Track Nationals Days 4&5

Track Nationals Days 4&5

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Day 5 - BC report

Jon Mould and Owain Doull rounded off the 2011 Track National Championships with two more titles for the Welsh. 

First up was Jon Mould in the Omnium event. Mould had already demonstrated his good form earlier in the Championships he set out to add a 2nd title to his 2011 resume. Jonathan Mould ended up as the national Omnium champion after a very consistent performance across the four events: he won the flying lap and the elimination race, was second in the scratch and third in the points race.

Owain Doull with his Hargroves team mate Jonathan Dibben put on an impressive and dominant display of Madison riding to win the Junior title. Winning all of sprints comfortably the two riders were untouchable throughout.

Owain Doull said: "We worked really hard in yesterday's race and the legs were heavy. We weren't sure what to expect as a lot of the other racers haven't had the last few days we have had. Luckily for us, it wasn't as aggressive as it usually is, it fell straight into our game plan. We weren't too sharp coming into the race, we were going to play it by ear and see how the first sprint goes.

"We wanted to save energy and get the changes bang on because we knew if we got the changes right it would be a lot easier. We contemplated pressing onto to see if we could get a lap but the legs were tiring up."


Jon Mould gets ready to role into his flying lap


Day 4 - BC report here>>>

Becky James claimed her 2nd title of the Championships with a comfortable win in the womens Kierin event. James controlled the race from the front showing her rivals a clean set of wheels to comfortably sprint to victory.

Amy Hill and Emily Nelson teamed up together to take part in the National Youth Girls Madison Championships. Riding in Nelsons club kit of Halesowen the two riders put their latest run of good form into good use to take themselves to the title ahead of fellow Welsh rider Rebecca Hunt who came home in the bronze medal position with team mate Emily Kay.


James powers her way to the line


A delighted Becky James responds to the crowds applause

Wales rule the Madison Amy Hill (above) Hill and Emily Nelson below are interviewed after their win


Day 3 - BC report here>>>

Becky James won her first National Womens Sprint Championship on day 3 of the Track Nationals in Manchester. James best Varnish 2.0 with an impressive display of speed and power. With the battle for places on the Olympics team hotting up, this result will surely put her as front runner for Olympic Games selection.

Jon Mould carried on his run of great form by going one better than his silver on day 2 of the championships by winning the Senior Mens Scratch race. Moulds pace on the final lap of the race was too much for his rivals to match, taking his to a well earned title.


Day 2 - BC report here>>>

Jon Mould opened his National Champs account with an impressive Silver medal in the Mens 40k Points race. Mould was beaten by Sky Pro, Peter Kennaugh in an exciting and fast paced event. After gaining a lap Mould made a valiant effort to over haul the Sky rider in the final few sprints but it was Kennaugh who ended up taking the spoils at the end of the race.

Sam Harrison continued his pursuit of a National title by finishing 3rd in the 1km TT . The 1km event is one of the toughest on the National programme and the event is not Harrisons specialist event. Relying on fitness and raw talent, Harrison managed to get himself into the bronze medal position with a time of 1:04.790. Following on from his pursuit silver on Thursday Harrison is looking in good form for the Omnium events in the upcoming World Cups.


Jon Mould, on the wheel of Kennaugh

Mould and the 100% ME boys did their best to try and crack Kennaugh


Sam Harrison in full flight in the 1km TT


Day 1 - BC report here>>>

Becky James and Sam Harrison opened their Senior Track Nationals campaigns, bothwinning silver medals in the Womens 500mtr TT and the Open Mens 4k Pursuit on day 1 of the Track Nationals in Manchester.


Becky James on her way to the silver medal in the 5oomtr TT in a time of 35.142


Sam Harrison pushes hard to win himself a silver medal in the 4k pursuit. Qual time 4:28.965


Junior rider Owain Doull came home in a fantastic 7th place with a time of 4:41.170