• Home
  • News
  • Australia's track cyclists continue winning form

Australia's track cyclists continue winning form

19 August 2006

Dual Olympic and Commonwealth Games Champion, Ryan Bayley (WA), has claimed the 'Fastest Man on Wheels' title at the Leigh Valley Velodrome in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.

Bayley defeated American Gideon Massie in two straight rides with team mate Shane Perkins (VIC) posting another solid performance to claim bronze in two straight heats from Canadian Travis Smith.

In the quarter finals Massie caused the upset of the meet when he defeated fastest qualifier Mark French (VIC).

In the women's sprint, as was the case in Los Angeles last week, Queensland pair Anna Meares and Chloe McPherson again went head to head in the final.

"It was a strongly contested final between the two with some excellent tactical riding and very uncompromising racing," said Australian Coach, Martin Barras.

"Chloe really took it to Anna but her experience won the day in two straight heats."

To cap off the night's racing Meares won the scratch race while in the teams sprint the Australian trio of Perkins, French and Bayley downed the American national team with Canada third.

The squad now heads to Germany where they will be joined by junior riders Daniel Ellis (ACT) and Scott Sunderland (WA).

The pair recently contested the World Junior Championships in Belgium where Sunderland scored gold in the kilometre time trial and silver in the sprint, while Ellis claimed bronze in the sprint and both riders were in the Australian trio that won silver in the teams sprint.

The next race for the squad will be the Cottbus International on Friday August 25th.

Cycling Australia

Related News

Tim Cahill hangs up green and gold boots

Tim Cahill hangs up green and gold boots

17 July 2018

After representing Australia at the highest level for almost 15 years, one of the nation’s greatest footballers has called time on his International football career.

Hockeyroos arrive in London ahead of 2018 World Cup

Hockeyroos arrive in London ahead of 2018 World Cup

17 July 2018

The Hockeyroos have arrived in London ahead of the 2018 World Cup which starts next week, with the side targeting their third ever global title.

Gilmore wins J-Bay Championship and World No.1 ranking

Gilmore wins J-Bay Championship and World No.1 ranking

16 July 2018

After more than six hours of competition, Australian surfing icon Stephanie Gilmore took back the Leaders Jersey from previous champion, Lakey Peterson at the J-Bay World Surf League Championships in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

Related Sports

Cycling - Track

Cycling - Track

Related Olympians

Ryan Bayley
Ryan Bayley

Ryan Bayley