Just 24 hours after stunning the track cycling world by obliterating the team pursuit world record, Alex Porter, Kelland O’Brien and Cameron Scott shelved their rainbow jerseys to contest Friday’s schedule.
Debutant Scott clocked a personal best of 1mins 0.790secs for the four-lap time trial, the fifth fastest of the afternoon’s qualifying session.
Scott emphasised his claim to be among the best in the world in the final with his 1min 1.048secs placing him fifth overall.
After teaming with O’Brien, Leigh Howard and Sam Welsford to post the new world mark of 3mins 48.012secs in the four-kilometre team pursuit, Porter took on the individual event over the same distance, finishing fourteenth (4:25.562).
In a punishing 160-lap points race, O’Brien pounced to take a solo lap and with it twenty points to move into third overall after forty laps. A sate of attacks ensued over the next eighty laps, and with half the field lapping the field at some point.
O’Brien took another solo lap inside the final fifty laps to move into the bronze medal position, however, his opponents responded and his advantage quickly absorbed over the final twenty laps, before he finished a gallant seventh overall.