Lydia Gurley finished 14th in her Points Race today and 20th in the Scratch Race this evening.
It was a busy night for recent European silver medallist, Lydia Gurley, with the finals of the Women’s Points Race and Scratch Race separated by just 40 minutes.
Gurley was pleased to be racing this week, following an injury at the London Six Day last week. Speaking to Cycling Ireland after her race she said: “Considering that I spent last Saturday night in a London hospital thinking I broke my leg, I’m happy to be here giving it a go.”
An incident in last week’s Tempo Race was the cause “I crashed in the tempo race, and the pedal went into my leg. I still have some pain and swelling, but it’s time now to rest up and get ready for Sunday. Racing didn’t go my way today, but sometimes that’s the way it goes.”
Gold, silver and bronze in the Points Race went to the only three riders to lap the field – Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky (gold), Ganna Solovei from Ukraine (silver) and France’s Coralie Demay (bronze).
Tomorrow will also see Robyn Stewart compete in the Sprint and Lydia Boylan in the Omnium,
This is the first World Cup of the track cycling 2017/2018 season, and will take place from the 3rd – 5th November.
Women’s Points Race
Gold KOPECKY Lotte (BEL)
Silver SOLOVEI Ganna (UKR)
Bronze DEMAY Coralie (FRA)
14th GURLEY Lydia (IRL)
Women’s Scratch Race
Gold AVERINA Mariia (RUS)
Silver KACZKOWSKA Justyna (POL)
Bronze BALEISYTE Olivija (LTU)
20th GURLEY Lydia (IRL)
Saturday 4th November
Sunday 5th November
Official Website: http://trackworldcup.pl/en/category/info-en/
Cycling Ireland Website: www.cyclingireland.ie