Doull wins gold at Mexico UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Doull wins gold at Mexico UCI Track Cycling World Cup

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Owain Doull celebrated scratch race gold as the Great Britain Cycling Team won further medals on day two of the second round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Aguascalientes, Mexico.


Welshman Doull, 20, took a lap with King Lok Cheung and beat the Hong Kong rider to the line to win his second medal of the meeting after taking team pursuit bronze on day one.

Three-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny won sprint silver with double world champion Becky James finishing third in the women’s keirin.

And Elinor Barker, part of the women’s team pursuit quartet which won gold with a new world record in South America, added individual pursuit silver to her collection.

Ed Clancy finished fifth in the omnium while Jess Varnish took eighth in the 500m time trial. Olympic omnium champion Laura Trott ended the day with victory in the elimination race to place her second overall in the six-discipline event behind world champion Sarah Hammer.

British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme athlete Doull has been an ever-present in Great Britain men’s team pursuit squad this season and showed his individual class over the 60 lap (15 kilometres) scratch to enchance his growing reputation.

Teammate Kenny nearly added a further gold in the men’s sprint. France’s Francois Pervis took advantage of the high altitude of the Aguascalientes track to set a new world record for flying 200m in qualifying with a time of 9.347.

Kenny qualified ninth in 9.640. Matt Crampton narrowly missed out on a place in the knockout stages, 18th in a time of 9.712.

After defeating Denis Dmitriev, Pervis and Edward Dawkins to secure a spot in the final, keirin world champion Kenny came up against Australian Matthew Glaetzer bur was edged out of gold by two heats to nil.

Welshwomen Barker recorded a new personal best in the individual pursuit, in 3:30.009 in qualifying, but was narrowly defeated by Rebecca Wiasak of Australia in the final.

James was forced to go through the repechages after finishing third in the first round. Second took her through to the second round where she finished behind Kristina Vogel and was again behind the German in the final, Wai Sze Lee of Hong Kong taking silver.

Eighth in the individual pursuit, fifth in the scratch race and a win in the time trial competed the omnium for Ed Clancy but couldn’t put him on the podium, eight points from bronze as Luke Davison of Australia won gold.

Laura Trott ended day one of the women’s omnium with victory in the elimination race to leave the 21-year-old second behind the USA’s Sarah Hammer. Earlier Trott had finished sixth in flying lap and fourth in the points race.

The second round of three in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup concludes on Saturday evening.

Results

Men's scratch race
Men's sprint
Women's individual pursuit
Women's keirin
Women's time trial
Men's omnium
Women's omnium

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