Silver medal for North-West cyclist

Former Olympic cyclist Tim O'Shannessey has warmed up for the Australian Masters Games in spectacular fashion with a silver medal at the Masters World Track Cycling Championships in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

SUCCESS: Tim O'Shannessey collected a silver medal at the Masters World Track Cycling Championships in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Picture: Brodie Weeding

SUCCESS: Tim O'Shannessey collected a silver medal at the Masters World Track Cycling Championships in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Picture: Brodie Weeding

The Burnie product picked up his medal in the individual pursuit at the titles, with Mike McCarthy, of the US, walking away with the gold.

O'Shannessey completed his 3000m in 3:31.176 with McCarthy winning the final in a time of 3:25.514. 

He had qualified for the final via a ride of 3:30.815.

There were two Australians on the podium, with Andrew Pattern winning his bronze medal ride against American Karl Baumgart, finishing in   3:32.772  to  3:36.274.

The 22nd edition of the Masters World Track Cycling Championships will run until October 15.

O'Shannessey, who won a bronze medal in the team pursuit at the 1996 Olympic Games, will compete at the Australian Masters Games.

The games will begin on the North-West Coast on October 21 and will run until October 28.