Winder pursuit fourth opens Track Worlds


(March 2, 2016) – Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare) took fourth in the women’s individual pursuit, opening competition for Team USA at the 2016 UCI Track World Championships in London, England.
Winder fell to Canada's Annie Foreman-Mackey in the bronze medal race.
Winder narrowly missed the podium on Wednesday, falling to Canada's Annie Foreman-Mackey in the bronze medal race. (photo by Casey B. Gibson)

Winder qualified fourth earlier in the day with a 3:37.016 run and faced Canada’s Annie Foreman-Mackey in the bronze medal match. Winder clocked a 3:39.902 in the final, falling to Foreman-Mackey by 3.847 seconds. Rebecca Wiasak (AUS) took gold in 3:34.099, while Malgorzata Wojtyra (POL) earned silver in 3:41.904.
Jake Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao), who will represent Team USA in the men’s omnium, took 17th in the men’s scratch race, finishing two laps back. Sebastian Mora Verdi (ESP) won gold, followed by Ignacio Prado (MEX) for silver and Claudio Imhof (SUI) for bronze.
Competition resumes on Thursday in London, as the women’s team pursuit squad will contest the qualifying round, while Kim Geist (Emmaus, Pa./Chester County Cycling Foundation-Team Alliance Environmental) will take on the women’s scratch race. Competition begins at 1 p.m. local time/8 a.m. EST.
2016 UCI Track World Championships
London, England
March 2-6, 2016
Women’s Individual Pursuit
1. Rebecca Wiasak (AUS)
2. Malgorzata Wojtyra (POL)
3. Annie Foreman-Mackey (CAN)
4. Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare)
Men’s Scratch Race
1. Sebastian Mora Verdi (ESP)
2. Ignacio Prado (MEX)
3. Claudio Imhof (SUI)
17. Jake Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao)

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