Amy Cure makes history at the UCI Track World Championships

Amy Cure

Amy Cure

Amy Cure spent her weekend collecting medals and creating a little piece of cycling history at the UCI Track World Championships in Hong Kong.

The 24-year-old from West Pine on Friday won bronze in the omnium and on Saturday collected the same colour medal in the Madison in partnership with South Australia’s Alex Manly, and then finished her busy schedule with 10th pace in the points race on Sunday.

Cure collected three medals from four events, after she, Manly, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Rebecca Wiasak just missed out on gold in the team pursuit on Thursday.

Along the way she became the first person in track cycling history to win a medal in six different world championship events, taking her career tally to 11.

It is the most by an Australian female cyclist behind legend Anna Meares [27].

“It is nice to think that I have made history here, it makes me proud,”  Cure said on Sunday.

“But as nice as this is, I am not counting the wins or losses I have. 

“I am going into every race as a new race with a clear mind, to give it my all and try to better myself with every event. 

“I think sometimes if you can get too caught up in what you’ve done, there is no way to go forward if you’re looking at where you’ve been.” 

In her final event, the 2015 points world champion was in the mix early in the 100-lap race, taking four points across the first two of 10 sprints. 

However the pace of pre-race favourites in multiple track world champion Sarah Hammer, Britain’s Elinor Barker and Kirsten Wild was too much to compete with.

“I went into the points race and gave it everything, but at the end of the day I can’t be disappointed with my effort,’’ Cure said.

“I wasn’t the best bike rider on the day.

“Full credit to Elinor, she was so strong out there and deserves the win.

“I just had no legs in the end, I think all the races this week caught up with me by the end of today.

“The Madison just took more out of me than I thought, but there is only so much your body can do so I can’t be disappointed.”

In the Madison, Cure and Manly had to overcome two crashes on the way to finishing on the podium in Sunday’s 120-lap final.