March 01, 2014 (Cali, Colombia) – Canada’s Jasmin Glaesser from Coquitlam, BC, brought home the bronze medal in the Women’s Points race on Day 4 at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.
Glaesser jumped to the front of the peloton early, placing third in the first sprint. Although briefly dropping back to sixth after 30 laps, she pushed forward to win the fifth sprint, solidifying her third-place position, which she was able to maintain until the end.
This is Canada’s second medal of the UCI Track World Championships as the Women’s Team Pursuit squad secured silver on Day 2 (Feb. 28).
“It was a tough race. Getting the win would definitely have been better but I’m happy nonetheless,” said Glaesser post-race. “I was able to get some early points and then took a lap with a few others early on. Mid-race was a bit tougher for me but I was able to get my legs back at the end to grab those few extra points to secure the bronze.”
In the Women’s Omnium fellow Canuck Laura Brown sits in 7th after three of six events as she finished ninth in the Flying 250m, then ninth again in the Points Race followed by a sixth in the Elimination race. Brown will compete the final three Omnium events on Sunday.
For Hugo Barrette it was a disappointing day in the men’s Sprint as he did not advance placing 29th in the qualifications – only the top 24 riders move on to the next round.
“This is the biggest disappointment I’ve had in my career so far,” Barrette told Sportcom. “This is truly the worst performance I’ve done in my career. I had a better time than that there are three and a half years while I am greatly improved since . It’s like a return to square one. We’ll have to analyze what happened and maybe see my preparation. There certainly was something that went wrong,” Barrette told Sportcom.
With files from Cycling Canada.
Women’s Points Race
1. Amy Cure (Australia) 38 pts
2. Stephanie Pohl (Germany) 35
3. Jasmin Glaesser (Canada) 32
4. Katie Archibald (Great Britain) 25
5. Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Colombia) 24
1. Francois Pervis (France) 9.742
2. Stefan Botticher (Germany) 9.790
3. Robert Forstemann (Germany) 9.852
4. Denis Dmitriev (Russia) 9.892
5. Max Niederlag (Germany) 9.923
29. Hugo Barrette (Canada) 10.359
Top 24 riders qualify for 1/16 finals
Standings after 3 events
1. Sarah Hammer (United States) 4 pts
2. Laura Trott (Great Britain) 10
3. Jolien D’Hoore (Belgium) 11
4. Annette Edmondson (Australia) 15
5. Katarzyna Pawlowska (Poland) 23
6. Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spain) 24
7. Laura Brown (Canada) 24
8. Jannie Milena Salcedo Zambrano (Colombia) 24
9. Tamara Balabolina (Russia) 26
10. Laurie Berthon (France) 28