By VeloNews Interactive, With wire services
Americans Rebecca Quinn and Jenny Reed won medals Sunday, the final day of competition at the third round of the track cycling World Cup.Quinn won the silver behind Australian Katherine Bates in the women’s scratch race, with France’s Virginie Moinard third.Reed claimed the bronze in the women’s Keirin, which was won by Belarus’ Natalia Tsylinskay. Germany’s Susann Panzer took the silver.The British trio of Chris Hoy, Jason Queally and Craig Maclean won the team sprint in the final event of the World Cup leg at the Manchester Velodrome on Sunday to give the hosts enough points to win the overall title for the weekend’s round of races.
Elsewhere Rob Hayles and Stephen Cummings both took tumbles in the Madison while Maclean fell in qualifying for the Keirin.
But Maclean recovered in time to take the lead-off role in the team sprint – the event where Britain were knocked out in the first round by eventual gold medal winners Germany at last year’s Athens Olympics.
But it was a different story on Sunday with Britain a second and half clear of the field, Poland trailing in second place.
Hoy, who on Friday won gold in the kilometer time-trial – the event which made him an Olympic champion – said: “It’s good that we’ve not so much laid the ghost of Athens to rest, but have shown that we’ve got the morale to come back from that.
“It means we’re not looking back on our last performance as a defeat we’re looking back on our last performance as a victory.”
But the Madison again proved a frustrating event for the hosts. Hayles, paired with Madison novice Stephen Cummings – a move taken ahead of Bradley Wiggins’s departure for the Tour Down Under in Australia later this month – crashed just as he had done at the Athens Madison.
He was brought down by Migel Alzamora when the Spanish rider clipped his wheel at the highest and steepest point of the track.
Hayles, 31, took three others with him and looked as if he’d been seriously injured before getting to his feet.
Unlike Athens, where he got back up to claim bronze with Wiggins, there was no fairytale recovery this time.
“That one definitely wasn’t my fault,” Hayles joked afterwards.
Alzamora, who later apologized to Hayles, received a warning for a dangerous maneuver but many in the British team believed he had got off lightly. British coach Shane Sutton said: “They had a warning but they should’ve been pulled for that.”World Cup results -Sunday, January 9, 2005 – Manchester, England
1. Mickael Bourgain (FRA)
2. Shane Kelly (AUS)
3. Gregory Bauge (FRA)Madison
1. Andy Flickinger and Jerome Neuville (FRA)
2. Kenny de Ketele and Wouter van Mechelen (BEL)
3. Leif Lampater and Andreas Muller (GER)Team Sprint
1. Great Britain
1. Katherine Bates (AUS)
2. Rebecca Quinn (USA)
3. Virginie Moinard (FRA)Keirin
1. Natalia Tsylinskaya (BLR)
2. Susann Panzer (GER)
3. Jennie Reed (USA)