Track crowns to cycling siblings

SYDNEY - South Australian Annette Edmondson has continued her golden run at the Australian track cycling championships in Sydney, winning the women's 10-kilometre scratch race on Saturday night.

Edmondson claimed her third national crown at the meeting, edging Melissa Hoskins and Isabella King to add the scratch race to her wins in the points race and individual pursuit.

"I wanted to finish on a high and to win this is just fantastic," Edmondson said after the final night of the championships at the Dunc Gray Velodrome.

"This is a pretty important one from me, last year I won silver so I came out hungrier to win."

Fellow South Australian Stephanie Morton, who piloted Felicity Johnson to gold at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, also won her third gold medal of the meeting on Saturday when she triumphed in the women's keirin.

Meanwhile, Annette Edmondson's brother Alex took out the men's 40-kilometre points race on Saturday, tallying 36 points to top the podium ahead of Launceston's Peter Loft (33 points) and Caleb Ewan (21 points).

"I have won lots of team pursuits before, but this is my first individual national track crown," Alex Edmondson said.

"I couldn't really believe what was really happening, I had to keep asking my coach if the scoreboard was correct as I didn't think I had that many points."

In the men's keirin, Andrew Taylor claimed a thrilling win when he pushed himself to the top of the field on the home straight in front of a parochial home crowd.

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