Ballerup, Denmark (February 17, 2008)—Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.) raised the final U.S. medal count at the Copenhagen Track World Cup.
Reed’s second-place finish in the women’s keirin yielded her fourth World Cup medal of the season. With earlier keirin medals in Sydney (silver) and Los Angeles (gold), Reed finished second in the overall World Cup standings to Willy Kanis (NED).
After breezing through her two preliminary rounds with a pair of wins, Reed advanced to the six-woman final where she faced Kanis, Dana Gloss (GER), Diana Marcia Garcia Orrego (COL), Victoria Pendleton (GBR) and Oksana Grishina (RUS). In the final, only Kanis was faster as the Dutchwoman took her second win of the season to claim the overall World Cup title.
In addition to her three keirin medals this season, Reed visited the podium after a silver-medal performance in the sprint at the World Cup in Los Angeles last month.
On the opening day of competition Friday, Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif.) and Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Cedar Spring, Mich.) got the medal count rolling with bronze-medal efforts in the individual pursuit and scratch race respectively. On Saturday, Cliff-Ryan added a second bronze medal to her résumé with a third-place finish in the points race.
Sunday’s events concluded the four-race 2007-08 UCI Track World Cup Classics calendar. American athletes will next prepare for the 2008 UCI Track World Championships, scheduled for March 26-30 in Manchester, Great Britain.
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