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INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT

New Zealand’s Alison Shanks produced a fine performance to deny Wendy Houvenaghel the gold medal.

But the British rider did get her first World Championship medal in the individual pursuit.

Britain’s youngster Joanna Rowsell was also beaten in the bronze medal race, by the Lithuanian Sereikaite.

Final results

1 Alison Shanks (New Zealand)

2 Wendy Houvenaghel (Great Britain)

3 Vilija Sereikaite (Lithuania)

4 Joanna Rowsell (Great Britain)

Track Cycling World Championships 2009Wendy Houvenaghel in the final

Track Cycling World Championships 2009Houvenaghel, Shanks and Sereikaite on the podium

QUALIFYING ROUND

Britain’s Wendy Houvenaghel guaranteed her first World Championship individual pursuit medal after she topped the qualifying in the 3,000-metre event.

The Olympic silver medallist was part of the winning team pursuit trio in Manchester a year ago, but missed out on the bronze when she was beaten by Australia’s Katie Mactier in the solo event.

But she made certain of a medal, and is on course for gold, when she was the only rider to break the 3-30 barrier.

The gold medal final will be a repeat of her heat. Houvenaghel and Kiwi Alison Shanks had faced each other in the final heat of the afternoon qualifying session.

Earlier, Joanna Rowsell had seen her best time beaten by Vilija Sereikaite of Lithuania, and then both Houvenaghel and Shanks. It means Rowsell will race for bronze.

Qualifying times

1 Wendy Houvenaghel (Great Britain) 3-29.491


2 Alison Shanks (New Zealand) 3-31.063

3 Vilija Sereikaite (Lithuania) 3-33.935

4 Joanna Rowsell (Great Britain) 3-35.028

5 Josephine Tomic (Australia) 3-37.780

6 Eleonora Van Dijk (Netherlands) 3-38.873

7 Tara Whitten (Canada) 3-38.962

8 Svitlana Galyuk (Ukraine) 3-40.413

9 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spain) 3-41.176

10 Verena Joos (Germany) 3-42.611

11 Charlotte Becker (Germany) 3-42.821

12 Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Colombia) 3-42.930

13 Jolien D’Hoore (Belgium) 3-43.859

14 Lada Kozlikova (Czech Republic) 3-43.880

15 Ausrine Trebaite (Lithuania) 3-45.1

16 Dallia Rodriguez Hernandez (Cuba) 3-45.956

17 Olga Slyusareva (Russia) 3-47.161

18 Tatsiana Sharakova (Belarus) 3-47.636

19 Edyta Jasinska (Poland) 3-53.744

20 Gema Pascual Torrecilla (Spain) 3-56.365

21 Nontasin Chanpeng (Thailand) 4-01.997


2009 UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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RACE REPORTS

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Women’s individual pursuit: Houvenaghel beaten to silver

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PHOTOS

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GB RIDER PROFILES

Men

Jonathan Bellis

Steven Burke

Mark Cavendish

Ed Clancy

Matt Crampton

David Daniell

Ross Edgar

Jason Kenny

Chris Newton

Jamie Staff

Women

Lizzie Armitstead

Wendy Houvenaghel

Victoria Pendleton

Shanaze Reade

Joanna Rowsell

Jessica Varnish

RECENT RESULTS

International track results last season: 2007-2008

International track results this season: 2008-2009

2008 TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LINKS

Full results from the 2008 track worlds

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Report: Thursday, day two>>

Report: Wednesday, day one>>

EXTERNAL LINKS

Track Cycling World Championships 2009 official website

Union Cycliste Internationale

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