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Hinze, Friedrich dominate women's sprint

Lea Friedrich racing on round 3 of the UCI Track Champions League in London
Lea Friedrich racing on round 3 of the UCI Track Champions League in London (Image credit: UCI Track Champions League)

Emma Hinze overcame a crash in the opening round of the women's Keirin that saw her eliminated from the event to keep her lead in the UCI Track Champions League by winning the Sprint ahead of compatriot Lea Friedrich.

Hinze clashed with Canadian Lauriane Genest in the Keirin and both riders went down and were knocked out of the competition. Friedrich went on to take the win in the final ahead of Colombian Martha Bayona with Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) in third.

Hinze was determined not to make the same mistake twice and dominated the first heat of the Sprint, with Friedrich, Olympic champion Kelsey Mitchell (Canada), Olena Starikova (Ukraine), Yana Tyshchenko (Russian Federation) and Mathilde Gros (France) advancing to the next round.

Hinze knocked Starlikova and Gros out, while Friedrich made light work of beating Tyshchenko and Mitchell to face off against her compatriot in the final where Hinze took the win.

The pair head into the last round separated by two points, with Mitchell in third 25 points down.

Women's Sprint Standings
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Hinze (Germany) 95
2Lea Friedrich (Germany) 93
3Kelsey Mitchell (Canada) 68
4Martha Bayona Pineda (Colombia) 62
5Mathilde Gros (France) 57
6Yana Tyshchenko (Russian Federation) 54
7Olena Starikova (Ukraine) 51
8Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) 44
9Lauriane Genest (Canada) 43
10Miriam Vece (Italy) 38
11Mina Sato (Japan) 35
12Shanne Braspennincx (Netherlands) 34
13Yuli Paola Verdugo Osuna (Mexico) 29
14Riyu Ohta (Japan) 25
15Laurine van Riessen (Netherlands) 20
16Anastasiia Voinova (Russian Federation) 18
17Sophie Capewell (Great Britain) 12
18Daria Shmeleva (Russian Federation) 8

Women's Sprint Round 1 - Heat 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Hinze (Germany)
2Miriam Vece (Italy)
3Sophie Capewell (Great Britain)

Women's Sprint Round 1 - Heat 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lea Friedrich (Germany)
2Mina Sato (Japan)
3Daria Shmeleva (Russian Federation)

Women's Sprint Round 1 - Heat 3
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kelsey Mitchell (Canada)
2Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)
3Anastasiia Voinova (Russian Federation)

Women's Sprint Round 1 - Heat 4
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Olena Starikova (Ukraine)
2Lauriane Genest (Canada)
3Riyu Ohta (Japan)

Women's Sprint Round 1 - Heat 5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yana Tyshchenko (Russian Federation)
2Martha Bayona Pineda (Colombia)

Women's Sprint Round 1 - Heat 6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathilde Gros (France)
2Yuli Paola Verdugo Osuna (Mexico)

Women's Sprint Round 2 - Heat 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Hinze (Germany)
2Olena Starikova (Ukraine)
3Mathilde Gros (France)

Women's Sprint Round 2 - Heat 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lea Friedrich (Germany)
2Yana Tyshchenko (Russian Federation)
3Kelsey Mitchell (Canada)

Women's Sprint Final
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Hinze (Germany)
2Lea Friedrich (Germany)

Women's Keirin Round 1 - Heat 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathilde Gros (France)
2Miriam Vece (Italy)
3Sophie Capewell (Great Britain)
DNFEmma Hinze (Germany)
DNFLauriane Genest (Canada)
DNSShanne Braspennincx (Netherlands)

Women's Keirin Round 1 - Heat 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lea Friedrich (Germany)
2Martha Bayona Pineda (Colombia)
3Mina Sato (Japan)
4Yana Tyshchenko (Russian Federation)
5Yuli Paola Verdugo Osuna (Mexico)
6Daria Shmeleva (Russian Federation)

Women's Keirin Round 1 - Heat 3
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Olena Starikova (Ukraine)
2Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)
3Kelsey Mitchell (Canada)
4Riyu Ohta (Japan)
5Anastasiia Voinova (Russian Federation)
DNSLaurine van Riessen (Netherlands)

Women's Keirin Final
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lea Friedrich (Germany)
2Martha Bayona Pineda (Colombia)
3Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)
4Mathilde Gros (France)
5Miriam Vece (Italy)
6Olena Starikova (Ukraine)
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.

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