Oceania riders claim four gold at 2019 Junior Track World Championships
Oceania riders claimed nine medals including four world titles at the 2019 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Frankfurt, Germany, 14-18 August.
The nine medals came in eight of the 20 events with New Zealand snaring four including three gold to finish second on the medal tally behind hosts Germany. Australia with five medals and one gold were the fifth best team.
New Zealand’s Ally Wollaston claimed gold in the individual pursuit setting of the five fastest times in history to add the world title to her Oceania (2018) and New Zealand (2018 & 2019) crowns.
Laurence Pithie (New Zealand) earned two gold medals, first in the omnium before partnering Kiaan Watts to win a second in the Madison.
Ella Sibley (Australia) a dual gold medallist from the Oceania Track Championships in Adelaide last October earned gold on the opening day in the points race before showing her versatility to add keirin silver.
Australia’s men’s team sprint trio of John Trovas, Carlos Carisimo and Sam Gallagher won silver with Gallagher going on to add another silver to his collection in the keirin.
Graeme Frislie (Australia) the Oceania Championship silver medallist picked up omnium silver. New Zealand won a fifth consecutive medal in the women’s team pursuit with Emily Patterson, Mckenzie Milne, Ally Wollaston and Samantha Donnelly combining to claim silver.
Gold Ally Wollaston (NZL) – Women’s Individual Pursuit
Gold Laurence Pithie (NZL) – Men’s Omnium
Gold Ella Sibley (AUS) – Women’s Scratch Race
Gold Laurence Pithie & Kiaan Watts (NZL) – Men’s Madison
Silver Sam Gallagher (AUS) – Men’s Keirin
Silver Graeme Frislie (AUS) – Men’s Omnium
Silver Ella Sibley (AUS) – Women’s Keirin
Silver John Trovas, Carlos Carisimo & Sam Gallagher (AUS) – Men’s Team Sprint
Silver Emily Patterson, Mckenzie Milne, Ally Wollaston & Samantha Donnelly (NZL) – Women’s Team Pursuit