Beth Newell, Silver Medal at UCI Track World Cup
A silver medal by Beth Newell (Oakland, Calif. / NOW and Novartis for MS) in the women’s points race highlighted the American effort at the first UCI Track World Cup of the 2013/14 season. The women’s team pursuit squad also scored a top-five at the event, finishing fifth.
Newell entered the third day of competition at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England, having already competed in the scratch race, in which she finished 15th, and three events of the women’s omnium. She picked up twenty points for lapping the field once, as well as a point in the fourth sprint and five points in the seventh sprint. Her total of 26 points was just three short of the 29 that winner Laura Brown of Canada earned. Newell’s point total was tied with Wan Yiu Jamie Wong of Hong Kong, but she took silver by virtue of finishing ahead of Wong in the final sprint.
“I wasn’t expecting a great result in the points race after riding the omnium over the past two days, but I saw an opportunity to go for it and I did just that,” said Newell. “Once you’re in the race, sometimes your legs forget what you’ve done before. Thanks to USA Cycling for the continued support and to all my training partners at the Hellyer Velodrome for preparing me for my first world cup success.” Read More About Worlds…
Hellyer’s 50th Anniversary
Welcome to Hellyer County Park Velodrome, Northern California’s only dedicated bicycle racing facility. The velodrome, operated within Santa Clara County’s Hellyer Park, has offered bike racing opportunities for beginner through world-class racers since 1963.
Here you can find resources for getting started on the track, including:
We look forward to seeing you on the track.