Tasmania’s Amy Cure, 24, made history by becoming the first person in track cycling history to win a medal in six different world championship events.
Cure’s 2017 world championships campaign came to a close with a trademark fighting performance to finish tenth in the 100-lap points race.
The result wrapped up Cure’s busy week which saw her find the podium three times and take her career world championship medal tally to eleven – the most by an Australian female cyclist behind legend Anna Meares (27 medals).
“It is nice to think that I have made history here, it makes me proud,” said Cure, who added the omnium and Madison medals to her career tally which already included a mix of rainbow jerseys and medals in the bunch races – points and scratch – and both the team and individual pursuits.
“But as nice as this is, I don’t counting the wins or losses I have.
“I 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.”
On Thursday, Cure went agonizingly close to a third world title when she teamed with Ashlee Ankudinoff (NSW), Rebecca Wiasak (ACT) and Alexandra Manly (SA) to win silver in a heartbreaking women’s team pursuit final.
Cure then claimed bronze in the omnium, before a trademark Cure display saw her and Manly stage an epic fight in the women’s Madison to win bronze after the team crashed heavily twice during the 120-lap race.
In her final event, 2015 points world champion Cure figured in the mix early in the 100lap race, taking four points across the first two of ten sprints.
However the pace of the race pre race favourites in multiple track world champion Sarah Hammer, Britain’s Elinor Barker and Kirsten Wild was too much with the trio taking multiple laps to complete the podium.
“I might be disappointed in a few individual events, not getting those rainbows, but when you get back into your hotel room and read all the message and tweets, it puts things into perspective,” an exhausted Cure added.
“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, 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.”