Record tumble

Record tumble

Despite the dome reaching 33C, Lisa Hanley, from Victoria, clocked 2.28:309s in the Women’s M3 (aged 40-44) 2000m individual pursuits to beat the previous 2.28:727s record set by Michelle Crawford (NSW) in 2010.

Liz Young (Qld) later set an Australian record of 2.35:794s to win gold in the Women’s M4 (aged 45-49) 2000m individual pursuits.

‘Many riders beat their personal best today and that’s what it’s all about,’ chief commissaire Greg Vincent said.

Venues West operations director Steve Harper said last year’s SpeedDome track renovations had further enhanced the circuit’s international reputation and rich history of producing world champions.

‘The Great Britain team say this is one of the best and fastest tracks in the world,’ he said.

From April 9-13, more than 120 professional cyclists travelled to Perth to compete in the championships.

‘Getting the track championships in Perth again is fantastic for the sport,’ event director Murray Hall said.