Day 2 - National Senior Track Championships

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Day 2 - National Senior Track Championships

21 October, 2009
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| Evening Session Report



Victoria Pendleton confirmed her great early season form with a rapid qualifying ride in the Women's Sprint. She dipped under the magical 11 second barrier, well clear of her two closest challengers, youngsters Rebecca James and Jess Varnish.

An inform Jess Varnish comes over the top of Charline Joiner to progress to the semi finals

Qualifying - 200m Time Trial
Victoria Pendleton Team Sky+ HD 10.984s
Rebecca James Abergavenny Road Club 11.608
Jess Varnish Halesowen A & CC 11.612
Helen Scott Halesowen A & CC 12.000
Alison Chisholm Edinburgh RC 12.388
Charline Joiner City of Edinburgh RC 12.627
Cassie Gledhill XRT - 13.012
Emma Baird BC PM 13.034
Jenny Davis City of Edinburgh RC 13.165
Louise Satherley Yasumitsu Schlapp - 13.630
Cheryl Owens GS Metro 13.881

There was a brief moment of drama when Victoria Pendleton's quarter-final opponent, Emma Baird, slipped off in front of the world champion in their second heat, whilst travelling at low speed through the south bend. Pendleton narrowly avoided her, but that was the end of her troubles as she easily disposed of her opponent in the re-run. There were equally routine wins for Rebecca James, Jess Varnish and Helen Scott, who all joined Victoria in the semi-finals without really being tested.

Women's Sprint Quarter Finals

Victoria Pendleton Team Sky+ HD beat Emma Baird BC PM 2-0
Rebecca James Abergavenny Road Club beat Cassie Gledhill XRT - 2-0
Jess Varnish Halesowen A & CC beat Charline Joiner City of Edinburgh 2-0
Helen Scott Halesowen A & CC beat Alison Chisholm Edinburgh RC 2-0


The first heat of Scratch Race qualifying saw no surprises as all the top riders safey went through, with Chris Newton making a couple of strong surges off the front and splitting the field. With 12 riders going through, a nine-rider group lapped the rest with some comfort. Also looking good were Ben Swift and Sam Harrison.

The second heat was bossed by Ed Clancy and Alex Dowsett, who gradually applied pressure before heading off together to lap the field. They were than able to sit back and enjoy the rest of the riders sorting out a bunch sprint, with the first 10 going though.

Olympic champion Ed Clancy and Alex Dowsett who was top 10 in the World Under 23 Time Trial championships this year  on their way to lapping the field in their heat.

20km Scratch Race Qualifying Heats 10kms

Heat 1

1. Simon Yates Maxgear RT
2. Jon Mould Agiskoviner
3. Ben Swift Team Katusha
4. Chris Newton Rapha Condor
5. James McCallum Endura Racing
6. Chris Nicholson Team Manx Telecom
7. Sam Harrison Planet X
8. George Atkins Websters Cycles
9. Mark Christian 100 % ME
10. John Brearley Scunthorpe Poly
11. Simon Lewis VC Londres
12. Nicholas Hall City of Edinburgh RC
13. Finlay Young Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers
14. David Martin
15. Tim Rowson Sportscover - Spiuk - JE James

Heat 2

1. Alex Dowsett 100 % ME
2. Edward Clancy Team Halfords Bikehut
3. Andrew Magnier Planet X @ lap
4. Daniel McLay Hargroves Cycles
5. Alan Peet VC St Raphael
6. Adam Yates Maxgear RT
7. Evan Oliphant Endura Racing
8. John McClelland Agiskoviner
9. Alistair Rutherford Science In
10. Robert Crampton Wills Wheels Cycling Club
11. Ross Crook Edinburgh RC
12. Adam Duggleby Shorter Rochford Exclusive
13. David Lines Endura Racing
14. Timothy Kennaugh Team Manx Telecom
15. Alexander King Twickenham CC
16. Matt Gittings AW
17. Joseph Allen Evans Cycles


Sarah Storey will face Hannah Mayho in the evening's final of the Women's Individual Pursuit. Story in particular looked in control during her ride and will go into the final with high hopes against her younger rival. The ride-off for bronze will be between Dani King and Corrine Hall.

Fastest qualifier Sarah Storey rides for Gold in the evening session

Sarah Storey VC St Raphael 3:40.147
Hannah Mayho 100% ME 3:43.370
Dani King Vision 1 Racing 3:49.680
Corrine Hall Team Corridori 3:52.141
Ella Sadler-Andrews Teamwallis CHH RT 3:53.278
Emma Grant DNA Cycles 3:58.141
Rachel Turner VC St Raphael 4:03.148
Emile Fisher XRT - 4:10.369
Ruth Middleton East London Vélo 4:12.537
Hayley Edwards Halesowen A & CC 4:23.923