Day 2 of the World Cup at the Lee Valley Velodrome concluded with the Women’s Sprint and Men’s Keirin, the Elimination races from both Omniums, the Women’s Points Race and a thrilling Men’s Madison.

The first event of the evening session was the Women’s Sprint race for 5th to 8th places. Wai Sze Lee of Hong Kong, Miriam Welte of Germany, Shuang Guo of China and Anna Meares of Australia fought it out between them with Lee crossing the line first followed by Welte, Guo and Meares.

Women’s Sprint Results (5th to 8th positions)
5 Wai Sze LEE Hong Kong
6 Miriam WELTE Germany
7 Shuang GUO MSP
8 Anna MEARES Team Jayco-Ais

Next up came the Women’s Sprint Semi-finals. Ligtlee of the Netherlands took on Vogel of Germany in heat 1. In run one, after a photo finish, Vogel was given the win. Run 2 between the pair saw Kristina Vogel take another win, moving her upwards to the Finals.
Chinas Zhong took on Voinova of Russia in heat 2. Run one saw Voinova of Russia take the win. The second race saw a repeat performance with Voinova of Russia progressing to the Gold medal final.

Women’s Sprint Semi-Finals
Kristina VOGEL Germany **
Elis LIGTLEE – Netherlands

Anastasiia VOINOVA Russia  **
Tianshi ZHONG China *

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The Women’s Points Race was up next with Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald competing for Great Britain. Archibald took 5 points in the first sprint with Pavlukhina of Azerbajin getting 3, Bujak of Poland getting 2 and Cure of Australia receiving the remaining 1 point. Sprint 2 saw Cure pick up a further two points with Machacova of the Czech Republic joining Archibald in the lead with 5 points AS Bronzini picks up 3.

The third sprint saw Delzenne of France pick up 5 points as Bronzini picked up 3 putting her in the overall lead. Druyts of Belgium and Glasser of Canada picked up the remaining 2 and 1 point. Calle of Colombia and Stephens of the USA receive 20 points each for lapping the field moving the pair into a joint lead. Sprint 4 saw Pang gain5 point, Cure 3, Barker of Great Britain 2 and Glasser of Canada the remaining 1 as Cure, Glasser, Barker, Pang and Buchanan gain a lap and thus 20 points also. Cure of Australia leads with 26 points with Pang of Hong Kong in second with 25. Glasser of Canada and Barker of Great Britain were in joint third with 22 points each.

The fifth sprint saw cure gain a further 3 points extending her lead to 4 points over Pang off Hong Kong. Barker picks up another 2 points to put herself 3rd overall. Barker gains a further 3 points in the 6th spring and raises her score to 27. Cure still leads on 31 after gaining a further 2 points in sprint 6. Glaesser of Canada lies second with 28 after winning the sixth sprint. Bronzini of Italy returns to the action by winning the seventh sprint, moving her up into eighth position. Archibald gains one point in the seveneth sprint putting her on a 6 point total and in tenth overall.

Machacova of the Czech Republic gained 3 points in sprint number 7 with Kopecky of Belgium just behind her gaining 2. Amy Cure of Australia still leads on 31 points. Cure gained 3 points in the final sprint just edging out Glaesser of Canada who even after gaining 5 in the final sprint only totals at 33 points, one behind cure. Elinot Barker finishes 3rd on 27.

Women’s Points Race Results
GOLD Amy CURE Australia
SILVER Jasmin GLAESSER Canada 
BRONZE Elinor BARKER Great Britain

4 Yao PANG Hong Kong
5 Rushlee BUCHANAN New Zealand
6 Maria Luisa CALLE Colombia 
7 Lauren STEPHENS USA
8 Giorgia BRONZINI Italy
9 Jarmila MACHACOVA Czech Republic
10 Stephanie POHL Germany

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The Women’s Elimination Race as part of the Omnium was next in proceedings.  There was a crash before the first elimination as riders from Spain and Mexico go down, both re-joining the race but Aareola of Mexico suffers a puncture on her re-joining lap. After a wheel change, all riders are back in. Valente of the USA is first out with Trebaite of Lithuania, Aareola of Mexico, Ryan of Ireland and Sharakova from Belarus following soon after. Tsukagoshi of japan is next out and closely following her out of the race came Diao from Hong Kong and Somnet from Malaysia.

Mejias of Cuba is next out and Olaberria from Spain follows her. The next woman out the back of the race was Sheath of New Zealand and Knauer of Germany following a lap later. Berthon from France is the next casualty and the race reaches the final stages, Wojtyra from Poland, Dideriksen from Denmark, Romanyuta from Russia, and Cucinotta from Italy are all eliminated leaving 5 riders left. Zaleska from the Czech Republic is next out followed by King of Australia. Wild, Trott and D’Hoore remained. D’Hoore was next out leaving Wild and Trott to sprint it out with Wild of the Netherlands finishing first, leaving Trott in Second place.

Women’s Elimination Race (Omnium) Results
1 Kirsten WILD Netherlands
2 Laura TROTT Great Britain
3 Jolien D’HOORE Belgium
4 Isabella KING Australia
5 Lucie ZALESKA Czech Republic
6 Annalisa CUCINOTTA Italy
7 Evgeniya ROMANYUTA Russia
8 Amalie DIDERIKSEN Denmark
9 Malgorzata WOJTYRA Poland
10 Laurie BERTHON France

Next up was the Second Round of the Men’s Keirin. Heat 1 featured Volikakis, Wakimoto, Dawkins, Shurshin and Awang. After a fierce sprint it was Volikakis and Watanabe that finished first and second. With a photo finish between Awing and Dawkins swaying in Awangs favour as he proceeds to the next round.

Heat 2 consisted of Britain’s Jason Kenny against Puerta, Botticher, Ceci, Maksel and Baranoski. Jason Kenny takes first position behind the derny but could only manage third, behind Botticher and Puerta with the tree qualifying to the next round.

Men’s Keirin Second Round
1 Christos VOLIKAKIS Greece
2 Kazunari WATANABE Japan
3 Azizulhasni AWANG YSD
4 Stefan BOTTICHER Germany
5 Fabian Hernando PUERTA Colombia
6 Jason KENNY – Great Britain

The Women’s Sprint Finals were next to occur. Ligtlee of the Netherlands faced Zhong of China for the bronze medal. Ligtlee takes the win in run 1 and she continues this in the scond run securing herself the bronze medal and pushing Zhong of china into 4th position overall.
Fighting for the gold was Vogel of Germany and Voinova of Russia. Run 1 saw Kristina Vogel take the win and she continued this winning streak into the second run bagging herself the Gold medal and placing Voinova in the Silver medal position.

Women’s Sprint Finals Results
GOLD Kristina VOGEL Germany
SILVER Anastasiia VOINOVA Russia

BRONZE Elis LIGTLEE Netherlands
Tianshi ZHONG China

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The Men’s Madison event was up next with two teams representing Great Britain. The first consisting of Mark Christian and Owain Doull. And the second featuring Christopher Latham and Oliver Wood. The number 2 team from France are first to gain a lap on the field. In sprint one the teams from France 2, Ukraine, Australia and Belgium are the teams gaining points. France 2 lead with a lap, followed by France 1 on 5 points, Ukraine on 3, Australia on 2 and Belgium on 1.

Chris Latham and Ollie wood attack to try and claw the lap back that was taken by France 2 early on. Great Britain 2 gain 5 points in sprint 2 putting them in second place overall. Belgium gain 3, Great Britain 1 gain 2 and Australia get the remaining 1 point. France 2 still lead, 1 lap up on the field. Latham and Wood’s attempt to claw back a lap was stunted by the sprint at 80 laps but they lie in second place overall on 5 points.

The Germans gain 5 points in sprint 3, following them come France 1 who gain 3, Australia gaining 2 and Great Britain 1 gaining the remaining point. France 2 still lead one lap up on the field. Great Britain 2 drop to third overall. Doull and Christian went on the attack with 50 laps remaining. They succeeded in this and gained a lap on the field and went into the lead on 3 points and a lap up on all the field minus the France 2 team who lie second with 42 laps to go.

Sprint 4 saw Colombia, Belgium, Kazakhstan and Great Britain 2 score collecting 5, 3, 2, and 1 point respectively. Belgium moved up to fourth overall with Great Britain 2 just behind in fifth. Wood and Latham of Great Britain 2 attack again. New Zealand gain 5 points, Italy gain 3, Germany 2 and Great Britain 2 gain the final one point to place third overall as the Dutch pair crashed out of the race. The teams from Great Britain lied 1st and 3rd with only one sprint left to go.

The early leaders of France 2 lose a lap meaning Great Britain 1 were the only team a lap ahead of the field. The Australian pairing attacked and looked like they could threaten the GB boys at the top of the leader board however the race ends and Great Britain 1 take the win with New Zealand in second and Germany in third as new Zealand gain 5 points in the final sprint.

Men’s Madison Results
GOLD – Mark CHRISTIAN and Owain DOULL – Great Britain 1
SILVER – Pieter BULLING and Westly GOUGH – New Zealand
BRONZE – Henning BOMMEL and Theo REINHARDT – Germany

4 Alexander EDMONDSON and Callum SCOTSON – Australia
5 Bryan COQUARD and Marc FOURNIER – France 1
6 Moreno DE PAUW and Otto VERGAERDE – Belgium
7 Christopher LATHAM and Oliver WOOD – Great Britain 2
8 Edwin AVILA VANEGAS and Jhonatan RESTREPO – Colombia
9 Liam BERTAZZO and Alex BUTTAZZONI – Italy 1
10 Claudio IMHOF and Cyrille THIERY – Switzerland

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The Finals of the Men’s Keirin were next in proceedings.  Heat 1 riding for 7th to 12th positions featured Italy’s Ceci, Japan’s Wakimoto, Dawkins of New Zealand, Maksel of Poland, Shurshin of Russia and America’s Baranoski. Dawkins crossed the line first to take 7th place followed by Maksel Shurshin, Ceci, Baranoski and Wakimoto.

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Heat two who were competing for the top 6 positions featured British rider Jason Kenny who would ride against Puerta of Colombia, Botticher of Germany, Volikakis of Greece, Watanabe of Japan and Awang of Malaysia. Kenny took second wheel behind the derny and Peurta of Colombia. As the Velodrome fell into almost silence, the race wound up and Botticher of Germany took the Gold medal, followed by Puerta in the Silver medal position and Volikakis and Awang so closely matched a photo finish decided third position with Volikakis eventually taking it. Disappointment for Kenny as he was boxed in and finished 6th with Watanabe just ahead in fifth.

Men’s Keirin Finals
GOLD Stefan BOTTICHER – Germany
SILVER Fabian Hernando PUERTA ZAPATA – Colombia
BRONZE Christos VOLIKAKIS – Greece

4 Azizulhasni AWANG – YSD
5 Kazunari WATANABE – Japan
6 Jason KENNY – Great Britain

7 Edward DAWKINS – New Zealand
8 Krzysztof MAKSEL – Poland
9 Nikita SHURSHIN – Russia
10 Francesco CECI – Italy
11 Matthew BARANOSKI – USA
12 Yuta WAKIMOTO – JPC

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The Men’s Elimination Race as part of the Men’s Omnium came next. Gumerov from Uzbekistan was first out followed in quick succession by Ahiyevich of Belarus. Disappointment for Great Britain as Jon Dibben suffers mechanical difficulties and is the third casualty of the Elimination. Kluge of Germany, Spanopoulos of Greece and Manakov of Russia exit the race followed by Mexico’s Sarabia, Japan’s Kuboki and Furst of the Czech Republic.

Americas Lea is next out the back with Pedersen of Denmark following swiftly behind. The next riders out were Hong Kong’s Cheung, Consonni of Italy and Liu of China, leaving 9 riders in the race. Next to go out the back was Monteiro of Brazil, with Switzerland’s Beer close after. The Kiwi Aaron Gate was next out and with the Aussie Scott Law following quickly afterwards there were only 5 riders remaining. Mora of Spain was next out with De Buyst of Belgium close behind. Three riders remained until Gaviria was eliminated leaving the final two to sprint for the top two positions. In the end it was Veldt of the Netherlands who took the win from France’s Boudat.

Men’s OmniumIII – Elimination Race
1 Tim VELDT Netherlands
2 Thomas BOUDAT EUC
3 Fernando GAVIRIA RENDON Colombia
4 Jasper DE BUYST Belgium
5 Sebastian MORA VEDRI Spain
6 Scott LAW Australia
7 Aaron GATE New Zealand
8 Oliver BEER Switzerland
9 Gideoni MONTEIRO Brazil
10 Hao LIU China 

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