Glaetzer roars to kilo glory at velodrome

Comeback king Matt Glaetzer has attained a glorious past-day gold on the biking track, productively defending his 1km time demo title inspite of acquiring to use diverse handlebars on his bicycle for protection causes.

Considerably less than 48 hours right after suffering a terrible crash at the London Olympic velodrome which remaining him needing splinters eliminated from his elbow, Glaetzer roared to his fifth Commonwealth Game titles gold on Sunday.

Previous to go, he developed a exceptional electric power ride above the four laps to conquer his Australian teammate Tom Cornish by a lot more than half a 2nd.

The only male to clock underneath the magical minute barrier, Glaetzer clocked 59.505 seconds, with Cornish still left with his head in fingers following the 3-time Australian champion previously clocked what seemed as if it could be the successful time of 1:00.036.

But Glaetzer, who experienced been cruelly denied a medal in the sprint on Sunday immediately after becoming relegated next victory in the bronze-medal race, generated a great experience, averaging in excess of 60kph for the kilometre.

Matt Richardson, Australia’s sprint gold medallist, finished fourth.

AusCycling had introduced just in excess of two hours right before the start off of the function on Sunday’s last day of the monitor programme that, soon after exhaustive investigation, the pursuit bars on the kilo riders’ bikes could not be equipped to cope with their energy.

So, rather, they experienced to use drop handlebars which, AusCycling confirmed, would final result in “marginally slower moments” but have been important as a security precaution.

“We acknowledge that this decision has created a diploma of disappointment, but the riders and the broader team recognize that security is our top rated priority,” claimed AusCycling effectiveness boss Jesse Korf.

The final decision to use distinct bars arrived just after the debacle at last year’s Olympics when AusCycling ended up apologising for the catastrophic gear failure that led to Alex Porter crashing.

The handlebars of the Australian’s bicycle snapped in the course of a qualifying warmth of men’s workforce pursuit, leaving him with facial injuries following he crashed head-1st into the track.

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