The fourth – and penultimate – day of competiton was split between the Sprint and Omnium competitions – with a Women’s Points Race thrown in for (very) good measure. The Men’s Sprint kicked off the session with the 200m Time Trial which saw just four riders dip under the 10 second barrier. A couple of upsets in the 1/16 and 1/8 Finals saw a couple of the pre-tournament favourites crash out – while the Women’s Sprint Final went to three rides.

Overnight leader in the Men’s Omnium competition Glenn O’Shea of Australia lost ground to New Zealand’s Aaron Gate as they entered the final event neck and neck – while the Women’s competition got under way with the Flying Lap and Points Race. 

Full results

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Men’s Sprint

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Sam Webster of New Zealand was the first of four riders to go under 10 seconds in qualfying for the Men’s Sprint – clocking 9.958 seconds. That mark was eclipsed by France’s Francois Pervis who topped the leaderboard with a 9.879 – carrying the form that took him to the Kilo title on the opening day.

Webster and Pervis were joined in the 9 second club by the german duo of Robert Foerstemann (9.924) and Max Levy (9.971). Denis Dmitriev of Russia just failed to join them with a time of 10.002 – and Germany’s Stefan Boetticher wasn’t far off either with a 10.008. Reigning Olympic Sprint Champion Jason Kenny of Great Britain could only manage 7th on 10.048. 

The shock of the opening round came when Kenny’s team mate Matt Crampton knocked out Foerstemann – who, in the end, had come all the way to Minsk for six laps of the track.

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There were no real surprises in the 1/8 round – Boetticher lost out to Kenny, but made it through the Repechages – but it was a different matter in the Quarter Finals with Kenny losing out to Webster, who was simply stronger on the day. Boetticher took three rides to get past Webster’s compatriot Simon van Velthooven on what was proving a good day for the Kiwis. Dmitriev delighted the crown as he dumped Levy in to the Minor Final, while Pervis did the same to Matthew Glaetzer – who went on to win the 5th-8th race.

That set up two intriguing Semi Finals with Pervis facing Dmitriev and Webster up against Boetticher.

200m Qualifying
1 Francois PERVIS FRA
 9.879

2 Robert FORSTEMANN GER 9.924
3 Sam WEBSTER NZL 9.958
4 Maximilian LEVY GER 9.971
5 Denis DMITRIEV RUS 10.002
6 Stefan BOTTICHER GER 10.008
7 Jason KENNY GBR 10.048
8 Matthew GLAETZER AUS 10.056
9 Mitchell BULLEN AUS 10.075
10 Juan PERALTA GASCON ESP 10.095

Quarter Finals

Heat 1
Francois PERVIS FRA **
Matthew GLAETZER AUS

Heat 2
Stefan BOTTICHER GER **
Simon VAN VELTHOOVEN NZL *

Heat 3
Sam WEBSTER NZL **
Jason KENNY GBR

Heat 4
Denis DMITRIEV RUS **
Maximilian LEVY GER

Semi Final Draw
Heat 1

Francois PERVIS  FRA
Denis DMITRIEV  RUS

Heat 2
Stefan BOTTICHER  GER
Sam WEBSTER  NZL

Women’s Omnium I – Flying Lap

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Annette Edmondson of Australia kicked off the Women’s Omnium by taking victory in the Flying Lap with a time of 14.209. The other favourites – World and Olympic Champion Laura Trott of Great Britain and Sarah Hammer of the USA were third and fourth respectively on 14.325 and 14.471 respectively. They were separated from Edmondson by Gillian Carelton of Canada – looking to take over where Tara Whitten left off – with a 14.239.< /p>

1 EDMONDSON Annette AUS 14.209
2 CARLETON Gillian CAN 14.239
3 TROTT Laura GBR 14.325
4 HAMMER Sarah USA 14.471
5 OLABERRIA DORRONSORO Leire ESP 14.535
6 PAWLOWSKA Katarzyna POL 14.591

Women’s Omnium II – Points Race

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In one of the strangest points races we’ve ever seen, Simona Frapporti of Italy went off the front of a pedestrian bunch in the opening laps and within three laps was on the back. Hammer took a lap with similar ease later in the race and they were joined by Lisa Brennauer of Germany, Scratch Race Champion Katarzyna Pawlowska of Poland, Li Huang of China and Els Belmans of Belgium. It was Brennauer though, who racked up the points in the latter stages of the race to take the win. Hammer finished third with Trott down in 3rd place.

1 Lisa BRENNAUER GER 29 points
2 Katarzyna PAWLOWSKA POL 27
3 Sarah HAMMER USA 25
4 Li HUANG CHN 25
5 Els BELMANS BEL 23
6 Simona FRAPPORTI ITA 22

Women’s Omnium III – Elimination Race

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Nobody rides an Elimination race like Trott and she was the last rider standing again in a race which saw Admondson and Pawlowska crash early on. That didn’t stop Pawlowska taking third place – just behind Hammer, which kept the overall points race interesting.

1 Laura TROTT GBR
2 Sarah HAMMER USA
3 Katarzyna PAWLOWSKA POL
4 Lisa BRENNAUER GER
5 Leire OLABERRIA DORRONSORO ESP
6 Annette EDMONDSON AUS

Standings After 3 Events

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At the half way stage, Hammer leads Pawlowska by two points with Trott a further three points behind. Edmondson on 15 and Brennauer on 17 are probably still in contention, but they will need to rely on a disastrous Scratch Race from one of the leaders.

1 Sarah HAMMER USA 9
2 Katarzyna PAWLOWSKA POL 11
3 Laura TROTT GBR 14
4 Annette EDMONDSON AUS 15
5 Lisa BRENNAUER GER 17
6 Leire OLABERRIA DORRONSORO ESP 19

Men’s Omnium IV – Individual Pursuit

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Aaron Gate continued New Zealand’s fine run by closing the gap on overnight leader Glenn O’Shea of Australia with a time of 4:21.607 in the Individual Pursuit. O’Shea could only manage 4th with a 4:26.376 while Lasse Norman Hansen ensured it was still a three horse race by taking second on 4:22.736.

1 Aaron GATE NZL 4:21.607
2
Lasse Norman HANSEN DEN 4:22.736
3 Artur ERSHOV RUS 4:25.922
4 Glenn O’SHEA AUS 4:26.376
5 Jonathan DIBBEN GBR 4:28.674
6 Unai ELORRIAGA ZUBIAUR ESP 4:29.784

Men’s Omnium V – Scratch Race

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Britain’s Jonathan Dibben and Belgium’s Jasper de Buyst broked away in the closing stages of the Scratch race to take a lap on the field and with Dibben the higher finisher on the line, it was the young Briton who take an impressive win. Behind him Gate kept up the pressure on O’Shea, finishing one place ahead of him to level their scores going in to the final event.

1 Jonathan DIBBEN GBR
2 Jasper DE BUYST BEL
3 Ho Ting KWOK HKG -1 lap
4 Lucas LISS GER -1
5 Aaron GATE NZL -1
6 Glenn O’SHEA AUS -1

Men’s Omnium VI – Kilometre Time Trial

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There was drama in the Kilometre time trial where Gate and O’Shea squared up to each other in the final heat. G
ate stormed round to take the lead with a 1:02.271 but his celebrations were muted as O’Shea had pulled up with mechanical problems.

Slightly chaotic – and very nervous – scenes followed as, first, the gate was reset and O’Shea’s bike loaded in, before the officials decided to run a medal ceremony and the Sprint deciders before O’Shea rode again.

Watching calmly from the pits, Gate claimed his first World title as O’Shea could only manage 5th.

1 Aaron GATE NZL 1:02.271
2 Lasse Norman HANSEN DEN 1:02.437
3 Lucas LISS GER 1:02.949
4 Tim VELDT NED 1:03.200
5 Glenn O’SHEA AUS 1:03.625
6 Loic PERIZZOLO SUI 1:04.142

Men’s Omnium – Final Standings

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O’Shea’s fifth place in the Kilo meant that Gate took the title by three points from Hansen with O’Shea dropping to the Bronze medal position a point behind the Dane.

GOLD Aaron GATE NZL 18
SILVER
Lasse Norman HANSEN DEN 21
BRONZE
Glenn O’SHEA AUS 22

4 Lucas LISS GER 36
5 Tim VELDT NED 38
6 Artur ERSHOV RUS 42

Women’s Sprint

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Great Britain’s Becky James cruised past China’s Shuang Guo in the Semi Finals, looking stronger and more confident. Germany’s Kristina Vogel, too, looked in fine form as the Team Sprint World Champion despatched 500m Time Trial World Champion Wai Sze Lee.

In the first race of the Final match is was Vogel who was the stronger, taking a comfortable win to put the pressure on the Welsh rider. But James responded and took the second to set up a decider.

Fittingly, for such a close competition, the last ride went to a photo, but it was James who took the win and she was delighted – as were her grandparents in the stands.

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Semi Finals

Heat 1
Rebecca Angharad JAMES GBR **
Shuang GUO CHN

Heat 2
Kristina VOGEL GER **
Wai Sze LEE HKG

Finals
GOLD
Rebecca Angharad JAMES GBR **

SILVER Kristina VOGEL GER *

BRONZE  Wai Sze LEE HKG **
4 Shuang GUO CHN

Women’s Points Race

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A fractious Women’s Points Race came to a dramatic conclusion as Sofia Navarro of Mexico and Anastasiya Chulokova of Russia broke away in the closing laps. Navarro was in second place, four points behind race leader Jarmil Machacova of the Czech Republic – but the Czech rider was spent. A win in the final sprint would see the Mexican crowned World Champion, but it was Culokova who won the sprint for the line, leaving Navarro to take the Silver with Bronzini picking up the last of the points to snatch the last of the medals on countback from Wan Yiu Wong of Hong Kong.

GOLD Jarmila MACHACOVA CZE 30
SILVER
Sofia ARREOLA NAVARRO MEX 29
BRONZE
Giorgia BRONZINI ITA 22

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