Andy Tennant wins individual pursuit silver at UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Andy Tennant wins individual pursuit silver at UCI Track Cycling World Cup

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Andy Tennant set a new personal best on his way to an excellent silver medal in the individual pursuit at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali on Saturday.

The 28-year-old gave Great Britain Cycling Team fans a Halloween treat with the squad’s second medal of the competition in Colombia.

Tennant finished the 16 laps in 4:22.095 to win his first world cup medal in the event against Germany’s Domenic Weinstein, who won gold in 4:20.069.

“I’m pretty pleased,” said Tennant, who set the fastest time in qualifying with a personal best of 4:19.992.

But he admitted the decision to move on to a bigger gear proved too much for the gold-medal final.

“I qualified fastest in a PB," Tennant said.

“I went on a 108 (in the final); it was just too big for me. I was 106 in the qualification.

“The qualifier was a lot better than that (the final). I can naturally spin a bike at cadence for the team pursuit, we should have probably stuck with that, I would have probably been closer. Whether I would have won or not I don’t know.

“It’s my first world cup medal in an IP so it’s nice.”

Triple European champion Laura Trott made a superb start to lead the omnium at the halfway mark.

The 23-year-old finished second in the opening scratch race before taking third in the individual pursuit with a time of 3:36.371.


2015/16 UCI Track Cycling World Cup - Cali - Day two

Yet another win in what has become Trott’s trademark discipline, the elimination race, extended her lead to ten points, on 108, over Kirsten Wild with the time trial, flying lap and points race to come on Sunday.

Jonathan Dibben remains in the medal hunt in the men’s omnium, sitting in eighth overall after three events.

Fifth in both the scratch race and individual pursuit followed by 12th in the elimination race leaves Dibben on 82 points, 26 adrift of leader Viktor Manakov.

Katie Archibald, winner of bronze in the team pursuit on Friday, was sixth in the scratch race, won by Cuba's Arlenis Sierra.


In the women’s sprint, British champion Katy Marchant exited in the 1/16 final against China’s Junhong Lin while Jess Varnish reached the 1/8 final repechages before losing out to France’s Virginie Cueff.

China’s Zhong Tianshi won gold.

Jason Kenny went out of the men’s keirin in the first round, losing his repechage to Simon van Velthooven as Germany’s Joachim Eilers won gold ahead of Matthew Glaetzer and Edward Dawkins.

The opening round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup concludes on Sunday.


Men's individual pursuit

Women's omnium

Men's omnium

Men's keirin

Women's sprint

Women's scratch race