Day Three, UCI World Track Cup, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, Pa.For Immediate Release, May 31, 1997
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World champion Marty Nothstein easily advanced in the keirin qualifying Saturday during the final day of the UCI World Track Cup at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Trexlertown, Pa.
Competing in his hometown, Nothstein moved into the 12-rider semifinals, along with match sprint champion Darryn Hill (Australia) and Frederic Magne (France), the 1995 world champion in the event. The semifinals and finals are Saturday night.
Elsewhere, Rasa Mazeikyte (Lithuania) qualified first into the finals of the womens individual pursuit with a time of three minutes, 45.452 seconds. Mazeikyte will face Lucy Tyler-Sharman (Australia), the world silver medalist, in the final. American Rebecca Twigg, Colorado Springs, Colo., qualified third and will face world champion Antonella Bellutti of Italy in the bronze medal ride. Three-time world champion Jeannie Longo of France was fifth.
Greece, winners of the Olympic sprint at the first round of the UCI World Track Cup in Cali, Colombia, last week, qualified first in that event with a time of one minute, 4.561 seconds, and will face France for the gold medal. Poland and New Zealand will compete for the bronze medal.
Finals will also take place in the Madison and the womens match sprint. In the latter event, world and Olympic champion Felicia Ballanger of France faces Olympic silver medalist Michelle Ferris of Australia in one semifinal, while Galina Enioukhina of Russia will face Canadian Tanya Dubnicoff in the other semifinal. Enioukhina won the first round of the World Cup in Colombia.
The competition concludes with tonights action. In the team overall competition, Australia leads with 51 points, Russia is second with 46 points and the United States has 45.
Results from Final Day