UCI Track Worlds Day 3: Wild wins women's Omnium

Kirsten Wild won her second rainbow jersey of the 2018 UCI Track World Championships on Friday, putting in a dominant performance in the four-race women's Omnium to take the gold ahead of Amalie Diderickson (Denmark) and Rushlee Buchanan (New Zealand).

"I'm super, super happy," Wild said. "The crowd gave me so much energy. I want to say 'thank you' to everybody. I've trained so hard for this, but so many people have helped me. It's really amazing that it's all worked out today."

The Women's Omnium started with a win for Wild in the Scratch Race, repeating her World Championship performance in the stand-alone Scratch Race on Wednesday. Italy's Elisa Balsamo was second, followed by France's Laurie Berthon.

Great Britan's Elinor Barker took top honours in the Tempo Race, winning sprints on laps eight, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, taking victory by three points over Gudrun Stock (Germany) and four points over China's Xiaofei Wang.

The penultimate event, the Elimination Race, saw Wild take top points again, beating Jennifer Valente (United States) into second and Balsamo into third. Diderickson was fourth, followed by Belgium's Lotte Kopecky in fifth.

In the final Points Race, Wild kept an eye on her nearest rivals as riders further down the standings swallowed up the points. Dideriksen took a late lap to move into the silver medal position, while Buchanan took two. Both riders moved within striking distance of Wild, but the Dutchwoman remained calm and put an exclamation point on her victory in the final sprint.

"I think that's the way to win an Omnium," Wild said. "I think that if you're at the back you don't win, so that's the only tactic that works"

Men's Points Race

Cameron Meyer defended his title in the Points Race to take his ninth world title. The Australian easily outdistanced runner-up Jan Willem van Schip, 70 points to 52. Great Britain's Mark Stewart was third at 49 points. Meyer built his lead with sprint wins on laps six, seven, eight, 11 and 14.

Meyer also lapped the field twice, along with Stewart, Kenny de Ketele (Bel), King Lok Cheun (China) and Andreas Graf (Austria). Van Schip lapped the field only once, but he won three lap sprints and took double points in the finale.

"Points race world title number five, it was a hard one but I am very happy," said Meyer. "It is special, everyone of them is special, especially when you win a gold medal in the world championships."

Men's Individual Pursuit

European champion Filippo Ganna (Italy) improved upon his silver medal from last year's championships in Hong Kong, where he lost out on the rainbow stripes to Australia's Jordan Kerby.

This year Ganna beat Portugal's Rui Oliveira, who set the fastest time in qualifying, by nearly two seconds with a time of 0:04:13.607. Oliveira stopped the clock at 0:04:15.428.

"I wanted to finish as soon as possible because I was suffering so much," Ganna said. "He started so strongly, but I relied on my coach and on the plan that we had.

"When did I realise I passed him? When I did it. In those moments you don't have much time to make important reasoning," Ganna said. "You are going all out from start to finish and the only thing you can do is just keep yourself on the track.

In the race for bronze, Russia's Alexander Evtushenko beat Great Britain's Charlie Tanfield 0:04:13.786 to 0:04:15.930.

Women's Sprint

Kristina Vogel successfully defended her rainbow jersey in the Sprint competition, handling Australia's Stephanie Morton in the first gold medal race, falling to Morton in the second but then bouncing back in the third to take the gold.

In the race for Bronze, Germany's Pauline Sophie Grabosch defeated Hong Kong's Wai Sze Lee in two successive races for the final podium spot.

Men's Sprint

Racing in the morning session, the men sprinted through the qualifier and two rounds to whittle the field down to eight riders who will contest the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals on Saturdy to decide the winner.

Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands) set the fastest qualifying time, covering the opening test in 0:00:09.674. Australia's Matthew Glaetzer set the next best time at 0:00:09.677, followed by France's Sebastien Vigier at 0:00:09.701.

Following the 1/16 and 1/8 rounds, eight riders emerged for the quarter-finals, where Ryan Owen (Great Britain) will face Maximilian Levy (Germany), Glaetzer will face Denis Dimtriev (Russia), Sebastien Vigier (France) will face Mateusz Rudyk (Poland) and Jack Carlins (Great Britain) will take on Edward Dawkins (New Zealand).

Full Results

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Men's Sprints - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)0:00:09.674
2Matthew Glaetzer (Australia)0:00:00.003
3Sebastien Vigier (France)0:00:00.027
4Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)0:00:00.035
5Jack Carlin (Great Britain)0:00:00.041
6Mateusz Rudyk (Poland)0:00:00.068
7Denis Dmitriev (Russian Federation)0:00:00.080
8Ryan Owens (Great Britain)0:00:00.085
9Melvin Landerneau (France)0:00:00.113
10Vasilijus Lendel (Lithuania)0:00:00.114
11Ethan Mitchell (New Zealand)0:00:00.131
12Stefan Ritter (Canada)0:00:00.154
13Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)0:00:00.169
14Fabian Hernando Puertas Zapata (Colombia)0:00:00.178
15Rayan Helal (France)0:00:00.204
16Pavel Yakushevskiy (Russian Federation)0:00:00.246
17Maximilian Levy (Germany)0:00:00.249
18Hugo Barrette (Canada)0:00:00.260
19Kazunari Watanabe (Japan)0:00:00.270
20Martin Cechman (Czech Republic)0:00:00.285
21Yuta Wakimoto (Japan)0:00:00.288
22Damian Zielinski (Poland)0:00:00.294
23Tomoyuki Kawabata (Japan)0:00:00.295
24Sam Webster (New Zealand)0:00:00.328
25Chaebin Im (Republic of Korea)0:00:00.356
26Eric Engler (Germany)0:00:00.382
27Nikita Shurshin (Russian Federation)0:00:00.396
28Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)0:00:00.398
29Andrii Vynokurov (Ukraine)0:00:00.429
30Juan Peralta Gascon (Spain)0:00:00.438
31Jair Tjon En Fa (Suriname)0:00:00.463
32David Sojka (Czech Republic)0:00:00.529
33Svajunas Jonauskas (Lithuania)0:00:00.569
34Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom (Malaysia)0:00:00.619
35Sotirios Bretas (Greece)0:00:00.824
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Jack Carlin (Great Britain)
2Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Mateusz Rudyk (Poland)
2Nikita Shurshin (Russian Federation)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Denis Dmitriev (Russian Federation)
2Eric Engler (Germany)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Ryan Owens (Great Britain)
2Chaebin Im (Republic of Korea)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 5
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Melvin Landerneau (France)
2Sam Webster (New Zealand)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 6
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Vasilijus Lendel (Lithuania)
2Tomoyuki Kawabata (Japan)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 7
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Ethan Mitchell (New Zealand)
2Damian Zielinski (Poland)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 8
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Yuta Wakimoto (Japan)
2Stefan Ritter (Canada)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 9
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)
2Martin Cechman (Czech Republic)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 10
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Kazunari Watanabe (Japan)
2Fabian Hernando Puertas Zapata (Colombia)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 11
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Rayan Helal (France)
2Hugo Barrette (Canada)
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Men's Sprint - 1/16 finals, Heat 12
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Maximilian Levy (Germany)
2Pavel Yakushevskiy (Russian Federation)
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Men's Sprint - 1/8 finals, Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Maximilian Levy (Germany)
2Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)
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Men's Sprint - 1/8 finals, Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Matthew Glaetzer (Australia)
2Rayan Helal (France)
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Men's Sprint - 1/8 finals, Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Sebastien Vigier (France)
2Kazunari Watanabe (Japan)
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Men's Sprint - 1/8 finals, Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)
2Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)
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Men's Sprint - 1/8 finals, Heat 5
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Jack Carlin (Great Britain)
2Yuta Wakimoto (Japan)
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Men's Sprint - 1/8 finals, Heat 6
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Mateusz Rudyk (Poland)
2Ethan Mitchell (New Zealand)
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Men's Sprint - 1/8 finals, Heat 7
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Denis Dmitriev (Russian Federation)
2Vasilijus Lendel (Lithuania)
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Men's Sprint - 1/8 finals, Heat 8
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Ryan Owens (Great Britain)
2Melvin Landerneau (France)
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Men's Individual Pursuit - Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ivo Oliveira (Portugal)0:04:12.400
2Filippo Ganna (Italy)0:00:01.200
3Charlie Tanfield (Great Britain)