Jennifer Valente becomes USA’s most decorated track cyclist with elimination bronze

Aug 09, 2023 332

BY: Sadhbh O'Shea

Jennifer Valente added another medal to her collection at this year’s ‘super’ world championships in Glasgow, making her the USA’s most decorated track cyclist. The Team USA star finished third in Sunday’s elimination race after making it down to the final three along with Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) and France’s Valentine Fortin.

Italian American Valente made it to the final three, but she didn’t have the legs to follow when Kopecky and Fortin attacked going into the elimination lap and she rolled around to claim her bronze medal. Her visit to the podium saw her move past American track legend Sarah Hammer to become the USA’s most decorated track rider with 16 elite world championship medals.

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