World Track Championships 2010
Omnium - Tara Whitten wins Gold for Canada
Canadian Tara Whitten went one better in 2010 to secure the fist Canadian Gold Medal at a World Championship since 1993. Whitten was tied with Lizzy Armitstead (GBR) going into the 500TT and knew she had to make a good start and go faster than Armitstead, she went 1.1 seconds faster.
Scratch race: Defending champion Tomic crashes, then later withdraws from competition
Individual Pursuit 2km
Sarah Hammer (USA) continued her dominance in the event winning with ease. Vilija Sereikaite (LTU) was second fasted with Whitten third.
Tatsiana Sharakova (Belarus) won the points race a clear 6 points ahead of Hammer and Armitstead.
In the final event the 500m TT Yvonne Hijgenaar (NED) went quickest, with Whitten gaining 3 ahead of Armitstead's 9th place.
Tara Whitten (CAN) became the latest Gold medal winner after a consistent performance in the Omnium. "After last year, I knew I had to be more prepared for the 500m TT. Every training session I practiced standing starts to ensure I could get away quickly. I also based myself in LA during the winter to get maximum track time. I don't think it has sunk in yet that I am World Champion," said Whitten
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Sorry, we didn't have a photographer there, we were in Italy at Trofeo Binda - road World Cup, round 1
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