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Double gold for New Zealand's Webster at Junior Worlds

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Cycling News
Published:
August 13, 2009, 12:12 BST,
Updated:
August 13, 2009, 20:22 BST
Race:
UCI Junior World Track Championships, Day 2

Kiwis claim keirin, team sprint titles

New Zealand's Sam Webster picked up his second rainbow jersey at the UCI Junior World Track Championships in Moscow on Wednesday. The sprinter took the win in the men's keirin, following up on the Kiwi's team sprint title with Ethan Mitchell and Cameron Karwowski taken on the opening night.

Webster won his first qualifying round and the semifinal to gain the top ranking for the six-lap final. The Aucklander dominated the final, besting Italy's Rino Gasparrini and Germany's Alexander Reinelt to claim the gold medal.

"He is right on top of his game here. Sam is in great shape but also rode with great tactics and never made a mistake. That's a credit to our sprint coach Justin Grace who has left no stone unturned in his preparation," said New Zealand team manager Mike McRedmond.

"The team are in incredible spirits and I know they don't want the performances to finish here."

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