Sutherland cyclist Tom Cornish showed he isn't just a flash in the pan with a blistering winning performance in the 1000m TT at the AusCycling Track National Championships in Brisbane on Wednesday.
Cornish, a member of the Australian Cycling Team's Podium Potential Academy, scorched the track with a time of 59.598secs en route to winning the elite men's 1000m time trial title.
Cornish first came to attention at the at the 2018 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland,when he stormed to the kilometre time trial world title in world record time.
"I'm absolutely stoked to have gone under (the minute) by half a second almost - it's unbelievable - I can't really describe it to be honest. I was not expecting it." Cornish said
In a controversial result Cornish was firstly judged to have broken the Australian all time record but a timing error put that decision on hold-he was still the fastest rider on the track and wears the gold medal.
The Australian Cycling Team launched into Brisbane this week for the 2021 AusCycling Track National Championships as they continue preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The AusCycling 2021 Track National Championships feature 38 national titles contested over five days of cycling action at the Anna Meares Velodrome from 24-28 March and headlines the 2021 Brisbane Cycling Festival schedule, which will run 24 March - 12 April.
Australia's best sprinters will take to the track, including Australia's sprint king Matthew Glaetzer, the 2018 sprint world champion and eleven-time national champion.
Cornish is one of cycling's next-generation, dreaming of a potential home Olympic Games in 2032 will also be in action, including a dozen from the Australian Cycling Team's Podium Potential Academy.
The Queensland Government supports the AusCycling Track National Championships through Tourism and Events Queensland, and the Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Economic Development Agency, and features on the It's Live! in Queensland events calendar.
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