Monday, September 15, 2014

Bronze Medal Added to U.S. total on Day 3 of Pan Am Track Championships

Bobby Lea kicks into a higher gear during the points race at the 2014 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships
Bobby Lea earned bronze in the men's 30km points race on Friday

(Sept. 12, 2014) – U.S. riders added a third medal and two more top-10 finishes to an already impressive campaign at the 2014 Pan American Continental Track Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on Sept. 12.

Bobby Lea (Mertztown, Pa./Custom Velo) won his second medal of the competition when he earned bronze in the men’s 30km points race, finishing with 67 points behind winner Luis Miguel Mansilla (CHI) and Manuel Alberto Briceno (VEN), who recorded 72 and 70 points, respectively. Liam Donoghue (Boulder, Colo.) finished 11th with 22 points.

In the women’s sprint, Missy Erickson (San Pedro, Calif./Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) fell in the one-eighth final to Daniela Larreal (VEN), then placed second in the repechage, just missing the quarterfinal.

Amber Gaffney (Claremont, Calif./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) and Kim Geist (Emmaus, Pa./Chester County Cycling Foundation-Team Alliance Environmental) posted personal records in the individual pursuit, finishing fifth in 3:33.801 and seventh in 3:35.647, respectively. Jasmin Glaesser (CAN) took gold in 3:29.229, followed by Marlies Mejias (CUB) in 3:30.650.

Jacob Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao-Horizon Organic-Einstein Brothers Cycling) stands 11th in the men’s omnium with 70 points following the first three events after taking 11th in the points race (20), seventh in the individual pursuit (-12.661 seconds) and 10th in the elimination. Juan Seebastan Molano (COL) stands first with 102 points.
 


Article Source: USACycling.org

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