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Hoffman crashes out of Points Race at World Champs
- Updated: March 3, 2014
Our Nolan Hoffman ended with a fifth spot in the Scratch Race but failed to finish the Points Race at the 2014 World Track Cycling Championships in Cali, Colombia at the weekend, writes Mark Etheridge.
Speaking to Road to Rio 2016 after his Scratch race, Hoffman had few complaints.
“The scratch is always a gamble and you have to play your cards to perfection. It was a really fast race at 54 kilometres and hour average speed ÔÇô one of the fastest races in years!
“I tried to go with the breakaways but unfortunately the group I was in, only got half a lap and then got caught by the peloton again.
“Three guys gained a lap on the field and I missed that move, so I then shifted my focus to sprinting for a top five position. I cant really complain with the result but i was hoping to do better.”
Hoffman said he was top condition ahead of the points race but unfortunately was involved in a crash and ended as one of three Did-Not-Finish (DNF) contestants as the host nation’s Edwin Avila Vanegas took gold from Kiwi Thomas Scully and Spaniard Eloy Teruel Rovira. Vanegas ended up lapping the field three times.