On day number one of the UCI world track cycling championships in Minsk, Belarus, world champion and world record holder in the women's 3000 meter individual pursuit, 29-year old Sarah Hammer of Temecula, California zipped around the track in 3:32.050, besting Aussie silver-medalist Amy Cure by almost nine seconds and nearly 10 seconds slower than her 2010 world record effort.
Sarah Hammer, World Champion
We know all about the dominating Sarah Hammer but the second -place finisher is a 20 year-old Tasmanian that has developed from an enthusiastic school girl cyclist to a national junior champion to an Olympic competitor to the runner-up to the world champion in the individual pursuit. The future looks bright for Amy Cure.
Amy Cure, Silver Medalist
The bronze medalist was another Australian, Olympian Annette Edmonson, who also won the bronze in the women's scratch race at the 2012 London games.
Annette Edmonson, Aussie track star and bronze medalist.