Hammer, Bell Shine at London World Cup
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
— American Sarah Hammer
rode her Felt TK1
to a gold medal
in the omnium
at the season's final World Cup Track
event in London
. Hammer, a four-time World Champion on the track, showed that she’s headed in the right direction toward her big goal for the season, the upcoming Summer Olympics
, which will be held on the same track in London.
The omnium tests track racers’ overall abilities, combining results from six different events. Hammer won with consistent performances, finishing third in the flying lap, ninth in the points race, eighth in the elimination, third in the individual pursuit, second in the scratch race and fifth in the time trial. The omnium will be one of five track events contested by women at the upcoming Olympics.
Also representing Felt at the London World Cup was Canadian Zach Bel
l. The 29-year-old, also gunning for the 2012 Olympics, scored a bronze medal
riding Felt in the men’s omnium.