Lea, Valente hold omnium top 10 spots at World Cup


(Dec. 6, 2014) – Bobby Lea (Mertztown, Pa./Custom Velo) and Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) used solid performances in the first three events of the men’s and women’s omniums on Saturday to take top-10 slots at the midpoint, leading Team USA at the second day of the 2014-15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London.
Bobby Lea won the omnium scratch race and earned second in the individual pursuit on Saturday.
In men's omnium competition, Bobby Lea won the scratch race and earned second in the individual pursuit on Saturday. (photo by Guy Swarbrick)

Lea stands third overall in the men’s omnium after winning the scratch race, earning second in the individual pursuit with a time of 4:26.082, and 14th in the elimination race. His 92 points trail Fernando Gaviria Rendon of Colombia, who amassed 110 points, and Ecuador’s Thomas Boudat, who collected 96.
Valente stands 10th in the women’s omnium thanks to a third-place individual pursuit time of 3:37.417, an eighth-place scratch race and a 23rd-place effort in the elimination race. Laura Trott of Great Britain leads the field with 118 points, followed by the Netherlands’ Kirsten Wild with 116 points and Australia’s Isabella King with 98.
A day after winning silver in the women’s scratch race, Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-To the Top) collected 20 points in the women’s points race to earn seventh, trailing winner Amy Cure of Australia, Jasmin Glaesser of Canada and Great Britain’s Elinor Barker, who earned 34, 33 and 27 points, respectively.
In the first round of the men's keirin, Matt Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Custom Velo) finished fourth in the fourth heat, just 0.258 seconds off the lead. He survived the repechage heat and moved on to the second round, where he took 11th overall. Stefan Botticher of Germany took the top prize, followed by Colombia’s Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata, who crossed 0.039 seconds later, and Christos Volikakis of Greece, who finished 0.099 seconds off the lead.
In the women's sprint, Mandy Marquardt (Allentown, Pa./Team Novo Nordisk) posted an 11.896-second run, which was the 35th-best time of the qualifier. German Kristina Vogel bested Anastasiia Voinova of Russia for the gold, while Elis Ligtlee of the Netherlands picked up bronze.
Mark Christian and Owain Doull won the men’s Madison representing Great Britain, followed by New Zealand’s Pieter Bulling and Westley Gough and Germany’s Henning Bommel and Theo Reinhardt.
Action concludes on Sunday as men’s and women’s omnium, men’s sprint and women’s keirin winners will be crowned to close out the second of three legs of the 2014-15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
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Men’s omnium overall (through three events)
1. Fernando Gaviria Rendon (COL) - 110
2. Thomas Boudat (EUC) - 96
3. Bobby Lea - 92
Men’s omnium scratch race
1. Bobby Lea
2. King Lok Cheung (HKG)
3. Jonathan Dibben (GBR)
Men’s omnium elimination race
1. Tim Veldt (NED)
2. Thomas Boudat (EUC)
3. Fernando Gaviria Rendon (COL)
14. Bobby Lea
Men’s omnium individual pursuit
1. Fernando Gaviria Rendon (COL) - 4:21.998
2. Bobby Lea - 4:26.082
3. Gideoni Monteiro (BRA) - 4:27.782
Women’s omnium overall (through three events)
1. Laura Trott (GBR) - 118
2. Kirsten Wild (NED) - 116
3. Isabella King (AUS) - 98
10. Jennifer Valente - 63
Women’s omnium scratch race
1. Laura Trott (GBR)
2. Kirsten Wild (NED)
3. Amalie Dideriksen (DEN)
8. Jennifer Valente
Women’s omnium elimination race
1. Kirsten Wild (NED)
2. Laura Trott (GBR)
3. Jolien D’Hoore (BEL)
23. Jennifer Valente
Women’s omnium individual pursuit
1. Laura Trott (GBR) - 3:36.896
2. Kirsten Wild (NED) - 3:37.107
3. Jennifer Valente - 3:37.417
Women’s points race
1. Amy Cure (AUS) - 34
2. Jasmin Glaesser (CAN) - 33
3. Elinor Barker (GBR) - 27
7. Lauren Stephens - 20
Men’s keirin
1. Stefan Botticher (GER)
2. Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata (COL) +0.039 seconds
3. Christos Volikakis (GRE) +0.099 seconds
11. Matt Baranoski +0.251 (did not advance to final)
Women’s sprint
1. Kristina Vogel (GER)
2. Anastasiia Voinova (RUS)
3. Elis Ligtlee (NED)
35. Mandy Marquardt
Men’s Madison
1. Great Britain (Mark Christian and Owain Doull)
2. New Zealand (Pieter Bulling and Westley Gough)
3. Germany (Henning Bommel and Theo Reinhardt)

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