In November from the 19th to 21st, the UCI Track Cycling World Cup takes place in Melbourne in the Hisense Arena, and Anna Meares is up for the challenge.
2004 world and Olympic champion Anna Meares has announced she intends to race in the opening two rounds of the global track series, in Manchester in October and then in Melbourne in November.
Meares also set a challenge for the thousands of recreational cyclists who ride along Melbourne’s famous Beach Road each week, completing a flying sprint up Rickett’s Point hill, a journey of just over 700m, which the super sprinter completed in 52.6 seconds, reaching a top speed of 53km per hour.
Weekend warriors can now test themselves against Meares and get their time recorded on the Track World Cup website www.trackworldcup.com.au
About the UCI Track Cycling World Cup
The UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Melbourne is part of a the four-event UCI Track World Cup Classics series that commences in Manchester in October before traveling to Melbourne, then Cali, Columbia and Beijing, China as part of the build up to the UCI Track World Championships to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in March 2010.
The event is part of the ever growing international cycling calendar in Victoria, which includes the 58th edition of the Jayco Herald sun Tour (11-17 October) and the 2010 UCI Road Cycling World Championships to be held in Melbourne and Geelong (29 September-3 October 2010). Melbourne has also been named host of the 2012 UCI Track World Championships – the second time Victoria will host this prestigious event following the successful staging in 2004.