British blast into team pursuit finals

Men's four to face Spain in team pursuit final, women's trio to race Germans

Men's Team Pursuit Qualifying

Team Great Britain blew the opposition away in qualify of the men’s team pursuit at the World Cup at the Manchester Velodrome. The quartet of Edward Clancy, Ben Swift, Geraint Thomas and Steven Burke set a time of 3:57.709 to set up a final with Spain, who posted the second best time of 4:09.744.

World Champions Denmark missed out on a place in the final after finishing fifth with Michael Faerk Christensen the only rider present from their winning ride in Poland. The race for the bronze will be between Germany and Ukraine who were separated by less than half a second.

“It’s all about a new line-up and the preparation for London,” said Paul Manning, a Great Britain coach and former pursuiter. “The aim is to learn and to target the pace they’ve set themselves. Ed is the most experienced but they’re a young team. There are six riders going for four places so we don’t know the line up for the final yet.”

Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying

Great Britain's World Champion trio Wendy Houvenaghel, Lizzie Armitstead and Jo Rowsell qualified fastest for the women's 3000 metre team pursuit final with a time of 3:23.436, but missed out on the World record by just a second. They beat their nearest rival, Germany, into second place by more than four seconds. Third was Australia, who will face Netherlands in the bronze medal race.

France was the first team to post a competitive time with 3:34.912 ride but they were knocked off the top by first the Belgian and then the German teams. Australia looked to have booked their place in the final when they set a time of 3.28.751, but Great Britain relegated them to third.

The British team started slowly though, just down on the Germany's time after the first kilometre. However, they proved too strong and gained time on each of the subsequent intermediate splits.

Women’s Keirin Qualifying

World Champion Shuang Guo (China), Elisa Frisoni (France), Anna Meares (Australia), Olga Panarina (Belarus), Kaarle Mcculloch (Australia) and Victoria Pendleton (Sky+ HD) all won their Keirin heats and made it through to the second round.

In the six repechage heats Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania), Virginie Cueff (France), Agnes Ronner (Netherlands), Miriam Welte (Germany), Victoria Baranova (Russia) and Olivia Montauban (France) all won and will take part in the next round.

Men's Scratch Race Heats 1 & 2

Matthieu Lafagnous (France) won the first heat in the Men's Scratch Race in Manchester on Sunday in a sprint finish ahead of Adiq Husainie Othman (Malaysia) and Lukasz Bujko (Poland).

King Wai Cheung (GPC) was the first rider to attack but was swiftly brought back after three laps. However he attacked again a managed to gain a lap with ten to go. Cheung was unable to hold onto the coattails of the field though and quickly lost all of his advantage as the pace increased, finishing a lap down and out of contention.

Sergiy Lagkuti (Ukraine), Leigh Howard (Australia) and Colby Pearce (USA) were the stars of the second heat in the Men's Scratch Race with the three riders gaining a lap on the field to book their place in the final. Local favourite Chris Newton (GBR) led home a chase group and finished in fourth.

The race was sparked into action by Robson Dias (Brazil) who attacked in the opening laps. However he was unable to distance himself from the field and as the speed dropped Howard and Pearce seized the opportunity and broke clear. Lagkuti joined the duo and the triumvirate set about gaining a lap on the field.

Men's Scratch Race Heat 1
1Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) France  
2Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Malaysia  
3Lukasz Bujko (Pol) Poland  
4Ivan Kovalev (Rus) Russian Federation  
5Roger Kluge (Ger) Germany  
6Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy  
7Petr Lazar (Cze) Czech Republic  
8Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spa) Spain  
9Angel Dario Colla (Arg) Argentina  
10Michael Vingerling (Ned) Netherlands  
11Javier Azkue Prieto (Spa) FGN  
12Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Ireland  
13Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Lithuania  
14Ki Ho Choi (HKg) HKP  
DNFTosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium  
DNFRyan Sabga (USA) Black Dog  
DNFIban Leanizbarrutia Cruz (Spa) EUS  
DNFKing Wai Cheung (Chn) GPC  
DNFKonstantinos Karageorgos (Gre) Greece  
Men's Scratch Race Heat 2
1Sergiy Lagkuti (Ukr) Ukraine  
2Leigh Howard (Aus) Australia  
3Colby Pearce (USA) United States Of America  
4Chris Newton (GBr) Great Britain  
5Werner Riebenbauer (Aut) Austria  
6David Boily (Can) Canada  
7Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
8Fabio Masotti (Ita) FFA  
9Robson Dias (Bra) Brazil  
10Loïc Perizzolo (Swi) Switzerland  
11Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand  
12Kampo Wong (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
13Roman Maksimov (Rus) LOK  
14Sergi Carrere (Spa) CAT  
15Luis Fernando Macias Hernandez (Mex) Mexico  
16Matvey Zubov (Rus) KTA  
17James Louter (RSA) South Africa  
18German Lopez Abrego (Spa) NAV  
19Tigran Korkotyan (Arm) Armenia  
DNSVasili Kiryienka (Blr) Belarus  
Men's Team Pursuit Qualifying
1Great Britain0:03:57.709 
 Steven Burke  
 Edward Clancy  
 Ben Swift  
 Geraint Thomas  
 Sergi Escobar Roure  
 David Muntaner Juaneda  
 Antonio Tauler Llull  
 Eloy Teruel Rovira  
 Robert Bartko  
 Henning Bommel  
 Roger Kluge  
 Stefan Schäfer  
 Maksym Fonrabe  
 Maksym Polishchuk  
 Vitaliy Shchedov  
 Roman Kononenko  
 Michael Faerk Christensen  
 Philip Nielsen  
 Rasmus Christian Quaade  
 Christian Ranneries  
 Pawel Brylowski  
 Dawid Glowacki  
 Piotr Kasperkiewicz  
 Grzegorz Stepniak  
 Levi Heimans  
 Geertjan Jonkman  
 Peter Schep  
 Arno Van Der Zwet  
 Rodriges Arguelyes  
 Artur Ershov  
 Valery Kaykov  
 Leonid Krasnov  
 Dominique Cornu  
 Jonathan Dufrasne  
 Tim Mertens  
 Stijn Steels  
 Vivien Brisse  
 Julien Duval  
 Julien Morice  
 Benoit Daeninck  
 Damien Corthesy  
 Silvan Dillier  
 Claudio Imhof  
 Loïc Perizzolo  
 Konstantin Kuperasov  
 Alexander Petrovskiy  
 Ivan Savitsky  
 Matvey Zubov  
 Stephen Barrett  
 David Mc Cann  
 David O'loughlin  
 Matthew Brammeier  
 Andreas Graf  
 Andreas Muller  
 Werner Riebenbauer  
 Michael Singer  
Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying
1Great Britain0:03:23.400 
 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Great Britain  
 Wendy Houvenaghel (GBr) Great Britain  
 Joanna Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain  
 Lisa Brennauer  
 Verena Joos (Ger) Germany  
 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Germany  
 Tess Downing (Aus) Australia  
 Belinda Goss (Aus) Australia  
 Josephine Tomic (Aus) Australia  
 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Netherlands  
 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands  
 Ellen Van Dijk  
 Jessie Daams (Bel) Belgium  
 Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Belgium  
 Kelly Druyts (Bel) Belgium  
 Sophie Creux  
 Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France  
 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
 Victoria Kondel (Rus) Russian Federation  
 Alena Prudnikova (Rus) Russian Federation  
 Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation  
 Svetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
 Aleksandra Sosenko (Ltu) Lithuania  
 Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
 Edyta Jasinska (Pol) Poland  
 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Poland  
 Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland  
10Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre0:03:40.000 
 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre  
 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre  
 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre  
 Skye Lee Armstrong (Aus) Rodin  
 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Rodin  
 Lotte Van  Hoek (Ned) Rodin  
 Jessica Fernanda Jurado (Mex) Mexico  
 Mayra Del Rocio Rocha (Mex) Mexico  
 Estefany Marisol Tinajero Cobos (Mex) Mexico  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Heat 1
1Shuang Guo  
2Virginie Cueff  
3Sumaia Ribeiro  
4Victoria Baranova  
5Wai Sze Lee  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Heat 2
1Elisa Frisoni (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre  
2Renata Dabrowska (Pol) Poland  
3Ainhoa Pagola Alvarez (Spa)  
4Agnes Ronner  
DSQJessica Varnish (GBr) Great Britain  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Heat 3
1Anna Meares (Aus) Australia  
2Yvonne Hijgenaar (Ned) Netherlands  
3Proman Racing Team Cari Higgins (USA)  
4Eleni Klapanara (Gre) Greece  
5Alba Diez (Spa) Catalunya  
6Olga Streltsova (Rus) Russian Federation  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Heat 4
1Olga Panarina (Blr) Belarus  
2Fatehah Mustapa (Mas) Malaysia  
3Rebecca James (GBr) Great Britain  
4Helena Casas Roige (Spa) Catalunya  
5Miriam Welte (Ger) Germany  
6Estefany Marisol Tinajero Cobos (Mex) Mexico  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Heat 5
1Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) Australia  
2Jinjie Gong (Chn) People's Republic of China  
3Olivia Montauban (Fra) France  
4Dana Glöss (Ger) Germany  
5Penny Day (NZl) Posh of Holmwood, New Zealand  
6Gintare Gaivenyte (Ltu) Lithuania  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Heat 6
1Victoria Pendleton (GBr) Team Sky + HD  
2Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
3Angeliki Koutsonikoli (Gre) Greece  
4Zhao  Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong  
5Aleksandra Drejgier (Pol) Poland  
6Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk) Slovakia  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 1
1Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
2Helena Casas Roige (Spa) Catalunya  
3Sumaia Ribeiro (Bra) Brazil  
4Alba Diez (Spa) Catalunya  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 2
1Virginie Cueff (Fra) France  
2Gintare Gaivenyte (Ltu) Lithuania  
3Eleni Klapanara (Gre) Greece  
4Ainhoa Pagola Alvarez (Spa)  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 3
1Agnes Ronner (Ned) Netherlands  
2Renata Dabrowska (Pol) Poland  
3Cari Higgins (USA) Proman Racing Team  
4Penny Day (NZl) Posh of Holmwood, New Zealand  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 4
1Victoria Baranova (Rus) Russian Federation  
2Yvonne Hijgenaar (Ned) Netherlands  
3Rebecca James (GBr) Great Britain  
4Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk) Slovakia  
5Aleksandra Drejgier (Pol) Poland  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 5
1Olivia Montauban (Fra) France  
2Wai Sze Lee (HKg) Hong Kong  
3Fatehah Mustapa (Mas) Malaysia  
4Zhao  Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong  
DNSEstefany Marisol Tinajero Cobos (Mex) Mexico  
Women's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 6
1Miriam Welte (Ger) Germany  
2Jinjie Gong (Chn) People's Republic of China  
3Dana Glöss (Ger) Germany  
4Olga Streltsova (Rus) Russian Federation  
5Angeliki Koutsonikoli (Gre) Greece  
Men's International Keirin Round 1 Heat 1
1Azizulhasni Awang  
2Maximilian Levy  
3François Pervis  
4David Daniell  
5Andrii Vynokurov  
6Kazunari Watanabe  
7Makoto Yoshikawa  
Men's International Keirin Round 1 Heat 2
1Matthew Crampton  
2Shane Perkins  
3Christos Volikakis  
4Yudai Nitta  
5Kazuya Narita  
DNFDenis Spicka  
DSQYoshiyuki Okabe  
Men's International Keirin Round 1 Heat 3
1Ross Edgar  
2Jason Kenny  
3Teun Mulder  
4Tomokazu Sato  
5Jason Niblett  
6Carten Bergemann  
7Tomas Babek  
Men's International Keirin Repechage Heat 1
1Carten Bergemann  
2Tomas Babek  
3Kazuya Narita  
4Makoto Yoshikawa  
Men's International Keirin Repechage Heat 2
1Christos Volikakis  
2David Daniell  
3Teun Mulder  
4Yudai Nitta  
Men's International Keirin Repechage Heat 3
1Andrii Vynokurov  
2Jason Niblett  
3François Pervis  
4Tomokazu Sato  
5Kazunari Watanabe  


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