AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico (August 6, 2007)— The third day of the 2007 UCI Junior Road and Track World Championships was the busiest so far for the United States.
In the last race of the day, Hayduk jumped out front with Mexico’s Ariadna Leon in the early going. However, with the gap waning and more than 20 laps still remaining in the race, the American rejoined the main group. To the delight of the Mexican crowd, Leon managed to ride solo for the majority of the race before being swallowed by a hard-charging field. In a strong move during the final laps, Cuba’s Iraida Garcia attacked the field when it wasn’t prepared to respond and rode solo to victory. Although Hayduk helped push the field forward, it couldn’t catch the surging Cuban. Hayduk looked for her opportunity to take the bunch sprint and managed to place sixth overall amongst the best junior female track racers in the world.
The evening session came quickly as events were moved up for fear of rain later in the day. Hayduk tried to get warmed up in the women’s 500-meter time trial, but quickly found it a daunting task. With a new world record set by Haung Ting Ying (TPE) and that record later shattered by Germany’s Kristina Vogel, it would take an extraordinary effort to make the medal stand. More than a full second off of her best time, Hayduk posted a 37.467, putting her in 14th place.
Five Americans will see action in Tuesday’s final day of track competition at the UCI Junior Road and Track World Championships. The only American in the morning session, Hayduk will contest the keirin. Lauren Shirock (Emmaus, Pa./BMW-Bianchi) will ride the women’s points race, Espinoza and Shane Kline (Bally, Pa./Team Fuji-Salamander) will contest the one-kilometer time trial and Kline and Reinert will together compete in the madison.
2007 UCI Junior Road and Track World Championships
Women’s 500-meter Time Trial
1. Kristina Vogel (GER) 35.187
2. Ting Ying Huang (TPE) 35.256
3. Sabine Bretschneider (GER) 35.711
14. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, Pa.) 37.467
Women’s 7.5-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Iraida Garcia (CUB)
2. Barbara Guarischi (ITA)
3. Anna Mosbach (GER)
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