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Victories for Allison Beveridge and Jasmin Duehring at Six Day Berlin

Beveridge wins the UCI omnium while Duehring scores multiple event wins

Beveridge in action at the head of affairs. Photo: Six Day Berlin

With the 2018 UCI track cycling world championships a little over a month away, Jarmin Duehring and Allison Beveridge traveled to Germany for the Six Day Berlin event (Jan 25-30). With a winter of training in their legs, they scored strong results continuing Canada’s momentum coming off the UCI Milton track World Cup in December where they both earned medals. Beveridge would win the UCI omnium event on Day 2 while Duehring scored numerous individual event victories.

On the opening day of the event, Duehring won the 10 km points racing earning 10 points and taking a maximum 50 points towards the Six Day overall classification. She finished ahead of Lisa Klein and Laurie Berthon who were equal at seven point. Beveridge finished in 15th. Berthon won the elimination race and the scratch race meaning she held the overall standings after the first day.

On day 2, the UCI omnium was contested which consists of a 7.5 km scratch race, a 7.5 km tempo race, the elimination race and the 20 km points race. Duehring would continue her momentum from day one taking the 7.5 km tempo race ahead of Maria Giulia Confalonieri and Klein. Beveridge ranked ninth as she targeted the omnium and rode strong in the elimination race earning second behind Confalonieri and ahead of Klein. Beveridge also won the 20 km points race to score her first event victory and take the overall UCI omnium win.

Jasmin Duehring celebrates a win. Photo: Six Day Berlin

“It feels pretty good to win, after some of the races we were pretty sore so to come out of that on top is a lot of fun,” Beveridge said after the race. “In a points race where it’s close but there’s still a gap, you have to put in some big sprints and some big moves and luckily I had the legs to back that up.”

Earlier on Day 2, Duehring and Beveridge placed fourth and fifth respectively in the 7.5 km scratch race won by Kimberley Geist. Beveridge held fourth in the general classification after the second day while Berthon continued to hold her lead.

The event continued on Saturday and will wrap up on Tuesday.