The Australian "Cyclones" will leave the country on Thursday, bound for Los Angeles where they will contest the 2005 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. The team members were presented at a function in Adelaide on Wednesday with their Australian Cyclones' jerseys, and Shane Kelly (33) was announced as Team Captain. Kelly, a four time World Champion, was selected for his first senior World Championships team in 1990 and since then has won gold for Australia at two Commonwealth Games, contested four Olympic Games and raced on the green and gold at 12 World Championships.
The 14 member team to contest the World Championships includes a mix of experience and youth with four riders, Sean Finning, Matthew Goss, Miles Olman and Chris Sutton, making their senior World Track Championships debut. All four have claimed medals at junior World Championships level with Goss, Olman and Sutton all past junior World Champions. They will join the likes of Olympic and World Champions, Anna Meares and Olympic medallists Shane Kelly, Katie Mactier and Stephen Wooldridge.
The 2005 World Championships will be staged at the ADT Event Centre in Los Angeles from March 24-27.
Jobie Dajka - 11.12.1981 (Paralowrie - SA)
Sean Finning - 22.01.1985 (Castlemaine - Vic)
Matthew Goss - 05.11.1986 (Prospect, Tas)
Ashley Hutchinson - 09.05.1979 (Hawthorne - Qld)
Mark Jamieson - 04.05.1984 (Acacia Hills - Tas)
Shane Kelly - 07.01.1972 (Ararat - Vic)
Ben Kersten - 21.09.1981 (Kiama - NSW)
Miles Olman - 23.02.1986 (North Rockhampton, Qld)
Chris Sutton - 10.09.1984 (Sylvania - NSW)
Stephen Wooldridge - 17.10.1977 (Abottsford - NSW)
Kate Bates - 18.05.1982 (Old Toongabbie - NSW)
Katie Mactier - 23.02.1975 (St Kilda - Vic)
Anna Meares - 21.09.1983 (Gracemere, Qld)
Kerrie Meares - 04.09.1982 (Gracemere, Qld)