Sydney rider Ben Kersten, whose pet event, the Kilo TT, has been scrapped for the next Olympic Games in Beijing, has been in training for next month's Sydney Thousand track carnival at the Dunc Gray Velodrome.
The 24 year-old from Kiama has split from the A.I.S. training squad in Adelaide and is now doing all his training in Sydney under the guidance of NSWIS Head Coach Garry Sutton. In motor-paced training this week he recorded the fastest speed ever recorded at the velodrome - 75km/h - and believes he has gone from strength to strength since relocating from Adelaide to Sydney.
Keep checking Cyclingnews in the coming days for a full interview with Kersten and Sutton as they prepare for this summer's track carnivals and next year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.