Great Britain dominates the team pursuit

Viviani and Wild take points race titles

 Italy’s Elia Viviani and Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands confirmed their pedigree as world class track riders by winning the points race title during the opening day of the European Track Championships in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands on Friday.

Russia won the women’s team sprint title, while Germany beat France to win the men’s team sprint. Great Britain continued to dominate the team pursuit events; the men’s quartet beat Russia in a close final, while the Great Britain women’s team set a new world record in both the qualifying and final rides in one of the first ever major championships with women racing over a distance of 4000 metres and with four riders.

Elinor Barker, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell, Katie Archibald and Laura Trott smashed their own world time of 4:28.738 seconds for the new 4000m distance. With King replacing Rowsell for the final, the Great Britain team then posted an even faster time of 4:26.453. The second-placed Polish team finished more than nine-seconds behind.

With all five riders having contributed to the team's performance, Barker, King, Rowsell, Trott and Archibald were all presented with a European champion’s jersey and medal.

In the men's team pursuit, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull and Andy Tennant recorded a time of 4:02.258 to earn them both the gold medal and the European champions' jerseys. Russia put up a fight, finishing just 0.2 of second slower in the final. The Netherlands took the bronze beating Spain in their ride-off.

Points races

The women’s points race title was decided in the final sprint, with Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands getting the better of Dani King (Great Britain). The race saw riders share the sprints points but no one was able to take a lap and set up victory and three riders were tied on points late in the race. Wild reached 12 points to equal King and then finished second behind solo attacker Leire Olaberria of Spain in the last sprint to take the title.

Elia Viviani used his sprinting speed and some help from fellow Italian Marco Coledan to win the men’s point s title. Viviani rode the Tour of Beijing last week and clearly had better form than his rivals. He took a lap with some other riders mid-race and then defended his lead for the rest of race. France’s Thomas Bauda was second and Eloy Teruel of Spain took the bronze medal.

Results

Women points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned)80 pts
2Dani King (GBr)72 
3Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa)64 
4Julie Leth (Den)58 
5Stephanie Pohl (Ger)52 
6Jarmila Machacova (Cze)46 
7Elena Cecchini (Ita)40 
8Eugenia Bujak (Pol)38 
9Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita)32 
10Ina Savenka (Blr)26 
11Laurie Berthon (Fra)22 
12Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol)18 
13Polina Pivovarova (Blr)8 
14Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk)8 
15Kate Archibald (GBr)8 
16Ana Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa)8 
17Evelyn Arys (Bel)8 
DNFIrina Molicheva (Rus)1 
DNFRoxane Knetemann (Ned)1 
DSQValeriya Kononenko (Ukr)  
Men points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita)80 pts
2Thomas Boudat (Fra)72 
3Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa)64 
4Kenny De Ketele (Bel)58 
5Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spa)52 
6Wim Stroetinga (Ned)46 
7Milan Kadlec (Cze)40 
8Wojciech Pszczolarski (Pol)38 
9Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus)32 
10Anton Muzychkin (Blr)26 
11Jesper Asselman (Ned)22 
12Patrick Konrad (Aut)18 
13Vivien Brisse (Fra)8 
14Roman Lutsyshyn (Ukr)8 
15Theo Reinhardt (Ger)8 
16Oleksandr Martynenko (Ukr)8 
17Marco Coledan (Ita)8 
DNFTristan Marguet (Swi)1 
DNFVojtech Hacecky (Cze)1 
DNFRafal Jeziorski (Pol)1 
DNFRafal Jeziorski (Pol)1 
DNFMartyn Irvine (Irl)1 
DNFJonathan Dibben (GBr)1 
DSQJonas Rickaert (Bel)  
Women team sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Russia0:00:33.563 
 Elena Brejniva  
 Olga Streltsova  
2Germany0:00:33.598 
 Kristina Vogel  
 Miriam Welte  
3Great Britain0:00:33.771 
 Rebecca Angharad James  
 Jessica Varnish  
4Netherlands0:00:34.235 
 Shanne Braspennincx  
 Elis Ligtlee  
5Spain0:00:34.110 
 Tania Calvo Barbero  
 Helena Casas Roige  
6France0:00:34.216 
 Sandie Clair  
 Virginie Cueff  
7Poland0:00:36.476 
 Katarzyna Kirschenstein  
 Urszula Los  
8Ukraine0:00:36.517 
 Tetyana Klimchenko  
 Olena Tsyos  
9Finland0:00:37.990 
 Pia Pensaari  
 Elisa Arvo  
DNSBelgium  
 Gilke Croket  
 Sarah Inghelbrecht  
Men team sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:43.636 
 Rene Enders  
 Robert Forstemann  
 Maximilian Levy  
2France0:00:43.902 
 Gregory Bauge  
 Michaël D'almeida  
 François Pervis  
3Russia0:00:44.537 
 Denis Dmitriev  
 Andrey Kubeev  
 Pavel Yakushevskiy  
4Great Britain0:00:44.670 
 Kian Emadi-Coffin  
 Philip Hindes  
 Jason Kenny  
5Poland0:00:44.774 
 Grzegorz Drejgier  
 Kamil Kuczynski  
 Krzysztof Maksel  
6Spain0:00:44.794 
 Hodei Mazquiaran Uria  
 Jose Moreno Sanchez  
 Juan Peralta Gascon  
7Netherlands0:00:44.807 
 Matthijs Buchli  
 Hugo Haak  
 Jeffrey Hoogland  
8Czech Republic0:00:45.457 
 Tomas Babek  
 Pavel Kelemen  
 Adam Ptacnik  
9Greece0:00:45.543 
 Ioannis Kalogeropoulos  
 Christos Volikakis  
 Zafeirios Volikakis  
10Belarus0:00:46.482 
 Uladzislau Novik  
 Evgeni Veremchuk  
 Artsiom Zaitsau  
11Ukraine0:00:46.540 
 Gennadiy Genys  
 Andriy Sach  
 Andriy Vynokurov  
12Lithuania0:00:49.136 
 Dominykas Bikinas  
 Svajunas Jonauskas  
 Arunas Lendel  
Women team pursuit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:04:26.556 
 Kate Archibald  
 Elinor Barker  
 Dani King  
 Laura Trott  
2Poland0:04:35.957 
 Eugenia Bujak  
 Edyta Jasinska  
 Katarzyna Pawlowska  
 Malgorzata Wojtyra  
3Russia0:04:34.491 
 Gulnaz Badykova  
 Maria Mishina  
 Irina Molicheva  
 Evgeniya Romanyuta  
4Belgium0:04:43.337 
 Evelyn Arys  
 Els Belmans  
 Jolien D'hoore  
 Kelly Druyts  
5Ukraine0:04:41.990 
 Ivanna Borovychenko  
 Valeriya Kononenko  
 Anna Nahirna  
 Hanna Solovey  
6Italy0:04:42.073 
 Beatrice Bartelloni  
 Elena Cecchini  
 Simona Frapporti  
 Chiara Vannucci  
7Belarus0:04:44.195 
 Volha Masiukovich  
 Polina Pivovarova  
 Ina Savenka  
 Marina Shmayankova  
8Germany0:04:44.241 
 Lisa Fischer  
 Mieke Kröger  
 Lisa Küllmer  
 Stephanie Pohl  
9Lithuania0:05:00.623 
 Roberta Pilkauskaite  
 Vilija Sereikaite  
 Ausrine Trebaite  
 Egle Zablotskyte  
Men team pursuit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:04:02.258 
 Steven Burke  
 Edward Clancy  
 Owain Doull  
 Andrew Tennant  
2Russia0:04:02.460 
 Artur Ershov  
 Evgeny Kovalev  
 Ivan Kovalev  
 Alexander Serov  
3Netherlands0:04:04.998 
 Dion Beukeboom  
 Roy Eefting  
 Jenning Huizenga  
 Tim Veldt  
4Spain0:04:05.605 
 Sebastian Mora Vedri  
 David Muntaner Juaneda  
 Eloy Teruel Rovira  
 Albert Torres Barcelo  
5Italy0:04:07.614 
 Liam Bertazzo  
 Marco Coledan  
 Paolo Simion  
 Elia Viviani  
6Belgium0:04:07.952 
 Jasper De Buyst  
 Kenny De Ketele  
 Moreno De Pauw  
 Gijs Van Hoecke  
7Switzerland0:04:10.584 
 Olivier Beer  
 Tom Bohli  
 Kilian Moser  
 Loïc Perizzolo  
8Denmark0:04:11.057 
 Casper Von Folsach  
 Mathias Krigbaum  
 Mathias Møller Nielsen  
9Ukraine0:04:11.497 
 Volodymyr Dzhus  
 Illya Klepikov  
 Oleksandr Lobov  
 Vitaliy Popkov  
10Belarus0:04:11.793 
 Aleh Ahiyevich  
 Siarhei Papok  
 Branislau Samoilau  
 Raman Tsishkou  
11France0:04:12.046 
 Julien Duval  
 Damien Gaudin  
 Julien Morice  
 Sébastien Turgot  
12Poland0:04:13.669 
 Rafal Jeziorski  
 Mateusz Nowaczek  
 Mateusz Nowak  
 Adrian Teklinski  
13Germany0:04:13.755 
 Maximilian Beyer  
 Henning Bommel  
 Theo Reinhardt  
 Kersten Thiele  
14Czech Republic0:04:14.276 
 Roman Furst  
 Jan Kraus  
 Frantisek Sisr  
 Ondrej Vendolsy  

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