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Carrigan thinking about track return

Australian Sara Carrigan's recent stint of track racing at the Australian championships was supposed to be a one-off, but after finding it's had beneficial effects on her road form, the Olympic champion is considering spending more time on the boards.

"A bit of that track intensity, it's lifted me more than I imagined," Carrigan told Roger Vaughn of AAP. "The thing is, I really enjoyed it too and that's the first part of it. If the possibility is there, I'd really like to do it again. Also, when I'm finished with all my road goals, I want to give it a real go."

Carrigan has been preparing for today's opening stage of the Geelong Women's Tour and Sunday's opening round of the women's World Cup, also in Geelong. These will be her first races with her new team, Van Bemmelen-AA Drink and she'll be joined by one of her rivals at the track nationals, Australian pursuit champion Kate Bates, as well as Bates' sister Natalie and Dutch rider Suzanne De Goede.

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