News Day 3@UCI Track World Championships Melbourne
O'SHEA, PENDLETON, PAWLOWSKA CLAIM WORLD TITLES ON DAY 3O'SHEA OWNS OMNIUMGlenn O'Shea gave the home crowd the chance to sing Advance Australia Fair after he won the Men's Omnium at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Friday.
O'Shea entered the final event of six tied with Canada's Zach Bell on 20 points but the Australian was second in the Men's Kilometre time trial, with his rival placing eighth, for him to win his first Omnium world title with 22 points.
PENDLETON POWERS TO SIXTH SPRINT WORLD CROWN
Victoria Pendleton has become the most successful female track sprinter after the British rider won her sixth Women's Individual Sprint crown at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne on Friday.
Pendleton, the reigning Olympic Champion, joins Soviet cyclist Galina Zareva as equal top winner of the Women's Sprint title.
POLAND'S PAWLOWSKA CLAIMS SCRATCH RACE
Katarzyna Pawlowska has won Poland's first female world title after her success in the Women's 10km Scratch race at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne on Friday.
Pawlowska surged on the back strait of the final lap of 40 to withhold the late charge of Australia's Melissa Hoskins and Belgian Kelly Druyts.
HOY, BAUGE, KENNY&PERKINS PROGRESS TO SFFormer World Champions, Sir Chris Hoy and Gregory Bauge, will clash in the semi-finals of the Men's Sprint at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Saturday.
Hoy from Great Britain and Frenchman Bauge will race one semi-final while Australia's Shane Perkins will face British rider Jason Kenny in the other semi at Melbourne's Hisense Arena.
AUSSIE ANNETTE LEADS OMNIUM
Annette Edmondson enters the second day of the Women's Omnium in first place on 11 points, ahead of Great Britain's Laura Trott on a countback. The two riders have a 10 point advantage over dual defending champion Tara Whitten from Canada and USA's Sarah Hammer.
The Women Omnium riders will have a 3000m Individual Pursuit, a 10km Scratch race and a 500 metres time individual trial to decide the 2012 world champion.
DAY 4 PREVIEW
The heavyweights of male sprinting, Sir Chris Hoy and Gregory Bauge, are on course to race for the gold medal in the men's sprint on day four of the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Saturday.
Hoy from Great Britain is the reigning Olympic champion and winner of the 2008 world title, while France's Bauge triumphed in the subsequent two years. The 36-year-old defeated Bauge 2-1 in the quarter-finals on his way to win the London World Cup this February.
Bauge progressed through unbeaten to the semi-final, while Hoy had to chart his way through a repechage and a best-of-three quarter-final against Germany's Robert Foerstemann. Australian Shane Perkins will race Bauge, while defending champion Jason Kenny will face his compatriot Hoy in the second semi-final.
Defending world champion Anna Meares has one last chance to retain any of the titles she won at the 2011 world championships with the women's keirin title on Saturday.
The 28-year-old placed second in the women's team sprint on Wednesday and third in the individual sprint two days later. Three former world keirin champions will want to fine-tune their tactics in the event ahead of its debut for women at London this August.
Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton won her sixth individual sprint titleon Friday. She will look to add the keirin to her 2007 title and lay a psychological marker over her rivals for London.
Simona Krupeckaite from Lithuania will try to add to her 2010 title, while China's Guo Shuang, 2009 world champion, will aim to repeat her recent win at the London World Cup wherePendleton and Meares placed out of the medals. World record holder