Cycling - Sixth for Xeno in the Omnium at the Junior World Championships

Ireland’s Xeno Young finished sixth in the Omnium at the UCI 2017 Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, tonight. The World Silver Medallist in the Individual Pursuit led the four-race event going into the final Points Race, and missed the podium by just 5 points. The gold medal and world title went to Julius Johansen (Den), Australia’s Stephen Cuff won silver, and Belarussian Uladzislau Tsimoshyk won the bronze medal. 

Consistent results in the opening Scratch, Tempo and Elimination Races put the Powerhouse Sport junior in second place entering the final Points Race. With everything to play for, and sprint points being awarded every ten laps, Young slipped down the rankings, settling for sixth place at the finish.

This ends what has been another fantastic World Championships for the Irish team. Yesterday Young won a silver medal in the Individual Pursuit, with JB Murphy winning bronze in the Points Race. Last month both Irish riders won silver medals in the European Track Championships, confirming their top form in their final year in the junior ranks.

The UCI 2017 Junior Track Cycling World Championships takes place in Montichiari, Italy, from the 23 – 27 August 2017.

 

RESULTS:

Junior Men’s Omnium

Gold: Julius Johansen (Denmark)

Silver: Stephen Cuff (Australia)

Bronze: Uladzislau Tsimoshyk (Belarus)

6th Xeno Young (Ireland)