Race: UCI Track World Cup
Result: 6th in the overall Sprint Classification / 9th in the overall UCI World Cup Sprint Standings
By Mandy Marquardt
MILTON, CANADA – Straight after my World Cup in Hong Kong, I’ve been training in LA the last seven weeks leading into this World Cup.
I qualified ninth in the 200 meter sprint qualification where the top 10 riders make it to the 1/16th round. In the 1/8th round, I raced Columbian, Marta Bayona. We qualified around the same time and I knew it was going to be a challenging ride, but I won that ride and qualified for the quarterfinals. While the first two rounds are only one ride in which the winner goes through directly, quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals are all best of three. In the quarterfinals, I raced Canadian, Kelsey Mitchell, current world record holder in the 200m. I won the first ride, she won the second one, so we had to race for a decider.
It was a tough day at the “Oval Office” and I finished sixth overall. I didn’t qualify as highly as I would have liked, but that’s racing. Overall, I’m happy: my teammate won the bronze and we earned good …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk