Great Britain – boosted, it has to be said, by far greater numbers than the other competing nations – extended its lead at the top of the European Masters Track Championships Medal Table to 5 points over nearest rival France. With a total of 16 Golds and 57 medals in all, the hosts dominate the competition but Germany picked up another Gold today, as did Ireland.
With Great Britain taking five gold medals on Day 3 of the European Masters Track Championships and France two, it was all change at the top of the medals table, with the hosts heading the list for the first time this week. Joining them in the table is Austria, after Wolfgang Kotzmann’s Points Race masterclass in the 40-44 Men’s category.
The French held on to their slender lead in the overall medals table after 2009 Day 2 of the European Track Championships in Manchester. Their haul of three Golds on the day was matched by Great Britain, who remain second – just one medal back from the competition leaders. Germany and Denmark both doubled their totals to two each.
A great day of racing saw one World Record, two European records and some fantastic match sprinting.
Riders from Great Britain came out on top on day 2 of the 2015 UCI World Masters Track Cycling Championships at the Manchester Velodrome.
With four gold, the British riders finished the day with one more gold than Australia and the USA who both won three Gold with two for Denmark and one for New Zealand.
Day 2 of the Masters National Track Championships at Newport saw a smooth transition from the Sprinters to the Endurance riders with a morning of Time Trials, followed by an afternoon of Scratch races. And, to liven things up, a non-championship, two-part Open Derny Paced event.Pictures from the event can be purchased from swarbrick.com