Great Britain dominates the team pursuit events at home

Great Britain dominated the racing on their home track in Manchester on day one of the World Cup, winning medals in every event and proving yet again they are the absolute master of the team pursuit event, with the women’s quartet twice setting a new world record.

The women’s team pursuit is now four-kilometre long, with each team fielding four riders just like the men. London 2012 Olympic champions Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell have teamed up with former junior world time trial champion Elinor Barker to create an unbeatable Great Britain women’s quartet and they twice broke their own record for the new distance much to the joy of the loyal Manchester crowd.

The Great Britain men’s quartet also won their race, while Great Britain took a silver medal in the women’s team sprint behind Germany. Germany also dominates the men’s team sprint, beating Russia. Great Britain beat New Zealand to take the bronze.

Poland’s Malgorzata Wojtyra won the women’s scratch race ahead of Scotland’s Kate Archibald and Tetyana Klimchenko of the Ukraine.

Faster and faster

The women’s team pursuit set a new world record at the recent European track championships but were much faster on their home track, breaking the 4:20 barrier for the first time to stop the clock at 4:19.604. That was four seconds faster than their qualifying ride and meant they beat Canada by eight seconds. Australia was a distant third with a time of 4:30. 831.

"Over the next three years you'll see that record get lower and lower. We all live and die for the team pursuit. It's great to be back here, racing for a home crowd, and it's exciting to go out and break world records again,” Joanna Rowsell happily told BBC Sport.

"A few of the top nations weren't here so we're not getting complacent. The rest of the world is really going to grow into this event over the next few years."

The Great Britain men’s team pursuit is rebuilding after the success of London 2012 but also showed it has the speed as their attention turns to Rio 2016.

Olympic champions Ed Clancy and Steven Burke were joined by Andy Tennant and Owain Doull, qualifying fastest earlier in the day before defeating Australia with a time 3:58.654. It was well off their record of 3:51 659 set at the London Olympics but was enough to beat historic rivals Australia yet again by two seconds. Denmark beat the Netherlands in the ride for the bronze medal with a time of 4:02.413.

"We keep saying this is a developing team but when you think back to 2008, when we had the World Championships here [in which a GB team featuring Thomas and Bradley Wiggins won world gold, then the Olympic title], we're not a million miles off that now - with a so-called development team," experienced anchorman Clancy told the BBC.

Great Britain has slipped in the team sprint event, where three sprinters join forces and lead for a lap each before peeling off.

Germany qualified fastest in a time of 43.351 and won the final against Russia in 43.293. The German women’s team was equally as dominant. The duo of Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel set a time of 32.788 for their two-lap effort. Great Britain finished almost a second slower, while the Max Success Pro Cycling team won the ride for bronze.

Belgium’s Japser De Buyst lead the men’s Omnium after consistent rides in the flying lap, points race and elimination race. The event will continue on Saturday afternoon and evening, with the women’s Omnium also getting underway. Other events include the women’s sprint, the men’s Keirin and men’s points race.

Results

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Men ominum: Flying lap
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Davison (Aus)0:00:13.105
2Tim Veldt (Ned)0:00:00.025
3Jasper De Buyst (Bel)0:00:00.177
4Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spa)0:00:00.295
5Jonathan Dibben (GBr)0:00:00.357
6Aaron Gate (NZl)0:00:00.367
7Shuang Shan (Chn)0:00:00.370
8Ondrej Rybin (Cze)0:00:00.390
9Olivier Beer (Swi)0:00:00.426
10Raman Tsishkou (Blr)0:00:00.484
11Casper Michael Von Folsach (Den)0:00:00.539
12Artyom Zakharov (Kaz)0:00:00.558
13Jacob Duehring (USA)0:00:00.683
14Vladislav Kreminskyi (Ukr)0:00:00.708
15Thomas Boudat (Fra)0:00:00.793
16Francesco Castegnaro (Ita)0:00:00.832
17Varun Maharaj (Tri)0:00:00.930
18Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn)0:00:00.999
19Darren Matthews (Bar)0:00:01.510
DNSIvan Savitskiy (Rus)Row 19 - Cell 2
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Men omnium: Points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas Boudat (Fra)33pts
2Jasper De Buyst (Bel)20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Aaron Gate (NZl)14Row 2 - Cell 3
4Raman Tsishkou (Blr)14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Tim Veldt (Ned)13Row 4 - Cell 3
6Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spa)13Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jacob Duehring (USA)8Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jonathan Dibben (GBr)8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Olivier Beer (Swi)7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn)5Row 9 - Cell 3
11Artyom Zakharov (Kaz)4Row 10 - Cell 3
12Casper Michael Von Folsach (Den)4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Francesco Castegnaro (Ita)3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Luke Davison (Aus)Row 13 - Cell 2 Row 13 - Cell 3
15Darren Matthews (Bar)Row 14 - Cell 2 Row 14 - Cell 3
16Vladislav Kreminskyi (Ukr)-17Row 15 - Cell 3
17Shuang Shan (Chn)-37Row 16 - Cell 3
DNFOndrej Rybin (Cze)Row 17 - Cell 2 Row 17 - Cell 3
DNFVarun Maharaj (Tri)Row 18 - Cell 2 Row 18 - Cell 3
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Women scratch race
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol)
2Kate Archibald SCB
3Tetyana Klimchenko (Ukr)
4Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex)
5Laurie Berthon (Fra)
6Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa)
7Dani King (GBr)
8Katsiaryna Barazna (Blr)
9Ana Usabiaga Balerdi EUS
10Laura Basso CTF
11Giorgia Bronzini (Ita)
12Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus)
13Jupha Somnet (Mas)
14Kelly Druyts (Bel)
15Elizabeth Newell (USA)
16Caroline Ryan (Irl)
17Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk)
18Cristina Irma Greve (Arg)
19Amy Hill WAL
20Georgia Baker (Aus)
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Men omnium: Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Thomas Boudat (Fra)
2Jasper De Buyst (Bel)
3Aaron Gate (NZl)
4Tim Veldt (Ned)
5Luke Davison (Aus)
6Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spa)
7Ondrej Rybin (Cze)
8Vladislav Kreminskyi (Ukr)
9Artyom Zakharov (Kaz)
10Olivier Beer (Swi)
11Raman Tsishkou (Blr)
12Jonathan Dibben (GBr)
13Varun Maharaj (Tri)
14Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn)
15Casper Michael Von Folsach (Den)
16Jacob Duehring (USA)
17Francesco Castegnaro (Ita)
18Shuang Shan (Chn)
19Darren Matthews (Bar)
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Men team pursuit finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:58.654
Row 1 - Cell 0 Owain DoullRow 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Steven BurkeRow 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Edward ClancyRow 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Andrew TennantRow 4 - Cell 2
2Australia0:03:59.293
Row 6 - Cell 0 Luke DavisonRow 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Alexander EdmondsonRow 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Mitchell MulhernRow 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Miles ScotsonRow 9 - Cell 2
3Denmark0:04:01.934
Row 11 - Cell 0 Lasse Norman HansenRow 11 - Cell 2
Row 12 - Cell 0 Mathias MollerRow 12 - Cell 2
Row 13 - Cell 0 Rasmus Christian QuaadeRow 13 - Cell 2
Row 14 - Cell 0 Alex Nicki Sylvest RasmussenRow 14 - Cell 2
4Netherlands0:04:03.999
Row 16 - Cell 0 Wim StroetingaRow 16 - Cell 2
Row 17 - Cell 0 Dion BeukeboomRow 17 - Cell 2
Row 18 - Cell 0 Roy EeftingRow 18 - Cell 2
Row 19 - Cell 0 Jenning HuizengaRow 19 - Cell 2
5SpainRow 20 - Cell 2
Row 21 - Cell 0 David Muntaner JuanedaRow 21 - Cell 2
Row 22 - Cell 0 Sebastian Mora VedriRow 22 - Cell 2
Row 23 - Cell 0 Eloy Teruel RoviraRow 23 - Cell 2
Row 24 - Cell 0 Albert Torres BarceloRow 24 - Cell 2
6New ZealandRow 25 - Cell 2
Row 26 - Cell 0 Pieter BullingRow 26 - Cell 2
Row 27 - Cell 0 Shane ArchboldRow 27 - Cell 2
Row 28 - Cell 0 Dylan KennettRow 28 - Cell 2
Row 29 - Cell 0 Marc RyanRow 29 - Cell 2
7RussiaRow 30 - Cell 2
Row 31 - Cell 0 Ivan KovalevRow 31 - Cell 2
Row 32 - Cell 0 Artur ErshovRow 32 - Cell 2
Row 33 - Cell 0 Evgeny KovalevRow 33 - Cell 2
Row 34 - Cell 0 Alexander SerovRow 34 - Cell 2
8SwitzerlandRow 35 - Cell 2
Row 36 - Cell 0 Olivier BeerRow 36 - Cell 2
Row 37 - Cell 0 Silvan DillierRow 37 - Cell 2
Row 38 - Cell 0 Claudio ImhofRow 38 - Cell 2
Row 39 - Cell 0 Loic PerizzoloRow 39 - Cell 2
9LokosphinxRow 40 - Cell 2
Row 41 - Cell 0 Kirill SveshnikovRow 41 - Cell 2
Row 42 - Cell 0 Arkimedes Arguelyes RodrigesRow 42 - Cell 2
Row 43 - Cell 0 Sergey ShilovRow 43 - Cell 2
Row 44 - Cell 0 Dmitry SokolovRow 44 - Cell 2
10GermanyRow 45 - Cell 2
Row 46 - Cell 0 Theo ReinhardtRow 46 - Cell 2
Row 47 - Cell 0 Henning BommelRow 47 - Cell 2
Row 48 - Cell 0 Lucas LissRow 48 - Cell 2
Row 49 - Cell 0 Kersten ThieleRow 49 - Cell 2
11BelgiumRow 50 - Cell 2
Row 51 - Cell 0 Jasper De BuystRow 51 - Cell 2
Row 52 - Cell 0 Kenny De KeteleRow 52 - Cell 2
Row 53 - Cell 0 Moreno De PauwRow 53 - Cell 2
Row 54 - Cell 0 Jonas RickaertRow 54 - Cell 2
12ItalyRow 55 - Cell 2
Row 56 - Cell 0 Elia VivianiRow 56 - Cell 2
Row 57 - Cell 0 Liam BertazzoRow 57 - Cell 2
Row 58 - Cell 0 Marco ColedanRow 58 - Cell 2
Row 59 - Cell 0 Michele ScartezziniRow 59 - Cell 2
13Isd Track TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
Row 61 - Cell 0 Vitaliy PopkovRow 61 - Cell 2
Row 62 - Cell 0 Volodymyr DzhusRow 62 - Cell 2
Row 63 - Cell 0 Illya KlepikovRow 63 - Cell 2
Row 64 - Cell 0 Maksym VasilyevRow 64 - Cell 2
14BelarusRow 65 - Cell 2
Row 66 - Cell 0 Aleh AhiyevichRow 66 - Cell 2
Row 67 - Cell 0 Anton MuzychkinRow 67 - Cell 2
Row 68 - Cell 0 Siarhei PapokRow 68 - Cell 2
Row 69 - Cell 0 Branislau SamoilauRow 69 - Cell 2
15KazakhstanRow 70 - Cell 2
Row 71 - Cell 0 Artyom ZakharovRow 71 - Cell 2
Row 72 - Cell 0 Nikita PanassenkoRow 72 - Cell 2
Row 73 - Cell 0 Robert GaineyevRow 73 - Cell 2
Row 74 - Cell 0 Dias OmirzakovRow 74 - Cell 2
16South AfricaRow 75 - Cell 2
Row 76 - Cell 0 Evan CarstensRow 76 - Cell 2
Row 77 - Cell 0 Kellan Alex GouverisRow 77 - Cell 2
Row 78 - Cell 0 Nolan HoffmanRow 78 - Cell 2
Row 79 - Cell 0 Theuns Van Der BankRow 79 - Cell 2
17ChinaRow 80 - Cell 2
Row 81 - Cell 0 Wei LiuRow 81 - Cell 2
Row 82 - Cell 0 Jie WangRow 82 - Cell 2
Row 83 - Cell 0 Xiande WangRow 83 - Cell 2
Row 84 - Cell 0 Jianwei ZhengRow 84 - Cell 2
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Women team sprint finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:32.788
Row 1 - Cell 0 Miriam WelteRow 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Kristina VogelRow 2 - Cell 2
2Great Britain0:00:33.635
Row 4 - Cell 0 Victoria WilliamsonRow 4 - Cell 2
Row 5 - Cell 0 Rebecca Angharad JamesRow 5 - Cell 2
3Max Success Pro Cycling0:00:33.372
Row 7 - Cell 0 Lin JunhongRow 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Tianshi ZhongRow 8 - Cell 2
4Russia0:00:33.533
Row 10 - Cell 0 Anastasiia VoynovaRow 10 - Cell 2
Row 11 - Cell 0 Olga StreltsovaRow 11 - Cell 2
5Petroholding LeninradRow 12 - Cell 2
Row 13 - Cell 0 Elena BrezhnivaRow 13 - Cell 2
Row 14 - Cell 0 Ekaterina GnidenkoRow 14 - Cell 2
6FranceRow 15 - Cell 2
Row 16 - Cell 0 Sandie ClairRow 16 - Cell 2
Row 17 - Cell 0 Virginie CueffRow 17 - Cell 2
7ChinaRow 18 - Cell 2
Row 19 - Cell 0 Xuemei LiRow 19 - Cell 2
Row 20 - Cell 0 Jingjing ShiRow 20 - Cell 2
8NetherlandsRow 21 - Cell 2
Row 22 - Cell 0 Shanne BraspennincxRow 22 - Cell 2
Row 23 - Cell 0 Elis LigtleeRow 23 - Cell 2
9SpainRow 24 - Cell 2
Row 25 - Cell 0 Tania Calvo BarberoRow 25 - Cell 2
Row 26 - Cell 0 Helena Casas RoigeRow 26 - Cell 2
10Cyclo Channel TokyoRow 27 - Cell 2
Row 28 - Cell 0 Hiroko IshiiRow 28 - Cell 2
Row 29 - Cell 0 Kayono MaedaRow 29 - Cell 2
11MexicoRow 30 - Cell 2
Row 31 - Cell 0 Frany Maria Fong EchevarriaRow 31 - Cell 2
Row 32 - Cell 0 Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez LuzRow 32 - Cell 2
12VenezuelaRow 33 - Cell 2
Row 34 - Cell 0 Prada Rodriguez M.Row 34 - Cell 2
Row 35 - Cell 0 Gleydimar TapiaRow 35 - Cell 2
13UkraineRow 36 - Cell 2
Row 37 - Cell 0 Tetyana KlimchenkoRow 37 - Cell 2
Row 38 - Cell 0 Olena TsosRow 38 - Cell 2
14AustraliaRow 39 - Cell 2
Row 40 - Cell 0 Kaarle MccullochRow 40 - Cell 2
Row 41 - Cell 0 Stephanie MortonRow 41 - Cell 2
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Women team pursuit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:04:19.604
Row 1 - Cell 0 Laura TrottRow 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Elinor BarkerRow 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Dani KingRow 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Joanna RowsellRow 4 - Cell 2
2Canada0:04:27.083
Row 6 - Cell 0 Gillian CarletonRow 6 - Cell 2
Row 7 - Cell 0 Laura BrownRow 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Jasmin GlaesserRow 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Stephanie RoordaRow 9 - Cell 2
3Australia0:04:30.831
Row 11 - Cell 0 Annette EdmondsonRow 11 - Cell 2
Row 12 - Cell 0 Georgia BakerRow 12 - Cell 2
Row 13 - Cell 0 Rebecca WiasakRow 13 - Cell 2
Row 14 - Cell 0 Elissa WundersitzRow 14 - Cell 2
4Russia0:04:32.696
Row 16 - Cell 0 Gulnaz BadykovaRow 16 - Cell 2
Row 17 - Cell 0 Alexandra ChekinaRow 17 - Cell 2
Row 18 - Cell 0 Maria MishinaRow 18 - Cell 2
Row 19 - Cell 0 Evgeniya RomanyutaRow 19 - Cell 2
5United StatesRow 20 - Cell 2
Row 21 - Cell 0 Kimberly GeistRow 21 - Cell 2
Row 22 - Cell 0 Cari HigginsRow 22 - Cell 2
Row 23 - Cell 0 Jade WilcoxsonRow 23 - Cell 2
Row 24 - Cell 0 Ruth WinderRow 24 - Cell 2
6PolandRow 25 - Cell 2
Row 26 - Cell 0 Malgorzata WojtyraRow 26 - Cell 2
Row 27 - Cell 0 Eugenia BujakRow 27 - Cell 2
Row 28 - Cell 0 Edyta JasinskaRow 28 - Cell 2
Row 29 - Cell 0 Natalia RutkowskaRow 29 - Cell 2
7ItalyRow 30 - Cell 2
Row 31 - Cell 0 Beatrice BartelloniRow 31 - Cell 2
Row 32 - Cell 0 Elena CecchiniRow 32 - Cell 2
Row 33 - Cell 0 Simona FrapportiRow 33 - Cell 2
Row 34 - Cell 0 Silvia ValsecchiRow 34 - Cell 2
8ChinaRow 35 - Cell 2
Row 36 - Cell 0 Sidan JiaRow 36 - Cell 2
Row 37 - Cell 0 Yali JingRow 37 - Cell 2
Row 38 - Cell 0 Shanshan MaRow 38 - Cell 2
Row 39 - Cell 0 Baofang ZhaoRow 39 - Cell 2
9Team USNRow 40 - Cell 2
Row 41 - Cell 0 Hayley JonesRow 41 - Cell 2
Row 42 - Cell 0 Amy HillRow 42 - Cell 2
Row 43 - Cell 0 Ciara HorneRow 43 - Cell 2
Row 44 - Cell 0 Emily KayRow 44 - Cell 2
10BelarusRow 45 - Cell 2
Row 46 - Cell 0 Volha MasiukovichRow 46 - Cell 2
Row 47 - Cell 0 Polina PivovarovaRow 47 - Cell 2
Row 48 - Cell 0 Ina SavenkaRow 48 - Cell 2
Row 49 - Cell 0 Marina ShmayankovaRow 49 - Cell 2
11BelgiumRow 50 - Cell 2
Row 51 - Cell 0 Jolien D'hooreRow 51 - Cell 2
Row 52 - Cell 0 Kelly DruytsRow 52 - Cell 2
Row 53 - Cell 0 Evelyn ArysRow 53 - Cell 2
Row 54 - Cell 0 Els BelmansRow 54 - Cell 2
12GermanyRow 55 - Cell 2
Row 56 - Cell 0 Stephanie PohlRow 56 - Cell 2
Row 57 - Cell 0 Lisa FischerRow 57 - Cell 2
Row 58 - Cell 0 Mieke KrögerRow 58 - Cell 2
Row 59 - Cell 0 Lisa KüllmerRow 59 - Cell 2
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Men team sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:32.788
Row 1 - Cell 0 Miriam WelteRow 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Kristina VogelRow 2 - Cell 2
2Great Britain0:00:33.635
Row 4 - Cell 0 Victoria WilliamsonRow 4 - Cell 2
Row 5 - Cell 0 Rebecca Angharad JamesRow 5 - Cell 2
3Max Success Pro Cycling0:00:33.372
Row 7 - Cell 0 Lin JunhongRow 7 - Cell 2
Row 8 - Cell 0 Tianshi ZhongRow 8 - Cell 2
4Russia0:00:33.533
Row 10 - Cell 0 Anastasiia VoynovaRow 10 - Cell 2
Row 11 - Cell 0 Olga StreltsovaRow 11 - Cell 2
5Petroholding LeninradRow 12 - Cell 2
Row 13 - Cell 0 Elena BrezhnivaRow 13 - Cell 2
Row 14 - Cell 0 Ekaterina GnidenkoRow 14 - Cell 2
6FranceRow 15 - Cell 2
Row 16 - Cell 0 Sandie ClairRow 16 - Cell 2
Row 17 - Cell 0 Virginie CueffRow 17 - Cell 2
7ChinaRow 18 - Cell 2
Row 19 - Cell 0 Xuemei LiRow 19 - Cell 2
Row 20 - Cell 0 Jingjing ShiRow 20 - Cell 2
8NetherlandsRow 21 - Cell 2
Row 22 - Cell 0 Shanne BraspennincxRow 22 - Cell 2
Row 23 - Cell 0 Elis LigtleeRow 23 - Cell 2
9SpainRow 24 - Cell 2
Row 25 - Cell 0 Tania Calvo BarberoRow 25 - Cell 2
Row 26 - Cell 0 Helena Casas RoigeRow 26 - Cell 2
10Cyclo Channel TokyoRow 27 - Cell 2
Row 28 - Cell 0 Hiroko IshiiRow 28 - Cell 2
Row 29 - Cell 0 Kayono MaedaRow 29 - Cell 2
11MexicoRow 30 - Cell 2
Row 31 - Cell 0 Frany Maria Fong EchevarriaRow 31 - Cell 2
Row 32 - Cell 0 Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez LuzRow 32 - Cell 2
12VenezuelaRow 33 - Cell 2
Row 34 - Cell 0 Prada Rodriguez M.Row 34 - Cell 2
Row 35 - Cell 0 Gleydimar TapiaRow 35 - Cell 2
13UkraineRow 36 - Cell 2
Row 37 - Cell 0 Tetyana KlimchenkoRow 37 - Cell 2
Row 38 - Cell 0 Olena TsosRow 38 - Cell 2
14AustraliaRow 39 - Cell 2
Row 40 - Cell 0 Kaarle MccullochRow 40 - Cell 2
Row 41 - Cell 0 Stephanie MortonRow 41 - Cell 2

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