Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sarah Hammer Wins World Title in Omnium at Track Worlds

Minsk, Belarus —  Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./Performance United - FELT) rode into another rainbow stripes jersey at the 2013 UCI Track World Championships today when she claimed her first-ever world title in the omnium.

Hammer, who took her fifth career elite world title in the individual pursuit on Wednesday, had yet to claim gold in the omnium until today. (She earned the silver in 2011 and the bronze in 2012.)

After finishing fourth in the omnium’s flying lap, second in the elimination race, and third in the points race on Saturday, Hammer had the lead going into Sunday’s events.  Sunday saw her take the win in her signature event, the individual pursuit, and then finish fourth in the scratch race and sixth in the 500-meter time trial.
In the end, Hammer totaled 20 points to defeat Olympic Champion in the omnium, Laura Trott (GBR), who amassed 24 points over the two days. Collecting the bronze medal with 26 points was Annette Edmondson (AUS).

Check out USA Cycling’s PHOTO GALLERY from the event. Click here for full results. For more information, visit the official 2013 Track World Championships website.

2013 UCI Track World Championships
Minsk, Belarus
February 20, 2013

Women’s Omnium

1.Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./Performance Untied – FELT)
2. Laura Trott (GBR)
3. Annette Edmondson (AUS)

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