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Neah Evans storms to Points Race World Champion on final day of UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Neah Evans storms to Points Race World Champion on final day of UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Neah Evans brought home Britain’s third rainbow jersey, becoming the women’s points race world champion in a frantic and hard-fought race. An epic final day…

Monday, Oct 17

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Neah Evans brought home Britain’s third rainbow jersey, becoming the women’s points race world champion in a frantic and hard-fought race.

An epic final day saw Great Britain’s medal tally hit 10, with the addition of a silver medal in the men’s Madison for Ethan Hayter and Ollie Wood, as well as a bronze for Ethan Vernon in the men’s elimination race.

Great Britain finished fifth on the medal table, with three golds, two silvers and five bronze medals, in what has been an incredibly successful World Championships for the team. Women’s points race final

Neah Evans claimed her first world title in an action-packed points race which saw her deliver an incredibly physical ride, ultimately crowning her points race world champion.

Evans started confidently, winning the first sprint to take an initial five points. The next few sprints saw Evans, defending champion Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky, and USA’s Jennifer Valente tussle between the top three places on the leader board. A shock lap-take from Denmark’s Julie Leith shook up the race and boosted her into the lead ahead of Evans. A chase group of six riders, including Evans, also managed to take a lap and restored Evans to her initial lead.

However, this wasn’t for long as Leith took another lap and another 20 points with just eight laps to go, retaking the overall lead again and putting pressure on the front of the following group.

In a sensational show in the penultimate lap, the chaser group of Evans, Valente, and Kopecky fought […]

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