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Jennie Reed and the Madison team of Colby Pearce and Bobby Lea turned in a pair of silver-medal performances on Sunday as the Copenhagen Track World Cup concluded in Denmark.
That raised the final U.S. medal count to five.
After breezing through her two preliminary rounds with a pair of wins, Reed advanced to the six-woman final where she faced Willy Kanis (Netherlands), Dana Gloss (Germany), Diana Marcia Garcia Orrego (Colombia), Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) and Oksana Grishina (Russia). In the final, only Kanis was faster, taking her second win of the season to claim the overall World Cup title. Reed finished second overall.
Reed’s second place was her fourth World Cup medal of the season, following keirin medals in Sydney (silver) and Los Angeles (gold) and a silver in the sprint at the LA event.
Pearce and Lea won their qualifying heat as one of three pairs that finished on the lead lap. The U.S. pairing scored five points to lead Spain (3) and Argentina (0) into the evening’s final.
In the final, the U.S. was one of only two teams to finish on the lead lap and collected a total of four points to finish behind Denmark (8).
In the men’s 200-meter sprint, Kevin Sireau (France) beat Great Britain’s Chris Hoy in two straight rides to win the gold medal while Andriy Vynokourov beat Bourgain to take the bronze.
The U.S. fielded two competitors, Adam Duvendeck and Giddeon Massie. Massie posted a time of 10.807 seconds in his qualifying run to place 38th overall, while Duvendeck advanced to the first round after qualifying 15th with a time of 10.472 seconds. In the ensuing 1/8 finals, he was matched against second-seeded Mickael Bourgain (France), and lost in the single-elimination, head-to-head contest.
Duvendeck’s relegation to the “B pool” quarterfinals meant he was out of medal contention and he was eventually eliminated after losing to Mark French (Australia).
Sunday’s events concluded the four-race 2007-08 UCI Track World Cup Classics calendar. Next up is the 2008 UCI Track World Championships March 26-30 in Manchester, Great Britain.