UCI Track Cycling World Cup Round 1 – Glasgow November 4th to 6th.
Team Pursuit qualifying took place on the Thursday evening with eight teams progressing through. GB men’s and women’s teams both safely qualified with the men topping the table with a 3.58.169. France where a close second with a 3.59.481, and Canada a 4.00.469. Italy set the quickest women’s time with a 4.25.566, GB a 4.28.744 and Poland third 4.29.114.
Friday 4 November 2016
Session 1 Start time – 11:30am
Men’s sprint (qualifying, 1/16, 1/8 and quarter-finals)
1 KUCZYNSKI Kamil POL 9.871
2 OWENS Ryan GBR 9.890
3 LENDEL Vasilijus LTU 9.896
4 YAKUSHEVSKIY Pavel RUS 9.904
5 RUDYK Mateusz POL 9.917
6 TRUMAN Joe GBR 9.926
7 ENGLER Eric GER 9.947
8 LAFARGUE Quentin FRA 9.954
9 OLIVA Lewis WAL 9.963
10 CONORD Charly FRA 10 9.965
Great Britain’s Ryan Owens, Joe Truman & Lewis Oliva qualify in the Men’s Sprint starting the first session of the Tissot UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow. Posting a time 9.890 Owens led until Polish Rider Kamil Kuczynski bettered him with a 9.871.
Truman wasn’t far behind with a 9.926 and Lewis Oliva a 9.963 whilst Ireland’s Eoin Mullen scrapped the cut in twenty-seventh.
The top four, Kuczynski, Owens, Lendel (Vasilijus) and Yakushevskiy (Pavel) progress automatically to the eighth-finals leaving twenty-four others to contest the sixteenth heats.
Both Oliva and Truman win their heats going into the eighth-finals.
In the quarter finals Kuczynski, Owens, Vynokurov (Andrii) and Yakushevskiy make this evenings semi-finals. Truman faced Owens over three heats but lost as the final afternoon session drew to a close.
Men’s team pursuit (round 1)
Great Britain’s Stewart, Bostock, Emadi and Wood won their heat against Poland to take France on in the Gold play-off tonight.
Canada will face Switzerland in the Bronze play-off
Women’s team pursuit (round 1)
Great Britain’s Kay, Dickinson, Lloyd and Nelson will ride for Gold against Italy after beating Poland in the first round. France will ride for Bronze against Poland after losing to Italy in the first round.
Session 2 Start time – 7:00pm
Men’s sprint (semi-finals, finals & ceremony)
Polish rider Kamil Kuczynski rode a three heat play-off for gold in the Men’s Sprint competition beating Russia’s Pavel Yakushevski. Ukraine’s Andrii Vynokurov beat Great Britain’s Ryan Owens to clinch the bronze in two straight heats.
Women’s keirin (round 2, finals and ceremony)
Only two heats in this first round of the Women’s Keirin, fourteen riders competing.
The first three from each round progressed into the finals, Liubov Basova won heat one with Nicky Degrendele and Courtney Field. Simona Krupeckaite won heat two with Tania Barbero and Tatiana Kiselva.
European Keirin Champion Simona Krupeckaite took the gold with Basova silver and Field bronze.
Women’s team pursuit (7-8 and 5-6 places, finals and ceremony)
Great Britain’s Ellie Dickenson, Manon Lloyd, Emily Nelson and Emily Kay were the first winners in this year’s Tissot UCI World Cup. The quartet set a time of 4.25.809 against Italy’s Simona Frapporti, Elisa Balsamo, Maria Confaloniera and Francesca Pattoro.
Italy had led the early part of the race before both teams dropped to three riders. Italy’s third rider found it difficult to hold the back wheel and messed up the changeovers before re-composing in the final laps.
France took the bronze well ahead of Poland with a 4.26.725.
Men’s team pursuit (7-8 and 5-6 places, finals and ceremony)
Great Britain’s Andrew Tennant, Kian Emadi, Mark Stewart and Oli Wood beat France for Gold in the Men’s Team Pursuit Final with a 3.58.891. Thomas Benjamin, Sylvian Chavanel, Corentin Ermenault and Adrien Garnel rode a 4.00.230.
Canada took the Bronze against Switzerland with a 4.01.958.
Saturday 5 November 2016
Session 3 Start time – 10:30am
Women’s sprint (qualifying, 1/16, 1/8 and quarter-finals)
1 KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU 10.951
2 CALVO BARBERO Tania ESP 11.083
3 TAKOS Holly AUS 11.139
4 BASOVA Liubov UKR 11.199
5 MAROZAITE Migle LTU 11.203
6 HAN Jun CHN 11.330
7 DEGRENDELE Nicky BEL 11.337
8 CASAS ROIGE Helena ESP 11.344
9 FIELD Courtney AUS 11.386
10 KISELEVA Tatiana RUS 11.413
Simona Krupeckaite (LTU) set the quickest qualifying two-hundred-meter flying lap with a 10.951 over Tania Calvo (ESP) 11.083.
Finishing off today’s session, Krupeckaite, Calvo, Nicky Degrendele (BEL) and Luibov Basova (UKR) will ride the quarter finals tomorrow.
Women’s individual pursuit (finals and ceremony)
A good start early on, in the Women’s Individual Pursuit for Great Britain’s Emily Nelson. Holding onto the leading position, most of the way through the heats. Setting a time of 3.39.021 was good enough to ride for the Bronze play-off against Tatsiana Sharakova (BLR).
The quickest time was set by Justyna Kaczkowska (POL) with a 31.456 riding against Elisa Delzenne (FRA).
Kaczkowska went on to win Gold against Delzenne. Sharakova beat Nelson for the Bronze.
Men’s Keirin (round 1 and repechages)
None of the British lads passed the first round of the Men’s Keirin. Oliva and Truman were left to scrap it out in the repechages. Joe Truman took the lead with one lap remaining but couldn’t hold on to progress. Lewis Oliva rode an aggressive race and progresses into the second round.
Men’s Scratch Race (60 Laps)
1 GHYS Robbe BEL
2 PISKUNOV Maksim RUS
3 OLIVEIRA Ivo Emanuel POR
4 KNEISKY Morgan FRA
5 MORA VEDRI Sebastian ESP
6 WANG Fengnian CHN
7 RAMANAU Raman MCC
8 HARRISON Samuel WAL
9 MARGUET Tristan SUI
10 LEUNG Chun Wing HKG
Three men gained a lap three-quarters of the way through the Men’s Scratch Race. Belgium’s Robbe Ghys took the race win with Maksim Piskunov (RUS) second and Emanuel Ivo Oliveira (POR) third. France’s Morgan Kneisky lead the field across the line for forth, a lap down.
Session 4 Start time – 7:00pm
Women’s sprint (semi-finals, finals and ceremony)
Lithuania’s Simona Krupeckaite continued her good form winning all her heats for a place in the Gold medal play-off. Riding against the Ukraine’s Luibov Basova, Krupeckaite made it two-in-a-row. Spain’s Helena Casas took the Bronze against Belgium’s Nicky Degrendele.
Men’s keirin (round 2, finals and ceremony)
Great Britain’s Lewis Oliva made the final cut in the men’s Keirin Final finishing third overall. Czech Republic’s Tomas Babek won the Gold, with Lithuania’s Vasilijus sprinting into second. Ukraine’s Andrii Vynokurov won the minor final, whilst Great Britain’s Joe Truman went out in the repechage.
Men’s points (final and ceremony)
It was France versus Australia in the Men’s one-hundred-and-twenty lap Points Race. Benjamin Thomas (France) taking the first sprint out of twelve with Miraliyev, Hryniv and De Ketele starting their account.
Cameron Meyer (Australia) took sprint two with Canadian Adam Jamison and the duo gained half-a-lap straight after. Great Britain’s Mark Stewart wasted little time joining the leaders as sprint three grew closer. Meyer and Stewart continued to sprint three and the Canadian dropped back, spent from his effort.
Meyer and Stewart could see the tail-enders of the peloton. A lap gained by Meyer and Stewart as the peloton stretched out with Thomas going off the front along with five others.
Thomas misses out on the points after all that effort, but Meyer and Stewart soon start to reel the leading group back. The two groups join as sprint five approaches. Thomas gets maximum points.
Australian Cameron Meyer goes off the front once more and soon starts to mop up the back markers. Half-a-lap gained and no reaction from the peloton. Another group mopped up and the back of the peloton is insight once more. Maximum points for Meyer as Spain’s Eloy Teruel leads the peloton over the line.
Meyer gains his second lap with fifty-seven laps remaining. Meyer leads with fifty-five points, Stewart with twenty-three and Thomas with eleven.
The group now all back together start looking at each other as sprint seven approaches. Belgium’s Kenny De Ketele takes maximum points.
Meyer finds him self out-front once more, this time with Japanese rider Ryo Chikantani. Meyer rides around the top of the boards, waiting to see if there’s a reaction.
Imof (Switzerland) makes the next move, Harrison (Wales) joins in and rides to the next sprint. The speed increases and the duo are swept up.
Thomas begins to defend his podium position and maybe move into second by riding aggressively on the front. Meyer rides closely behind, but Stewart finds himself driving group two. They all come back together before Thomas injects a burst of speed for sprint ten.
Meyer still leads comfortably with fifty-six points, Stewart with twenty-seven and Thomas closes the gap with twenty-one.
Harrison makes another move and Meyer eases his way across. Thomas can’t let Harrison lap the field so begins to chase. Stewart digs deep to try and bridge across to Thomas, twelve laps remain. Thomas closes the gap to the leaders and begins the sprint. Meyer takes sprint eleven, Thomas second. The two pull out a lead with nine laps remaining and Harrison makes contact once more.
The back of the peloton is insight once more as Thomas drives the trio to a lap gained. Stewart doesn’t have the legs to hold onto his silver medal position and drops to forth with four laps remaining.
Stewart now in the lead position on the track has around half a lap. The final meters close in. Imhof goes for a long one with double points on offer and passes Stewart. One lap remaining.
De Ketele passes Stewart on the back straight, followed by Miraliyev (Kazakhstan).
Meyer wins the Points Race lapping the field three times. Thomas secures silver in the dying laps and Harrison takes the bronze by one point over Stewart.
1 MEYER Cameron AUS
2 THOMAS Benjamin FRA
3 HARRISON Samuel WAL
4 STEWART Mark GBR
5 DE KETELE Kenny BEL
6 IMHOF Claudio SUI
7 LISS Lucas GER
8 TERUEL ROVIRA Eloy ESP
9 MIRALIYEV Sultanmurat KAZ
10 HRYNIV Vitaliy UKR
Women’s Madison* (final and ceremony)
1 Great Britain LLOYD Manon ARCHIBALD Katie
2 France BERTHON Laurie DEMAY Coralie
3 Russia AVERINA Maria KLIMOVA Diana
4 Ukraine NAHIRNA Anna KLYACHINA Oksana
5 Czech Republic MACHACOVA Jarmila HOCHMANN Lucie
6 Ireland GURLEY Lydia BOYLAN Lydia
7 Italy CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia FIDANZA Arianna
8 Belarus SAVENKA Ina PIVOVAROVA Polina
9 Australia MANLY Alexandra MCKINNIREY Danielle
10 United States ZUBRIS Kimberly Ann GEIST Kimberly
11 Germany KULLMER Lisa BRAUSSE Franziska
12 Hong Kong YANG Qianyu PANG Yao
DNF Belgium VAN DER MEULEN Kaat KOPECKY Lotte
Great Britain’s Katie Archibald and Manon Lloyd won the first Women’s UCI World Cup Madison. The race wasn’t won without incident firstly being restarted after a false start. The race resumed and got well into the action before a crash brought a dozen girls to the floor on the home straight including both GB girls.
A strong ride from the French pairing of Berthon and Coralie Demay who featured in most of the sprints led the standings midway. Archibald and Manon fought back winning sprints four-five-and-six. With both France and Great Britain missing points in the penultimate sprint won by the Ukraine girls Anna Nahirina and Oksana Klychina putting them in fourth. It was left down to final sprint with double points to decide the winners. Archibald took it on with Berthon on the final lap. Victory went to Great Britain. Russia’s Maria Averina and Diana Klimova consistency put them in third.
Sunday 6 November 2016
Session 5 Start time – 9:30am
Men’s individual pursuit (qualifying)
1: Daniel Staniszekski Poland 4.18.217
2: Sylvain Chavanel France 4.20.427
3: Dion Beukeboom Holland 4.20.544
4: Leif Lampater Germany 4.20.713
5: Artyom Zakharov Kazakhstan 4.21.198
6: Jay Lamoureux Canada 4.21.923
7: Andrew Tennant Great Britain 4.22.805
8: Raman Tsishkou Belarus 4.25.650
Women’s omnium (scratch and tempo)
The first race in the Women’s Omnuim, the Scratch Race was won by Japan’s Yumi Kajihara with Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky second. France’s Roxane Fournier was a close third with Great Britain’s Emily sprinting into forth.
Omnium Round 1: Scratch Race Results
1: Yumi Kajihara Japan
2: Lotte Kopecky Belgium
3: Roxane Fournier France
4: Emily Kay Great Britain
5: Simona Frapporti Italy
6: Tatsiana Sharakova Belarus
The second race in the Women’s Omnium, the Tempo Race. Points are scored for the first rider over the line after six-laps have been completed, then every lap. Four points are given for a lap gained.
Lithuania opened up their account with Ausrine Trebaite scoring the first point. Daria Pikulik (Poland) took lap two with Tetyana Klimchenko (Ukraine) lap three. Italy’s Simona Frapporti took laps four and five before Lotte Kopecky to lap six.
Emily Kay stuck her nose on the front soon after but race leader Yumi Kajihara had other ideas taking the next three laps as three rides including Kay and Tatsiana Sharakova went clear towards gaining a lap.
The peloton slowed down at this point, but the three breakaway riders hung off the back mopping up additional points on the way.
The race was over thirty laps so the number of points available were running out.
The final few laps were won by Lou Xiaoling from China going clear towards the end of the race.
Yumi Kajihara extends her lead in the Omnium, Kay moves to second and Sharakova third.
Omnium Round 2: Tempo Results
1: Yumi Kajihara Japan
2: Emily Kay Great Britain
3: Tatsiana Sharakova Belaarus
4: Lou Xiaoling China
5: Simona Frapporti Italy
6: Lotte Kopecky Belgium
Women’s team sprint (qualifying and round 1)
1 Russia 33.906 ANTONOVA Natalia, KISELEVA Tatiana
2 Spain 33.988 CALVO BARBERO Tania, CASAS ROIGE Helena
3 China 34.004 HAN Jun, LIU Lili
4 Australia 34.656 FIELD Courtney, TAKOS Holly
5 United States 35.189 GODBY Madalyn, MARQUARDT Mandy
6 Japan 35.282 ISHII Takako, MAEDA Kayono
7 Italy 35.771 MANZONI Gloria, VECE Miriam
8 Ireland 36.146 MORAN Eimear, STEWART Robyn
9 Taichung Cycling Team 36.888 HSIAO Mei Yu, WANG Tzu Chun
10 Ukraine 37.728 METALNYKOVA Inna, STARIKOVA Olen
Men’s team sprint (qualifying and round 1)
1 Germany 44.068 ENGLER Eric, FORSTEMANN Robert, WACHTER Tobias
2 Poland 44.107 BIELECKI Maciej, RAJKOWSKI Patryk, RUDYK Mateusz
3 Great Britain 44.161 CARLIN Jack, OWENS Ryan, TRUMAN Joe
4 France 44.249 EDELIN Benjamin, LAFARGUE Quentin, VIGIER Sebastien
5 Russia 44.320 SAMUSENKO Kirill, TKACHEV Aleksei, YAKUSHEVSKIY Pavel
6 Czech Republic 44.829 BABEK Tomas, SOJKA David, WAGNER Robin
7 China 44.881 BI Wenjun, HU Kai, LIU Juncheng
8 Spain 44.917 MARTINEZ Alejandro, MORENO SANCHEZ Jose, PERALTA GASCON Juan
9 Belarus 44.967 NOVIK Uladzislau, VERAMCHUK Yauhen, ZAITSAU Artsiom
10 New Zealand 45.057 KNIPE Bradly, VAN VELTHOOVEN Simon, WILLIAMS Zac
Session 6 Start time – 3:00pm
Men’s individual pursuit (finals and ceremony)
France’s Sylvain Chavanel beat Poland’s Daniel Staniszewski in the Gold medal playoff for the four-thousand-meter Individual Pursuit title. Chavanel, a veteran of the road maintained his form throughout the day managed to dig deep and fend off the Polish youngster by over two seconds.
Holland’s Dion Beukeboom took the Bronze medal winning Germany’s Leif Lampater by nearly seven seconds.
Women’s team sprint (finals and ceremony)
Gold Spain CALVO BARBERO Tania, CASAS ROIGE Helena
Silver China HAN Jun, LIU Lili
Bronze Russia ANTONOVA Natalia, KISELEVA Tatiana
Women’s scratch (final and ceremony)
1 DELZENNE Elise FRA
2 UWANO Minami JPN
3 ROMANYUTA Evgeniya RUS
4 GURLEY Lydia IRL
5 SHMAYANKOVA Marina BLR
6 WILD Kirsten NED -1
7 CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ITA -1
8 KACZKOWSKA Justyna POL -1
9 KULLMER Lisa GER -1
10 NELSON Emily GBR -1
11 MACHACOVA Jarmila CZE -1
12 BASSO Laura CTF -1
13 YANG Qianyu HKG -1
14 NAHIRNA Anna UKR -1
15 FERRARA Sara FIN -1
16 EBERHARDT Verena AUT -1
17 USABIAGA BALERDI Irene EUS -1
18 VAN DER MEULEN Kaat BEL -1
19 MCKINNIREY Danielle AUS -1
Women’s omnium (elimination, points and ceremony)
Omnium Round 3: Elimination Race Results
1 KOPECKY Lotte BEL
2 KAY Emily GBR
3 KAJIHARA Yumi JPN
4 MANLY Alexandra AUS
5 PIKULIK Daria POL
6 KLIMCHENKO Tetyana UKR
7 FOURNIER Roxane FRA
8 SHARAKOVA Tatsiana BLR
9 STENBERG Anita Yvonne NOR
10 TREBAITE Ausrine LTU
11 HOCHMANN Lucie CZE
12 LUO Xiaoling CHN
13 FRAPPORTI Simona ITA
14 USABIAGA BALERDI Ana ESP
15 BOYLAN Lydia IRL
16 PANG Yao HKG
17 17 HSIAO Mei Yu TCT
18 9 PALLER Tatjana GER
Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky won the crowds favorite race, the Elimination Race. Australia’s Manly finished forth leaving Kopecky, Kay and Kajihara fighting for the top three placements. Kay was left at the rear of the trio with seven laps remaining but had the strength to overhaul Kajihara in the last few meters to the line. Kay then had the final battle with Kopecky but didn’t quite have the legs to get by.
Kajihara leads by four points with one race remaining. Kay stays in second with Kopecky a further two points behind in third.
Omnium Round 4: Points Race Results
The final race in the Women’s Omnium the Points Race now has double points in the final sprint so ten points for first over the line, and twenty points for every lap gained. It’s still possible for any of the top seven girls to medal.
An easy start to the race saw the favorites sitting mid pack. Norway’s Yvonne Stenberg made the first move gaining almost a lap and collecting maximum points.
Stenberg was left out-front for a while until race leader Kajihara picked up the pace. Kay was quick to respond and the gap soon closed.
Kay took maximum points with sixty laps remaining before Kajihara joined force with Hong Kong’s Yao Pang of the front once more.
Ireland’s Lydia Boyland reeled the leading duo in on the final corner to sprint three, Kajihara managed only one point after expending so much effort.
The midway point through the race saw Manly (Australia) on the front before Trebaite (Lithuania) made an attack. This move didn’t stick either before they all came back together.
Boyland made the next move with Kopecky chasing on the run into sprint five. Kay went around the outside for second and put her into the lead for the first time by two points.
Sharakova in fourth position decided it was a good time to make a move and she was joined by four chasing riders trying to bridge across to her. Frapporti (Italy), Stenberg, Pang and Tatjana Paller (Germany).
Ausrine Trebaite decided to join-in too with twenty-three laps remaining and chased to catch theother group of four.
Sharakova took maximum points on sprint six before latching onto the back of the peloton and into the virtual leaders position.
It took quite a number of laps for four of the remaining five the catch the peloton mopping up all the points on offer. Frapporti wisely hung back till the sprint leaving Kopecky, Kay and Manly fighting for the remaining points on sprint seven.
Kay was back in front of Sharakova by two points on one-hundred-and-twenty-one. Kajihara was a further two points back and Kopecky one behind on one-hundred-and-sixteen.
The final sprint would decide the outcome of the Women’s Omnium with five riders all with-in striking distance of the gold medal.
The bell lap and Lucie Hochmann (Czech Republic) led the peloton across the line. Klimchenko took over before Fournier went over the top with half a lap remaining. Kay had nothing left in her legs.
Fourier crossed the finish line first for ten points. Klimchenko was second by a whisker for six points of a fast moving Kopecky in third for four points. Kay had done enough for gold with Kopecky moving up to silver. Sharakova took the bronze finishing at the back of the group.
Omnium General Classification
Gold Emily Kay Great Britain
Silver Lotte Kopecky Belgium
Bronze Tatsiana Sharakova Belerus
4 Yumi Kajihara Japan
5 Simona Frapporti Italy
6 Roxane Fournier France
7 Alexandra Manly Australia
8 Daria Pikulik Poland
9 Yvonne Anita Stenberg Norway
10 Ausrine Trebaite Lithuania
Men’s team sprint (finals and ceremony)
Gold Great Britain Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens, Joe Truman
Silver France Sebastian Vigier, Benjamin Edelin, Quentin Lefargue
Bronze Poland Maciej Bielecki, Mateusz Rudyk, Kamil Kuczynski
Men’s Madison (final and ceremony)
1 Spain MORA VEDRI Sebastian, TORRES BARCELO Albert
2 Australia MEYER Cameron, SCOTSON Callum
3 Belgium DE KETELE Kenny, DE PAUW Moreno
4 Italy LAMON Francesco, CONSONNI Simone
5 France KNEISKY Morgan, ERMENAULT Corentin
6 Poland STANISZEWSKI Daniel, BANASZEK Alan
7 Switzerland MARGUET Tristan, IMHOF Claudio
8 Great Britain STEWART Mark, WOOD Oliver
9 Russia ROSTOVTSEV Sergey, PISKUNOV Maksim
10 Kazakhstan MIRALIYEV Sultanmurat, SHATOVKIN Sergey
Tissot UCI Track World Cup Scheduele 2016/17
Event No 1 Glasgow (GBR) 4-6 NOV 2016 11-13
Event No 2 Apeldoorn (NED) 11-13 NOV 2016
Event No 3 Cali (COL) 17-19 FEB 2017
Event No 4 Los Angeles (USA) 25-26 FEB 2017
All results by Tissot Timing and UCI Track Cycling World Cup.