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AARLE McCulloch has always had a dream to
epresent her country, she just never thought it
would be in cycling.
The 22-year-old, who grew up in the Southern
Highlands, was on track for success in middle
distance running when her sporting pursuits
It was a change that has seen Kaarle win a gold
medal in the team sprint and silver medal in the
time trials at the Commonwealth Games in India
and she has more recently qualified for the World
Championships in Holland in March.
Her ultimate goal is an Olympic gold medal and
while Kaarle and her team mate Anna Meares
currently hold the fastest team time in the world she
is well aware "the competition is strong with plenty
of riders striving for the top position".
Kaarle was 17-years-old when her sporting
interests turned to cycling.
She said at the time she was competitive at a
national level in middle distance running, but she
had "struggled to make it to the next level" as a
member of the Australian team.
"My step father, Ken Bates who came from a
cycling background, was convinced I had the right
build for bike riding," she said.
"I had no interest in riding at the time.
WORDS JACKIE MEYERS IMAGES FROM THE BOOK 'REVOLUTION' BY JOHN VEAGE AVAILABLE FROM CYCLING AUSTRALIA WWW.CYCLING.ORG.AU
On the fast track
I'm living my dream to represent my
country, I'm traveling the world and doing
what I love.
I'm even being paid to do what I love as
a professional rider with Team Jayco AIS.
My next goal is an Olympic gold, both
in the team and individual events.
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