The penultimate session of the Revolution Champions League Grand Final at the Lee Valley Velodrome saw the start of the Women’s Omnium and the continuation of the Sprinters’ Omnium – as well as three races towards the Men’s Elite title.

Sprinters’ Omnium

Round 2 – Keirin

 

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Melvin Landernau of France wins the first Keirin of the evening

au of France further enhanced his reputation with British crowds, taking the opening round of the Keirin – Round 2 of the Sprinter’s Omnium from compatriot Thomas Copponi. Long-time favourite Matt Rotherham then completed the job of warming up the crowd by taking the second, comfortably, from Rafal Sarnecki of Poland.

Results

Heat1

1 LANDERNAU, Melvin FRA
2 COPPONI, Thomas FRA
3 MITCHELL, Jonathan SBP
4 LENDEL, Vasilijus LTU
5 JONAUSKA, Svajūnas LTU
6 CONORD, Charlie FRA

Heat 2
1 ROTHERHAM, Matthew MAL
2 SARNECKI, Rafal POL
3 MAKSEL, Krzysztof POL
4 SUOZZI, Dominic STC
5 CHRISTIANSEN, Joe STC
6 CECI, Davide ITA

Women’s Elite Championship

Omnium Scratch Race

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A lone break by Simona Frapporti saw her take the opening race of the Women’s Omnium

A convincing win for CastelBrando.it – ClassCover’s Simona Frapporti with no one in sight! An important second place for Neah Evans of Podium Ambition ahead of the two Matrix Fitness riders Elinor Barker and Laura Kenny.

Results
1 FRAPPORTI, Simona CCC
2 EVANS, Neah POD
3 BARKER, Elinor MTX
4 KENNY, Laura MTX
5 VITTORIA SPEROTTO, Maria CCC
6 GULICK, Colleen REV
7 CALLANDER, Rhona TJW
8 BARKER, Megan GBR
9 DOLAN, Lauren GBR
10 LOWTHER, Melissa TBR
Men’s Elite Championship

Team Elimination

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Andy Tennat of Team Pedalsure led home a 1-2 with team mate Iljo Keisse in the Men’s Elimination Race

Andy Tennant and Iljo Keisse took a one-two and the lead in the GC contest ahead of JLT Condor’s dynamic duo of Ed Clancy and Jon Mould. The contest couldn’t get any hotter as they lead by one point with five races remaining.

Results
1 TENNANT, Andy PED
2 KEISSE, Iljo PED
3 KALZ, Marcel MAL
4 BEVIN, Patrick CAD
5 CLANCY, Ed JLT
6 GRASMANN, Christian MAL
7 NIZZOLO, Giacomo TRK
8 MOULD, Jon JLT
9 MEIER, Christian OBE
10 HARRISON, Sam WIG

Sprinters’ Omnium

Round 3 – 6 Lap Dash

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Matt Rotherham of Maloja Pushbikers leads home the field in the 6 Lap Dash

Rotherham got the better of Sarnecki again in the 6 Lap Dash with Landernau and Lendel third and fourth to keep the four way race for the overall win wide-open.

Results
1 ROTHERHAM, Matthew MAL
2 SARNECKI, Rafal POL
3 LANDERNAU, Melvin FRA
4 LENDEL, Vasilijus LTU
5 JONAUSKA, Svajūnas LTU
6 COPPONI, Thomas FRA
7 SUOZZI, Dominic STC
8 MITCHELL, Jonathan SBP
9 MAKSEL, Krzysztof POL
10 CHRISTIANSEN, Joe STC

Women’s Elite Championship

Elimination/Scratch Race

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Neah Evans of Podium Ambition continued her incredible run with a win in the Elimination Scratch Race

Normal service was resumed as Evans took her 42nd race victory, many of them in this season’s Revolution Series. Kenny was some way back in second with her team mate Barket taking third.

Results
1 EVANS, Neah POD
2 KENNY, Laura MTX
3 BARKER, Elinor MTX
4 FRAPPORTI, Simona CCC
5 ROBERTS, Jessica VOX
6 GULICK, Colleen REV
7 CALLANDER, Rhona TJW
8 VITTORIA SPEROTTO, Maria CCC
9 DOLAN, Lauren GBR
10 BARKER, Megan GBR

Men’s Elite Championship

Scratch Race

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John Dibben of Team Wiggins won the Men’s Scratch Race after taking a lap

Team Wiggins’ Jon Dibben shows his class winning the 10 kilometre Scratch Race gaining a lap on the peloton which was ably marshalled by team mate Harrison. Clancy secured additional points in the General Classification by winning the sprint for second ahead of Harrison.

Results
1 DIBBEN, Jon WIG
2 CLANCY, Ed JLT -1 lap
3 HARRISON, Sam WIG -1
4 NIZZOLO, Giacomo TRK -1
5 TENNANT, Andy PED -1
6 SEMON, Joseph FAL -1
7 ARNDT, Nikias GIA -1
8 GRASMANN, Christian MAL -1
9 KEISSE, Iljo PED -1
10 BEVIN, Patrick CAD -1

Sprinters’ Omnium

Round 4 -Keirin

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Vasilijus Lendel of Lithuania celebrates as he wins the second heat in the second round of Keirins

Landernau took yet another win in the second Keirin round of the day, riding away from Krzysztof Maksel of Poland and Scotlands’ Jonathan Mitchell. Svajūnas Jonauska of Lithiania proved that the new three lap finish to the Keirin is a long way to go on your own – building up a massive lead before tying up on the final lamp and being swamped by the entire field – fellow countryman Vasilijus Lendel taking the win from Dominic Suozzi of Star Track Cycling.

Results

Heat 1
1 LANDERNAU, Melvin FRA
2 MAKSEL, Krzysztof POL
3 MITCHELL, Jonathan SBP
4 SARNECKI, Rafal POL
5 CHRISTIANSEN, Joe STC

Heat 2
1 LENDEL, Vasilijus LTU
2 SUOZZI, Dominic STC
3 COPPONI, Thomas FRA
4 ROTHERHAM, Matthew MAL
5 JONAUSKA, Svajūnas LTU

Women’s Elite Championship

Omnium Tempo Race

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Neah Evans of Podium Ambition was always in control in the Women’s Omnium Tempo Race

In one of the most active Tempo Races we’ve seen, Evans held off the challenge of Frapporti and Kenny – finally breaking away in the closing stages to add another three points to the five she already had and prevent her rivals from scoring. Frapporti took second on four by virtue of finishing ahead of Kenny – also on four points – on the final lap.

Going in to the Final Session, Neah Evans leads the Elite Omnium with 78 points along with Simona Frapporti. Laura Kenny and Elinor Barker both have 70 points in third and fourth.

Results
1 EVANS, Neah POD 8
2 FRAPPORTI, Simona CCC 4
3 KENNY, Laura MTX 4
4 BARKER, Elinor MTX 3
5 BARKER, Megan GBR 2
6 GULICK, Colleen REV 1
7 BASSO, Laura CCC 1
8 LOWTHER, Melissa TBR 1
9 CALLANDER, Rhona TJW 1
10 COLBORNE, Henrietta TJW

Men’ Elite Championship

Points Race

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Sam Harrison of Team Wiggins on his way to the win in the Points Race

Sam Harrison’s four sprint wins – including three in a row a two thirds of the way through the race – saw hin win the final race of the Afternoon Session of the Revolution Champions League. Not contesting the final sprint won by Andrew Tennant, Harrison finished with a 10 point lead for Team Wiggins as Dibben returned the favour from the Scratch Race, delivering his team mate to the line on a number of occasions.

Ten riders lapped the field twice in this 120 lap race with representatives from all the major teams. None of the previous winners today were in the lead group with Clancy, Tennant, Dibben and Grasmann keeping their tanks topped up for tonight’s final session.

JLT Condor are back on top after losing the lead in the overall contest midway through this afternoon – leading Team Pedalsure by 13 points.

Results
1 JLT Condor p/b Mavic 298
2 Team Pedalsure 285
3 Maloja Pushbikers RT 210
4 Team Wiggins 166
5 Cannondale Drapac 157

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