UCI Track World Cup – Astana – Day two

UCI Track World Cup – Astana – Day two

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Great Britain has endured an indifferent two sessions as they began their Track World Cup campaign on day two in Astana, Kazakhstan, narrowly missing out on a medal in the women's team sprint and 500m TT and a seventh place in the men's team sprint. 

Jess Varnish and Becky James qualified third in the women's team sprint and confidently backed up their time in the final with a 33.588, but Germany took nearly three-tenths of a second off their qualifying time to take the medal with a 33.338.

Varnish again missed out on a podium placing in the 500m TT - recording a personal best of 34.293 - which was only good enough for fourth.

Meanwhile the men's sprint team of Ross Edgar, Jason Kenny and Jason Queally clocked 44.326, only enough for seventh place.

Day two at the opening Track World Cup also saw Ed Clancy begin the omnium. The new European Champion completed the day with 11th in the elimination, having won the flying lap and scored 15th in the points race. Overnight, Clancy stands seventh, 13 points off of a medal.


Morning Session

Men’s Omnium

Qualifying Heat 1 (Points Race)

1. Lasse Norman Hansen DEN
2. Ho Sung Cho KOR
3. Ho Ting Kwok HKG
8. Ed Clancy GBR

Flying Lap

1. Ed Clancy GBR 12.839
2. B Coquard FRA 13.087
3. T Veldt NED 13.169

Points Race

1. R Kluge GER 49
2. U. Ellorriaga 47
3. M. Freiberg AUS 44
15. Ed Clancy GBR 7

Men’s Team Sprint

1. Team Erdgras 43.416
2. Team Jayco 43.589
3. Germany 43.873
7. Great Britain (Ross Edgar/Jason Kenny/Jason Queally) 44.326

Women’s Team Sprint – Qualifying

1. Australia 33.026
2. Ukraine 33.492
3. Great Britain (Jess Varnish/Becky James) 33.553
4. Germany 33.633

Evening Session

Women's Team Sprint Finals

1. Australia 32.938
2. Ukraine 33.313

3. Germany 33.338
4. Great Britain 33.588 (Jess Varnish/Becky James)

Women’s 500m Time Trail

1. O.Pararina BLR 33.472
2. S. Clair FRA 33.950
3. M.Welte GER 34.172
4. Jess Varnish GBR 34.293

Men’s Omnium

1. Bryan Coquard FRA
2. Elia Viviani ITA
3. Unai Zubaiur EST
11. Ed Clancy GBR