More international riders for Tasmanian carnivals

Four members of the Scottish endurance track cycling team have signed on for the Tasmanian Christmas carnivals, and will arrive in time for the Rosebery Carnival on December 17. They'll stay and compete in Tasmania until the Hobart Carnival on January 8.

Evan Oliphant, who rides for the road team and recently won the criterium stage of the Sun Tour in Victoria will be making the trip, along with James McCallum, Scottish pursuit and scratch race champion, Kate Cullen, silver medallist in the British points championship and Katrina Hair, British scratch race champion. All riders are expected to represent Scotland at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

The Sports Carnivals Association of Tasmania (SCAT) has also signed Isle of Man cyclist Mark Kelly. Kelly has won 21 medals in British championships and will represent the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games. In 2005 Kelly won the British national 15km scratch event.

The Association is also negotiating with some English riders hopeful of riding at the Commonwealth Games who are expected to race at the Carnivals, which are starting to look like a 'mini Commonwealth Games' with Canadian, Scottish, New Zealand and Isle of Man cyclists having now agreed to ride.

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