estate, Berrick Wilson, congratulated the early selections and said each rider should be proud of their place on the team.
 
“Cycling at the elite level is a sport that demands dedication, resilience and teamwork under intense pressure,” Berrick said.
 
“These are the kind of attributes we value in the workplace and often lead to success in life. To win at the elite level you need more than just a talented team.
 
“You need clear strategy, defined roles within the team, strong leadership, mental toughness and an instinct for opportunity.
 
“I’ve noticed that winning teams often have an uncanny knack of being able to identify and make the most of their opportunities before them, as we saw with Brodie Chapman’s win in the women’s race of the Herald Sun Tour last year.
 
“Most of all, winning teams seem to realise they are greater than the sum of their parts and this often enables them to propel their leader onto victory.”
 
KordaMentha Real Estate has a long history of supporting and sponsoring corporate cycling and charity rides.  Berrick is the co-founder of Chain Reaction, an endurance race for executives that has so far raised $25 million for sick children’s charities.
 
The confirmed selections, as announced by Cycling Australia, so far include:
 

Men

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race:

Nathan Elliott (Inform-MAKE)
Carter Turnbull (Inform-MAKE)


Race Melbourne:

Nathan Elliott (Inform-MAKE)
Carter Turnbull (Inform-MAKE)
Tom McFarlane (Inform-MAKE)
 

Herald Sun Tour:

Complete team to be announced following FedUni Road Nationals (January 4-8)
 

Women

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Rachel Neylan (Road Captain) (SA)
Sarah Gigante (VIC)
Georgie Whitehouse (NSW)
Herald Sun Tour
Emily Roper (Road Captain) (QLD)
Anya Louw (TAS)
Ruby Roseman-Gannon (VIC)
Georgie Whitehouse (NSW)
Jessica Pratt (QLD)