Sunday, February 25, 2024

Revolution 57

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Revolution Men

While Bos has successfully made the transition back to Sprinting from Endurance (not just road – he won a Bronze medal in the Madison for the Netherlands at the 2011 Worlds), Kian Emadi is heading in the other direction. Multiple National Champion in the Kilo and the Team Sprint and World Cup Silver medallist in both disciplines, he picked up a Bronze in the Team Pursuit at the World Cup in Hong Kong a week ago.

You’d expect him to do well, then, in the Revolution Flying Lap – and he didn’t disappoint. Two of his rivals for Team Pursuit spots in Rio managed to go under 13.5 seconds – Jon Dibben in second on 13.454 and Chris Latham in third on 13.490 – but Emadi was just a whisker over the 13 second barrier on 13.097.

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Flying Lap
1 EMADI, Kian ONE 13.097
2 DIBBEN, Jon WIG 13.454
3 LATHAM, Chris PED 13.490
4 MUNTANER, David MAL 13.850
5 ENGLISH, Felix JLT 13.939
6 ODDLI, Anders OGE 14.003

Dibben followed up second place in the Flying Lap wit
h an impressive win in the Points Race. Dibben, Mark Stewart and Vasil Kiyienka took three laps on the field and as the race entered the last third, Stewart and Dibben were neck and neck. Dibben took Sprint 9 with Stewart second and then they took second a third in the Sprint 10 behind Chris Latham. Dibben took the penultimate Sprint ahead of Mark Hester, Christian Grasmann and Latham and that was enough to secure the win.

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Points Race
1 DIBBEN, Jon GBR 83 points

2 STEWART, Mark GBR 73
3 KIRYIENKA, Vasil BLR 67
4 LATHAM, Chris GBR 57
5 DOULL, Owain GBR 56
6 MUNTANER, David ESP 45

Another short, sharp event – and another event in which Sprint skills are called for – saw another win for Emadi in the Endurance version of the Longest Lap. While others wobbled and even fell off, Emadi kept his nerve and led the field home ahead of Reece Wood and Hester.

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Longest Lap – Endurance
1 EMADI, Kian ONE

2 WOOD, Reece NAB
3 HESTER, Marc TAL
4 STEWART, Mark SBP
5 OLIPHANT, Evan SBP
6 HESTER, Marc TAL

Dibben’s fine form continued in the Scratch Race, which he won from Chris Latham and that man Stewart again. You could have thrown a blanket over the battle for second to sixth places, but ahead of them Dibben cruised serenely to yet another win. 

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Scratch
1 DIBBEN, Jon GBR

2 LATHAM, Chris GBR
3 STEWART, Mark GBR
4 MUNTANER, David ESP
5 ENGLISH, Felix IRL
6 RUTHERFORD, Alistair GBR

Dibben wasn’t done, either. With nine of the eleven teams breaking the 60 second barrier in the Madison Kilometre Time Trial, it was going to take a special time to win it. Emadi’s sprint credentials were to the fore again when he clocked 56.565 with Germain Burton to put ONE Pro Cycling on top, but that time was eclipsed by Team Pedalsure’s Andy Tennant and Chris Latham who went under 56 seconds with a 55.252. Not many have broken the 55 second barrier, but Dibben and Doull did – taking the win with a superb 54.852.

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Madison Kilometre Time Trial

1 Team Wiggins (DIBBEN Jon, DOULL Owain) 54.852
2 Team Pedalsure (TENNANT Andy, LATHAM Chris) 55.252
3 ONE Pro Cycling (BURTON Germain, EMADI Kian) 56.565
4 Maloja Pushbikers RT (GRASMAN Christian, MUNTANER David) 56.692
5 Telegraph Allstars (MCLAY Dan, HESTER Marc) 58.776
6 Team USN (HAYTER Ethan, ROBERTS Wil) 58.857

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For the second round in a row there was confusion at the end of the Team Elimination with Tennant and Latham from Pedalsure convinced that the bell had gone on the wrong lap – but the decision stood and Dibben and Doull racked up another win for Team Wiggins. It was enough for the team to clinch both the win on the night and the Series title.

Team Elimination
1 Team Wiggins, WIG

2 Team Pedalsure, PED
3 Maloja Pushbikers RT, MAL
4 Telegraph Allstars, TAL
5 ONE Pro Cycling, ONE
6 The Nab Racing, NAB

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