Ally achieves her third victory at the Track Nations Cup in Adelaide
Ally Wollaston from AG Insurance - Soudal achieved her third victory of the weekend, at the Anna Meares Velodrome during the 2024 Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup in Adelaide, roudning off in a remarkable series of performances. On Sunday, she dominated the Omnium, also an Olympic event, by winning three out of four challenging disciplines, clearly signaling her ambitions for Olympic gold in this discipline this season.
In the scratch race, Wollaston took first place with an average speed of 48.214 km/h, followed by Katie Archibald from Great Britain and Georgia Baker from New Zealand. Her strong performances continued in the tempo race, where she secured a commendable third place with 22 points, behind Yumi Kajihara from Japan, who won first place with 25 points, and Katie Archibald who came second with 24 points.
Her dominance was also evident in the elimination race, where she claimed first place with an average speed of 47.318 km/h. She left behind Jennifer Valente from the USA and once again Katie Archibald. The concluding points race was a highlight, with Wollaston scoring 134 points and an average speed of 48.714 km/h, outperforming Katie Archibald (125 points) and Jennifer Valente (100 points).
These achievements follow Ally's previous successes on Friday, where she won two gold medals in the team pursuit and the elimination race, an impressive lead-up to the Olympic Games.
“I led the omnium all day, starting with a victory in the scratch race. It was really exciting with the points close between me and Katie Archibald, a rider I have looked up to for years. I didn't expect to win in the omnium discipline. It was a very competitive field with riders like Katie and Jennifer Valente, the current world and Olympic champion, so to finish first in this list of participants is really thrilling!”
“I am so happy with my performance today. I rode consistently throughout the day and raced with confidence, something I am really proud of”, said an extremely enthusiastic Ally Wollaston.