O'Shea and Mullens in Commonwealth Games team

Glenn O'Shea

Glenn O'Shea

BENDIGO duo Glenn O'Shea and Peta Mullens have been named in the Australian cycling team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. 

The 41-member team was announced on Tuesday. 

O'Shea was a member of the 2014 team pursuit world championship team. 

Mullens was runner-up in the cross-country final at the Australian MTB titles in Bright and second in the criterium at the Cycling Australia road national championships in Ballarat.

It is the first time O'Shea and Mullens have been selected to represent Australia at a Commonwealth Games. 

Men's Track Endurance coach Tim Decker said Australia would have a strong chance in the points race with O'Shea. 

"We are expecting tough competition from a few countries, in particular England who have three riders from their London Olympic gold medal team, plus New Zealand who have a few world medallists," he said. 

Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite said he was looking forward to seeing the cycling team in action. 

"The success of our cycling team in Delhi was phenomenal and made a significant contribution to our medal tally,” he said.

“We realise the competition will be tougher in Scotland, but this is a strong team and we expect it will do well."

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in India saw the Australian cycling team win 21 medals, including 14 gold.

The Glasgow games will run from July 23 to August 3. 

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