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Australia names 2015 UCI Para-cycling World Track Championships team

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Earlier today, Australia named its ten strong team for the 2015  UCI Para-cycling World Track Championships team.  It includes  Sue Powell, Alexandra Green, Simone Kennedy, Michael Gallagher, Alistair Donohoe, David Nicholas, Matt Formston, Mick Curran, Bryce Lindores and Mark Jamieson.  The competition is scheduled to get underway on March 26 and run until March 29 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

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C4 classified Powell enters the competition as a reigning world champion and ranked number one in the world.  In 2013, she finished third at the world championships. Green is from New South Wales. The C4 cyclist is ranked second in the world behind teammate Powell. Kennedy is from New South Wales, and enters with a pair of world championships from 2012 and 2014, and a 2012 Paralympic silver medal.

 

Victorian based Gallagher comes into the event as a nine time world champion and reigning champion.  He is a C5 classified cyclist. Victorian Donohoe was a member of the Australian team in 2014 and 2013.  The C5 classified cyclist won bronze in both years. Queenslander Nicholas is a C3 classified cyclist.  He won the championship in 2014, 2013 and has one other world championship under his belt.

 

Vision impaired New South Wales cyclist Matt Formston pilot along with pilot Michael Curran enter the competition as reigning world champions. Queensland vision impaired cyclist Bryce Lindores and Tasmanian pilot Mark Jamieson. The pair have a long experience competing together, though Jamieson missed out on the 2012 Summer Paralympics as he was unable to get a visa for the event. Lindores is returning to the team after having taken a year off from the sport.

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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