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Aussies roll in the medals at Track Worlds

3 March 2014

CYCLING - TRACK: Updates from the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Columbia.

3 Mar 2014 - Silver to Meares, Bronze to Edmondson

The final day of the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships netted Australia two medals, taking the team’s final tally to eight for the five-day Championships, equal with Germany for most by any nation.

Dual keirin world champion Anna Meares claimed her second silver medal of the week, while London Olympic omnium bronze medallist Annette Edmondson clinched her third consecutive World Championship podium appearance in the women’s omnium with bronze.

After winning the team pursuit gold medal on the opening night of competition, Alexander Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea teamed to finish fourteenth in the men's Madison.

In the night’s other final, an amazing recovery from South Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer following a crash in the keirin earlier in the week saw him finish fourth in the men's sprint final.

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2 Mar 2014 - Cure conquers Colombia to claim maiden world title

Tasmania’s Amy Cure has won her maiden world title after claiming the women’s 25km points race at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Columbia on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Cure, who hails from the Tasmanian town of Penguin, rode a calculated race beyond her years to win on 38 points head of Germany’s Stephanie Pohl and Canada’s Jasmin Glaesser.

It was the third podium appearance in three days for Cure after she took bronze in both the team and individual pursuit events held on day two and three.

In other events, South Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer progressed through to the semi finals of the men’s sprint competition less than 48 hours after being involved in a spectacular crash in the men’s keirin.

In a tough run for the Aussie sprint men on day four, Glaetzer became ‘Aussie Killer’ after knocking both Shane Perkins and Daniel Ellis out of the competition. 

In the omnium competition, South Australia’s Annette Edmondson sits in fourth place overall in the women’s event which concludes on Sunday, while Luke Davison finished thirteenth in the men’s event.

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1 Mar 2014 - Cure clinches Australia’s fifth medal of Track Worlds

Tasmania's Amy Cure secured Australia’s fifth medal of the 2014 UCI Track World Championship in Colombia with bronze in the women’s individual pursuit.

Reigning Olympic and 2011 world champion Anna Meares and fellow South Australian Steph Morton finished seventh and sixth respectively in the women’s sprint competition after being beaten at the quarterfinal stage.

South Australia’s O’Shea finished tenth in the men’s 40km points race, while at the halfway mark of the men’s omnium Luke Davison (SA) sits in fourteenth position.

The five-day Championships in Cali, Columbia continues on Saturday and concludes on Sunday.

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28 Feb 2014 - Edmondson’s gold shines for Australia in drama filled night in Cali

Twenty-year-old Alexander Edmondson’s second world championship title in as many nights punctuated a night of high drama for Australia at the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Colombia.

Edmondson secured Australia’s fourth consecutive crown in the men’s individual pursuit event, while Anna Meares collected silver in her pet event, the 500mt time trial, for her twenty first career World Championship medal.

The third podium of the evening came via the team pursuit quartet of Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure, Melissa Hoskins and Bella King who completed the full swag of medals for Australia with bronze.

In an action packed men’s keirin, Matthew Glaetzer survived a spectacular in the second round of the keirin which saw the South Australian slide 50 metres down the home straight and into the bend, and his bike catapulting into the stands.

Shane Perkins finished eighth in the event and likewise in the night’s other final - the men’s scratch race, Glenn O’Shea also finished eighth.

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27 Feb 2014 - Herculean comeback clinches team pursuit world title

Australia’s youthful quartet staged a herculean comeback to defend the team pursuit world title on the opening night the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Cali.

In other events, the Australian trio of Shane Perkins, Matthew Glaetzer and Daniel Ellis finished sixth in the men’s sprint final and Ashlee Ankudinoff finished nineteenth in the women’s 10km scratch race final.

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