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World Masters Track Championships - CMM
Manchester, England, October 8 - 13, 2001
Day 5 - October 12
60 - 64 age group
Keith Oliver added the Sprint title to complete a hat trick of gold medals. The Australian lined up against Earl Henry from Trinidad and Denmark's Peter Tranberg. But there was no catching Oliver as he added the title to his victories in Time Trial and Pursuit won earlier in the week.
Henry who was runner to Oliver in the Time Trial collected his seventh silver medal collected during the seven-year history of the World Masters.
The defending champion Tranberg, had to settle for the bronze. This was his eighth medal he has collected over the years with two of them gold.
65+ age group
Keith Harrison won the sprint to complete a hat trick of victories on the penultimate day of competition at the World Masters. The sixty-eight year old from the USA lined up against fellow American Delroy Walters and Britain's Raymond Groves for the title. But Walters and Groves could not deny Harrison his third gold medal. His other winning rides were in the Time Trial and Pursuit.
Walters collected his second World Masters silver medal in as many years, while Groves added another bronze to the three others he has amassed over the last few years.
70+ age group
Harry Shaw from Australia also completed a hat trick of victories in the seventy plus age group. Britain's Wallace Collins and Gunter Badstubner of Germany tried to deny Shaw his hat trick. His other victories had also been gained in the Time Trial and pursuit.
Men's Points Race
30 - 34 age group
Kenny Williams, the thirty-four year old from Kirkland WA, USA lapped the field on his way to victory in the 30km Points Not happy to sit back and take victory by being a lap up he also collected the most points when he amassed forty-four.
In second place was Britain's Bryan Taylor with thirty-five and a further sixteen in arrears was Paul Butler from Cardiff.
35 - 39 age group
Mike Eddy collected his first World Masters title. Eddy together with the British duo David Baker and Gary Coltman lapped the field in the 30km Points Race. It was left to the trio to sort the medals out between them.
Eddy from Redmond WA, USA amassed the most points in all but three of the sprints. His final total of three was just three more than Baker, with Coltman collecting sixteen.
40 - 44 age group
Larry Nolan swept to victory in a thrilling Points Race to take his second gold of the week. Earlier in the championships Nolan had stood on top of the podium in the 3000m Individual Pursuit.
The forty-two year old American amassed twenty-four points, eight more than the runner-up Robert Upton from Australia. This was Upton's seventh medal he has collected at the World Masters over the years.
The bronze in this event for forty to forty-four year olds went to Columbia's Bernard Figueroa. This was Columbia's first medal at the World Masters. The winners were in a group of twelve riders that lapped the field.
55 - 59 age group
Erling Laursen collected his first gold medal when gained points in all six sprints in the Points Race. The fifty-five year old from Skanderborg amassed twenty-five points. The Danish rider won a silver medal in the 2000m Individual Pursuit earlier in the week.
The Silver medal went to Sean Bannister from Pinner in Middlesex with twenty-one points. The bronze went to Australia's Glen Ion with twenty-one points. This was the Australian's ninth medal over the years at the World Masters Championships.
60 - 64 age group Keith Oliver (Aus) 13.176 Earl Henry (Tri) Peter Tranberg (Den) 65+ age group Keith Harrison (USA) 13.790 Delroy Walters (USA) Raymond Groves (GBr) 70+ age group Harry Shaw (Aus)
Men's Point Race
30 - 34 age group - 30km Kenny Wiiliams (USA) 44 points Bryan Taylor (GBr) 35 Paul Butler (Aus) 19 35 - 39 age group - 30km Mike Eddy (USA) 23 points David Baker (GBr) 20 Gary Coltman (GBr) 16 40 - 44 age group - 20km Larry Nolan (USA) 24 points Robert Upton (Aus) 16 Bernardo Figueroa (Col) 15 55 - 59 age group - 15km Erling Laursen (Den) 25 points Sean Bannister (GBr) 21 Glen Ion (Aus) 14