New South Wales’ Camden Advertiser reports that Travis Smedley, a 13 year old from the Central Coast, who grew up in Campbelltown, won two gold medals and one silver in the Australian Junior Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.
His best performance came in the 500 metres time trial in the under 15 men’s category, in which he set an Australian record and was the only rider to average more than 50kmh.Travis crossed the line in 35.847 seconds to break Queensland’s Jesse Kerrison’s 2008 record of 35.908s.
Smedley’s many cycling accolades include an invitation to join the NSW Institute of Sport’s Emerging Talent programme.
The 2010 Australian Junior Track Championships consisted of three days of competition by the future stars of Australian cycling from the 18th to the 20th of March at Melbourne’s DISC Velodrome..
In championships awards, Tasmania’s Macey Stewart was named Champion of Champions after winning two gold and two silver medals.
Victoria was awarded Ray godkin Shield for Champion State after finishing well clear on the medal tally with ten gold, six silver and four bronze for a total of medals.