2011 European Track Championships Day 2
Sir Chris Hoy's early withdrawal from the European Track Championships compounded a frustrating second day in Apeldoorn for the British sprinters, while the endurance riders looked to consolidate a perfect start in the omnium.
An opening session which also saw Pendleton and Varnish eliminated from the individual sprint medals left only Jason Kenny to contest the evenings semi-finals.
Facing Maximillian Levy, Kenny took the first heat with a great tactical move, only to be matched in the second.
|Audio – Jason Kenny speaks after the men’s sprint.|
A crash in the restarted third did little to upset Kenny, who quickly dusted himself off and set about making his way to the final - except Levy had other ideas. And in the bronze medal ride-off, despite a trying effort to take it to a third head, Kenny had no answer to Denis Dmitriev.
Meanwhile, a win in the opening event of the omnium for Ed Clancy and fifth for Laura Trott, left Britain with at least an opportunity to match yesterdays medal haul in the remainder of the Championships.
Following solid if not spectacular performances in the points and elimination Clancy sits a provisional third, while Trott won her elimination in style and now sits in third position.
Live coverage continues tomorrow.
Result - Live Timing
1. Ed Clancy GBR 13.420
1. Brian Coquard FRA
6. Ed Clancy GBR
Points Race (30km)
1. Eloy Teruel Rovira SPA
10. Ed Clancy GBR
1. Kirsten Wild NED 14.697
5. Laura Trott GBR 14.903
1. Laura Trott GBR
Points Race (20km)
1. Pascale Jeuland FRA
7. Laura Trott GBR
1. Kevin Sireau FRA
2. Maximillian Levy GER
Final - Bronze Medal
3. Denis Dmitriev RUS
4. Jason Kenny GBR
Jason Kenny GBR beat Robert Forstermann GER
Jason Kenny GBR beat Damien Zielinski POL
Jason Kenny GBR beat Andrii Kutsenko UKR
Chris Hoy GBR dns
1. Kevin Sireau FRA 10.087
4. Chris Hoy GBR 10.177
6. Jason Kenny GBR 10.272
1. Lyubov Shulika UKR
2. Olga Panarina BLR
Final - Bronze Medal
3. Victoria Baranova RUS
4. Clara Sanchez FRA
5th to 8th final
5. Kristina Vogel GER
6. Simona Krupeckaite LTU
7. Sandie Clair FRA
8. Victoria Pendleton GBR
Lyubov Shulika UKR beat Victoria Pendleton GBR
1/8 final repechages
Victoria Pendleton GBR beat Jess Varnish GBR and Miriam Welte GER
Simone Krupeckaite LTU beat Victoria Pendleton GBR
Clara Sanchez FRA beat Jess Varnish GBR
Victoria Pendleton GBR beat Gabrielle Jankute LTU
Jess Varnish GBR beat Elisa Frisoni ITA
1. Olga Panarina BLR 11.045
4. Victoria Pendleton GBR 11.320
6. Jess Varnish GBR 11.370