13 Feb 2016

Hansen continues to dominate at nationals

12:51 pm on 13 February 2016

Natasha Hansen has made it three from three on the penultimate night of the national track cycling championships in Cambridge.

New Zealand track cyclist Natasha Hansen.

New Zealand track cyclist Natasha Hansen. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Hansen put in another dominating display to easily win the women's keirin, while Southland's time trial world champion Matt Archibald pipped Simon van Velthooven in a tight men's keirin.

Former omnium world champion Aaron Gate won the men's points race, and Waikato's Raquel Sheath took out the women's scratch race.

Gate, 25, continually attacked throughout the exhausting 40km points race, lapping the field twice on the way to victory.

Waikato's Raquel Sheath put her hand up for higher honours with a strong performance to win the women's 10km scratch race.

Sheath, 21, who won the points race on the second day, sprinted clear on the final lap to beat Southland's Kirstie James and Auckland's Nina Wollaston.