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2011-2012 UCI Track World Cup - Beijing - Day 2

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2011-12 UCI Track World Cup Round 3
Event: 12-15 January 2012
Location: Beijing, China
Report: Scott Hobro
2011-2012 UCI Track World Cup homepage


Great Britain’s youngsters were out in force again at the Laoshan Velodrome for day two of the UCI Beijing Track World Cup.

Team sprint

The day opened with men’s omnium qualifying as Great Britain’s George Atkins narrowly missed out on a place in the heat 1 qualifier, finishing thirteenth with only the top 12 going through. Uzbekistan’s Vladimir Tuychiev headed the field with 43 points, followed by Australia’s Glenn O’Shea with 29 points and France’s Bryan Coquard taking third with 28 points.

It was then the turn of World Cup debutant Victoria Williamson and, in context, the experienced Becky James in the women’s team sprint. A time of 34.654, with an opening lap of 19.984, saw the duo finish 10th in qualifying. The only sub-19 second opening lap (final time 32.598) in qualifying from home nation China topped the board with Lithuania joining them in the gold and silver medal ride.

Trade teams Giant Pro Cycling and Max Success Pro Cycling confirmed their places in the bronze medal ride.

In the men’s team sprint Philip Hindes, Peter Mitchell and another World Cup debutant in Callum Skinner went out with Canada in the qualifers – clocking 45.351, six tenths of a second off a medal ride. The Moscow Track Team and China making the gold and silver medal race with New Zealand and Venezuela the bronze ride.

The final event of the afternoon session saw Owain Doull a promising third in the first qualifying heat of the scratch race, comfortably through to the evening session's final.

The evening saw Great Britain face New Zealand in the bronze medal ride after Thursday evening’s qualifying. The foursome of Mark Christian, Sam Harrison, Joe Kelly and SImon Yates managed 4:06.853 but missed out on a medal as their opposition registered a time of 4:03.758. In the final Australia were forced to settle for silver with Ruselvo winning by over four seconds in 3:56.993 to take gold.

After his third place in the qualifiers, Owain Doull completed GB’s participation for the day with a twelfth place finish in the scratch race final, Russia’s Kirill Sveshnikov lapping the field on his way to gold with Spain’s Albert Torres Barcelo second and Aliaksandr Lisouski taking bronze.


More to follow…


Results - (Full results and analysis - Tissot Timing site)

Men’s omnium qualifying – Heat 1

1. TUYCHIEV Vladimir UZB 43
2. O'SHEA Glenn AUS 29
3. COQUARD Bryan FRA 28

13. ATKINS George GBR 0

Women’s team sprint qualifying

1. China 32.958
GUO Shuang
GONG Jinjie

2. Lithuania 33.693
KRUPECKAITE Simona
GAIVENYTE Gintare

3. Giant Pro Cycling 33.968
LIN Junhong
ZHONG Tianshi

4. Max Success Pro Cycling 33.988
XU Yulei
SHI Jingjing

10. GBR Great Britain 34.654
JAMES Rebecca
WILLIAMSON Victoria

Men’s team sprint qualifying

1. Moscow Track Team 44.391
KUCHEROV Sergei
DMITRIEV Denis
BORISOV Sergei

2. China 44.543
CHENG Changsong
ZHANG Lei
ZHANG Miao

3. New Zealand 44.748
ARCHIBALD Matthew
AWKINS Edward
VAN VELTHOOVEN Simon

4. Venezuela 44.768
MARCANO Cesar
CANELON Hersony
PULGAR Angel

11. Great Britain 45.351
HINDES Philip
MITCHELL Peter
SKINNER Callum

Men’s scratch race qualifying – Heat 1

1. CHEUNG King Lok HKG
2. YUAN Zhong CHN
3. DOULL Owain GBR

EVENING SESSION

Men's team pursuit finals

1. Rusvelo 3:57.699
KOVALEV Evgeny
KOVALEV Ivan
MARKOV Alexey
SEROV Alexander

2. Australia 4:01.802
BISSAKER Edward 
EDMONDSON Alexander
FREIBERG Michael
MULHERN Mitchell

3. New Zealand 4:03.758
GOUGH Wes
KARWOWSKI Cameron Joseph
LATHAM Peter
SIMPSON Myron

4. Great Britain 4:06.853
CHRISTIAN Mark
HARRISON Samuel
KELLY Joseph
YATES Simon

Men's scratch race final

1. SVESHNIKOV Kirill LOK
2. TORRES BARCELO Albert ESP
3. LISOUSKI Aliaksandr BLR

12. DOULL Owain GBR