SECOND-time Olympian Melissa Hoskins is thrilled the State Government has committed to making her local training ground a world-class facility.
The $2.52 million upgrade to Midvale SpeedDome came on the eve of the Rio Olympic Games.
“This is awesome!” Hoskins said in a social media post from the athletes’ village.
The 25-year-old world champion cyclist from Lesmurdie will fly the flag in the women’s team pursuit event.
She urged the nation to track cycling teams over the coming weeks, as she joined teammates for training at the Rio Olympic Velodrome.
Hoskins will make her Rio debut in the qualifiers on Friday, August 12.
The five-member women’s endurance team features 2012 omnium bronze medallist Annette Edmondson (South Australia), while Hoskins and Amy Cure (Tasmania) return for their second Games.
Ashlee Ankudinoff (NSW) and Georgia Baker (Tasmania) will make their debuts.