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.
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.
More results to follow.