Bremen Six Day
Event: 12-17 January 2012
Location: Bremen, Germany
Great Britain’s John Paul lies second overall in the sprinters competition after the first day of the Bremen Six Day meeting in Germany, which saw a trio of GB’s up-and-coming sprinters; John Paul, Lewis Oliva and Kian Emadi pitched against their German counterparts Philipp Thiele, Max Niederlag and Sebastian Dohrer.
Paul was second in sprint qualifying which involved a flying lap of Bremen’s tight 166 metre track, the young Scot posting a time of 9.373 seconds, behind Phillip Thiele who clocked 9.281. Great Britain’s Lewis Oliva was just two hundredths behind Paul at 9.393.
Onto the match sprints and Kian Emadi, who qualified last with a 9.589, finished 2nd in a three-man heat, won by Sebastian Dohrer.
John Paul won the final heat, leading it out and holding off Thiele for the win, after a 20 second three man trackstand. Oliva took third.
Great Britain’s Kian Emadi was back on track in winning form in the Keirin, pipping Germany’s Max Niederlag to the win. However the German team hit back to win the team sprint.
The sprinters will be back on track tomorrow, which will also see endurance riders Jon Dibben and Sam Lowe competing in the UIV Cup.
Sprint Qualifying (One lap 166m track)
1. Philipp Thiele :- 9.281 - 64.65km/h
2. John Paul :- 9.373 -64.01km/h
3. Lewis Oliva :- 9.393 - 63.87km/h
4. Max Niederlag:- 9.446
5. Sebastian Dohrer :- 9.562 - 62.75km/h
6. Kian Emadi :- 9.589 - 62.57km/h
Heat 1 (3rd to 6th)
1. Sebastian Dohrer
2. Max Niederlag
3. Kian Emadi
Final (1st to 3rd)
1. John Paul
2. Philipp Thiele
3. Lewis Oliva
1. Kian Emadi
2. Max Niederlag
2. Great Britain
Overall points after day 1
Philipp Thiele 9 pts
John Paul 11 pts
Lewis Oliva 12 pts
Sebastian Dohrer 14 pts
Kian Emadi 14 pts