Australian National Track Championships
Dunc Gray Velodrome, Sydney - Keirin & Under 19 Points & Under 19 Keirin
In the women's keirin final Olympic and Commonwealth Games Champion, Anna Meares, collected her third gold medal of the week.
"I went into the final with the same mentality as in my qualifier which was to stay on the front and out of trouble," said Meares. "In the other heats a lot of the girls seemed more interested in trying to find a wheel and box people in and do all the stuff that could cause an accident so I decided to do the final from the front.
"Two laps to go I saw them fanning out behind me so I just upped my pace and then at the bell I saw them fanning out again so I went for it and they created their own traffic which helped me in the end," she said after sprinting home ahead of visiting American rider Erica Allar and West Australian Kristine Bayley. "I'm very happy with three gold and a silver and looking forward to the World Championships."
In the junior women's 25km points race West Australian Josephine Tomic scored her second gold medal with a dominant performance to finish on 24points, eight clear of silver medallist Courtney Le Lay of Queensland with Andrea Beer of NSW third on 13 points. Tomic had more cause to celebrate when she was awarded the 'Ride of the Series' honour for her performance in the individual pursuit where she posted a time just under the World Record.
Rockhampton's Philippa HIndmarsh won the U19 women's keirin ahead of Josephine Butler (WA) and Canberra's Chloe Hosking.
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