Four more rainbow jerseys were awarded in session two of day three in Apeldoorn.
The Men’s Points Race was frantic from start to finish, with a total of twelve riders gaining laps.
Eloy Teruel of Spain, Joao Matias from Portugal and Dutchman Jan Willem van Schip were the three riders who scored the maximum points in the first five sprints.
Just before the sixth sprint, Cameron Meyer attacked off the front of the bunch and quickly built up an advantage. The Australian took the subsequent three sprints and gained a lap just under the mid-way point of the race.
King Lok Cheung (HKG), Mark Downey (IRL) and Liam Bertazzo (ITA) then attacked and managed to gain a lap before the next sprint.
It was then the turn of Kenny de Ketele from Belgium, New Zealand’s Regan Gough and Andreas Graf of Austria. The trio took the tenth sprint and then joined onto the back of the peloton to add another 20 points to their totals. After 13 sprints, it was Meyer who led on 45 points.
With 21 laps to go, Mark Stewart (GBR), Cheung, de Ketele and Meyer all gained a lap, which shook up the standings. Going into the final sprint, Meyer was sitting in first position ahead of Stewart and Cheung.
Jan Willem van Schip (NED) was the first to cross the line, much to the delight of the crowd, but it was Meyer who secured the world title, his fifth in the event. Van Schip grabbed Silver and Stewart (GBR) held on for Bronze.
GOLD MEYER Cameron AUS (70)
SILVER van SCHIP Jan Willem NED (52)
BRONZE STEWART Mark GBR (49)
4 CHEUNG King Lok GRE (48)
5 de KETELE Kenny BEL (46)
6 GRAF Andreas AUT (42)
After his blistering qualification, Ivo Oliveira of Portugal launched out of the start gate in the final. He led for the majority of the run and it looked as though the title was his. However, as the laps ticked by, the Portugese rider started to fade and Filippo Ganna began to up the pace. At the 3000m mark, the Italian slipped into the lead and he did not lose it thereafter. Ganna finished in 4:13.607, fractions under his time from qualification, and won back his rainbow jersey after getting Silver last year.
The Bronze medal ride was much the same. Great Britain’s Charlie Tanfield led until 3250m when Alexander Evtushenko of Russia went faster and kept it up to secure the third spot on the podium.
GOLD GANNA Filippo ITA 4:13.607
SILVER OLIVEIRA Ivo POR 4:15.428
BRONZE EVTUSHENKO Alexander RUS 4:13.786
4 TANFIELD Charlie GBR 4:15.930
Both heats were won in two straight matches, with Vogel (AUS) and Morton (GER) showing their strength and tactical nous.
1 MORTON Stephanie AUS (Winner) (Winner)
2 LEE Wai Sze HKG (+0.000) (+0.046)
1 VOGEL Kristina GER (Winner) (Winner)
2 GRABOSCH Pauline Sophie GER (+0.249) (+0.158)
It went down to three rides, with Morton taking the second match, but Vogel showed her prowess and sprinted to her eleventh rainbow jersey, equalling the record of Anna Meares from Australia.
In the Bronze medal ride, Pauline Grabosch ensured it would be two Germans on the podium, with straight wins over Wai Sze Lee (HKG).
GOLD VOGEL Kristina GER (Winner) (+0.161) (Winner)
SILVER MORTON Stephanie AUS (+0.062) (Winner) (+0.105)
BRONZE GRABOSCH Pauline Sophie GER (Winner) (Winner)
4 LEE Wai Sze HKG (+0.026) (+0.067)
After a crash early on briefly halted proceedings, Kirsten Wild (NED) took the victory in the Elimination race to extend her lead in the Omnium competition going into the final event.
1 WILD Kirsten NED
2 VALENTE Jennifer USA
3 BALSAMO Elisa ITA
4 DIDERIKSEN Amalie DEN
5 KOPECKY Lotte BEL
6 KAJIHARA Yumi JPN
The final event of the Women’s Omnium saw plenty of action which rejigged the final standings.
Elisa Balsamo (ITA) and Jennifer Valente (USA) were both sitting in medal positions going into the Points Race and both were knocked off the podium.
Rushlee Buchanan (NZL) and Amalie Dideriksen (DEN) were the two riders who took the opportunity to move up the leaderboard. The New Zealander gained two laps and the Dane gained one, while both scoring points along the way.
In the end, Dideriksen secured Silver and Buchanan bagged the Bronze, her first individual world championship medal.
The Gold, though, was never in doubt. With the home crowd roaring her home, Kirsten Wild took the Omnium title after a dominant display throughout the day.
GOLD WILD Kirsten NED (121)
SILVER DIDERIKSEN Amalie DEN (112)
BRONZE BUCHANAN Rushlee NZL (106)
4 BALSAMO Elisa ITA (105)
5 VALENTE Jennifer USA (101)
6 BARKER Elinor GBR (97)