CYCLING Preview: Fifth track cycling World Cup on in New Zealand

Australia's Sprint star Stephanie Morton

One thing you can say for the track cyclists in the 2018-19 UCI World Cup: they are getting a lot of frequent-flyer miles!

The fifth of six legs of this season’s tour comes this week in Cambridge, New Zealand at the Avantidrome with competitions for men and women in seven events each, including a Team Sprint and Team Pursuit. The individual events for Cambridge and the winners so far:


I ~ Matthew Glaetzer (AUS)
II ~ Matthew Glaetzer (AUS)
III ~ Matthew Glaetzer (AUS)
IV ~ Harrie Lavreysen (NED)

I ~ Yuta Wakimoto (JPN)
II ~ Jason Kenny (GBR)
III ~ Matthijs Buchli (NED)
IV ~ Matthijs Buchli (NED)

I ~ Albert Torres (ESP)
II ~ Benjamin Thomas (FRA)
III ~ Sam Welsford (AUS)
IV ~ Matthew Walls (GBR)

Scratch Race:
I ~ Stefan Matzner (AUT)
II ~ Vitaliy Hryniv (UKR)
III ~ not held
IV ~ not held

I ~ Lasse Norman Hansen/Michael Morkov (DEN)
II ~Casper von Folsach/Julius Johansen (DEN)
III ~ Lasse Norman Hansen/Casper von Folsach (DEN)
IV ~ Casper von Folsach/Julius Johansen (DEN)


I ~ Wai Sze Lee (HKG)
II ~ Wai Sze Lee (HKG)
III ~ Stephanie Morton (AUS)
IV ~ Stephanie Morton (AUS)

I ~ Laurine van Riessen (NED)
II ~ Madalyn Godby (USA)
III ~ Laurine van Riessen (NED)
IV ~ Stephanie Morton (AUS)

I ~ Kirsten Wild (NED)
II ~ Laura Kenny (GBR)
III ~ Katie Archibald (GBR)
IV ~ Kirsten Wild (AUS)

Scratch Race:
I ~ Ashlee Ankudinoff (AUS)
II ~ Aleksandra Goncharova (RUS)
III ~ not held
IV ~ not held

I ~ Amalie Dideriksen/Julie Leth (DEN)
II ~ Katie Archibald/Elinor Barker (GBR)
III ~ Laura Kenny/Emily Nelson (GBR)
IV ~ Katie Archibald/Laura Kenny (GBR)

Only the Danish men’s Madison teams have won at all four locations; the British women’s Madison teams have won three times, along with Australia’s Glaetzer in the Sprint.

The World Cup will finish next week in Hong Kong.

NBC’s Olympic Channel has coverage on Saturday at 9 p.m. Look for results here.