8 Oct 2010

Australia continue to dominate at the velodrome

6:54 am on 8 October 2010

The New Zealand pursuit team was left extremely disappointed with their effort after being lapped by Australia in the final at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

The world champion men's pursuit team put too much pressure on the New Zealanders, who splintered during the gold medal ride after starting a lot quicker than normal.

The pace they hoped would upset the world champion Australians backfired as they tired, broke up and were lapped.

Head track coach Tim Carswell admits it was a tactic that failed miserably.

So Australia's domination in Delhi continues - our neighbours won another four gold medals on Thursday, while New Zealand picks up the scraps.

Australia continued their run of having won every men's sprint since 1966, while Sam Webster beat Eddie Dawkins for the bronze.

Megan Dunn picked up her second gold with victory in the women's scratch race, edging out New Zealand's Joanne Kiesanowski.

And Anna Mears won her third gold of the games in the women's sprint.

New Zealand's last chance for gold at the track is tonight with Alison Shanks a leading contender in the women's individual pursuit and New Zealand a chance in the men's team sprint.