Emily Nelson won a silver medal for Great Britain in the women’s omnium at the UCI Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia while the women’s team pursuit just missed out on a medal as did Neah Evans in the points race.
Nelson, 20 years old, overtook Australia’s Amy Cure in the points race on the opening day to finish second behind Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky. She started the last event 10 points below Cure and earned 14 points to the Australian’s two in order to claim the silver medal.
Kopecky won the event by 10 points while Cure slipped back to fourth as Italy’s Rachele Barbieri took bronze on the final sprint.
Nelson went into the finale in third place having finished third in both the scratch and tempo races before taking fifth in the elimination event. Her points race tally was matched only by Barbieri as she made sure of a British medal.
The final day of the event wasn’t quite as successful for Great Britain. The women’s team pursuit quartet finished fifth overall and missed out on the bronze medal race by just 0.3 seconds and then Neah Evans finished fourth in the points race.
Evans, Emily Kay, Emily Nelson and Manon Lloyd set a time of four minutes 28.548 seconds in the team pursuit, more than three seconds faster than the time they managed in their first run on Saturday. However, this wasn’t enough to beat France who did it in 4:28.252 to claim a place in the bronze medal race which was then won by Canada. Australia beat Italy to claim gold.
Scotland’s Evans finished fourth overall in the points race with Australia’s Cure taking gold ahead of America’s Sarah Hammer and Simona Frapporti of Italy.