Kerby is champ of our state
JORDAN Kerby has the world at his talented feet – literally.
The 17-year-old Hervey Bay flyer will represent Australia during the World Track Team Cycling Championships in Italy in August.
The former Xavier College student earned the right to wear the green and gold for the third time in his promising career after an impressive performance in the track nationals in Adelaide.
A member of the Fraser Coast Cycling Club, Kerby powered his way to winning the under-19 points score champion and he did it in style, producing a world championship qualifying time.
The selection caps off what has already been an impressive start to the year for Kerby, the Queensland under-17 track and road Cyclist of the Year in 2008.
He won four medals, including two gold, during the state track titles in Townsville.
He was crowned Queensland’s finest after winning the under-19 pursuit crown and backed that up by winning the points score title.
The two other medals Kerby won were silver in the scratch race and time trial.
Kerby, who is currently racing and training in New South Wales, said he was thrilled with the chance to represent Australia again.
“It doesn’t get any better than this,” Kerby, who represented Australia in the World Road Team Championships in Russia last year, said.
“I really am living the dream and it feels so great I can tell you.”
The next major event for Kerby, a member of the Queensland Academy of Sport Teschner racing team, will be the tough Tour of Tasmania later this month.