New breed saddles up
ROCKHAMPTON'S Anouska Edwards will spearhead the next generation of future champions at the CQU Rockhampton Cup on Wheels starting tonight.
With powerhouse riders Kerrie and Anna Meares, along with Mackay's junior world champion Chloe McPherson, on international duties, what this weekend's women's field lacks in world-class competitors it will make up with in youth and enthusiasm.
Edwards arrives at the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome tonight coming off a successful State title campaign in Brisbane where she collected gold in the elite women's 3000m individual pursuit and elite women's 25km points score.
The in-form Rockhampton Cycling Club rider is just one to watch in tomorrow night's Herron Todd White Capricornia Cup.
Also leading the local charge will be Alex Bright, Philippa Hindmarsh and Sarah Edwards.
NSW competitor Liz Georgouras, a 2006 Australian representative at the Oceania Championships in New Zealand, spearheads the invasion of visiting riders.
Georgouras only started track cycling in 2002 after she was unearthed in the AIS talent identification program.