World Champion Track Cyclist & Olympic Medallist Shane Perkins has announced that he will now be riding for Russia as he continues to progress in the sport towards his ultimate goal of Olympic representation at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.
Shane is currently in Cali, Colombia preparing for this weekend’s World Cup where he will represent his International Trade Team ‘Dreamseeker’.
Shane spoke with us this morning about his transition to the Russian Cycling Team and support that he has received throughout his cycling career to date.
‘I’m extremely grateful for the support that I have received to date by the Japanese Keirin Association (JKA) and my professional trade team ‘Dreamseeker’,
‘The support that I have received from the JKA and Dreamseeker has enabled me to continue fulfilling my goals and dreams in the sport, whilst continuing to support my family in Brisbane, Australia.
‘The Russian Cycling Federation has given me another opportunity to chase my dreams of Olympic representation in Tokyo 2020 which has special significance to me as my father (Darryl Perkins) raced the Olympics in Tokyo 1964,
‘I’ve spoken to Cycling Australia’s High Performance Program and staff and they have been supportive,
‘I’m grateful to Cycling Australia for the support that they have given me throughout my career, and I’ll continue to be involved whilst I’m home in Brisbane, particular with the Junior Jets Program and it’s upcoming stars of the future.’
Shane will be LIVE for Questions and Answers on Friday 3rd of March at 10:00am AEST via his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PerkoPerkinsCycling