Track World Cup Day 3: Glaetzer, Gio, Hansen and Beveridge take the final medals

Meares fights the pain in the keirin

The final day of the UCI Track World Cup in New Zealand ended with gold medals heading to four different continents as the pursuit of Olympic qualifying points intensified.

Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer added the sprint gold medal to the bronze he won in the Keirin on Saturday, winning 2-0 against German’s Max Niederlag, while China’s Shaung Guo and Australia’s Anna Meares clashed in the final of the women’s keirin.

Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen won the men’s Omnium and Allison Beveridge of Canada won the women’s Omnium in a display of her young talent.

France won the men’s Madison after finishing on equal points with Switzerland, while Australia’s Amy Cure beat Jolien D’Hoore of Belgium to win the women’s scratch race.

Glaetzer and Niederlag made full use of the track in a technical display of cat-and-mouse racing in race one, with the Oceania champion managing to come around Niederlag for the victory. In their second meeting Glaetzer lead from the front and despite a challenge from Niederlag he knew by the penultimate turn that victory would be his.

“Niederlag pushed me all the way and I had to really execute my racing perfectly to beat him,” said Glaetzer. “If I had made a mistake he probably would have won it. I raced really well, one of my best competitions that I have raced and I’m really happy with this result.”

New Zealander Eddie Dawkins toyed with German Maximilian Levy in front of a fiercely supportive home crowd in the battle for the bronze medal. Levy drew first blood before Dawkins matched him in a photo-finish race two. The home-crowd delight was short lived as Levy powered ahead of Dawkins to claim the bronze medal in the deciding race of the night.

China’s Shaung Guo had a titantic struggle against Australian Anna Meares in an outstanding women’s keirin final. A photo finish was required to separate the top two but Guo dug deep to draw level and come around Meares in the final few metres. Canada’s Monique Sullivan was promoted to third place after Korea’s Hyejin Lee was relegated for not holding her line in the final sprint.

“I am very happy. In the Keirin we never know who can win, I think everyone in the final can win so I did my best and I got a result,” said Guo.

Second was a success for Meares, with the 11-time world champion and London Olympic sprint gold medallist unable to race earlier in the week due to a back twinge. With her back fully bandaged, the Australian impressed in winning her second round and nearly had another victory.

“I am so, so happy. I love good races and I love hard races and the final didn’t disappoint for me,” said Meares. “I left everything out on the track for what I could put out there. I didn’t feel the back throughout the race and it was good.”

Omnium winners

Lasse Norman Hansen also came back from a crash in team pursuit qualifying to fight for victory in the men’s omnium. He has made a smooth transition back to the track in one of his first races on the boards since claiming the omnium Olympic gold in London in 2012. The Dane dominated the points race to turn a slim two point lead at the beginning of the event to a 20 point victory over Great Britain’s Chris Latham. Despite his crash injuries, Hansen rode strongly over the two-day competition to put himself in pole position for the final event. However an early exit in the elimination race meant that it was Latham held the lead overnight. Hansen fought back this morning in the kilometre time trial and flying lap to regain the lead which he cemented with a dominant ride in the points race.

“I tried to take as little responsibility over the lead in the first 20 laps and then after that I thought give it a dig and see what the other guys think,” said Hansen of the final event. “As soon as I saw people suffering I thought I would give it another go, and another go. In the end the strongest people were up there and I only had to beat Latham in the sprint. I had one guy to look after and that made it easy.”

The 23 year old has his sights set on defending his Olympic gold medal in Rio after two years on the road with Cannondale-Garmin. Hansen finished with a total of 208 points, Latham had 188 while Australia’s Glenn O’Shea claimed the bronze medal with 165.

Allison Beveridge exceeded expectations by winning the women’s Omnium in her only second World Cup omnium. The 22 year old -who was part of the Canadian squad that won the silver medal in the team’s pursuit - rode a strong points race to hold off world champion Annette Edmondson of Australia. Despite focusing on the team pursuit, Beveridge was consistent throughout the six events, winning the flying lap and finishing in the top five places of each of the other events.

“This is only my second World Cup omnium,” said Beveridge. “I rode one a couple of years ago but I’ve not rode one for a while so I didn’t know what to expect. Definitely my focus is the team pursuit. We have a really strong team and we are trying to put it together over the next eight months. It’s our total focus. We are really coming together and so we are pushing it and want to let people know that we are knocking on the door for Rio.”

Belgium’s Jolien D’Hoore finished third on 182 points, six behind Edmondson, while fourth placed Kirstin Wild (Netherlands) claimed the World Cup leader’s jersey.

France reigned supreme in the category one Madison finishing on equal points with Switzerland with Great Britain third. Australia’s Amy Cure beat Jolien D’Hoore (Belgium) and Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) to win the class one scratch race.

Hong Kong hosts the next round of the UCI Track World Cup in January, with Mark Cavendish expected to ride for the Great Britain as he chases a place in the Omnium vent in Rio next summer.

Results

Women 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 Keirin Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shuang Guo (Chn) Giant-Max Success Sports Pro Cycling  
2Anna Meares (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
3Monique Sullivan (Can) Canada  
4Liubov Basova (Ukr) Ukraine  
5Wai Sze Lee (HKg) Hong Kong  
6Hyejin Lee (Kor) Korea  
7Kristina Vogel (Ger) Germany  
8Tianshi Zhong (Chn) China  
9Tania Calvo Barbero (Spa) Spain  
10Laurine Van Riessen (Ned) Netherlands  
11Virginie Cueff (Fra) France  
12Natasha Hansen (NZl) New Zealand  
Men Madison Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1France24 pts
 Morgan Kneisky  
 Benjamin Thomas  
2Switzerland24 pts
 Silvan Dillier  
 Thery Schir  
3Great Britain13 pts
 Germain Burton  
 Mark Stewart  
4Spain6 pts
 Illart Zuazubiskar Gallastegi  
 Julio Alberto Amores Palacios  
5Italy5 pts
 Alex Buttazzoni  
 Michele Scartezzini  
6Colombia5 pts
 Eduardo Estrada Celis  
 Jordan Arley Parra Arias  
7Denmark3 pts
 Daniel Hartvig  
 Mathias Moller Nielsen  
8New Zealand1 
 Hayden Roulston  
 Regan Gough  
9Australia  
 Andreas Mueller  
 Stefan Matzner  
10Russia  
 Artur Ershov  
 Nikolai Zhurkin  
11Ukraine  
 Vladyslav Kreminskyi  
 Roman Gladysh  
DNFGermany  
 Leif Lampater  
 Kersten Thiele  
DNFAustralia  
 Jack Bobridge  
 Alexander Edmondson  
Men Sprint Finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Glaetzer (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
2Max Niederlag (Ger) Germany  
3Maximilian Levy (Ger) Team Erdgas.2012  
4Edward Dawkins (NZl) New Zealand  
Men Omnium Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) New Zealand0:01:02.559 
2Glenn O'Shea (Aus) Australia0:00:00.615 
3Lucas Liss (Ger) Germany0:00:00.673 
4Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark0:00:01.037 
5Sang-Hoon Park (Kor) Korea0:00:01.095 
6Gael Suter (Swi) Switzerland0:00:01.145 
7Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia0:00:01.256 
8Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands0:00:01.446 
9Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:01.478 
10Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain0:00:01.656 
11Chun Wing Leung (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:01.668 
12Thomas Boudat (Fra) France0:00:01.879 
13Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Belgium0:00:01.979 
14Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Italy0:00:02.368 
15Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Japan0:00:02.634 
16Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canada0:00:02.716 
17Andrey Sazanov (Rus) Russia0:00:03.307 
18Jacob Duehring (USA) United States0:00:03.803 
19Gideoni Monteiro (Bra) Brazil0:00:03.930 
20Ignacio Prado (Mex) Mexico0:00:04.237 
21Vadim Shaekhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan0:00:08.970 
Men Omnium Flying Lap
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) New Zealand12.829 
2Sang-Hoon Park (Kor) Korea13.008 
3Glenn O'Shea (Aus) Australia13.151 
4Gael Suter (Swi) Switzerland13.203 
5Lucas Liss (Ger) Germany13.205 
6Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands13.240 
7Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain13.286 
8Andrey Sazanov (Rus) Russia13.318 
9Thomas Boudat (Fra) France13.328 
10Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark13.335 
11Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia13.390 
12Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Italy13.422 
13Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canada13.469 
14Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Belgium13.477 
15Chun Wing Leung (HKg) Hong Kong13.522 
16Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Kazakhstan13.543 
17Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Japan13.614 
18Jacob Duehring (USA) United States13.679 
19Gideoni Monteiro (Bra) Brazil14.045 
20Ignacio Prado (Mex) Mexico14.053 
21Vadim Shaekhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan14.724 
Men Omniun Overall
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark208 pts
2Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain188 
3Glenn O'Shea (Aus) Australia165 
4Sang-Hoon Park (Kor) Korea157 
5Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Belgium155 
6Thomas Boudat (Fra) France148 
7Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) New Zealand142 
8Lucas Liss (Ger) Germany141 
9Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia131 
10Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Italy123 
11Gael Suter (Swi) Switzerland117 
12Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Kazakhstan105 
13Gideoni Monteiro (Bra) Brazil98 
14Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Japan89 
15Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands76 
16Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canada70 
17Chun Wing Leung (HKg) Hong Kong63 
18Andrey Sazanov (Rus) Russia59 
19Ignacio Prado (Mex) Mexico34 
20Jacob Duehring (USA) United States16 
21Vadim Shaekhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan28 
DSQYauheni Akhramenka (Blr) Belarus  
DSQChao Hua Xue (Chn) China  
DSQAdrian Teklinski (Pol) Poland  
Women Omnium 500m TT
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson (Aus) Australia35.358 
2Jennifer Valente (USA) United States35.528 
3Allison Beveridge (Can) Canada35.775 
4Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Chinese Taipei35.807 
5Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland35.896 
6Sakura Tsukagoshi (Jpn) Japan35.963 
7Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium36.046 
8Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain36.174 
9Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China36.284 
10Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus36.611 
11Angie Sabrina Gonzalez (Ven) Venezuela36.807 
12Jannie Milena Salcedo Zambrano (Col) Colombia36.892 
13Simona Frapporti (Ita) Italy36.906 
14Holly Edmondston (NZl) New Zealand36.951 
15Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France36.967 
16Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Denmark37.154 
17Anna Knauer (Ger) Germany37.286 
18Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong37.328 
19Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russia37.353 
20Yareli Salazar (Mex) Mexico37.384 
21Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Lithuania37.433 
22Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands37.444 
23Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain38.398 
Women Omnium Flying Lap
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Allison Beveridge (Can) Canada13.932 
2Annette Edmondson (Aus) Australia13.987 
3Jennifer Valente (USA) United States14.188 
4Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Chinese Taipei14.243 
5Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands14.298 
6Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus14.348 
7Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland14.352 
8Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France14.429 
9Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong14.473 
10Sakura Tsukagoshi (Jpn) Japan14.566 
11Angie Sabrina Gonzalez (Ven) Venezuela14.580 
12Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium14.662 
13Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China14.681 
14Anna Knauer (Ger) Germany14.687 
15Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain14.714 
16Simona Frapporti (Ita) Italy14.780 
17Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain14.795 
18Jannie Milena Salcedo Zambrano (Col) Colombia14.813 
19Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Lithuania14.817 
20Holly Edmondston (NZl) New Zealand14.903 
21Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russia14.906 
22Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Denmark14.986 
23Yareli Salazar (Mex) Mexico15.253 
Women Omnium Overall
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Allison Beveridge (Can) Canada201 pts
2Annette Edmondson (Aus) Australia188 
3Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium182 
4Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands173 
5Jennifer Valente (USA) United States163 
6Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland142 
7Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus116 
8Angie Sabrina Gonzalez (Ven) Venezuela114 
9Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France101 
10Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Chinese Taipei96 
11Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain85 
12Simona Frapporti (Ita) Italy78 
13Sakura Tsukagoshi (Jpn) Japan77 
14Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russia76 
15Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain74 
16Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China71 
17Jannie Milena Salcedo Zambrano (Col) Colombia70 
18Holly Edmondston (NZl) New Zealand66 
19Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Denmark64 
20Anna Knauer (Ger) Germany50 
21Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong44 
22Yareli Salazar (Mex) Mexico37 
23Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Lithuania37 
DNFJupha Somnet (Mas) Malaysia  

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