Team USN’s Jon Mould finished fifth in the scratch at the Tissott UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles, with Rachel James and Lewis Oliva in action in the keirin and sprint.
Lewis Oliva qualified sixth fastest in the men’s sprint in a time of 10.002 – just missing out on an automatic route to the 1/8 finals by less than a tenth of a second.
Oliva was drawn against South Korea’s Chaebin Im In the 1/16 finals, but failed to advance with Russia’s Denis Dmitriev taking the gold.
Abergavenny’s Rachel James made her UCI Track World Cup debut with Team USN in Los Angeles. She finished fifth in her keirin first round heat, with Germany’s Kristina Vogel taking the win.That result pushed James into the repechages, where she kept her chances in the competition alive by finishing second behind Colombia’s Martha Bayona Pineda.
In the second round, James finished fourth as Vogel once again picked up a win, on her way to gold in the keirin final, with James taking 10th place in the minor final.
Returning to the track from a road block in Australia with JLT Condor, Jon Mould was part of a seven rider group to take a lap in the men’s scratch race. But he missed out on the medal positions in the final sprint, settling for a strong fifth overall as Belarus’ Yauheni Karaliok won gold.
On the final day of competition, Rachel James is in action in the sprint, with Lewis Oliva looking to add to his bronze medal won in the keirin in the opening world cup round in Glasgow last November.
Mould and Sam Harrison will also team up in the Madison, the final event of the world cup weekend.
For Great Britain Cycling Team, Wales’ Elinor Barker will team up with Ellie Dickinson in the Madison, with Barker also set to compete in the scratch race.
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