UCI Juniors Track World Championships: A great day for Russia
European Champion in the 500 metres last month in Anadia, Portugal, Tatiana Kiseleva swapped her star studded jersey for the rainbow jersey of UCI Juniors Track World Champion. The Russian, fourth last year, won in 35”470 in front of the Australian Courtney Field (35”569) and Germany’s Emma Hinze (35”662).
Men’s scratch: Sergey Rostovtsev adds to Russia’s success
Russia’s national team continued its gold collection after Tatiana Kiseleva’s win in the 500 metres, with Sergey Rostovtsev dominating the scratch. The first-year junior claimed the title of Junior Track World Champion by beating Denmark’s Mathias Albrechtsen and Portugal’s Rui Filipe Oliveria.
Men’s pursuit: Ivo Emmanuel Oliveira a cut above the rest
The Portuguese Ivo Emmanuel Oliveira, only eighth in the pursuit last year, easily won at the UCI Juniors Track World Championships this year. He completed the final in 3’18”905, while the New Zealander Regan Gough finished in 3’22”277. In the ride-off for bronze, Australia’s Daniel Fitter (3’21”165) dominated fellow countryman Callum Scotson (3’24”894).
Men’s keirin: A third for Russia
It was a great day for the Russians at the Gwang Myeong velodrome. Sergey Gorlov clocked up his country’s third title by winning the keirin. In doing so he out-raced French athlete Benjamin Gil and Poland’s Patryk Rajkowski.
Women’s pursuit: Revenge for the Australians
Unbeaten since 1998, the Australians had to make do with third place in Glasgow last year behind the Russians and the English. They came back with a vengeance! After the victory of the junior men, Macey Stewart, Alexandra Manly, Josie Talbot (already third in the scratch) and Danielle Mckinnirey returned to Australia’s winning tradition. In doing so they beat the national junior record in 4’37”891. Italy took the silver medal and New Zealand bronze.
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