BENDIGO cyclist Alessia McCaig has scorched the Anna Meares Velodrome track, breaking her own Australian record to set a new national benchmark for the women's under-19 500m time trial.
McCaig claimed gold in Thursday's final on day two of the Cycling Australia Under-19 Track Championships in Brisbane.
McCaig won in a time of 34.354, finishing 1.66 seconds clear of her nearest rival, New South Wales' Kalinda Robinson.
McCaig completed lap one in 19.637, before closing out with a 14.716 second lap.
Young gun McCaig broke her previous national record for the 500m time trial of 34.816.
Her win on Thursday continues what has been a successful March so far for McCaig, who earlier this month won the Bendigo District Cycling Club's Frank McCaig Memorial Wheelrace (1600m)
Under-19 women 500m time trial final top five:
1. Alessia McCaig (Vic)
Time - 34.354
2. Kalinda Robinson (NSW)
Time - 36.016
3. Tyler Puzicha (NSW)
Time - 36.033
4. Deneake Blinco (QLD)
Time - 36.405
5. Lily Stratford (ACT)
Time - 36.959
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