Australian long team for Track World's

Cycling Australia has named its national squad from which the Cyclones team to contest the 2006 Track Cycling World Championships will be selected. The Championships are being staged in Bordeaux, France, from April 13 to 16, and the final team will be named after the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games.

"At the time originally scheduled for naming the team (7 March 2006) the National Track Squad will be announced from which the world championship team shall be selected," said Cycling Australia in a statement. "However, the final naming of the selected team will be postponed for two weeks to enable consideration by selectors of the form of athletes in the Commonwealth Games track competition. The same period of time thereafter will be allowed for an appeal process for non-selected athletes."

The team size is also subject to UCI allocated quotas governing the number of cyclists Australia has qualified for each event. The UCI has not yet released the final quotas.

The team

Sprint group

Ryan Bayley (WA 09.03.1982)
Shane Kelly (VIC 07.01.1972)
Ben Kersten (NSW 21.09.1981)
Joel Leonard (VIC 22.07.1981)
Anna Meares (QLD 21.09.1983)
Kerrie Meares (QLD 04.09.1982)
Shane Perkins (VIC 30.12.1985)

Endurance group

Katherine Bates (NSW 18.05.1982)
Simon Clarke (VIC 18.07.1986)
Peter Dawson (WA 04.02.1982)
Sean Finning (VIC 22.01.1985)
Rochelle Gilmore (NSW 14.12.1981)
Matthew Goss (TAS 05.11.1986)
Ashley Hutchinson (QLD 09.05.1979)
Mark Jamieson (TAS 04.05.1984)
Katie Mactier (VIC 23.03.1975)
Miles Olman (QLD 23.02.1986)
Stephen Wooldridge (NSW 17.10.1977)

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