Bayley at Sydney Thousand

Ryan Bayley, dual Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, arrived back in Australia this week after competing successfully in USA, Europe and Japan.

Bayley will open his Australian track season at the Sydney Thousand, Canterbury Velodrome, Tempe, on Sunday, October 29. In Japan, Bayley raced on 333m concrete tracks similar to Tempe: "I'm looking forward to racing the Thousand on the big straights of Tempe Velodrome," he told the organiser of the event this week.

Ben Kersten, meanwhile, is back on his bike following major surgery to remove scar tissue from his back in July. He is involved in extensive physio treatment under the supervision at the NSW Institute of Sport. Kersten is doing everything possible to be back on the track soon and race in the Sydney Thousand again, go one better than last year when he was runner-up by a centimetre's margin.

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