• Germany's Joachim Eilers (C), Matthew Glaetzer (L) from Australia and Edward Dawkins (R) from New Zealand compete during the UCI Cycling World Cup Men's Keirin Final (Getty) (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer has won a silver medal in the keirin event at the UCI Track World Cup even in Cali, Colombia.
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2 Nov 2015 - 7:47 AM  UPDATED 2 Nov 2015 - 11:15 AM

Reigning Oceania cycling champion Matthew Glaetzer added a silver medal in the keirin to Australia's tally on the second day of the UCI Track World Cup in Cali.

Anna Meares and Stephanie Morton finished sixth and eighth respectively in the sprint.

Glaetzer immediately jumped on the wheel of the derny in the final. A fast finishing Joachim Eilers from Germany got the jump and was able to hold off Glaetzer. Edward Dawkins of New Zealand rounded out the podium.

"I executed my race plan almost perfectly in the keirin final tonight," Glaetzer said.

"I got the motorbike and let Edward Dawkins flow over to take the lead which set me up well.

"The German Eilers then came around me and I chased him to the line but he was too strong."

Reigning Olympic Champion Meares finished sixth in the women's sprint, with teammate and Commonwealth Games Champion Morton two spots behind in eighth.

China were the winners of the event with Tianshi Zhong and Shuang Guo finishing first and second while Hong Kong's Wai Sze Lee beat World Champion German Kristina Vogel for third.

In qualifying Meares, the ninth last rider to start flew around the track posting a time of 10.878secs to move in to the lead. Two riders later Morton posted a time of 10.921secs. With all riders finished Meares had the fifth fastest time and Morton seventh.

"I'm very happy with my qualifying time," Morton said.

"It was a huge day for me with team sprint the day before and I'd never gone that fast let alone twice so was stoked to post a sub 11 time."

In the UCI C1 events Callum Scotson finished ninth in the individual pursuit and Lauren Perry (TAS) fifteenth in the scratch race.

At the half way point of the omnium Sam Welsford is sitting in fifteenth place in the men's, while Elissa Wundersitz is 24th in the women's.