A week after their November 27 show-down at the Sydney Thousand, world sprint champion Rene Wolff (Germany) and Olympic champion Ryan Bayley (Australia) will face off again at the Melbourne Cup on Wheels at Vodafone Arena, Melbourne on Saturday December 3, 2005.
Also competing in the sprint events are Wolff's compatriot, Matthias John and Australia's World Cup and Austral winner, Ben Kersten. Kersten will also attempt back to back Melbourne Cup on Wheels victories.
The world's best sprint cyclists and the cream of Australia's track riders will go head to head in the Melbourne Cup on Wheels and other feature events on the program at the venue which will be the centrepiece of track cycling for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The Melbourne Cup on Wheels is the first event in the Cyclists International Track Cycling series for 2005/06, which comprises:
Saturday, December 3, 2005: The Melbourne Cup on Wheels, Vodafone Arena, 7:00 pm.
Saturday, January 21, 2006: The Sid Patterson Grand Prix, DISC, Darebin, 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2006: The 108th Austral Wheel Race, Vodafone Arena, 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 21, 2006: The Australian Madison Championship, DISC, 7:00 pm
Tickets for events at Vodafone Arena can be obtained from Ticketek, tel 132 849 and for events at DISC from CycleSport Victoria, tel 03 8480 3000.