Day 3 Track Worlds: World record holder Lambie wins Individual Pursuit title

Ashton Lambie snatched the first rainbow jersey for the United States in the men’s Individual Pursuit at the UCI Track World Championships in Roubaix, France. It was a dominant performance over Jonathan Milan of Italy, who took the silver medal.

Two kilometres into the final, Lambie had a half-second advantage over Milan, and soon increased his lead to a full second. 

Filippo Ganna, who failed to qualify for the finals, secured a second medal for Italy by taking the bronze in a duel against Claudio Imhof (Switzerland).

Just one year ago Lambie settled for silver in the Individual Pursuit. This time around the World Record holder took the gold medal, which was the first in 11 years for an American to recapture the top prize since Taylor Phinney took the world title. 

Men’s 1K Time Trial

Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands) took the men’s 1K Time Trial finals victory for the second time in his career on Friday, soaring around the track four times for the world title. He was 1.3 seconds faster than Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago), who took the silver.  Another 1.5 seconds back for bronze was former World Champion Joachim Eilers (Germany).

Hoogland recorded the fastest time after the first 250 metres, and continued to build his lead with each pass around the Stab Velodrome. 

Paul may have been second, but he made Caribbean history with his silver medal, the first-ever medal for Trinidad and Tobago in the men's kilo. He had the best time in the opening 250 metres but it was soon eclipsed by Hoogland, the final rider on the track. 

There would be no defence of the world title by Sam Ligtlee (Netherlands), who had a fast start, but faded and had the fifth-best time. Patryk Pajkowski (Poland) was fourth. 

Men's Points Race

Benjamin Thomas won the first Points race title for France in 17 years to hold off Kenny De Ketele (Belgium). Vicent Hoppezak (Netherlands) finished for bronze.

The men’s Point race, with 160 laps (40km) and 16 sprints, came down to late-race strategy. With 29 laps to go and three sprints remaining, De Ketele had a one-point advantage over the Frenchman. Well behind, Vincent Hoppezak (Netherlands) had 33 points for third place, 11 points ahead of Sebastián Mora (Spain)

With 21 laps to go, sprint 14 was won by Thomas, to level the lead pair with 83 points. He went into the lead by taking sprint 15, taking a four-point advantage over the Belgian rider. 

On the bell lap, Thomas, this year’s European champion in the Points race, went to the front for double points in the final sprint and the gold medal. 

Women's Omnium

Katie Archibald (Great Britain) won the second women’s Omnium title of her career on Friday in Roubaix, France, returning to a gold since 2017 in Hong Kong. She took a commanding lead into the final Points race with a sweep of top points in the Scratch, Tempo and Elimination rounds, and finished third in the Points race to win the rainbow jersey. 

Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) finished 18 points back for silver and Elisa Balsamo (Italy) was 21 points back for bronze. 

Kopecky gained maximum points by taking two full laps in the 80-lap Points race to move from eighth overall into second place. Going into the Points contest, Balsamo was in second place with 100 points, while Jennifer Valente (United States) was third with 96 points and France’s Clara Copponi was fourth at 94.

Attacks began with 15 laps to go and riders trying to form gaps, with Kopecky launching off the front with Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) to form a two-rider gap for points on the seventh sprint. The pair lapped the field, which was a second time for Kopecky, and it vaulted the Belgian into second overall, nine points ahead of Balsamo, Maria Martins (Portugal) holding to fourth, four points behind the Italian.

On the bell lap for the final sprint and race finish, Copponi led the riders across the line in front of Balsamo with Archibald in third position. Kopecky would hold on for the silver, and Balsamo the bronze, while Copponi would miss the podium by three points to finish fourth, and Martins finished fifth. 

Earlier in the day in the Women’s Omnium began with the Scratch race, Valente finishing second and Copponi in third. In the Tempo race, Ganna Solovei (Ukraine) was second and Kopecky, who was 22nd in the Scratch race, was third. 

In the Elimination race a big crash took down several riders and neutralised the race for several laps, with Archibald was one of the riders taken down. She resumed to racing with a slightly banged-up knee that did not take out any steam in her engine as she attacked to win that race going away. 

Women’s Sprint

Teammates from Germany and Canada went up against each other in the women’s Sprint finals. Reigning world champion Emma Hinze (Germany) held off Lea Sophie Friedrich in a close second heat to defend her world title. 

The final medal was also decided in just two heats, with Olympic Champion Kelsey Mitchell (Canada) defeating Lauriane Genest for the bronze. 

Men's Individual Pursuit

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ashton Lambie (United States of America) 0:04:05.060
2Jonathan Milan (Italy) 0:04:06.149
3Filippo Ganna (Italy)
4Claudio Imhof (Switzerland) OVL
5Tobias Buck-Gramcko (Germany)
6Nicolas Heinrich (Germany)
7Manlio Moro (Italy)
8Charlie Tanfield (Great Britain)
9Shunsuke Imamura (Japan)
10Thomas Denis (France)
11Lev Gonov (Russian Cycling Federation)
12Ivan Novolodskii (Russian Cycling Federation)
13Erik Martorell Haga (Spain)
14Daniel Crista (Romania)
15Joao Matias (Portugal)
16Iuri Leitao (Portugal)
17Alex Juan Pablo Zapata Unas (Colombia)
18Julian Osorio Henao (Colombia)
19Aliaksei Shmantsar (Belarus)
20Volodymyr Dzhus (Ukraine)
21Tomas Aguirre Garza (Mexico)
22Lotfi Tchambaz (Algeria)

Men's 1K Time Trial

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands) 0:00:58.418
2Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago) 0:00:59.791
3Joachim Eilers (Germany) 0:01:00.008
4Patryk Rajkowski (Poland) 0:01:00.624
5Sam Ligtlee (Netherlands) 0:01:00.669
6Alexander Sharapov (Russian Cycling Federation) 0:01:00.928
7Alejandro Martinez Chorro (Spain) 0:01:01.213
8Yuta Obara (Japan) 0:01:01.385
9Davide Boscaro (Italy)
10Robin Wagner (Czech Republic)
11Santiago Ramirez Morales (Colombia)
12Anton Hoehne (Germany)
13Ryan Dodyk (Canada)
14Muhammad Fadhil Mohd Zonis (Malaysia)
15Ivan Gladyshev (Russian Cycling Federation)
16Andrey Chugay (Kazakhstan)
17Dominik Topinka (Czech Republic)
18Ronaldo Laitonjam (India)
19Juan Carlos Ruiz Teran (Mexico)
20Vladyslav Denysenko (Ukraine)
21Mitchell Sparrow (South Africa)
22Mohamed Elyas Mohamed Yusoff (Singapore)
23Norbert Szabo (Romania)

Men's Points Race

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benjamin Thomas (France) 94
2Kenny De Ketele (Belgium) 84
3Vincent Hoppezak (Netherlands) 35
4Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spain) 24
5Ethan Vernon (Great Britain) 19
6Valere Thiebaud (Switzerland) 16
7Corbin Strong (New Zealand) 14
8Michele Scartezzini (Italy) 9
9Theo Reinhardt (Germany) 8
10Vlas Shichkin (Russian Cycling Federation) 6
11Vitaliy Hryniv (Ukraine) 3
12Gavin Hoover (United States of America) -12
13Wojciech Pszczolarski (Poland) -18
14Daniel Crista (Romania) -20
15Facundo Gabriel Lezica (Argentina) -40
16Martin Chren (Slovakia) -40
17Nicolas Pietrula (Czech Republic) -40
18Jose Muniz Vazquez (Mexico) -100
DNFDzianis Mazur (Belarus)
DNFLotfi Tchambaz (Algeria)
DNFBryan Steve Gomez Penaloza (Colombia)

Women's Sprint Finals

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Women's Sprint - Finals for gold
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Hinze (Germany)
2Lea Sophie Friedrich (Germany)
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Women's Sprint - Finals for bronze
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Kelsey Mitchell (Canada)
4Lauriane Genest (Canada)

Women's Omnium

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Women's Omnium - Scratch Race
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald (Great Britain)
2Jennifer Valente (United States of America)
3Clara Copponi (France)
4Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania)
5Maria Martins (Portugal)
6Elisa Balsamo (Italy)
7Petra Sevcikova (Czech Republic)
8Maike Van der Duin (Netherlands)
9Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
10Rinata Sultanova (Kazakhstan)
11Ally Wollaston (New Zealand)
12Yumi Kajihara (Japan)
13Nikol Plosaj (Poland)
14Eukene Larrarte Arteaga (Spain)
15Hanna Tserakh (Belarus)
16Aline Seitz (Switzerland)
17Gulnaz Khatuntseva (Russian Cycling Federation)
18Alzbeta Bacikova (Slovakia)
19Verena Eberhardt (Austria)
20Ngaire Barraclough (Canada)
21Anita Yvonne Stenberg (Norway)
22Lotte Kopecky (Belgium)
23Ganna Solovei (Ukraine)
24Victoria Velasco Fuentes (Mexico)
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Women's Omnium - Tempo Race
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald (Great Britain) 34
2Ganna Solovei (Ukraine) 24
3Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) 21
4Hanna Tserakh (Belarus) 20
5Elisa Balsamo (Italy) 2
6Nikol Plosaj (Poland) 2
7Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) 1
8Jennifer Valente (United States of America) 1
9Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania) 1
10Clara Copponi (France)
11Maria Martins (Portugal)
12Eukene Larrarte Arteaga (Spain)
13Maike Van der Duin (Netherlands)
14Petra Sevcikova (Czech Republic)
15Gulnaz Khatuntseva (Russian Cycling Federation)
16Ngaire Barraclough (Canada)
17Ally Wollaston (New Zealand)
18Verena Eberhardt (Austria)
19Aline Seitz (Switzerland)
20Anita Yvonne Stenberg (Norway)
21Rinata Sultanova (Kazakhstan)
22Yumi Kajihara (Japan)
23Victoria Velasco Fuentes (Mexico)
24Alzbeta Bacikova (Slovakia)
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Women's Omnium - Elimination Race
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald (Great Britain)
2Elisa Balsamo (Italy)
3Clara Copponi (France)
4Lotte Kopecky (Belgium)
5Jennifer Valente (United States of America)
6Maria Martins (Portugal)
7Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania)
8Maike Van der Duin (Netherlands)
9Eukene Larrarte Arteaga (Spain)
10Verena Eberhardt (Austria)
11Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
12Alzbeta Bacikova (Slovakia)
13Ally Wollaston (New Zealand)
14Aline Seitz (Switzerland)
15Petra Sevcikova (Czech Republic)
16Nikol Plosaj (Poland)
17Ganna Solovei (Ukraine)
18Gulnaz Khatuntseva (Russian Cycling Federation)
19Rinata Sultanova (Kazakhstan)
20Yumi Kajihara (Japan)
21Ngaire Barraclough (Canada)
22Victoria Velasco Fuentes (Mexico)
23Hanna Tserakh (Belarus)
24Anita Yvonne Stenberg (Norway)
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Women's Omnium - Points Race
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald (Great Britain)
2Lotte Kopecky (Belgium)
3Elisa Balsamo (Italy)
4Clara Copponi (France)
5Maria Martins (Portugal)
6Jennifer Valente (United States of America)
7Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
8Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania)
9Maike Van der Duin (Netherlands)
10Ally Wollaston (New Zealand)
11Nikol Plosaj (Poland)
12Eukene Larrarte Arteaga (Spain)
13Ganna Solovei (Ukraine)
14Hanna Tserakh (Belarus)
15Yumi Kajihara (Japan)
16Verena Eberhardt (Austria)
17Aline Seitz (Switzerland)
18Rinata Sultanova (Kazakhstan)
19Petra Sevcikova (Czech Republic)
20Victoria Velasco Fuentes (Mexico)
21Anita Yvonne Stenberg (Norway)
22Alzbeta Bacikova (Slovakia)
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Women's Omnium - Final Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald (Great Britain) 137
2Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) 119
3Elisa Balsamo (Italy) 116
4Clara Copponi (France) 113
5Maria Martins (Portugal) 106
6Jennifer Valente (United States of America) 99
7Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) 99
8Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania) 86
9Maike Van der Duin (Netherlands) 73
10Ally Wollaston (New Zealand) 68
11Nikol Plosaj (Poland) 63
12Eukene Larrarte Arteaga (Spain) 56
13Ganna Solovei (Ukraine) 48
14Hanna Tserakh (Belarus) 47
15Yumi Kajihara (Japan) 45
16Verena Eberhardt (Austria) 33
17Aline Seitz (Switzerland) 28
18Rinata Sultanova (Kazakhstan) 27
19Petra Sevcikova (Czech Republic) 14
20Victoria Velasco Fuentes (Mexico) 6
21Anita Yvonne Stenberg (Norway) 4
22Alzbeta Bacikova (Slovakia) -35
DNFNgaire Barraclough (Canada)
DNFGulnaz Khatuntseva (Russian Cycling Federation)

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