Hammer leads omnium at halfway point of 2014 Track Worlds

  
  


Sarah Hammer on a straightaway in the women's omnium points race at the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia
Sarah Hammer on a straightaway in the women's omnium points race at the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia. (photo by Casey B. Gibson)
Cali, Colombia (March 1, 2014) -- A day after winning a silver medal in the women's individual pursuit, Sarah Hammer (Colorado Springs, Colo./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) is on track for a successful defense of her omnium title at the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia. After completing the first three of six events that make up the omnium, Hammer has a six-point lead on Great Britain's Laura Trott heading into Sunday's final day of competition.

On Saturday, Hammer placed second in the flying lap with a time of 14.165, then won both the points race and elimination race. Sunday's events feature the individual pursuit, scratch race and time trial events.

The men's omnium concluded on Saturday with American Jacob Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao) finishing in 15th place. Duehring was 13th in both the individual pursuit and scratch race, and placed 14th in the time trial.

Also competing on Saturday was Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, Calif.) who placed 14th in the women's points race.

For a complete schedule of events, visit the official 2014 UCI Track World Championships website.

2014 UCI Track World Championships
Cali, Colombia
March 1, 2014

FULL RESULTSPHOTO GALLERY

Women’s Omnium Standings (after 3 of 6 events)
1. Sarah Hammer (Colorado Springs, Colo./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) 4 points
2. Laura Trott (GBR) 10 points
3. Jolien D'Hoore (BEL) 11 points
 
Men's Omnium Final Standings
1. Thomas Boudat (FRA) 24 points
2. Tim Veldt (NED) 28 points
3. Viktor Manakov (RUS) 32 points
15. Jacob Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao) 74 points

Women's Points Race
1. Amy Cure (AUS) 38 points
2. Stephanie Pohl (GER) 35 points
3. Jasmin Glaesser (CAN) 32 points
14. Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, Calif.) 3 points
 
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