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Kersten wins -again

Kersten at the Aust track nationals.

Kersten at the Aust track nationals. (Image credit: John Veage)

Sydney track cyclist Ben Kersten, who won four Australian national track cycling championship gold medals in Adelaide earlier this month, has continued his winning streak with his third victory in the Clarence St Cyclery Cup at the Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney on Saturday night, February 25.

Riding from scratch and conceeding up to 180 metres to the limit riders in the handicap event, Kersten caught the 24 rider field with a lap to go and produced his trademark finishing burst to overtake the field and win a six-rider sprint for the line, with Grant Law and Grant Frazier (140m) taking second and third.

Earlier in the program, Kersten out-sprinted a world-class field in the Keirin which included Jan Van Eiden (Germany) and Alex Rassmussen (Denmark).

The Sydney-based rider, under the guidance of NSWIS head cycling coach Gary Sutton, now has his eyes firmly fixed on gold at the Commonwealth Games.

(Full report and results to follow.)

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