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Top track sprinters prepare for Melbourne, but day jobs interfere with roadies' participation

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers (Image credit: Stephen Hodge)

Rogers okay with T-Mobile's call on Comm Games

By Gerard Knapp

Given the domination of 'Commonwealth' nations on the velodrome in Athens last year, next year's Comm Games in Melbourne (March 15-26, 2006) should be extremely competitive, with world-class times expected to be the norm for any medals.

From Scotland's Chris Hoy through to Australia's Anna Meares, reigning world record holders and Olympic gold medalists will be featured in many events.

But the somewhat lower international profile of the Commonwealth Games - compared to the Olympics - means that Australia's 'A team' will not line up for the teams pursuit, and other stars of the road with track pedigrees, like Stuart O'Grady, will be 'working' their day jobs.

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