World Cup Points Race (Los Angeles)

Men's Points Race
Courtesy of British Cycling and Larry Hickmott

Bronze for Chris Newton

On day 1, Britain fielded three riders in the Men's Points race. First year senior, Peter Kennaugh, a former World Junior champion, showed the form he has at the moment winning the first heat after an aggressive ride. Kennaugh's fellow Isle of Man rider, Jonny Bellis was 10th and failed to make the final.

In the second heat, former World Points Champion, Chris Newton, getting in amongst the action after a conservative start, won sprint three and with the other points he gained, the Recycling rider made the final after finishing second. In the final, Chris finished third, gaining 15 points with Aussie Cameron Meyer winning the race after two sprint wins. Peter Kennaugh was a DNF in the race. Newton again felt his way into the race missing points on the first two sprints but then scoring three in the third sprint followed by another 3 in sprint six, 2 in sprint seven, 1 in sprint ten, a win for five points in sprint eleven and a final point in the last sprint to get the bronze medal.

Chris's third place means he lies in second place overall in the World Track Cup competition for the event, five points behind Meyer. Chris finished second in the Beijing World Track Cup and 6th in the Sydney Track World Cup in the first two rounds of this years World Track Cup competition.


1 Cameron Meyer (Toshiba) 23 pts
2 Rafal Ratajczyk (Poland) 20
3 Chris Newton (GBr) 15
4 Greg Henderson (New Zealand) 13
5 Pim Lighthart (Netherlands) 13
6 Vasili Kiryienka (Belarus) 8
7 Joan Llaneras Rossello (Spain) 7
8 Daniel Kreutzfeldt (Denmark) 7
9 Vadim Shaekhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan Pro Cycling 5
10 Juan Pablo Forero Carreno (Colombia) 4
11 Daniel Novikov (Estonia) 3
12 Marco Antonio Arriagada (Chile) 3
13 Angelo Ciccone (Italy) 1
14 Volodymyry Rybin (Ukraine)
15 Michael Friedman (United States Of America) -19
16 Artur Ershov (Rus) Lokomotiv -20
17 Zachary Bell (Canada) -20
18 Martin Blaha (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha -20
DNF Peter Kennaugh (GBr)
DNF Marcel Kalz (Germany)
DNF Toni Tauler Llull (Spa) Illes Balears
DNF Vladimir Tuychiev (Uzbekistan)
DNF Inaki Anzizar (Spain)
DNF Brad Huff (USA) Team Slipstream

Heat 2

1 Antonio Tauler (Esp) Illes Balears 11 pts
2 Chris Newton (GBr) 9
3 Vladimir Tuychiev (Uzbekistan) 7
4 Zachary Bell (Canada) 7
5 Michael Friedman (United States Of America) 6
6 Marcel Kalz (Germany) 6
7 Volodymyry Rybin (Ukraine) 5
8 Vadim Shaekhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan Pro Cycling 5
9 Oleksandr Martynenko (Ukr) ISD-Sport Donetsk 5
10 Unai Ellorriaga (Spa) Cespa-Euskadi 3
11 Milton Wynants Vasquez (Uruguay) 2
12 Morgan Fox (Irl) Pezula Racing
13 Victor Espiritu (Phillippines)
DNF Samuels Oneil (Jamaica)
DNF Makoto Iijima (Japan)
DNF Roger Rilling (Momentum Cycling)
DNF Christoffel Willemse (South Africa