ARARAT - Ararat cyclist Caiden Hull returned from last weekend's Australian Junior Track Championships in Adelaide with his first ever national medals.
Hull brought home two silver medals for his efforts in the JM17 Team Pursuit and JM17 Scratch Race, and a bronze in the JM17 Team Sprint.
The 16-year-old up and coming talent said he had been training hard in the lead up to the national event.
"I would travel to Melbourne once, sometimes twice a week for training, otherwise I'd ride around Ararat," he said.
"I go out Tatyoon Road, Warrak Road, sometimes on a Saturday I'd ride out to Halls Gap and back in a bunch to practice that type of racing. All up I train six nights a week and the shortest track I do is about 30 kilometres."
Hull and his Victorian team mates got off to a good start on day one of the competition, with an impressive time of 3m26s in qualifying of the JM17 Team Pursuit.
"In the team pursuit it was myself and three other Victorian team mates and we rode our three kilometre heat in the fastest qualifying time. That gave us a bit of confidence heading into the final," Hull said.
"In the final we went three seconds faster (3m23s) and just narrowly missed out on the gold."
Hull then joined forces with two other Victorian riders to again feature prominently in qualifying for the JM17 Team Sprint.
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