Americans gaining valuable experience at 2013 Juniors Track Worlds

  
  


Nadia Latzgo paces Tara McCormick in the team sprint
Nadia Latzgo paces Tara McCormick in the team sprint. Photo: Guy Swarbrick

Glasgow, Scotland (August 8, 2013) — A young American squad continues to test themselves against the best junior track cyclists in the world at the 2013 UCI Juniors Track World Championships after two days of racing.

Competition began on Wednesday at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, Pa./EXERGY TWENTY16) and Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./ExergyTWENTY16) notched the best result for Team USA on the day, qualifying seventh in the women’s team sprint. The men’s team sprint squad of Calan Farley (Pittstown, N.J./Chester County Cycling Foundation), James Mellen (Schnecksville, Pa./Sprinter's Edge Track Development team) and Tyler Nothstein (Orefield, Pa./Chester County Cycling Foundation) also qualified in the top ten. Sarah Huang (Pleasant Prairie, Wis./ExergyTWENTY16) finished 12th in the women’s scratch race.

The team of Zach Carlson (Plano, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club), Jordan Cullen (Hudson, Wis./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) , Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) and Jonathan Schilling (Grover, Mo./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) were riding well in their team pursuit qualifying ride until a missed exchange on the last four laps slowed the third rider and led to an 18th-place finish.

Today’s second day of racing was highlighted by the women’s team pursuit squad of Huang, Latzgo, McCormick and Laurel Rathbun (Monument, Colo./Exergy TWENTY16) finishing ninth in qualifying. Latzgo also finished 15th in the women’s 500-meter time trial, with Shannon Bhatia (San Jose, Calif./Team TIBCO II) behind her in 16th.

On the men’s side, Carlson just missed a spot in the finals of the scratch race after placing 11th in his qualifying heat. In the men’s keirin, Farley places third in his first round repechage heat but did not advance. Mellen was fifth in his repechage heat. The men’s individual pursuit saw Dessau notch a personal best with a time of 3:29.058, dropping about six seconds from his previous best. It was good for 21st. Cullen finished behind him in 26th.

Competition continues on Friday with the men’s sprint and omnium. The women will compete in the sprint, points race and an omnium round. Visit the UCI Juniors Track World Championships website for a full schedule.

2013 UCI Juniors Track World Championships
August 7-11, 2013
Glasgow, Scotland

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DAY TWO

Men’s Individual Pursuit
1. Zachary Shaw (AUS) 3:21.1220
2. Callum Scotson (AUS) 3.24.1340
3. Pavel Chursin (RUS) 3.21.3940
Qualifying Round Results
21. Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) 3.29.058
26. Jordan Cullen (Hudson, Wis./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) 3:31.231

Men’s Keirin
1.  Sergej Gorlov (RUS)
2. Jaroslav Snasel (CZE)
3. Aleksandr Dubchenko (RUS)
T19. Calan Farley (Pittstown, N.J./Chester County Cycling Foundation) 3rd in his first round heat; 3rd in first round repechage heat
T31. James Mellen (Schnecksville, Pa./Sprinter's Edge Track Development team) 4th in his first round heat; 5th in first round repechage heat

Men’s Scratch Race
1. Manuel Porzner (GER)
2. Joshua Haggerty (NZL)
3. Cristian Cornejo (CHI)
Zach Carlson (Plano, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club) – 11th in qualifying heat, did not advance

Women’s Team Pursuit
1. Great Britain 4:36.147
2. Russia 4:39.122
3. Australia 4:38.108
Qualifying Round Results
9. United States of America 5:00.909
   Sarah Huang (Pleasant Prairie, Wis./ExergyTWENTY16)
   Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, Pa./EXERGY TWENTY16)
   Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./ExergyTWENTY16)
   Laurel Rathbun (Monument, Colo./Exergy TWENTY16)

Women’s 500m Time Trial
1. Dannielle Khan (GBR) 35.456
2. Melissandre Pain (FRA) +0.470
3. Tian Beckett (AUS) +0.676
15. Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, Pa./EXERGY TWENTY16) +4.168
16. Shannon Bhatia (San Jose, Calif./Team TIBCO II) +6.031

DAY ONE

 

Women’s Team Sprint
1. Australia 35.344
2. Russia 35.656
3. Korea 36.153
Qualifying Round Results
7. United States of America 38.280
   Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, Pa./EXERGY TWENTY16)
   Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif./ExergyTWENTY16)

Men’s Team Pursuit
1. Australia 4:06.182
2. New Zealand 4:12.298
3. Russia 4:09.755
Qualifying Round Results
18. United States of America 4:27.057
   Zach Carlson (Plano, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club)
   Jordan Cullen (Hudson, Wis./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) 
   Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development)
   Jonathan Schilling (Grover, Mo./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development)

Women’s Scratch Race
1. Jessica Parra (COL)
2. Kinley Gibson (CAN)
3. Amalie Dideriksen (DEN)
12. Sarah Huang (Pleasant Prairie, Wis./ExergyTWENTY16)

Men’s Team Sprint
1. Australia 45.639
2. Russia 45.714
3. Germany 45.581
Qualifying Round Results
10. United States of America 50.600
   Calan Farley (Pittstown, N.J./Chester County Cycling Foundation)
   James Mellen (Schnecksville, Pa./Sprinter's Edge Track Development team)
   Tyler Nothstein (Orefield, Pa./Chester County Cycling Foundation)



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