Women’s Omnium IV – 500m Time Trial

The second day of the women’s omnium opened with the 500m time trial. Kirsten Wild was in the lead in the competition overnight, although the time trial is never Wild’s forte. In the absence of the overall World Cup omnium leader, Jolien d’Hoore, the attention would instead by diverted to the Cuban rider, Marlies Mejias Garcia, who had posted 35 second times in previous events, and beat Laura Trott into second place in the time trial in the London World Cup round.

It was the Russian rider, Tamara Balabolina, who was first to post a 35 second time. The reigning U23 omnium champion posted a fast time of 35.740. Meijias Garcia, up in the following heat, was able to respond to the challenge set by Balabolina, and rode nearly half a second faster in her heat to set the new mark at 35.337.

Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro of Spain was the only other rider to dip below 36 seconds, her time of 35.970 good enough to take third place in the time trial.

The leading duo, Kirsten Wild and Simona Frapporti, were unable to challenge the leadership spots. Wild could only muster up a time of 36.448 for ninth place, whilst Frapporti took fifth place with a time of 36.104.

Women’s Omnium IV – 500m Time Trial – Results

1 Marlies Mejias Garcia  SPAIN 35.337
2 tamara BALABOLINA  Russia 35.740
3 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro  SPAIN 35.970
4 Anna KNAUER  GERMANY 36.073
5 Simona FRAPPORTI  ITALY 36.104
6 Soline LAMBOLEY  FRANCE 36.209
7 Yuanyuan TIAN  CHINA 36.271
8 Ausrine TREBAITE  LITHUANIA 36.346
9 Kirsten WILD  NETHERLANDS 36.448
10 Racquel SHEATH  NEW ZEALAND 36.757

Women’s Omnium V – Flying Lap

In the London round of the World Cup, Kirsten Wild put in a fast time of 14.377 to finish just a hundredth of a second behind the omnium leader, Jolien d’Hoore. Meijas Garcia, who has been excelling at the sprint events in Cali, finished in seventh place. Could Meijas Garcia translate this new found speed to beat Wild in Cali?

Xiao Juan Diao, who finished a hundredth of a second behind Laura Trott in London, was the first rider to dip under 15 seconds in Cali – and did so by quite some distance, crossing the line in 14.502. Meijas, who had been beaten comfortably by Diao in London, showed how much she has improved over the course of a month and lowered the bar to 14.290 – a time which would have earned her victory in the event in London. With Olaberria and Knauer clocking times of 14.436 and 14.686 respectively, all eyes were on Wild in the final heat.

Wild’s rode a 8.574 second first lap (behind Garcia) and, despite producing a faster second lap, was unable to beat Garcia’s time, posting a still highly respectable time of 14.346.

Women’s Omnium IV – 500m Time Trial – Results

1 Marlies Mejias Garcia  SPAIN 14.290
2 Kirsten WILD  NETHERLANDS 14.346
3 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro  SPAIN 14.436
4 Xiao Juan DIAO  HONG KONG 14.502
5 Katazyna PAWLOWSKA  POLAND 14.596
6 tamara BALABOLINA  Russia 14.637
7 Anna KNAUER  GERMANY 14.686
8 Elizabeth NEWELL  USA 14.854
9 Amalie DIDERIKSEN  DENMARK 14.858
10 Ausrine TREBAIT  LITHUANIA  14.864

Women’s Omnium IV – 500m Time Trial – Results

1 Marlies Mejias Garcia  SPAIN 35.337
2 tamara BALABOLINA  Russia 35.740
3 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro  SPAIN 35.970
4 Anna KNAUER  GERMANY 36.073
5 Simona FRAPPORTI  ITALY 36.104
6 Soline LAMBOLEY  FRANCE 36.209
7 Yuanyuan TIAN  CHINA 36.271
8 Ausrine TREBAITE  LITHUANIA 36.346
9 Kirsten WILD  NETHERALNDS 36.448
10 Racquel SHEATH  NEW ZEALAND 36.757

Women’s Keirin – First Round

26 riders were split between four teams, and the first heat saw Caitlin Ward of Australia and Tania Calvo Barbero of Spain sail through to the second round. Monique Sullivan of Canada, who holds three Pan Am titles and Fatehah Mustapa of the YSD Track Team were the pair who managed to avoid the repechages from the second heat.

The reigning World Cup champion, Shuang Guo, had no problem dismissing the competition in the third heat, and, much to the delight of the crowd, will be joined in the second round by Juliana Gaviria of Colombia. The gold medallist in the Asian Games, Wai Sze Lee of Hong Kong, took the win in the final heat, taking Ekaterina Gnidenko of Russia through to the second round with her.

There were two notable riders who were despatched to the repechages: Jessica Varnish, who finish fifth in the London round and was lying in sixth overall, narrowly missed qualifying from the final heat and Hyejin Lee of Korea, who took second place in London and was lying in seventh overall, finished last in the third heat.

Women’s Keirin – First Round – Qualifiers From Each Heat Through To Second Round

1 Caitlin WARD  AUSTRALIA
2 Tania CALVO BARBERO  SPAIN
3 Monique SULLIVAN  CANADA
4 Fatehah MUSTAPA  YSD TRACK TEAM
5 Shuang GUO  MAX PRO CYCLING TEAM
6 Juliana GAVIRIA  COLOMBIA
7 Wai Sze  HONG KONG
8 Ekaterina GNIDENKO  RUSSIA

Women’s Keirin – First Round Repechages  

The first of the repechage heats went to a buoyant Melissa Erickson of the USA, with Shanne Braspennincx of the Netherlands victorious in the second heat. Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez OF Cuba dismissed Hyejin Lee in the third heat, with Jessica Varnish suffering a similar humbling from Jin Junghong of China in the final heat.

Women’s Keirin – First Round Repechages  – Qualifiers From Each Heat Through To Second Round

1 Melissa ERICKSON  USA
2 Shanne Braspennincx  NETHERLANDS
3 Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez  CUBA
4 Lin JUNHONG  CHINA

Men’s Sprint – Qualifying

A huge field of 39 riders were on the startsheet for the sprint qualifying. The home support for Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata would undoubtedly be huge, particularly being buoyed by his victory in the Keirin event the previous evening. Puerta had finished third in Guadalajara, and second in London so a win would be the natural progression. However, with Jeffrey Hoogland of the Netherlands also riding, the progression would be far from easy. Hoogland triumphed over Puerta in London, and would undoubtedly be keen to do the double in Cali. There would also be competition from Sam Webster, the well-medalled New Zealand rider, the bronze medal winner from the London round, Hersony Canelon of Venezuela and stalwarts of the sprint scene such as Gregory Bauge. Francois Pervis was a notable absentee on the startsheet, his accident in the keirin clearly more serious than it appeared at the time.

However, it was British rider Lewis Oliva, who was the first to post a 10.0x time on the board. Oliva crossed the line in 10.079, a time which teammate Matt Crampton was unable to surpass, riding 10.221 with qualification to the 1/16 finals in the balance. In the end, it took until the 20th rider, Erik Balzer, for the time to be beaten. The German posted a time of 10.023 to take top spot.

However, it was the Rusvelo rider, Denis Dmitriev, who was the first to raise eyebrows with a sub-10 second ride. Dmitriev certainly had the credentials to put it in a good ride with a collection of European and national titles, as well as the bronze medal from the world championships in Cali a year ago. Dmitriev posted a time of 9.982, putting the pressure on Puerta and Hoogland to replicated this. Off second from last, Hoogland duly did, writing 9.871 to go a tenth of a second faster than Dmitriev. Puerta also posted a sub-10 second time (9.980) but it was Hoogland who qualified as the fastest rider.

Men’s Sprint – Qualifying – Results

1 Jeffrey HOOGLAND  NETHERLANDS 9.871
2 Fabian Hernando PUERTA ZAPATA  COLOMBIA 9.980
3 Denis DMITRIEV  RUSVELO 9.982
4 Erik BALZER  GERMANY 10.023
5 Huge HAAK  NETHERLANDS 10.034
6 Damien ZIELINSKI  POLAND 10.048
7 Juan
PERALTA GASCON  SPAIN 10.066
8 Hersony CANELON  VENEZUELA 10.075
9 Lewis Alexander OLIVA  GREAT BRITAIN 10.079
10 Shane PERKINS  JAYCO AIS 10.085
11 Gregory BAUGE  FRANCE 10.089
12 Seiichiro NAKAGAWA  JAPAN 10.105
13 Pavel KELEMEN  CZECH REPUBLIC 10.117
14 Kevin SIREAU  FRANCE 10.118
15 Chao XU  CHINA 10.125
16 Patrick CONSTABLE  AUSTRALIA 10.130
17 Joseph VELOCE  CANADA 10.144
18 Jair TJON EN FA  SURINAME 10.149
19 Adam PTACNIK  CZECH REPUBLIC 10.178
20 Maximilian Levy GERMANY 10.178
21 Anderson PARRA  COLOMBIA 10.206
22 Matthew CRAMPTON  GREAT BRITAIN 10.221
23 Tomoyuki KAWABATA  JAPAN PRO CYCLING TEAM 10.222
24 Huge BARRETTE  CANADA 10.241

Men’s Sprint – 1/16TH Finals

The winners of the 12 heats in the 1/16th finals would go through to the 1/8th finals and, with the times so close in the qualifying heats, competition would undoubtedly be fierce. The first three heats went on form, with both Hoogland, Puerta and Dmitriev safely through. The first surprise was Anderson Parra overcoming the talented German rider, Erik Balzer, in the fourth heat. The raucous home support was perhaps enough to see the Colombian cross the line some four-hundredths of a second ahead of his competition. Any hopes for British representation in the 1/8th finals were dashed, with both Oliva and Crampton taken out of the competition by their heat compatriates.

Men’s Sprint – 1/16TH Finals – Heat Winners Who Progress to 1/8th Finals

1 Jeffrey HOOGLAND  NETHERLANDS
2 Fabian Hernando PUERTA ZAPATA  COLOMBIA
3 Denis DMITRIEV  RUSVELO
4 Anderson PARRA  COLOMBIA
5 Maximilian Levy GERMANY
6 Damien ZIELINSKI  POLAND
7 Jair TJON EN FA  SURINAME
8 Hersony CANELON  VENEZUELA
9 Patrick CONSTABLE  AUSTRALIA
10 Shane PERKINS  JAYCO AIS
11 Gregory BAUGE  FRANCE
12 Pavel KELEMEN  CZECH REPUBLIC

Men’s Sprint – 1/8TH Finals

The 1/8th finals went entirely to form, with the fastest six from the 1/16th final all qualifying for the quarter finals. Hersony Canelon from Venezuela was relegated due to blocking his opponent, Maximilian Levy. Gregory Bauge was one of those who was discharged to the repechages – by Puerta, and in the biggest margin of this round.

Men’s Sprint – 1/8TH Finals – Heat Winners Who Progress to Quarter Finals

1 Jeffrey HOOGLAND  NETHERLANDS
2 Fabian Hernando PUERTA ZAPATA  COLOMBIA
3 Denis DMITRIEV  RUSVELO
4 Anderson PARRA  COLOMBIA
5 Maximilian Levy GERMANY
6 Damien ZIELINSKI  POLAND

Men’s Sprint – 1/8TH Finals Repechages

Patrick Constable of Australia took a fairly calculated win in the first of two repechages heats, with Shane Perkins of Australia dismissing Hersony Canelon of Venezuela in a photo finish. Gregory Bauge’s sprint campaign was over after finishing last in his repechage heat.

Men’s Sprint – 1/8TH Finals Repechages – Heat Winners Who Progress to Quarter Finals

1 Patrick CONSTABLE  AUSTRALIA
2 Shane PERKINS  JAYCO AIS

Men’s Sprint – Quarter Finals

The first of the heats saw Hoogland take a fairly straightforward win against Perkins, with Fabian Puerta taking the second heat in a tight finish with Constable. The third heat became the most tactical of the competition so far, with both riders track standing and trying to outwit their competition. Dmitriev eventually took the victory, with Levy comfortably winning the fourth heat from Parra.

The second races all went the same way, with none having to go into a fourth decider. So, the favourites, Hoogland and Puerta, were both safely through to the semi-finals and would be joined by Dmitriev and Levy.

Men’s Sprint – Quarter Finals – Final Who Progress to Semifinals

1 Jeffrey HOOGLAND  NETHERLANDS
2 Fabian Hernando PUERTA ZAPATA  COLOMBIA
3 Denis DMITRIEV  RUSVELO
4 Maximilian Levy GERMANY

Men’s Omnium IV – 1km Time Trial

Germany’s Maximilian Beyer was leading the men’s omnium overnight, but like Kirsten Wild in the ladies’ event, the kilo was no Beyer’s speciality. The biggest threat was likely to come from Cameron Karwowski of New Zealand: Karwowski, bronze medallist in the kilo in the New Zealand national championships for the past two years, had finished second in the time trial in the Guadalajara round, posting 61 seconds for the four laps.

The riders were seeded into 12 heats, and it took nine heats to unearth the first rider to ride a sub 1:04 time. Hao Liu of China posted a time of 1:03.291 in his heat to set the bar lower from the previous best time by Viktor Manakov; a 1:04.073 in the seventh heat.

Liu opened the floodgates for more fast rides, with Gael Suter riding 1:02.902 in the following heat against Casper Pedersen’s 1:03.911. It was the penultimate heat which contained the talent of Karwowski. Karwowski was up against Tim Veldt who had already demonstrated his aptitude for the kilometre event in preceding rounds. After taking the lead on the first lap, Karwowski never looked back: riding two 13 second laps in the middle of the race (the only rider to clock a 13 second lap in the event), Karwowski crossed the line in 1:01.921 against Weldt’s 1:02.816.

The final lap, containing Beyer and Jasper de Buyst, ended up being a rather unremarkable affair, with Beyer clocking 1:04.293 for ninth place with De Buyst producing a 1:03.935 for sixth. However, Beyer’s 9th position was enough to keep him in the gold medal spot.

Men’s Omnium IV – 1km Time Trial – Results

1 Cameron KARWOWSKI  NEW ZEALAND 1:01.921
2 Tim VELDT  NETHERLANDS 1:02.818
3 Gael SUTER  SWITZERLAND 1:02.902
4 Hao LIU  CHINA 1:03.291
5 Casper PEDERSEN  DENMARK 1:03.911
6 Jasper DE BUYST  BELGIUM 1:03.935
7 Viktor MANAKOV  RUSSIA 1:04.073
8 Raman TSISHKOU  BELARUS  1:04.200
9 Maximilian BEYER  GERMANY 1:04.293
10 Thomas BOUDAT  FRANCE 1:04.309

Men’s Omnium V – Flying Lap

The final event of the night was the flying lap. Historically, Tim Veldt has performed well in this event, as has Casper Pedersen of Denmark. However, with Cameron Karkowski also in contention in Cali, the competition would undoubtedly be fierce.

Sam Welsford of Australia was the first rider to duck beneath 13.5 seconds, setting the benchmark at 13.287 after just three heats. Pedersen was unable to better Welsford’s time, clocking 13.356, with Gael Suter of Switzerland eventually bettering Welford’s time to 13.247 with just four riders remaining.

Veldt immediately bettered Suter’s time in the next heat, clocking 13.461. De Buyst could only muster up a 13.461 but, as predicted, Karkowski powered around the track to clock the fastest time so far (13.142) with just Beyer remaining. Beyer is not renowned for his performance in the flying lap, and tonight turned out to be no exception as he crossed the line in 13.466 for his second ninth place in a row. Beyer would now need a solid performance in the points race to confirm his lead.

Men’s Omnium V – Flying Lap – Results

1 Cameron KARWOWSKI  NEW ZEALAND 13.142
2 Tim VELDT  NETHERLANDS 13.152
3 Gael SUTER  SWITZERLAND 13.247
4 Sam WELSFORD  AUSTRALIA 13.287
5 Casper PEDERSEN  DENMARK 13.356
6 Ionnis SPANOPOULOS  GREECE 13.405
7 Simone CONSONNI  ITALY 13.421
8 Jasper DE BUYST  BELGIUM 13.461
9 Maximilian BEYER  GERMANY 13.466
10 Viktor MANAKOV  13.499 

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