Matthew Glaetzer leads the men’s team at his last Commonwealth Games

A measly single bronze medal from Tokyo is driving a new look Australian men’s track cycling team going into the Commonwealth Games.
Three-time Commonwealth gold medallist Matthew Glaetzer and young guns Matthew Richardson, Leigh Hoffman and Tom Cornish are rated the team to beat at the Games.
Delivering on those expectations will prove the men’s program is back on track after the disastrous Tokyo campaign that will be remembered for the alarming mid-race handlebar snap that ended Australia’s hopes of gold in team pursuit qualifying.
AusCycling’s executive general manager performance Jesse Korf is buoyant about the chances of the men’s sprint team. The team sprint is first up for the Australian contingent on day one of the program, which is being held in London at the 2012 Olympic velodrome.

New Zealand won the team sprint at Gold Coast four years ago, but Australia is primed to better their third-placed showing this time around.
It is then is followed by the keirin on day two, while the sprinters will also compete in the 1km time trial.

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