Inter-Regional Track Champs

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23-25 September 2011

Day 1: After the Sprint, Scratch and Points competitions today, Yorkshire have taken a slight lead in the Championship. They are closely followed by South East, Wales and North West - each of which are only separated by a single point - and then West Midlands, Eastern and Central - who in turn are also each only separated by a single point. With two days to go the competition is still wide open with every team still battling for positions. Tomorrow sees the Keirin, Pursuit, Time Trial and Madison races with the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit concluding the competition on Sunday.

Day 2: Overnight leaders in the competition, Yorkshire, had their lead cut dramatically throughout the day with Wales taking over the top spot by mid-afternoon and North West a single point adrift. A late rally by Yorkshire in two thrilling Madison races however pushed them back into the lead by the close of racing, but with Wales and North West still very close behind. The middle of the table also saw big changes with the teams regularly changing position ending with Eastern and South East tied on points, West Midlands one point further back and Central and Scotland within touching distance as well. All is now set up for a fantastic finish to the event with the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit competitions tomorrow morning.

Day 3: Yorkshire's slender overnight lead was gradually whittled down again, with Wales first taking the lead after the girls Team Sprint, and then Yorkshire taking it back again after winning the boys Team Sprint; breaking the National Record twice in the process. For the third year in a row then, the result was still in the balance with only the Team Pursuits remaining. The drama continued with both teams barely separable in the final event as well, finishing just one place apart in both the girls and boys races, but with the Welsh team ahead in both cases - just enough to take the overall lead back again at the conclusion of racing. Wales therefore were crowned the Inter-Regional Track Champions for 2011.

Behind them, North West consolidated their third place and South East just nudged out West Midlands and Eastern in their mid-table battle. The positions of Central, Scotland and East Midlands also changed place throughout the day, eventually settling in that order with South, North East and South West slipping back to round out the full result.

Results (all pdf downloads)

Male: Keirin | Pursuit | Team Pursuit | Team Sprint | Madison | Sprint | Points | Scratch | Time Trial
Female: Keirin | Pursuit | Team Pursuit | Team Sprint | Madison | Sprint | Points | Scratch | Time Trial

Inter-Regional Points Table