Kerrie strikes and it?s gold, gold, gold

FORMER Gracemere cyclist Kerrie Meares is powering to the front of the women's sprint pack with a gold hat-trick at the Sydney Thousand at the Dunc Gray Velodrome yesterday.

Meares won the sprint, keirin and flying lap.

On the comeback trail from a back injury, Meares beat Western Australia's Kristine Bayley, won the keirin from New Zealand's Elisabeth Williams and claimed the flying lap title from younger sister Anna Meares.

Kerrie won in 14.88s with Anna clocking 14.96s.

Anna also placed third in the sprint and keirin.

Ryan Bayley proved he was on the way back by defeating world sprint champion Rene Wolff.

The Athens Olympic Games hero showed he is ready to return to top level competition by winning two out of his three races against Wolff.



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