Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Aussie riders appeal Games omission

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

Don't miss a moment from Paris-Roubaix and Unbound Gravel, to the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and everything in between when you join Outside+.

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.

Copyright AFP2002