Federica Venturelli retained her women's individual pursuit title in Cali ©UEC

Federica Venturelli claimed a hat-trick of medals as Italy topped the overall standings at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Junior Track World Championships in Cali where Russian cyclists also made their mark.

Italy captured four golds, four silvers and four bronzes to top the medal table at the event staged at the Velódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño in the Colombian city.

Venturelli clinched back-to-back women's individual pursuit world titles, triumphing in a time of 2min 17.205sec as she overcame the challenge of home rider Juliana Londoño and Australia’s Felicity Wilson-Haffenden.

She also teamed up with Vittoria Grassi to win madison gold and was part of the Italian women’s team pursuit that finished second behind France.

Italy’s other gold medals came courtesy of Anita Baima in the elimination race and the women’s team pursuit.

Mélanie Dupin also claimed two gold medals, clinching the points race and helped France triumph in the women’s team pursuit.

Russian riders were competing as individual neutral athletes under restrictions imposed by the UCI in response to the war in Ukraine.

Among those included Nikita Kiriltsev who triumphed in both the men’s sprint and men’s keirin races, while Ruslan Kuznetsov captured the men’s scratch crown and Elizaveta Solozobova sealed the women’s sprint title.

Solozobova and Ekaterina Evlanova finished second and third respectively in the women’s 500 metre time trial that was won by Lou Xuehuang in a junior world record time of 33.812.

There was success for the hosts, with Stefany Cuadrado beating Nathalia Martinez in a Colombian one-two in the women’s keirin event.

Londoño also delivered women’s omnium success for Colombia.

China and Germany were crowned the respective women’s and men’s team sprint champions.

Australia picked up two gold medals, with Nicole Duncan winning the women’s scratch race and Tayte Ryan clinching the men’s 1km time trial title.

Britain’s Matthew Brennan set a junior world record of 3:07.092 to seal men’s individual pursuit gold and joined Ben Wiggins to win the men’s madison crown.

Ukraine’s Daniil Yakovlev sealed men’s omnium gold, Canada’s Ethan Power won the men’s points race and Spain’s Rubén Sánchez emerged victorious from the men’s elimination race.