The third day of competition in Guadeloupe saw the first day of the Women’s Sprint and Men’s Sprint and Omnium compeitions, the Women’s Scratch race and the Men’s points race.

Photos by Wim Hoste www.cyclephotos.be

Women’s Sprint

Women’s 200m Time Trial
1 Olqa ISMAYILOVA AZERBAIJAN 11.596
2 Anastasiia VOINOVA RUSSIA 11.616
3 Kristina VOGEL GERMANY 11.629
4 Olivia MONTAUBAN FRANCE 11.656
5 Tania CALVO BARBERO SPAIN 11.662
6 Olga STRELTSOVA RUSSIA 11.697
7 Miriam WELTE GERMANY 11.709
8 Katy MARCHANT GREAT BRITAIN 11.773
9 Virginie CUEFF FRANCE 11.776
10 Gintare GAIVENYTE-MIKALAJUNE LITHUANIA 11.789
11 Simona KRUPECKAITE LITHUANIA  11.812
12 Olena TSOS UKRAINE 11.887
13 Elis LIGTLEE NETHERLANDS 11.979
14 Olena STARIKOVA UKRAINE12.100
15 Shanne BRASPENNINCX NETHERLANDS 12.108
16 Katarzyna KIRSCHENSTEIN POLAND 12.114
17 Helena CASAS ROIGE SPAIN 12.139
18 Rosie BLOUNT GREAT BRITAIN 12.315
19 Urszula LOS POLAND 12.413
20 Nicky DEGRENDELE BELGIUM 12.332
21 Elisa TURUNEN FINLAND 13.904

The top three qualifiers – Olqa Ismayilova of Azerbaijan, Anastasia Voinova of Russia and Kristina Vogel of Germany went straight through to the Eighth Finals and the first round went largely to form with the next three qualifiers going through. 17th fastest Helena Casas of Spain beat Katy Marchant of Great Britain, who had qualified 8th. That was the only upset, though, with the rest of the top qualifiers going through.

All but one of the Eighth Finals went to the fastest qualifier, with Ismayilova, Voinova, Vogel, Tania Calvo of Spain and Miriam Welte of Germany all going straight through along with Virginie Cueff of France who overcame her faster qualifying compatriot Olivia Montauban. Olga Streltsova of Russia and former World 500m and Keirin Champion Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania made it through to the Quarter Finals via the Repechages.

Ismayilova won her Quarter Final to make it through to Day 2

The Quarter Finals were all decided in two rides with Ismayilova make her way to the Semis at the expense of Krupeckaite, Voinova knowcking out fellow Russian Streltsova, Vogel progressing at the expense of Welte in the all German round and Calvo stopping Cueff’s progress. Calvos’ reward is a Semi Final agains the flying Ismayilova while Voinova will face Vogel.

Men’s Sprint

Gregory Bauge of France qualifies fastest for the Men's Sprint

Men’s 200m Time Trial
1 Gregory BAUGE FRANCE 10.234

2 Damian ZIELINSKI POLAND 10.241
3 Pavel KELEMEN CZECH REPUBLIC 10.254
4 Robert FORSTEMANN GERMANY 10.268
5 Kevin SIREAU FRANCE 10.346
6 Callum SKINNER GREAT BRITAIN 10.370
7 Denis DMITRIEV RUSSIA 10.378
8 Sandor SZALONTAY HUNGARY  10.421
9 Mateusz LIPA POLAND 10.455
10 Nikita SHURSHIN RUSSIA 10.459
11 Juan PERALTAGASCON SPAIN 10.483
12 Adam PTACNIK CZECH REPUBLIC10.508
13 Eoin MULLEN IRELAND 10.522
14 Andriy VYNOKUROV UKRAINE 10.534
15 CRAMPTON Matthew GREAT BRITAIN 10.542
16 Tobias WACHTER GERMANY 10.619
17 Nils VAN’THOENDERDAAL NETHERLANDS 10.690
18 Stylianos ANGELIDIS GREECE 10.744
19 Christos VOLIKAKIS GREECE 10.745
20 Vasilijus LENDEL LITHUANIA  10.773
21 Yauhen VERAMCHUK BELARUS 10.779
22 Svajunas JONAUSKAS LITHUANIA 10.793
23 Francesco CECI ITALY 10.819
24 Sergio ALIAGACHIVITE SPAIN 10.871

25 Uladzislau NOVIK BELARUS 10.973
26 Jani MIKKONEN FINLAND 11.125

The size of the field in the Men’s Sprint competition meant that there were no byes for the top three, but they didn’t need them with France’s Gregory Bauge, Poland’s Damien Zielinski and Pavel Kelemen of the Czech Republic going straight through – as did fourth fastest qualifier Robert Foerstemann of Germany. The first shock of the competition saw Kevin Sireau of France lose out to Vasilijus Lendel of Lithuania. The upsets continued with 6th placed Callum Skinner of Great Britain losing out to 18th fastest qualifier Christos Volikakis of Greece. Russia’s Denis Dmitriev lived up to his 200m form, but Sandor Szaontay of Hungary lost out to Nils Van’thoenderdaal of the Netherlands. Great Britain’s Matt Crampton and Ireland’s Eoin Mullen also failed to progress.

Bauge, Zielinski, Nikita Shurshin of Russia, Foerstemann, Lendel and Dmitiriev progressed as of right from the Eighth Finals with Czech duo Adam Ptacnik and Pavel Kelemen joining them through the Repechages.

Bauge en route to the Semi Finals

Bauge took three rides to despatch Kelemen – the Czech having won the first of them. Zielinski, Shurschin and Foerstemann went through in two with Bauge facing Foerstemann in the first semi and Zielinski lining up against Shushin in the other.

Men’s Omnium

In the new format Men’s Omnium it was Elia Viviani of Italy who took the initial lead. Along with Artur Ershove of Russia, Unai Elloriaga of Spain and Jon Dibben of Great Britain, he lapped the rest of the field to take the first win of the competition.

Elia Viviani of Italy wins the Omnium Scratch

Men’s Omnium I – Scratch Race
1 Elia VIVIANI ITALY 
2 Artur ERSHOV RUSSIA 
3 Unai ELORRIAGA SPAIN 
4 Jonathan DIBBEN GREAT BRITAIN 
5 Lucas LISS GERMANY  -1 laps
6 Raman TSISHKOU BELARUS

Bunch races are Viviani’s speciality, though – and in the second event, the Individual pursuit, he could only manage 10th. Dibben set the fastest time with a 4:43.107 with Adrian Teklinksi of Poland second and the ever consistent Elorriaga and Ershov third and fourth.

Adrian Teklinski of Poland took second in the Individual Pursuit

Men’s Omnium II – Individual Pursuit
Jonathan DIBBEN GREAT BRITAIN 4:43.107
Adrian TEKLINSKI POLAND 4:45.922
Unai ELORRIAGA SPAIN 4:46.076
Artur ERSHOV RUSSIA 4:46.243
5 Tim VELDT NETHERLANDS  4:46.296
Kenny DEKETELE BELGIUM 4:47.765

The Final event of the first day remains the crowd-pleasing elimination race and Viviani’s kick served him well – taking the win from Gael Suter with Ershov third and Elorriaga fourth. Individual Pursuit winner Dibben finished 6th.

Elia Viviani of Italy was on top again in the Omnium Elimination

Men’s Omnium III – Elimination Race
1 Elia VIVIANI ITALY
2 Gael SUTER SWITZERLAND
3 Artur ERSHOV RUSSIA
4 Unai ELORRIAGA SPAIN
Vladyslav KREMINSKYI UKRAINA
Jonathan DIBBEN GREAT BRITAIN

Artur Ershov of Russia didn't win an event on the first day of the Omnium. but his consistency meant that he topped the leaderboard overnight

So, at the end of Day 1 it was Ershov that led the field on 108 points with Elorriaga second on 106 – despite neither having won an event. Dibben was third, ahead of Viviani – both on 104 points. With the new format so heavily weighted towards the Points race, Viviani was probably still favourite, but it was very close at the top.

Men’s Omnium – Standings After Day 1
Artur ERSHOV RUSSIA 108
Unai ELORRIAGAZUBIAUR SPAIN 106
Jonathan DIBBEN GREAT BRITAIN 104
Elia VIVIANI ITALY 104
Adrian TEKLINSKI POLAND 90
Gael SUTER SWITZERLAND 88

Women’s Scratch

The Women’s Scratch race saw 2011 Points race champion – twice a Bronze medalist in previous European Scratch race championships – Evgenia Romanyuta take Gold for Russia. Laurie Berthon of France took Silver with Elena Cecchini taking the Bronze.

Evgenia Romanyuta wins the Women's Scratch race for Russia

GOLD Evgenia ROMANYUTA RUSSIA 
SILVER Laurie BERTHON FRANCE 
BRONZE Elena CECCHINI ITALY 

Pascale JEULAND FRANCE 
Kelly DRUYTS BELGIUM 
Malgorzata WOJTYRA POLAND 
Shannon MCCURLEY IRELAND 
Gudrun STOCK  GERMANY 
JarmilaMACHACOVA  CZECH REPUBLIC 
10 Kaat VANDERMEULEN BELGIUM 

Men’s Points Race

Benjamin Thomas of France celebrates victory in the Men's Points Race

The controversey that surrounded the Isle of Man’s participation in the Commonwealth Games this summer resurfaced with Mark Christian – who was disqualified from that race for assisting team mate Peter Kennaugh – was relegated from Sprint 14 for receiving assistance from Great Britain team mate Owain Doull, who was disqualified.

Despite a late charge from Liam Bertazzo of Italy – who the third and second to last sprints to close to within 7 points, the race was dominated by Benjamin Thomas of France who scored in 11 of the 20 sprints, amassing 37 points in a race unusual among Men’s Points races in that no laps were taken.

Henning Bommel of Germany took third – six points behind Bertazzo. with Otto Vergaerde of Belgium taking the consolation of the final sprint and fourth place overall.

GOLD Benjamin THOMAS FRA 37 points
SILVER Liam BERTAZZO ITA 30
BRONZE Henning BOMMEL  GER 24

Otto V
ERGAERDE BEL 17
Raman RAMANAU BLR 14
Thery SCHIR SUI 13

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