PEDAL POWER: Steven Voke bursts into the lead in the B-grade race at the Rockhampton Cycling Club intercity track meet at the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome.
PEDAL POWER: Steven Voke bursts into the lead in the B-grade race at the Rockhampton Cycling Club intercity track meet at the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome. Allan Reinikka Rokacycling

Green gets one up on national sprint champ in keirin

ROCKHAMPTON cyclist Ashley Green recorded a notable victory in the interclub track meet at the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome on Saturday.

She powered home to beat reigning Australian under-15 sprint champion Skye Robson in the keirin event.

The two talented teens were among more than 60 cyclists who took part in the event. Riders travelled from Townsville and Bundaberg to compete.

Rockhampton Cycling Club handicapper Kenrick Tucker said the meet allowed riders to fine-tune their track skills.

"We're very lucky in Rocky because we have the velodrome. Not everyone has that, so we stage events like this to let riders practise their skills," he said.

"It was a really good night and everybody got in some good racing.

"One of the highlights of the night for the Rocky riders was Ashley's win in the keirin. While she is a couple of years older than Skye, it was a pretty special effort."

Tucker said the cyclists were graded on ability, rather than age or gender, and five races were run over the course of the meet.

Honours were evenly shared between riders from the three centres that were represented.

The meet also gave the cyclists a solid hit-out before the Bundaberg International Cycling Spectacular on December 5-6.



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