South Australians shine on day one of Omnium track nationals

Edmondson dominates women while Davison holds narrow lead over O'Shea in men

South Australia's Luke Davison narrowly leads the men's omnium over SASI teammate and world champion Glen O'Shea while Annette Edmondson (SA) leads the women's standings after three rounds of the 2013 Cycling Australia Omnium National Championships at Melbourne's DISC Velodrome.

Davison (4pts) leads O'Shea (5pts) by one point after the 21-year-old claimed the opening round's flying lap and round three's elimination. West Australian Stephen Hall currently sits in third position on 14 points.

Despite a personal best time of 13.028 seconds for O'Shea, Davison managed to pip his rival for the win being the only rider to break the 13-second barrier in the flying lap, recording 12.937 for the 500m distance.

However the champion showed his class in round two's points race finishing on 49 points over Davison (39 points) and Alex Morgan (VIC) on 34 points.

A mid-race break of four established including Stephen Hall (WA), Peter Loft (TAS) and Alex Morgan (VIC) with O'Shea seeing the benefit of being involved.

The South Australian put in a huge effort to close the gap while Hall claimed the sprint lap.

Davison wouldn't be left behind and once the National Road Series champion joined the group, it wasn't long before the break lapped the main field and earned 20 bonus points each, ensuring O'Shea was well out of reach from the main field.

"In the points race Glen showed he is very capable and a very classy rider - he is the best omnium rider in the world and is showing some very good form so I will need to recover well and come out firing for tomorrow's races," Davison explained.

O'Shea wasn't deterred by being behind after three rounds saying he was enjoying the inter-team rivalry.

"I have been working really hard for the points race and I was really determined to come out and have a red hot crack at it," O'Shea said following his round two win.

"I think I showed a bit of dominance after that round which I was really happy with.

"Luke and I are going head to head which is goof fun actually. It's good to have someone to really push you to your limits," O'Shea remarked.

Similarly Davison said despite the pair preparing to contest the Madison together on Saturday night, the SASI teammates did not train together.

"We respect each other and I think that rivalry makes things interesting," Davison said.

In the women's omnium it was South Australia's Annette Edmondson who continued her recent sizzling form, claiming all three events on day one of the championships.

Edmondson leads the standing after three rounds on 3 points to Isabella King (WA) on 7 and Amy Cure (TAS) 10 points.

Edmondson recorded a personal best time for round ones flying lap posting the only sub 14-second ride of the day in the women's event with 13.965. The 2012 omnium world silver and Olympic bronze medallist finish half a second ahead of West Australia's Isabella King (14.458) with fellow London Olympian Amy Cure (14.623), in third.

Edmondson also claimed the second and third rounds, finishing the points race with 35 points, 10 ahead of ACT's Rebecca Wiasak (25 points) and 15 over West Australia's Isabella King (20 points).

Wiasak challenged the reigning Oceania champion, lapping the field after winning the third sprint, allowing the 28-year-old to claim a bonus 20 points.

However it was not enough to hold off 21-year-old Edmondson, the South Australian dominating all other sprints to seal the win.

Edmondson clinched the elimination win over Isabella King, second and Amy Cure third.

"I was lucky I didn't get pipped with about five riders to go and I really switched on for the rest of the race," Edmondson said following her round three win.

"I have got some great competition here with Bella King who is hot on my heels and Amy Cure and a few juniors performing well so I really want to cement another win here like I did at the Oceania champs.

"The challenge going into tomorrow will be to keep switched on heading into the final three races," Edmondson concluded.

In the under 19 omniums, Victoria's Zac Shaw was on equal points to 16 year-old Jack Edwards (NSW) in the men's event, both riders on three points heading into round three's elimination.

Earlier in the day, Shaw had won round one's flying lap in 13.164 seconds over Edwards on 13.504 and Josh Harrison (SA) on 13.720.

Edwards took it to the junior world time trial champion winning the points race after securing three sprints, finishing with 19 points over Shaw on 10 and Sam Welsford (WA) on 7.

However the Victorian failed to fire when it came to the crunch, being eliminated first in round three's elimination, allowing Edwards to claim victory over Theodore Yates (WA) and Josh Harrison (SA).

Josie Talbot (NSW) leads the under 19 women's omnium after round three following her win in round two's points race.

Talbot convincingly took out the points race with 13 points over South Australia's Alex Manly (7 points) and Tasmania's Lauren Perry (7 points).

West Australia's Emily McRedmond (14.888) took out round one's flying lap with Talbot finishing second (14.960) and West Australia's Elissa Wundersitz (15.050) while Wundersitz clinched round three's elimination over Alex Manly (SA) and Talbot.

The final three events of the omnium - pursuit, scratch and time trial - will be held on Friday.


Junior women under 19 - Points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Josie Talbot13 pts
2Alexandra Manly7 
3Lauren Perry7 
4Emily McRedmond5 
5Stacey Riedel5 
6Elissa Wundersitz3 
7Ruby Greig-Hurtig2 
8Macey Stewart2 
9Lara Batkin  
10Grace Fryer  
11Holly Heffernan  
Junior women under 19 - Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elissa Wundersitz0:09:33.120 
2Alexandra Manly  
3Josie Talbot  
4Lara Batkin  
5Lauren Perry  
6Ruby Greig-Hurtig  
7Macey Stewart  
8Stacey Riedel  
9Emily McRedmond  
10Holly Heffernan  
11Grace Fryer  
Junior women under 19 - Standings after Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Josie Talbot6 pts
2Elissa Wundersitz10 
3Lauren Perry12 
4Alexandra Manly12 
5Emily McRedmond14 
6Ruby Greig-Hurtig18 
7Lara Batkin20 
8Macey Stewart21 
9Stacey Riedel22 
10Holly Heffernan31 
11Grace Fryer32 
Junior men under 19 - Points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Edwards19 pts
2Zac Shaw10 
3Sam Welsford7 
4Mathew Ross6 
5Tom Kaesler5 
6Hugo Tolliday3 
7Joshua Harrison3 
8Alexander Porter3 
9Blake Smith3 
10Theodore Yates2 
11Gerald Evans2 
12Mitchell Barry1 
13Alistair Donohoe  
14Harrison Carter  
15Owen Gillott  
16Nathan Bradshaw  
17Jack Hogan  
18Daniel Fitter  
19Jordan Stannus  
20Matthew Holmes  
21Michael Rice-38 
22Callum Scotson-40 
23Bradley Heffernan-60 
Junior men under 19 - Points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Edwards0:13:40.570 
2Theodore Yates  
3Joshua Harrison  
4Mathew Ross  
5Tom Kaesler  
6Blake Smith  
7Hugo Tolliday  
8Mitchell Barry  
9Alistair Donohoe  
10Jordan Stannus  
11Callum Scotson  
12Bradley Heffernan  
13Daniel Fitter  
14Matthew Holmes  
15Owen Gillott  
16Sam Welsford  
17Michael Rice  
18Gerald Evans  
19Jack Hogan  
20Nathan Bradshaw  
21Zac Shaw  
22Alexander Porter  
23Harrison Carter  
Junior men under 19 - Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Edwards4 pts
2Joshua Harrison13 
3Mathew Ross17 
4Zac Shaw24 
5Sam Welsford24 
6Hugo Tolliday24 
7Tom Kaesler26 
8Blake Smith30 
9Theodore Yates31 
10Alexander Porter36 
11Bradley Heffernan39 
12Daniel Fitter39 
13Alistair Donohoe39 
14Gerald Evans41 
15Mitchell Barry41 
16Jordan Stannus42 
17Callum Scotson43 
18Michael Rice45 
19Harrison Carter51 
20Matthew Holmes52 
21Owen Gillott52 
22Jack Hogan56 
23Nathan Bradshaw59 
Women - Points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson35 pts
2Rebecca Wiasak25 
3Isabella King20 
4Amy Cure16 
5Georgia Baker8 
6Jupha Somnet4 
7Alexandra O'Dea  
8Grace Phang-20 
Women - Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson0:04:26.980 
2Isabella King  
3Amy Cure  
4Georgia Baker  
5Rebecca Wiasak  
6Alexandra O'Dea  
7Jupha Somnet  
8Grace Phang  
Women - Standings after elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson3 pts
2Isabella King7 
3Amy Cure10 
4Georgia Baker14 
5Rebecca Wiasak14 
6Alexandra O'Dea17 
7Jupha Somnet19 
8Grace Phang24 
Men - Points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Glenn O'Shea49 pts
2Luke Davison39 
3Alexander Morgan34 
4Stephen Hall34 
5Peter Loft32 
6George Tansley13 
7Brent Nelson10 
8Miles Scotson8 
9Sofian Nabil6 
10Luke Parker3 
11Benjamin Harvey1 
12Tyler Spurrell-18 
13Jack Cummings-60 
DNFHamdan Hamidun-39 
Men - Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Davison0:08:22.200 
2Glenn O'Shea  
3Miles Scotson  
4George Tansley  
5Stephen Hall  
6Alexander Morgan  
7Peter Loft  
8Luke Parker  
9Brent Nelson  
10Hamdan Hamidun  
11Tyler Spurrell  
12Sofian Nabil  
13Benjamin Harvey  
14Jack Cummings  
Men - Standings after elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Davison4 pts
2Glenn O'Shea5 
3Stephen Hall14 
4Alexander Morgan16 
5Brent Nelson19 
6Miles Scotson19 
7George Tansley20 
8Peter Loft21 
9Luke Parker22 
10Jack Cummings33 
11Sofian Nabil35 
12Benjamin Harvey36 
13Tyler Spurrell36 
14Hamdan Hamidun49 
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