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UCI Track World Cup, Cali - Day 1
Published: 11 October 2012
Competition has begun in Cali, with round one of the UCI Track World Cup now under way and a medal for Team SWI Welsh Cycling.
Team SWI Welsh Cycling take their first medal at the UCI Track World Cup, claiming silver in the Women's Team Pursuit Final. They faced Italy in the final, just a few hours after the qualifiers that took place earlier in the afternoon. Posting a time of 3:30.891 the Team took almost 2 seconds off their qualifying time. It was the first competition for Horne, Roberts and Barker to compete in together, with the trio working well to get a result.
Team SWI Welsh Cycling qualified fastest in the Women’s Team Pursuit. Ciara Horne, Amy Roberts and Elinor Barker posted a time of 3:32.390 in Cali. They were 0.9 seconds quicker than their Italian rivals, who they challenged for the gold medal. With a limited field of just five teams at the start of the new Olympic cycle, it is expected the competition will increase as the season progresses and will test the team further.
Jon Mould began the Omnium with 11th in the Flying Lap from a field of 16, and 4th in the Points race. This placed him 8th going into the third event, Elimination, in the evening session. Jon took to the boards for the Elimination, but could only manage to hang on to 15th place finish. Going into day two, Jon will tackle the Individual Pursuit, Time Trial and the Scratch Race, one of Jon's stronger events.
After taking a silver in the Team Pursuit in two 3km efforts on track, Amy Roberts returned to compete in the Women's Scratch race on day one of competition. With a start list of 14 riders posted, the competition was fierce. She finished the Scratch race in 9th position, where victory was taken by Australia's Isabella King.
Women's Team Pursuit
1st Isabella King AUS
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