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Scottish team to ride Bendigo

By:
Jeff Jones and John Stevenson
Published:
January 30, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:00 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for January 30, 2006

As part of their preparation for the Commonwealth Games, Scottish national team riders Evan Oliphant...

As part of their preparation for the Commonwealth Games, Scottish national team riders Evan Oliphant and James McCallum will take part in the Bendigo Madison carnival in Victoria, Australia, March 10-12.

Oliphant and McCallum will race all three days of the carnival which kicks off Friday March 10 with the Retireinvest City Centre Criterium. Two days of track racing follow, culminating in the prestigious McCaig Daikin Airconditioning Madison on Sunday March 12.

Oliphant, the Scottish road champion, and McCallum, the Scottish pursuit champion, will be a fancied team in the tough 200 lap event. Their aggressive style of racing, in pursuit of taking laps, should make them a crowd favourite.

The Scottish duo, believe the carnival is the perfect preparation for the Commonwealth Games. "Tough quality racing against the best riders in the world is going to be perfect for us in the Games lead up," said Oliphant. "We are as excited about this as we are about the Games" said McCallum.

For more information see www.madison.org.au.

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