Great Britain Cycling Team end Guadalajara UCI Track Cycling World Cup with three bronze medals

Great Britain Cycling Team end Guadalajara UCI Track Cycling World Cup with three bronze medals

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The Great Britain Cycling Team ended the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara with three bronze medals as a young squad were unable to add to their tally on the final day in Mexico.

Jon Dibben, 19, came closest to the podium finishing fourth in the men’s omnium while Olympic team pursuit champion Dani King ended the women’s omnium in fifth at the Velodromo Panamericano.

Dibben has shared the lead after three events but seventh in the individual pursuit and scratch race followed by fifth in the time-trial left him on 32 points, two adrift of France’s Thomas Boudat in third.

Australia’s Tirian Mcmanus beat Belgium’s Jasper De Buyst to gold by a single point.

King had occupied fourth position after day one of the women’s omnium. Fifth in the individual pursuit, fourth in the scratch race and 16th in the time-trial left the 23-year-old on 42 points, 17 back from bronze medallist Laurie Berthon of France.

Like the men’s race, gold was decided by one point with Poland’s Katarzyna Pawlowska narrowly defeating Australia’s Isabella King.

Team sprint bronze medallists on day one, Lewis Oliva and Callum Skinner rode in the men’s individual sprint.

Both made the top 16 in the 200m flying lap qualification – Skinner 11th in 9.978 seconds and Oliva, who had won keirin bronze on Saturday, 13th in 9.996 seconds.

But both exited in the 1/8 finals, Skinner to Greece’s Christos Volikakis and Oliva to the Dutch rider Hugo Haak to put both Britons into the B competition.

Oliva’s event was ended in the B quarter-final against Germany’s Erik Balzer as Skinner defeated Mitchell Bullen (Australia) and Chao Xu (China) to reach the B final, where he lost to Oliva’s conqueror Erik Balzer for a final position of 10th.

Haak went on to win gold ahead of German Max Niederlag and Kiwi Sam Webster.

Victoria Williamson, who had set new personal bests in the team sprint, individual sprint and 500m time-trial during the competition, took ninth in the women’s keirin.

Fifth in the first round put the 20-year-old team sprint bronze medallist in the 7th-12th place final, where she finished third. China’s Lee Wai Sze won gold.

Debutants Jacob Ragan and Chris Latham, both part of the team pursuit squad on Friday, ended the Madison in 12th. Though the duo failed to register any points, five teams finished the race with a negative score.

The three-day meeting in South America was the final round of the 2013/14 UCI Track Cycling World Cup with the world championships, starting in the 26 February, now the major focus.


Men's sprint
Women's keirin
Men's omnium
Women's omnium
Men's Madison


Track Worlds 2016


Team Jersey 15/16