Reigning sprint world champion Matthew Glaetzer’s title defence is on track with the South Australian powering his way through the men’s sprint semi-finals in Poland.
Glaetzer began with the fifth fastest qualifying ride (9.706, 80km/h) on Saturday afternoon, before defeating for Quintero (COL) and Fukaya (JPN) in two solid rounds of 1/16 & 1/18 rides.He stormed into the semi-finals after defeating New Zealand’s Ethan Mitchell in two commanding rides in their quarterfinals match up.
The sprint competition continues on Sunday afternoon, with Glaetzer to face Jeffrey Hoogland in the semi-final.
Nathan Hart (ACT) qualified seventh fastest in 9.733secs and defeated Peralta (ESP) in their round of 1/16, match up. Hart edged on the line by Joseph Truman (GBR) in the 1/8 final, however, the Brit was later relegated for improper riding.
In the quarterfinal, Hart’s campaign came to an end after he was defeated by Harrie Lavreysen (NED) in two straight heats.