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Bronzed Roulston aiming for more Beijing glory

New Zealand upset Australia

New Zealand upset Australia (Image credit: Casey Gibson)

New Zealand's Hayden Roulston is hoping to claim his nation's third Olympic Games cycling medal for 2008 in this evening's Madison ride with Greg Henderson. Roulston knocked-out his Australian rivals, along with team-mates Sam Bewley, Marc Ryan and Jesse Sergent, in last night's 4000 metre team pursuit bronze medal race.

"I'm not finished yet," Roulston told "Hendy wants to redeem himself [for his 10th place in the points race on Saturday] so combining those two and I think we've got a pretty good team."

New Zealand crushed the once formidable Australian squad, which featured Jack Bobridge, Graeme Brown, Mark Jamieson and Luke Roberts, in the bronze medal ride-off. Great Britain conquered Denmark in the ride for gold,

"To walk away with two medals so far - I'm absolutely ecstatic," he said. "On any given day we've got six riders who are world class. We're like a family. There are no egos and it's very level and everyone gets on great, so it's fantastic."

The Kiwi's crushing victory over Australia is a good sign for the future of New Zealand's track cycling squad, said Roulston.

"Those guys are so young they don't even realise what they're doing right now," said Roulston. "It's quite phenomenal really to be riding 3.57 and one of the guys is 20."