The 2010 World Championships in Ballerup closed with the Women’s Keirin and Points Race, the Men’s Omnium and the final stages of the Men’s Sprint Compettion.

The Sprint competition lacked the drama of the 2009 competition – where Sireau and Bauge clashed in the semi-final. Sireau crashed and Bauge held on to an enormous slide before being taken to 3 rides by Azizulhasni Awang of Malaysia. The reigning World Champion had disposed of Sireau in yesterday’s Quarter Final and faced Australia’s Shane Perkins in the Final.

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Men’s Omnium

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Ed Clancy did his best to make the Omnium exciting. After setting a time in the 200m Time Trial that was only a tenth of qualification for the 1st round of the Sprint competition, he had a disastrous Scratch race, finishing 15th and two laps down on the leader. The fact that the best placed riders in the Scratch had done poorly in the 200m left him in the running – 3rd equal behind Germany’s Robert Bartko and Elia Viviani of Italy who were tied for first. Pre-tournament favourite Leigh Howard of Austrial was tied for 3rd with Clancy, Tim Mertens of Belgium – who won the Scratch – and David Muntaner of Spain.

With 3 events to go, Howard was looking favourite. Already a Gold medalist in Team Pursuit and the Madison, he would surely finish up the order and the Points and Individual Pursuit and should be far enough ahead not to need a strong showing in the kilo. Clancy’s performance in the Scratch suggested the Points race might be a struggle, but he was going to be strong in the Pursuit and the Kilo.

Pursuit World Champion Taylor Phinnery topped the Omnium Pursuit times, too, with Muntaner second and Vitaliy Shchedov of Russia third. With Clancy 4th and Howard 6th it left Muntaner in the lead, with Phinney second, Clancy third and Howard fourth.

It may have been the penultimate event, but Clancy clinched his first individual World Championship in the Points Race. Taking the race by the scruff of the neck, Clancy won the first sprint and then took a lap on the field. He didn’t take it alone – Mertens, Bartko, Ho Ting Kwok and Daniel Kreuzfeldt went with him – but, crucially, Phinney, Muntaner and Howard did not. He didn’t score another point – and Mertens took another lap to take the win – but he did finish three places above Howard, eight ahead of Muntaner and nine ahead of Phinney.

Going in to the 1km Time Trial, Clancy lead by two points from Bartko with Howard and Mertens another three points behind. He didn’t need to finish first to win the Omnium, but he did – in a time that would have put him 8th in the individual Kilo competition. Phinney was second, which moved him up to 3rd overall, despite the result in the Points race and Howard’s 4th was good enough to earn him the Silver.

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200m TT
1 Edward CLANCY GBR 10.448
2 Tim VELDT NED 10.567
3 Alois KANKOVSKY CZE 10.581
4 Myron SIMPSON NZL 10.647
5 Ghislain BOIRON FRA 10.756
6 Taylor PHINNEY USA 10.813
7 Elia VIVIANI ITA 10.977
8 David MUNTANER JUANEDA ESP 10.979
9 Grzegorz STEPNIAK POL 10.990
10 Robert BARTKO GER 11.018
11 Leigh HOWARD AUS 11.038
12 Vitaliy SHCHEDOV UKR 11.045
13 Tim MERTENS BEL 11.057
14 Juan Esteban ARANGO CARVAJAL COL 11.134
15 Kazuhiro MORI JPN 11.145
16 Victor MANAKOV RUS 11.255
17 Daniel KREUTZFELDT DEN 11.418
18 Ho Ting KWOK HKG 11.436

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Scratch
1 Tim MERTENS BEL
2 Robert BARTKO GER
3 Leigh HOWARD AUS
4 Juan Esteban ARANGO CARVAJAL COL
5 Elia VIVIANI ITA
6 David MUNTANER JUANEDA ESP
7 Daniel KREUTZFELDT DEN
8 Ho Ting KWOK HKG
9 Victor MANAKOV RUS
10 Taylor PHINNEY USA
11 Myron SIMPSON NZL -1
12 Kazuhiro MORI JPN -1
13 Edward CLANCY GBR -2
14 Tim VELDT NED -2
15 Alois KANKOVSKY CZE -2
16 Vitaliy SHCHEDOV UKR -2
17 Grzegorz STEPNIAK POL -2
18 Ghislain BOIRON FRA -2

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3km Pursuit
1 Taylor PHINNEY USA
3:16.864
2 David MUNTANER JUANEDA ESP
3:17.426
3 Vitaliy SHCHEDOV UKR
3:18.075
4 Edward CLANCY GBR
3:18.448
5 Victor MANAKOV RUS
3:19.160
6 Leigh HOWARD AUS
3:19.366
7 Juan Esteban ARANGO CARVAJAL COL
3:19.461
8 Tim VELDT NED
3:20.178
9 Alois KANKOVSKY CZE
3:23.076
10 Robert BARTKO GER
3:23.088
11 Myron SIMPSON NZL
3:23.755
12 Elia VIVIANI ITA
3:24.929
13 Tim MERTENS BEL
3:25.425
14 Daniel KREUTZFELDT DEN
3:25.614
15 Grzegorz STEPNIAK POL
3:28.785
16 Ghislain BOIRON FRA
3:29.116
17 Ho Ting KWOK HKG
3:31.363
18 Kazuhiro MORI JPN
3:33.432

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Points
1 Tim MERTENS BEL
51
2 Ho Ting KWOK HKG
30
3 Robert BARTKO GER
28
4 Daniel KREUTZFELDT DEN
27
5 Edward CLANCY GBR
25
6 Juan ARANGO CARVAJAL COL
6
7 Vitaliy SHCHEDOV UKR
5
8 Leigh HOWARD AUS
3
9 Elia VIVIANI ITA
3
10 Tim VELDT NED
2
11 Kazuhiro MORI JPN
2
12 Victor MANAKOV RUS
1
13 David MUNTANER JUANEDA ESP
1
14 Taylor PHINNEY USA
1
15 Myron SIMPSON NZL
1
16 Grzegorz STEPNIAK POL
0
17 Alois KANKOVSKY CZE -20
18 Ghislain BOIRON FRA -40

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1km TT
1 Edward CLANCY GBR
1:02.243
2 Taylor PHINNEY USA
1:02.812
3 Tim VELDT NED
1:03.390
4 Leigh HOWARD AUS
1:03.945
5 Alois KANKOVSKY CZE
1:03.963
6 Myron SIMPSON NZL
1:04.269
7 Grzegorz STEPNIAK POL
1:04.582
8 Vitaliy SHCHEDOV UKR
1:04.709
9 Juan Esteban ARANGO CARVAJAL COL
1:04.734
10 Victor MANAKOV RUS
1:04.970
11 Robert BARTKO GER
1:05.007
12 Ghislain BOIRON FRA
1:05.097
13 Tim MERTENS BEL
1:05.274
14 David MUNTANER JUANEDA ESP
1:05.403
15 Daniel KREUTZFELDT DEN
1:05.652
16 Elia VIVIANI ITA
1:05.899
17 Ho Ting KWOK HKG
1:07.953
18 Kazuhiro MORI JPN
1:08.369

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Standings
1 Edward CLANCY GBR 24
2 Leigh HOWARD AUS 32
3 Taylor PHINNEY USA 33
4 Robert BARTKO GER 36
5 Tim VELDT NED 37
6 Juan Esteban ARANGO CARVAJAL COL 40
7 Tim MERTENS BEL 41
8 David MUNTANER JUANEDA ESP 43
9 Vitaliy SHCHEDOV UKR 46
10 Myron SIMPSON NZL 47
11 Alois KANKOVSKY CZE 49
12 Elia VIVIANI ITA 49
13 Victor MANAKOV RUS 52
14 Daniel KREUTZFELDT DEN 57
15 Ho Ting KWOK HKG 62
16 Grzegorz STEPNIAK POL 64
17 Ghislain BOIRON FRA 69
18 Kazuhiro MORI JPN 74

Men’s Sprint

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Once Bauge had knocked Hoy out in the Quarter Finals, there was never really any doubt about where the Sprint World Championship would end up. Yes, Sireau took him to 3 rides in the Semi Final, but Bauge made a rare mistake to allow him the consolation.

After last year’s thriller against Awang, the final was something of a disappointment, with Bauge dominating Perkins to take an easy win.

Semi Finals
Gregory BAUGE FRA 9.973 10.467
Kévin SIREAU FRA 10.348

Shane PERKINS AUS 10.348 10.719
Robert FÖRSTEMANN GER 10.381

Finals
GOLD
Gregory BAUGE FRA 10.406 10.361
SILVER Shane PERKINS AUS

BRONZE Kévin SIREAU FRA 10.467 10.574
Robert FÖRSTEMANN GER

Women’s Keirin

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The only real controversy of the week came in the Women’s Keirin final where the Great Britain team protested the result, claiming that Simona Krupeckaite had come out of the Sprinter’s Lane on the back straight on the final lap. Video evidence seemed to back up their claim and a recently revised rule made it difficult to tell whether it was even a transgression, but it was academic. The Commisaire’s decision was deemed final and the Gold medal went to Lithuania, with Pendleton taking Silver and Olga Panarina yet another Bronze for Belarus.

1st Round
Emily ROSEMOND AUS
Shuang GUO CHN
Jessica VARNISH GBR
Lisandra GUERRA RODRIGUEZ CUB
Miriam WELTE GER
Lyubov SHULIKA UKR
DNF Elisa FRISONI ITA

Victoria PENDLETON GBR
Clara SANCHEZ FRA
Kaarle MCCULLOCH AUS
Christin MUCHE GER
Monique SULLIVAN CAN
Yvonne
HIJGENAAR NED
Wai Sze LEE HKG

Simona KRUPECKAITE LTU
Anna MEARES AUS
Renata DABROWSKA POL
Willy KANIS NED
Sandie CLAIR FRA
Olga PANARINA BLR
Victoria BARANOVA RUS


2nd Round
Clara SANCHEZ FRA
Simona KRUPECKAITE LTU
Olga PANARINA BLR
Emily ROSEMOND AUS
Monique SULLIVAN CAN
Christin MUCHE GER

Victoria PENDLETON GBR
Kaarle MCCULLOCH AUS
Miriam WELTE GER
Shuang GUO CHN
Willy KANIS NED
Anna MEARES AUS

Finals
GOLD
Simona KRUPECKAITE LTU
SILVER Victoria PENDLETON GBR
BRONZE Olga PANARINA BLR
4 Kaarle MCCULLOCH AUS
5 Miriam WELTE GER
6 Clara SANCHEZ FRA

7 Anna MEARES AUS
8 Shuang GUO CHN
9 Monique SULLIVAN CAN
10 Christin MUCHE GER
REL Emily ROSEMOND AUS
REL Willy KANIS NED

Women’s Points Race

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Belarus should probably have had a Silver in the Women’s Points race, but a tactically brilliant attack from Lauren Ellis of New Zealand stole the medal from under Tatsiana Sharakova’s nose. Tara Whitten of Canada – who claimed after last year’s Points race that she didn’t know what she was doing – took the Gold comfortably, taking a lap, three 2nd places, a 3rd and a win.

With 3 laps to go, Sharakova was in the Silver medal position and shadowing Whitten. A win in the final sprint would have given her the Gold – provided Whitten finished 4th or lower. For some reason, she chose to stick to Whitten. Ellis, who was 5 points behind Sharakova, figured out that if she won the final sprint and Sharakova failed to score, she’d take the Silver on countdown – so she went for it.

Seemingly unaware of the situation, Sharakova didn’t react and crossed the line 17th, a place ahead of Whitten. Ellis stayed away, won the sprint and stole the Silver.


GOLD
Tara WHITTEN CAN
36
SILVER Lauren ELLIS NZL
33
BRONZE Tatsiana SHARAKOVA BLR 33

4 Elena TCHALYKH AZE 26
5 Paola MUNOZ CHI
22
6 Giorgia BRONZINI ITA
14
7 Leire OLABERRIA DORRONSORO ESP
9
8 Ellen VAN DIJK NED
8
9 Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD GBR
7
10 Megan DUNN AUS
7
11 Shelley EVANS USA
4
12 Andrea WOLFER SUI
3
13 Elena BREZHVIVA RUS
3
14 Jarmila MACHACOVA CZE
2
15 Pascale JEULAND FRA
2
16 Dalila RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ CUB
1
17 Sofia ARREOLA NAVARRO MEX

18 Nontasin CHANPENG
19 Julie LETH DEN
20 Elissavet CHANTZI GRE
21 Madeleine SANDIG GER
22 Yiu WONG Wan Jamie HKG
Jolien D’HOORE BEL DNF
Ausrine TREBAITE LTU DNF

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