The first full day of competition at the opening round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup 2016-17 saw the Men’s Sprint, Women’s Keirin and Men’s and Women’s Team Pursuits decided.

Men’s Sprint

Qualifying 200m Time Trial

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Great Britain’s Ryan Owens set an impressive benchmark time of 9.980 seconds half way through the Sprint qualifying session – and was joined a couple of heats later by team mate Joe Truman who clocked 9.926 to go second.

The mark was bettered by Mateusz Rudyk of Poland who shaved a hundredth off – going second on 9.917. Vasilijus Lendel of Lithuania stopped the clock at 9.986 to squeeze in between Owens and Rudyk with just a handful of riders to go – with Russia’s Pavel Yakusheskiy taking third on 9.904 in the penultimate heat.

That just left Poland’s Kamil Kucsynski who snatched the lead – by just nine thousandths of a second.

Results
1 KUCZYNSKI Kamil POL 9.871
2 OWENS Ryan GBR 9.890
3 LENDEL Vasilijus LTU 9.896
4 YAKUSHEVSKIY Pavel RUS 9.904

5 RUDYK Mateusz POL 9.917
6 TRUMAN Joe GBR  9.926
7 ENGLER Eric GER 9.947
8 LAFARGUE Quentin FRA 9.954
9 OLIVA Lewis WAL 9.963
10 CONORD Charly FRA 9.965
11 VYNOKUROV Andrii UKR 9.981
12 PERALTA GASCON Juan ESP 10.083
13 WAGNER Robin CZE 10.097
14 SZALONTAY Sandor HUN 10.103
15 JURCZYK Marc GER 10.105
16 BI Wenjun CHN 10.110
17 KAWABATA Tomoyuki JPN 10.112
18 CLARKE Thomas AUS 10.140
19 WILLIAMS Zac NZL 10.171
20 SAMUSENKO Kirill RUS 10.178
21 MORENO SANCHEZ Jose ESP 10.183
22 SAHROM Muhammad Shah Firdaus ISN 10.189
23 SOJKA David CZE 10.219
24 VAN VELTHOOVEN Simon NZL 10.256
25 JONAUSKAS Svajunas LTU 10.262
26 LIU Juncheng CHN 10.274
27 MULLEN Eoin IRL 10.283
28 WADA Makuru DRS 10.293

Men’s Team Pursuit

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Glasgow 2016
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1st round

The First Round heats went pretty much to form after last night’s qualifiers with France – the only squad to go under four minutes this morning with a 3:35.723 – joined in the Gold Medal ride by Great Britain who clocked 4:00.571.

The best of the rest were Heat 1 winners Switzerland – 4:03.123 – and Canada, who were beaten by France in their heat but still set the third fastest time of the session – a 4:03.056 – to join the Swiss in the ride for Bronze. Based on their times so far, both matches should be close.

Results
Heat 1
1 Switzerland (IMHOF Claudio, BISSEGGER Stefan, MULLER Reto, PERIZZOLO Loic) SUI 4:03.123
2 Italy (BUTTAZZONI Alex, CONSONNI Simone, LAMON Francesco, PLEBANI Davide) ITA 4:05.750

Heat 2
1 Belgium (DE KETELE Kenny, DE PAUW Moreno, DE VYLDER Lindsay, GHYS Robbe) BEL 4:03.250
2 Russia RUS 4:05.568 (KOVALEV Evgeny, KULIKOV Vladislav, PROSTOKSHIN Andrey, ROSTOVTSEV Sergey)

Heat 3
1 France (THOMAS Benjamin, CHAVANEL Sylvain, ERMENAULT Corentin, GAREL Adrien) FRA 3:59.723
2 Canada CAN 4:03.056 (JAMIESON Adam, CAVES Aidan, LAMOUREUX Jay, VEAL Ed)

Heat 4
1 Great Britain (STEWART Mark, BOSTOCK Matthew, EMADI-COFFIN Kian, WOOD Oliver) GBR 4:00.571
2 Poland POL 4:04.059 (BANASZEK Alan, SAJNOK Szymon Wojciech, STANISZEWSKI Daniel, TEKLINSKI Adrian)

Men’s Sprint 1/16 Final

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Glasgow 2016
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This World Cup is the first time the new Sprint format has been used in a major competition and saw Kuczynski, Owens, Lendel and Yakushevskiy given a by to the 1/8th finals and a very definite seeding system for the opening round. Nonetheless, only two heats saw riders from the bottom half of the timesheets – Marc Jurczyk of Germany and Wenjun Bi of China – progress to the next round – and they were the top two riders in the bottom half.

Results
1 RUDYK Mateusz POL
2 KAWABATA Tomoyuki JPN

1 TRUMAN Joe GBR
2 CLARKE Thomas AUS

1 ENGLER Eric GER
2 WILLIAMS Zac NZL

1 LAFARGUE Quentin FRA
2 SAMUSENKO Kirill RUS

1 OLIVA Lewis WAL
2 MORENO SANCHEZ Jose ESP

1 CONORD Charly FRA
2 SAHROM Muhammad Shah Firdaus ISN

1 VYNOKUROV Andrii UKR Winner
2 SOJKA David CZE

1 PERALTA GASCON Juan ESP
2 VAN VELTHOOVEN Simon NZL

1 WAGNER Robin CZE
2 JONAUSKAS Svajunas LTU REL

1 SZALONTAY Sandor HUN
2 LIU Juncheng CHN

1 JURCZYK Marc GER
2 MULLEN Eoin IRL

1 BI Wenjun CHN
2 WADA Makuru DRS

Women’s Team Pursuit 1st round

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Glasgow 2016
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As in the Men’s First Round, it was the two fastest qualifiers that progressed to the Gold Medal final – Great Britain winning Heat 3 and Italy taking Heat 4 – with just three tenths between them. And, as in the Men’s competition, the runner up from Heat 3 – Poland – made the Bronze medal ride, but this time it France – beaten by Italy in Heat 4 – who joined them.

Results
Heat 1
1 Belarus (LAPTSIONAK Hanna, PIVOVAROVA Polina, SAVENKA Ina, SHMAYANKOVA Marina) BLR 4:29.597
2 Belgium (KOPECKY Lotte, CROKET Gilke, DOM Annelies, DRUYTS Lenny) BEL 4:36.660

Heat 2
1 China (CHEN Lulu, LU Xiuyan, MA Menglu, WANG Hong) CHN 4:28.879
2 Ukraine (KLIMCHENKO Tetyana, KLYACHINA Oksana, METALNYKOVA Inna, NAHIRNA Anna) UKR 4:38.441

Heat 3
1 Great Britain (KAY Emily, DICKINSON Eleanor, LLOYD Manon, NELSON Emily) GBR 4:25.796
2 Poland (PIKULIK Daria, KACZKOWSKA Justyna, PLOSAJ Nikol, ROZYNSKA Nikola) POL 4:28.738

Heat 4
1 Italy (FRAPPORTI Simona, BALSAMO Elisa, CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia, PATTARO Francesca) ITA 4:26.097
2 France (FOURNIER Roxane, BERTHON Laurie, DELZENNE Elise, DEMAY Coralie) FRA 4:28.216

Men’s Sprint 1/8 Final

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Three of the four riders with byes from qualifying progressed to the Quarter Finals – Kuczynski, Owens and Yakushevskiy – with wily Ukranian veteran Andrij Vynokurov knocking out Lendel.

The other four heats saw Truman, Eric Engler of Germany and France’s Quentin Lafargue made it through.

Results
1 KUCZYNSKI Kamil POL
2 OLIVA Lewis WAL

1 OWENS Ryan GBR
2 CONORD Charly FRA

1 VYNOKUROV Andrii UKR
2 LENDEL Vasilijus LTU

1 YAKUSHEVSKIY Pavel RUS
2 PERALTA GASCON Juan ESP

1 RUDYK Mateusz POL
2 WAGNER Robin CZE

1 TRUMAN Joe GBR
2 SZALONTAY Sandor HUN

1 ENGLER Eric GER
2 JURCZYK Marc GER

1 LAFARGUE Quentin FRA
2 BI Wenjun CHN

Men’s Sprint

Quarter Finals

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Glasgow 2016
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The Quarter Finals saw two pairs of team mates face each other with Kuczynski dominating his match with Rudyk. The all-British affair wasn’t quite so straightforward with Truman taking the first race before Owens powered away in the second to tie up the match – and took a close decider to progress. Vynokurov’s momentum took him past Engler and Yakushevskiy saw off Lafargue.

Results
1 KUCZYNSKI Kamil POL **
2 RUDYK Mateusz POL

1 OWENS Ryan GBR  **
2 TRUMAN Joe GBR *

1 VYNOKUROV Andrii UKR **
2 ENGLER Eric GER

1 YAKUSHEVSKIY Pavel RUS **
2 LAFARGUE Quentin FRA

Men’s Sprint Semi Finals

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Kamil Kuczynski of Poland makes it through to the Men’s Sprint Final

Kuczynski looked invincible against Vynokurov – powering through to the final without the need for a decider. The first Semi Final was all about power and speed with two huge men battling it out. The second again saw men of similar stature – but a very different build – go head to head. Owens and Yakusheskiy were a hundredth of a second apart in qualifying – ad there wasn’t much more in it here but the Russian took the win in two.

Results
1 KUCZYNSKI Kamil POL **
2 VYNOKUROV Andrii UKR

1 YAKUSHEVSKIY Pavel RUS **
2 OWENS Ryan GBR

Women’s Keirin 2nd round

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Liubov Basova of Ukraine secures her place in the Women’s Keirin Final

Liubov Basova of the Ukraine and Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania continued their fine form from the European Championships – Basova took the first of the heats, with Nicky Degrendele of Belgium and Courtney Field of Australia joining her in the final. Krupeckaite held off Tania Calvo of Spain and Tatiana Kiseleva of Russia in the other.

Results
Heat 1
1 BASOVA Liubov UKR
2 DEGRENDELE Nicky BEL
3 FIELD Courtney AUS
4 GODBY Madalyn USA
5 MCCURLEY Shannon IRL
6 MANZONI Gloria ITA
7 ISHII Takako JPN

Heat 2
1 KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU
2 CALVO BARBERO Tania ESP
3 KISELEVA Tatiana RUS
4 WANG Tzu Chun TCT
5 BEYERS Bernette RSA
6 LIU Lili CHN
7 MENG Zhao Juan HKG

Women’s Team Pursuit Finals

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Emily Kay at the head of the Great Britain train in the Women’s Team Pursuit Final

The Final was expected to be close and it was. Great Britain started faster – but only marginally – but by the end of the opening kilometre It was the Italians who led by a couple of tenths. They held the lead with a kilometre still to go, too – but they were never much more than half a second ahead. With four laps to go the gap was just about half a second.

With 750m it peaked at almost six tenths, but a lap later it was down to a tenth and as the Italians faded – clocking three 17.2 second laps in the run-in after running the whole race a second a lap quicker – and their opponents went from strength to strength – posting their fastest lap time after the bell at 15.8 seconds. It was enough to take the win by nearly two seconds.

France comfortably saw off Poland to take the Bronze.

Results
GOLD Great Britain (KAY Emily, DICKINSON Eleanor, LLOYD Manon, NELSON Emily) GBR 4:25.809
SILVER Italy (FRAPPORTI Simona, BALSAMO Elisa, CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia, PATTARO Francesca) ITA 4:27.703

BRONZE France (FOURNIER Roxane, BERTHON Laurie, DELZENNE Elise, DEMAY Coralie) FRA 4:26.725
4 Poland (PIKULIK Daria, KACZKOWSKA Justyna, PLOSAJ Nikol, ROZYNSKA Nikola) POL 4:32.875

5 China (CHEN Lulu, LU Xiuyan, MA Menglu, WANG Hong) CHN 4:28.981
6 Belarus (LAPTSIONAK Hanna, PIVOVAROVA Polina, SAVENKA Ina, SHMAYANKOVA Marina) BLR 4:31.526

7 Belgium (KOPECKY Lotte, CROKET Gilke, DOM Annelies, VAN DER MEULEN Kaat) BEL 4:31.547
8 Ukraine (KLIMCHENKO Tetyana, KLYACHINA Oksana, METALNYKOVA Inna, NAHIRNA Anna) UKR 4:37.052

Men’s Team Pursuit Finals

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Kian Emadi of Great Britain on the front in the closing stages of the Men’s Team Pursuit Final

The finishing times might give you the impression that the Men’s Final was as close as the Women’s – and in one sense it was. Great Britain and France were very evenly matched and, lap-by-lap, there was little between then. But the Great Britain men started slightly the stronger – they were a second quicker for the opening lap – and although France occasionally bettered them through the course of the race, they were behind from start to finish.

Despite close times in qualifying and the First Round, Canada lifted themselves in the Final to take the Bronze by over four seconds from Switzerland.

Results
GOLD Great Britain (STEWART Mark, EMADI-COFFIN Kian, TENNANT Andrew, WOOD Oliver) GBR 3:58.891
SILVER France (THOMAS Benjamin, CHAVANEL Sylvain, ERMENAULT Corentin, GAREL Adrien) FRA 4:00.230

BRONZE Canada (JAMIESON Adam, CAVES Aidan, LAMOUREUX Jay, SIMPSON Bayley) CAN 4:01.958 4 Switzerland (IMHOF Claudio, BISSEGGER Stefan, MADER Gino, PERIZZOLO Loic) SUI 4:05.035

5 Belgium (DE KETELE Kenny, DE PAUW Moreno, DE VYLDER Lindsay, GHYS Robbe) BEL 4:01.262
6 Poland (BANASZEK Alan, SAJNOK Szymon Wojciech, STANISZEWSKI Daniel, TEKLINSKI Adrian) POL 4:05.203

7 Italy (BUTTAZZONI Alex, CONSONNI Simone, LAMON Francesco, PLEBANI Davide) ITA 4:03.743
8 Russia (KOVALEV Evgeny, KULIKOV Vladislav, PROSTOKSHIN Andrey, ROSTOVTSEV Sergey) RUS 4:07.203

Men’s Sprint Finals

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Kamil Kuczynski of Poland ties up the Men’s Sprint Final match

If Kuczynski looked as though he was cruising up until this point, he was in for a shock in the Final – Yakushevskiy riding round him on the final bend to take the lead in the match. The big Pole struck back in the second, though, to take it to a decider and – much to the delight of the crowd – took the win in three. Vynokurov took the Bronze.

Results
GOLD KUCZYNSKI Kamil POL           **
SILVER YAKUSHEVSKIY Pavel RUS *

BRONZE VYNOKUROV Andrii UKR **
4 OWENS Ryan GBR

Women’s Keirin Final

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Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania wins the Women’s Keirin

The Women’s Final was relatively straightforward, with Krupeckaite taking the Gold ahead of Basova – with Field taking the Bronze. The drama came in the minor final where a twitch from Lili Liu of China caused a chain reaction which saw Bernette Beyers of South Africa go down and Gloria Manzoni of Italy and Madalyn Godby of the USA ride into her and crash spectacularly.

Godby’s coach had the presence of mind – once it was clear that she was OK – to have her walk the length of the home straight to take fourth place – only to be told by the commisaires that shoe would have to ride over the line. A new bike was fetched and she crossed the line again. When Liu was relegated for causing the crash, it handed Godby third (9th overall) behind Shannon McCurley of Ireland and Tzu Chun Wang of Taipei.

Results
GOLD KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU
SILVER BASOVA Liubov UKR
BRONZE FIELD Courtney AUS
4 DEGRENDELE Nicky BEL
5 KISELEVA Tatiana RUS
6 CALVO BARBERO Tania ESP

7 MCCURLEY Shannon IRL
8 WANG Tzu Chun TCT
9 GODBY Madalyn USA
REL LIU Lili CHN
DNF MANZONI Gloria ITA
DNF BEYERS Bernette RSA

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