Valente’s second medal tops fourth day of Jr. Track Worlds

  
  


Jenn Valente added a third medal to her personal stash from this year's Junior Track World Championships. (Photo by http://velostar.ru)
Jenn Valente added a third medal to her personal stash from this year's Junior Track World Championships. (Photo by http://velostar.ru)
Jennifer Valente
(San Diego, Calif./Adams Avenue Bicycles-G S) added a second medal Saturday to her personal total at the Union Cycliste Internationale’s Junior Track World Championships at the Krylatskoe Velodrome in Moscow, Russia.
 
Valente earned a bronze medal in the keirin after capturing a gold medal in the scratch race on Friday. Valente placed second in her initial heat to advance to the second round. Valente placed third in each of her two subsequent races, including the 1-6 finals, to earn the bronze medal. Chloe Chepigin (Chappaqua, N.Y./Young Medalists-Team Rothrock) also contested the women’s keirin and placed fourth in her opening round and advanced to the repechage. Chepigin did not advance through the repechage, finishing 17th.
 
“I think Jenn was a little surprised she made the final, but after watching replays of her races, she started to believe that she could do some damage in the final,” USA Cycling Sprint Program Director Jamie Staff said. “The keirin is relatively new to Jenn, due to the little opportunities available to race the event. She is a bike racer though and I told her to treat it like the last two laps of the scratch she won yesterday (Friday). Jenn fought for her place in the race, and basically made her way to the front half of the race. Thanks to her great speed endurance, she was able to finish a solid third place, which  placed a solid smile on her face!”
 
In the second day of the women’s omnium, Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./FLYING PIGS) finished 12th in the two-kilometer individual pursuit, 11th in the 7.5-kilometer scratch race and 13th in the 500-meter time trial to finished 13th overall.
 
In the men’s contests, Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./SUB 49) finished seventh in the men’s sprint contest. Mathew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club-Hincapie Development team) finished 17th in the individual pursuit. Andrew Lanier (Gilroy, Calif./Team Specialized Racing-Team Specialized Racing Juniors) crossed the finish line 22nd to earn 25th place in the men’s points race.
 
Baranoski and Kaleb Koch (Glenview, Ill./Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.-ISCorp Cycling Team) are each scheduled to contest the men’s keirin Sunday. Valente and Chepigin will contest the women’s 500-meter time trial on the final day of the  Union Cycliste Internationale’s Junior Track World Championships at the Krylatskoe Velodrome in Moscow, Russia.
 
UCI Junior Track World Championships
Moscow Russia
August 17-21, 2011

 
FULL RESULTS
 
Women’s Keirin
1. Anastasiya Voynova (RUS)
2. Stephanie McKenzie (NZL)
3. Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./Adams Avenue Bicycles-G S)
17. Chloe Chepigin (Chappaqua, N.Y./Young Medalists-Team Rothrock)
 
Women’s Omnium
1. Taylah Jennings (AUS) 6
2. Alina Bondarenko (RUS) 18
3. Ingrid Drexel (MEX) 28
13. Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./FLYING PIGS) 74
 
Men’s Sprint
1. John Paul (GBR)
2. Julien Palma (FRA)
3. Max Niederlag (GER)
7. Matt Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./SUB 49)
 
Men’s Individual Pursuit
1. Sanghoon Park (KOR)
2. Moritz Schaffner (GER)
3. Jackson Law (AUS)
17. Mathew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club-Hincapie Development team)
 
Men’s Points Race
1. Domenic Weinstein (GER) 37
2. Mher Mkrtchyan (ARM) 36
3. Alex Frame (NZL) 33
25. Andrew Lanier (Gilroy, Calif./Team Specialized Racing-Team Specialized Racing Juniors) 0

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