UCI Track World Cup Glasgow - Day 2: Great Britain sweeps team pursuit

British men beat France for gold, women take out Italy

Great Britain fielded a young squad for the first round of the UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow but continued the domination of their older and more experienced teammates by winning both the men’s and women’s team pursuit events on Friday evening.

The female quartet had an average age of just 19 but Emily Kay, Emily Nelson, Ellie Dickinson and Manon Lloyd set a time of 4:25.809 to beat the Italian quartet of Simone Frapporti, Elisa Balsamo, Francesca Pattaro and Maria Giulia by two seconds. France won the ride for the bronze medal, beating Poland.

It was the first time any of the British riders had won a gold medal at elite World Cup level but they continued to show the form that gave them a bronze medal at the recent European Track Cycling Championships in Paris.

The quintet qualified second fastest on Thursday, then disposed of Poland in the second round before taking on the Italians, the fastest qualifiers and the European champions, in the final. The Italians started fast and were always ahead but never by more than half a second. Lloyd produced a lap and three-quarter starting effort to get the team up to speed and eventually paid the price and lost contact with four laps to go. At the same time Italy’s Simone Frapporti swung up for one last time, leaving both teams with the minimum three counters going into the final kilometre.

Maria-Giulia Confalioneri dropped off the back of the Italian trio with two laps remaining, as Great Britain stayed united. Confalioneri was several lengths behind her teammates, while the young Britons, inspired by the crowd, finished together to win the gold medal.

“Every team works incredibly hard, but to have the crowd here every time you go down the straight, to hear them shout really gives you that extra bit of energy that you didn’t know you had and we can’t thank them enough for cheering us all the way through,” Kay said of the support of the Glasgow crowd when speaking to British Cycling.

British men beat France for gold

Andy Tennant anchored the young men’s team pursuit quartet with former kilo rider Kian Emadi, Mark Stewart and Ollie Wood –who replaced Matt Bostock after the afternoon ride.

Great Britain was up against the recently crowned European champions France, which included the Tour de France veteran Sylvain Chavanel along with the promising Corentin Ermenault, who has been linked with Sir Bradley Wiggins' eponymous team for next season. However, Great Britain were in control from the very first lap and never relinquished their lead, setting an impressive time of 3.58.891, finishing a second faster than France.

The Canadian team of Adam Jamieson, Aidan Caves, Jay Lamoureux and Bayley Simpson won the bronze medal, beating Switzerland in their final.  

"It’s not often you actually get to race on home soil so to do it with your friends and family in the stands watching, it’s really nice to kind of deliver and win,” Mark Stewart said.

In the other finals of the day, Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania won the women’s Keirin, while Kamil Kuczynski of Poland beat Pavel Yakushevskiy of Russia to win the men’s sprint title after three intense rides in the final.

The racing continues on Saturday with the men and women’s individual pursuit, the men’s scratch race and other qualifying events for Sunday’s final day of racing.

Women's Keirin Round Two Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liubov Basova (Ukr) Ukraine  
2Nicky Degrendele (Bel) Belgium  
3Courtney Field (Aus) Australia  
4Madalyn Godby (USA) United States  
5Shannon Mccurley (Irl) Ireland  
6Gloria Manzoni (Ita) Italy  
7Takako Ishii (Jpn) Japan  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
2Tania Calvo Barbero (Spa) Spain  
3Tatiana Kiseleva (Rus) Russia  
4Tzu Chun Wang (Tpe) Taichung Cycling Team  
5Bernette Beyers (RSA) South Africa  
6Lili Liu (Chn) China  
7Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong  
Women's Keirin Finals 7-12
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
7Lili Liu (Chn) China  
8Shannon Mccurley (Irl) Ireland  
9Tzu Chun Wang (Tpe) Taichung Cycling Team  
10Gloria Manzoni (Ita) Italy  
11Bernette Beyers (RSA) South Africa  
12Madalyn Godby (USA) United States  
Women's Keirin Finals 1-6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
2Liubov Basova (Ukr) Ukraine  
3Courtney Field (Aus) Australia  
4Nicky Degrendele (Bel) Belgium  
5Tatiana Kiseleva (Rus) Russia  
6Tania Calvo Barbero (Spa) Spain  
Men's Sprint Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland0:00:09.871 
2Ryan Owens (GBr) Great Britain0:00:00.019 
3Vasilijus Lendel (Ltu) Lithuania0:00:00.025 
4Pavel Yakushevskiy (Rus) Russia0:00:00.033 
5Mateusz Rudyk (Pol) Poland0:00:00.046 
6Joe Truman (GBr) Great Britain0:00:00.055 
7Eric Engler (Ger) Germany0:00:00.076 
8Quentin Lafargue (Fra) France0:00:00.083 
9Lewis Oliva (GBr) Team USN0:00:00.092 
10Charly Conord (Fra) France0:00:00.094 
11Andrii Vynokurov (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:00.110 
12Juan Peralta Gascon (Spa) Spain0:00:00.212 
13Robin Wagner (Cze) Czech Republic0:00:00.226 
14Sandor Szalontay (Hun) Hungary0:00:00.232 
15Marc Jurczyk (Ger) Germany0:00:00.234 
16Wenjun Bi (Chn) China0:00:00.239 
17Tomoyuki Kawabata (Jpn) Japan0:00:00.241 
18Thomas Clarke (Aus) Australia0:00:00.269 
19Zac Williams (NZl) New Zealand0:00:00.300 
20Kirill Samusenko (Rus) Russia0:00:00.307 
21Jose Moreno Sanchez (Spa) Spain0:00:00.312 
22Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom (Mas) ISN Track Team0:00:00.318 
23David Sojka (Cze) Czech Republic0:00:00.348 
24Simon Van Velthooven (NZl) New Zealand0:00:00.385 
25Svajunas Jonauskas (Ltu) Lithuania0:00:00.391 
26Juncheng Liu (Chn) China0:00:00.403 
27Eoin Mullen (Irl) Ireland0:00:00.412 
28Makuru Wada (Jpn) Dream Seeker0:00:00.422 
29Kwesi Browne (Tto) Trinidad And Tobago0:00:00.423 
30Kazuki Amagai (Jpn) Japan0:00:00.439 
31Braeden Dean (Aus) Australia0:00:00.527 
32Davide Ceci (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli Asd0:00:00.650 
33Shih Feng Kang (Tpe) Taichung Cycling Team0:00:00.855 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mateusz Rudyk (Pol) Poland  
2Tomoyuki Kawabata (Jpn) Japan  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joe Truman (GBr) Great Britain  
2Thomas Clarke (Aus) Australia  
Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eric Engler (Ger) Germany  
2Zac Williams (NZl) New Zealand  
Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quentin Lafargue (Fra) France  
2Kirill Samusenko (Rus) Russia  
Heat 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lewis Oliva (GBr) Team USN  
2Jose Moreno Sanchez (Spa) Spain  
Heat 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Charly Conord (Fra) France  
2Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom (Mas) ISN Track Team  
Heat 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrii Vynokurov (Ukr) Ukraine  
2David Sojka (Cze) Czech Republic  
Heat 8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Peralta Gascon (Spa) Spain  
2Simon Van Velthooven (NZl) New Zealand  
Heat 9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robin Wagner (Cze) Czech Republic  
2Svajunas Jonauskas (Ltu) Lithuania  
Heat 10
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sandor Szalontay (Hun) Hungary  
2Juncheng Liu (Chn) China  
Heat 11
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Jurczyk (Ger) Germany  
2Eoin Mullen (Irl) Ireland  
Heat 12
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wenjun Bi (Chn) China  
2Makuru Wada (Jpn) Dream Seeker  
Men's Sprint 1/8 Finals Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland  
2Lewis Oliva (GBr) Team USN  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Owens (GBr) Great Britain  
2Charly Conord (Fra) France  
Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrii Vynokurov (Ukr) Ukraine  
2Vasilijus Lendel (Ltu) Lithuania  
Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pavel Yakushevskiy (Rus) Russia  
2Juan Peralta Gascon (Spa) Spain  
Heat 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mateusz Rudyk (Pol) Poland  
2Robin Wagner (Cze) Czech Republic  
Heat 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joe Truman (GBr) Great Britain  
2Sandor Szalontay (Hun) Hungary  
Heat 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eric Engler (Ger) Germany  
2Marc Jurczyk (Ger) Germany  
Heat 8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quentin Lafargue (Fra) France  
2Wenjun Bi (Chn) China  
Men's Sprint Quarterfinals Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland  
2Mateusz Rudyk (Pol) Poland  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Owens (GBr) Great Britain  
2Joe Truman (GBr) Great Britain  
Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrii Vynokurov (Ukr) Ukraine  
2Eric Engler (Ger) Germany  
Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pavel Yakushevskiy (Rus) Russia  
2Quentin Lafargue (Fra) France  
Men's Sprint Semifinals Race 1 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland  
2Andrii Vynokurov (Ukr) Ukraine  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pavel Yakushevskiy (Rus) Russia  
2Ryan Owens (GBr) Great Britain  
Men's Sprint Semifinals Race 2 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland  
2Andrii Vynokurov (Ukr) Ukraine  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pavel Yakushevskiy (Rus) Russia  
2Ryan Owens (GBr) Great Britain  
Men's Sprint Finals Bronze Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrii Vynokurov (Ukr) Ukraine  
2Ryan Owens (GBr) Great Britain  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrii Vynokurov (Ukr) Ukraine  
2Ryan Owens (GBr) Great Britain  
Men's Sprint Gold Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pavel Yakushevskiy (Rus) Russia  
2Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland  
2Pavel Yakushevskiy (Rus) Russia  
Decider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland  
2Pavel Yakushevskiy (Rus) Russia  
Men's Team Pursuit First Round Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Switzerland0:04:03.123 
 Claudio Imhof  
 Stefan Bissegger  
 Reto Muller  
 Loic Perizzolo  
2Italy0:04:05.750 
 Alex Buttazzoni  
 Simone Consonni  
 Francesco Lamon  
 Davide Plebani  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Belgium0:04:03.250 
 Kenny De Ketele  
 Moreno De Pauw  
 Lindsay De Vylder  
 Robbe Ghys  
2Russia0:04:05.568 
 Evgeny Kovalev  
 Vladislav Kulikov  
 Andrey Prostokshin  
 Sergey Rostovtsev  
Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1France0:03:59.723 
 Benjamin Thomas  
 Sylvain Chavanel  
 Corentin Ermenault  
 Adrien Garel  
2Canada0:04:03.056 
 Adam Jamieson  
 Aidan Caves  
 Jay Lamoureux  
 Ed Veal  
Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:04:00.571 
 Mark Stewart  
 Matthew Bostock  
 Kian Emadi-Coffin  
 Oliver Wood  
2Poland0:04:04.059 
 Alan Banaszek  
 Szymon Wojciech Sajnok  
 Daniel Staniszewski  
 Adrian Teklinski  
Women's Team Pursuit First Round Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Belarus0:04:29.597 
 Hanna Laptsionak  
 Polina Pivovarova  
 Ina Savenka  
 Marina Shmayankova  
2Belgium0:04:36.660 
 Lotte Kopecky  
 Gilke Croket  
 Annelies Dom  
 Lenny Druyts  
Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1China0:04:28.879 
 Lulu Chen  
 Xiuyan Lu  
 Menglu Ma  
 Hong Wang  
2Ukraine0:04:38.441 
 Tetyana Klimchenko  
 Oksana Klyachina  
 Inna Metalnykova  
 Anna Nahirna  
Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:04:25.796 
 Emily Kay  
 Eleanor Dickinson  
 Manon Lloyd  
 Emily Nelson  
2Poland0:04:28.738 
 Daria Pikulik  
 Justyna Kaczkowska  
 Nikol Plosaj  
 Nikola Rozynska  
Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Italy0:04:26.097 
 Simona Frapporti  
 Elisa Balsamo  
 Maria Giulia Confalonieri  
 Francesca Pattaro  
2France0:04:28.216 
 Roxane Fournier  
 Laurie Berthon  
 Elise Delzenne  
 Coralie Demay  
Women's Team Pursuit Finals 7-8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
7Belgium0:04:31.547 
 Lotte Kopecky  
 Gilke Croket  
 Annelies Dom  
 Lenny Druyts  
8Ukraine0:04:37.052 
 Tetyana Klimchenko  
 Oksana Klyachina  
 Inna Metalnykova  
 Anna Nahirna  
Women's Team Pursuit Finals 5-6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
5China0:04:28.981 
 Lulu Chen  
 Xiuyan Lu  
 Menglu Ma  
 Hong Wang  
6Belarus0:04:31.526 
 Hanna Laptsionak  
 Polina Pivovarova  
 Ina Savenka  
 Marina Shmayankova  
Women's Team Pursuit Finals Bronze
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3France0:04:26.725 
 Roxane Fournier  
 Laurie Berthon  
 Elise Delzenne  
 Coralie Demay  
4Poland0:04:32.875 
 Daria Pikulik  
 Justyna Kaczkowska  
 Nikol Plosaj  
 Nikola Rozynska  
Women's Team Pursuit Finals Gold
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:04:25.809 
 Emily Kay  
 Eleanor Dickinson  
 Manon Lloyd  
 Emily Nelson  
2Italy0:04:27.703 
 Simona Frapporti  
 Elisa Balsamo  
 Maria Giulia Confalonieri  
 Francesca Pattaro  
Men's Team Pursuit Finals 7-8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
7Italy0:04:03.743 
 Alex Buttazzoni  
 Simone Consonni  
 Francesco Lamon  
 Davide Plebani  
8Russia0:04:07.203 
 Evgeny Kovalev  
 Vladislav Kulikov  
 Andrey Prostokshin  
 Sergey Rostovtsev  
Men's Team Pursuit Finals 5-6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
5Belgium0:04:01.262 
 Kenny De Ketele  
 Moreno De Pauw  
 Lindsay De Vylder  
 Robbe Ghys  
6Poland0:04:05.203 
 Alan Banaszek  
 Szymon Wojciech Sajnok  
 Daniel Staniszewski  
 Adrian Teklinski  
Men's Team Pursuit Finals Bronze
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Canada0:04:01.958 
 Adam Jamieson  
 Aidan Caves  
 Jay Lamoureux  
 Bayley Simpson  
4Switzerland0:04:05.035 
 Claudio Imhof  
 Stefan Bissegger  
 Gino Mader  
 Loic Perizzolo  
Men's Team Pursuit Finals Gold
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:58.891 
 Mark Stewart  
 Kian Emadi-Coffin  
 Andrew Tennant  
 Oliver Wood  
2France0:04:00.230 
 Benjamin Thomas  
 Sylvain Chavanel  
 Corentin Ermenault  
 Adrien Garel  

 

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