We asked our coaching columnist Lee Povey to predict the podiums for every event at the World Championships. This is what he thinks is going to happen.


Day 1

Women’s 500m Time Trial

Povey Predicts: Simona Krupeckaite LIT, Anna Meares AUS, Willy Kanis NED

Men’s Points Race

Povey Predicts: Cameron Meyer AUS, Chris Newton GBR, Roger Kluge GER

Women’s Individual Pursuit

Povey Predicts: Wendy Houvenhagel GBR, Alison Shanks NZL, Sarah Hammer USA

Men’s Team Sprint

Povey Predicts:  Great Britain, France, Germany

Day 2

Men’s Scratch

Povey Predicts:  Zachary Bell CAN, Thomas Scully NZL, Chris Newton GBR

Women’s Team Sprint

Povey Predicts: Australia, China, Lithuania

Men’s Individual Pursuit

Povey Predicts: Taylor Phinney USA, Jack Bobridge AUS, Jesse Sargent NZL

Women’s Team Pursuit

Povey Predicts: Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia

Men’s Keirin

Povey Predicts: Chris Hoy GBR, Maximilian Levy GER, Matt Crampton GBR

Day 3

Men’s 1Km Time Trial

Povey Predicts: Stefan Nimke GER, David Daniell GBR, Michael D’Almeida

Women’s Scratch

Povey Predicts: Anna Blyth GBR, Giorgia Bronzini ITA, Yumari Gonzalez CUB

Men’s Team Pursuit

Povey Predicts: Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand

Day 4

Men’s Madison

Povey Predicts: Demark, Germany, Australia

Women’s Omnium

Povey Predicts: Elizabeth Armitstead GBR, Tara Whitten CAN, Josephine Tomic AUS

Women’s Sprint

Povey Predicts: Victoria Pendleton GBR, Shuang Guo CHN, Willy Kanis NED

Day 5

Women’s Points Race

Povey Predicts : Elizabeth Armitstead GBR, Giorgia Bronzini ITA, Yumari Gonzalez CUB

Men’s Omnium

Povey Predicts : Leigh Howard AUS, Tim Veldt NED, Taylor Phinney USA

Women’s Keirin

Povey Predicts : Sandy Claire FRA, Shuang Guo CHN, Victoria Pendleton GBR

Men’s Sprint

Povey Predicts : Chris Hoy GBR, Gregory Bauge FRA, Kevin Sireau FRA

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