Track World Cup Day 2: Australia dominate pursuit, Germany wins men's team sprint

Joachim Eilers wins the keirin, Vogels wins women's sprint

Australia dominated the pursuit events, winning both teams titles on the second day of competition at the UCI Track World Cup in New Zealand.

Alex Edmondson, Jack Bobridge, Michael Hepburn and Luke Davison rode a blistering time of 35:53.010 to take the gold medal in the men’s event and in doing so set a new Australian record. The New Zealand quartet of Cameron Kawowski, Regan Gough, Alex Frame and Pieter Bulling started strongly but the Australians were able to pull away to eventually win by more than four seconds.

“New Zealand has the world champion bands on and they’re in their home town. Of course it was going to be a big ask, but we had to back ourselves and know that we’ve done the training,” Edmondson said.

“We wanted to go fast. In round one we went 3:55 with catching Switzerland, so we knew we wanted to go fast, but to ride 3:53.00 is an Australian record for us. We’re pretty rapt that we’ve come away with a very fast time and the gold medal. I don’t think we could do much better than that so it is just making sure that we can do that for the big dance in Rio.”

Germany proved too fast for the Netherlands in the race for the bronze medal, although their victory was only by less than a second. Great Britain won the ride off for fifth place, beating France.

Earlier in the evening the Australian women’s team pursuit had claimed an emotional victory in a close race against Canada. It was a tight competition over the 4000m with Georgia Baker putting in a heroic effort in the final laps to deliver Australia the gold by a mere five hundredths of a second.

“It was a really close battle out there,” said Amy Cure who joined on the podium by Australian teammates Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker and Isabella King.

“We knew it was going to be tough so we just had to stick to our schedule. The last couple of laps we were just racing them and we knew they were up the whole time. To get across the finish line and look up and see number one was very special for all of us.”

New Zealand’s Rushlee Buchanan, Lauren Ellis, Jaime Nielsen and Georgia Williams did not disappoint the home crowd in the ride for bronze taking a convincing win over the USA.

Team Sprint and Keirin

In the men’s team sprint Germany who emerged the victors, relegating New Zealand into silver. The 2014 world champions Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins managed to out-power the Germans in the first two laps but couldn’t sustain the pace for the final lap, finishing just a split second down on the German trio of Rene Enders, Max Nierderlag and Joachim Eilers.

“We won the qualification yesterday and today we wanted to be a little bit faster but that’s ok,” said Enders. “I think we have to do a lot of work for the Worlds (Championships) and the Olympic Games but we’re on our way.”

The race for bronze saw Australia’s Nathan Hart, Peter Lewis and Matthew Glaetzer riding for outclass Great Britain’s Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner.

Women’s team sprint world champions Jinje Gong and Tianshi Zhong of China continued their World Cup dominance. They beat the Australian pair of Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch.

Following on from his team sprint success, Joachim Eilers made it two Keirin World Cups in succession with a brilliant victory in the final in the sprint event. The 25-year-old German made a late run on the final lap to secure the narrowest of wins, holding out compatriot Maximilian Levy and American Matthew Baranoski.

Australia’s Stephanie Morton proved no match for world champion Kristina Vogel in the battle for the women’s sprint title. Vogel (Germany) won both heats by a bike length to claim the gold medal after a solid performance by 25-year-old Morton. Lithuania’s Simona Krupeckaite claimed the bronze medal after three close races against China’s Shuang Guo.

After the first three events in the Omnium competition, Christopher Latham (USA) and Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) lead with the final three events during Sunday’s final day of racing.


Women Team Pursuit Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Ashlee Ankudinoff  
 Georgia Baker  
 Amy Cure  
 Isabella King  
 Allison Beveridge  
 Laura Brown  
 Jasmin Glaesser  
 Kirsti Lay  
3New Zealand0:04:23.011 
 Rushlee Buchanan  
 Lauren Ellis  
 Jaime Nielsen  
 Georgia Williams  
4United States0:04:29.783 
 Kelly Catlin  
 Elizabeth Hernandez  
 Lauren Stephens  
 Ruth Winder  
Men's Team Pursuit Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Jack Bobridge  
 Luke Davison  
 Alexander Edmondson  
 Michael Hepburn  
2New Zealand0:03:57.612 
 Cameron Karwowski  
 Pieter Bulling  
 Alex Frame  
 Regan Gough  
 Maximilian Beyer  
 Leif Lampater  
 Theo Reinhardt  
 Kersten Thiele  
 Krzysztof Maksel  
 Sam Webster  
 Wim Stroetinga  
 Jan-Willem Van Schip  
Women's Team Sprint Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Jinjie Gong  
 Tianshi Zhong  
 Kaarle McCulloch  
 Stephanie Morton  
 Laurine Van Riessen  
 Elis Ligtlee  
 Miriam Welte  
 Emma Hinze  
Men Team Sprint Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Rene Enders  
 Max Niederlag  
 Joachim Eilers  
2New Zealand0:00:43.400 
 Ethan Mitchell  
 Sam Webster  
 Edward Dawkins  
 Nathan Hart  
 Peter Lewis  
 Matthew Glaetzer  
4Great Britain0:00:43.000 
 Philip Hindes  
 Jason Kenny  
 Callum Skinner  
Women Sprint Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristina Vogel (Ger) Germany  
2Stephanie Morton (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
3Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
4Shuang Guo (Chn) Giant-Max Success Sports Pro Cycling  
Men Keirin Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joachim Eilers (Ger) Germany  
2Maximilian Levy (Ger) Team Erdgas.2012  
3Matthew Baranoski (USA) United States  
4Nikita Shurshin (Rus) Russia  
5Jason Kenny (GBr) Great Britain  
6Eric Engler (Ger) Track Team Brandenburg  
Men Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
2Brayan Stiven Sanchez Vergara (Col) Colombia  
3Roman Gladysh (Ukr) Ukraine  
4Alex Frame (NZl) New Zealand  
5Max Beyer (Ger) Germany  
6Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Netherlands  
7Frank Pasche (Sui) Switzerland  
8Ka Yu Leung (HKg) Hong Kong  
9Alex Buttazzoni (Ita) Italy  
10Morgan Kneisky (Fra) France  
11Aidan Caves (Can) Canada  
12Stefan Matzner (Aut) Austria  
13Alex Edmondson (Aus) Australia  
14Daniel Hartvig (Den) Denmark  
15Nikolai Zhurkin (Rus) Russia  
16Chen Lu Qin (Chn) China  
DNFVincente Garcia de Mateos Rubio (Spa) Spain  
Women Omnium Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium  
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands  
3Allison Beveridge (Can) Canada  
4Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain  
5Angie Sabrina Gonzalez (Ven) Venezuela  
6Annette Edmondson (Aus) Australia  
7Holly Edmondston (NZl) New Zealand  
8Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
9Jannie Milena Salcedo Zambrano (Col) Colombia  
10Sakura Tsukagoshi (Jpn) Japan  
11Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland  
12Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Chinese Taipei  
13Simona Frapporti (Ita) Italy  
14Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
15Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus  
16Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Denmark  
17Yareli Salazar (Mex) Mexico  
18Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China  
19Jennifer Valente (USA) United States  
20Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong  
21Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russia  
22Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain  
23Anna Knauer (Ger) Germany  
DNFJupha Somnet (Mas) Malaysia  
Women Omnium Individual Pursuit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jennifer Valente (USA) United States0:03:33.643 
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands0:00:00.599 
3Annette Edmondson (Aus) Australia0:00:01.279 
4Allison Beveridge (Can) Canada0:00:02.061 
5Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland0:00:02.516 
6Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Denmark0:00:02.962 
7Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium0:00:03.616 
8Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France0:00:06.093 
9Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus0:00:06.212 
10Angie Sabrina Gonzalez (Ven) Venezuela0:00:07.222 
11Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russia0:00:07.495 
12Simona Frapporti (Ita) Italy0:00:07.532 
13Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain0:00:07.994 
14Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China0:00:08.337 
15Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Lithuania0:00:08.497 
16Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain0:00:09.253 
17Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:12.522 
18Jannie Milena Salcedo Zambrano (Col) Colombia0:00:12.731 
19Holly Edmondston (NZl) New Zealand0:00:13.681 
20Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Chinese Taipei0:00:13.973 
21Yareli Salazar (Mex) Mexico0:00:14.631 
22Anna Knauer (Ger) Germany0:00:15.103 
23Sakura Tsukagoshi (Jpn) Japan0:00:16.212 
Women Omnium Elimination Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium  
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands  
3Annette Edmondson (Aus) Australia  
4Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russia  
5Allison Beveridge (Can) Canada  
6Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland  
7Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain  
8Anna Knauer (Ger) Germany  
9Yareli Salazar (Mex) Mexico  
10Jennifer Valente (USA) United States  
11Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus  
12Holly Edmondston (NZl) New Zealand  
13Jannie Milena Salcedo Zambrano (Col) Colombia  
14Angie Sabrina Gonzalez (Ven) Venezuela  
15Simona Frapporti (Ita) Italy  
16Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
17Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Chinese Taipei  
18Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Denmark  
19Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong  
20Sakura Tsukagoshi (Jpn) Japan  
21Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain  
22Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
23Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China  
Men Omnium Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark  
2Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Belgium  
3Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia  
4Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Italy  
5Gideoni Monteiro (Bra) Brazil  
6Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain  
7Lucas Liss (Ger) Germany  
8Adrian Teklinski (Pol) Poland  
9Thomas Boudat (Fra) France  
10Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) New Zealand  
11Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Japan  
12Sang-Hoon Park (Kor) Korea  
13Chao Hua Xue (Chn) China  
14Gael Suter (Swi) Switzerland  
15Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands  
16Glenn O'Shea (Aus) Australia  
17Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
18Yauheni Akhramenka (Blr) Belarus  
19Andrey Sazanov (Rus) Russia  
20Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canada  
21Jacob Duehring (USA) United States  
22Chun Wing Leung (HKg) Hong Kong  
23Vadim Shaekhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
24Ignacio Prado (Mex) Mexico  
Men Omnium Individual Pursuit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adrian Teklinski (Pol) Poland0:04:20.058 
2Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain0:00:01.999 
3Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark0:00:02.142 
4Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:03.428 
5Sang-Hoon Park (Kor) Korea0:00:03.536 
6Thomas Boudat (Fra) France0:00:06.074 
7Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canada0:00:06.730 
8Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Italy0:00:06.835 
9Glenn O'Shea (Aus) Australia0:00:07.633 
10Gideoni Monteiro (Bra) Brazil0:00:07.737 
11Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) New Zealand0:00:07.752 
12Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Belgium0:00:08.182 
13Gael Suter (Swi) Switzerland0:00:08.485 
14Lucas Liss (Ger) Germany0:00:09.671 
15Andrey Sazanov (Rus) Russia0:00:10.888 
16Chun Wing Leung (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:11.041 
17Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Japan0:00:11.889 
18Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia0:00:13.614 
19Ignacio Prado (Mex) Mexico0:00:14.356 
20Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands0:00:16.088 
21Jacob Duehring (USA) United States0:00:20.239 
22Vadim Shaekhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan0:00:27.077 
DSQYauheni Akhramenka (Blr) Belarus  
DSQChao Hua Xue (Chn) China  
Men Omnium Elimination Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Boudat (Fra) France  
2Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Belgium  
3Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain  
4Glenn O'Shea (Aus) Australia  
5Sang-Hoon Park (Kor) Korea  
6Lucas Liss (Ger) Germany  
7Gideoni Monteiro (Bra) Brazil  
8Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
9Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark  
10Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Italy  
11Chun Wing Leung (HKg) Hong Kong  
12Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Japan  
13Gael Suter (Swi) Switzerland  
14Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) New Zealand  
15Ignacio Prado (Mex) Mexico  
16Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia  
17Vadim Shaekhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
18Andrey Sazanov (Rus) Russia  
19Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canada  
20Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands  
21Jacob Duehring (USA) United States  
DSQAdrian Teklinski (Pol) Poland  

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