|Posted by manxroadclub on April 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM|
In the space of 30 minutes yesterday Team Sky professional Peter Kennaugh and Ben Swift became World Champions in Melbourne at the World Championships. The pair who are Onchan resident's and can be requarly seen training together back on the Isle of Man took victory in the Team Pursuit final and the Scratch Race final. Kennaugh along with Clancy,Burke and Thomas beat Australia in the final. They set a new world record of 3.53.295 just over a tenth of a second ahead of their rivals. Big turns by Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh re-established GB’s lead in the third quarter of the race and with just 3 laps to go they seemed to have it won with a 0.7 second margin. More here
Ben Swift won GB’s second gold medal of the opening day with a brilliantly ridden race, characterised by moving effortlessly into promising moves and watchful marking of other moves with powerful turns on the front. With a lap to go Swift pulled the winning move of the race and went onto become World Scratch Champion. 2nd went to Russian Nolan Hoffman with Dutch Wim Stroetinga in 3rd. More here
Well done to Pete and Swift from everyone on the Island. The posse can't wait to train with you ! The pair are due back on the Island next week and could be likely starters in the Teare Trophy road race along with World Champion Mark Cavendish.
Pictures from Guy Swarbrick More here