Track Cycling

Kouame claims time trial gold at UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships –

Taky Marie Divine Kouame of France won gold in the women's 500m time trial in Frankfurt ©UCI

France’s Marie-Divine Taky Kouame won gold in the women’s time trial on the third day of the International Cycling Union Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Frankfurt.

The French cyclist clocked 34.868sec as she triumphed over the 500 metres test at the Oderlandhalle velodrome.

Alessa-Catriona Propster of Germany took second place in 34.907 as she collected a third medal of the Championships.

Briton Emma Finucane claimed a second bronze medal in two days as she completed the podium in 35.264.

Ally Wollaston narrowly missed out on a junior world record as she claimed gold in the individual pursuit final.

The New Zealander clocked 2min 18.900sec as she pushed Elynor Backstedt of Britain into silver.

Backstedt clocked 2:19.078 to finish second and Ireland’s Lara Gillespie won bronze in 2:21.193.

Japan’s Tsuyaka Uchino claimed gold in the women’s points race after amassing 41 points.

She was one of eight riders to earn 20 points by gaining a lap and won the final sprint to secure the world title.

Valeria Golayeva of Russia won silver on 27 points, with Mexican Yareli Acevedo Mendoza taking the bronze medal on 25 points.

Laurence Pithie sealed New Zealand’s second gold medal of the day by claiming the men’s omnium title.

Pithie was fourth after the scratch race but clawed his way back to win with a total score of 129 points, having earlier triumphed in the elimination race and time trial.

Australian Graeme Frislie came second on 108 points as bronze went to Park Young-kyun of South Korea, who collected 103 points.

Konstantinos Livanos of Greece followed up his keirin success earlier on at the event with victory in the men’s sprint final.

In three close races, Livanos edged out Esow Esow of India in the decider for a 2-1 triumph and the gold medal.

Daan Kool of The Netherlands won bronze with a 2-0 record against Germany’s Julien Jäger.

The Championships conclude tomorrow with the men’s and women’s madison events, the men’s 1km time trial and women’s keirin.