Scott Law Claims Omnium Silver On Final Day Of London World Cup

Reigning Oceania Champion Scott Law (NSW) added a third silver medal to Australia?s tally in the omnium on the final day of competition at the UCI Track World Cup in London, Sunday.

Isabella King (WA) finished fourth in the omnium and Anna Meares (SA) eighth in the keirin.

Australia finished the World Cup with three silver medals from the women?s team pursuit, men’s team sprint and men?s omnium and one gold from Amy Cure (TAS) in the Class 1 UCI points race.

The next round of the World Cup series takes place in Cali, Colombia from 17-18 January 2015.

Men?s Omnium

Day two got off to a great start for Scott Law as he claimed the 1km time trial in a time of 1min 3.513secs, moving him from seventh to third in the overall standings.

Law?s strength against the clock also saw him take the win in the flying lap in 13.186secs to climb to second overall.

Heading in to the points race with a 24-point deficit to Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombia) gold was still potentially up for grabs for Law. With both Law and Gaviria Rendon claiming points the gap remained steady.

Law rode a tactically smart points race to hold off a challenge from Bobby Lea (United States) to claim silver. “I’m very happy with how I went,” said Law. “I didn’t have the greatest first day but Matt Gilmore kept my head on straight and I knew day two would be better.”

“It feels a little strange being back at a World Cup,” added Law whose last appearance at a World Cup was in December 2010 in Cali. “I didn’t set myself high goals going into London, I just wanted to see how I would go.”

Women?s Omnium

Heading in to the final three events Isabella King was sitting in third position on 98 points, 20 off the lead.

Seventh in a time of 36.566secs in the 500m time trial saw King equal third. King followed that posting the tenth fastest flying lap of 14.734secs.

Heading in to the points race King was sitting fourth just outside the medals. King picked up points across the sprints but was unable to move on to the podium, remaining fourth.

Laura Trott (Great Britain) claimed gold ahead of Jolien D?hoore (Belgium) and Kirsten Wild (Netherlands).

Women?s Keirin

Anna Meares won her first round keirin heat over Nicky Degrendele (Belgium). A fifth place finish in the second round saw Meares proceed to the 7-12 final, where she finished second to conclude the competition in eighth place. Men?s Sprint Reigning Oceania champion and Guadalajara sprint winner Matthew Glaetzer (SA) was the third fastest qualifier in 10.015secs. Peter Lewis (NSW) was one spot back in fourth with the same time. Mitch Bullen (NSW) set the 26th fastest time of 10.268, just missing out on advancing to the 1/16 finals. Glaetzer moved through the 1/16 final with a win over Eoin Mullen (Ireland). Lewis lost his heat to Denis Dmitriev (Russia). A photo finish was required in the 1/8 final with Nikita Shurshin (Russia) narrowly advancing over Glaetzer. It was another photo finish in the repechage. Glaetzer missed out on advancing by one thousandth of a second. Text via Cycling Australia Media Release

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