Prior to the start of the Points Race, a current ranking with the points totals shall be drawn up, and riders will start the Points Race with these points accrued over the first five events. Riders shall add to, and lose points from, their points totals based on laps gained and lost, and points won in sprints, during the Points Race.
The final overall Omnium ranking shall evolve through the Points Race.
The winner of the Omnium shall be the rider who has obtained the highest total of points"
Have the UCI just made the omnium MORE complicated? Other weird changes in there - including not equalising the distances for the women’s races so they match the men’s, and opening the door to get rid of the non-Olympic events from the Track World Cups
Is it even legal by the UCI’s rules to have Track Worlds on an outdoor track? I’m not sure how this helps riders prepare for Rio track Paralympics. I’m so disappointed, I really thought the UCI had turned a corner on Para-Cycling
EDIT: Someone said “but able-bodied track worlds were on an outdoor track in Cali” - but it wasn’t open, it had a roof and sides, and it was banked, unlike the Pietermaitzburg velodrome
So, so happy that there will be Para-Cycling Track World Champs for the next 2 years! This is great news!
CN: Do you have a fondest memory from racing the Commonwealth Games?
AM: One of my highlights was racing one of the Indian girls in the first round in Delhi in 2010, and keeping the race close so that she could enjoy the experience of racing in front of her home crowd. She was a bit slower than me, but it was just such a poignant moment because my sport and my ability were able to help her enjoy that experience. I think that’s the beautiful part of the sport. It’s not just all about gold medals and funding, it’s all about enjoyment and giving something to people and being a part of it.
CN: This year’s Commonwealth Games reverts back to just two races for women sprinters with the 500m time trial and sprint race, are you disappointed?
AM: Two is standard for female sprinters. Delhi was an exception as they did trial the team sprint, which really was wonderful to have a team event in there. I think we shot ourselves in the foot with the British team not attending Delhi, which meant we had very minimal teams start. We couldn’t field a team from England or Wales, so the numbers weren’t there which is fair enough, but still quite sad from the sport’s perspective."
“I am not going to leave Rio without a medal, that is not an option,” Neimanas, 26, said. “I am all in for Rio, and I am going to make it happen. I don’t want to come home empty-handed again. I don’t just want to be training. I want to be the best para-cyclist I can be, and I think having that mentality will help my goals toward Rio.
“I don’t want to be good. I want to be the best.”"