TechPowered By

More tech

UCI Track World Cup II 2013

Date range:
December 5- 7, 2013

December 05, Day 1: Team Pursuit, Team Sprint - Points Race (W)

Altitude helps world records tumble in the team sprint and women's team pursuit

Cycling News
December 06, 2013, 13:40 GMT,
December 06, 2013, 17:53 GMT

Germany dominates team sprints, Great Britain and Australia win team pursuit

Germany won the men's team sprint world championship.

Germany won the men's team sprint world championship.

view thumbnail gallery

World records tumbled and the major nations dominated the opening day of racing at the season's second track World Cup at Aguascalientes, taking advantage of the altitude of the Mexican velodrome to set super-fast times in the team pursuit and team sprint events.

Germany won both the men’s and the women’s team sprint events, confirming their current dominance in the sprinter disciplines. Great Britain’s Kian Emadi, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny set a new world record in qualifying with a time of 42.339 but the German trio of Rene Enders, Robert Forstemann and Joachim Eilers went below 42 seconds to set a new world record time of 41.871.

Great Britain brought in Matt Crampton but couldn’t match Germany in the final, who won in a time of 42.117.

The German women matched their compatriots by also smashing the world record thanks to a great ride at altitude. Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte set a new best time of 32.153 in qualifying and then comfortably beat Great Britain’s Becky James and Jess Varnish in the final. Russia beat China to take the bronze medal.

France had a nightmare ride in both events, with both the men’s and women’s teams disqualified for illegal changes.

Australia got revenge on their British rivals in the Men’s team pursuit, winning the event in an impressive time of 3:55.841, beating Denmark in the final. A young Great Britain team won the bronze ahead of New Zealand.

Great Britain dominated the women’s team pursuit, confirming they have mastered the new four-rider, four kilometre event. Katie Archibald replaced Laura Trott in the GB line-up and with Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Elinor Barker the four broke the world record twice on the way to their second successive World Cup gold medal. The quartet went half a second faster than their world record in the qualifying and then went even better in the final against Canada, stopping the clock in a time of 4:16.552. Canada finished a distant second in 4:23.172, with Australian beating the USA to win the ride-off for bronze in a time of 4:22.533.

Germany took a third gold medal on day thanks to Stephanie Pohl winning the women’s points race. She gained a lap to score 20 points and then finished safely in the main group. Jasmin Glaesser of Canada was second with 13 points and Jarmila Machacova of the Czech Republic was third with 12 points. Laura Trott of Great Britain finished 11th.

Friday’s day two of racing includes women’s individual pursuit, men’s sprint, men’s omnium, women’s omnium, men’s scratch and women’s keirin events.

Men's Team Pursuit - Gold Medal Round
1 Australia 0:03:55.841  
  Glenn O'Shea (Aus)    
  Alexander Edmondson (Aus)    
  Alexander Morgan (Aus)    
  Mitchell Mulhern (Aus)    
2 Denmark 0:03:58.275  
  Alex Rasmussen (Den)    
  Casper Von Folsach (Den)    
  Lasse Norman Hansen (Den)    
  Rasmus Christian Quaade (Den)    
Men's Team Pursuit - Bronze Medal Round
3 Great Britain 0:03:59.009  
  Owain Doull (GBr)    
  Steven Burke (GBr)    
  Jonathan Dibben (GBr)    
  Samuel Harrison (GBr)    
4 New Zealand Overtaken  
  Dylan Kennett (NZl)    
  Pieter Bulling (NZl)    
  Aaron Gate (NZl)    
  Marc Ryan (NZl)    
Men's Team Sprint - Gold Medal Round
1 Germany 0:00:42.117  
  Rene Enders (Ger)    
  Robert Förstemann (Ger)    
  Joachim Eilers (Ger)    
2 Great  Britain 0:00:43.325  
  Philip Hindes (GBr)    
  Jason Kenny (GBr)    
  Matthew Crampton (GBr)    
Men's Team Sprint - Bronze Medal Round
3 Australia 0:00:43.201  
  Nathan Hart (Aus)    
  Shane Perkins (Aus)    
  Matthew Glaetzer (Aus)    
4 Netherlands 0:00:43.246  
  Jeffrey Hoogland (Ned)    
  Hugo Haak (Ned)    
  Matthijs Buchli (Ned)    
Men's Omnium - Standings after 3 rounds
1 Luke Davison (Aus) Australia 16 pts
2 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Belgium 16  
3 Raman Tsishkou (Blr) Belarus 18  
4 Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spa) Spain 20  
5 Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand 21  
6 Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 22  
7 Mathias Møller Nielsen (Den) Denmark 22  
8 Gael Suter (Swi) Switzerland 26  
9 Eiya Hashimoto (Jpn) Japan 27  
10 Thomas Boudat (Fra) France 29  
11 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain 30  
12 Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands 31  
13 Ondrej Rybin (Cze) Czech Republic 32  
14 Simone Consonni (Ita) Italy 33  
15 Jacob Duehring (USA) United States 38  
16 Jose Alfredo Aguirre Infante (Mex) Mexico 43  
17 Leung Chun Wing (HKg) Hong Kong 46  
18 Varun Maharaj (Tri) Trinidad &Tobago 49  
19 Darren Matthews (Bar) Barbados 58  
Women's Team Pursuit - Gold Medal Round
1 Great Britain 0:04:16.552  
  Katie Archibald (GBr)    
  Elinor Barker (GBr)    
  Danielle King (GBr)    
  Joanna Rowsell (GBr)    
2 Canada 0:04:23.172  
  Gillian Carleton (Can)    
  Jasmin Glaesser (Can)    
  Laura Brown (Can)    
  Stephanie Roorda (Can)    
Women's Team Pursuit - Bronze Medal Round
3 Australia 0:04:22.533  
  Isabella King (Aus)    
  Amy Cure (Aus)    
  Melissa Hoskins (Aus)    
  Rebecca Wisiak (Aus)    
4 United States 0:04:24.483  
  Sarah Hammer (USA)    
  Kimberly Geist (USA)    
  Jennifer Valente (USA)    
  Ruth Winder (USA)    
Women's Team Sprint - Gold Medal Round
1 Germany 0:00:32.212  
  Miriam Welte (Ger)    
  Kristina Vogel (Ger)    
2 Great Britain 0:00:32.602  
  Jessica Varnish (GBr)    
  Rebecca Angharad James (GBr)    
Women's Team Sprint - Bronze Medal Round
3 Russia 0:00:32.579  
  Elena Brejniva (Rus)    
  Anastasiia Voinova (Rus)    
4 China 0:00:32.686  
  Lin Junhong (Chn)    
  Zhong Tianshi (Chn)    
Women's Points Race - Final
1 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Germany 20 pts
2 Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Canada 13  
3 Jarmila Machacova (Cze) Czech Republic 12  
4 Anastasia Chulkova (Rus) Russia 11  
5 Wong Wan Yiu Jamie (HKg) Hong Kong 9  
6 Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex) Mexico 9  
7 Yudelmis Dominguez Masague (Cub) Cuba 8  
8 Kelly Druyts (Bel) Belgium 5  
9 Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk) Slovakia 5  
10 Julie Leth (Den) Denmark 5  
11 Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain 4  
12 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Italy 3  
13 Caroline Ryan (Irl) Ireland 3  
14 Amy Cure (Aus) Australia 1  
15 Ana Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa) Eustrak­Euskadi    
16 Elizabeth Newell (USA) United States    
17 Ainara El Busto Arteaga (Spa) Reyno De Navarra­Wrc­Conor    
18 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain    
19 Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland    
20 Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine -20  
DNF Erica Peralta (Arg) Argentina    
DNF Polina Pivovarova (Blr) Belarus