Australian Junior Track World Champs Team
Butler, Downing, Mullins, McCulloch included for Belgian-hosted Championships
Champion of Champions, Downing, from Nationals to try her luck at World level
Cycling Australia is pleased to announce the track team to contest the UCI Junior Cycling World Championships being staged in Belgium from August 5th to 13th, 2006. The track competition will be contested in Ghent from the 5th to the 8th. The road team for events in Spa-Francorchamps from August 10th to 13th will be announced in May.
The team includes a host of gold medallists from the recent Australian Track Cycling Championships in Adelaide with 17 year old Tess Downing, who was crowned Champion of Champions, headlining the team. The Victorian teenager took out the U19 points race title despite crashing midway through the race. She got back on her bike and continued racing but was later taken to hospital suffering concussion missing the ceremony for gold and her naming as the Champion of Champions for her three individual gold medals in the scratch race, points race and keirin and her silver in the individual pursuit.
In the women's sprint events Sydney's Kaarle McCulloch's earned selection through gold medal rides in the U19 500m time trial and the sprint in Adelaide.
Australian track team for Junior World Championships:
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