70th Melbourne Cup on Wheels

This Saturday night is the staging of the opening handicap classic of the season, the 70th Melbourne Cup on Wheels, and numerous finals of the 2007 Oceania Championships which is also being held in Melbourne this weekend. Riders from all across Australian and New Zealand are slated to challenge the local Victorian boys, with many Oceania riders also choosing to compete in the prestigious handicap, promoted by Cyclists International.

2005 Champion Leigh Howard (Geelong CC), fresh off his win in the Doherty Tour last weekend, is back to defend his title, and is joined on scratch with Stephen Rossendell (TAS) in Heat 5. This heat also features four riders who just competed at the Sydney World Cup, Joel Leonard (Footscray CC), Shane Perkins (Carnegie Caulfield CC), Cameron Meyer (WA) and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sean Finning (Castlemaine CC).

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