Australia's Wiasak wins cycling world pursuit title


London (AFP)

Australia’s Rebecca Wiasak successfully defended her individual pursuit title in emphatic fashion at the world track championships on Wednesday.

Against Poland’s Malgorzata Wojtyra, the 31-year-old Wiasak almost caught her rival over the closing lap before coasting to a victory even more comfortable than her dominant qualifying performance.

Canada’s Annie Foreman-Mackey was the winner of the bronze medal, edging out American Ruth Winder by over three seconds.