Australian quartet dominant in men's team pursuit

Awang grabs men's keirin, Kanis gets 500m TT from Gong

In spite of a narrow lead after the first lap of the team pursuit final, The Netherlands were no match for Australia's men's team pursuit squad at the final Track World Cup round in Beijing on Saturday.

After finishing three seconds ahead of the Dutch in the qualifying round, Luke Durbridge, Michael Hepburn, Leigh Howard and Travis Meyer lined up for the final and caught their opponents 3000m into the race, eventually fininishing in a time of 4:01.226.

As final results fell the same way as the qualifiers, New Zealand saw off the Ukranian combination to claim the bronze medal. An all english speaking podium was avoided by Austria's Werner Riebenbauer, who held off the USA's Cody O'Reilly for third spot.

Miao Zhang (China) picked up where his female compatriots had left off in the sprint events on the first day's competition as he claimed a half second victory in the men's kilo. Germany's Joachim Eilers was the only rider to join Zhang with a sub 1:03 time, but it was not enough to topple the home rider. Poland's Kamil Kuczynski took bronze.

In the men's Keirin final, Azizulhasni Awang outwitted the Australian riders Jason Niblett (Australian National Team) and Daniel Ellis (Jayco). It was a brilliant showing by Malaysian riders, with Awang winning a final that also included Josiah Ng.

Canada's Zach Bell took a well deserved victory over Hayden Roulston in the men's scratch race. It was the Canadian's second gold medal of the World Cup after a dominant display in the points race 24-hours earlier.

After the dominance of China's women on day one, Dutchwoman Willy Kanis restored some pride for the visiting riders with victory in the 500m time trial. The only woman to record a time below 34 seconds, Kanis relegated Jinjie Gong (China) and Anna Meares to the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

However, despite Kanis' sterling effort, the Chinese sprint stars showed their strength once more as Gong combined with Junhong Lin to claim the women's team sprint. They finished almost a second faster than Kanis and Yvonne Hijgenaar, which Kanis adding silver to her collection for the evening. Anna Mears combined with Emily Rosemond to seal bronze for Australia.

In the women's points race, Australia's Megan Dunn scored regularly to record a two point win over Elena Tchalykh (Azerbaijan). Winner of the points race at the first two rounds of this year's World Cup track series, Giorgia Bronzini (Italy), finished in third place.

Men's team pursuit finals
1Australia (Durbridge, Hepburn, Howard, Meyer)0:04:01.226 
2Netherlands Heimans, Van der Zwet, Veldt, Zijlstra)DNF 
3New Zealand (Archibold, Gate, Scully, Simpson)0:04:05.278 
4Ukraine (Polatayko, Polizchuk, Popkov, Shchedov)0:04:10.000 
Men's team pursuit qualifying
1Australia0:04:05.635 
2Netherlands0:04:08.992 
3New Zealand0:04:10.025 
4Ukraine0:04:10.731 
5Max Success Pro Cycling0:04:10.737 
6China0:04:10.810 
7Russia0:04:11.190 
8Great Britain0:04:11.495 
9France0:04:12.350 
10Lokomotiv0:04:12.549 
11Germany0:04:12.799 
12Denmark0:04:13.476 
13Poland0:04:13.639 
14Spain0:04:17.344 
15Ireland0:04:18.427 
16Italy0:04:20.268 
17Belgium0:04:20.653 
18Lithuania0:04:21.564 
19South Africa0:04:30.105 
Men's kilo
1Miao Zhang (People's Republic of China)0:01:02.173 
2Joachim Eilers (Germany)0:01:02.677 
3Kamil Kuczynski (Poland)0:01:03.105 
4Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)0:01:03.190 
5Chongyang Wang (Msp)0:01:03.211 
6Filip Ditzel (Czech Republic)0:01:03.570 
7Yudai Nitta (Japan)0:01:03.724 
8Scott Sunderland (Jayco)0:01:03.809 
9Clemens Selzer (Austria)0:01:03.819 
10Yevgen Bolibrukh (Ukraine)0:01:03.964 
11Giddeon Massie (United States Of America)0:01:04.114 
12Quentin Lafargue (Cofidis)0:01:04.180 
13Anton Lapshinau (Belarus)0:01:04.479 
14Hafiz Sufian (Malaysia)0:01:04.688 
15Luca Ceci (Italy)0:01:04.804 
16Thierry Jollet (France)0:01:04.951 
17Sergey Polynskiy (Russian Federation)0:01:05.767 
18David Askurava (Georgia)0:01:05.816 
19Martyn Irvine (Ireland)0:01:05.820 
20Hodei Mazquiaran Uria (Spain)0:01:06.432 
21Po Hung Wu (Chinese Taipei)0:01:06.572 
22Allan Leparskas (Canada)0:01:06.981 
23Michael Thomson (South Africa)0:01:07.105 
24Konstantin Kuperasov (Kta)0:01:07.494 
25King Lok Cheung (Hong Kong, China)0:01:08.601 
26Oscar Ezker Martin (Fgn)0:01:09.278 
27Adria Sabate Masip (Cat)0:01:10.166 
28Ho Ting Kwok (Hong Kong Pro Cycling)0:01:17.637 
DNSNiki Byrgesen (Denmark)  
DNSTim Veldt (Netherlands)  
Men's keirin
1Azizulhasni Awang (Bta)  
2Jason Niblett (Australia)  
3Daniel Ellis (Jayco)  
4Maximillian Levy (Cofidis)  
5Sebastian Doehrer (Germany)  
6Josiah Ng Onn Lam (Malaysia)  
7Kota Asai (Japan)  
8Zafeiris Volikakis (Greece)  
9Simon Van Velthooven (New Zealand)  
10Itmar Esteban Herraiz (Cat)  
13Adam Ptacnik (Czech Republic)  
13Francesco Ceci (Italy)  
13Qi Tang (Msp)  
13Gennadiy Genys (Ukraine)  
17Anton Lapshinau (Belarus)  
17Lei Zhang (People's Republic Of China)  
17David Alonso Castillo (Spain)  
17Kamil Kuczynski (Poland)  
21Travis Smith (Canada)  
21Lukasz Kwiatkowski (Gdz)  
21Kristjan Gregoric (Slovenia)  
21Hugo Haak (Netherlands)  
25David Askurava (Georgia)  
25Michael Thomson (South Africa)  
Men's scratch race
1Zachary Bell (Canada)  
2Hayden Godfrey (New Zealand)  
3Werner Riebenbauer (Austria)  
4Cody O'Reilly (United States Of America)  
5James Carney (Sal)  
6Elia Viviani (Italy)  
7Sergi Escobar Roure (Cat)  
8Nicky Cocquyt (Belgium)  
9Makoto Iijima (Japan)  
10Ki Ho Choi (Hong Kong Pro Cycling)  
11Lukasz Bujko (Poland)  
12Kirill Sveshnikov (Lokomotiv)  
13Matthew Brammeier (Ireland)  
14Morgan Kneisky (France)  
15Ivan Kovalev (Russian Federation)  
16Gediminas Bagdonas (Lithuania)  
17Aliaksandr Lisouski (Belarus)  
18Kam Po Wong (Hong Kong, China)  
19Roy Pieters (Netherlands)  
20Dean Edwards (South Africa)  
21Alexander Petrovskiy (Kta)  
22Javier Azcue (Fgn)  
23Jonathan Mould (Great Britain)  
24 -1lapPo Hung Wu (Chinese Taipei)  
Women's 500m time trial
1Willy Kanis (Netherlands)0:00:33.989 
2Jinjie Gong (People's Republic Of China)0:00:34.136 
3Anna Meares (Australia)0:00:34.243 
4Kaarle Mcculloch (Jayco)0:00:34.510 
5Sandie Clair (France)0:00:34.613 
6Olga Panarina (Belarus)0:00:34.654 
7Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong, China)0:00:34.978 
8Tianshi Zhong (Msp)0:00:35.292 
9Olga Streltsova (Russian Federation)0:00:35.558 
10Miriam Welte (Germany)0:00:35.559 
11Renata Dabrowska (Poland)0:00:35.621 
12Vilija Sereikaite (Lithuania)0:00:35.680 
13Helena Casas Roige (Spain)0:00:35.963 
14Monique Sullivan (Canada)0:00:36.111 
15Fatehah Mustapa (Malaysia)0:00:36.142 
16Huang Ting Ying (Chinese Taipei)0:00:36.613 
17Annerine Wenhold (South Africa)0:00:37.777 
18Monia Baccaille (Italy)0:00:37.921 
19Alba Diez (Cat)0:00:40.071 
DNSJoanne Van Der Westhuizen (South Africa)  
Women's points race
1Megan Dunn (Australia)13pts
2Elena Tchalykh (Azerbaijan)11 
3Giorgia Bronzini (Italy)11 
4Tatsiana Sharakova (Belarus)10 
5Jarmila Machacova (Czech Republic)5 
6Lang Meng (Gpc)5 
7Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mexico)5 
8Tara Whitten (Canada)5 
9Kerong Tang (People's Republic Of China)4 
10Ah Reum Na (Korea)3 
11Pascale Jeuland (France)1 
12Anastasia Chulkova (Russian Federation)1 
13Josephine Tomic (Australia)1 
14Andrea Wolfer (Switzerland)  
15Pascale Schnider (Switzerland)  
16Ana Usabiaga Balerdi (Spain)  
17Aksana Papko (Belarus)  
18Stephanie Roorda (Canada)  
19Vera Koedooder (Netherlands)  
20Chaomei Wu (People's Republic Of China)  
21Tatiana Guderzo (Italy)  
DNFXiao Juan Diao (Hong Kong, China)  
DNFIryna Shpylyova (Ukraine)  
DSQEvgeniya Romanyuta (Russian Federation)  
Women's team sprint
1China (Gong, Lin)0:00:33.311 
2Netherlands (Hijgenaar, Kanis)0:00:34.086 
3Australia (Meares, Rosemond)0:00:34.619 
4Max Success Pro Cycling (Xu, Zhong)0:00:34.703 
5France  
6Germany  
7Giant Pro Cycling  
8Russia  
9Hong Kong  
10Mexico  
11South Africa  
12Ukraine  

 

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