Team pursuit silver highlights track world cup in Guadalajara


Guadalajara, Mexico (Jan. 19, 2014) -- Team USA wrapped up the 2013-14 UCI Track World Cup season with a silver medal in the women's team pursuit in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The women's team pursuit team accepts the silver medal.
The U.S. women's team pursuit accepts the silver medal on Jan. 17, 2014, at the UCI Track World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. (photo by Benjamin Sharp)
The squad of Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare), Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./UnitedHealthcare), Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif.) and Jade Wilcoxson (Talent, Ore./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) earned second place in Friday night's final that was won by the team from Canada. The silver-medal performance moved the U.S. from fourth place to third place in the final World Cup standings with 706 total points. Canada placed first in the standings with 840 points, while Australia took second with 720.
Valente also competed in the women's scratch race on Friday where she finished in eighth place. Hong Kong's Xiao Juan Diao took the gold medal ahead of Colombia's Jannie Salcedo and Russia's Evgeniya Romanyuta. Valente finishes the world cup season ranked 15th in the scratch race standings.
On the men's side, Jacob Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao) placed 14th in the omnium held Saturday and Sunday, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the scratch race. Tirian McManus of Australia placed first with 26 points, while Belgium's Jasper De Buyst took the silver medal and Thomas Boudat of France claimed the bronze. Duehring ends the World Cup season 12th in the overall standings.
Next up for the U.S. team are the 2014 UCI Track World Championships to be held February 26-March 2 in Cali, Colombia.

2013 UCI Track World Cup
January 17-19, 2014
Guadalajara, Mexico

Women’s Team Pursuit
1. Canada
2. United States
Cari Higgins
(Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare)
Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./UnitedHealthcare)
Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif.)
Jade Wilcoxson (Talent, Ore./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
3. Australia

Women's Team Pursuit Final World Cup Standings
1. Canada - 840 points
2. Australia - 720 points
3. United States - 706 points

Women’s Scratch Race
1. Xiao Juan Diao (HKG)
2. Jannie Salcedo (COL)
3. Evgeniya Romanyuta (RUS) -1 lap
8. Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif.) -1 lap

Women's Scratch Race Final World Cup Standings
1. Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (ESP) 211 points
2. Laurie Berthon (FRA) 203 points
3. Malgorzata Wojtyra (POL) 199 points
15 Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif.) 82 points
25. Beth Newell (Oakland, Calif. / NOW and Novartis for MS) 42 points
Men's Omnium
1. Tirian McManus (AUS) 26 points
2. Jasper De Buyst (BEL) 27 points
3. Thomas Boudat (FRA) 30 points
14. Jacob Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao) 72 points
Flying Lap - 17th place (13.619)
Points Race - 13th place (4 total points)
Elimination Race - 12th place
Individual pursuit - 12th place (4:35.535)
Scratch Race - 4th place
1 kilometer time trial - 14th place (1:05.548)

Men's Omnium Final World Cup Standings
1. Jasper De Buyst (BEL) 420 points
2. Tim Veldt (NED) 314 points
3. Thomas Boudat (FRA) 300 points
12. Jacob Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao) 138 points

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