Olman kicks off 2006 campaign
CHAMPION Rockhampton cyclist Miles Olman is setting the wheels in motion for a bumper 2006 campaign on the world stage.
Olman, who was back in Rockhampton yesterday, will join forces with Victoria's Simon Clarke at the Australian Madison Championships in Melbourne on Saturday night.
The South Australia.com AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) road cycling team-mates have their sights on representing their country at this year's World Track Cycling Championships in Bordeaux, France.
Olman is fresh from a groundbreaking victory in the national elite points race at last week's Australia Track Cycling Championships in Adelaide and this week was selected in the Australian team to contest next month's World Cup meet in Sydney.
The jet-setting 19-year-old said his current form after returning to the track from illness was a "huge confidence boost''.
"I didn't really know how I was going to go,'' said the 2003 junior world champion, who narrowly missed Australian Commonwealth Games selection.
"Everything is starting to come back together.''
Just two years ago, Olman and Clarke were members of the Australian team pursuit outfit which won gold at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Los Angeles.
Both riders have been earmarked to fly the Australian flag in the madison event at the world titles in April.