Missed a moment of the UCI Track World Championships while you were brewing your morning coffee? Catch up here with our curated coverage.
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7 Apr 2015 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:35 PM


Men's Sprint Final
Gregory Bauge capped a successful track world championships for the host nation by winning the men's sprint which completed the clean sweep of sprint events for France after they won the team sprint and Francois Pervis won the Keirin and kilo.

Bauge faced off against Denis Dmitriev for the gold medal but Bauge had enough speed to dispose of the Russian in straight sets.

While Jeffey Hoogland was first across the line in his first ride against France's Quinten Lafargue for the bronze medal the Dutchman was relegated for leaving the sprinter's lane.

Fueled by frustration Hoogland fought back to win round two and force a tie breaker.

In the end it was Lafargue who triumphed to win the bronze medal.

Men's Madison
Spurred on by the home-crowd, France won the Madison by just one point over Italy.

Great Britain was the first team to take a lap, but they lost their momentum as the race heated up, with France, Italy and Belgium fighting for the title that was decided by the final sprint.

France finished on 21 points, Italy on 20 and Belgium with 15.

The Australian pairing of Jack Bobridge and Glenn O'Shea finished seventh with eight points, but a lap down.

Meares wins historic 11th world title
Anna Meares was untouchable in the Keirin final, leading from start to finish to claim her 11th world title.

While Meares was celebrating it was heartbreak for Stephanie Morton who was forbidden to race the final after a puncture in her rear wheel forced a restart.

Meares led with two laps to go, with the Netherland's Shanne Braspennincx only able to get within half a length of her. Cuba's Lisandra Guerra claimed the bronze medal.


Annette Edmondson wins Omnium
It's been a few years coming but Australia's Annette Edmondson has finally be crowned omnium world champion.

Edmondson led the series heading into the final event - the all important points race.

She won two sprints and marked her closest rival Laura Trott (Great Britain) throughout the race to have the rainbow jersey in the bag by the closing laps.

Edmondson, who is also team pursuit world champion, finished the omnium on 192 points, with London Olympic champion Trott on 176.

Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) worked hard throughout the points race to leapfrog Jolien D'Hoore (Belgium) for the bronze medal, just one point behind Trott.

While the points race capped her victory, Edmondson had actually done most of the hard work earlier on Sunday by winning both the 500m time trial and flying lap.

On Saturday the South Australian was consistent coming fifth in the opening 10km scratch race, second in the three kilometre individual pursuit and seventh in the elimination race.

Edmondson later explained that given the time trial and flying lap were her strongest disciplines she'd expected it to come down to the points race on Sunday.

In that race she was helped by the fact the riders bunched behind her in the rankings were focused on the minor medals.

"I didn't have to do anything crazy and sure enough my three major opponents fought themselves over the first half of the race so I was quite fresh for the second half and I just had to make sure no-one took any laps," Edmondson told AAP.

"It actually played into my hands having that buffer."

The 22-year-old said the individual omnium win was "pretty special" given she'd targeted it for so long and had previously come second (2012) and third (2013 and 2014).

"But nothing compares to winning it (the team pursuit) with my team-mates.

"I played that over in my head even warming up for this omnium."

The South Australian will target the same two events at the Rio Olympic Games in August 2016.

"We've made some huge steps in the last few months so we know we're on the right track," she said.

"We've just got to keep the foot down and keep the pressure on."

Men's Sprint - Semifinal
Russia's Denis Dmitriev drew first blood in his semi-final match with Jeffrey Hoogland of the Netherlands. In race two, Hoogland went high early before dropping down into the sprinter's lane to hold off Dmitriev by half a wheel to make it one all.

Dmitriev came around Hoogland in the decider to seal his spot in the ride for gold.

Gregory Bauge went one-up over his French team-mate Quentin Lafargue in their first ride.

Lafargue looked as if he may be able to even the score in the second ride but Bauge had enough power to come around him and book his place in the final.


Australian Update

Matthew Glaetzer was knocked out of the sprint quarterfinals in straight sets to Jeffery Hoogland (Netherlands). He did however come first in the race for fifth to eighth place so will finish fifth overall.

Both Anna Meares and Stephanie Morton won their Keirin heats to proceed to the second round.

Annette Edmondson posted the fastest flying lap (14.024) in the women's omnium to be on top of the standings with just the points race remaining.

Edmondson is on 178 points, Laura Trott (Great Britain) is on 164 and Belgium's Jolien D'Hoore is on 160.

Today's schedule:

The final session of the UCI Track World Championships features the men's sprint finals, women's Keirin and the omnium points race wraps up the women's omnium. The men will also be in action with the Madison.