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Sydney Thousand entries extended

Local Aussie riders will get more time to sign up to rub shoulders with the world's best cyclists. The entry deadline for the Sydney Thousand, the first major track cycling event for the season, has been extended by one week to Sunday October 22. As in past years, the world's best will compete at the top level including Ryan Bayley, Mark French, Joel Leonard, Josiah Ng from Malayasia and Australia's greatest Tour De France rider Robbie McEwen in his only velodrome appearance in Australia.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.