A thrilling Men’s Madison and the conclusion of the Women’s Sprint, Men’s Keirin and Women’s Omnium for Session 4 at the 2018 Track World Cup London.
Women’s Sprint Semifinals
As in the quarterfinals, both heats required just two of the three available rides. Stephanie Morton (AUS) did away with Starikova (UKR) and Emma Hinze (GER) took a relatively easy victory over van Riessen (NED).
1 MORTON Stephanie AUS (A) (B)
2 STARIKOVA Olena UKR
1 HINZE Emma GER (A) (B)
2 van RIESSEN Laurine NED
Women’s Omnium Elimination Race
Nobody could stop Kirsten Wild in the penultimate Omnium event. The Dutch rider rode a tactical Elimination Race, staying out of trouble and only doing what she needed to. Australia’s Amy Cure pushed her close and it was Lotte Kopecky (BEL) who finished third.
Going into the Points Race, Wild leads the competition, 8 points clear of Valente from the USA. The world champion looks dominant but it’s still close at the top.
1 WILD Kirsten NED
2 CURE Amy AUS
3 KOPECKY Lotte BEL
4 VALENTE Jennifer USA
5 AUGUSTINAS Evgenia RUS
6 BERTHON Laurie FRA
7 BEVERIDGE Allison CAN
8 MARTINS Maria POR
9 USABIAGA BALERDI Irene ESP
10 WALDIS Andrea SUI
11 BARKER Elinor GBR
12 BALEISYTE Olivija LTU
13 McCURLEY Shannon IRL
14 WANG Xiaofei CHN
15 SALAZAR VAZQUEZ Lizbeth Yareli MEX
16 TEUTENBERG Lea Lin GER
17 KAJIHARA Yumi JPN
18 MEDVEDOVA Tereza SVK
19 CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ITA
20 STENBERG Anita Yvonne NOR
21 EBERHARDT Verena AUT
22 KOHOUTKOVA Katerina CZE
23 YANG Qianyu HKG
24 NAHIRNA Anna UKR
Women’s Sprint Finals
The finals of the Women’s Sprint continued the trend of all the previous rounds in that the riders won in straight rides. Australian Stephanie Morton showed her class to cruise to victory over Emma Hinze (GER). Dutch rider Laurine van Riessen grabbed the Bronze medal, with Starikova (UKR) having to settle for fourth.
GOLD MORTON Stephanie AUS (A) (B)
SILVER HINZE Emma GER
BRONZE van RIESSEN Laurine NED (A) (B)
4 STARIKOVA Olena UKR
Women’s Omnium Points Race
Anita Yvonne Stenberg (NOR) launched the first attack in the Women’s Omnium Points Race, doing so with 74 laps to go. She took the first sprint but she was soon back in the bunch.
Valente (USA) and Wild (NED) battled it out for the second sprint, with the American gaining a few points on her rival.
With 56 on the lapboard, Lotte Kopecky (BEL), Amy Cure (AUS) and Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ITA) attacked from the bunch, and Elinor Barker (GBR) soon made chase. Confalonieri held on to take the third sprint, and then Kopecky dropped back to the peloton.
However, with 45 laps on the board, the group were all back together.
Taking advantage of a lull in proceedings, Yumi Kajihara (JPN) pulled clear of the group. The Japanese rider was joined by Amy Cure (AUS) and they stayed out together for a few laps but again it all came back together.
Lotte Kopecky (BEL), Qianyu Yang (HKG) and Andrea Waldis (SUI) were among riders who then tried to get away but to no avail.
Kirsten Wild (NED) took the sixth sprint, just to let everyone know she was still there. Allison Beveridge (CAN) took the seventh to solidify her podium position, and it was Australian Amy Cure who took the final sprint and the double points on offer.
After four events of complete domination, Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands took Gold in the Women’s Omnium. American Jennifer Valente put in a strong performance to bag the Silver and Beveridge of Canada took Bronze.
GOLD WILD Kirsten NED (124)
SILVER VALENTE Jennifer USA (118)
BRONZE BEVERIDGE Allison CAN (106)
4 BERTHON Laurie FRA (100)
5 BARKER Elinor GBR (85)
6 KAJIHARA Yumi JPN (81)
7 KOPECKY Lotte BEL (75)
8 CURE Amy AUS (74)
9 AUGUSTINAS Evgenia RUS (74)
10 BALEISYTE Olivija LTU (74)
11 WANG Xiaofei CHN (62)
12 SALAZAR VAZQUEZ Lizbeth Yareli MEX (59)
13 McCURLEY Shannon IRL (57)
14 MARTINS Maria POR (54)
15 USABIAGA BALERDI Irene ESP (50)
16 WALDIS Andrea SUI (49)
17 CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ITA (30)
18 TEUTENBERG Lea Lin GER (25)
19 STENBERG Anita Yvonne NOR (14)
20 NAHIRNA Anna UKR (12)
21 KOHOUTKOVA Katerina CZE (11)
22 EBERHARDT Verena AUT (5)
23 YANG Qianyu HKG (3)
Men’s Keirin Second Round
The first heat of the second round of the Men’s Keirin saw a win for Buchli (NED) and a second place for home favourite Jack Carlin of Team Inspired.
The second heat didn’t quite go as anticipated. World Sprint Champion Matthew Glaetzer finished last and Joseph Truman (GBR) also didn’t get through. Mohd Azizulhasni Awang from Malaysia crossed the line first with Helal of France and Beat Cycling Club’s Bos took the other two Gold medal final spots.
1 BUCHLI Matthijs NED
2 CARLIN Jack TIN
3 BROWNE Kwesi TTO
4 KELEMEN Pavel CZE
5 EILERS Joachim GER
6 BARRETTE Hugo CAN
1 AWANG Mohd Azizulhasni MAS
2 HELAL Rayan FRA
3 BOS Theo BCC
4 TRUMAN Joseph GBR
5 QUINTERO CHAVARRO Kevin Santiago COL
6 GLAETZER Matthew AUS
The first bit of action in the Men’s Madison came with 97 laps to go when Mark Downey of Ireland came down. He was soon back up and on his bike, though. Spain and Great Britain were amongst the teams who took the early teams, with the Netherlands also in the mix.
At 86 to go, the Polish team went on the attack and gained a small advantage. Italy tried to chase but they were soon brought back. The team from Poland dangled out front for just over 10 laps but then it all came back together.
Soon after the fifth sprint, the Danish team launched their attack and quickly built up a big gap. France tried to chase but they were soon brought back. At 56 to go, the duo from Denmark gained a lap and with it 20 valuable points.
After 7 sprints, Denmark lead the race with Great Britain sitting second and Spain third.
The Danish pairing clearly weren’t done yet, though. With 26 on the lapboard, the riders in red once again went on the attack. They were soon joined by Great Britain and Spain, and the trio of teams would stay out for the rest of the race.
Within the final 10 laps, the British team pushed on and they took the final sprint to secure the Silver medal. However, after being the only team to take a lap, Denmark took the Gold medal in the Men’s Madison. The riders from Spain just clinched the final podium spot, ahead of the Netherlands.
GOLD Denmark (JOHANSEN Julius, von FOLSACH Casper) (46)
SILVER Great Britain (WRIGHT Fred, WALLS Matthew) (30)
BRONZE Spain (TORRES BARCELO Albert, MORA VEDRI Sebastian) (21)
4 Netherlands (HAVIK Yoeri, van SCHIP Jan Willem) (20)
5 Austria (MATZNER Stefan, GRAF Andreas) (11)
6 Italy (SCARTEZZINI Michele, LAMON Francesco) (10)
7 Poland (STANISZEWSKI Daniel, PSZCZOLARSKI Wojciech) (7)
8 Switzerland (SCHIR Thery, MARGUET Tristan) (5)
9 Belgium (de PAUW Moreno, de KETELE Kenny) (5)
10 New Zealand (ARCHBOLD Shane, GATE Aaron) (2)
11 Ireland (DOWNEY Mark, ENGLISH Felix) (0)
12 Germany (THIELE Kersten, MALCHAREK Moritz) (0)
13 Hong Kong, China (CHEUNG King Lok, LEUNG Chun Wing) (0)
14 France (GRONDIN Donavan Vincent, TABELLION Valentin) (-15)
15 Ukraine (SHCHERBAN Vladyslav, HRYNIV Vitaliy) (-40)
Men’s Keirin Finals
The win in the Men’s Keirin went to the powerful Dutch rider Matthijs Buchli. It was a hotly contested final but Buchli just had the edge over Malaysia’s Awang and Theo Bos of the Beat Cycling Club.
Glaetzer (AUS) took the win in the 7-12 final but he will no doubt be disappointed with his performance and will be looking to do better in tomorrow’s Sprint competition.
GOLD BUCHLI Matthijs NED
SILVER AWANG Mohd Azizulhasni MAS
BRONZE BOS Theo BCC
4 CARLIN Jack TIN
5 BROWNE Kwesi TTO
6 HELAL Rayan FRA
7 GLAETZER Matthew AUS
8 KELEMEN Pavel CZE
9 QUINTERO CHAVARRO Kevin Santiago COL
10 EILERS Joachim GER
11 TRUMAN Joseph GBR
12 BARRETTE Hugo CAN