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2008 Oceania Track Championships - CC

Adelaide, Australia, November 13-15, 2008

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Day 2 - November 14:

Meyer bounces back from crash to win Oceania crown

West Australian Cameron Meyer won the points race at the Oceania Track Cycling Championships in dramatic style after crashing midway through the 120 lap race at Adelaide's Super-Drome.

"I was going all right in the first half of the race after myself, Sean Finning, James Langedyk and a Kiwi rider (Jason Christie) collected 20 points for lapping the field," said Meyer. "Then at the 50 lap to go mark I clipped CJ Sutton's wheel in a sprint and came down.

"I've hurt my left shoulder again but it's not dislocated this time and it should settle in the next few days but I've pulled out of today's team pursuit just to give it some time to recover before next week's Track World Cup in Melbourne," said Meyer, who dislocated the same shoulder in 2005 and earlier this year dislocated his right shoulder. He is also sporting some burns from sliding at speed on the wooden track surface.

The rules allow riders five laps to rejoin after a mechanical mishap or crash and Meyer was back in the race after five laps but unfortunately a broken pedal forced him into the pits and by the time he rejoined the field he had lost his 20 point lap gain.

"At 35 laps to go I attacked again and was away solo for 20 laps winning two sprints along the way and then eventually (10 laps from the finish) I caught the field and regained the lost 20 points," said Meyer who finished with 46 points, seven clear of second placed Langedyk on 39 points with Commonwealth Games Champion, Sean Finning, third on 31 points.

"It's not the nicest feeling (after a crash), the heart rate was going pretty quick but you just have to compose yourself when you get out there," said Meyer. "After the race I was pretty lightheaded but I've been through this a few times now."

In 2006 Meyer won three gold medals in the space of 24 hours at the Junior Track World Championships beginning with the individual pursuit title. Paired with his younger brother Travis for the Madison both brothers crashed but recovered to win the gold. However after the race Cameron spent the night in a Belgian hospital with concussion before being cleared to ride the team pursuit final the next day for his third gold medal.

The 20-year-old rising star, who finished fourth in the points race at the Olympic Games in Beijing and claimed the bronze medal in the U23 time trial at this year's road cycling World Championships, recently signed a two year contract with the Garmin-Chipotle professional road team.

The men's 4 km individual pursuit final was a battle between Olympians Jack Bobridge, 19, and Mark Jamieson, 24. Bobridge, the South Australian young gun, blasted out of the gate and proved too strong for the reigning Australian Champion, Jamieson, who was caught by his rival with six laps remaining of the 16 lap race. Bobridge rode on to record a time of 4.18.778. In the bronze medal ride Rohan Dennis (4.27.082) ensured an Australian clean sweep of the medals with his win against New Zealand's Jason Allen (4.31.664).

In other racing on day two of competition Canberra's Dan Ellis (Team Toshiba) fought back from being one down in his best of three final against Victorian Shane Perkins to win the sprint crown. Team Toshiba also scored bronze with WA's Scott Sunderland defeating team mate Jason Niblett (VIC) in straight heats. In the 200m qualifying round on Thursday Ellis had posted the second fastest time of 10.608sec while Perkins had claimed the top seeding in 10.377sec.

The women's open 3km team pursuit was easily won by the Australian trio of Ashlee Ankudinoff, 18, Sarah Kent, 18, and Josephine Tomic, 19. Ankudinoff won the individual pursuit at this year's junior World Championships ahead of Kent while Tomic was the 2007 junior World Champion and this year won the elite crown at the Australian Championships. The trio stopped the clock at 3min30.363sec, almost eight seconds faster than New Zealand's Sequoia Cooper, Penny Day and Lauren Ellis who rode 3min38.227sec for the silver medal.

There was more gold for Australia in the women's team sprint with Kaarle McCulloch (Team Toshiba) and Kerrie Meares joining forces to down New Zealand pair Natasha Hansen and Jocelyn Rastrick. The Australians posted a time of 34.730sec to the Kiwi's 36.047. Former short track speed skater, Emily Rosemond and junior rider Annette Edmondson won the bronze medal final in 36.034sec.

Tasmania's Laura McCaughey won the women's 10km scratch race ahead of Malindi Maclean (NZL) and Belinda Goss (AUS - Team Toshiba).

In the U19 men's sprint Northern Territory rider Maddison Hammond proved too strong for Jonathan Bathe with Australia also picking up third place through James Glasspool.

Australian U17 road time trial champion, Dale Parker, 16, (SASI -Team O'Grady) added the Oceania U19 individual pursuit title to his collection with a time of 3min24.621sec defeating West Australian Luke Durbridge, 17, (3min25.670sec). New Zealand's Hamish Tomlinson claimed bronze in 3min33.210sec.

New Zealand had some success through Natasha Hansen who won the women's keirin ahead of McCulloch and Rosemond.

The Oceania Championships is providing valuable competition experience ahead of next week's Melbourne round of the 2008-09 UCI Track World Cup Classics being staged at Hisense Arena from 20 to 22 November.

Results

Morning session

Men Sprint Round 1
 
Heat 1
1 Shane Perkins (Aus) VIS                        
2 Simon Velthooven Van (NZl) New Zealand         
 
Heat 2
1 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Toshiba                 
2 Gary Ryan (Aus) Independent                    
 
Heat 3
1 Daniel Ellis (Aus) Toshiba                     
2 Andrew Taylor (Aus) NSWIS                      
 
Heat 4
1 Jason Niblett (Aus) Toshiba                    
2 Byron Davis (Aus) QAS                          
 
Heat 5
1 Joel Leonard (Aus) VIS                         
2 Edward Dawkins (NZl) New Zealand               
 
Heat 6
1 Alex Bird (Aus) Independent                    
2 Stewart Adam (NZl) New Zealand                 
 
Open Women 3000m Team Pursuit Qualification
 
1 Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) Australia       3.34.40
 Sarah Kent (Aus) Australia                      
 Josephine Tomic (Aus) Australia                 

2 Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand        3.40.50
 Penny Day (NZl) New Zealand                     
 Lauren Ellis (NZl) New Zealand                  

3 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand      3.46.80
 Josie Giddens (NZl) New Zealand                 
 Emma Petersen (NZl) New Zealand                 

4 Sarah Gilkison (NZl) New Zealand        4.01.00
 Chloe Harding-Sheath (NZl) New Zealand          
 Jennifer Wilson (NZl) New Zealand               
 
Open Women Keirin Round 1
 
Heat 1
1 Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) Toshiba                 
2 Emily Rosemond (Aus) QAS                       
3 Jocelyn Rastrick (NZl) New Zealand             
4 Holly Williams (Aus) Plan B WAIS               
5 Henrietta Mitchell (NZl) New Zealand           
6 Caitlin Todd (Aus) Independent                 
 
Heat 2
1 Kerrie Meares (Aus) QAS                        
2 Hansen Natasha (NZl) New Zealand               
3 Annette Edmondson (Aus) SASI                   
4 Jennifer Wilson (NZl) New Zealand              
5 Malindi Maclean (NZl) New Zealand              
6 Marquessa Jelbart (Aus) Independent            
 
Men Sprint Round 1 Repechage
 
Heat 1
1 Byron Davis (Aus) QAS                          
2 Simon Velthooven Van (NZl) New Zealand         
3 Stewart Adam (NZl) New Zealand                 
 
Heat 2
1 Edward Dawkins (NZl) New Zealand               
2 Gary Ryan (Aus) Independent                    
3 Andrew Taylor (Aus) NSWIS                      
 
M19 3000m Individual Pursuit Qualification
 
1 Dale Parker (Aus) SASI-Team OGrady      3.21.20
2 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Plan B WAIS        3.24.60
3 Hamish Tomlinson (NZl) New Zealand      3.31.80
4 Brad Evans (NZl) New Zealand            3.33.10
5 Wiremu Kaihau (NZl) New Zealand         3.34.20
6 Scott Mcphee (Aus) SASI-Team OGrady     3.36.00
7 Damien Howson (Aus) Independent         3.36.90
8 Christopher Jehu (Aus) Independent      3.50.70
 
Men Sprint Quarter Finals
 
1
1 Shane Perkins (Aus) VIS                        
2 Edward Dawkins (NZl) New Zealand               
 
2
1 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Toshiba                 
2 Byron Davis (Aus) QAS                          
 
3
1 Daniel Ellis (Aus) Toshiba                     
2 Alex Bird (Aus) Independent                    
 
4
1 Jason Niblett (Aus) Toshiba                    
2 Joel Leonard (Aus) VIS                         
 
Men 4000m Individual Pursuit Qualification
 
1 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Aust Nat Squad      4.19.80
2 Mark Jamieson (Aus) Aust Nat Squad      4.26.20
3 Jason Allen (NZl) New Zealand           4.26.60
4 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Aust Nat Squad       4.26.70
5 Michael Freiberg (Aus) Plan B WAIS      4.29.00
6 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Toshiba          4.32.90
7 Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand        4.36.90
8 Alex Cull (NZl) New Zealand             4.37.70
9 Darren Shea (NZl) New Zealand           4.38.00
10 James Langedyk (Aus) VIS               4.41.20
11 Sean Finning (Aus) VIS                 4.45.50
 
M19 Sprint Quarter Finals
 
1
1 James Glasspool (Aus) Independent              
2 Aaron Cooper (Aus) NTID Cycling                
 
2
1 Jonathan Bathe (Aus) Plan B WAIS               
2 Aaron Box (Aus) NTID Cycling                   
 
3
1 Regan Sheath (NZl) New Zealand                 
2 Nathan Corrigan-Martella (Aus) NTID Cycling    
 
4
1 Maddison Hammond (Aus) NTID Cycling            
2 Matthew Vermunt (NZl) New Zealand              
 
Open Women Team Sprint Qualification
 
1 Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) Toshiba          0.34.90
 Kerrie Meares (Aus) QAS                         
2 Hansen Natasha (NZl) New Zealand        0.36.06
 Jocelyn Rastrick (NZl) New Zealand              
3 Emily Rosemond (Aus) QAS                0.36.19
 Annette Edmondson (Aus) SASI-Team OGrady        
4 Caitlin Todd (Aus) Independent          0.38.23
 Holly Williams (Aus) Plan B WAIS                
5 Henrietta Mitchell (NZl) New Zealand    0.39.88
 Chloe Harding-Sheath (NZl) New Zealand          
 
M19 Sprint 5th - 8th
 
1 Aaron Box (Aus) NTID Cycling                   
2 Matthew Vermunt (NZl) New Zealand              
3 Aaron Cooper (Aus) NTID Cycling                
4 Nathan Corrigan-Martella (Aus) NTID Cycling    
 
Men Sprint 5th - 8th
 
1 Joel Leonard (Aus) VIS                         
2 Alex Bird (Aus) Independent                    
3 Edward Dawkins (NZl) New Zealand               
4 Byron Davis (Aus) QAS                          

Evening session

Open Women 3000m Team Pursuit Final
   
Gold & Silver Medals  
1 Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) NSWIS         3.30.40  (51.34 km/h)
 Sarah Kent (Aus) Plan B WAIS                    
 Josephine Tomic (Aus) Plan B WAIS               
   
2 Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand      3.38.20  
 Penny Day (NZl) New Zealand                     
 Lauren Ellis (NZl) New Zealand                  
   
Bronze Medal  
3 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand             
 Josie Giddens (NZl) New Zealand                 
 Emma Petersen (NZl) New Zealand                 
   
4 Sarah Gilkison (NZl) New Zealand      OVL          
 Chloe Harding-Sheath (NZl) New Zealand          
 Jennifer Wilson (NZl) New Zealand               
   
M19 Sprint Semi Finals
   
Heat 1  
1 Maddison Hammond (Aus)                0.11.70  0.11.918
2 James Glasspool (Aus)                          
   
Heat 2  
1 Jonathan Bathe (Aus)                  0.11.80  0.11.848
2 Regan Sheath (NZl)                                
   
Men Sprint Semi Finals  
   
Heat 1  
1 Shane Perkins (Aus)                   0.11.00  0.10.704
2 Jason Niblett (Aus)                            
   
Heat 2  
1 Daniel Ellis (Aus)                    0.10.90  0.11.202
2 Scott Sunderland (Aus)                         
   
Open Women Keirin Final 1-6  
   
1 Natasha Hansen (NZl) New Zealand      0.12.80  
2 Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) Toshiba                 
3 Emily Rosemond (Aus) QAS                       
4 Annette Edmondson (Aus) SASI-Team OGrady       
5 Kerrie Meares (Aus) QAS                        
6 Jocelyn Rastrick (NZl) New Zealand             
   
Open Women Keirin Final 7-12  
   
1 Malindi Maclean (NZl) New Zealand     0.12.90  
2 Holly Williams (Aus) Plan B WAIS               
3 Jennifer Wilson (NZl) New Zealand              
4 Marquessa Jelbart (Aus) Independent            
5 Caitlin Todd (Aus) Independent                 
6 Henrietta Mitchell (NZl) New Zealand           
   
M19 3000m Individual Pursuit Final  
   
Gold & Silver Medals  
1 Dale Parker (Aus) SASI-Team OGrady    3.24.60  (52.78 km/h)
2 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Plan B WAIS      3.25.70  
   
Bronze Medal  
3 Hamish Tomlinson (NZl) New Zealand    3.33.20  
4 Brad Evans (NZl) New Zealand          3.34.70  
   
Men 4000m Individual Pursuit Final  
   
Gold & Silver Medals  
1 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Aust Nat Squad    4.18.80  (55.65 km/h)
2 Mark Jamieson (Aus) Aust Nat Squad    OVL        
   
Bronze Medal  
3 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Aust Nat Squad     4.27.10  (53.92 km/h)
4 Jason Allen (NZl) New Zealand         4.31.70  
   
M19 Sprint Final  
   
Gold & Silver Medals  
1 Maddison Hammond (Aus)                0.11.50  0.11.759
2 Jonathan Bathe (Aus)                           
   
Bronze Medal  
3 James Glasspool (Aus)                 0.11.50  0.11.739
4 Regan Sheath (NZl)                             
   
Men Sprint Final  
   
Gold & Silver Medals  
1 Daniel Ellis (Aus)                             0.11.02
2 Shane Perkins (Aus)                   0.10.50  
   
Bronze Medal  
3 Scott Sunderland (Aus)                0.11.20  0.11.059
4 Jason Niblett (Aus)                            
   
Open Women Team Sprint Final  
   
Gold & Silver Medals  
1 Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) Toshiba        0.34.70  (51.83 km/h)
  Kerrie Meares (Aus) QAS                         
   
2 Hansen Natasha (NZl) New Zealand      0.36.00  
  Jocelyn Rastrick (NZl) New Zealand              
   
Bronze Medal  
3 Emily Rosemond (Aus) QAS              0.36.00  (49.95 km/h)
  Annette Edmondson (Aus) SASI-Team OGrady        
   
4 Caitlin Todd (Aus) Independent        0.38.20  
  Holly Williams (Aus) Plan B WAIS                
   
Women 10km Scratch Race Final  
   
1 Laura Mccaughey (Aus) Independent              
2 Malindi Maclean (NZl) New Zealand              
3 Belinda Goss (Aus) Toshiba                     
4 Penny Day (NZl) New Zealand                    
5 Elizabeth Georgouras (Aus) Independent         
6 Davina Summers (Aus) Plan B WAIS               
7 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) HP-Teschner             
8 Skye-Lee Armstrong (Aus) NSWIS                 
9 Peta Mullens (Aus) HP-Teschner                 
10 Rebecca Barwick (Aus) NTID Cycling            
11 Josie Giddens (NZl) New Zealand               
12 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) HP-Teschner            
13 Aimee Alsbury (Aus) Independent               
14 Rosy Mccall (NZl) Independent                 
15 Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand              
16 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand            
17 Emma Petersen (NZl) New Zealand               
DNS Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) NSWIS                
DNS Tess Downing (Aus) BT Australia              
DNS Lauren Ellis (NZl) New Zealand               
DNS Sophie Ootes (Aus) SASI-Team OGrady          
   
Men 30km Points Race Final  
   
1 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Plan B WAIS            46 pts
2 James Langedyk (Aus) VIS                   39
3 Sean Finning (Aus) VIS                     31
4 Alex Cull (NZl) New Zealand                30
5 Jason Christie (NZl) New Zealand           22
6 Richard Lang (Aus) NSWIS                   15
7 Michael Freiberg (Aus) Plan B WAIS         13
8 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Aust Nat Squad    12
9 Douglas Repacholi (Aus) Plan B WAIS          
10 Sean Boyle (Aus) SASI-Team OGrady           
DNF Jamie Lemura (Aus) Independent             
DNF Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand        -16
DNF Jerry Bousquet (Fra) New Caledonia      -20
DNF Yohan Cema (Fra) New Caledonia          -60
DNF Gregory Lemaitre (Fra) New Caledonia    -60