Event: 10-15 January 2013
Location: Bremen, Germany
Published: 12 January 2013
Victories in the one lap sprint and team sprint helped Great Britain’s John Paul retain his overall lead on the second night of the Six Days of Bremen.
The 19-year-old is four points clear of German Sebastian Dohrer with British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme teammates Callum Skinner and Lewis Oliva third and sixth respectively in the standings.
The trio defeated Germany’s Dohrer, Philipp Thiele and Erik Balzer in the team sprint by nearly three-tenths of a second – in one of four disciplines contested each evening in the Bremen Arena.
British sprint champion Callum Skinner took Great Britain’s other victory in the keirin ahead of Dohrer, with 2011 junior sprint world champion Paul third and Oliva fifth.
Whilst Paul won the one lap sprint, Skinner and Oliva managed fifth and sixth. The individual sprint was the only event in which Great Britain were denied the win, Philipp Thiele first and John Paul third in the major final whilst Skinner settled for second and Oliva third in the minor final.
Sprinter standings after day two
1. John Paul GB 15
2. Sebastian Döhrer GER 19
3. Callum Skinner GB 23
4. Philip Thiele GER 27
5. Erik Balzer GER 29
6. Lewis Oliva GB 31