UCI Track World Championships: Wild wins rainbow stripes in Scratch Race

Great Britain men make Team Pursuit final with Denmark; Germany and Netherlands take Team Sprint gold

Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) took the first rainbow jersey of the 2018 UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn on Wednesday, attacking the field with six laps remaining in the Scratch Race and holding off a hard chase from Katie Archibald (Great Britain) and eventual runner-up Jolien D'Hoore (Belgium). Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) took the bronze.

"It's really, really nice to win before my own people, on my own track. It's amazing," Wild said in a TV interview before the podium ceremony. "It's the best riders in the world to compete, and actually I can't believe that I won with a solo. It's really cool."

Wild, who is known for her powerful sprint on the road, said the solo attack was not part of her original plan. 

"My plan was to stay really calm and wait for the sprint, but it didn't go according to my plan," she said. "But, yeah, this worked out really well."

Wild won gold in the discipline at the 2015 World Championships, but she said Wednesday's win was even more special.

"Yeah, this is amazing to win here in Apeldoorn," she said. "I have no words."

Germany and Netherlands take Team Sprint gold



In the team sprints, which opened the evening session with qualifying rounds for the men and women, the German women took gold ahead of Netherlands and Russia, while Netherlands claimed gold in the men's event over Great Britain and France.



The German women, Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel, qualified with the fastest time of 32.640 and then knocked Poland off with a time of 32.652 in the first round. Paired against Netherlands in the final, the German women won gold with a time of 32.605 to the Dutch time of 33.124. In the race for bronze, Russia rode to 32.990 to China's 33.282.

In the men's contest, the Netherlands team of Nils van Thoenderdaal, Harrie Lavreysen and Matthijs Buchli set the fastest qualifying mark at 42.869, then took out the Czech Republic in the first round with a time of 43.234.

In the final, the Dutch team rode a 42.727 to beat Great Britain's 43.231. In the race for bronze, France beat the Russian Federation with a time of 43.373.

Team Pursuit squads set the pecking order

In other opening-day racing, Great Britain set itself up for a gold medal test against Denmark, while Germany will race Italy for the bronze.



The British team of Ed Clancy, Kian Emadi, Ethan Hayter and Charlie Tanfield set the quickest qualifying time at 3:55.714, followed by Italy, Denmark and Germany. Britain then beat Germany 3:56.335 to 3:58.047 to make the final. Denmark squeaked past Italy 3:54.496 to 3:54.884 to set up Thursday's gold-medal match.

In the women's Team Pursuit qualifying round, the United States set the fastest time at 4:18.836, followed by Great Britain at 4:19.177, Italy at 4:21.543 and New Zealand at 4:23.530.

Full Results

Men's Team Pursuit - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:55.714 
 Edward Clancy (Great Britain)  
 Kian Emadi (Great Britain)  
 Ethan Hayter (Great Britain)  
 Charlie Tanfield (Great Britain)  
2Italy0:03:56.406 
 Simone Consonni (Italy)  
 Liam Bertazzo (Italy)  
 Filippo Ganna (Italy)  
 Francesco Lamon (Italy)  
3Denmark0:03:56.740 
 Niklas Larsen (Denmark)  
 Julius Johansen (Denmark)  
 Frederik Madsen (Denmark)  
 Casper Von Folsach (Denmark)  
4Germany0:03:57.447 
 Maximilian Beyer (Germany)  
 Felix Gross (Germany)  
 Theo Reinhardt (Germany)  
 Kersten Thiele (Germany)  
5New Zealand0:03:57.622 
 Campbell Stewart (New Zealand)  
 Regan Gough (New Zealand)  
 Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)  
 Nicholas Kergozou (New Zealand)  
6Russian Federation0:03:56.362 
 Mamyr Stash (Russian Federation)  
 Alexander Evtushenko (Russian Federation)  
 Ivan Smirnov (Russian Federation)  
 Kirill Sveshnikov (Russian Federation)  
7Switzerland0:03:59.543 
 Claudio Imhof (Switzerland)  
 Cyrille Thiery (Switzerland)  
 Frank Pasche (Switzerland)  
 Valere Thiebaud (Switzerland)  
8Canada0:04:00.584 
 Michael Foley (Canada)  
 Derek Gee (Canada)  
 Adam Jamieson (Canada)  
 Jay Lamoureux (Canada)  
9Japan0:04:01.753 
 Ryo Chikatani (Japan)  
 Shogo Ichimaru (Japan)  
 Shunsuke Imamura (Japan)  
 Keitaro Sawada (Japan)  
10Poland0:04:01.963 
 Szymon Sajnok (Poland)  
 Alan Banaszek (Poland)  
 Szymon Krawczyk (Poland)  
 Adrian Teklinski (Poland)  
11France0:04:02.415 
 Benjamin Thomas (France)  
 Adrien Garel (France)  
 Florian Maitre (France)  
 Louis Pijourlet (France)  
12Belgium0:04:03.367 
 Lindsay De Vylder (Belgium)  
 Kenny De Ketele (Belgium)  
 Moreno De Pauw (Belgium)  
 Robbe Ghys (Belgium)  
13United States0:04:04.203 
 Eric Young (United States of America)  
 Gavin Hoover (United States of America)  
 Ashton Lambie (United States of America)  
 Daniel Summerhill (United States of America)  
14Belarus0:04:06.629 
 Raman Tsishkou (Belarus)  
 Yauheni Akhramenka (Belarus)  
 Yauheni Karaliok (Belarus)  
 Mikhail Shemetau (Belarus)  
15China0:04:08.266 
 Ya Ke Hou (China)  
 Zhihui Jiang (China)  
 Pingan Shen (China)  
 Fengnian Wang (China)  
16Spain0:04:10.677 
 Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spain)  
 Xavier Canellas Sanchez (Spain)  
 Vincente Garcia De Mateos Rubio (Spain)  
 Illart Zuazubiskar Gallastegi (Spain)  
Men's Team Pursuit - First Round, Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Switzerland0:03:59.648 
 Claudio Imhof (Switzerland)  
 Cyrille Thiery (Switzerland)  
 Gael Suter (Switzerland)  
 Valere Thiebaud (Switzerland)  
2Russian Federation0:04:00.320 
 Lev Gonov (Russian Federation)  
 Alexander Evtushenko (Russian Federation)  
 Ivan Smirnov (Russian Federation)  
 Sergei Shilov (Russian Federation)  
Men's Team Pursuit - First Round, Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1New Zealand0:03:58.932 
 Campbell Stewart (New Zealand)  
 Regan Gough (New Zealand)  
 Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)  
 Nicholas Kergozou (New Zealand)  
2Canada0:04:02.235 
 Michael Foley (Canada)  
 Derek Gee (Canada)  
 Adam Jamieson (Canada)  
 Jay Lamoureux (Canada)  
Men's Team Pursuit - First Round, Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Denmark0:03:54.496 
 Niklas Larsen (Denmark)  
 Julius Johansen (Denmark)  
 Frederik Madsen (Denmark)  
 Casper Von Folsach (Denmark)  
2Italy0:03:54.884 
 Simone Consonni (Italy)  
 Liam Bertazzo (Italy)  
 Filippo Ganna (Italy)  
 Francesco Lamon (Italy)  
Men's Team Pursuit - First Round, Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:56.335 
 Edward Clancy (Great Britain)  
 Kian Emadi (Great Britain)  
 Ethan Hayter (Great Britain)  
 Charlie Tanfield (Great Britain)  
2Germany0:03:58.047 
 Maximilian Beyer (Germany)  
 Felix Gross (Germany)  
 Theo Reinhardt (Germany)  
 Kersten Thiele (Germany)  
Women's Team Pursuit - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1United States0:04:18.836 
 Jennifer Valente (United States of America)  
 Kelly Catlin (United States of America)  
 Chloe Dygert (United States of America)  
 Kimberly Geist (United States of America)  
2Great Britain0:04:19.177 
 Katie Archibald (Great Britain)  
 Elinor Barker (Great Britain)  
 Laura Kenny (Great Britain)  
 Emily Nelson (Great Britain)  
3Italy0:04:21.543 
 Elisa Balsamo (Italy)  
 Letizia Paternoster (Italy)  
 Simona Frapporti (Italy)  
 Tatiana Guderzo (Italy)  
4New Zealand0:04:23.530 
 Rushlee Buchanan (New Zealand)  
 Bryony Botha (New Zealand)  
 Kirstie James (New Zealand)  
 Racquel Sheath (New Zealand)  
5Canada0:04:24.071 
 Allison Beveridge (Canada)  
 Ariane Bonhomme (Canada)  
 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Canada)  
 Stephanie Roorda (Canada)  
6Germany0:04:28.480 
 Gudrun Stock (Germany)  
 Charlotte Becker (Germany)  
 Franziska Brausse (Germany)  
 Lisa Brennauer (Germany)  
7France0:04:29.626 
 Laurie Berthon (France)  
 Coralie Demay (France)  
 Marion Borras (France)  
 Marie Le Net (France)  
8Poland0:04:29.799 
 Daria Pikulik (Poland)  
 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Poland)  
 Justyna Kaczkowska (Poland)  
 Nikol Plosaj (Poland)  
9Japan0:04:30.966 
 Yumi Kajihara (Japan)  
 Kie Furuyama (Japan)  
 Yuya Hashimoto (Japan)  
 Kisato Nakamura (Japan)  
10China0:04:32.386 
 Xiaofei Wang (China)  
 Jiali Liu (China)  
 Menglu Ma (China)  
 Hong Wang (China)  
11Russian Federation0:04:32.862 
 Alexandra Goncharova (Russian Federation)  
 Gulnaz Badykova (Russian Federation)  
 Anastasiia Iakovenko (Russian Federation)  
 Olga Zabelinskaya (Russian Federation)  
12Belgium0:04:33.078 
 Lotte Kopecky (Belgium)  
 Gilke Croket (Belgium)  
 Annelies Dom (Belgium)  
 Saartje Vandenbroucke (Belgium)  
13Belarus0:04:34.264 
 Polina Pivovarova (Belarus)  
 Ina Savenka (Belarus)  
 Anastasiya Dzedzikava (Belarus)  
 Hanna Tserakh (Belarus)  
Women's Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Netherlands)  
2Jolien D'hoore (Belgium)  
3Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)  
4Nao Suzuki (Japan)  
5Jarmila Machacova (Czech Republic)  
6Katie Archibald (Great Britain)  
7Jasmin Duehring (Canada)  
8Evgenia Augustinas (Russian Federation)  
9Rachele Barbieri (Italy)  
10Tetyana Klimchenko (Ukraine)  
11Verena Eberhardt (Austria)  
12Aline Seitz (Switzerland)  
13Justyna Kaczkowska (Poland)  
14Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania)  
15Lydia Gurley Ireland)  
16Christina Birch (United States of America)  
17Tatjana Paller (Germany)  
18Ane Iriarte Lasa (Spain)  
19Alzbeta Bacikova (Slovakia)  
20Valentine Fortin (France)  
21Hanna Tserakh (Belarus)  
DNFXiaojuan Diao (Hong Kong, China)  
Men's Team Sprint - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Netherlands0:00:42.869 
 Nils Van Thoenderdaal (Netherlands)  
 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)  
 Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)  
2France0:00:43.389 
 Francois Pervis (France)  
 Sebastien Vigier (France)  
 Quentin Lafargue (France)  
3Germany0:00:43.452 
 Robert Forstemann (Germany)  
 Maximilian Levy (Germany)  
 Joachim Eilers (Germany)  
4Great Britain0:00:43.558 
 Jack Carlin (Great Britain)  
 Ryan Owens (Great Britain)  
 Joseph Truman (Great Britain)  
5New Zealand0:00:43.736 
 Ethan Mitchell (New Zealand)  
 Sam Webster (New Zealand)  
 Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)  
6Russian Federation0:00:43.905 
 Alexander Sharapov (Russian Federation)  
 Pavel Yakushevskiy (Russian Federation)  
 Aleksandr Dubchenko (Russian Federation)  
7Japan0:00:44.240 
 Kazuki Amagai (Japan)  
 Yudai Nitta (Japan)  
 Kazunari Watanabe (Japan)  
8Czech Republic0:00:44.410 
 Pavel Kelemen (Czech Republic)  
 Martin Cechman (Czech Republic)  
 Robin Wagner (Czech Republic)  
9China0:00:44.524 
 Jianxin Li (China)  
 Yongjia Luo (China)  
 Wenjun Bi (China)  
10Spain0:00:44.665 
 Alejandro Martinez Chorro (Spain)  
 Juan Peralta Gascon (Spain)  
 Jose Moreno Sanchez (Spain)  
11Colombia0:00:44.137 
 Kevin Santiago Quintero Chavarro (Colombia)  
 Ruben Dario Murillo Minota (Colombia)  
 Santiago Ramirez Morales (Colombia)  
12Belarus0:00:45.227 
 Yauhen Veramchuk (Belarus)  
 Artsiom Zaitsau (Belarus)  
 Uladzislau Novik (Belarus)  
RELPoland  
 Rafal Sarnecki (Poland)  
 Mateusz Rudyk (Poland)  
 Krzysztof Maksel (Poland)  
Men's Team Sprint - First Round, Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:00:43.434 
 Jack Carlin (Great Britain)  
 Philip Hindes (Great Britain)  
 Jason Kenny (Great Britain)  
2New Zealand0:00:44.146 
 Ethan Mitchell (New Zealand)  
 Sam Webster (New Zealand)  
 Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)  
Men's Team Sprint - First Round, Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Russian Federation0:00:43.557 
 Alexander Sharapov (Russian Federation)  
 Pavel Yakushevskiy (Russian Federation)  
 Aleksandr Dubchenko (Russian Federation)  
2Germany0:00:43.594 
 Stefan Botticher (Germany)  
 Maximilian Levy (Germany)  
 Joachim Eilers (Germany)  
Men's Team Sprint - First Round, Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1France0:00:43.737 
 Francois Pervis (France)  
 Sebastien Vigier (France)  
 Michael D'almeida (France)  
RELJapan  
 Kazuki Amagai (Japan)  
 Yudai Nitta (Japan)  
 Kazunari Watanabe (Japan)  
Men's Team Sprint - First Round, Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Netherlands0:00:43.234 
 Nils Van Thoenderdaal (Netherlands)  
 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)  
 Matthijs Buchli (Netherlands)  
2Czech Republic0:00:44.559 
 Pavel Kelemen (Czech Republic)  
 Martin Cechman (Czech Republic)  
 Robin Wagner (Czech Republic)  
Men's Team Sprint - Final for gold
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Netherlands0:00:42.700 
 Nils Van Thoenderdaal (Netherlands)  
 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)  
 Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)  
2Great Britain0:00:43.200 
 Jack Carlin (Great Britain)  
 Ryan Owens (Great Britain)  
 Jason Kenny (Great Britain)  
Men's Team Sprint - Final for bronze
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3France0:00:43.400 
 Francois Pervis (France)  
 Sebastien Vigier (France)  
 Quentin Lafargue (France)  
4Russian Federation0:00:43.600 
 Alexander Sharapov (Russian Federation)  
 Pavel Yakushevskiy (Russian Federation)  
 Aleksandr Dubchenko (Russian Federation)  
Women's Team Sprint - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:32.640 
 Miriam Welte (Germany)  
 Pauline Sophie Grabosch (Germany)  
2Russian Federation0:00:32.739 
 Daria Shmeleva (Russian Federation)  
 Anastasiia Voinova (Russian Federation)  
3China0:00:33.210 
 Chaorui Song (China)  
 Tianshi Zhong (China)  
4Netherlands0:00:33.415 
 Laurine Van Riessen (Netherlands)  
 Hetty Van De Wouw (Netherlands)  
5Mexico0:00:33.640 
 Jessica Salazar Valles (Mexico)  
 Yuli Verdugo Osuna (Mexico)  
6Great Britain0:00:33.634 
 Lauren Bate (Great Britain)  
 Katy Marchant (Great Britain)  
7New Zealand0:00:33.666 
 Emma Cumming (New Zealand)  
 Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)  
8Poland0:00:33.867 
 Marlena Karwacka (Poland)  
 Urszula Los (Poland)  
9Spain0:00:33.939 
 Tania Calvo Barbero (Spain)  
 Helena Casas Roige (Spain)  
10United States0:00:34.022 
 Madalyn Godby (United States of America)  
 Mandy Marquardt (United States of America)  
11Italy0:00:34.373 
 Miriam Vece (Italy)  
 Elena Bissolati (Italy)  
12Republic of Korea0:00:34.443 
 Wongyeong Kim (Republic of Korea)  
 Hyejin Lee (Republic of Korea)  
13Hong Kong, China0:00:35.791 
 Jessica Hoi Yan (Hong Kong, China)  
 Wing Yu Ma (Hong Kong, China)  
14India0:00:36.086 
 Deborah Deborah (India)  
 Alena Reji (India)  
Women's Team Sprint - First Round, Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Netherlands0:00:32.958 
 Kyra Lamberink (Netherlands)  
 Shanne Braspennincx (Netherlands)  
2Mexico0:00:33.861 
 Jessica Salazar Valles (Mexico)  
 Luz Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez (Mexico)  
Women's Team Sprint - First Round, Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1China0:00:33.295 
 Chaorui Song (China)  
 Tianshi Zhong (China)  
2Great Britain0:00:33.623 
 Lauren Bate (Great Britain)  
 Katy Marchant (Great Britain)  
Women's Team Sprint - First Round, Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Russia Federation0:00:32.987 
 Daria Shmeleva (Russian Federation)  
 Anastasiia Voinova (Russian Federation)  
2New Zealand0:00:33.453 
 Emma Cumming (New Zealand)  
 Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)  
Women's Team Sprint - First Round, Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:32.652 
 Miriam Welte (Germany)  
 Kristina Vogel (Germany)  
2Poland0:00:34.100 
 Marlena Karwacka (Poland)  
 Julita Jagodzinska (Poland)  
Women's Team Sprint - Final for gold
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:32.605 
 Miriam Welte (Germany)  
 Kristina Vogel (Germany)  
2Netherlands0:00:33.124 
 Kyra Lamberink (Netherlands)  
 Shanne Braspennincx (Netherlands)  
Women's Team Sprint - Final for bronze
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Russia Federation0:00:32.990 
 Daria Shmeleva (Russian Federation)  
 Anastasiia Voinova (Russian Federation)  
4China0:00:33.282 
 Chaorui Song (China)  
 Tianshi Zhong (China)   

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