World Record: Australian Cycling Team eye World Record

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 12/14/2019 12:47:37 PM

Aworld record is in Australia's sights at track cycling World Cup round in Brisbane after the national men's team pursuit outfit vowed to make a statement ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. An 18-strong Australian team boasting 10 reigning world champions appeared to be on the back foot after being upstaged by hosts New Zealand at last weekend's Cup round. Both countries finished the Cambridge meet with eight medals but New Zealand comfortably topped the table with five gold compared to Australia's sole win. Georgia Baker and Alexandra Manly's impressive victory in the women's madison. But Australian cycling star Sam Welsford believed the stage was set at Brisbane for the hosts to not only threaten their rivals but also the record books. Welsford said hot conditions predicted for the three-day Brisbane meet starting on Friday augured well for fast times and kept his fingers crossed his team pursuit outfit would break their own world record on the opening night. "This round is one we targeted a long time ago to go fast at," said reigning scratch and team pursuit world champion


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