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Cycling - 21. February 2015.

Wiasak take individual pursuit world title in france

The final gold medal of the day went to Australia's Rebecca Wiasak in the women's Individual Pursuit. Wiasak is attending her first world championships, and her career is certainly off to a good start. Wiasak beat another first time world championships attendee, Jennifer Valente (USA) by three and a half seconds to take the title. Amy Cure (Australia) took bronze.


"This is my first World Championships," stated Wiasak, "I have never even won a national championship, so it is fantastic to get a World title. I missed out on a ride in the Team Pursuit yesterday, so it was very emotional watching my teammates win gold. I was very happy for them and they inspired me tonight."

"Jennifer [Valente] started strong, and I was riding to a schedule initially and I was a little up on my time. I thought 'it is probably a tactic ... she will try to unnerve me a little bit'. But I knew at the end if I just stayed strong and watched my coach; he knows me very well, we've been together two years, so just stuck to the race plan . I'm just so happy to get the win."

The first half of the women's Sprint and the men's Omnium were also contested, with Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombia) leading the Omnium with 110 points to Elia Viviani's (Italy) 102 after three events.

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