Great Britain dominates the team pursuit events at home

Germany rule in the team sprint

Great Britain dominated the racing on their home track in Manchester on day one of the World Cup, winning medals in every event and proving yet again they are the absolute master of the team pursuit event, with the women’s quartet twice setting a new world record.

The women’s team pursuit is now four-kilometre long, with each team fielding four riders just like the men. London 2012 Olympic champions Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell have teamed up with former junior world time trial champion Elinor Barker to create an unbeatable Great Britain women’s quartet and they twice broke their own record for the new distance much to the joy of the loyal Manchester crowd.

The Great Britain men’s quartet also won their race, while Great Britain took a silver medal in the women’s team sprint behind Germany. Germany also dominates the men’s team sprint, beating Russia. Great Britain beat New Zealand to take the bronze.

Poland’s Malgorzata Wojtyra won the women’s scratch race ahead of Scotland’s Kate Archibald and Tetyana Klimchenko of the Ukraine.

Faster and faster

The women’s team pursuit set a new world record at the recent European track championships but were much faster on their home track, breaking the 4:20 barrier for the first time to stop the clock at 4:19.604. That was four seconds faster than their qualifying ride and meant they beat Canada by eight seconds. Australia was a distant third with a time of 4:30. 831.

"Over the next three years you'll see that record get lower and lower. We all live and die for the team pursuit. It's great to be back here, racing for a home crowd, and it's exciting to go out and break world records again,” Joanna Rowsell happily told BBC Sport.

"A few of the top nations weren't here so we're not getting complacent. The rest of the world is really going to grow into this event over the next few years."

The Great Britain men’s team pursuit is rebuilding after the success of London 2012 but also showed it has the speed as their attention turns to Rio 2016.

Olympic champions Ed Clancy and Steven Burke were joined by Andy Tennant and Owain Doull, qualifying fastest earlier in the day before defeating Australia with a time 3:58.654. It was well off their record of 3:51 659 set at the London Olympics but was enough to beat historic rivals Australia yet again by two seconds. Denmark beat the Netherlands in the ride for the bronze medal with a time of 4:02.413.

"We keep saying this is a developing team but when you think back to 2008, when we had the World Championships here [in which a GB team featuring Thomas and Bradley Wiggins won world gold, then the Olympic title], we're not a million miles off that now - with a so-called development team," experienced anchorman Clancy told the BBC.

Great Britain has slipped in the team sprint event, where three sprinters join forces and lead for a lap each before peeling off.

Germany qualified fastest in a time of 43.351 and won the final against Russia in 43.293. The German women’s team was equally as dominant. The duo of Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel set a time of 32.788 for their two-lap effort. Great Britain finished almost a second slower, while the Max Success Pro Cycling team won the ride for bronze.

Belgium’s Japser De Buyst lead the men’s Omnium after consistent rides in the flying lap, points race and elimination race. The event will continue on Saturday afternoon and evening, with the women’s Omnium also getting underway. Other events include the women’s sprint, the men’s Keirin and men’s points race.

Results

Men ominum: Flying lap
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Davison (Aus)0:00:13.105 
2Tim Veldt (Ned)0:00:00.025 
3Jasper De Buyst (Bel)0:00:00.177 
4Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spa)0:00:00.295 
5Jonathan Dibben (GBr)0:00:00.357 
6Aaron Gate (NZl)0:00:00.367 
7Shuang Shan (Chn)0:00:00.370 
8Ondrej Rybin (Cze)0:00:00.390 
9Olivier Beer (Swi)0:00:00.426 
10Raman Tsishkou (Blr)0:00:00.484 
11Casper Michael Von Folsach (Den)0:00:00.539 
12Artyom Zakharov (Kaz)0:00:00.558 
13Jacob Duehring (USA)0:00:00.683 
14Vladislav Kreminskyi (Ukr)0:00:00.708 
15Thomas Boudat (Fra)0:00:00.793 
16Francesco Castegnaro (Ita)0:00:00.832 
17Varun Maharaj (Tri)0:00:00.930 
18Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn)0:00:00.999 
19Darren Matthews (Bar)0:00:01.510 
DNSIvan Savitskiy (Rus)  
Men omnium: Points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Boudat (Fra)33 pts
2Jasper De Buyst (Bel)20 
3Aaron Gate (NZl)14 
4Raman Tsishkou (Blr)14 
5Tim Veldt (Ned)13 
6Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spa)13 
7Jacob Duehring (USA)8 
8Jonathan Dibben (GBr)8 
9Olivier Beer (Swi)7 
10Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn)5 
11Artyom Zakharov (Kaz)4 
12Casper Michael Von Folsach (Den)4 
13Francesco Castegnaro (Ita)3 
14Luke Davison (Aus)  
15Darren Matthews (Bar)  
16Vladislav Kreminskyi (Ukr)-17 
17Shuang Shan (Chn)-37 
DNFOndrej Rybin (Cze)  
DNFVarun Maharaj (Tri)  
Women scratch race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol)  
2Kate Archibald SCB  
3Tetyana Klimchenko (Ukr)  
4Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex)  
5Laurie Berthon (Fra)  
6Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa)  
7Dani King (GBr)  
8Katsiaryna Barazna (Blr)  
9Ana Usabiaga Balerdi EUS  
10Laura Basso CTF  
11Giorgia Bronzini (Ita)  
12Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus)  
13Jupha Somnet (Mas)  
14Kelly Druyts (Bel)  
15Elizabeth Newell (USA)  
16Caroline Ryan (Irl)  
17Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk)  
18Cristina Irma Greve (Arg)  
19Amy Hill WAL  
20Georgia Baker (Aus)  
Men omnium: Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Boudat (Fra)  
2Jasper De Buyst (Bel)  
3Aaron Gate (NZl)  
4Tim Veldt (Ned)  
5Luke Davison (Aus)  
6Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spa)  
7Ondrej Rybin (Cze)  
8Vladislav Kreminskyi (Ukr)  
9Artyom Zakharov (Kaz)  
10Olivier Beer (Swi)  
11Raman Tsishkou (Blr)  
12Jonathan Dibben (GBr)  
13Varun Maharaj (Tri)  
14Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn)  
15Casper Michael Von Folsach (Den)  
16Jacob Duehring (USA)  
17Francesco Castegnaro (Ita)  
18Shuang Shan (Chn)  
19Darren Matthews (Bar)  
Men team pursuit finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:58.654 
 Owain Doull  
 Steven Burke  
 Edward Clancy  
 Andrew Tennant  
2Australia0:03:59.293 
 Luke Davison  
 Alexander Edmondson  
 Mitchell Mulhern  
 Miles Scotson  
3Denmark0:04:01.934 
 Lasse Norman Hansen  
 Mathias Moller  
 Rasmus Christian Quaade  
 Alex Nicki Sylvest Rasmussen  
4Netherlands0:04:03.999 
 Wim Stroetinga  
 Dion Beukeboom  
 Roy Eefting  
 Jenning Huizenga  
5Spain  
 David Muntaner Juaneda  
 Sebastian Mora Vedri  
 Eloy Teruel Rovira  
 Albert Torres Barcelo  
6New Zealand  
 Pieter Bulling  
 Shane Archbold  
 Dylan Kennett  
 Marc Ryan  
7Russia  
 Ivan Kovalev  
 Artur Ershov  
 Evgeny Kovalev  
 Alexander Serov  
8Switzerland  
 Olivier Beer  
 Silvan Dillier  
 Claudio Imhof  
 Loic Perizzolo  
9Lokosphinx  
 Kirill Sveshnikov  
 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges  
 Sergey Shilov  
 Dmitry Sokolov  
10Germany  
 Theo Reinhardt  
 Henning Bommel  
 Lucas Liss  
 Kersten Thiele  
11Belgium  
 Jasper De Buyst  
 Kenny De Ketele  
 Moreno De Pauw  
 Jonas Rickaert  
12Italy  
 Elia Viviani  
 Liam Bertazzo  
 Marco Coledan  
 Michele Scartezzini  
13Isd Track Team  
 Vitaliy Popkov  
 Volodymyr Dzhus  
 Illya Klepikov  
 Maksym Vasilyev  
14Belarus  
 Aleh Ahiyevich  
 Anton Muzychkin  
 Siarhei Papok  
 Branislau Samoilau  
15Kazakhstan  
 Artyom Zakharov  
 Nikita Panassenko  
 Robert Gaineyev  
 Dias Omirzakov  
16South Africa  
 Evan Carstens  
 Kellan Alex Gouveris  
 Nolan Hoffman  
 Theuns Van Der Bank  
17China  
 Wei Liu  
 Jie Wang  
 Xiande Wang  
 Jianwei Zheng  
Women team sprint finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:32.788 
 Miriam Welte  
 Kristina Vogel  
2Great Britain0:00:33.635 
 Victoria Williamson  
 Rebecca Angharad James  
3Max Success Pro Cycling0:00:33.372 
 Lin Junhong  
 Tianshi Zhong  
4Russia0:00:33.533 
 Anastasiia Voynova  
 Olga Streltsova  
5Petroholding Leninrad  
 Elena Brezhniva  
 Ekaterina Gnidenko  
6France  
 Sandie Clair  
 Virginie Cueff  
7China  
 Xuemei Li  
 Jingjing Shi  
8Netherlands  
 Shanne Braspennincx  
 Elis Ligtlee  
9Spain  
 Tania Calvo Barbero  
 Helena Casas Roige  
10Cyclo Channel Tokyo  
 Hiroko Ishii  
 Kayono Maeda  
11Mexico  
 Frany Maria Fong Echevarria  
 Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez Luz  
12Venezuela  
 Prada Rodriguez M.  
 Gleydimar Tapia  
13Ukraine  
 Tetyana Klimchenko  
 Olena Tsos  
14Australia  
 Kaarle Mcculloch  
 Stephanie Morton  
Women team pursuit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:04:19.604 
 Laura Trott  
 Elinor Barker  
 Dani King  
 Joanna Rowsell  
2Canada0:04:27.083 
 Gillian Carleton  
 Laura Brown  
 Jasmin Glaesser  
 Stephanie Roorda  
3Australia0:04:30.831 
 Annette Edmondson  
 Georgia Baker  
 Rebecca Wiasak  
 Elissa Wundersitz  
4Russia0:04:32.696 
 Gulnaz Badykova  
 Alexandra Chekina  
 Maria Mishina  
 Evgeniya Romanyuta  
5United States  
 Kimberly Geist  
 Cari Higgins  
 Jade Wilcoxson  
 Ruth Winder  
6Poland  
 Malgorzata Wojtyra  
 Eugenia Bujak  
 Edyta Jasinska  
 Natalia Rutkowska  
7Italy  
 Beatrice Bartelloni  
 Elena Cecchini  
 Simona Frapporti  
 Silvia Valsecchi  
8China  
 Sidan Jia  
 Yali Jing  
 Shanshan Ma  
 Baofang Zhao  
9Team USN  
 Hayley Jones  
 Amy Hill  
 Ciara Horne  
 Emily Kay  
10Belarus  
 Volha Masiukovich  
 Polina Pivovarova  
 Ina Savenka  
 Marina Shmayankova  
11Belgium  
 Jolien D'hoore  
 Kelly Druyts  
 Evelyn Arys  
 Els Belmans  
12Germany  
 Stephanie Pohl  
 Lisa Fischer  
 Mieke Kröger  
 Lisa Küllmer  
Men team sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:32.788 
 Miriam Welte  
 Kristina Vogel  
2Great Britain0:00:33.635 
 Victoria Williamson  
 Rebecca Angharad James  
3Max Success Pro Cycling0:00:33.372 
 Lin Junhong  
 Tianshi Zhong  
4Russia0:00:33.533 
 Anastasiia Voynova  
 Olga Streltsova  
5Petroholding Leninrad  
 Elena Brezhniva  
 Ekaterina Gnidenko  
6France  
 Sandie Clair  
 Virginie Cueff  
7China  
 Xuemei Li  
 Jingjing Shi  
8Netherlands  
 Shanne Braspennincx  
 Elis Ligtlee  
9Spain  
 Tania Calvo Barbero  
 Helena Casas Roige  
10Cyclo Channel Tokyo  
 Hiroko Ishii  
 Kayono Maeda  
11Mexico  
 Frany Maria Fong Echevarria  
 Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez Luz  
12Venezuela  
 Prada Rodriguez M.  
 Gleydimar Tapia  
13Ukraine  
 Tetyana Klimchenko  
 Olena Tsos  
14Australia  
 Kaarle Mcculloch  
 Stephanie Morton  

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