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Fly V Australia hopes for success in Philadelphia

By:
Kirsten Robbins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Published:
June 07, 2009, 17:08 BST,
Updated:
June 08, 2009, 23:11 BST

Aussie sprinters can go the distance

Sprint duo Jonathan Cantwell and Bernard Sulzberger are planning on flying the colors of Fly V Australia on the podium at the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championships held on Sunday. The squad will have the experience of past winner Henk Vogels to help achieve their goals.

"My legs are feeling really good this week and I'm looking forward to tomorrow," said Sulzberger, Australian national criterium champion. "Criteriums suit me, but I'm also good on mountainous terrain and long races so this will really suit me tomorrow."

As Directeur Sportif, Vogels will head the squad that includes Cantwell and Sulzberger along with Charles Dionne, Ben Day, Curtis Gunn, Allessandro Bazzanna, David Kemp and Scott Davis. "I attacked the crap out of the field, seven times, before I got away on the last lap and that's how I won," said Vogels, 2000 champion. "I expect if it doesn't come down to a field sprint then that's how a solo move will go this year."

The team recently completed a successful Tulsa Tough weekend. Both sprinters Cantwell and Sulzberger placed on the podium in two events. "The team that we have here is the best one that we could put on the playing ground," Cantwell said. "We've definitely had the training for this with some great training camps and some racing down in Tulsa last weekend. I think if a sprinter wants to win this race, they need to have the depth and have put in the miles for a race like this."

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