Cambridge cyclist Jackson Ogle added a final medal to the New Zealand haul on the last day of the UCI Junior World Track Cycling Championships in Italy.
The 18 year old won a bronze medal in the junior men’s 1000m time trial on the Montichiari Velodrome.
The 11-strong New Zealand team finished with four medals led by the gold to Ellesse Andrews in the individual pursuit along with silver and bronze medals by the female and male team pursuits respectively and Ogle’s effort today.
Ogle clocked 1:02.756 to finish a second behind Russian winner Pavel Perchuk, and a fraction outside his New Zealand Championship-winning performance, with teammate Josh Scott (Christchurch) 20th.
Andrews and 16-year-old Shaane Fulton from Nelson both qualified for the final of the six-rider keirin competition. Fulton won her heat and was second behind the outstanding German rider Mathilde Gros in the semifinal, while Andrews progressed after winning her repechage and finished behind her teammate in the semifinal.
Both Kiwis had outside draws, pushing them to the back of the field and while both made big moves, with Andrews looping the field with a lap to go, they had to be content with fifth and sixth placings.
Emily Shearman (Palmerston North) and Nicole Shields (Clyde) teamed up to finish fifth in the two-rider Madison over 20kms, won by Italy. The Kiwis in the hunt for the bronze medal with France and the Netherlands with French pair winning the final double-points sprint to catapult them into the bronze medal position.
Christchurch’s Kate Smith was 10th in the junior women’s Points race won by Canada’s Maggie Coles-Lyster, while the junior men’s pairing of Corbin Strong (Invercargill) and Aaron Wyllie (Auckland) were seventh in the 30km junior men’s Madison.
The race was won by Denmark, the only team to receive the20-point bonus for lapping the field, with Germany and Australia taking the major points in the final sprint to extinguish the Kiwis’ medal chances.
Junior Women Keirin, Heat 1: Shaane Fulton 1st’ heat 2: Ellesse Andrews 2nd. Repechage, heat 1: Andrews 1st. Semifinal 1: Mathilde Gros (GER) 1, Fulton 2, Andrews 3. Final: Gros 1, Steffie van der Peet (NED) 2, Hyesu Kim (KOR) 3. Also: Andrews (NZL) 5, Fulton (NZL) 6.
Junior Women Points: Maggie Coles-Lyster (CAN) 41 points, 1; Marii Novolodskaya (RUS) 2, Chiora Consonni (ITA) 29, 3. Also: Kate Smith (NZL) 4, 10.
Junior Women Madison 20km: Italy 70 points, 1; Russia 55, 2; France 39, 3. Also New Zealand (Emily Shearman, Nicole Shields) 27, 5.
Junior Men Madison: Denmark 43 points, 1; Russia 24, 2; Australia 21, 3. Also: New Zealand (Corbin Strong, Aaron Wylie) 10, 7.
1000m time trial: Pavel Perchuk (RUS) 1:01.768, 1; Carl Hinze (GER) 1:02.403, 2; Jackson Ogle (NZL) 1:02.756, 3. Also: Josh Scott 1:05.243, 20.