CYCLING: St Ives rider Jason clinches omnium success

Jason Kiernan

Jason Kiernan - Credit: Archant

St Ives Cycling Club rider Jason Kierman secured a win in the 40-45 age group category at the LVRC Track Omnium event at Newport Velodrome, in Wales.

The LVRC Omnium race is a 40-lap scratch race, an elimination race and a 3km pursuit on day one and then the 750m time trial, a flying lap and a 60-lap points race to finish on day two.

To be successful you need to be consistent in all the events and the winner at the end of the event is the rider with the lowest number of points.

Jason used his powerful sprinting advantage to win the first two events on day one. A second place in the pursuit led to Kierman finishing day one in first position, a point ahead of Rob West, the current World Masters Pursuit silver medallist.

The second say saw two personal bests in both the three-lap 750m time trial and the flying lap when Jason recorded the fastest time of the day and secured a three-point advantage going in to the final event. The last event was a 60-lap points race. Jason battled hard to secure a second place finish and this and his earlier success led to him taking the overall win for the omnium race for his category.