Cycling: Kiwi Ellesse Andrews clinches gold at world track cycling championships in Glasgow

  • 07/08/2023

Kiwi Ellesse Andrews has claimed the keirin title at the world track cycling championships at Glasgow.

Andrews, 23, held on for gold to beat Colombian Martha Bayona, and defending champion Lee Sophie Friedrich of Germany.

She is the first Kiwi to win the title at the world championships, helping New Zealand to seventh on the medal table.

Meanwhile, Iuri Leitao made history when he claimed Portugal's first-ever world title in track cycling by winning the men's omnium event in Glasgow.

The 25-year-old was dominant throughout the multi-discipline competition, winning the scratch race and tempo race before getting a runners-up placing in the elimination race.

With a comfortable cushion to take into the final points race, Leitao stayed out of trouble and held off the challenge of France's two-time omnium world champion Benjamin Thomas.