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  World, Commonwealth, Oceania and former Australian Champions line up to battle for the green and gold across the men’s endurance events.

Points Race

Glenn O'Shea

O'Shea put on a performance last year to take his second national title in the points race. One of the best tacticians in the world. When O'Shea is flying there is few if anybody in the world who can beat him. Strong sprint and the ability to take laps makes him perfectly suited to the points race. Claimed omnium silver in the first World Cup of the season in Guadalajara and followed that up with silver at the National Omnium Championship.

Jack Bobridge

Silver last year and was flying just unable to quite match O'Shea. Comes in with good form having finished third in the time trial at Nationals and winning the opening stage of the Tour Down Under. With his hour record attempt on the final day may chose to sit out the event this year. Winner in 2010 and 2012.

Alex Edmondson

The talented Edmondson is another former winner having taken the title in 2013. While the majority of Edmondson's track success has come in the individual and team pursuit Edmondson is also strong in bunch races.

Callum Scotson

Scotson won the under 19 title last year. Another rider whose biggest results have come against the clock in the individual and team pursuit. Not as quick as others in the field and will likely be looking to take laps to contend. Stepping up to the elite ranks for the first time will be another challenger.

Scott Law

After taking a brief break from the bike Law has returned to the top the past few years. Selected for his first World Cup in London, since 2010. Claimed silver in the omnium in London. Law's super fast finish sees him as a name to watch in picking up sprint points.

Sam Welsford

Silver in the omnium at the World Championships in 2014. Welsford is one of the rising stars of the men's endurance program. Strong in both bunch and timed events but his sprint will be his biggest advantage here. Just back from the Cali World Cup.

Tirian McManus

Multiple team pursuit winner at World Cups and an omnium victory as well. A crash ruled him out of the first World Cup of the season in Guadalajara but bounced back in Cali. Silver medallist at the Oceania Championships in a sign his bunch racing skills have improved.

Other names to watch: Luke Davison, Jackson Law, Nicholas Yallouris, Ben Harvey, Daniel Fitter, Stephen Hall and Miles Scotson.

Individual Pursuit

Alex Edmondson

Edmondson won his first individual pursuit title last year before going on to add a world title in the discipline in Cali. Was a favourite to also claim the Commonwealth title but a storming Jack Bobridge pushed him to silver. Edmondson was flying at the National Road Championships and at the Tour Down Under so expect him to be on top form.

Jack Bobridge

When it comes to the individual pursuit Bobridge is one of the best of all time. 2011 World Champion, dual Commonwealth Champion in 2010 and 2014 and a three time national champion between 2009 and 2011. Not to forget Bobridge is the world record holder with a time of 4:10.534, set at the 2011 National Championships. Bronze in the National Time Trial Championships and won the opening stage of the Tour Down Under and with his hour record attempt on the final day will be on good form.

Daniel Fitter

Fitter steps up to the senior level after winning the under 19 national title in 2014 before claiming bronze at the World Championships. When Fitter made his senior debut at the Oceania Championships claimed the elite title in 4:22.745. Might just be out of the junior ranks but don't be surprised to see Fitter fighting for the medals.

Callum Scotson

The younger brother of Miles Scotson is a dual Junior World Champion in the team pursuit. Silver in the under 19 IP last year before just missing a medal behind teammate Fitter at the Junior Worlds. Qualified fastest at the Oceania Championships in his first event as a senior, before claiming silver.

Miles Scotson

Posted the fastest time in the individual pursuit at the Omnium National Championships of 4:22.219. Did the under 23 time trial and road race double on the road following in the footsteps of Rohan Dennis and Jack Bobridge. Just finished the Tour Down Under and it is uncertain if he will ride. If Scotson is on the start list based on recent form will be a name to watch.

Sam Welsford

Bronze in the under 19 individual pursuit last year before he claimed a second team pursuit world title. Welsford's strength is generally in bunch races but has always been consistent in the IP. At the Omnium National Championships in December finished a narrow second but ahead of defending champion Alex Edmondson.

Other names to watch: Alex Morgan, Alex Porter, Josh Harrison, Mitchell Mulhern, Ben Harvey and Tirian McManus.

Scratch Race

Scott Law

Law went back to back in 2010 and 2011 and returned last year to take a third win with a sprint that was unmatched by anyone. Also claimed the Oceania title in October. In the event of a bunch sprint expect to see Law power to the line.

Glenn O'Shea

Commonwealth silver medallist O'Shea also sprinted to silver at the National Championships last year from the four that remained in the race. Tactically is as good as if not better than any other men's endurance rider in the world.

Alex Edmondson

A regular winner in the NRS on the road and Edmondson is just as quick on the track. A fast sprint but considering the strength of the field look to Edmondson to be aggressive.

Jackson Law

The younger brother of Scott who has taken a big step forward in 2014. Claimed the Madison national title with Nicholas Yallouris in December.

Nicholas Yallouris

Yallouris is one of the most underrated men's endurance riders in Australia. Partnered with Jackson Law to win the Madison national title in December. Won bronze in the scratch at the Oceania Championships and also finished third in the scratch race at the Omnium National Championships.

Stephen Hall

Hall rounded out the podium last year as part of the four riders that remained. Not a well known name but spends a lot of the year riding UCI events across Asia and America.

Other names to watch: Miles Scotson, Sam Welsford, Tirian McManus, Ben Harvey, Joshua Harrison and Daniel Fitter.

Team Pursuit

South Australia

Have won the title the last five years and will be looking to make it six. SASI may have lost Tim Decker as their head coach but with Jason Niblett and Brett Aitken they have found outstanding replacements. When South Australia can pick between Jack Bobridge, Alex Edmondson, Glenn O'Shea, Miles Scotson, Callum Scotson, Josh Harrison, Alex Porter and Luke Davison it is the envy of many. Eight riders or two teams that are not just national level quality but both capable of World titles.

New South Wales

In the Law brothers, Tirian McManus, Nicholas Yallouris and Benjamin Harvey New South Wales under head coach and former World Champion Brad McGee will be challenging. It will be a hard ask to beat South Australia but are capable of a very strong performance.

Other states to watch: Western Australia and Victoria.

Under 19

Rohan Wight

Wight is the reigning Junior Oceania Champion in the individual pursuit and team pursuit and also claimed silver in the scratch race. In December Wight was on flying form to dominate the Omnium National Championships. Very strong against the clock and packs a strong enough sprint to also be competitive in the bunch races.

James Robinson

Oceania team pursuit champion and silver in the individual pursuit. A second year under 19 this year who will be a name to watch in the timed events. Second in the individual pursuit at Omnium Nationals in December.

Cameron Scott

One of the top riders at under 17 level both across the endurance and sprint events. Reigning National Champion in both the points and scratch race. Has a very quick finish and will be a rider to watch in the bunch races.

Thomas McFarlane

Reigning under 17 National Champion in the keirin also makes the step up to under 19’s in 2015. Claimed bronze in the sprint and just missed a medal in the time trial.

Thomas McDonald

Oceania team pursuit champion and bronze medallist in the individual pursuit is a contender for the individual pursuit title.

Ryan Schilt

As well as being the under 17 national sprint champion, Schilt is also the Oceania Champion in the points race and bronze medallist in the omnium. Packs a very quick finish.

Other names to watch: Matthew Jackson, James Tickner, Alex Rendell, Michael Storer, Ryan Schilt and Hayden Dicocco Grant.
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