Meares makes it a triple on night three

Australia ends World Cup opener on top

Meares' mighty double

Anna Meares proved her utter dominance of the 500m time trial with victory in the event after a superb performance in the women's sprint last night. The reigning world champion was last out of the blocks in the final, chasing the impressive time of French rider Sandie Clair, who clocked a 33.667.

There were murmurings before the race that Meares could go under the magical 33-second barrier, given her form thus far in the opening round of the UCI Track World Cup. A busy schedule that included the sprint last night in addition to the 500m TT and the keirin on the final evening of competition.

After wrapping up the time trial title, Meares moved onto the keirin where she was confident in qualifying. The final for gold saw her up against China's Jinjie Gong, classy French riders Sandie Clair and Clara Sanchez, Kristina Vogel and countrywoman Kaarle McCulloch.

And she was typically composed in the final, holding first wheel behind the derny and maintaining her position after it had left the track. Despite a spirited showing from Sanchez and McCulloch, Meares held on to record her third win of the meet and finish it as the undoubted star of the show.

Australia lowers the mark

In the men's team pursuit, the Australian quartet of Jack Bobridge, Cameron Meyer, Leigh Howard and Michael Hepburn proved its world champion status with a commanding performance in the gold medal final.

Pitted against a surprise packet in the Russian team - now managed by former Danish head coach Heiko Salzwedel - Bobridge rode the opening lap as the Australians passed the one-kilometre mark in a time of 1.03.478 an maintained an early lead that they never relinquished.

Despite Howard dropping out of the race shortly after the three-kilometre mark Bobridge, Meyer, Howard and Hepburn stopped the clock after four kilometres at 3.56.913, the fourth fastest time ridden by an Australian team.

With three laps remaining Hepburn slightly dropped the wheel of Bobridge which would have spelt disaster for the Australians - his teammates eased him back into the formation and he paid tribute to their work afterwards.

"I swung up with a few laps to go and I probably wasn't feeling too good but I got back onto the wheel... these boys rode fantastic tonight and it was a good team effort so we were really happy with the time," said Hepburn.

In the final for bronze, Great Britain lost Ed Clancy halfway through its ride but managed to hold the effort together and finish on the podium below Australia and Russia with a time of 4.01.456.

Full Results

Women's 500m time trial
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Meares (Aus)33.593 
2Sandie Clair (Fra)33.667 
3Wai Sze Lee (HKg)33.939 
4Willy Kanis (Ned)33.952 
5Olga Panarina (Blr)34.161 
6Jessica Varnish (GBr)34.501 
7Miriam Welte (Ger)34.714 
8Lin Junhong (Chn)34.936 
9Tania Calvo Barbero (Esp)35.478 
10Olga Streltsova (Rus)35.649 
11Angeliki Koutsonikoli (Gre)35.935 
12Gintare Gaivenyte (Ltu)35.992 
13Victoria Baranova (Rus)35.993 
14Fatehah Mustapa (Mas)36.176 
15Kayono Maeda (Jpn)36.622 
16Sumaia Ribeiro (Bra)37.366 
17Apryl Jessica Eppinger (Swi)37.551 
18Jessica Laws (USA)37.868 
19Pelin Cizgin (Aut)38.073 
Women's Keirin Round 2 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristina Vogel (Ger) Germany  
2Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) TEAM JAYCO­AIS  
3Sandie Clair (Fra) France  
4Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
5Lin Junhong (Chn) People's Republic of China  
6Willy Kanis (Ned) Netherlands  
Women's Keirin Round 2 Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Meares (Aus) Australia  
2Clara Sanchez (Fra) France  
3Jinjie Gong (Chn) People's Republic of China  
4Wai Sze Lee (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
5Fatehah Mustapa (Mas) Malaysia  
6Olga Panarina (Blr) Belarus  
Women's Keirin Final 7th-11th
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
7Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
8Olga Panarina (Blr) Belarus  
9Fatehah Mustapa (Mas) Malaysia  
10Willy Kanis (Ned) Netherlands  
11Wai Sze Lee (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
12Lin Junhong (Chn) People's Republic of China  
Women's Keirin Final 1st-6th
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Meares (Aus) Australia  
2Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) TEAM JAYCO­AIS  
3Clara Sanchez (Fra) France  
4Jinjie Gong (Chn) People's Republic of China  
5Sandie Clair (Fra) France  
6Kristina Vogel (Ger) Germany  
Men's Sprint Final - 1st-2nd
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shane Perkins (Aus) TEAM JAYCO­AIS0:00:10.423 
2Jason Kenny (GBr) Great Britain  
Men's Sprint Final - 3rd-4th
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Teun Mulder (Ned) Netherlands0:00:10.750 
4Tsubasa Kitatsuru (Jpn) Japan  
Women's Omnium - 500m TT
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland0:00:36.144 
2Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand0:00:36.399 
3Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:36.509 
4Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium0:00:36.556 
5Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus0:00:36.706 
6Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain0:00:36.717 
7Tara Whitten (Can) Canada0:00:36.753 
8Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia0:00:37.025 
9Cari Higgins (USA) United States Of America0:00:37.307 
10Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:37.475 
11Marianne Vos (Ned) Netherlands0:00:37.704 
12Gemma Dudley (NZl) New Zealand0:00:37.909 
13Pascale Schnider (Swi) Switzerland0:00:38.144 
14Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France0:00:38.158 
15Maki Tabata (Jpn) Japan0:00:38.196 
16Elena Tchalykh (Aze) Azerbaijan0:00:38.388 
17Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany0:00:38.538 
18Colmenares Colmenares Yeny Lorena (Col) Colombia0:00:38.690 
19Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk) Slovakia0:00:38.765 
20Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex) Mexico0:00:38.805 
21Jarmila Machacova (Cze) Czech Republic0:00:38.850 
22Paola Munoz (Chi) Chile0:00:39.005 
23Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Italy0:00:39.439 
Women's Omnium - Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland  
2Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
3Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain  
4Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Italy  
5Tara Whitten (Can) Canada  
6Marianne Vos (Ned) Netherlands  
7Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium  
8Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany  
9Cari Higgins (USA) United States Of America  
10Elena Tchalykh (Aze) Azerbaijan  
11Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation  
12Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand  
13Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia  
14Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine  
15Gemma Dudley (NZl) New Zealand  
16Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk) Slovakia  
17Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex) Mexico  
18Colmenares Colmenares Yeny Lorena (Col) Colombia  
19Jarmila Machacova (Cze) Czech Republic  
20Maki Tabata (Jpn) Japan  
21Pascale Schnider (Swi) Switzerland  
22Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus  
RELPaola Munoz (Chi) Chile  
Women's omnium final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa)26 pts
2Tara Whitten (Can)31 
3Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol)40 
4Pascale Jeuland (Fra)46 
5Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus)47 
6Marianne Vos (Ned)48 
7Melissa Hoskins (Aus)53 
8Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr)54 
9Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr)57 
10Jolien D'hoore (Bel)58 
11Cari Higgins (USA)66 
12Elena Tchalykh (Aze)67 
13Jarmila Machacova (Cze)75 
14Jutatip Maneephan (Tha)76 
15Elke Gebhardt (Ger)78 
16Pascale Schnider (Swi)83 
17Maki Tabata (Jpn)94 
18Gemma Dudley (NZl)97 
19Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk)107 
20Colmenares Colmenares Yeny Lorena (Col)116 
21Marta Tagliaferro (Ita)116 
22Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex)118 
23Paola Munoz (Chn)122 
DNFVilija Sereikaite (Ltu)  
Men's Team Pursuit - Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Australia  
 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia  
 Leigh Howard (Aus) Australia  
 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Australia  
 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Russian Federation  
 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) Russian Federation  
 Alexei Markov (Rus) Russian Federation  
 Alexander Serov (Rus) Russian Federation  
3Great Britain0:04:01.456 
 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain  
 Steven Burke (GBr) Great Britain  
 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain  
 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain  
4New Zealand0:04:01.602 
 Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand  
 Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand  
 Cameron Karwowski (NZl) New Zealand  
 Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand  

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