Australia fastest in qualifying to take edge into gold medal ride for team pursuit

New Zealand continue recent run with strong ride in women's event

The antipodeans showed they will be force in London, with the New Zealand women's team, and the Australian men clocking the fastest times in the qualifying round of the team pursuits.

The New Zealand trio of Alison Shanks, Jaime Nielsen and Lauren Ellis clocked 3:24.005 on a windy Cali Velodrome which is roofed but open to the elements on the sides.

New Zealand will ride off against Great Britain in the final tomorrow with the British boasting two of their world champion squad in the line-up.

World champion silver medallists USA, with two of their three riders back, will take on Lithuania for the bronze medal with the much vaunted Australian and Canadian teams missing out.

In the men's race meanwhile, reigning world champions Australia were the class of the field when they recorded 4:02.739 in the windy conditions. Their line-up included world under 23 time trial champion Luke Durbridge and fellow team pursuit world champions Rohan Dennis, and Michael Hepburn.

The New Zealand quartet of Jesse Sergent, Sam Bewley, Marc Ryan and Aaron Gate were second fastest in 4:04.612, comfortably ahead of Colombia and Denmark who will fight it out for the bronze medal.

Tomorrow's first full day of competition includes the first day of the men's omnium, team sprint, men's kilo time trial and finals of the team pursuit.
 

Elite men team pursuit qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Australia0:04:02.739 
 Luke Durbridge  
 Rohan Dennis  
 Michael Hepburn  
 Mitchell Mulhern  
2New Zealand0:04:04.612 
 Sam Bewley  
 Aaron Gate  
 Marc Ryan  
 Jesse Sergent  
3Colombia0:04:06.118 
 Juan Esteban Arango  
 Edwin Avila  
 Arles Castro  
 Weimar Roldan  
4Denmark0:04:06.794 
 Lasse Norman Hansen  
 Casper Folsach  
 Rasmus Quaade  
 Christian Ranneries  
5Spain0:04:07.589 
 Eloy Teruel Rovira  
 Pablo Aitor Bernal Rosique  
 Sebastian Mora Vedri  
 David Muntaner Juaneda  
6Germany0:04:08.982 
 Nikias Arndt  
 Henning Bommel  
 Stefan Schäfer  
 Jakob Steigmiller  
7Lokosphinx0:04:10.400 
 Kirill Sveshnikov  
 Roman Ivlev  
 Maksim Kozyrev  
 Sergey Shilov  
8Belgium0:04:11.081 
 Gijs Van Hoecke  
 Jasper De Buyst  
 Moreno De Pauw  
 Jonathan Dufrasne  
9Switzerland0:04:11.824 
 Damien Corthesy  
 Cyrille Thiery  
 Olivier Beer  
 Loic Perizzolo  
10Hong Kong0:04:11.847 
 Ho Ting Kwok  
 King Wai Cheung  
 King Lok Cheung  
 Ki Ho Choi  
11France0:04:11.950 
 Bryan Coquard  
 Vivien Brisse  
 Julien Duval  
 Kevin Labeque  
12Ukraine0:04:13.511 
 Lobov Oleksandr  
 Polishchuk Maksym  
 Radionov Mykhailo  
 Lagkuti Sergiy  
13Netherlands0:04:14.271 
 Wouter Haan  
 Roy Pieters  
 Nick Stöpler  
 Michael Vingerling  
14Chile0:04:15.370 
 Edison Bravo  
 Luis Sepulveda  
 Antonio Cabrera  
 Gonzalo Miranda  
15Russia0:04:15.691 
 Artur Ershov  
 Ivan Savitskiy  
 Valery Valynin  
 Nikolay Zhurkin  
16United States0:04:21.349 
 Ian Moir  
 Matthew Lipscomb  
 Gregory Daniel  
 Zack Noonan  
17Brazil0:04:23.864 
 Robson Dias  
 Armando Camargo Filho  
 Luiz Amorim Ferrao Tavares  
 Thiago Nardin  
Elite women team pursuit qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1New Zealand0:03:24.005 
 Lauren Ellis  
 Jaime Nielsen  
 Alison Shanks  
2Great Britain0:03:24.849 
 Laura Trott  
 Wendy Houvenaghel  
 Sarah Storey  
3United States0:03:26.027 
 Sarah Hammer  
 Dotsie Bausch  
 Lauren Tamayo  
4Lithuania0:03:26.468 
 Ausrine Trebaite  
 Vaida Pikauskaite  
 Vilija Sereikaite  
5Australia0:03:26.494 
 Annette Edmondson  
 Sarah Kent  
 Josephine Tomic  
6Ukraine0:03:26.779 
 Galyuk Svitlana  
 Kalitovska Lesya  
 Shulika Lyubov  
7Canada0:03:27.609 
 Tara Whitten  
 Laura Brown  
 Stephanie Roorda  
8Belarus0:03:28.046 
 Aksana Papko  
 Alena Dylko  
 Tatyana Sharakova  
9Belgium0:03:29.096 
 Jolien D'hoore  
 Kelly Druyts  
 Maaike Polspoel  
10Netherlands0:03:30.549 
 Laura Van Der Kamp  
 Amy Pieters  
 Winanda Spoor  
11Korea0:03:30.975 
 Sungeun Gu  
 You Ri Kim  
 Ahreum Na  
12Poland0:03:31.531 
 Malgorzata Wojtyra  
 Edyta Jasinska  
 Katarzyna Pawlowska  
13China0:03:32.207 
 Li Huang  
 Cui Wang  
 Chao Mei Wu  
14Germany0:03:32.668 
 Stephanie Pohl  
 Mieke Kröger  
 Madeleine Sandig  
15Russia0:03:33.053 
 Alexandra Goncharova  
 Elena Lichmanova  
 Lidia Malakhova  
16Japan0:03:34.790 
 Maki Tabata  
 Kanako Kase  
 Minami Uwano  
17Kong Hong0:03:39.227 
 Zhao Juan Meng  
 Xiao Juan Diao  
 Wan Yiu Wong  
DNFBrazil  
 Janildes Fernandes Silva  
 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza  
 Clemilda Fernandes Silva  

 

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