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500m TT- Anna Meares blasts to gold

Race Writeup

Meares, the former world record holder and silver medallist at this year's World Championships, posted a time of 33.583sec, almost a second faster than Australian Kaarle McCulloch. Sandie Clair, the petite French sprinter finished third in 34.339sec. 

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Anna Meares (AUS) showed the rest of the world how to ride a 500m TT, another gold medal and World Cup leader's jersey made for a good day, "My legs hurt after that," said Meares. "I felt good despite the Keirin qualifying rounds and pushed hard to the line," added Meares. 

Kaarle McCulloch (AUS/JAYCO) was close to a personal best time in the 500m TT to win the silver medal. She was over the moon, "That was great, I am really please with my start. When I finished in Poland I knew I had to work on my start and I am so please with nearly a personal best first time out," said McCulloch. 

McCulloch is getting so close to going sub 34 seconds, "That is my goal this year, I want to ride a sub 34 and I think I am well on track," added McCulloch.

Sandie Clair (FRA) was very tired after her 500m TT, "It has been a hard three days of racing," said Clair. "I still have the Keirin to go, so I hope to go well in that too," she added.


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Position Name Country/Team Time km/hr
Golfd MEARES Anna AUS 33.583 53.598
Silver MCCULLOCH Kaarle JAY 34.267 52.528
Bronze CLAIR Sandie FRA 34.339 52.418
4 JUNHONG Lin CHN 34.781 51.752
5 VARNISH Jessica GBR 34.979 51.459
6 LEE Wai Sze HKG 35.016 51.405
7 HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED 35.154 51.203
8 MUSTAPA Fatehah MAS 35.989 50.015
9 KIM Won Gyeong KOR 36.056 49.922
10 TING YING Huang TPE 36.501 49.313
11 EPPINGER Apryl Jessica PHI 37.172 48.423
12 KOUTSONIKOLI Angeliki GRE 37.318 48.234
13 KIESANOWSKI Joanne NZL 38.743 46.46

World Cup Standings

Position Name Country/Team Manchester Melbourne Total
1 MEARES Anna AUS 12 12 24
2 MCCULLOCH Kaarle JAY 10 10
3 PENDLETON Victoria SKY 10 10
4 CLAIR Sandie FRA 8 8
5 KANIS Willy NED 8 8
6 LEE Wai Sze HKG 3 5 8
9 VARNISH Jessica GBR 6 6
10 PANARINA Olga BLR 6 6
11 GONG Jinjie CHN 5 5
12 HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED 4 4
13 WELTE Miriam GER 4 4
14 MUSTAPA Fatehah MAS 3 3
15 KIM Won Gyeong KOR 2 2
16 CUEFF Virginie FRA 2 2
17 TING YING Huang TPE 1 1
18 FRISONI Elisa FFA 1 1


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