USA Pursuit Team Takes Silver

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Apeldoorn, Netherlands – The United States Women’s Pursuit Team took Silver in the 3000m Team Pursuit at theTrack World Championships.  The team, consisting of Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch, and Jennie Reed recorded the second fastest time in qualifying, and just missed Gold in the medal round.
Sarah Hammer, the three-time Individual Pursuit World Champion, captained the team.  Joining Hammer was Dotsie Bausch, who also raced with Hammer in the World Record-setting Team Pursuit at the Pan American Games last year.  Former Keirin World Champion Jennie Reed, who is continuing to impress her comeback from retirement, completed the three woman team.  
In the qualification round, the team got off to a good start, covering the first third of the race in the fifth fastest time.  With one kilometer remaining, the Americans were fourth and gaining momentum.    In the final four laps, the Americans made their move, propelling them into second and guaranteeing a medal.  
All three women contested the event aboard the industry leading Felt TK1 track bike.