Welsh Cycling publish Athlete Nomination Policy for Gold Coast 2018

Welsh Cycling publish Athlete Nomination Policy for Gold Coast 2018

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Welsh Cycling has today published the Athlete Nomination Policy for Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018.

The nomination policy provides information on how Welsh Cycling will determine the riders to be put forward for nomination to Commonwealth Games Wales. The final decision for selection to the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 lies with Commonwealth Games Wales. Performances in key events from 28 October 2016 through to 10 December 2017 will be considered.

Matt Cosgrove, Performance Director for Welsh Cycling said: “Team Wales achieved its best results ever at a Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, with Welsh cyclists bringing home 5 medals across road, track and para-cycling events.

The Athlete Nomination Policy will help us to put forward the most competitive athletes to Commonwealth Games Wales for selection to the Games, to give Team Wales the greatest chance of medal success on the Gold Coast.”


The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games take place 4-15 April 2018 in Queensland, Australia. Events will predominantly take place on the Gold Coast, with Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns also playing host to a selection of competitions.

In Glasgow 2014, Welsh cyclists brought home 5 Commonwealth medals. Matt Ellis and Ieuan Williams took bronze in the Men’s Tandem B2 1000m Time Trial, with Elinor Barker collecting bronze in the Scratch race and silver in the Points race inside the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

On the road, Geraint Thomas returned from the Tour de France to win a bronze in the Time Trial and finished Glasgow 2014 with a memorable gold in the Road Race.

The Welsh Cycling Athlete Nomination Policy for Gold Coast 2018 is available to download below, alongside other significant documents issued by Gold Coast 2018 and Commonwealth Games Wales.

Welsh Cycling Gold Coast 2018 Athlete Nomination Policy

Gold Coast 2018 Para Cycling Criteria

Welsh Cycling Gold Coast 2018 Appeals Procedure

Team Wales Commonwealth Games Selection Handbook for Gold Coast 2018