Allison Beveridge has won her second medal of the Cambridge, New Zealand round of the track World Cup on Saturday. It was Team Canada’s third silver in two days in Cambridge. Beveridge was part of the women’s team pursuit squad that earned silver on Friday. Saturday’s medal is her fifth of the 2018-2019 World Cup season.
Beveridge got off on the right foot in the first event of the women’s omnium, with fourth place in the scratch race. Later, second in the tempo race gave her second spot overall before the break.
The elimination race was the scene of Beveridge’s second fourth place of the day, keeping her in second place within eight points of first place Annette Edmonson. Both Beveridge and Edmonson had the 17-point tallies in the last competition, the points race, and kept their positions.
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Day 2 of the 2018-2019 UCI track cycling World Cup’s fifth round started with women’s individual sprint qualifying. Amelia Walsh and Lauriane Genest, who posted the 11th fastest round in team sprint qualifying on Friday, faced the flying lap. Genest earned the sixth fastest time, advancing straight to 1/8 finals, while Walsh was 19th. Walsh met American Mandy Marquardt in Heat 6 of the 1/16 finals, and Genest was pitted against Brit Katy Marchant in Heat 6 of the 1/8 final. Neither Canada could overcome their opponents.
When it was time to follow the derny in the men’s keirin, Hugo Barrette was second in Heat 1 of the first round. In Heat 2 another Canadian, Nick Wammes of Pedal 2 the Medal, placed fifth and couldn’t advance out of the repechages.
In the second round, Barrette was second in Heat 2, putting him in the medal race with riders from New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, France and the Czech Republic. There, he took sixth.
On Sunday, Barrette and Wammes will contest the men’s individual sprint, Genest takes on the keirin and Beveridge and Steph Roorda look to win another madison medal.