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The 116th Austral Wheelrace Carnival

16 Feb 2014 , by CyclingVic


The Austral Wheelrace Carnival is generally regarded as Australia’s greatest and most prestigious track cycling event. On March 1st 2014 the tradition continues with the running of the 116th edition.

The Austral Carnival will mark the final event in the inaugural Victorian Track League and will  feature an outstanding day of track cycling. In addition to the Austral Finals for Men, Women and Juniors the evening session will also feature the Victorian Scratch Race Championships.

Over the course of Austral history, many great cyclists have been successful including World Champions Gordon Johnson (1973), Steele Bishop (1982), Sid Patterson (1962, 1964) and Shane Perkins (2009).  The Women's Austral has also developed an equally strong honour role in it's short history with Annette Edmondson (2012), Caitlin Ward (2013) and Helen Kelly (2000) taking honours.

The 2014 Austral promises to live up to this reputation with a quality field set to light up the world’s oldest, and Australia’s most famous, cycling race.

To date the following riders are confirmed starters:

  • 2013 Bendigo Madison winners Leif Lampater and Christian Grassman
  • South Australians Alex Manly, Danielle McKinnery, Alex Porter, Rowan Wight and Matt Holmes.
  • NSW's Jackson and Scott Law as well as Jack Edwards, Tirian McManus and Nick Yallouris.

Entries for the Austral close at midnight on Sunday February 23rd.

The Austral Wheelrace is proudly supported by Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Tickets are now available via the link below