Second in the keirin the day before, the Oceania Champion Matthew Glaetzer won the first individual sprint of the season, dominating Great Britain’s Jason Kenny, triple Olympic Champion (individual in 2008 and team sprint 2008 and 2012). The Australian confided: “I knew it was going to be super tough to beat Kenny because he seems to keep improving through a sprint competition. So to beat him after he knocked me out of the sprint in Glasgow was great.” Glaetzer will wear the UCI Track Cycling World Cup leader’s jersey in London December 5-7: “I am really satisfied with how I am racing at the moment. Each competition is growing me as an athlete and to have success at Oceanias and now this win here in Guadalajara, it is really encouraging for future competitions.”
Third in the keirin, the Colombian Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata occupies the same spot on the podium in the individual sprint.
Omnium: Liss is regular
Two years after Glasgow, the young Lucas Liss, aged 22, claimed another victory in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Omnium. Fourth in the Scratch, second in the individual pursuit, third in the elimination, winner of the kilometre and fourth in the flying start, the German athlete finished the Guadalajara event with 182 points. Australian Glen O’Shea finished second with 160 points, while Bobby Lea (USA) took third place, 10 points further back. Not long graduated from the Junior ranks, Denmark’s Casper Philipp Pedersen finished fifth with 132 points.
Keirin: Chinese double
Second the day before in the individual sprint, Guo Shuang (Team Max success Pro Cycling) won the keirin in Guadalajara. Ten years after her victory in Moscow, the 28-year-old Chinese athlete is still one of the major players on the circuit. Another Chinese Tianshi Zhong (China 361° Cycling Team) finished second while Australia’s Anna Meares (Team Jayco-AIS) took bronze.
Omnium: Leader’s jersey for D’hoore
Jolien D’hoore, silver medallist at the European Championships, tasted victory on the Guadalajara track. The Belgian took honours in the Omnium after finishing third in the Scratch, fourth in the pursuit and the elimination, and second in the 500 metres and flying start. She totalled 180 points, six points ahead of the Cuban Marlies Mejias Garcia. Poland’s Malgorzata Wojtyra finished third with 158 points. For her début in the Elite ranks, double UCI Junior Road World Champion and Omnium World Champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) took fourth place with 124 points. She promises to quickly join the world’s best in the speciality.
The second round of the 2014-2015 UCI Track Cycling World Cup will take place in London (Great Britain) from December 5th to 7th.