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2004 CQU Rockhampton Cup on Wheels

Queensland, Australia, January 16-17, 2004

CQU On Track

University Supports Region's Cyclists

Central Queensland University has endorsed its commitment to the region's world-class cycling contingent by becoming the major sponsor of this weekend's Rockhampton Cup on Wheels.

As the largest track cycling event to be held in regional Queensland, the Central Queensland University Rockhampton Cup on Wheels has provided the University with an exciting opportunity to continue its support of the region's cycling talent.

"CQU is pleased to be so closely associated with the Rockhampton Cup on Wheels. CQU, with the Australian Sports Commission and the Queensland Academy of Sport has been researching cycling in Central Queensland to develop untapped Australian talent and ability, which is really what CQU is about - helping people achieve greatness. A lot of Queensland cyclists study and work at CQU, so this partnership with the Rockhampton Cycling Club is good for the community and CQU," CQU Vice-Chancellor Professor Glenice Hancock said.

In recent months, CQU in conjunction with the Queensland Academy of Sport, Cycling Queensland and the Australian Sports Commission, conducted a talent identification project in the Rockhampton region.

CQU put more than 1500 high schools students through their paces and tested their speed, power and endurance, coming up with a talent squad of 14. These cyclists will take part in the weekend's competition and will have the opportunity to make it into the Queensland and Australian cycling team.

CQU's School of Health and Human Performance postgraduate researcher Mary Cornelius has undertaken research into the identification program, conducting pre and post-testing of the cyclists.