Date: Monday, 03 October 2016

Southland masters cyclist Erin Criglington has done it again.

Criglington has won another gold medal at the World Masters Track Cycling Championships in Manchester, England, taking out the individual pursuit in the 45-49-year-old category. It's her fourth consecutive rainbow jersey in the discipline, with the previous three won in the 40 to 44-year-old category.

The Invercargill business advisor qualified fastest by five seconds and rode 2.36.025 in the final to beat Laurel Green, of the United States, by more than four seconds.

It is Criglington's fourth trip to a world masters championships and she has picked up at least one gold medal at each of them. Last year she won gold in the scratch race, and silvers in the team pursuit and points race. 

She will also compete in the scratch, 500m time trial, points and sprint events.

Criglington's partner Neil Jamieson is also competing at the event.

On day one he took part in the the men's 55-59 scratch race, along with fellow Kiwis Grant Tyrrell, Graham Bunn and Russell Wieck.  

After fast and furious heats only Tyrell and Wieck made it through to the final and Waikato's Tyrell road a blinder and win the world title.

More than 550 athletes from 30 countries are competing in the event.

Article and photo courtesy Stuff

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