With Cross Season in full swing in the northern hemisphere, the Aussie member of the team Jono Coulter returned home to Australia for a short rest and then a tough Summer of Criterium Racing. First up was the Noosa International Criterium, won by Robbie McEwen (Silence Lotto) from Henk Vogels (Toyota United)and Jonathan Cantwell (Jittery Joes). Jono suffered on the double hot dog circuit after only a week on the bike and did not contest the finale.
Big prizemoney was on offer the following weekend at the Fusion Criterium at Nundah, and Jono was able to surf the team trains in the final laps for a 7 th place finish. Two U23 riders upstaged the more fancy Pro riders with Kyle Bateson from USM beating Peter Thompson from Fusion. Finally at the SALT International Criterium, Jono was involved in the bunch sprint for 1st with Robbie McEwen (Silence Lotto) beating Jonathan Cantwell (Jittery Joes) and Mark ledgerwood (Virgin Blue) to end the race in 14th.