MORE BRITISH SUCCESS AT SYDNEY TRACK WORLD CUP
British success in the Sydney round of the Track World Cup continued on Saturday with Craig Mclean and Ross Edgar taking gold and silver in the men’s sprint and Wendy Houvenhagel second in the women’s pursuit.
Mclean and Edgar qualified first and second with times of 10.309 and 10.325 and then comfortably made it to the final. Ross Edgar won the first sprint of the final with a 200m time of 10.937 but then Mclean sealed victory with two wins setting times of 10.684 and 10.834.Holland’s Teun Mulder took third by beating Australia’s Mark French 2-0 in the ride-off.
Wendy Houvenhagel took silver the women’s pursuit after being beaten by Australia’s Katie Mactier but it was a close race with Mactier finishing in 3-38.742 and Houvenhagel in 3-39.706.
The star of the second day of racing was Australia’s Anna Meares. She set a new world record of 53.028 for the women’s 500 metre time trial, beating her own previous record set in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
In the men’s team pursuit, Russia took the gold thanks to some impressive riding by individual winner Alexandre Serov. They beat Denmark in the final with a time of 4-05.506. The Ukraine was third, with Australia only fifth. There was no British team in the pursuit.
The three-day Sydney event ends on Sunday with the men’s Madison, women’s 10km scratch race, the women’s Keirin and the men’s team sprint.