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ACT Track League | Women’s International Omnium – Manchester

ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium – Claire Faber, Andy Schleck – Luxembourg, Mirium Jessett, Glasgow Track League.

ACT Track League | Women’s International Omnium – Manchester.

Claire Faber – Andy Schleck Cycles Women Project stole the show at the A.C.T. Track League Women’s International Omnium Event in the National Cycling Centre, Manchester winning all her races.

The five-race event put together by Tony Orrell along with Ireland Women’s Cycling Commission & Soreen provided a great opportunity the women to gain valuable experience as they turn their track training sessions into real race scenarios.

Eight Teams took part with riders from the local Manchester league, Ireland, Scotland and Luxembourg.

Faber riding only her second track event Captain’d her team on the night to take the overall individual title & the Team title said afterwards “I was seeing how it goes (this weekend). It was some sort of surprise – I didn’t expect to win all the sprints, all of the races. I want to have fun and travel around”.

“I’ve just started track this year, I started end of October. I’ve only done 1 race in Germany and Tony asked me to come over – so I thought – why not.”

“I really enjoy track in the winter rather than cyclo-cross – it’s dry – it never rains inside”.

“I arrived Saturday so I could join a Madison training session which I have only done in training with Bob (Her manager) who gave me some tips.

“I also enjoyed the training sessions yesterday – we did some sort of racing with local riders” she went on to say.

The next couple of months I will continue to train on the track with focus on the road season with my new team I’ve just joined. At the end of the season I will look and see if I am going to take the track more seriously, then decide if I have potential or not. May-be try some World Cups at some time.

ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium – Winner Claire Faber, Andy Schleck – Luxembourg

Start time – 7.30pm – 10.00pm

ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium

Event 3: Women’s Omnium – 12 Lap Scratch Race

Rode over a shorter 12 lap race, Faber attacked with 2 laps remaining to win the 1st event in the program, the Scratch Race, with Autumn Collins – Ireland Juniors 2nd & local rider Maisey Vasic – ACT England 3rd.

ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium – Maisey Vasic & Sophie Loscher
Event 7: Women’s Omnium – Elimination Race

Next up the Elimination Race with all 32 riders taking part. First to get caught-out was Georgia Mansfield – Glasgow Track League being eliminated firstly.

Another great ride by Vasic secured 2nd place with Jacqui Kinsey – Sport City Velo finishing 3rd.

ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium, Mirium Jessett, Claire Faber, Maisey Vasic
Event 11: Women’s Omnium – 12 Lap Course Des Primes (Tempo)

The 3rd event up a 12 lap Course Des Primes saw Faber’s attentiveness to pick-up the 1st sprint on lap 4 the attacking from the midway point on her own to put a half-lap lead on the bunch collecting the 2nd sprint and again extending to a ¾ lap advantage for the final crossing of the line.

With the bunch closing down, Collins sprinted to 2nd with Mads Scott – ACT England taking 3rd.

ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium – Winner Claire Faber, Andy Schleck – Luxembourg
Event 15: Women’s Omnium – Unknown Distance Race

A rather obscure Unknown Distant Event provided an opportunity for the attenuate riders to pick up the next set of points. The race had no sooner started and the bell sounded for the final lap, with around only a half-dozen laps complete. For those at the rear of the Peloton, a 250 meter sprint would prove to bigger challenge to cross the line towards to front end and Faber once more finished first, just ahead of Emma Jeffers – Sport City Velo and Nicola Greenwood – Andy Schleck Cycles Women Project 3rd.

ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium – Points Race Start
Event 19: Women’s Omnium – 40 Lap Points Race

The final event, a more usual 40 lap Points Race was the longest event on the evening with 5,4,3,2,1 points every 10 laps – doubled for the finish-line.

Faber once again took maximum points to extend her lead overall.

The bunch rode the first part all together with Vasic chancing her luck towards the 30 to-go marker, Faber caught her for 5 points. Faber led at the 20 to-go marker with Vasic close behind. The 10 to-go marker saw Faber lead the bunch across the line once more before drifting back along the bunch. As the race wound to its conclusion, Faber crossed the line at the front with a big push from team-mate Greenwood to cross the line 2nd , and 3rd place overall. Susie Mitchel – Sundrive Ireland crossed 3rd with Kinsey 4th & Jeffers 5th.

A couple of points gained by Mirium Jessett – Glasgow Track League in the final race & steady performance throughout competition were enough to secure 2nd overall on the night.

Jessett said on Social Media later after her first race of the year “I’m really pleased with how it went considering that I am recovering from a virus (coughing my guts up). It was fantastic to see such a large field of women competing at the first round of the Manchester ACT Track League”. Thanking Tony for the opportunity to race as she prepares for the Individual Pursuit title back in Manchester at the end of January for the National Track Championships.

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ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium – Podium

General Classification

Overall Position Bib Name Team Points
1 285 Claire Faber Andy Schleck Luxembourg 185
2 283 Mirium Jessett Glasgow Track League 112
3 289 Nicola Greenwood Andy Schleck Luxembourg 107
4 292 Emma Jeffers Sport City Velo England 103
5 290 Jacqui Kinsey Sport City Velo England 102
6 275 Autumn Collins Ireland Juniors 98
7 267 Susie Mitchel Sundrive Ireland 89
8 265 Sophie Loscher Sundrive Ireland 80
9 296 Maisey Vasic A.C.T. England 79
10 284 Eve Davis-Heywood Glasgow Track League 74
11 295 Mads Scott A.C.T. England 70
12 299 Lola Ellis A.C.T. England 66
13 293 Elizabeth Broughton Sport City Velo England 60
14 298 Cat Ferguson A.C.T. England 59
15 278 Hannah Tilly Ireland Juniors 52
16 286 Rachel White Andy Schleck Luxembourg 48
17 272 Lyndsey Bryce Arcane Cycling Ireland 42
18 294 Francesca Dore Sport City Velo England 41
19 276 Almha Kissane Ireland Juniors 37
20 271 Grace Irving Arcane Cycling Ireland 29
21 288 Matilda McKibben Andy Schleck Luxembourg 29
22 273 Ewwa Curas Arcane Cycling Ireland 27
23 297 Esther Wong A.C.T. England 26
24 269 Clare Reactagain Sundrive Ireland 25
25 274 Agnieszka Samsel Arcane Cycling Ireland 25
26 280 Georgia Mansfield Glasgow Track League 23
27 279 Eva Brennan Ireland Juniors 19
28 270 Gill Haverty Arcane Cycling Ireland 13
29 268 Aisling Conlon Sundrive Ireland 9
30 277 Keela Machale Ireland Juniors 5
31 291 Kiera Byland Sport City Velo England 3
32 266 Anne Coleman Sundrive Ireland 3
281 Sarah Walker Glasgow Track League DNS
282 Lucy Hormickowa Glasgow Track League DNS
287 Katie Reilly Andy Schleck Luxembourg DNS
ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium
ACT Track League | International Women’s Omnium – Maisey Vasic
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