Tathra Enduro winner Andrew Blair rides to Glasgow Games

ACT rider Andrew Blair, pictured on his way to victory in the Tathra Enduro 100km event, has been selected in the Australian Commonwealth Games MTB squad.

ACT rider Andrew Blair, pictured on his way to victory in the Tathra Enduro 100km event, has been selected in the Australian Commonwealth Games MTB squad.

TATHRA ENDURO RESULTS, PHOTOS

TATHRA Enduro 100km winner Andrew Blair has been named in the Australian Commonwealth Games cycling squad.

The announcement was made on Tuesday morning, only two days after Blair forged a path through the hills of Tathra to complete the King Nelba 100km course in four hours and 29 minutes.

He joins the mountain-biking contingent of the 41-member team nominated by Cycling Australia for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.

Twenty-four males and 17 females will contest the disciplines of track, road and mountain bike, with tandem para-cycling track events to debut.

The team features 32 Games debutants and is highlighted by six (five reigning) Commonwealth Games gold medallists, five reigning world champions and a host of Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists.

CEO of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association Perry Crosswhite is looking forward to seeing the cycling team perform in Glasgow.

"The success of our cycling team in Delhi was phenomenal and made a significant contribution to our medal tally,” Crosswhite said.

“We realise the competition will be tougher in Scotland, but this is a strong team and we expect it will do well."

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