Day 5: 2010 European Masters Track Championships

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2010 European Masters Track Championships

July 27 - 31 2010 | Manchester Velodrome | Event Press Release

Day 5

A frenetic Scratch race closed the third running of the European Masters Track Championships as Neil Campbell fought off fellow Brit John McClelland to win the coveted 64 lap Brian Cossavella Memorial Trophy on Saturday evening. It was the closest fought of the three editions of the race as Wolfgang Kotzman of Austria and Giuseppe Ravasio of Italy fought for the lead as they crossed the line with the bell ringing out across the venue before Campbell sprinted past in the home straight.

Great Britain’s Mari Todd retained her title for the Women’s 30-39 event, now the 35-39 category while Rene Grignon of France and Great Britain's Michael Allen and Dick Cubison gave the podium of the Mens 60-64 Points a complete new look.

Guido Lupo of Italy retained his Bronze in the Men's 65-69 Points with Michel Briat of France and Masters debutante Stefan Munch Hansen of Denmark giving the Gold and Silver medals a new owner.  GB's Fred Smith made the move to Gold from last years silver as 2009 Gold and Bronze medallists Otto Altweck of Germany and Britains Brian Dacey were absent this year. Gordon Johnston of Great Britain won his first European medal as he claimed Bronze. 

Arja Scarsbrook of Finland set a new European Best Time in qualifying of 2:46.050 in the Women's 50+ 2000m Pursuit as she bettered her time of 2:47.196 set last year, but lost out in the final to Christine Higgs of Great Britain who went faster again in the final with 2:45.897. Louise Burman took the verdict in the ride off for Bronze over Susan Smith, both of Great Britain.

The final medal table shows Great Britain winning over France from 2009 despite the loss of the younger ager groups although Germany, Italy and Finland tally of Golds shows the third spot is now more closely fought for.


Women 40-49 Pursuit
GOLD Janet Birkmyre Great Britain
SILVERDebbie Capewell  Great Britain
BRONZE Cheryl Owens Great Britain

Women 35-39 Pursuit
GOLDMari Todd  Great Britain
SILVER Aideen Collard  Ireland

Women 50+ Pursuit
GOLD  Christine Higgs Great Britain
SILVER  Arja Scarsbrook Finland
BRONZE Louise Burman Great Britain

Men 70+ Pursuit
GOLD  Fred Smith  Great Britain
SILVER  Derek Woodings Great Britain
BRONZE Gordon Johnston Great Britain

Men Over 135 Years Team Sprint

Men 50-54 Pursuit
GOLD Claus Christiansen  Denmark
SILVER Graham Barclay  Great Britain
BRONZE Richard Smith  Great Britain

Men 55-59 Pursuit
GOLD Ian Humphreys  Great Britain
SILVER Steve Davies Great Britain
BRONZE Chris DavisGreat Britain 

Men 60-64 Points
GOLD Rene Grignon  France
SILVER Michael Allen Great Britain
BRONZE Dick Cubison  Great Britain

Men 65-69 Points
GOLD  Steffan Munch Hansen  Denmark
SILVER  Michel Briat France
BRONZE Guido Lupo Italy

Men Open Team Sprint
GOLD FFS Great Britain

Brian Cossavella Memorial Trophy Scratch
(16km) Elapsed time 20mins 19.528 Secs
1 Neil Campbell Great Britain
2 John McClelland Great Britain
3 Wolfgang Kotzmann Austria
4 Giuseppe Ravasio ITA
5 Andrew Tinsley GBR 
6 Richard Prince GBR 
7 Simon Couch GBR
8 Tim Lawson GBR 
9 Jason Streather GBR
10 Alan Sheldoin GBR 
11 Alistair Taylor GBR 
12 Alain Bornet FRA 
13 Paul Cheetham GBR
14 Georg Reinprecht AUT 
15 Ian Cooper GBR