Victorian Institute of Sport

Six-day success

Monday, 29 October 2018

At the conclusion of the six-day series in London this morning, VIS’ Kelland O’Brien and teammate Leigh Howard, finished in second position behind Dutch duo Yoeri Havik and Wim Stroetinga.

In a number of different races and events O’Brien and Howard won enough points to find themselves in first position at the conclusion of day three. However, the Dutch duo came home strong and pipped the Australians on the last day to win 451-443.

VIS’ O’Brien and Howard will look toward going one better next year, when they compete in the ‘Six Day’ competition on home soil in Melbourne.

In other cycling news, VIS scholarship holders Sam de Riter, Graeme Frislie and Ashlee Jones all found themselves atop of the podium at the 2018 Victorian Omnium Championships at Darebin on the weekend.

In the elite women’s category, Sam de Riter cruised to victory and claimed the gold medal, with fellow VIS teammate Alice Culling in the bronze medal position.

Meanwhile in the U19 categories both Graeme Frislie and Ashlee Jones continued their impressive seasons and rode to victory to collect gold.

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