Australia records modest medal haul at track World Cup

Australia have finished with just one gold from their eight-medal haul at the track cycling World Cup meet in New Zealand and will be hoping for better at this week’s Brisbane round.

The Kiwi hosts dominated the three-day meet in Cambridge, winning five golds, while the 18-strong Australian team climbed the dais once through a dominant ride from Georgia Baker and Alexandra Manly in the women’s madison.

World champions Georgia Baker, Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Alexandra Manly won silver in the women’s team pursuit.Credit:Getty Images

Their two medals on Sunday included a silver medal to Cameron Meyer and Kelland O’Brien in the men’s madison, well beaten on points by world class New Zealand duo Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart.

Sprinter Stephanie Morton picked up a bronze in the women’s keirin, a result the world champion described as pleasing in her first major event since undergoing knee surgery.


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