Amy Cure wins madison at Oceania Track Cycling Championships

Mad for it: Australians Alex Manly and Amy Cure celebrate their madison win. Picture: Cycling Australia
Mad for it: Australians Alex Manly and Amy Cure celebrate their madison win. Picture: Cycling Australia

Tasmanian cyclist Amy Cure has capped off her golden run at the Oceania Track Cycling Championships by completing a hat-trick of dominant performances.

West Pine's 26-year-old dual Olympian had already won both the omnium and points race by sizeable margins but went a step further in the last race on the elite women's program in the New Zealand city of Invercargill.

Cure teamed up with South Australian Alexandra Manly in the madison, to establish a formidable points total of 77 - more than three times the 25 of New Zealand silver medallists Michaela Drummond and Jessie Hodges.

Of the 12 sprints, Manly and Cure won 10 and were third in another. Their total was just eight points short of the maximum available.

The domination followed similar stories for Cure in the omnium - in which the three-time world champion won the scratch race, tempo and elimination races and came second in the points - and the points race where her total of 53 was 15 ahead of second-placed Hodges.

Fresh from a gold medal in the team pursuit and eighth place in the elite men's points race, Launceston's Josh Duffy partnered with Conor Leahy to a 10th-place finish in the men's madison won by Australian world and Commonwealth champions Kelland O'Brien and Sam Welsford.

In addition to Cure and Duffy in national colours, Tasmanian Institute of Sport coach Matthew Gilmore took a team of four to the titles, consisting of Launceston's Amy Wright and Lauren Perry plus Burnie duo Dalton Stretton and Lachlan Spurr.

Spurr finished 10th of the 11 finalists in the junior men's keirin.

Held over four days on New Zealand's South Island, the championships consisted of 40 events across elite and under-19 categories for men and women.


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