Twenty year old British rider Owain Doull won the scratch race in the UCI Track World Cup round two on the second day of action in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on Friday.
Doull and second-placed King Lok Cheung (Hong Kong) gained a lap on their rivals to win gold and silver. Doull joins Jon Dibben today (Saturday) in the men’s Madison.
Elinor Barker came away with silver in the women’s individual pursuit, a day after assisting Great Britain to team pursuit gold. Barker was edged out by Australian Rebecca Wiasak in the gold medal final. Ireland’s Caroline Ryan came through for bronze.
World records continued to be set on the fast track, with Frenchman Francois Pervis setting a new 200m flying lap record of 9.347 seconds in sprint qualification. Jason Kenny qualified ninth fastest, but eased through his rounds to make the final against Australian Matthew Glaetzer, and came away with silver.
Australian Anna Meares also set a new world record in the women’s 500-metre time trial, setting a time of 32.836 seconds, equating to 54.817 kmh – the first woman in history to dip under the 33-second mark. Jess Varnish clocked 33.849 to place eighth.
Despite still nursing injuries from a heavy fall in the previous day’s elimination race, Ed Clancy continued his omnium campaign, winning the final kilometre time trial to finish fifth overall. Luke Davison gave Australia yet another win.
Laura Trott was locked in battle with American Sarah Hammer in the first three rounds of the women’s omnium. Hammer won the opening flying lap, with Trott winning the round she has made her own: the elimination race. The women’s omnium concludes today (Saturday).
Freshly-crowned Young Sportswoman of the Year Becky James finished with bronze in the women’s keirin, won by German Kristina Vogel. Wai Sze Lee (China) took silver. James had progressed through the repechage after missing out in the first round.
The Aguascalientes round of the Track World Cup concludes on Saturday with finals of the men’s kilometre time trial, Madison and keirin; and women’s omnium and sprint.