Meares on track for yet another Australian title
ANNA Meares will be after the 31st Australian track title of her career when she rides in front of her adopted home crowd at the national track titles in Adelaide tonight.
The 2004 and 2012 Olympic champion, four-time world champion, and two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist chalked up No.30 by winning the 500m time trial on Wednesday night.
Meares (pictured) (34.682secs) beat Victoria's Caitlin Ward (35.263) and Canberra's Catherine Culvenor (35.734) to claim gold in an event she has now won six times. She will look to add to her title haul in tonight's sprint and tomorrow's keirin, but she knows it won't be an easy ride.
"It will be a tough tussle with (Taylah) Jennings and (Steph) Morton in the mix," she said. "They and the other young riders are really stepping up and trying to knock me off the top spot, so I am really looking forward to the challenge."