Saturday, February 14, 2009
Phinney of U.S. wins second gold
COPENHAGEN -- Taylor Phinney of the United States won the 1-kilometer time trial on Saturday for his second gold at cycling's Track World Cup Finals, and four-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy of Britain was unhurt after a high-speed crash in the keirin final.
Phinney, the 18-year-old son of 1984 Olympic medalists Connie Carpenter-Phinney and Davis Phinney, edged Michael D'Almeida of France in the final. He opened the meet with a victory in the pursuit on Friday.
Hoy, who was knighted after winning three gold medals at the Beijing Games, stayed down for a while but was able to get up after a brief medical check.
Only four riders steered clear of the crash. Frenchman Kevin Sireau took the gold medal, beating Hodei Mazquiaran Uria of Spain and Andrei Vynokurov of Ukraine.
After the race, French rider Gregory Bauge was disqualified for blocking Hoy.
Eleonora van Dijk won the women's points race a day after taking the pursuit gold.
In other individual finals, Kazuhiro Mori of Japan captured the men's scratch and Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez of Cuba won the women's 500 time trial.
Britain won the men's 4,000 team pursuit and Team Toshiba won the women's team sprint.