Valente strikes gold on third day of junior track worlds

  
  


Jenn Valente's gold highlighted a strong day at Junior Track World Championships. (Photo by http://velostar.ru)
Jenn Valente's gold highlighted a strong day at Junior Track World Championships. (Photo by http://velostar.ru)
Jennifer Valente
(San Diego, Calif./Adams Avenue Bicycles-G S) was the first American to ascend to the top of the podium at the Union Cycliste Internationale’s Junior Track World Championships. Valente earned a gold medal in the scratch race Friday at the Krylatskoe Velodrome in Moscow, Russia.

Valente rode a tactical and patient race and was in a good position with two laps remaining in the contest. At the sound of the bell, Valente attacked and led the race without competition, coasting to victory.

Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./SUB 49) continued to perform well, placing seventh in the men’s sprint. Baranoski knocked out the fourth seed Luke Parker (AUS) and then ninth seed Timothy McMillan (AUS) in the 1/8th final before losing in three rides to John Paul (GBR) in the 1/4 final. After a very short break, Baranoski recovered sufficiently to place seventh in the 5-8 final.

Mathew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club-Hincapie Development team) came on strong on the second day of the men’s omnium races to finish 17th overall. Lipscomb placed seventh in the individual pursuit before finishing sixth in the 10-kilometer scratch race and 14th in the one-kilometer time trial.

Contesting the women’s omnium for the United States of America is Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./FLYING PIGS). Wilson earned a 13th-place finish in the flying lap and a 12th–place result in the points race.

UCI Junior Track World Championships
Moscow Russia
August 17-21, 2011


FULL RESULTS

Women’s Scratch
1. Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./Adams Avenue Bicycles-G S)
2. Georgia Baker (AUS)
3. Cassie Cameron (NZL)

Men’s Omnium
1. Caleb Ewan (AUS) 24
2. Roman Ivlev (RUS) 29
3. Dylan Kennett (NZL) 32
17. Mathew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./ Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club-Hincapie Development team) 93

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