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2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships Day 2

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Event: 4-8 April 2012
Location: Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia
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Day two of the World Track Championships saw a remarkable three world records being set in the Women's Team Pursuit: Australia snatched the record from GB in qualifying, only for GB to grab it back minutes leter in their heat. GB then smashed it again by over a second in winning the final.

In the Women's Sprint, Victoria Pendleton booked her place in Friday's semi-finals where she will meet defending champion Anna Meares, who broke the world record in the 200m Time Trial qualification. GB's other representative, Jess Varnish, went out in the first round.

In the men's Omnium, Ed Clancy made a strong start to two days of competition, winning the 250m Time Trial and taking seventh in the Points Race. Tenth in the final event of the day, the Elimination race left him third going into day 2.

Menawhile Germany’s Stefan Nimke successfully defended his Kilo world title, just missing going under a minute in the process and Anastasia Chulkova of Russia won a closely contested Women’s Points Race.


WOMEN'S TEAM PURSUIT

Great Britain's Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell won the women’s Team Pursuit with a perfectly judged and paced race against Australia. Starting at a frenetic pace, the Aussies moved into a half second lead after two laps. That went out to 1.3 at the kilometre point.

However, during the second kilo GB began to come back and had reduced the margin to 0.8 seconds at two kilometres. For a few seconds the race hung in the balance, but with three laps to go the Australians cracked and GB suddenly reeled them in turning that deficit into a 1.2 second winning margin at the line, with yet another world record, 3:15.720, the icing on the cake.

In the bronze medal final, Canada held a small lead of about a tenth of a second going right into the last kilometre, before opening it to just over three tenths at the finish.

Results

Gold Medal final
GB 3:15.720 (world record) beat Australia 3:16.943

Bronze Medal final
Canada 3:19.529 beat New Zealand 3:19.874

Earlier, two world records in the space of a few minutes meant that the Women's Team Pursuit was making the headlines from the off on day two of the championships. First the Australians took a second off GB's old mark and then Great Britain's Jo Rowsell, Laura Trott and Dani King came back to knock another two tenths of a second off the new mark, setting up another Australia v GB Team Pursuit final in the process.

Early pace setters were Belarus from the sixth heat, with a time of 3:22.509. They held on till the Canadians, who had impressed at the Manchester World Cup in February, blew that away with 3:19.494, the third fastest ride of all time. But that was only the warm-up show as Australia's trio Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins and Josephine Tomic, who followed them onto the track, smashed GB's old world record of 3:18.148 by over a second with 3:17.053. Great Britain had to go inside the Canadian time to qualify for the gold medal final, but they did far more than that, clipping two tenths off Australia's time to set yet another world record with 3:16.850.

Looking at the qualification lap times, Australia set off at a slightly faster pace, recording 21.7s for the first lap and then going through the next five laps all under 16 seconds. Their final six laps were, however, all over 16 seconds and they generally slowed a little every lap throughout their ride. GB opened with a 21.8 and then reeled off ten sub 16 second laps, before slipping over that mark for just the final lap. Head-to-head, Australia actually led until 3 laps from the end, but from then on GB's consistency was what clinched their record.

Results

Women's Team Pursuit Qualification
1 GBR Great Britain 3:16.850
2 AUS Australia 3:17.053
3 CAN Canada 3:19.494
4 NZL New Zealand 3:20.598
5 USA United States 3:21.765
6 BLR Belarus 3:22.509
7 CHN China 3:23.083
8 GER Germany 3:24.145
9 UKR Ukraine 3:24.227
10 RUS Russia 3:24.644
11 LTU Lithuania 3:25.656
12 JPN Japan 3:31.165
13 HKG Hong Kong 3:37.952
POL Poland DSQ

WOMEN'S SPRINT

Australia's Anna Meares qualified fastest in the 200m Time Trial, breaking the world record with a time of 10.782s. GB's Victoria Pendleton qualified fifth fastest and team-mate Jess Varnish eighth.

In the first round of the competition Jess Varnish exited after a defeat at the hands of China's Lin Junhong. Pendleton then beat Lin Junhong in the second round.

In the Quarter Finals, Meares took a physical first heat against Guo: they clashed through the final bend, but Meares, on the inside, seemed undisturbed as she took the win. In the second heat Meares showed her pace with a stunning late bust over the top of her rival to go through to Friday's semi final.

In her Quarter Final, Victoria Pendleton won her first heat against French rider Cueff, coming round her opponent with some ease. The second heat saw Pendleton leading it out and she comfortably held off her opponent to go through to a semi final against arch-rival Anna Meares.

Shulika and Krupeckaite also made their way through to the semis in relatively straightforward straight rides.

Results

Women's Sprint Quarter Finals

MEARES Anna AUS beat GUO Shuang CHN 2-0
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR beat GUERRA RODRIGUEZ Lisandra CUB 2 - 0
KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU - WELTE Miriam GER 2 - 0
PENDLETON Victoria GBR - CUEFF Virginie FRA 2 - 0

Women's Sprint Second Round Repechage (winners into quarter finals)

Heat 1
1 GUERRA RODRIGUEZ Lisandra CUB
2 LEE Hyejin KOR
3 LARREAL CHIRINOS Daniela Grelui VEN

Heat 2
1 GUO Shuang CHN 11.821 60.908
2 JUNHONG Lin CHN
3 CLAIR Sandie FRA

Women's Sprint Second Round (winners into quarter finals)

MEARES Anna AUS beat GUERRA RODRIGUEZ Lisandra CUB
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR beat GUO Shuang CHN
WELTE Miriam GER beat CLAIR Sandie FRA
CUEFF Virginie FRA beat LEE Hyejin KOR
PENDLETON Victoria GBR beat JUNHONG Lin CHN
KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU beat LARREAL CHIRINOS Daniela Grelui VEN

Women's Sprint First Round

MEARES Anna AUS beat GAVIRIA Juliana COL
GUO Shuang CHN beat GNIDENKO Ekaterina RUS
WELTE Miriam GER beat MAEDA Kayono JPN
CUEFF Virginie FRA beat LEE Wai Sze HKG
PENDLETON Victoria GBR beat HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED
LARREAL CHIRINOS Daniela Grelui VEN beat VOGEL Kristina GER
KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU beat ZHONG Tianshi CHN
JUNHONG Lin CHN beat VARNISH Jessica GBR
LEE Hyejin KOR beat SULLIVAN Monique CAN
CLAIR Sandie FRA beat MCCULLOCH Kaarle AUS
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR beat BARANOVA Viktoria RUS
GUERRA RODRIGUEZ Lisandra CUB beat HANSEN Natasha NZL

Women's Sprint Qualifiction 200m TT

1 MEARES Anna AUS 10.782
2 GUO Shuang CHN 11.004
3 WELTE Miriam GER 11.033
4 LEE Wai Sze HKG 11.067
5 PENDLETON Victoria GBR 11.076
6 VOGEL Kristina GER 11.078
7 KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU 11.079
8 VARNISH Jessica GBR 11.090
9 SULLIVAN Monique CAN 11.101
10 MCCULLOCH Kaarle AUS 11.105
11 SHULIKA Lyubov UKR 11.131
12 GUERRA RODRIGUEZ Lisandra CUB 11.150
13 HANSEN Natasha NZL 11.166
14 BARANOVA Viktoria RUS 11.170
15 CLAIR Sandie FRA 11.186
16 LEE Hyejin KOR 11.228
17 JUNHONG Lin CHN 11.244
18 ZHONG Tianshi CHN 11.252
19 LARREAL CHIRINOS Daniela Grelui VEN 11.267
20 HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED 11.302
21 CUEFF Virginie FRA 11.386
22 MAEDA Kayono JPN 11.402
23 GNIDENKO Ekaterina RUS 11.458
24 GAVIRIA Juliana COL 11.469
25 MUSTAPA Fatehah MAS 11.487
26 BREZHNIVA Elena RUS 11.508
27 ISHII Hiroko JPN 11.800
28 LOHVINAVA Maryia BLR 11.984
29 PAPEZHUK Iryna UKR 12.135

MEN'S OMNIUM

Ed Clancy began the Men's Omnium in style with the fastest time in the 250m Time Trial, less than 24 hours after winning gold in the Team Pursuit.

Clancy then rode a very intelligent Points Race avoiding doing too much work early on and concentrating on picking up what points he could in the sprints. The race really broke up in the last twenty laps as several riders took laps, but Clancy will have been pleased with his eventual seventh place in one of his less favoured events. The race winner, Viviani of Italy, was taken out in a late crash, but still took the result – the crash coming in the final five laps.

Ed Clancy ended the first day of the Omnium with a hard-fought tenth in the Elimination Race: it’s another of his “damage limitation” events where he simply looks to keep himself in the race as long as possible. Clancy ended the day in third overall on 18 points, behind Canada’s Bell with 16 and O’Shea of Australia with ten. The elimination race was won by Coquard of France from O’Shea.

Day two sees Clancy tackling two of his stronger events, the Individual Pursuit and the Kilo Time Trial, plus the Scratch Race.

Results

Event 1: 250m Time Trial

1 CLANCY Edward GBR 12.881
2 ARCHBOLD Shane NZL 13.086
3 O'SHEA Glenn AUS 13.137
4 COQUARD Bryan FRA 13.168
5 BELL Zach CAN 13.270
6 ARNDT Nikias GER 13.276
7 HANSEN Lasse Norman DEN 13.292
8 IRVINE Martyn IRL 13.409
9 VIVIANI Elia ITA 13.418
10 CHO Ho Sung KOR 13.419
11 LIU Hao CHN 13.450
12 VAN HOECKE Gijs BEL 13.462
13 LEA Bobby USA 13.464
14 WU Po Hung TPE 13.477
15 LINARES ZAMBRANO Carlos Daniel VEN 13.477
16 VINGERLING Michael NED 13.518
17 UNALAN Recep TUR 13.605
18 TERUEL ROVIRA Eloy ESP 13.614
19 MANSILLA Cristopher CHI 13.662
20 RATAJCZYK Rafal POL 13.676
21 CHOI Ki Ho HKG 13.847
22 NISHITANI Taiji JPN 13.912
23 LYALKO Alexey KAZ 13.972
24 PEREZ Walter Fernando ARG 14.019

Event 2 - Points Race

1 VIVIANI Elia ITA 43
2 TERUEL ROVIRA Eloy ESP 34
3 BELL Zach CAN 29
4 CHO Ho Sung KOR 26
5 O'SHEA Glenn AUS 17
6 HANSEN Lasse Norman DEN 10
7 CLANCY Edward GBR 9
8 IRVINE Martyn IRL 7
9 MANSILLA Cristopher CHI 7
10 RATAJCZYK Rafal POL 5
11 LIU Hao CHN 5
12 VAN HOECKE Gijs BEL 1
13 UNALAN Recep TUR 1
14 CHOI Ki Ho HKG 0
15 LINARES ZAMBRANO Carlos VEN 0
16 ARCHBOLD Shane NZL -18
17 ARNDT Nikias GER -18
18 PEREZ Walter Fernando ARG -20
19 LYALKO Alexey KAZ -20
20 VINGERLING Michael NED -20
21 LEA Bobby USA -20
22 NISHITANI Taiji JPN -20
23 COQUARD Bryan FRA -28
24 WU Po Hung TPE DNF

Event 3 - Elimination Race

1 COQUARD Bryan FRA
2 O'SHEA Glenn AUS
3 RATAJCZYK Rafal POL
4 VAN HOECKE Gijs BEL
5 CHO Ho Sung KOR
6 ARCHBOLD Shane NZL
7 UNALAN Recep TUR
8 BELL Zach CAN
9 VIVIANI Elia ITA
10 CLANCY Edward GBR
11 HANSEN Lasse Norman DEN
12 PEREZ Walter Fernando ARG
13 NISHITANI Taiji JPN
14 IRVINE Martyn IRL
15 LINARES ZAMBRANO Carlos Daniel VEN
16 MANSILLA Cristopher CHI
17 LIU Hao CHN
18 CHOI Ki Ho HKG
19 LEA Bobby USA
20 WU Po Hung TPE
21 VINGERLING Michael NED
22 ARNDT Nikias GER
23 TERUEL ROVIRA Eloy ESP
24 LYALKO Alexey KAZ

Standings after 3 events

1 O'SHEA Glenn AUS 10
2 BELL Zach CAN 16
3 CLANCY Edward GBR 18
4 VIVIANI Elia ITA 19
5 CHO Ho Sung KOR 19
6 ARCHBOLD Shane NZL 24
7 HANSEN Lasse Norman DEN 24
8 COQUARD Bryan FRA 28
9 VAN HOECKE Gijs BEL 28
10 IRVINE Martyn IRL 30
11 RATAJCZYK Rafal POL 33
12 UNALAN Recep TUR 37
13 LIU Hao CHN 39
14 TERUEL ROVIRA Eloy ESP 43
15 MANSILLA Cristopher CHI 44
16 ARNDT Nikias GER 45
17 LINARES ZAMBRANO Carlos Daniel VEN 45
18 LEA Bobby USA 53
19 CHOI Ki Ho HKG 53
20 PEREZ Walter Fernando ARG 54
21 VINGERLING Michael NED 57
22 NISHITANI Taiji JPN 57
23 LYALKO Alexey KAZ 66
24 WU Po Hung TPE 82

MEN'S KILOMETRE TIME TRIAL

Germany’s Stefan Nimke successfully defended his Kilo world title with a stunning 1:00.082 ride going off last. It was Nimke's fourth title - a record matching that of Chris Hoy, Arnaud Tournant - and it will also be his last as he announced he will retire after the London Olympics.

Nimke had to respond to great personal bests from van Velthooven of New Zealand (1:00.543) and D'Almedia of France who had led with 1:00.509. The German started slower than some, but judged his pace wonderfully to come through in the last lap and a half and in the end the margin was a significant one at almost half a second.

Result

1 NIMKE Stefan GER 1:00.082
2 D'ALMEIDA Michael FRA 1:00.509
3 VAN VELTHOOVEN Simon NZL 1:00.543
4 PERVIS Francois FRA 1:01.106
5 MULDER Teun NED 1:01.365
6 LAFARGUE Quentin FRA 1:02.009
7 EILERS Joachim GER 1:02.119
8 HAAK Hugo NED 1:02.162
9 GLASSPOOL James AUS 1:02.165
10 BURKE Steven GBR 1:02.180
11 ZHANG Miao CHN 1:02.203
12 NITTA Yudai JPN 1:02.623
13 PERALTA GASCON Juan ESP 1:02.704
14 ESTERHUIZEN Bernard RSA 1:02.915
15 KUCZYNSKI Kamil POL 1:02.930
16 TEKLINSKI Adrian POL 1:03.468
17 DITZEL Filip CZE 1:03.525
18 FABIAN HERNANDO Puerta Zapata COL 1:03.554
19 LISS Lucas GER 1:04.216
20 TANG Qi CHN 1:04.354
21 CECI Francesco ITA 1:04.557
22 252 FRAME Alex NZL 1:04.794
23 MD YUNOS Muhammad Edrus MAS 1:05.280
24 QUINCY Alexander TRI 1:05.850
25 310 PULGAR ARAUJO Angel Ramiro VEN 1:06.333
26 78 KWOK Ho Ting HKG 4)
NAKAGAWA Seiichiro JPN DNS

WOMEN'S POINTS RACE

Anastasia Chulkova of Russia won the Women’s Points Race, picking up three points in the final sprint which took her clear of Glaesser of Canada, with whom she was tying. Third was Ryan of Ireland, who along with the gold and silver medallists and Wong of Hong Kong lapped the field mid-race. Bronzini of Italy was arguably the most active rider in the race and despite missing that group, she still almost scraped into the medals, picking up 23 points from sprints alone.

Results

1 CHULKOVA Anastasia RUS 31
2 GLAESSER Jasmin CAN 28
3 RYAN Caroline IRL 24
4 BRONZINI Giorgia ITA 23
5 WONG Wan Yiu HKG 22
6 OLABERRIA DORRONSORO ESP 11
7 MACHACOVA Jarmila CZE 10
8 PAWLOWSKA Katarzyna POL 8
9 SHARAKOVA Tatsiana BLR 7
10 CURE Amy AUS 6
11 DRUYTS Kelly BEL 6
12 TABATA Maki JPN 4
13 NAGIRNAYA Anna UKR 3
14 BUCHANAN Rushlee NZL 2
15 HIGGINS Cari USA 1
16 GONZALEZ VALDIVIESO Yumari CUB 1
17 GONZALEZ GARCIA Angie VEN 0


TV Schedule

BBC: Evening sessions live on red button from 10am each day. Daily highlights on red button at 7pm each day. Sunday BBC2 2.30pm – 5pm.

British Eurosport 1: Weds 10am - 12.30pm, Thurs 10am-2.30pm, Fri 10am-2.30pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 10am-1.30pm.