Felix English and Robyn Stewart both finished in the top ten on the final day of racing at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup today. Felix English finished sixth in the Omnium, and Robyn Stewart made a strong World Cup debut in the Keirin, finishing ninth in what was the final Track World Cup this season.
A strong fourth place in the Points Race saw English place sixth overall after the four events of the Olympic class event, and ninth overall in the World Cup rankings.
Earlier in the day he was eighth in the Scratch Race, seventh in the Tempo and eleventh in the Elimination. Gold went to Dutchman Jan Willem Van Schip, silver to Szymon Sajnok from Poland, and Russia’s Mamyr Stash won bronze.
In the Keirin Stewart progressed out of the first round repechage with a second place. Fourth in the next round saw her compete in the B Final, where she netted third, placing her ninth overall. The Keirin was won by Belgium’s Nicky Degrendele with Korea’s Hyelin Lee taking silver ahead of Ukraine’s Liubov Basova in bronze.
This was the final major competition for the Irish team before the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn at the end of February. Over the next couple of weeks, the number of places that Ireland has qualified for the World Championships will be announced.
Gold: Jan Willem Van Schip (NED)
Silver: Szwmon Sajnov (POL)
Bronze: Mamyr Stash (RUS – Lokosphinx)
6th: Felix English (Ireland)
Gold: Nicky Degrendele (BEL)
Silver: Hyelin Lee (KOR)
Bronze: Liubov Basova (UKR)
9th Robyn Stewart (Ireland)