Australia's top sprinters and Olympic sprint hopefuls will clash in a series of high-speed events at the Adelaide SuperDrome for The Advertiser Super-Drome Challenge #2 on the evening of January 5. Ryan Bayley, Anna Meares, Ben Kersten and Shane Kelly are among those expected to compete.
Referring to the Olympic hopefuls attending the Challenge, organizer Mike Turtur said to the Adelaide Advertiser, "They need to race under the conditions with a good crowd to get the feeling and get the hunger. They need that bit of a nervous feeling about performing and also about winning."
Following Saturday night's battle, the Olympic contenders will soon head to Los Angeles and Copenhagen for the next track World Cups. "I reckon the (Australian) selectors will pick the Olympic team after the World Championships in March," he said. "I think we're going to be a strong team at Beijing."