Three-time world champion Kaarle McCulloch (NSW), who won silver on this track at the 2012 World Championships with Anna Meares, claimed her first team sprint national crown in seven years.
In the afternoon qualifying, McCulloch posted the fastest time with Sophie Knox, and with Selina Ho replacing Knox in for the final, the pair defeated the Victorian duo of Caitlin Ward and Madison Janssen.
“To be able to do this tonight with two different teammates is really promising for sprint cycling in New South Wales,” said McCulloch. “I’m really proud of Selina Ho and Sophie Knox. I’m also really proud of myself as I’ve had a couple of hard races today.
“Nothing beats having the green and gold jersey of an Australian champion, I’ve been wanting this one for quite some time. This is the event I have been explicitly training for with Tokyo in sight, so to have that on our backs and see it go to some new young girls also is fantastic.”
In the men’s, dual 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Jacob Schmid, Conor Rowley, and Tylah Meunier guided Victoria to its first team sprint national crown in nine years. The trio took an exciting last lap win over ACT.