Shane Kelly’s ill-fated 1000m time trial at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Date: July 30, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

 

Victorian Shane Kelly was the hottest of favourites to claim the gold medal in the men’s kilometre time trial at the Stone Mountain velodrome at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He entered the event as the world record holder and as the reigning world champion was the last rider off in the field of 20. Alas for Kelly things did not go according to plan.