COUNTRY CYCLISTS JOIN DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Three cyclists from the north west have been named in the Real Aussie Kids team for 2009.

Inverell’s Ethan Kimmance and Ben Fox will ride with the development squad for the first time, joining seasoned campaigner Sam Spokes who is enjoying continued success with his racing.

The Port Macquarie-based team is coached by former Olympic cyclist Graham Seers.

Applications to ride with the Real Aussie Kids team were received from all over Australia this year.