Elite Track Cycling Event Comes To Perth

Elite Track Cycling Event Comes To Perth

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Kim Hames

Perth To Host Elite Track Cycling Event

Victor P Taffa

  • Home-grown champions to take on the world
  • More than 170 elite level riders expected
  • First UCI Category 1 event held in Perth for 15 years

West Australians will be able to see some of the world’s best cyclists in action during the Chevron 2012 Perth International Track Cycling Grand Prix.

Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the event, to be held next March, promised to attract some of the biggest names in track cycling in the lead up to the 2012 UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne and the London Olympics.

 

“More than 170 elite level riders from around the world are expected to compete, including two current world champions from WA Cameron Meyer and Luke Durbridge.” Dr. Hames said.

“Staged at the Midvale SpeedDome, this will be the first UCI Category 1 event held in Perth since the 1997 World Championships.”

“This high-level competition will be track cycling at its very best, offering local audiences a truly international event in a world-class venue.” Dr. Hames said.

“Local riders will pit themselves against world champions on the 250 m track, which is recognised as one of the fastest velodromes in the world.”

The Minister said the State Government, through Eventscorp, was proud to support the Chevron 2012 Perth International Track Cycling Grand Prix.

The event will feature on SBS TV’s Cycling Central program.

Fact File

  • Grand Prix staged by Track Cycling WA, to be held at Midvale SpeedDome March 24, 2012
  • The Midvale SpeedDome opened in 1989 and is Perth’s only combined indoor cycling velodrome and rollersports complex