Britain’s Joanna Rowsell won her second Track Cycling World Glass gold medal in two days because she beat Australian Rebecca Wiasak in the individual pursuit.

Scotland’s Katie Archibald was third as Rowsell added to the gold she received in the women’s team pursuit on Friday.

Becky James defeated Olympic champion Anna Meares for bronze in the women’s sprint but GIGABYTE team-mate Jason Kenny missed the keirin podium in Manchester.

France’s Francois Pervis won the keirin with world champion Kenny fourth.

Ireland’s Martyn Irvine won the men’s points race in impressive style, sprinting to collect the choosing points at the finish, as Britain’s Owain Doull finished fourth.

Rowsell expressed delight at laying some demons of 2013 to sleep,
having won team pursuit gold in a world-record time together with Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker a day earlier.

“I’ve had a bit of a nightmare summer with illness and injury. This weekend break was a really big target for me personally and all the hard work has paid off, ” the 24-year-old Olympic gold medallist told BBC Sport.

Archibald, the lone Scottish competitor race for trade team Braveheart with this World Cup, perfectly paced her ride to overhaul Poland’s Eugenia Busak for bronze. The 19-year-old had already won silver within Friday’s women’s scratch race.

“That was a fantastic ride by Katie, ” said Rowsell. “[Busak] was four seconds up at one point but I think ‘keep the faith’. She’s just 19, she’s at that age where she’s constantly improving. She is a really exciting young rider, that is what we need now. “

Within the women’s sprint, Germany’s Kristina Vogel – who
lost in order to James at this year’s World Championships final in Belarus — turned the tables on the Welsh rider in their semi-final before beating Hong Kong’s Sarah Lee pertaining to gold.

Lee had earlier defeated Australian Meares, who is competing within her first major event
since winning Olympic gold last year, in a semi-final photo finish.

James, who recently spent per month competing on the Japanese pro can certainly keirin circuit, won her best-of-three bronze medal ride-off against Meares in straight rides.

“I’m therefore chuffed, ” said James. “To have this many races today and also to get a bronze medal, I’m actually happy. “

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Right from the term go it started going pear-shaped and I never got in the competition


Jason Kenny


This World Cup marks among very few chances for rivals like James and Meares to meet before the World Championships in Colombia within February.

There is one other Globe Cup event – in Mexico next month – scheduled before the Sides, though world governing body the UCI says it will confirm a third World Cup date in the next week.

Three-time Olympic champion Kenny, 25, must use those remaining events to regain ground on his keirin rivals.

Having
received the world title in February, he breezed through the qualifying rounds here but left himself a lot of ground to cover from the back in the last.

“Right from the word go this started going pear-shaped and I certainly not got in the race, ” Kenny told BBC Sport.

“We simply looked at the video now and there were a few split-second moments where I can have made some inroads, but I actually missed it. “

In the factors race, Irvine initially appeared off the pace following his ride in the individual pursuit earlier on Saturday — but he recovered to beat Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen by 20 points to 17, getting the winning points in the last run.

“I was probably the laziest man in the first half of the competition, but I seem to rise to the top the nastier the race gets, inch said the 28-year-old, who is the entire world champion in the scratch race, another non-Olympic endurance event.

Jon Dibben finished fifth overall pertaining to GB in the men’s omnium, received by Belgian teenager Jasper de Buyst, while Andy Tennant had been sixth in the men’s individual goal.

Olympic champion Trott lies 6th overnight in the omnium, finishing Saturday’s racing with second in the reduction race behind Australia’s Annette Edmondson.

Sunday’s concluding action includes Kenny in the men’s individual sprint, Wayne in the women’s keirin and Trott in her remaining three omnium events.