Sell-out crowd for Sid Patterson Grand Prix

Held in honour of the esteemed cyclist Sid Patterson, one of Australia's best-ever cyclists, the Sid...

Held in honour of the esteemed cyclist Sid Patterson, one of Australia's best-ever cyclists, the Sid Patterson Grand Prix has attracted 100 of Australia's best cyclists, which shall be held this Saturday, March 26, at the Darebin International Sports Complex (DISC) in Melbourne.

One of the premier events on the National Cycling Calendar, a number of high class events will be contested along with the Sid Patterson Grand Prix Wheelrace final, which includes the Omnium Series between recently crowned Australian champion Joel Leonard and junior world championship medallist and multiple Australian champion Daniel Thorsen. Leonard and Thorsen will compete in a three round series consisting of a motorpace, a sprint and a flying lap to establish an omnium champion.

A number of riders have the opportunity to finalise their standings at the top of the National Series classifications on Saturday night as they chase the prestige of becoming national track series champion. Joel Leonard is looking to wrest the men's sprint classification from Olympian Ben Kersten and Peter Fitzpatrick is looking to sew up the men's handicap category whilst in the women, Jessica Berry has the chance to leap up to third in the women's endurance and may also move into second in the handicap classification. Former Junior World Champion Rahna Demarte, who is on a successful comeback trail, also has the chance to move to third in the women's handicap ranking.

Tickets are available through CycleSport Victoria on (03) 8480 3000 or at the door on the night. All seating tickets have sold out and only standing room tickets are still available at a cost of $10. For further information regarding this event please contact Adam Murchie (0412 879 871 or amurchie@cyclistsinternational.com.au).

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