7 Feb 2009

Aussie cyclists sizzle in Adelaide

4:08 pm on 7 February 2009

The West Australian cyclists Sarah Kent, Josephine Tomic and U19 rider Melissa Hoskins have defied temperatures nudging 40 degrees in Adelaide to smash the Australian and All Comers records to win 3 kilometre team pursuit at the Australian national track championships on Friday.

The trio clocked a time of 3min 26.853sec, swamping their Victorian opponents with a stunning display of speed and precision.

Their time was 4.4sec off the world record Great Britain's women set at last year's world championships in Manchester.