Ashton Lambie adds Track Worlds individual pursuit gold to his 4km world record

Gold medallist Ashton Lambie of the US wears his rainbow jersey as world champion as he celebrates on the podium after victory in the mens Individual Pursuit final during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at The JeanStablinski Velodrome in Roubaix northern France on October 22 2021 Photo by Denis Charlet AFP Photo by DENIS CHARLETAFP via Getty Images
Ashton Lambie (USA) celebrates with his gold medal after taking the individual pursuit title (Image credit: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images)

Individual pursuit world record holder Ashton Lambie added a rainbow jersey in the discipline to his palmarès at the UCI Track World Championships in Roubaix on Friday.

The 30-year-old, who became the first man to break the four-minute barrier in the four-kilometre discipline in Mexico in August, topped the timing charts in the qualifying round to head to a final showdown against Italy's Jonathan Milan while Filippo Ganna and Switzerland's Claudio Imhof fought for bronze.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix