American Hammer beats Romero to keep crown

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain -- Sarah Hammer of the United
States kept her title in the 3,000-meter individual pursuit Friday,
beating Rebecca Romero of Britain at cycling's world track

Hammer finished in 3 minutes, 30.213 seconds -- 3.196 seconds
ahead of Romero. Katie MacTier of Australia was third in 3:36.306.

Chris Hoy of Britain won a Keirin race marred by a high-speed
accident involving China's Oi Tang and Canada's Travis Smith. Both
riders were taken to Miramar Hospital in Palma, where Tang was
treated for scrapes and bruises and Travis for a suspected pelvic

Theo Bos of Netherlands finished second and Ross Edgar of
Britain was third.

In other events, Edward Clancy, Thomas Geraint, Paul Manning and
Bradley Wiggins won the team pursuit for Britain, finishing in
3:57.468. They were 5.812 seconds ahead of Ukraine's Lyubomyr
Polatayko, Maksym Polischyuk, Vitaly Popkov and Vitaly Schedov.

Denmark's Casper Jorgensen, Jens-Erik Madsen, Michael Morkov and
Alex Rasmussen claimed the bronze in 4:04.093.

Wong Kam-po of Hong Kong won the 15-kilometer scratch. Wim
Stroetinga of the Netherlands was second and Rafal Ratajczyk of
Poland was third.