Silver medal for Hammer in individual pursuit at Track Worlds

  
  


Sarah Hammer on her way to a silver medal in the women's individual pursuit at the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia
Sarah Hammer on her way to a silver medal in the women's individual pursuit at the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia. (photo by Casey B. Gibson)
Cali, Colombia (Feb. 28, 2014) -- Sarah Hammer (Colorado Springs, Colo./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) fell just short in her bid for a sixth world title in the women's individual pursuit on Friday at the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Hammer came into Friday's race having earned the rainbow stripes in the individual pursuit in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Having posted the fastest time (3:29.711) in the morning qualifying round, Hammer's time of 3:31.535 in the evening's head-to-head final with Great Britain's Joanna Rowsell was just behind Rowsell's winning time of 3:30.318. Australia's Amy Cure defeated Ukraine's Ganna Solovei in the race for bronze.

Hammer's U.S. teammate, Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare), placed 10th in the individual pursuit with a qualifying time of 3:42.908. Hammer will now look to defend her world championship title in the women's omnium that will be contested on Saturday and Sunday.

In the opening day of men's omnium action on Friday, American Jacob Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao) sits in 13th place after three of six events. Duehring was 15th in the flying lap, seventh in the points race and 12th in the elimination race. The men's omnium competition concludes on Saturday with riders competing in the individual pursuit, scratch race and time trial.

Also competing on Saturday for the U.S. will be Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, Calif.) 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
February 28, 2014

FULL RESULTSPHOTO GALLERY

Women’s Individual Pursuit
1. Joanna Rowsell (GBR) 3:30.318
2. Sarah Hammer (Colorado Springs, Colo./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) 3:31.535
3. Amy Cure (AUS) 3:36.174
10. Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare) 3:42,908
 
Men's Omnium Standings (after 3 of 6 events)
1. Thomas Boudat (FRA) 12 points
2. Viktor Manakov (RUS) 15 points
3. Tim Veldt (NED) 18 points
13. Jacob Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao) 34 points
 
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