Sam Welsford Represents JML Racing At 2016 Cycling Australia Track National Championships
The four-day battle between Australia’s best track cyclists is underway in Adelaide with 120 cyclists battle for 32 national titles in the elite under 19 categories at the 2016 Cycling Australia Track National Championships.
Track endurance rider Sam Welsford (Western Australia) has signed with JML Racing Team for 2016.
Welsford claimed gold in the team pursuit at the Guadalajara World Cup in November 2014, before taking silver in the points and scratch races at the 2015 Subaru Cycling Australia Track National Championships in January.
2015 has seen Welsford claim the Oceania title in the omnium before claiming silver at the Australian Championships.
Australia’s Queen of the Track Anna Meares (SA) will line up in three of the four sprint events – the team sprint, sprint and keirin – in which she has won 20 of her 26 elite national titles.
In the men’s sprint, Matthew Glaetzer (SA), the world number one ranked men’s sprinter, will be looking to continue his dominance of the sprint on Australian soil.
In the endurance events, Annette Edmondson (SA) will sport the rainbow stripes of a world champion for the first time at a National Championships following her success in Paris last February. While in the men’s events, Wollongong’s five-time scratch national champion Scott Law (NSW) will line up five events.
Australia’s next crop of stars will be on show in the under 19 ranks, with dual junior world champion Kelland O’Brien (VIC) and defending sprint champion and junior world championship medallist Brooke Tucker (QLD) two to watch an exciting field.
Cameron Scott (NSW) has a super-man schedule on the cards with seven events in four days, while Perth’s rising talent Jade Haines (WA) makes her senior Nationals debut.
The full report can be read on the Cycling Australia website.