• Home
  • News
  • Three rainbows on offer on Day 1 in Hong Kong

Three rainbows on offer on Day 1 in Hong Kong

12 April 2017

TRACK CYCLING: Australia opens its 2017 Track Cylcing World Championships campaign with a rainbow jersey defense straight out of the gate in Wednesday afternoon's opening session in Hong Kong.

Check out how the Aussies are feeling about their upcoming events.

 

Reigning world champions Sam Welsford (WA) and Alex Porter (SA) will begin their title defense in the men's team pursuit with 2010 world champion Cameron Meyer (WA) and debutant Kelland O’Brien (VIC) at approx 430pm.

In the women's qualifying, 2015 world champions Ashlee Ankudinoff (NSW) and Amy Cure (TAS) will line up with dual reigning individual pursuit world champion Rebecca Wiasak (ACT) and debutant Alexandra Manly (SA) from 3pm local time.

The evening session, which begins from 7pm local time, will see Australia’s team sprint outfits take to the track.

In the men’s event, 2012 team sprint world champion Matthew Glaetzer (SA) will team with Nathan Hart (ACT) and Jacob Schmid (VIC), while a new look women’s combination will see three-time world champion Kaarle McCulloch (NSW) partner Rio Olympian Stephanie Morton (SA).

Teenage debutant Kristina Clonan (QLD) will open her elite campaign in the women’s scratch race final.

 

Day 1 - Wednesday 12 April

Events: 3 finals - men’s & women’s team sprint, women’s scratch; plus team pursuit qualifying. Schedule

Aussies in action: Ashlee Ankudinoff (NSW), Amy Cure (TAS), Rebecca Wiasak (ACT), Alexandra Manly (SA), Sam Welsford (WA), Alex Porter (SA), Cameron Meyer (WA), Kelland O’Brien (VIC), Matthew Glaetzer (SA), Nathan Hart (ACT), Jacob Schmid (VIC), Kaarle McCulloch (NSW), Stephanie Morton (SA).

Session 1 - 15:00 (17:00 AEST)
WOMEN’S Team Pursuit Qualifying
MEN’S Team Pursuit Qualifying

Session 2 - Starts 19:00 (21:00 AEST)
WOMEN’S Team Sprint Qualifying, 1st round, Finals
MEN’S Team Sprint Qualifying, 1st round, Finals
WOMEN’S Scratch Final
MEN’S Team Pursuit 1st round

You can watch the action live on Fox Sports from 8.50pm

20 events will be decided across five days of the Championships – sprint, team sprint, keirin, time trial, Madison, individual pursuit, team pursuit scratch, points race, omnium.

Cycling Australia

Related News

Skateboarding unites in Olympic push

Skateboarding unites in Olympic push

19 January 2018

Australia’s brightest skateboarding prospects are gathering in Melbourne for a historic launch of the ‘Skateboard 2020 Commission’ as the sport begins preparing for its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games

Aussie men set for 2018 Asian Handball Championships

Aussie men set for 2018 Asian Handball Championships

18 January 2018

2018 begins with an important event for Australian handball, as the men’s national team prepare to make their debut at the Asian Men’s Championship in January.

Pearson and Wright nominated for Laureus World Sport Award

Pearson and Wright nominated for Laureus World Sport Award

17 January 2018

Australian track star Sally Pearson has been nominated for a prestigious Laureus World Sport Award following her emotional gold medal win at the World Championships last year.