Cy­cling suc­cess runs in fam­ily

Wanneroo Times - - Opinion -

A SUC­CESS­FUL stint at a na­tional cy­cling com­pe­ti­tion has taken Alexan­der Heights teenager Kye Bonser a step closer to com­pet­ing in the Track Cy­cling Ju­nior World Cham­pi­onships later this year.

The 18-year-old won a gold medal in the team sprint and sil­ver in the kilo event at the un­der-19 na­tional track cham­pi­onships in Bris­bane last month.

He also broke a 2000 WA record in the sprints heat and, de­spite suf­fer­ing burns dur­ing a high-speed crash in the quar­ter-fi­nal, fin­ished fourth over­all.

Kye has been se­lected as part of the Aus­tralian long team and will travel to Ade­laide in June for a camp where the fi­nal team for the world cham­pi­onships will be cho­sen.

Suc­cess runs in the fam­ily, with Kye’s 34-year-old brother Aaron re­cently winning two gold and one sil­ver medal at the Masters Track Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Sydney.

Kye and Aaron Bonser.

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