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2012 Subaru Cycling Australian Track Championship 2012

Date range:
January 26-29, 2012
  • 2012 Subaru Cycling Australian Track Championship, Adelaide, AUS, CN
  • Days Expand the race menu
    • Session One

      Start location:
      Men: U19 3000m Individual Pursuit (qualifying), 4000m Individual Pursuit (qualifying), U19, Open Kilometre Time Trial
      End location:
      Women & U19 Team Sprint
    • Session Two

      Start location:
      Men: U19 3000m Individual Pursuit (final), 4000m Individual Pursuit (final), U19 Sprint (qualifying), Team Sprint
      End location:
      Women U19 2000 metre Individual Pursuit (qualifying), Women 500 metre Time Trial (final), Women U19 2000 metre Individual Pursuit (final), Women U19 7.5km Scratch Race (final)
    • Session Three

      Start location:
      Men U19 Sprint (¼ finals), Open Mens Teams Pursuit (qualifying)
      End location:
      Women 3000 metre Individual Pursuit (qualifying), Women U19 500 metre Time Trial (final), Women Sprint (qualifying)
    • Session Four

      Start location:
      Men: U19 Sprint (semi-finals), U19 Sprint (final), Sprint (round 1), Bill Young Men U19 Teams Pursuit (final), Southcott Cup Open Men Teams Pursuit (final), U19 25km Points Race (final)
      End location:
      Women U19 Keirin (qualifying), Women U19 Keirin (final), Women Sprint (¼ finals), Women U19 20km Points Race (final)
    • Session Five

      Start location:
      Men Sprint (¼ finals), Men U19 Keirin (qualifying)
      End location:
      Women U19 Sprint (qualifying), Women & U19 3000 metre Team Pursuit (qualifying)
    • Session Six

      Start location:
      Men: Sprint (semi-finals - final), U19 Keirin Repechage, Final, 15 kilometre Scratch Race, Men U19 10km Scratch Race
      End location:
      Women U19 Sprint (1/4 finals), Women Sprint (semi-finals), Women Sprint (final), Women U19 3000 metre Team Pursuit (final), Women 3000 metre Team Pursuit (final), Women 25km Points Race (final)
    • Session Seven

      Start location:
      Men U19 Team Sprint (qualifying, final), Men Keirin (qualifying)
      End location:
      Women Keirin (qualifying), Women Keirin (Repechage)
    • Session Eight

      Start location:
      Men U19 Madison (final), Men Keirin (Repechage, final), Men 40km Points Race (final)
      End location:
      Women U19 Sprint (semi-finals), Women U19 Sprint (final), Women Keirin (final), Women 10km Scratch Race (final)

January 29, Session Seven: Men U19 Team Sprint (qualifying, final), Men Keirin (qualifying) - Women Keirin (qualifying), Women Keirin (Repechage)

Meares dominates as Keirin deciders play out

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 29, 2012, 10:33 GMT,
Updated:
January 29, 2012, 22:29 GMT

Glaetzer tops elite men

Anna Meares breezed her way to the Keirin final.

Anna Meares breezed her way to the Keirin final.

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Women's Keirin

Meares' win in the keirin brought her career tally of Australian track titles to 29 but she had to fend off a late charge from Sydney's Kaarle McCulloch to secure the victory.

"I'm not after the easy win, I'm after the win that's going to make me better," said Meares who also won team sprint and sprint gold medals this week. "And that hurt like hell. The old lactic acid isn't anyone's friend, is it?"

Meares grabbed the wheel of the derny pace bike from the start and used it to full advantage, powering away from her rivals as the bike left the track. She surged to a massive lead and McCulloch, who was caught in traffic, had to firstly pass four others before she could try to close the gap. She made up ground quickly but Meares held on to win by mere centimetres.

"When I saw I'd drawn one and Kaarle had drawn six, I thought that was a good opportunity to put some distance between us and make her work really hard as well," explained Meares of the draw that put her at the bottom of the track and McCulloch at the top on the start line.

"I realised the gap was significant, but not enough to withstand a good run from Kaarle, so I had to really commit otherwise I was going to find myself in the position where I was going to be run down," she said. "This is the most level event for the two of us to come head-to-head, you saw that, I won it by half a tyre. (But) I'd rather almost lose than almost win."

But the pair will soon reunite for the team sprint in which they have won the world title for the past three years.

"I'm actually really excited, I feel like I've taken a great deal of confidence from these championships," said Meares. "The plan that Gary (West - coach) has for me is working and that goes a long way when you're out there on your own - sometimes that trust or backing is all you have.

"I will be leaning on that for sure," Meares added.

McCulloch had no regrets after collecting one gold and three silver medals at the championships.

"I wasn't quite expecting the gap to open up that quickly, but I bided my time and I went as hard as I could, but I guess I just needed five more metres of track," said McCulloch. "But I am happy with how I rode today as I think it was probably one of the first keirin championships where I had a little bit of patience.

"Plus, I was a good deal off her at the 200m mark and I almost got her, so I have to be pretty happy with the speed in my legs right now," she said.

Men's Keirin

Nineteen-year-old Matthew Glaetzer thrilled the crowd with a display of power and control that belied his years to claim his maiden senior keirin crown.

"It's massive, I didn't expect it to be honest," said Glaetzer, who burst on to the international scene at 17 when he won the sprint/keirin double at the junior world titles. "I just went out there and tried to execute my perfect race to win and it came together."

Glaetzer unleashed a withering burst of speed that left the rest of the field, including reigning world champion Shane Perkins, scramblingfor position in his wake.

At the bell lap Glaetzer was still in front with Perkins boxed in by the NSW duo of Andrew Taylor and Mitch Bullen. Spurred on by his hometown fans Glaetzer, a former pole vaulter, lunged at the line to clinch the win from Taylor with Bullen third. Perkins finished fourth.

"I knew I had to get to the front, put myself in a position to win and make it really hard for the others to come around," said Glaetzer, who teamed with Glasspool and Nathan Corrigan on Friday night to win the team sprint title.

"I expected Perkins to charge, and when I spotted him near the back I thought if he's going to win this, he's going to have to hit and get to the front.

"Then I saw him attack and responded pretty hard to make sure I kept front position, which I did." added Glaetzer.

Elite women Keirin qualifying
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anna Meares (SA) 0:00:11.910  
2 Adele Sylvester (VIC)    
3 Cassandra Flugge (WA)    
4 Stefanie Fernandez-Preiska (QLD)    
5 Madison Law (NSW)    
Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kaarle Mcculloch (NSW) 0:00:11.421  
2 Catherine Culvenor (ACT)    
3 Holly Williams (WA)    
4 Ziggy Callan (VIC)    
5 Rikki Belder (SA)    
6 Rebecca Stevenson (QLD)    
Elite Women Keirin Repecharge
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rikki Belder (SA) 0:00:12.750  
2 Madison Law (NSW)    
3 Cassandra Flugge (WA)    
4 Stefanie Fernandez-Preiska (QLD)    
DNF Ziggy Callan (VIC)    
DNF Holly Williams (WA)    
Elite Women Keirin Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anna Meares (SA) 0:00:11.713  
2 Kaarle Mcculloch (NSW)    
3 Catherine Culvenor (ACT)    
4 Rikki Belder (SA)    
5 Adele Sylvester (VIC)    
6 Madison Law (NSW)    
7 Ziggy Callan (VIC)    
8 Stefanie Fernandez-Preiska (QLD)    
9 Cassandra Flugge (WA)    
Elite men Keirin - Heat 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mitchell Bullen (NSW) 0:00:10.452  
2 Jason Niblett (VIC)    
3 Matthew Glaetzer (SA)    
4 Jungyeol Kim (KOR)    
5 Alexander Trumble (WA)    
Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Taylor (NSW) 0:00:10.609  
2 Scott Sunderland (WA)    
3 James Glasspool (SA)    
4 Nathan Hart (ACT)    
5 Seokhwan Jeong (KOR)    
6 Jaron Gardiner (VIC)    
Heat 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Shane Perkins (VIC) 0:00:10.410  
2 Peter Lewis (NSW)    
3 Alex Bird (ACT)    
4 Aaron Cooper (WA)    
5 Nathan Corrigan (SA)    
DNF Zac Deller (QLD)    
Elite Men Keirin Repechage
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matthew Glaetzer (SA) 0:00:10.701  
2 James Glasspool (SA)    
3 Jason Niblett (VIC)    
4 Peter Lewis (NSW)    
5 Alex Bird (ACT)    
6 Scott Sunderland (WA)    
Elite Men Keirin Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matthew Glaetzer (SA) 0:00:10.347  
2 Andrew Taylor (NSW)    
3 Mitchell Bullen (NSW)    
4 Shane Perkins (VIC)    
5 Jason Niblett (VIC)    
6 James Glasspool (SA)    
7 Scott Sunderland (WA)    
8 Peter Lewis (NSW)    
9 Alex Bird (ACT)    
Under 19 Team Sprint Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Emerson Harwood (VIC) 0:00:47.068  
  Jacob Schmid (VIC)    
  Zac Shaw (VIC)    
2 Jai Angsuthasawit (SA) 0:00:47.877  
  Patrick Constable (SA)    
  Alex Radzikiewicz (SA)    
3 Matthew Beazley (NSW) 0:00:47.942  
  Reece Robinson (NSW)    
  Nicholas Yallouris (NSW)    
4 Nathan Lyons (WA) 0:00:51.472  
  Drew Popperwell (WA)    
  Theodore Yates (WA)    
Gold & Silver Medals
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Emerson Harwood (VIC) 0:00:47.034  
  Jacob Schmid (VIC)    
  Zac Shaw (VIC)    
2 Jai Angsuthasawit (SA) 0:00:47.678  
  Patrick Constable (SA)    
  Alex Radzikiewicz (SA)    
Bronze Medal
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
3 Matthew Beazley (NSW) 0:00:48.075  
  Reece Robinson (NSW)    
  Nicholas Yallouris (NSW)    
4 Nathan Lyons (WA) 0:00:51.386  
  Drew Popperwell (WA)    
  Theodore Yates (WA)