Lydia Boylan finished in seventeenth place in the Women’s Omnium at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands and afterwards the triple national road race champion expressed her disappointment with her result.

The four-race event was won by Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands with the silver medal going to Denmark’s Amalie Dideriksen and Rushlee Buchanan of New Zealand getting bronze.

Wild was in command from the start winning the first event – the Scratch race – ahead of Italy’s Elisa Balsamo and Laurie Berthon of France as Lydia Boylan finished 19th.The tempo race was won by Great Britain’s Elinor Barker with Gudrun Stock (Germany) and Xiaofei Wang (China) finishing second and third respectively with Boylan in 15th.

Photo: Guy Swarbrick

Wild won the third event – the Elimination race – ahead of Jennifer Valente (United States) and Balsamo and Boylan in 17th. Wild fended off her competition in the Points race to win overall as Dideriksen moved into the silver medal position.

Speaking after the race a dispirited Boylan said “I’m disappointed with today’s race, but I’m going to have to put it behind me, refocus and get ready for tomorrow’s Madison with Lydia (Gurley).”

Later today, she will be teaming up with Lydia Gurley in the Madison Race.

Women’s Omnium
Kirsten Wild (NED)
Silver Amalie Dideriksen (DEN)
Bronze Rushlee Buchanan (NZL)
17th Lydia Boylan (IRL)


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