Australia’s track cyclists will continue their push towards the Rio 2016 Olympic Games next month at the opening round of the 2014/15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.

by Cycling Australia

Cycling Australia has named a 16-rider team to contest the event from 7-9 November, the first in a three-round Series that carries crucial qualification points for the World Championships, and 2016 Games.

Five of Australia’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallists will line up including Anna Meares, Matthew Glaetzer, Annette Edmondson, Glenn O’Shea and Steph Morton.

Olympians Daniel Ellis and Kaarle McCulloch continue their comebacks, while 2014 junior track world champions Daniel Fitter and Sam Welsford will make their debut in the senior ranks.

It has been an early start to the 2014/15 track season for Australia’s cyclists with UCI events in New Zealand and the Oceania Championships in Adelaide kick starting the summer.

“We have started the season very strongly with a number of strong performances and encouraging results,” said Kevin Tabotta, National Performance Director of Cycling Australia.

“The Track World Cup Series is the next, very important, step towards next year’s World Championships in France, and for Rio 2016.

“The team for the opening round of the Series has a great blend of experience through some of our world and Commonwealth champions in Meares and Glaetzer.

“What is also exciting is the number of junior world champions who have progressed to the elite ranks this year who will have the opportunity to experience world class track cycling during this Series,” Tabotta added.

Endurance Men

Glenn O’SHEA
Sam WELSFORD
Tirian McMANUS
Daniel FITTER
Miles SCOTSON

Endurance Women
Annette EDMONDSON
Georgia BAKER
Elissa WUNDERSITZ
Rebecca WIASAK

Sprint Men
Matthew GLAETZER
Peter LEWIS
Jacob SCHMID
Daniel ELLIS

Sprint Women
Anna MEARES OAM
Stephanie MORTON
Kaarle McCULLOCH

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