Vogel wins every heat for her 3rd world sprint cycling gold

  • Vogel wins every heat for her 3rd world sprint cycling gold

Vogel wins every heat for her 3rd world sprint cycling gold

It provided a welcome boost for Britain, who have been under fire over claims of sexism and bullying, while a new-look team has dropped off the pace set at last year's Olympics.

Dutch rider Kirsten Wild finished third in the 100-lap race.

"I really thought I had lost it after the elimination race", Archibald told the AP. "On the way back to Malaysia, I'm going to wear it too".

In the women's team pursuit, the United States retained its world title by beating Australia.

"I know to get knocked out in the first round is not what we expect from a medallist, but the preparation coming into this competition is about the process leading on to Tokyo".

The US team of Kelly Catlin, Chloe Dygert, Jennifer Valente and the veteran Sarah Hammer charged into an early lead, but Australia recovered by the 2,500 metre mark and the teams raced to the finish with neither able to stay in front. Only the top four ranked teams can bid for gold.

"I had this one chance to focus on it, not that I would have changed yesterday for anything".

"I only switched to Keirin racing three years ago".

She said: "I didn't race to how well I was performing in training, and I'm quite gutted".

"To get two seconds and a gold, if I can compete like that against some of these riders it should put me in an okay place for the omnium. The outcome was what we got tonight which is great".

Barker trailed Hammer by 51 to 39 points with only one sprint and 29 laps remaining, but she dealt the winning blow with 15 laps to go as she attacked.

Archibald scored two points in the first sprint and five in the second to take a six-point lead over Cure, who then joined two others in a break as she sought to take a lap.

"It would've been not unexpected for them to come here a little bit reserved, a little bit reticent nearly, bearing in mind the level of public criticism there's been of British Cycling over recent months", said Park, who has joined after 15 years running the British sailing team.

She was also part of the team that won the gold medal in the event in last year's world championships.