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Biography

KERSTEN Ben

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 21/09/1981
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.86/6'1''
Weight (kg / lbs) 87/192
Events Inscribed   Cycling Track Men's 1km Time Trial
Cycling Track Men's Keirin
Cycling Track Men's Scratch Race
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 1km Time Trial

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
19:45
Men's 1km Time Trial
Final
Australia Flag AUS  - KERSTEN Ben (1) 1:01.815 Completed
17 Mar
18:00
Men's Keirin
Final
Australia Flag AUS  - KERSTEN Ben (1) 10.765 Completed
17 Mar
19:25
Men's Keirin
Final
Australia Flag AUS  - KERSTEN Ben (3) 0.000 Completed
17 Mar
19:55
Men's Keirin
Final
Australia Flag AUS  - KERSTEN Ben (6) Completed
17 Mar
20:00
Men's Keirin
Final
Australia Flag AUS  - KERSTEN Ben (6) Completed
19 Mar
10:45
Men's Scratch Race
Final
Australia Flag AUS  - KERSTEN Ben (8) 0.000 Completed
19 Mar
20:25
Men's Scratch Race
Final
Australia Flag AUS  - KERSTEN Ben (13) 0.000 Completed

Place Of Birth Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marital Status Single (girlfriend)
Occupation Professional cyclist
International Debut 2000 (Track World Cup)
Coach Gary Sutton
Club St George Cycling Club (Australia)
Recent Results Australian Track Cycling Championships (Adelaide, South Australia, 11-Feb-2006)
Gold in the Kierin (11.090)
Gold in the 1000m Time Trial (1:03.039)

UCI Track World Cup (Los Angeles, USA, 20-Jan-2006)
Gold in the 1000m Time Trial (18.426)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Gold in the 1000m Time Trial (1:01.815)

Manchester 2002
4th in the 1000m Time Trial (1:02.736)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
4th in the Team Sprint (44.404)
Injuries Ben has a chronic back injury. He will take an extended break to help it heal after the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships in April.
Other Ben started competitive cycling when he was eleven. Cycling was part of Ben's family and his brother Josh, is a former champion cyclist.

His perspective on cycling changed after Australian cyclist Amy Gillett was killed in a training accident. He now considers cycling a love and a job, but he has other things is his life. He draws motivation from Amy to become a better cyclist and a better person.

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