Australia protects its world title in guys's team pursuit

Australia protects its world title in guys's team pursuit

HONG KONG (AP)” Australia defended its title in the men’s team quest on Thursday at the globe track cycling championships.

Sam Welsford, Cameron Meyer, Alexander Doorperson as well as Nicholas Yallouris won in 3 mins, 51.503 secs, defeating in 2014’s runner-up New Zealand by more than 2 secs in the final at the Hong Kong Velodrome.

“We had a time in mind. We had a 3:52 in mind to ride … as well as we beat it by a 2nd and that was enough to win the world title,” Meyer said.

Italy won the bronze medal, beating Olympic champ Britain.

In the females’s team quest, Kelly Catlin, Chloe Dygert, Kimberly Geist and Jennifer Valente of the United States maintained their world title in the wardrobe race of the evening, defeating Australia by only.417 secs. New Zealand took bronze.

Azizulhasni Awang of Malaysia, the Olympic bronze champion, won the men’s kerin for his initial major gold medal.

“I have actually been pursuing One Decade, considering that 2007 until now, as well as finally it’s my time to be a world champion,” Awang claimed.

Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata of Colombia was 2nd as well as Thomas Babek of the Czech Republic took bronze.

In the men’s 15-kilometer scrape race, Adrian Teklinski of Poland won gold. Lucas Liss of Germany took silver and Christopher Latham of Britain obtained bronze.

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