TechPowered By

More tech

Australian Track Championship 2011

Date range:
January 30 - February 6, 2011
  • Australian Track Championship, Adelaide, AUS, CN
  • Days Expand the race menu
    • Day 1

      Location
      Omnium - Flying Lap, Points Race, Elimination Race
    • Day 2

      Location
      Omnium - Individual Pursuit, Scratch Race, Kilometre/500m TT
    • Day 3

      Start location:
      Men: Individual Pursuit, Men's Sprint, U19 Scratch Race, Kilometre TT
      End location:
      Women: Individual Pursuit, Team Sprint
    • Day 4

      Start location:
      Men: Sprint, U19 Kilometre TT
      End location:
      Women: Sprint, 500m TT, Points Race
    • Day 5

      Start location:
      Men: Sprint final, Team Pursuit, Scratch Race
      End location:
      Women: Sprint final; Para time trials
    • Day 6

      Start location:
      Men: U19 Keirin, Points Race, Team Sprint
      End location:
      Women: Team Pursuit, Keirin, U19 Scratch Race; Para Pursuit
    • Day 7

      Start location:
      Men: Keirin, Madison
      End location:
      Women: U19 Keirin, Scratch Race; Para Sprint

February 05, Day 6: Men: U19 Keirin, Points Race, Team Sprint - Women: Team Pursuit, Keirin, U19 Scratch Race; Para Pursuit

Meares does it again with Australian keirin title

By:
Jane Aubrey
Published:
February 05, 2011, 13:31 GMT,
Updated:
February 05, 2011, 15:24 GMT

'Turbo Durbo' breaks through for maiden elite national individual title

Luke Dubridge celebrates his win in the men's 40km points race after a nail-biting finish.

Luke Dubridge celebrates his win in the men's 40km points race after a nail-biting finish.

view thumbnail gallery

There were a few nervous moments for Anna Meares before the 27-year-old collected her fourth Australian keirin title.

"I let Kaarle [McCulloch] and Holly [Williams] get in front of me and I thought this is going to be nice because I honestly thought the speed was going to roll quicker and quicker as the race progressed," a relieved Meares explained after the race.

"But it slowed down slightly and I got myself caught underneath Holly's wheel which gave the opportunity for Apryl [Eppinger] and Steph Morton to come around the outside as well.

"Going in with one and a half laps to go from fifth wheel that's not opportune at any time in the keirin."

Heading into the final bend before the bell lap, there was a slight collision between Eppinger's and Morton's wheel allowing Meares a small window of opportunity to escape her unfortunate position, and she took it.

"I used the banking as much as I could coming into the bell and I knew I just had to flat foot it and give it everything I could," Meares recounted. "I got there in the end but I was starting to really panic at one stage."

Meares, in a time of 11.713 finished ahead of Morton and Williams who edged out McCulloch for bronze.

Tomic leads Western Australia to women's 3000m pursuit All Comer's record

The pace was well and truly on in the women's 3000m pursuit final with the girls from Western Australia claiming gold ahead of Tasmania.

Neither team was lacking talent – Western Australia lead out by Josephine Tomic with Melissa Hoskins, and Isabella King while Tasmania boasted Amy Cure, Georgia Baker and Emma Lawson.

The West Australians had already set a new Australian record time of 3:25.425 in the afternoon session but in a fabulous display of pace caught up to their Tasmanian rivals with just over two laps to go, finishing strongly for a new All Comers record of 3:21.427. Today's time improved on that set by Tomic, Sarah Kent (WA) and Ashlee Ankudinoff (NSW) to win the World Championship in Denmark last year by three tenths of a second. Even more remarkable than the continuous improvement in the time was the fact that it was just .09 of a second off the world record, held by the United States.

Tomic, a member of Australia's world champion team pursuit praised her teammates, especially Isabella King who was filling in for an ill Sarah Kent.

"We've clearly got a very strong crop of young girls coming through in WA at the moment," Tomic said. "We lost Sarah [Kent] who was one of our stronger ones and replaced her with ‘Bella and we still did what is very much a world class time. Things are looking really good for the worlds.

"I had no idea what time we were on ... it was a bit of a surprise but I knew after the first lap that I was spending a lot so we must have been going pretty fast."

'Turbo Durbo' breaks through for maiden elite national individual title

Anyone watching the men's 40km points race final was kept in suspense right up until the final lap of the 160 lap distance when Western Australia's Luke Durbridge claimed his first individual elite title by six one hundredths of a second ahead of South Australian Glenn O'Shea.

"I'm stoked to get the win on the last event of the week," Durbridge said. "It was a fantastic feeling."

There was some confusion for the man who's become known as ‘turbo Durbo' with the 19-year-old under the impression he was three points ahead of O'Shea heading into the last lap when he was only up by two.

"I'm glad I avoided the embarrassment of not winning - thank God for that," he explained. "We'll leave it at that – a win's a win."

Durbridge finished with a total of 66 points ahead of O'Shea's 62 points while Queensland's Michael Hepburn took bronze with 52 points.

Hepburn was the first to lap the field before Durbridge and O'Shea countered twice with the Queenslander attacking later again in the piece.

"Points races are just generally going to be a brutal affair, they're so aggressive and so fast. Plus the calibre of riders that we've got in Australia at the moment means that it's always going to be a hard race."

"You always need to be prepared and it's always the guys who can just save that extra little bit in the first half that are going to win," explained Durbridge. "And I've learnt that today, normally I go a bit too hard too early, but I saved my legs early on and I came out on top which is just a fantastic feeling.

"I had a lot of help from my teammates Steve Hall and Michael Freiberg and I don't think I could have done it without them and I am so glad I could get the result for me and also for them as well."

In the men's under 19 keirin final, Victoria's Emerson Harwood was disqualified after he edged ahead of the derny forcing a re-start. New South Welshman Timothy McMillian took the opportunity to stamp his authority the second time around before Victorian Luke Parker took a slight advantage on the bell lap.

McMillan, who took gold in the under 19 sprint on Friday night, showed amazing speed staying high on the track to edge in front of the pack on the last bend to win from Western Australia's Luke Zaccaria and then Parker.

In the men's team sprint, the South Australian team of Matthew Glaetzer, Nathan Corrigan-Martella and James Glasspool set the fastest time in qualifying (45.113) and the backed up that performance to go even quicker in their gold medal race (44.838) against New South Wales (45.437). ACT took the silver medal (45.630) from Western Australia (47.078).

Glaetzer having already collected a bronze medal this week in the sprint was excited by his form.

"I just can't believe the times I am riding these championships and I have never ridden third wheel, apart from when I crashed at under 19 nationals, so it was a very big challenge for me this year," he explained.

"But the team sprint was what we were really after and we knew it would probably be between us and New South Wales as we had heard their form before these championships as they were all flying, so to knock them off, it is a massive effort."

Astute riding from New South Wales' Caleb Ewan wrapped up the men's under 19 25km points race final with four laps remaining. With 44 points, Ewan took gold ahead of Queensland's Nicholas Schulz who claimed the silver medal ahead of South Australia's Miles Scotson on a countback (33 points).

Queensland's Taylah Jennings won gold in the under 19's 7.5km scratch race in a time of 9:47.479 from Alexandra O'Dea and Allison Rice.

"I won the scratch at the Oceanias last year, so I really wanted to win this one," Jennings explained.

It's been a fruitful meet for Jennings who has now won two gold and two silver medals.

"I just like to win, but really I thought I might win one medal, maybe a bronze, but I never expected this," she said.

Full Results

Para Men Tandem 4000m Individual Pursuit Qualification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Scott Mcphee (Aus) SA 0:04:27.579  
  Kieran Modra (Aus) SA    
2 Bryce Lindores (Aus) QLD 0:04:29.003  
  Sean Finning (Aus) VIC    
3 Chris Pratley (Aus) WA 0:05:21.143  
  Thanh Tu (Aus) WA    
4 Jeremy Mcclure (Aus) WA 0:05:30.148  
  Joshua Clark (Aus) WA    
Para C3 Women 3000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
4 Morgan Shaw (Aus) WA 0:05:05.764  
Para C3 U19 Women 3000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
3 Simone Kennedy (Aus) NSW 0:04:52.409  
Para C4 Women 3000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Susan Powell (Aus) ACT 0:04:07.262  
2 Alexandra Green (Aus) NSW 0:04:25.437  
Para Women Tandem 3000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kerry Knowler (Aus) ACT 0:03:41.781  
  Brandie O'connor (Aus) ACT    
2 Victoria Dilley (Aus) WA 0:03:54.444  
  Amanda O'connor (Aus) WA    
Para C1 Men 3000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gregory Ball (Aus) QLD 0:04:20.748  
2 Jarrad Langmead (Aus) NSW 0:04:36.159  
Para C2 Men 3000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  Glen Jarvis (Aus) VIC 0:04:39.962  
Para C4 Men 4000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ryan Hughes (Aus) TAS 0:04:58.900  
2 Alex Simmons (Aus) NSW 0:05:08.957  
Para C5 Men 4000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Gallagher (Aus) VIC 0:04:41.547  
Para Men Tandem 4000m Individual Pursuit Qualification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Scott Mcphee (Aus) SA 0:04:27.579  
  Kieran Modra (Aus) SA    
2 Bryce Lindores (Aus) QLD 0:04:29.003  
  Sean Finning (Aus) VIC    
3 Chris Pratley (Aus) WA 0:05:21.143  
  Thanh Tu (Aus) WA    
4 Jeremy Mcclure (Aus) WA 0:05:30.148  
  Joshua Clark (Aus) WA    
Para Men Tandem 4000m Individual Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Scott Mcphee (Aus) SA 0:04:27.720  
  Kieran Modra (Aus) SA    
2 Bryce Lindores (Aus) QLD 0:04:32.234  
  Sean Finning (Aus) VIC    
3 Chris Pratley (Aus) WA 0:05:18.950  
  Thanh Tu (Aus) WA    
4 Jeremy Mcclure (Aus) WA 0:05:26.581  
  Joshua Clark (Aus) WA    
Open Women 3000m Team Pursuit Qualification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) WA 0:03:25.425  
  Isabella King (Aus) WA    
  Josephine Tomic (Aus) WA    
2 Amy Cure (Aus) TAS 0:03:34.479  
  Emma Lawson (Aus) TAS    
  Georgia Baker ** (Aus) TAS    
3 Taylah Jennings ** (Aus) QLD 0:03:37.412  
  Alexandra O'dea ** (Aus) QLD    
  Emily Roper ** (Aus) QLD    
4 Annette Edmondson (Aus) SA 0:03:38.315  
  Carly Light (Aus) SA    
  Letitia Custance ** (Aus) SA    
#VALUE!
Open Women 3000m Team Pursuit Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) WA 0:03:21.427  
  Isabella King (Aus) WA    
  Josephine Tomic (Aus) WA    
  Emma Lawson (Aus) TAS    
  Georgia Baker ** (Aus) TAS    
3 Annette Edmondson (Aus) SA 0:03:31.593  
  Carly Light (Aus) SA    
  Letitia Custance ** (Aus) SA    
4 Taylah Jennings ** (Aus) QLD 0:03:32.310  
  Alexandra O'dea ** (Aus) QLD    
  Emily Roper ** (Aus) QLD    
Elite Men Team Sprint Qualification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Corrigan-Martella (Aus) SA 0:00:45.113  
  Matthew Glaetzer (Aus) SA    
  James Glasspool (Aus) SA    
2 Mitchell Bullen (Aus) NSW 0:00:45.420  
  Peter Lewis (Aus) NSW    
  Andrew Taylor (Aus) NSW    
3 Alex Bird (Aus) ACT 0:00:46.365  
  Paul Fellows (Aus) ACT    
  Gary Ryan (Aus) ACT    
4 Jonathan Bathe (Aus) WA 0:00:46.954  
  Scott Sunderland (Aus) WA    
  Alexander Trumble (Aus) WA    
Elite Men Team Sprint Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Corrigan-Martella (Aus) SA 0:00:44.838  
  Matthew Glaetzer (Aus) SA    
  James Glasspool (Aus) SA    
2 Mitchell Bullen (Aus) NSW 0:00:45.437  
  Peter Lewis (Aus) NSW    
  Andrew Taylor (Aus) NSW    
3 Alex Bird (Aus) ACT 0:00:45.630  
  Paul Fellows (Aus) ACT    
  Gary Ryan (Aus) ACT    
4 Jonathan Bathe (Aus) WA 0:00:47.078  
  Scott Sunderland (Aus) WA    
  Alexander Trumble (Aus) WA    
Elite Women Keirin Round 1 Heat 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) NSW 0:00:11.870  
2 Stephanie Morton (Aus) SA    
3 Holly Williams (Aus) WA    
4 Apryl Eppinger (Phi) PHI    
5 Catherine Culvenor (Aus) ACT    
Elite Women Keirin Round 1 Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anna Meares (Aus) SA 0:00:11.764  
2 Jessica Laws (Aus) VIC    
3 Shannon Mccurley (Irl) IRE    
4 Cassandra Kell (Aus) NSW    
Elite Women Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Cassandra Kell (Aus) NSW 0:00:12.060  
2 Stephanie Morton (Aus) SA    
3 Shannon Mccurley (Irl) IRE    
4 Catherine Culvenor (Aus) ACT    
Elite Women Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Apryl Eppinger (Phi) PHI 0:00:12.320  
2 Holly Williams (Aus) WA    
3 Jessica Laws (Aus) VIC    
Elite Women Keirin 7 - 12 Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
7 Shannon Mccurley (Irl) IRE 0:00:12.861  
8 Jessica Laws (Aus) VIC    
9 Catherine Culvenor (Aus) ACT    
Elite Women Keirin Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anna Meares (Aus) SA 0:00:11.713  
2 Stephanie Morton (Aus) SA    
3 Holly Williams (Aus) WA    
4 Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) NSW    
5 Cassandra Kell (Aus) NSW    
6 Apryl Eppinger (Phi) PHI    
Men U19 Keirin Round 1 Heat 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Timothy Mcmillan (Aus) NSW 0:00:11.160  
2 Luke Zaccaria (Aus) WA    
3 Emerson Harwood (Aus) VIC    
4 Edward Coad (Aus) SA    
5 Mathew Ryan (Aus) NSW    
Men U19 Keirin Round 1 Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jaron Gardiner (Aus) VIC 0:00:10.840  
2 Ben Young (Aus) NSW    
3 Luke Parker (Aus) VIC    
4 Ben Fergusson (Aus) SA    
5 Jack Ward (Aus) WA    
Men U19 Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luke Zaccaria (Aus) WA 0:00:10.980  
2 Luke Parker (Aus) VIC    
3 Ben Fergusson (Aus) SA    
4 Mathew Ryan (Aus) NSW    
Men U19 Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ben Young (Aus) NSW 0:00:10.900  
2 Emerson Harwood (Aus) VIC    
3 Edward Coad (Aus) SA    
4 Jack Ward (Aus) WA    
Men U19 Keirin Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Timothy Mcmillan (Aus) NSW 0:00:10.820  
2 Luke Zaccaria (Aus) WA    
3 Luke Parker (Aus) VIC    
4 Ben Young (Aus) NSW    
5 Jaron Gardiner (Aus) VIC    
DSQ Emerson Harwood (Aus) VIC    
Women U19 7.5km Scratch Race Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Taylah Jennings (Aus) QLD 0:09:47.000  
2 Alexandra O'dea (Aus) QLD    
3 Allison Rice (Aus) ACT    
4 Georgia Baker (Aus) TAS    
5 Stephanie Hansen (Aus) VIC    
6 Jessica Allen (Aus) WA    
7 Jessica Mundy (Aus) SA    
8 Kirsty Mills (Aus) NSW    
9 Kayla Salopek (Aus) NSW    
10 Lauretta Hanson (Aus) VIC    
11 Letitia Custance (Aus) SA    
12 Emily Roper (Aus) QLD    
Men U19 25km Points Race Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Caleb Ewan (Aus) NSW 44  pts
2 Nicholas Schultz (Aus) QLD 33  
3 Miles Scotson (Aus) SA 33  
4 Trent Derecourt (Aus) WA 26  
5 Jackson Law (Aus) NSW 16  
6 Tirian Mcmanus (Aus) NSW 12  
7 Jack Cummings (Aus) VIC 10  
8 Alexander Edmondson (Aus) SA 7  
9 Alex Clements (Aus) TAS    
DNF Mitchell Benson (Aus) WA    
DNF Bradley Linfield (Aus) WA    
DNF Michael Astell (Aus) TAS    
DNF Evan Hull (Aus) VIC    
DNF Rick Sanders (Aus) VIC    
DNF George Tansley (Aus) SA    
DNF David Edwards (Aus) QLD    
DNF Jake Mcmahon (Aus) TAS    
DNF Jesse Kerrison (Aus) QLD    
Elite Men 40km Points Race Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luke Durbridge (Aus) WA 66  pts
2 Glenn O'shea (Aus) SA 62  
3 Michael Hepburn (Aus) QLD 52  
4 Sean Finning (Aus) VIC 46  
5 Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) ACT 25  
6 Damien Howson (Aus) SA 25  
7 Jackson-Leigh Rathbone (Aus) NSW 21  
8 Brent Nelson (Aus) VIC 8  
9 Stephen Hall (Aus) WA 7  
10 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) NSW    
11 Luke Davison (Aus) NSW    
DNF Michael Freiberg (Aus) WA    
DNF Jordan Kerby (Aus) QLD    
DNF Luke Ockerby (Aus) TAS    
DNF Edward Bissaker (Aus) SA    
DNF Aaron Jones (Aus) TAS    
DNF Mitchell Mulhern (Aus) QLD