Cure to headline at world track titles
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
TASMANIAN Amy Cure and four fellow world champions will headlineAustralia’s track team for the UCI world championships to be held in Paris next week.
The 20-rider team, which features five debutants, is highlighted byreigning champions Cure, Alexander Edmondson (SA),ten-time world championAnna Meares (SA)and three-time world championsJack Bobridge (SA)and Glenn O’Shea (SA).
Cure, 22, of West Pine, claimed the points race world title among three medals at last year’s championships in Colombia and features among afive-member women’s endurance squad which also includes seven-time world championship medallistAnnette Edmondson (SA).
They are joined by four-time world championship medallistMelissa Hoskins (WA)who broke through for her maiden individual national title in the points race in Melbourne last week, plus 2010 team pursuit world championAshlee Ankudinoff (NSW).
The quartet broke the Australian team pursuit record at a staged attempt in Melbourne a week ago and will be looking to end Great Britain’s four-year reign in the event.
Rebecca Wiasak (ACT)is set to make her debut, with the Canberran having contested six straight world cups over the past two years, the only Australian to do so.
Cure is expected to defend her points race title but will also be havily involved in both individual and team pursuit races.
Cycling Australia’s national performance director and former Tasmanian Institute of Sport cycling coachKevin Tabotta said it hasbeen exciting to watch the competition for spots leading into the final selection for this Australian team.
“It demonstrates the great depth and quality of talent in our team for Paris, and gives encouraging signs for the future of Australian track cycling,” he said.
“This team represents the core of the athlete pool vying for the limited spots available for the Rio Olympics team in 2016.
“After these Worlds, there will be just three world cups and one world championships for all athletes to qualify and stake a claim for selection.
Australian Team: endurance men,Jack BOBRIDGE(25, SA),Luke DAVISON(24, SA),Glenn O’SHEA (25, SA),Miles SCOTSON(21, SA),Scott LAW(24, NSW),Mitchell MULHERN(24, QLD); endurance women,Amy CURE(22, TAS),Annette EDMONDSON(22, SA),Melissa HOSKINS(23, WA),Ashlee ANKUDINOFF(24, NSW),Rebecca WIASAK(30, ACT).Sprint men,Matthew GLAETZER(22, SA),Nathan HART(21, ACT),Peter LEWIS(25, NSW),Shane PERKINS(27, VIC),Jacob SCHMID(21, VIC); sprint women,Anna MEARES (31, SA),Stephanie MORTON (24, SA),Kaarle McCULLOCH(26, NSW).
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