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Bannan pleased, cautious after track success

Gold medals for Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch

Gold medals for Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch
(Image credit: Gerry McManus)

Cycling Australia's Shayne Bannan says while he's pleased with the nation's medal haul at the weekend's UCI Track World Championships, they're not getting carried away with the performance. Bannan believes there's still much work to be done before next year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India and, importantly, the 2012 London Olympic Games.

"Overall there is still a lot of work to do and we're not getting carried away because we realise that to be competitive in London we really need to progress each year so that's the aim," Bannan told "[We] certainly didn't expect it [medal haul] and we, like a few of the other top nations, are concentrating on development and the emerging athlete as we lead into London.

"So we're really pleased with what's happened here but there's still a lot of work to do to repeat the results of Athens," he added.

Amongst Australia's 10 medal haul from the track event in Poland were four gold medals. The result is in stark contrast to last year's performance at the Beijing Olympic Games, where Anna Meares claimed the nation's only track cycling medal with a second placed finish in the women's sprint.