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By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2002
Four-time world champion Shane Kelly, Olympic gold medallist Scott McGrory and mountain bike rider Sid Taberlay have all filed appeals against being their omission from Australia’s Commonwealth Games cycling team.
Cycling Australia chief executive officer Graham Fredericks said the appeals would be heard Thursday with a decision to be released on Friday.
The three riders were notable omissions when the 33-strong team for the Manchester Games in July and August was announced last week.
Kelly, a former 1,000 metre time-trial world record holder, is expected to argue special circumstances for his failure to post a qualifying time. The 30-year-old dislocated his right shoulder in a crash at the national championships in April.
McGrory teamed up with Brett Aitken to win gold in the madison at the Sydney Olympics. He wanted to contest the points or scratch race as there is no madison event in Manchester.