SPORTS

Australian cyclists reign

Australia had a big day at the cycling track yesterday, winning two of the three races on the final day of track cycling at the Olympics. In the day’s first event, the women’s points race was won by Russia’s Olga Slyusareva. The silver was taken by Mexico’s Belem Guerrero Mendes. And Colombia’s Maria Luisa Calle Williams took bronze. Greece’s Kyriaki Constantinidou ended 16th. In the second and longest race of the day, the men’s Madison, a two-man team event consisting of 200 laps with 10 total sprints, Australian pair Graeme Brown and Stuart O’Grady had a clear win with 22 total points. Switzerland’s Franco Marvulli and Bruno Risi took the silver with with 15 points and the UK’s Rob Hayles and Bradley Wiggins settled for bronze with 12 points. In the third and final race of the evening, the men’s Keirin, Australia’s Ryan Bayley took the gold. In the competition’s second round, Greece’s Lambros Vassilopoulos was relegated for dangerous riding in the sprint to the finish. The silver went to Jose Escuredo of Spain. Shane Kelly, another Australian, won the bronze.