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Final- Alison Shanks wins World title for New Zealand.
New Zealander Alison Shanks was a surprised winner of the World
Championship jersey in the Individual Pursuit. The dominance of the
British team was abated by the performance of the New Zealander.
Qualifying in second place earlier in the day, Shanks started at an even
pace and gradually increased her speed to takethe victory.
Houvenaghel (GBR) traditionally starts slowly and finished fast but today
could not match the speed of Shanks.
the ride for Bronze, Vilija Serekaite (Lithuania) won by a clear 2 seconds
to the other British rider in the finals the young Joanne Rowsell.
Allison Shanks (NZL) was over the moon to have won her first
ever world title. "I can't believe it, it hasn't really
sunk in yet. I am sure it will when I stand on the podium and put on the
jersey," said Shanks. Shanks was asked if she thought the
World Record time of Sarah Ulmer was beatable, she added, "I
think so, you just have to keep chipping away at it and I think someone
will get there eventually."
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