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Champion field for NSW keirin champ's

By:
Anthony Tan
Published:
December 14, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:39 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for December 14, 2006

With a host of Olympic and Commonwealth Games champions, rarely has such a line-up contested both...

With a host of Olympic and Commonwealth Games champions, rarely has such a line-up contested both the men's and women's New South Wales' keirin championships, to be held this Saturday night, December 16, at the Dunc Gray Velodrome.

It will make the NSW keirin championship one of the most exciting in years, with Olympic champion Ryan Bayley, Commonwealth Games silver medalist Travis Smith and Commonwealth Games finalist Ben Kersten fighting it out for the title of NSW champion.

The women's keirin final will be just as fierce, with Olympic gold medallist and world record holder Anna Meares fighting for the NSW title against sister Kerrie Meares, junior world's medallist Kaarle McCulloch, Kate Bates and Rochelle Gilmore.

Canadian Commonwealth Games representatives and medallist Travis Smith and Cam McKinnon will also be there, with all riders down to compete in the prestigious Bankstown Sports Wheelrace. Anna Meares and Bayley both said they love coming to Sydney and competing in the Bankstown Wheelrace which they have supported for many years, and they look forward to a great night's racing in Sydney.

For Meares and Bayley, this will be their last chance to have some strong racing in Sydney prior to the Australian championships in February 2007, to be held at the same venue.

Gates open at 5.30 pm with racing starting at 6.30 pm.

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