More World Records fall on Day 4 of UCI Junior Track Cycling Worlds
Day 4 of the 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships saw world titles awarded in five events, with four countries represented on the top step of the podium. France added two more titles to bring their total to three, with Denmark winning its second,and New Zealand and Canada each winning their first titles. Two world records were also set, bringing the total number to six for these championships.
France's Mathilde Gros won her second world title in the women's 500 metre time trial, setting her second world record of the Championships in the process. Gros won with a time of 33.937 seconds, 0.364 seconds ahead of former world record holder Lea Sophie Friedrich of Germany. Yana Tyshenko of Russia took the bronze medal.
France won its second title of the day in the men's sprint, with Rayan Helal beating Dmitry Nesterov of Russia. James Brister of Australia won the bronze medal.
Maggie Coles-Lyster of Canada followed up her silver medal in the Omnium with gold in the women's points race. Coles-Lyster was one of six riders to lap the field, and then scored points in five of eight intermediate sprints to win with 41 points. Marii Novolodskaya of Russia finished a distant second with 29 points, tied with Chiara Consonni of Italy.
In the women's individual pursuit, Ellesse Andrews of New Zealand shattered the old record by over four seconds in qualifying, with a time of two minutes and 18.080 seconds. She won the gold medal final against Letizia Paternoster of Italy, with Elena Pirrone of Italy finishing third.
The final title of the day was awarded in the men's Omnium, with Julius Johansen of Denmark winning with a total of 117 points after a first and two second places in the first three events. Stephen Cuff of Australia took silver with 109 points, followed by Uladzislau Tsimoshyk of Belarus at 96 points for the bronze.