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by Shane Stokes
February 21, 2018
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A 36-rider lineup has been announced by Commonwealth Games Australia for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The list includes three reigning Commonwealth Games champions, namely Stephanie Morton, Matthew Glaetzer and Annette Edmondson [pictured], who will headline the track selections. Also included are the 2010 Gold medallists Cameron Meyer and Kaarle McCulloch.
The road selections include the reigning road national champions Alexander Edmondson and Shannon Malseed, triple world championship medallist Katrin Garfoot and 2006 Commonwealth Games road race gold medallist and Paris-Roubaix winner Mathew Hayman.
“We enjoyed strong success at Glasgow 2014 from the Cycling team, so with the depth and experience we have in this team we look forward to more success at Gold Coast 2018,” said Australian Team Chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti. “The cycling program is an incredibly exciting one for fans, with competition at the new Anna Meares Velodrome, road cycling events that are free and open to all spectators and mountain biking at the Nerang trails.
“With many of these athletes spending a lot of time abroad, Gold Coast 2018 provides a unique chance for these athletes to compete in front of a home crowd.”
There will be a total of 26 gold medals on offer. There are 16 from the track, four in para-cycling track, four in the road races and two in the mountain bike competitions. Racing runs from April 4-15.
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