The Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Chronicle
– What Happened? –
The 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup concluded on Sunday, with the fourth and final round in Los Angeles, USA. It was held at the StubHub Velo Sports Center, and was the first time the World Cup had returned to Los Angeles since 2008. The venue will host the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships later this week (March 2-5). The weekend’s World Cup was the final international Elite competition before the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, in Hong Kong, in April.
Ten nations and UCI teams won gold medals in Los Angeles, with New Zealand leading the way with an impressive nine medals in total - 1 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze. Three teams won two gold medals; Germany, the host United States and the UCI trade team Gazprom-Rusvelo.
Two riders each won two gold medals - Kristina Vogel of Germany in the Sprint and Keirin, and American Chloe Dygert in the Team Pursuit and Individual Pursuit.
– What's Next? –
2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Hong Kong, April 12-16
– What you should know about… the 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup –
After four rounds of competition, the 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track World Cup concluded in Los Angeles, California, on February 25-26. This season the World Cup saw the introduction of the Women's Madison, plus a new format for the Omnium for both women and men.
Among the numerous overall titles decided in Los Angeles, the Ukraine took three World Cup titles, winning the men's and women's sprint, as well as the women's Keirin. Italy took two titles; in the men's Madison and women's team pursuit. Great Britain became the first winner of the women's Madison title.
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– Focus on Szymon Sajnok –
Szymon Sajnok of Poland won the overall Men's Omnium title in 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup with two wins and a sixth place result in the three rounds the event was contested in its new format. On the road he races for the Attaque Team Gusto Continental squad. He represented his country as a Junior at the 2014 and 2015 UCI Road World Championships.
1st - Men's Omnium World Cup #2 (2016-2017)
1st - Men's Omnium World Cup #4 (2016-2017)
6th - Men's Omnium World Cup #3 (2016-2017)
4th - Men's Team Pursuit World Cup #2 (2016-2017)
6th - Men's Team Pursuit World Cup #1 (2016-2017)
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