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Super-drome to host international track series

Super-drome to host international track series

The state’s best riders will take on some of the world’s fastest in Adelaide from July 10 as they battle to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

The five-day International Track Series, held the Super-drome at Gepps Cross, will see international riders compete from New Zealand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Japan.

They will compete with renowned local riders, including Olympic gold medallist Anna Meares and current world team sprint champion Shane Perkins, in events such omnium, sprint and keirin stand-alone.

Office of Recreation and Sport Executive Director Paul Anderson said the event, the first to offer UCI (International Cycling Union) points for three separate events at one time, reinforces South Australia’s reputation in providing first-class facilities.

“The Super-Drome is recognised as a world class velodrome – it’s headquarters for the Australian Institute of Sport’s Track Cycling Program and is used by visiting international teams as a training base," he said.

South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) athletes hoping to make headlines include London Olympians Alex Edmonson, Matthew Glaetzer and Paralympian gold medallist Stephanie Morton (tandem pilot).

The event is the start of the qualifying process for the upcoming World Cup and World Championship events for Australia and and ultimately the 2016 Rio Olympics.

For more information on “It’s Adelaide” visit the Cycling Australia website.

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