Hoy and Meares reign supreme

Archbold hangs tough for omnium gold

A decisive crash, sensational sprinting from Anna Meares and Sir Chris Hoy plus a lesson in kiwi consistency were the highlights from the second night of racing at the opening round of the UCI Track World Cup Classics in Melbourne, Australia.

Meares magnificent against Olympic champion

A crash during the first heat of the semi finals put Chinese rider Shuang Guo out of contention for the women's sprint crown and with Kristina Vogel's defeat at the hands of Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton it was the gold and silver medalists from Beijing - Pendleton and Meares - who would line up for the final.

Meares rode two brilliant heats of the gold medal final, surging hard in the back straight over the final lap to ride past Pendleton and clock a time of 11.8 in the first ride before backing up that effort with another stellar performance in the second.

Bold and brave ride from Archbold

Canadian Zach Bell may have won the scratch race but it was New Zealand's Shane Archbold who demonstrated kiwi consistency with a fifth place in that section of the men's omnium and a win in the individual pursuit that set up an eventual overall victory.

World champion Ed Clancy of Great Britain then took the kilo in a time of 1.02.586 later in the night to close the gap but Archbold, sporting a distinctive 'mullet' hairdo, had done enough to secure what was a memorable victory. Cyclingnews readers can learn more about his mullet in our interview with the New Zealander.

Gold aHoy!

A dominant Hoy lined up for the second round of the keirin intent on demonstrating his superiority in the event and the Scot achieved that, leading from start to finish against Dutch rider Teun Mulder before moving onto the final, where he shot past speedy Australian Scott Sunderland

French phenom Kevin Sireau played no further part in the competition after he was eliminated in the second heat of the keirin for riding past the derny before it had retreated. The Frenchman was one of the favourites to challenge Hoy but spent the rest of the evening on the sidelines.

The final itself was a fast-run affair; the fastest keirin ever, in fact, according to Hoy in his post-race interview. The last lap was an impressive 10.0 seconds, with Mulder once again sticking solidly to the wheel of his British adversary to take the silver.

It capped a fantastic meet for Hoy, who added another gold to that which he won the previous evening in the team sprint and indicated that he was back from any troubles he'd experiened over the past 12 months.

Full results

Men's Omnium - Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zachary Bell (Can) Canada  
2Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol) Poland  
3Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
4Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Spain  
5Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand  
6Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
7 -1 lapCarlos Alberto Uran Arroyave (Col) Colombia  
8Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile  
9Behnam Khalili Khosroshahi (IRI) Islamic Republic of Iran  
10Niki Byrgesen (Den) Denmark  
11Angelo Ciccone (Ita) Italy  
12Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain  
13Julien Duval (Fra) France  
14Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland  
15Marcel Kalz (Ger) Germany  
16Jan Dostal (Cze) Czech Republic  
17Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands  
18Serhei Sakavets (Blr) Belarus  
19Carlos Daniel Linarez Zambrano (Ven) Venezuela  
20Andreas Graf (Aut) Austria  
21Scott Law (Aus) Australia  
21Ivan Kovalev (Rus) Russian Federation  
Men's Omnium - 1km TT
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain0:01:02.586 
2Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands0:01:03.040 
3Marcel Kalz (Ger) Germany0:01:04.369 
4Zachary Bell (Can) Canada0:01:04.381 
5Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand0:01:04.394 
6Jan Dostal (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:04.798 
7Niki Byrgesen (Den) Denmark0:01:05.216 
8Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol) Poland0:01:05.341 
9Julien Duval (Fra) France0:01:05.355 
10Scott Law (Aus) Australia0:01:05.878 
11Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile0:01:06.208 
12Carlos Alberto Uran Arroyave (Col) Colombia0:01:06.416 
13Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Spain0:01:06.541 
14Angelo Ciccone (Ita) Italy0:01:06.793 
15Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:01:07.334 
16Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland0:01:07.335 
17Carlos Daniel Linarez Zambrano (Ven) Venezuela0:01:07.425 
18Behnam Khalili Khosroshahi (IRI) Islamic Republic of Iran0:01:07.497 
19Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan0:01:07.703 
20Serhei Sakavets (Blr) Belarus0:01:08.034 
21Andreas Graf (Aut) Austria0:01:10.356 
DNSIvan Kovalev (Rus) Russian Federation  
Men's Omnium Final Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand24 pts
2Zachary Bell (Can) Canada31 
3Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain35 
4Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Spain45 
5Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands48 
6Rafal Ratajczyk (Pol) Poland57 
7Carlos Alberto Uran Arroyave (Col) Colombia59 
8Niki Byrgesen (Den) Denmark61 
9Jan Dostal (Cze) Czech Republic62 
10Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile62 
11Julien Duval (Fra) France63 
12Marcel Kalz (Ger) Germany66 
13Angelo Ciccone (Ita) Italy70 
14Scott Law (Aus) Australia73 
15Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong, China81 
16Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan82 
17Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland87 
18Behnam Khalili Khosroshahi (IRI) Islamic Republic of Iran90 
19Carlos Daniel Linarez Zambrano (Ven) Venezuela103 
20Serhei Sakavets (Blr) Belarus110 
21Andreas Graf (Aut) Austria130 
22Ivan Kovalev (Rus) Russian Federation  
23Sebastian Cancio (Arg) Argentina  
24Ingmar De Poortere (Bel) Belgium  
Women's Omnium - Elimination Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Netherlands  
2Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain  
3Tara Whitten (Can) Canada  
4Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
5Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation  
6Jarmila Machacova (Cze) Czech Republic  
7Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia  
8Elena Tchalykh (Aze) Azerbaijan  
9Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine  
10Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium  
11Maki Tabata (Jpn) Japan  
12Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand  
13Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk) Slovakia  
14Paola Munoz (Chi) Chile  
15Cari Higgins (USA) United States Of America  
16Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany  
17Pascale Schnider (Swi) Switzerland  
18Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus  
19Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland  
20Colmenares Colmenares Yeny Lorena (Col) Colombia  
21Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex) Mexico  
22Gemma Dudley (NZl) New Zealand  
23Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Italy  
DNSVilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
Men's Keirin - Round 2 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Bourgain (Fra) France  
2Scott Sunderland (Aus) Australia  
3Kazunari Watanabe (Jpn) Japan  
4Puerta Zapata Fabian Hernando (Col) Colombia  
5Azizulhasni Awang (Mas) YSD TRACK TEAM  
6Josiah Ng Onn Lam (Mas) Malaysia  
Men's Keirin - Round 2 Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Hoy (GBr) Great Britain  
2Teun Mulder (Ned) Netherlands  
3Christos Volikakis (Gre) Greece  
4Travis Smith (Can) Canada  
5Joachim Eilers (Ger) Team Erdgas.2012  
DSQKévin Sireau (Fra) COFIDIS  
Men's Keirin 1st-6th Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Hoy (GBr) Great Britain  
2Teun Mulder (Ned) Netherlands  
3Mickaël Bourgain (Fra) France  
4Christos Volikakis (Gre) Greece  
5Scott Sunderland (Aus) Australia  
6Kazunari Watanabe (Jpn) Japan  
Men's Keirin 7th-11th Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
7Puerta Zapata Fabian Hernando (Col) Colombia  
8Joachim Eilers (Ger) Team Erdgas.2012  
9Azizulhasni Awang (Mas) YSD TRACK TEAM  
10Josiah Ng Onn Lam (Mas) Malaysia  
11Travis Smith (Can) Canada  
Women's Sprint Semifinal Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Meares (Aus) Australia0:00:11.880 
2Kristina Vogel (Ger) Germany  
Women's Sprint Semifinal Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Victoria Pendleton (GBr) Great Britain  
DNFShuang Guo (Chn) People's Republic of China  
Women's Sprint Semifinal B Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Willy Kanis (Ned) Netherlands0:00:11.832 
2Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) TEAM JAYCO­AIS  
Women's Sprint Semifinal B Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania0:00:12.257 
2Clara Sanchez (Fra) France  
Women's Sprint Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Meares (Aus) Australia0:00:11.800 
2Victoria Pendleton (GBr) Great Britain  
3Kristina Vogel (Ger) Germany  
DNSShuang Guo (Chn) People's Republic of China  


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