Mitch Bullen, Andrew Taylor and Jamie Green (the NSW sprint team) have taken out the national titles with an Australian record.
In the men’s team sprint, the NSW trio of Bullen, Taylor and Green set an Australian Championship record of 44.626 earlier in the evening’s qualifying round.
In the final, Green exploded from the gate to give New South Wales a sizeable .254 seconds lead after the first lap, with Taylor putting more time into his opponents on the second lap to extend the advantage to a third of a second.
Reigning team sprint world champion Glaetzer followed Jason Niblett and James Glasspool for South Australia, with the London Olympian riding a scorching 13.259 over the last lap to almost steal the win.
However Glaetzer and South Australia fell agonisingly short, with Bullen holding on for New South Wales to post a winning time of 44.505secs which eclipsed their hours old Championship record, just ahead of South Australia (44.518).
“South Australia have beaten us in the last two years so today was a bit of revenge,” said Bullen. “But this year, we swapped the team format around, we have young Jamie Green in as a starter and he’s really put us up there.
“He’s probably the reason we have the gold, but we all pulled together beautifully and rode a much better race than the heat and we broke the Australian Championships, so we can’t do much better than that.
“This win is the whole team’s first national title, so it’s just fantastic to get the green and gold jersey.
“I know we have all been chasing it for a number of years so it’s brilliant,” Bullen added.