(Source ACGA Media)
Australian Commonwealth Games Association CEO Perry Crosswhite said the cycling team is as strong as any that has ever represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games.
“The weight of seven current world champions is huge and the recent performances of the Australian track team will mean we enter the Dehli Commonwealth Games in a strong position and as a feared unit by competing nations,” Crosswhite said. “We know the nation loves to watch Anna Meares compete in the Australian colours and we hope she can add to her already full set of Commonwealth Games medals.
“It is also exciting to provide so many talented athletes their first chance to compete in an Australian Commonwealth Games team.”
“Of course we have high expectations because we are going to Delhi with quality athletes so we expect quality performances,” said Cycling Australia High Performance Manager, Paul Brosnan. “On the track we have a lot of depth and whilst there are some with Games experience it’s a predominantly young team.
“We expect New Zealand will be very strong and although the UK teams might have some big names missing they will use that chance to expose their youngsters to this level of racing. That’s also good for us to be able to go up against some new talent and see where their program is headed.
“Canada comes into Delhi as a team on the move as well with some strong development in their ranks over the past year or so.”