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WUNDERSITZ NAMED IN OPENING ROUND OF 2013/14 TRACK WORLD CUP TEAM

Cycling Australia is pleased to announce selections for the opening round of the 2013/14 UCI Track World Cup series to be held at the British National Cycling Centre in Manchester from November 1-3.

17 riders have been selected across two teams – the Australian National (14 – sprint and endurance) and Jayco-AIS (3 – sprint) – providing Australia a greater opportunity to secure important UCI qualification points.

The team is headlined by six of Australia’s 2012 London Olympians including gold medallist Anna Meares (Jayco-AIS) and bronze medallists Shane Perkins (Jayco-AIS), Annette Edmondson (National Team) and Kaarle McCulloch (National Team).

Joining Perkins in the men’s sprint events will be fellow Olympian Matthew Glaetzer (National Team), dual 2013 national champion Mitchell Bullen (National Team), plus 2008 Beijing Olympian Daniel Ellis (National Team) who makes his return to international track cycling after several years off the bike.

Reigning team pursuit world champion Alexander Edmondson (National Team), triple reigning national champion Stephanie Morton (National team) and 2013 team pursuit junior world champion Joshua Harrison (National Team) have also been named.

Teams

Australian National Team

Men

  • Mitchell Bullen (NSW)
  • Luke Davison (SA)
  • Alexander Edmondson (SA)
  • Daniel Ellis (ACT)
  • Matthew Glaetzer (SA)
  • Joshua Harrison (SA)
  • Mitchell Mulhern (QLD)
  • Miles Scotson (SA)

Women

  • Georgia Baker (TAS)
  • Annette Edmondson (SA)
  • Kaarle McCulloch (NSW)
  • Stephanie Morton (SA)
  • Rebecca Wiasak (ACT)
  • Elissa Wundersitz (WA)

Jayco-AIS

Men

  • Peter Lewis (NSW)
  • Shane Perkins (VIC)

Women

  • Anna Meares (SA)

About the UCI Track World Cup

The 2013/14 UCI Track World Cup series features the world’s best track cyclists competing across three rounds for points towards World Championships and Olympic Games qualification.

Manchester will host the first round of the 2013-14 series, followed by Aguascalientes (Mexico) with the third and final round to be confirmed shortly.

The 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships will be held in Cali (Colombia) in February.

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