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UCI Track World Cup #2 New Zealand Day 3 Results – Omnium GOLD for Beveridge, Keirin Bronze for Sullivan

by pedalmag.com
Women's Omnium podium (l-r) Edmonson, Beveridge, D'Hoore  ©  Guy Swarbrick
December 06, 2015 (Cambridge, NZ) – Allison Beveridge won women’s Omnium gold on Day 3 of the UCI Track World Cup #2 in New Zealand. Tied for third coming into the final three events she finished third in the 500m TT, won the Flying Lap and placed second in the final Points Race to claim the overall victory. Annette Edmondson (Australia) finished second and Jolien D’Hoore (Belgium) was third.

Beveridge in action  ©  Guy Swarbrick

Beveridge, 22, exceeded expectations by winning the women’s Omnium in her only second World Cup attempt at the discipline. She rode a strong final Points Race to hold off world champion Edmondson.

“This is only my second World Cup Omnium,” said Beveridge.  “I rode one a couple of years ago but I’ve not rode one for a while so I didn’t know what to expect.

“Definitely my focus is the team pursuit. We have a really strong team and we are trying to put it together over the next eight months. It’s our total focus. We are really coming together and so we are pushing it and want to let people know that we are knocking on the door for Rio,” she added.

Allison Beveridge  ©  Guy Swarbrick

In the women’s Keirin fellow Canuck, Monique Sullivan, initially finished fourth but was promoted to third place, her career-first World Cup medal, after Korea’s Hyejin Lee was relegated for not holding her line in the final sprint. China’s Shaung Guo won in a photo finish against Australian Anna Meares following a titantic battle for an outstanding final.

Women's Keirin podium (l-r) Meares, Guo, Sullivan  ©  Guy Swarbrick
UCI Track Cycling World Cup II 2015-16 - Cambridge, New Zealand

More results to follow.


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