World champions Meyer and Howard claim Australian Madison crown

Pair back to winning ways

Two-time reigning madison world champions Leigh Howard and Cameron Meyer made a triumphant return to the track with a resounding victory in the 2012 Cycling Australia Madison National Championships at Melbourne's DISC Velodrome.

The pair last raced on a velodrome in the Netherlands in March this year where they claimed their second consecutive Madison world championship. However tonight Howard, 22, and Meyer, 23, showed no ill-effects of their extended lay off with a commanding performance throughout the 50-kilometre event.

The pair finished a lap clear of the field, while the South Australian pairing of Glenn O'Shea, 22, and Alexander Edmondson, 17, finished on 21 points and one lap in arrears ofthe world champions to take the silver medal. 2004 Olympic madison silver medallist Franco Marvulli and partner Marcello Barth claimed the bronze on 20 points.

"Since Leigh and I have donned the rainbow jersey, we haven't lost a Madison winning two world titles and two World Cups," said Meyer, who claimed his third consecutive Australian Madison crown after pairing with Jack Bobridge to win in 2010 and O'Shea in 2009.

"It is always an honour to wear the stripes and we don't get to perform in front of the Australian crowd very often, so we try and put on the best performance we can," he said.

The pace was on right from the start of the 200-lap event, with the pairing of Sean Finning and George Tansley immediately showing their intentions by taking a lap within the first few minutes.

Howard and Meyer drove the pace through the majority of the race with the first major move coming shortly before the half-way point.

With Marvulli and Barth, O'Shea and Edmondson, plus reigning junior world champions Caleb Ewan and Jackson Law, they took a lap to join Finning and Tansley on the leader's board.

Meyer and Howard continued to be the aggressors throughout the remainder of the race, targeting O'Shea's younger opponent in particular, with their decisive move coming with just over 70 laps remaining.

Despite desperate attempts by O'Shea and Ewan to match it with the world champions, the field was unable to respond to the pair who took the lap and control of the race, with the field left to fight it out for the minor medals.

Inside the final 50 laps, the junior world champion pairing of Ewan and Law were in a strong position to claim a medal, however a mechanical issue with Law's bike forced Ewan to ride solo for an extended period of time and as a result, the pair lost a lap and finished fourth.

For Howard and Meyer who are usually the marked riders, they turned the tables tonight with a calculated tactic towards their main rivals. "There was a little battle going on between us O'Shea and Edmondson," said Meyer before adding, "unfortunately for Alex, he was our target tonight, we kept laying into him a bit and eventually he broke and fortunately for us we took the lap we wanted."

Howard, who will join Meyer with Australia's GreenEdge team in 2012, echoed his teammate's sentiments, praising the 17-year-old Edmondson.

"We all know how well Glenn has been going at the World Cups and the six-dayers so we knew there was no chance we were going to drop him tonight," said Howard, who claimed his second Australian crown after pairing with O'Shea to win in 2008.

"We knew the only chance to get a gap was to attack when Edmondson was in the race, but having said that Alex rode an unbelievable race for someone that young, so hats off to both of them.

"We haven't lost a madison in almost three years now, so I guess we are a good combination," Howard said. "But of course, I am sure there is going to be a time where we make a mistake, where we are targetted and we don't win," he said.

O'Shea, is in his first full year back on the bike after two years racked by illness including bouts of chicken pox and glandular fever, was crowned Australian omnium champion less than 24 hours earlier. Last month, he teamed with Edmondson to win gold at the second leg of the 2011-2-12 UCI World Cup Series in Astana.

After the race, Edmondson was unfazed by the attentions of the world champion pairing.

"It's bike racing and we are not there to make friends on the track and they were the better riders today, but I would like to thank my partner Glenn O'Shea, I couldn't ask for a better partner," said Edmondson.

In other events during the night's racing, O'Shea won the prestigious Melbourne Cup on Wheels handicap race riding off scratch, while Isabella King claimed the women's handicap.

In the Victorian keirin championships, Jaron Gardiner claimed the men's event and Thomas Clarke the junior men's 19 title. Both women's championships will head north of the border after Queensland's Emily Rosemond snatched the senior title and Queensland's Taylah Jennings overcame a 40m deficit inside the final lap to win the junior 19 event.

Full Results

Men's madison
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leigh Howard (Aus) & Cameron Meyer (Aus)20 pts
-1lapGlenn O'shea (Aus) & Alexander Edmondson (Aus)21 
-1lapFranco Marvulli (Swi) & Marcello Barth (Ger)2 
-2lapsJackson Law (Aus) & Caleb Ewan (Aus)20 
-2lapsLuke Ockerby (Aus) & Peter Loft (Aus)13 
-2lapsJack Cummings (Aus) & Evan Hull (Aus)9 
-2lapsTheodore Yates (Aus) & Bradley Robson (Aus)5 
-2lapsSean Finning (Aus) & George Tansley (Aus)3 
-3lapsSung Hoon Park (Kor) & Scott Law (Aus)9 
-3lapsMiles Scotson (Aus) & Robert-Jon Mccarthy (Aus)5 
-3lapsTirian Mcmanus (Aus) & Jackson-Leigh Rathbone (Aus)  
-5lapsJason Allen (NZl) & Cameron Karwowski (NZl)  
-10lapsJoshua Harrison (Aus) & Scott Mcphee (Aus)3 
DNFTrent Derecourt (Aus) & Luke Vitler (Aus)  
Elite men keirin heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brent Nelson  
2Jaron Gardiner  
3Nathan Corrigan  
4Ben Abels  
5Nathan Hart  
Elite men keirin heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edrus Yunos0:00:11.39 
2Ryan Worn  
3Rick Sanders  
4Neil Robinson  
Elite women keirin heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Morton0:00:12.10 
2Ziggy Callan  
3Adele Sylvester  
4Shannon Mccurley  
5Laine Hammond  
6Thomay Michaltsis  
Elite women keirin heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emily Rosemond0:00:12.35 
2Isabella King  
3Annette Edmondson  
4Miranda Laidlaw  
5Jessica Laws  
Junior men U19 keirin heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emerson Harwood0:00:11.49 
2Thomas Clarke  
3Miles Scotson  
4Joshua Harrison  
Junior men U19 keirin heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Kerrison0:00:11.67 
2Hugo Tolliday  
3Alistair Donohoe  
4Alexander Morgan  
Junior men U19 keirin heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert-Jon Mccarthy0:00:12.05 
2Nathan Lyons  
3Mitchell Barry  
4Kyle Thompson  
5Luke Vitler  
Junior women U19 keirin heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylah Jennings0:00:12.13 
2Ruby Greig-Hurtig  
3Tian Beckett  
4Hayley Jones  
5Elissa Wundersitz  
6Jessica Mundy  
Junior women U19 keirin heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caitlin Ward0:00:12.62 
2Linda Michelini  
3Alexandra O'dea  
4Kelsey Robson  
Men D Grade 15-lap scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brett Rollinson0:04:35.21 
2James Rendall  
3Damian Harris  
4Sam Crome  
5Liam White  
6Darryl Patzel  
7Michael Thomas  
8Marc Wilson  
9Nicholas Katsonis  
10Richard Wood  
11David Mann  
12Tyson Breen  
13Dexter Chiew  
14Gerard O'connell  
15Cam Woolcock  
16Jay Court  
17Matthew Opperman  
Men C Grade 15 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Abels0:04:22.21 
2Alistair Donohoe  
3Mitchell Barry  
4Hugo Tolliday  
5Kyle Thompson  
6Matthew Nicholson  
7Stuart Vaughan  
8Jake Mcmahon  
9Joshua Lind  
10Andrew Natoli  
11Dean Appleton  
12Cameron Shaw  
13Oliver Martin  
14Daniel Nelson  
15Chris Halley  
16Nathan Hinkley  
17Francis Ransley  
18Chris Broeren  
Men B Grade 15 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Trent Derecourt0:04:13.57 
2Theodore Yates  
3Jesse Kerrison  
4Peter Loft  
5Luke Parker  
6Nicholas Schultz  
7Miles Scotson  
8Nathan Lyons  
9Tyler Spurrell  
10Luke Vitler  
11Sean Finning  
12Owen Gillott  
13Thomas Kaesler  
14Alexander Morgan  
15Bradley Robson  
16Scott Mcphee  
DNFNeil Robinson  
DNFEdrus Yunos  
Men A Grade 15 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Scott Law0:04:05.61 
2Luke Ockerby  
3Jackson Law  
4Cameron Meyer  
5Leigh Howard  
6Marcello Barth  
7Caleb Ewan  
8George Tansley  
9Jackson-Leigh Rathbone  
10Evan Hull  
11Cameron Karwowski  
12Jack Cummings  
13Sung Hoon Park  
14Joshua Harrison  
15Brent Nelson  
16Rick Sanders  
17Alexander Edmondson  
18Robert-Jon Mccarthy  
19Franco Marvulli  
20Jason Allen  
21Glenn O'shea  
DNFTirian Mcmanus  
Women B Grade 10 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laine Hammond0:03:14.33 
2Ruby Greig-Hurtig  
3Linda Michelini  
4Miranda Laidlaw  
5Rebecca Doolan  
6Jessica Laws  
7Lauretta Hanson  
8Alexandria Nicholls  
9Vanessa Bof  
10Thomay Michaltsis  
11Michaela Tranby  
12Megan Bagworth  
13Maddy Marshall  
Women A Grade 10 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elissa Wundersitz0:03:03.55 
2Annette Edmondson  
3Emily Rosemond  
4Shannon Mccurley  
5Taylah Jennings  
6Jessica Mundy  
7Hayley Jones  
8Alexandra O'dea  
9Kelsey Robson  
10Isabella King  
11Allison Rice  
12Rebecca Wiasak  
13Tian Beckett  
14Georgia Baker  
15Holly Heffernan  
16Ailie Mcdonald  
17Adele Sylvester  
Melbourne Cup on Wheels Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Spurrell0:02:05.45 
2Nathan Hart  
3Brett Rollinson  
4Peter Loft  
5Nicholas Schultz  
6Stuart Vaughan  
7Matthew Nicholson  
8Hugo Tolliday  
9Richard Wood  
10Jay Court  
11Dexter Chiew  
12Darryl Patzel  
13Matthew Opperman  
14Alexander Morgan  
15Jaron Gardiner  
DNFEdrus Yunos  
Melbourne Cup on Wheels Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1James Rendall0:02:05.58 
2Jake Mcmahon  
3Sam Crome  
4Brent Nelson  
5Evan Hull  
6Luke Parker  
7Emerson Harwood  
8Theodore Yates  
9Miles Scotson  
10David Mann  
11Marc Wilson  
12Kyle Thompson  
13George Tansley  
14Dean Appleton  
15Michael Thomas  
16Gerard O'connell  
Melbourne Cup on Wheels Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Owen Gillott0:02:06.78 
2Alistair Donohoe  
3Trent Derecourt  
4Nathan Hinkley  
5Francis Ransley  
6Tyson Breen  
7Robert-Jon Mccarthy  
8Liam White  
9Scott Mcphee  
10Cam Woolcock  
11Oliver Martin  
12Nicholas Katsonis  
13Sung Hoon Park  
14Luke Ockerby  
15Rick Sanders  
16Jason Allen  
Melbourne Cup on Wheels Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caleb Ewan0:02:08.68 
2Marcello Barth  
3Glenn O'shea  
4Jackson-Leigh Rathbone  
5Cameron Karwowski  
6Mitchell Barry  
7Cameron Shaw  
8Jack Cummings  
9Neil Robinson  
10Andrew Natoli  
11Joshua Harrison  
12Ryan Worn  
13Chris Broeren  
14Sean Finning  
15Luke Vitler  
16Thomas Kaesler  
Melbourne Cup on Wheels Heat 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leigh Howard0:02:10.67 
2Alexander Edmondson  
3Scott Law  
4Franco Marvulli  
5Jackson Law  
6Jesse Kerrison  
7Ben Abels  
8Tirian Mcmanus  
9Nathan Lyons  
10Daniel Nelson  
11Bradley Robson  
12Cameron Meyer  
13Joshua Lind  
Women's Melbourne Cup on Wheels Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Isabella King0:02:23.87 
2Elissa Wundersitz  
3Taylah Jennings  
4Shannon Mccurley  
5Ruby Greig-Hurtig  
6Alexandra O'dea  
7Lauretta Hanson  
8Laine Hammond  
9Caitlin Ward  
10Georgia Baker  
11Alexandria Nicholls  
12Linda Michelini  
13Tian Beckett  
14Jessica Laws  
15Michaela Tranby  
16Maddy Marshall  
Women's Melbourne Cup on Wheels Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emily Rosemond0:02:26.19 
2Annette Edmondson  
3Rebecca Doolan  
4Hayley Jones  
5Jessica Mundy  
6Allison Rice  
7Kelsey Robson  
8Rebecca Wiasak  
9Miranda Laidlaw  
10Thomay Michaltsis  
11Vanessa Bof  
12Ailie Mcdonald  
13Holly Heffernan  
14Megan Bagworth  
Melbourne Cup on Wheels Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Glenn O'shea0:02:03.02 
2Alexander Edmondson  
3Leigh Howard  
4Jackson-Leigh Rathbone  
5Brent Nelson  
6Sam Crome  
7James Rendall  
8Tyler Spurrell  
9Scott Law  
10Jake Mcmahon  
11Brett Rollinson  
12Nathan Hart  
13Owen Gillott  
DNFAlistair Donohoe  
DNFTrent Derecourt  
DNFNathan Hinkley  
DNFFranco Marvulli  
DNFCaleb Ewan  
DNFPeter Loft  
DNFMarcello Barth  
Women's Melbourne Cup on Wheels Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Isabella King0:02:24.56 
2Annette Edmondson  
3Taylah Jennings  
4Shannon Mccurley  
5Hayley Jones  
6Laine Hammond  
7Ruby Greig-Hurtig  
8Rebecca Doolan  
9Jessica Mundy  
10Elissa Wundersitz  
11Rebecca Wiasak  
12Alexandra O'dea  
13Allison Rice  
14Emily Rosemond  
15Lauretta Hanson  
16Kelsey Robson  
EliteM Keirin Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jaron Gardiner0:00:10.93 
2Edrus Yunos  
3Rick Sanders  
4Nathan Corrigan  
5Brent Nelson  
6Ryan Worn  
JM19 Keirin Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Clarke0:00:11.37 
2Jesse Kerrison  
3Hugo Tolliday  
4Robert-Jon Mccarthy  
5Emerson Harwood  
6Nathan Lyons  
EliteW Keirin Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emily Rosemond0:00:12.05 
2Annette Edmondson  
3Ziggy Callan  
4Stephanie Morton  
5Adele Sylvester  
6Isabella King  
JW19 Keirin Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylah Jennings0:00:12.18 
2Tian Beckett  
3Caitlin Ward  
4Linda Michelini  
5Ruby Greig-Hurtig  
6Alexandra O'dea  
Men A/B Grade 15 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Kerrison0:04:24.57 
2Nicholas Schultz  
3Luke Parker  
4Brent Nelson  
5Alexander Morgan  
6Nathan Lyons  
7Owen Gillott  
8Thomas Kaesler  
DNFNathan Hart  
DNFTyler Spurrell  
DNFRick Sanders  
DNFEdrus Yunos  
Men C Grade 15 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mitchell Barry0:04:22.79 
2Hugo Tolliday  
3Alistair Donohoe  
4Matthew Nicholson  
5Stuart Vaughan  
6Thomas Clarke  
7Nathan Hinkley  
8Kyle Thompson  
9Andrew Natoli  
10Daniel Nelson  
11Ben Abels  
12Jake Mcmahon  
DNFFrancis Ransley  
DNFOliver Martin  
DNFJoshua Lind  
DNFCameron Shaw  
DNFChris Broeren  
DNFChris Halley  
Men D Grade 15 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1James Rendall0:04:34.65 
2Tyson Breen  
3Sam Crome  
4Darryl Patzel  
5Brett Rollinson  
6Nicholas Katsonis  
7Michael Thomas  
8David Mann  
9Marc Wilson  
10Cam Woolcock  
11Richard Wood  
12Liam White  
13Gerard O'connell  
14Matthew Opperman  
DNFJay Court  
Women A Grade 10 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson0:03:12.76 
2Isabella King  
3Shannon Mccurley  
4Emily Rosemond  
5Jessica Mundy  
6Alexandra O'dea  
7Hayley Jones  
8Taylah Jennings  
9Georgia Baker  
10Holly Heffernan  
11Elissa Wundersitz  
12Allison Rice  
13Ailie Mcdonald  
14Kelsey Robson  
DNFZiggy Callan  
DNFRebecca Wiasak  
Women B Grade 10 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Linda Michelini0:03:25.37 
2Laine Hammond  
3Lauretta Hanson  
4Rebecca Doolan  
5Ruby Greig-Hurtig  
6Miranda Laidlaw  
7Maddy Marshall  
8Vanessa Bof  
9Megan Bagworth  
10Alexandria Nicholls  
DNFMichaela Tranby  
J11/J13 6 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Bof0:02:34.47 
2Campbell Gray  
3Jett Attard  
4Jack Opperman  
5Alana Humphreys-Grey  
6Sarah Gigante  
7Lilianne Mcclimont  
8Shanelle Freeman  
JW15/17 8 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Baggs0:02:45.93 
2Nina Greig-Towers  
3Emma Bilston  
4Ruby Roseman-Gannon  
5Courtney Mannix  
JM15 8 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Mcfarlane0:02:42.32 
2Riley Hart  
3James Tickner  
4Godfrey Slattery  
5Kallum Parlevliet  
6Tom Benton  
7Kyle Muir  
8Conor Rowley  
9Thomas Mcdonald  
10Trey Freeman  
11Harrison Mcclimont  
12Isaac Pane  
13Zack Gilmore  
DNFJack Patzel  
JM17 B Grade 8 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1James Pane0:02:37.25 
2Angus Flood  
3David Randall  
4Hamish Haynes  
5Jack Walk  
6Tomarsh Loki  
7Dylan Thompson  
8Nicholas White  
9Nicolas Abels  
JM17 A Grade 8 Lap Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Hickey0:02:25.76 
2Braeden Dean  
3John Cochrane  
4Callum Scotson  
5Thomas Verleys-Donk  
6Kurt Santagada  
7Pierce Connor  
8Mathew Ross  
9Lucas Hamilton  
10Michael Stringer  
11Jerome Bechaz  
12Thomas Preston  
13Angus Lyons  
J11/J13 2 Lap Handicap
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Opperman0:00:42.49 
2Alana Humphreys-Grey  
3Sarah Gigante  
4Nathan Bof  
5Campbell Gray  
6Jett Attard  
7Shanelle Freeman  
8Lilianne Mcclimont  
JW15/17 4 Lap Handicap
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruby Roseman-Gannon0:01:15.63 
2Courtney Mannix  
3Chloe Baggs  
4Nina Greig-Towers  
JM15 4 Lap Handicap
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kyle Muir0:01:15.50 
2Riley Hart  
3Godfrey Slattery  
4Thomas Mcdonald  
5James Tickner  
6Kallum Parlevliet  
7Trey Freeman  
8Zack Gilmore  
9Harrison Mcclimont  
10Thomas Mcfarlane  
11Isaac Pane  
12Conor Rowley  
13Tom Benton  
14Jack Patzel  
JM17 6 Lap Handicap
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Braeden Dean0:01:42.26 
2Mathew Ross  
3Jack Hickey  
4James Pane  
5Jerome Bechaz  
6Thomas Verleys-Donk  
7Callum Scotson  
8Thomas Preston  
9Jack Walk  
10Lucas Hamilton  
11Pierce Connor  
12Dylan Thompson  
13Kurt Santagada  
14John Cochrane  
15Angus Lyons  
16Michael Stringer  
17Tomarsh Loki  
DNFAngus Flood  
DNFNicholas White  
DNFDavid Randall  
DNFNicolas Abels  
DNFHamish Haynes  
J11/13 8 Lap Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Bof8 pts
2Sarah Gigante8 
3Campbell Gray4 
4Jett Attard2 
5Lilianne Mcclimont  
6Shanelle Freeman  
7Jack Opperman  
8Alana Humphreys-Grey  
9Jiah Polidano  
JW15/17 10 Lap Progressive
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Baggs21 pts
2Ruby Roseman-Gannon21 
3Nina Greig-Towers13 
4Courtney Mannix  
JM15 10 Lap Progressive
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Mcfarlane19 pts
2James Tickner10 
3Kyle Muir8 
4Riley Hart8 
5Kallum Parlevliet7 
6Thomas Mcdonald3 
7Isaac Pane  
8Conor Rowley  
8Tom Benton  
8Trey Freeman  
8Godfrey Slattery  
8Zack Gilmore  
8Harrison Mcclimont  
DNFJack Patzel  
JM17 B Grade 15 Lap Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Angus Flood12 pts
2James Pane9 
3David Randall6 
4Dylan Thompson4 
5Tomarsh Loki2 
6Nicolas Abels  
7Jack Walk  
DNFHamish Haynes  
DNFNicholas White  
JM17 15 Lap Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathew Ross9 pts
2Callum Scotson9 
3Jack Hickey6 
4Thomas Verleys-Donk3 
5Lucas Hamilton3 
6Angus Lyons2 
7Jerome Bechaz1 
8Pierce Connor  
9Thomas Preston  
10Michael Stringer  
DNFKurt Santagada  
DNFJohn Cochrane  

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