Brisbane will once again host the country’s best track cyclists, as they descend upon the Anna Meares Velodrome for Cycling Australia’s Track National Championships.
Masters riders will kick off proceedings as they take to the boards from 12-15 March, with the Championships also marking the start of the month-long Brisbane Cycling Festival.
The four-day event that is the Masters Track National Championships will see 29 individual champions return to defend their crowns.
Amongst the returning champions are four-time 2019 gold medalists in the Masters Men and Women 7 categories, Gary Mandy (Illawarra Cycle Club) and Lise Benjamin (Bicisport).
Mandy set three World Best times in the Masters Men 7 Time Trial, Individual Pursuit and 200m Sprint qualifier last year on his way claiming gold in the same events. Mandy also reached the top step of the podium in the Scratch Race.
The Masters 2 Men riders will also have their work cut out for them, as three-time 2019 gold medalist Brad Norton (Shepparton Cycling Club) is set to defend his Time Trial, Individual Pursuit, and Points Race titles.
Emma Jackson (Castlemaine Cycling Club) took out three gold medals at last year’s Track National Championships and is returning to give the Masters 1 Women a healthy dose of competition. She also took gold in the Fixed Gear Crit at Road Nationals in January and is known for her bike handling skills.
Meanwhile, the Masters 6 Women will be eyeing off the reigning Scratch and Points Race champion, Tess Martin-Wallace (Sunshine Coast Cycling Club). Martin-Wallace competed at Track Nationals for the first time last year, now with more experience under her belt in addition to the unwavering support from her daughter, rising star Alex Martin-Wallace, she will definitely be a rider to look out for.
You can catch all the action at the iconic Anna Meares Velodrome, located at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane.
Tickets are available at the door on arrival for $10.