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Shane Perkins – “Rio is the long-term goal”

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Shane Perkins
Shane Perkins .

‘Perkins’ is a famous name in Australian cycling; back when I was a boy, Daryl Perkins was a top performer on the tracks, winning medals at national and Commonwealth level.

He passed those good genes down to son Shane, who recently took individual sprint bronze in London behind Messrs. Kenny and Bauge.

Perkins has been a major force on the world track sprint, team sprint and keirin scene for a number of years, despite the fact that he’s still only 25 years-old.

An Australian junior champion in the sprint and kilometre; he also took world titles in the sprint and keirin as a junior.

Since then he’s won multiple Australian titles, World Cups, the Commonwealth sprint title – in Delhi – and senior world titles in the team sprint and keirin.

His Australian team sprint squad went in to the Olympics as reigning world champions, having taken the title in Melbourne, back in the spring and h