FIVE sprint victories in a row clinched an emphatic victory for South Australia's Alex Manly and Jess Mundy in Saturday night's Innes Motors Honda-backed women's madison at the Bendigo Inernational Madison carnival.
The 60-lap contest was one of several feature events run across the cycling and athletics program on Women's Night.
The third edition of the women's madison featured many closely-fought sprints and attacks.
Points were up for grabs in sprints contested five laps apart.
The duel began with Manly-Mundy winning the first sprint from Bendigo's Tayla Evans and Queensland's Hayley Jones.
After three sprints it was Manly-Mundy who led the contest on 11 points as Chloe Moran and Dani McInnery were locked on eight points with Tasmania's young guns Macey Stewart and Lauren Perry.
A win for Stewart-Perry in the sprint at 25 laps to go put them on 15 points and just three adrift of Manly-Mundy.
The heat was on as Moran-McInnery were on 15 points.
The last five sprints were all won by Manly and Mundy.
Final standings in the Innes Motors Honda women's madison:
Alex Manly and Jess Mundy 40 points, 0 laps down; Macey Stewart and Lauren Perry 28, 0; Chloe Moran and Dani McInnery 24, 0; Tayla Evans and Hayley Jones 17, 0; Kristy Glover and Brit Lindores 0, -2 laps; Emma Jackson and Chloe Baggs 1, -3; Taryn Heather and Felicity Wardlaw 0, -3; Jessica Lane and Catherine Gautier 0, -3; Janelle Smith and Jenny Bailey 0, -6.
Saturday night's track cycling featured the Bee Happy Orthodontics women's 1600m wheelrace.
After starting off the 50m mark, the in-form Alex Manly won the classic from Jenny Bailey (200) and Rebecca Williamson (210).
On the athletics track, the Flack Advisory-sponsored Black Pearl women's 400m was run just before the madison.
Ruby Klemm pocketed the cash and the Sens Jewellers-crafted Black Pearl as she dashed to victory in 52.19 seconds from the 46m mark.
Runner-up was Lucy Buckley (31m) in 53.05.
Next best were Stephanie Jinks (33m) 53.40, and Celia Cosgriff (28m) 53.40.
The other Black Pearl finalists were Rosamond Gilden (28m), Grace O'Dwyer and Eleni Gilden (31).
The Foley-family sponsored Ray Foley Memorial (800m) was run on night one of the athletics-cycling program at the track.
James Collier raced to victory in 1:50.81 off the 42m mark.
The Bendigo Advertiser frontmarkers 800m was won by Tom Hecimovic (22) 2:07.94 from Bendigo's Greg Hilson (10) 2:08.01, a member of the Knott-Hocking stable.