World Track Cycling Championships Results

Results from the first day of the world track cycling championships here on Wednesday: Men Kilometre 1. Francois Pervis (FRA) 1min 00.221sec 2. Simon Van Velthooven (NZL) 1:00.869 3. Joachim Eilers (GER) 1:01.450 4. Kian Emadi-Coffin (GBR) 1:01.756 5. Eric Engler (GER) 1:01.762 6. Teun Mulder … [Read more...]

Meares hopes for Olympic revenge after Pendleton loss

by Justin Davis MELBOURNE, April 6, 2012 (AFP) - Australia's Anna Meares has promised Victoria Pendleton that their sprint rivalry is far from over after losing her world crown to the Briton at the world track cycling championships Friday. Pendleton recovered from a crash in her semi-final with Meares to beat the Australian and advance to a final with Lithuania's Simona … [Read more...]

O’Shea beats Bell to men’s world omnium crown

MELBOURNE, April 6, 2012 (AFP) - Australian Glenn O'Shea produced a solid performance in the kilometre time trial to claim his maiden gold in the six-event omnium at the world track cycling championships Friday. Canada's Zach Bell, who was leading the Australian prior to the final event, took the silver with Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen finishing third to take the bronze. The … [Read more...]

Australia’s Meares Claims Maiden World Sprint Crown

by Justin Davis APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 26, 2011 (AFP) - Anna Meares of Australia dominated Lithuania's Simona Krupeckaite 2-0 to claim her maiden sprint title at the world track cycling championships Saturday. Meares, 27, had beaten reigning and five-time world champion Victoria Pendleton of Britain in the semi-finals to secure her final spot. And the Queenslander, … [Read more...]

Perkins Takes ‘Hero’ Hoy’s World Keirin Crown

by Justin Davis APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 26, 2011 (AFP) - Shane Perkins of Australia pipped Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain to win the men's keirin title at the world track cycling championships Saturday. Perkins, who finished second in the sprint tournament last year, claimed his maiden senior title at the championships after several years of seeing fellow … [Read more...]

Australia’s Freiberg Wins Men’s Omnium World Crown

APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 26, 2011 (AFP) - Michael Freiberg of Australia claimed the omnium gold at the world track cycling championships Saturday. Freiberg secured the title in the sixth and final race of the multi-discipline event -- the 1km time trial -- to beat New Zealand's Shane Archbold into second place. Belgian Gijs van Hoecke finished third to take the bronze. … [Read more...]

Australia’s Meares Claims Maiden World Sprint Crown

APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 26, 2011 - Anna Meares of Australia dominated Lithuania's Simona Krupeckaite 2-0 to claim her maiden sprint title at the world track cycling championships Saturday. Meares, 27, had beaten reigning and five-time world champion Victoria Pendleton of Britain in the semi-finals to secure her final spot. And the Queenslander, who gave up the defense of her … [Read more...]

Bobridge, Meares Keep Australia On Gold Track

Written by: Justin Davis APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 24, 2011 (AFP) - World record holder Jack Bobridge continued Australia's domination of the world track cycling championships Thursday when he claimed his maiden pursuit gold medal. Bobridge, 21, helped Australia to team pursuit gold on Wednesday as his squad defended the title they won last year in Copenhagen. And the … [Read more...]

GB Opts Out Of Men’s Individual Pursuit

APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 24, 2011 (AFP) - Great Britain have opted out of competing in the men's individual pursuit here at the world track cycling championships Thursday. Championship debutant Samuel Harrison had been scheduled to compete in qualifying for the 4km event in a bid to make it to the medal rounds. However the Welshman has now been slated for the Omnium, in which … [Read more...]

Brits Trail As French and Aussies Strike Gold

Written by: Justin Davis APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 23, 2011 - Olympic track cycling kings Britain confirmed their focus is fully on London 2012 when they failed to strike gold on the first day of the world track cycling championships Wednesday. Australia and France meanwhile won one gold apiece -- in the men's Olympic events of team pursuit and team sprint -- as Belarus … [Read more...]