UCI Track World Cup – Astana – Day three

UCI Track World Cup – Astana – Day three

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Sir Chris Hoy proved the salvation of Great Britain on day three of the Kazakhstan Track World Cup as the nation endured another challenging day across competitions.

Three fourth-placed finishes in the women's 500m TT, women's team sprint and men's omnium summarised the racing to date, with British hopes struggling to take an illusive first podium.

Ed Clancy took an expected win in the final event of the omnium, a second up on his nearest rival in the kilo, but a string of mid-pack performances in bunch races left the European Champion out of touch and reliant on the performances of others.

Meanwhile, Becky James and Jess Varnish rode off through the B section of the sprint competition, gaining plenty of experience and pleasing results against good competition. The pair met in the semi-final, which was won by James - the British Champion going on to take the B final.

Dani King made a successful start to her first ever World Cup omnium, winning the flying lap and sitting second overall after the points race. Eleventh in the elimination dropped King to tied fourth with three races remaining.

But Hoy saved the best result of the day until last, progressing to the keirin final unhindered. While Jason Kenny went out through the repechage, Hoy lined up against Max Levy, Mickael d'Almeida and Sergey Borisov in the final; but it was Cristos Volikakis who took the win, Hoy's second place marking his comeback from illness at the European Championships.


Morning Session

Women's Omnium

Flying Lap
1. Dani King GBR 14.332
2. Lee Huang CHN 14.387
3. Yu Mai Hsiao TPE 14.538

Points Race
1. Evgeniya Romanyuta RVL
2. Svitlana Galyuk UKR
3. Jolien D'Hoore BEL
11. Dani King GBR

Men’s Omnium

Individual Pursuit
1. Norman Hansen DEN 4.23.563
2. Sung Ho Cho KOR 4.26.735
3. Ed Clancy GBR 4.27.406

Men’s Keirin

Round 1

Heat 2
1. Sir Chris Hoy SKY

2. Sergey Polynskiy PHL
3. Joseph Veloce CAN

Heat 6
1. Sergey Borisov MTT
2. Aziz Awang YSD
3. Bernard Esterhuizen RSA
5. Jason Kenny GBR


Heat 5
1. Mickael d'Almeida FRA
2. Hersony Canelon VEN
3. Jason Kenny GBR

Women’s Sprint

1. Olga Panarina BLR 10.793
2. Lyubov Shulika UKR 10.986
3. Simona Krupeckaite LTU 11.064
8. Becky James GBR 11.223
12. Jess Varnish GBR 11.289

Quarter Finals - B
1. Becky James GBR
2. Hyejin Lee KOR

1. Jess Varnish GBR
2. Sandie Clair FRA

Semi Finals - B
1. Becky James GBR
2. Jess Varnish GBR

Final - B
1. Becky James GBR
2. Sze Wai Lee HKG

3. Daniella Larreal VEN
4. Jess Varnish GBR

Evening Session

Men's Keirin

Semi Final
1. Maximillian Levy ERD
2. Sir Chris Hoy SKY
3. Christos Volikakis GRE

1. Christos Volikakis GRE
2. Sir Chris Hoy SKY
3. Sergey Borisov MTT
4. Josiah Ng MAS
5. Maximillian Levy ERD
6. Hugo Haak NED

Men's Omnium

Kilo TT
1. Ed Clancy GBR 1.02.285
2. Elia Viviani ITA 1.03.658
3. Roger Kluge GER 1.03.771

Final Standing
1. Roger Kluge GER 24
2. Sung Ho Cho KOR 34
3. Elia Viviani ITA 36
4. Ed Clancy GBR 40

Women's Omnium

1. Katarzyna Powlowska POL
2. Kirsten Wild NED
3. Evegeniya Romanyuta RVL
11. Dani King GBR