Posts Tagged ‘Australian Track Cycling Championships’
Sprint stars Kaarle McCulloch (NSW) and Mark French (VIC) both claimed their second gold medals of the week on day five of the Australian Track Cycling Championships at Sydney’s Dunc Gray Velodrome while Commonwealth Games Champion, Sean Finning, delivered a lesson in tactics in the men’s points race.
Hot on the wheels of yesterday’s individual sprint win Mark French teamed up with Shane Kelly and Shane Perkins to win gold for Victoria in the team sprint battle with West Australia. The southern state trio qualified fastest in an Australian Championship best time (44.772sec) to go into the final for gold as favourities against Ryan Bayley, Jason Holloway and Scott Sunderland. Continue Reading »
Former Olympic short track speed skater, Emily Rosemond, tonight posted a world class time to anchor Queensland to the gold medal in the women’s team sprint at the Australian Track Cycling Championships at Sydney’s Dunc Gray Velodrome.
Rosemond, 21, rode second wheel behind Kerrie Meares, who has won gold in the event every year since it’s introduction in 2002. On four of those occasions she was teamed with her sister Anna. But with Anna sidelined due to injuries sustained in a crash at the recent Los Angeles World Cup, Rosemond stepped up for her first Australian Championships event and posted two sub-15 second rides to ensure Queensland’s unbroken run of team sprint success.
Rosemond’s lap times are comparable to those ridden by the top five second wheel riders at last year’s World Championships and mark her as a cyclist to watch. Continue Reading »