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Gallery: European Track Championships come to a conclusion in Guadeloupe

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Joachim Eilers (Germany) wins the men's keirin.

Joachim Eilers (Germany) wins the men's keirin.
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Elia Viviani (Italy) won the men's omnium.

Elia Viviani (Italy) won the men's omnium.
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Gregory Bauge (France) celebrates winning the European sprint title.

Gregory Bauge (France) celebrates winning the European sprint title.
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Gregory Bauge (France) with sprint gold.

Gregory Bauge (France) with sprint gold.
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Gregory Bauge (France) won the sprint.

Gregory Bauge (France) won the sprint.
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Gregory Bauge (France) delighted the Guadeloupe crowds with victory in the sprint.

Gregory Bauge (France) delighted the Guadeloupe crowds with victory in the sprint.
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Elena Cecchini and Elia Viviani were both medallists in Guadeloupe.

Elena Cecchini and Elia Viviani were both medallists in Guadeloupe.
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The Irish team pursuit quartet comes a cropper.

The Irish team pursuit quartet comes a cropper.
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The Belgian quartet in the team pursuit.

The Belgian quartet in the team pursuit.
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Robert Forstemann in action.

Robert Forstemann in action.
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Elena Cecchini with Italian teammate Tatiana Guderzo.

Elena Cecchini with Italian teammate Tatiana Guderzo.
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Elena Cecchini (Italy) took bronze in the women's scratch and points races.

Elena Cecchini (Italy) took bronze in the women's scratch and points races.
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Andrew Tennant (Great Britain) with European pursuit gold.

Andrew Tennant (Great Britain) with European pursuit gold.
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Gregory Bauge (France) beat Damian Zielinski and Robert Forstemann to sprint gold.

Gregory Bauge (France) beat Damian Zielinski and Robert Forstemann to sprint gold.
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Elia Viviani (Italy) in action in the omnium.

Elia Viviani (Italy) in action in the omnium.
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Elia Viviani flies the flag for Italy on the track.

Elia Viviani flies the flag for Italy on the track.
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Kristin Vogel (Germany) won the women's keirin.

Kristin Vogel (Germany) won the women's keirin.
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Guadeloupe's outdoor velodrome hosted the European Track Championships.

Guadeloupe's outdoor velodrome hosted the European Track Championships.
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Katie Archibold en route to European pursuit gold.

Katie Archibold en route to European pursuit gold.
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Katie Archibald (Great Britain) is European pursuit champion.

Katie Archibald (Great Britain) is European pursuit champion.
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Katie Archibald (Great Britain) beat Mieke Kroger (Germany) and Vilija Sereikaite (Lithuania) in the pursuit.

Katie Archibald (Great Britain) beat Mieke Kroger (Germany) and Vilija Sereikaite (Lithuania) in the pursuit.
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Villja Sereikaite (Lithuania).

Villja Sereikaite (Lithuania).
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The Baie Mahault velodrome at dusk.

The Baie Mahault velodrome at dusk.
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Laura Trott (Great Britain) won the omnium.

Laura Trott (Great Britain) won the omnium.
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Jolien d'Hoore missed out in the Omnium by just one point.

Jolien d'Hoore missed out in the Omnium by just one point.
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Andreas Graf and Andreas Muller won the Madison for Austria.

Andreas Graf and Andreas Muller won the Madison for Austria.
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Elia Viviani (Italy) claimed omnium gold.

Elia Viviani (Italy) claimed omnium gold.
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Gregory Bauge (France) in full flight at the European Track Championships.

Gregory Bauge (France) in full flight at the European Track Championships.
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The women's scratch race at the European Track Championships.

The women's scratch race at the European Track Championships.
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Elia Viviani (Italy) won omnium gold at the European Championships in Guadeloupe.

Elia Viviani (Italy) won omnium gold at the European Championships in Guadeloupe.
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Guadeloupe provided a dramatic setting for the European track championships.

Guadeloupe provided a dramatic setting for the European track championships.
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Andrew Tennant (Great Britain) won the pursuit.

Andrew Tennant (Great Britain) won the pursuit.
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The 2014 European Track Championships took place in the novel setting of the Vélodrome Amédée Détraux in Guadeloupe but in many respects it was business as usual in the medals table, as Great Britain led the standings, taking six gold medals across four days.

As expected, Britain claimed gold in both the men’s and women’s team pursuit, while the individual events were won by Katie Archibald and Andrew Tennant. Callum Skinner won the kilometre time trial, while Laura Trott edged out Belgium’s Jolien D’Hoore by just a single point in a dramatic women’s omnium.

Gregoy Bauge was the star man in the French line-up and he lived up to his billing with a fine win in the individual sprint, beating Damian Zielinksi (Poland) in the final. Though joined by Kevin Sireau and Michael D’Almeida in the team sprint, Bauge and France were beaten into silver by a Robert Forstemann-captained German trio.

Joachim Eilers was part of that German team and he also claimed gold in the keirin, while his fellow countrywoman Kristina Vogel claimed the women’s event.

Elia Viviani (Italy) was an impressive winner of the men’s omnium, beating Jon Dibben (Great Britain) into second place. Viviani will put pen to paper on a contract with Team Sky when he returns from Guadeloupe.

“The omnium is always a tough beast but it’s true, I was turning my legs very well,” Viviani told Gazzetta dello Sport. “The European championships fall at the end of the road season and for me that’s ideal because I came here with 90 days of racing in my legs.”