UCI Track World Championships: Wild wins rainbow stripes in Scratch Race

Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) took the first rainbow jersey of the 2018 UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn on Wednesday, attacking the field with six laps remaining in the Scratch Race and holding off a hard chase from Katie Archibald (Great Britain) and eventual runner-up Jolien D'Hoore (Belgium). Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) took the bronze.

"It's really, really nice to win before my own people, on my own track. It's amazing," Wild said in a TV interview before the podium ceremony. "It's the best riders in the world to compete, and actually I can't believe that I won with a solo. It's really cool."

Wild, who is known for her powerful sprint on the road, said the solo attack was not part of her original plan. 

"My plan was to stay really calm and wait for the sprint, but it didn't go according to my plan," she said. "But, yeah, this worked out really well."

Wild won gold in the discipline at the 2015 World Championships, but she said Wednesday's win was even more special.

"Yeah, this is amazing to win here in Apeldoorn," she said. "I have no words."

Germany and Netherlands take Team Sprint gold



In the team sprints, which opened the evening session with qualifying rounds for the men and women, the German women took gold ahead of Netherlands and Russia, while Netherlands claimed gold in the men's event over Great Britain and France.



The German women, Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel, qualified with the fastest time of 32.640 and then knocked Poland off with a time of 32.652 in the first round. Paired against Netherlands in the final, the German women won gold with a time of 32.605 to the Dutch time of 33.124. In the race for bronze, Russia rode to 32.990 to China's 33.282.

In the men's contest, the Netherlands team of Nils van Thoenderdaal, Harrie Lavreysen and Matthijs Buchli set the fastest qualifying mark at 42.869, then took out the Czech Republic in the first round with a time of 43.234.

In the final, the Dutch team rode a 42.727 to beat Great Britain's 43.231. In the race for bronze, France beat the Russian Federation with a time of 43.373.

Team Pursuit squads set the pecking order

In other opening-day racing, Great Britain set itself up for a gold medal test against Denmark, while Germany will race Italy for the bronze.



The British team of Ed Clancy, Kian Emadi, Ethan Hayter and Charlie Tanfield set the quickest qualifying time at 3:55.714, followed by Italy, Denmark and Germany. Britain then beat Germany 3:56.335 to 3:58.047 to make the final. Denmark squeaked past Italy 3:54.496 to 3:54.884 to set up Thursday's gold-medal match.

In the women's Team Pursuit qualifying round, the United States set the fastest time at 4:18.836, followed by Great Britain at 4:19.177, Italy at 4:21.543 and New Zealand at 4:23.530.

Full Results

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Men's Team Pursuit - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:55.714
Row 1 - Cell 0 Edward Clancy (Great Britain)Row 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Kian Emadi (Great Britain)Row 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Ethan Hayter (Great Britain)Row 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Charlie Tanfield (Great Britain)Row 4 - Cell 2
2Italy0:03:56.406
Row 6 - Cell 0 Simone Consonni (Italy)Row 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Liam Bertazzo (Italy)Row 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Filippo Ganna (Italy)Row 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Francesco Lamon (Italy)Row 9 - Cell 2
3Denmark0:03:56.740
Row 11 - Cell 0 Niklas Larsen (Denmark)Row 11 - Cell 2
Row 12 - Cell 0 Julius Johansen (Denmark)Row 12 - Cell 2
Row 13 - Cell 0 Frederik Madsen (Denmark)Row 13 - Cell 2
Row 14 - Cell 0 Casper Von Folsach (Denmark)Row 14 - Cell 2
4Germany0:03:57.447
Row 16 - Cell 0 Maximilian Beyer (Germany)Row 16 - Cell 2
Row 17 - Cell 0 Felix Gross (Germany)Row 17 - Cell 2
Row 18 - Cell 0 Theo Reinhardt (Germany)Row 18 - Cell 2
Row 19 - Cell 0 Kersten Thiele (Germany)Row 19 - Cell 2
5New Zealand0:03:57.622
Row 21 - Cell 0 Campbell Stewart (New Zealand)Row 21 - Cell 2
Row 22 - Cell 0 Regan Gough (New Zealand)Row 22 - Cell 2
Row 23 - Cell 0 Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)Row 23 - Cell 2
Row 24 - Cell 0 Nicholas Kergozou (New Zealand)Row 24 - Cell 2
6Russian Federation0:03:56.362
Row 26 - Cell 0 Mamyr Stash (Russian Federation)Row 26 - Cell 2
Row 27 - Cell 0 Alexander Evtushenko (Russian Federation)Row 27 - Cell 2
Row 28 - Cell 0 Ivan Smirnov (Russian Federation)Row 28 - Cell 2
Row 29 - Cell 0 Kirill Sveshnikov (Russian Federation)Row 29 - Cell 2
7Switzerland0:03:59.543
Row 31 - Cell 0 Claudio Imhof (Switzerland)Row 31 - Cell 2
Row 32 - Cell 0 Cyrille Thiery (Switzerland)Row 32 - Cell 2
Row 33 - Cell 0 Frank Pasche (Switzerland)Row 33 - Cell 2
Row 34 - Cell 0 Valere Thiebaud (Switzerland)Row 34 - Cell 2
8Canada0:04:00.584
Row 36 - Cell 0 Michael Foley (Canada)Row 36 - Cell 2
Row 37 - Cell 0 Derek Gee (Canada)Row 37 - Cell 2
Row 38 - Cell 0 Adam Jamieson (Canada)Row 38 - Cell 2
Row 39 - Cell 0 Jay Lamoureux (Canada)Row 39 - Cell 2
9Japan0:04:01.753
Row 41 - Cell 0 Ryo Chikatani (Japan)Row 41 - Cell 2
Row 42 - Cell 0 Shogo Ichimaru (Japan)Row 42 - Cell 2
Row 43 - Cell 0 Shunsuke Imamura (Japan)Row 43 - Cell 2
Row 44 - Cell 0 Keitaro Sawada (Japan)Row 44 - Cell 2
10Poland0:04:01.963
Row 46 - Cell 0 Szymon Sajnok (Poland)Row 46 - Cell 2
Row 47 - Cell 0 Alan Banaszek (Poland)Row 47 - Cell 2
Row 48 - Cell 0 Szymon Krawczyk (Poland)Row 48 - Cell 2
Row 49 - Cell 0 Adrian Teklinski (Poland)Row 49 - Cell 2
11France0:04:02.415
Row 51 - Cell 0 Benjamin Thomas (France)Row 51 - Cell 2
Row 52 - Cell 0 Adrien Garel (France)Row 52 - Cell 2
Row 53 - Cell 0 Florian Maitre (France)Row 53 - Cell 2
Row 54 - Cell 0 Louis Pijourlet (France)Row 54 - Cell 2
12Belgium0:04:03.367
Row 56 - Cell 0 Lindsay De Vylder (Belgium)Row 56 - Cell 2
Row 57 - Cell 0 Kenny De Ketele (Belgium)Row 57 - Cell 2
Row 58 - Cell 0 Moreno De Pauw (Belgium)Row 58 - Cell 2
Row 59 - Cell 0 Robbe Ghys (Belgium)Row 59 - Cell 2
13United States0:04:04.203
Row 61 - Cell 0 Eric Young (United States of America)Row 61 - Cell 2
Row 62 - Cell 0 Gavin Hoover (United States of America)Row 62 - Cell 2
Row 63 - Cell 0 Ashton Lambie (United States of America)Row 63 - Cell 2
Row 64 - Cell 0 Daniel Summerhill (United States of America)Row 64 - Cell 2
14Belarus0:04:06.629
Row 66 - Cell 0 Raman Tsishkou (Belarus)Row 66 - Cell 2
Row 67 - Cell 0 Yauheni Akhramenka (Belarus)Row 67 - Cell 2
Row 68 - Cell 0 Yauheni Karaliok (Belarus)Row 68 - Cell 2
Row 69 - Cell 0 Mikhail Shemetau (Belarus)Row 69 - Cell 2
15China0:04:08.266
Row 71 - Cell 0 Ya Ke Hou (China)Row 71 - Cell 2
Row 72 - Cell 0 Zhihui Jiang (China)Row 72 - Cell 2
Row 73 - Cell 0 Pingan Shen (China)Row 73 - Cell 2
Row 74 - Cell 0 Fengnian Wang (China)Row 74 - Cell 2
16Spain0:04:10.677
Row 76 - Cell 0 Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spain)Row 76 - Cell 2
Row 77 - Cell 0 Xavier Canellas Sanchez (Spain)Row 77 - Cell 2
Row 78 - Cell 0 Vincente Garcia De Mateos Rubio (Spain)Row 78 - Cell 2
Row 79 - Cell 0 Illart Zuazubiskar Gallastegi (Spain)Row 79 - Cell 2
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Men's Team Pursuit - First Round, Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Switzerland0:03:59.648
Row 1 - Cell 0 Claudio Imhof (Switzerland)Row 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Cyrille Thiery (Switzerland)Row 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Gael Suter (Switzerland)Row 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Valere Thiebaud (Switzerland)Row 4 - Cell 2
2Russian Federation0:04:00.320
Row 6 - Cell 0 Lev Gonov (Russian Federation)Row 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Alexander Evtushenko (Russian Federation)Row 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Ivan Smirnov (Russian Federation)Row 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Sergei Shilov (Russian Federation)Row 9 - Cell 2
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Men's Team Pursuit - First Round, Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1New Zealand0:03:58.932
Row 1 - Cell 0 Campbell Stewart (New Zealand)Row 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Regan Gough (New Zealand)Row 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)Row 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Nicholas Kergozou (New Zealand)Row 4 - Cell 2
2Canada0:04:02.235
Row 6 - Cell 0 Michael Foley (Canada)Row 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Derek Gee (Canada)Row 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Adam Jamieson (Canada)Row 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Jay Lamoureux (Canada)Row 9 - Cell 2
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Men's Team Pursuit - First Round, Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Denmark0:03:54.496
Row 1 - Cell 0 Niklas Larsen (Denmark)Row 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Julius Johansen (Denmark)Row 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Frederik Madsen (Denmark)Row 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Casper Von Folsach (Denmark)Row 4 - Cell 2
2Italy0:03:54.884
Row 6 - Cell 0 Simone Consonni (Italy)Row 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Liam Bertazzo (Italy)Row 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Filippo Ganna (Italy)Row 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Francesco Lamon (Italy)Row 9 - Cell 2
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Men's Team Pursuit - First Round, Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:56.335
Row 1 - Cell 0 Edward Clancy (Great Britain)Row 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Kian Emadi (Great Britain)Row 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Ethan Hayter (Great Britain)Row 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Charlie Tanfield (Great Britain)Row 4 - Cell 2
2Germany0:03:58.047
Row 6 - Cell 0 Maximilian Beyer (Germany)Row 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Felix Gross (Germany)Row 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Theo Reinhardt (Germany)Row 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Kersten Thiele (Germany)Row 9 - Cell 2
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Women's Team Pursuit - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1United States0:04:18.836
Row 1 - Cell 0 Jennifer Valente (United States of America)Row 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Kelly Catlin (United States of America)Row 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Chloe Dygert (United States of America)Row 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Kimberly Geist (United States of America)Row 4 - Cell 2
2Great Britain0:04:19.177
Row 6 - Cell 0 Katie Archibald (Great Britain)Row 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Elinor Barker (Great Britain)Row 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Laura Kenny (Great Britain)Row 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Emily Nelson (Great Britain)Row 9 - Cell 2
3Italy0:04:21.543
Row 11 - Cell 0 Elisa Balsamo (Italy)Row 11 - Cell 2
Row 12 - Cell 0 Letizia Paternoster (Italy)Row 12 - Cell 2
Row 13 - Cell 0 Simona Frapporti (Italy)Row 13 - Cell 2
Row 14 - Cell 0 Tatiana Guderzo (Italy)Row 14 - Cell 2
4New Zealand0:04:23.530
Row 16 - Cell 0 Rushlee Buchanan (New Zealand)Row 16 - Cell 2
Row 17 - Cell 0 Bryony Botha (New Zealand)Row 17 - Cell 2
Row 18 - Cell 0 Kirstie James (New Zealand)Row 18 - Cell 2
Row 19 - Cell 0 Racquel Sheath (New Zealand)Row 19 - Cell 2
5Canada0:04:24.071
Row 21 - Cell 0 Allison Beveridge (Canada)Row 21 - Cell 2
Row 22 - Cell 0 Ariane Bonhomme (Canada)Row 22 - Cell 2
Row 23 - Cell 0 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Canada)Row 23 - Cell 2
Row 24 - Cell 0 Stephanie Roorda (Canada)Row 24 - Cell 2
6Germany0:04:28.480
Row 26 - Cell 0 Gudrun Stock (Germany)Row 26 - Cell 2
Row 27 - Cell 0 Charlotte Becker (Germany)Row 27 - Cell 2
Row 28 - Cell 0 Franziska Brausse (Germany)Row 28 - Cell 2
Row 29 - Cell 0 Lisa Brennauer (Germany)Row 29 - Cell 2
7France0:04:29.626
Row 31 - Cell 0 Laurie Berthon (France)Row 31 - Cell 2
Row 32 - Cell 0 Coralie Demay (France)Row 32 - Cell 2
Row 33 - Cell 0 Marion Borras (France)Row 33 - Cell 2
Row 34 - Cell 0 Marie Le Net (France)Row 34 - Cell 2
8Poland0:04:29.799
Row 36 - Cell 0 Daria Pikulik (Poland)Row 36 - Cell 2
Row 37 - Cell 0 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Poland)Row 37 - Cell 2
Row 38 - Cell 0 Justyna Kaczkowska (Poland)Row 38 - Cell 2
Row 39 - Cell 0 Nikol Plosaj (Poland)Row 39 - Cell 2
9Japan0:04:30.966
Row 41 - Cell 0 Yumi Kajihara (Japan)Row 41 - Cell 2
Row 42 - Cell 0 Kie Furuyama (Japan)Row 42 - Cell 2
Row 43 - Cell 0 Yuya Hashimoto (Japan)Row 43 - Cell 2
Row 44 - Cell 0 Kisato Nakamura (Japan)Row 44 - Cell 2
10China0:04:32.386
Row 46 - Cell 0 Xiaofei Wang (China)Row 46 - Cell 2
Row 47 - Cell 0 Jiali Liu (China)Row 47 - Cell 2
Row 48 - Cell 0 Menglu Ma (China)Row 48 - Cell 2
Row 49 - Cell 0 Hong Wang (China)Row 49 - Cell 2
11Russian Federation0:04:32.862
Row 51 - Cell 0 Alexandra Goncharova (Russian Federation)Row 51 - Cell 2
Row 52 - Cell 0 Gulnaz Badykova (Russian Federation)Row 52 - Cell 2
Row 53 - Cell 0 Anastasiia Iakovenko (Russian Federation)Row 53 - Cell 2
Row 54 - Cell 0 Olga Zabelinskaya (Russian Federation)Row 54 - Cell 2
12Belgium0:04:33.078
Row 56 - Cell 0 Lotte Kopecky (Belgium)Row 56 - Cell 2
Row 57 - Cell 0 Gilke Croket (Belgium)Row 57 - Cell 2
Row 58 - Cell 0 Annelies Dom (Belgium)Row 58 - Cell 2
Row 59 - Cell 0 Saartje Vandenbroucke (Belgium)Row 59 - Cell 2
13Belarus0:04:34.264
Row 61 - Cell 0 Polina Pivovarova (Belarus)Row 61 - Cell 2
Row 62 - Cell 0 Ina Savenka (Belarus)Row 62 - Cell 2
Row 63 - Cell 0 Anastasiya Dzedzikava (Belarus)Row 63 - Cell 2
Row 64 - Cell 0 Hanna Tserakh (Belarus)Row 64 - Cell 2
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Women's Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Kirsten Wild (Netherlands)
2Jolien D'hoore (Belgium)
3Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
4Nao Suzuki (Japan)
5Jarmila Machacova (Czech Republic)
6Katie Archibald (Great Britain)
7Jasmin Duehring (Canada)
8Evgenia Augustinas (Russian Federation)
9Rachele Barbieri (Italy)
10Tetyana Klimchenko (Ukraine)
11Verena Eberhardt (Austria)
12Aline Seitz (Switzerland)
13Justyna Kaczkowska (Poland)
14Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania)
15Lydia Gurley Ireland)
16Christina Birch (United States of America)
17Tatjana Paller (Germany)
18Ane Iriarte Lasa (Spain)
19Alzbeta Bacikova (Slovakia)
20Valentine Fortin (France)
21Hanna Tserakh (Belarus)
DNFXiaojuan Diao (Hong Kong, China)
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Men's Team Sprint - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Netherlands0:00:42.869
Row 1 - Cell 0 Nils Van Thoenderdaal (Netherlands)Row 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)Row 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)Row 3 - Cell 2
2France0:00:43.389
Row 5 - Cell 0 Francois Pervis (France)Row 5 - Cell 2
Row 6 - Cell 0 Sebastien Vigier (France)Row 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Quentin Lafargue (France)Row 7 - Cell 2
3Germany0:00:43.452
Row 9 - Cell 0 Robert Forstemann (Germany)Row 9 - Cell 2
Row 10 - Cell 0 Maximilian Levy (Germany)Row 10 - Cell 2
Row 11 - Cell 0 Joachim Eilers (Germany)Row 11 - Cell 2
4Great Britain0:00:43.558
Row 13 - Cell 0 Jack Carlin (Great Britain)Row 13 - Cell 2
Row 14 - Cell 0 Ryan Owens (Great Britain)Row 14 - Cell 2
Row 15 - Cell 0 Joseph Truman (Great Britain)Row 15 - Cell 2
5New Zealand0:00:43.736
Row 17 - Cell 0 Ethan Mitchell (New Zealand)Row 17 - Cell 2
Row 18 - Cell 0 Sam Webster (New Zealand)Row 18 - Cell 2
Row 19 - Cell 0 Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)Row 19 - Cell 2
6Russian Federation0:00:43.905
Row 21 - Cell 0 Alexander Sharapov (Russian Federation)Row 21 - Cell 2
Row 22 - Cell 0 Pavel Yakushevskiy (Russian Federation)Row 22 - Cell 2
Row 23 - Cell 0 Aleksandr Dubchenko (Russian Federation)Row 23 - Cell 2
7Japan0:00:44.240
Row 25 - Cell 0 Kazuki Amagai (Japan)