Commonwealth Games hopeful Nathan Hart at the Narrabundah Velodrome. Photo: Elesa Kurtz
Commonwealth Games hopeful Nathan Hart is set to win the battle for selection against fellow Canberran Daniel Ellis when Cycling Australia announces its team on Tuesday.
Hart and Ellis have been locked in a duel for a spot on Australia's sprint team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.
Hart, 21, has relocated to Adelaide this year to be a part of Cycling Australia's high performance unit and his father won a national championship silver medal as a sprint cyclist.
Hart and Ellis were going head to head to be part of the three-man sprint team, which is likely to include Olympic bronze medallist Shane Perkins and Matthew Glaetzer.
Ellis, 26, quit cycling in 2012 to become a postman, citing a lack of passion for his decision to leave the sport early despite finishing fourth at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Ellis still works part-time as a postman. Hart appears to have the edge after breaking into the Australian team last year.
Cycling Australia will also announce its road and mountain bike teams, which could include Canberrans Rebecca Henderson and Dan McConnell.