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Meares makes it a triple on night three

Meares' mighty double

Anna Meares proved her utter dominance of the 500m time trial with victory in the event after a superb performance in the women's sprint last night. The reigning world champion was last out of the blocks in the final, chasing the impressive time of French rider Sandie Clair, who clocked a 33.667.

There were murmurings before the race that Meares could go under the magical 33-second barrier, given her form thus far in the opening round of the UCI Track World Cup. A busy schedule that included the sprint last night in addition to the 500m TT and the keirin on the final evening of competition.

After wrapping up the time trial title, Meares moved onto the keirin where she was confident in qualifying. The final for gold saw her up against China's Jinjie Gong, classy French riders Sandie Clair and Clara Sanchez, Kristina Vogel and countrywoman Kaarle McCulloch.

And she was typically composed in the final, holding first wheel behind the derny and maintaining her position after it had left the track. Despite a spirited showing from Sanchez and McCulloch, Meares held on to record her third win of the meet and finish it as the undoubted star of the show.

Australia lowers the mark

In the men's team pursuit, the Australian quartet of Jack Bobridge, Cameron Meyer, Leigh Howard and Michael Hepburn proved its world champion status with a commanding performance in the gold medal final.

Pitted against a surprise packet in the Russian team - now managed by former Danish head coach Heiko Salzwedel - Bobridge rode the opening lap as the Australians passed the one-kilometre mark in a time of 1.03.478 an maintained an early lead that they never relinquished.

Despite Howard dropping out of the race shortly after the three-kilometre mark Bobridge, Meyer, Howard and Hepburn stopped the clock after four kilometres at 3.56.913, the fourth fastest time ridden by an Australian team.

With three laps remaining Hepburn slightly dropped the wheel of Bobridge which would have spelt disaster for the Australians - his teammates eased him back into the formation and he paid tribute to their work afterwards.

"I swung up with a few laps to go and I probably wasn't feeling too good but I got back onto the wheel... these boys rode fantastic tonight and it was a good team effort so we were really happy with the time," said Hepburn.

In the final for bronze, Great Britain lost Ed Clancy halfway through its ride but managed to hold the effort together and finish on the podium below Australia and Russia with a time of 4.01.456.

Full Results

Women's 500m time trial
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Meares (Aus)33.593
2Sandie Clair (Fra)33.667
3Wai Sze Lee (HKg)33.939
4Willy Kanis (Ned)33.952
5Olga Panarina (Blr)34.161
6Jessica Varnish (GBr)34.501
7Miriam Welte (Ger)34.714
8Lin Junhong (Chn)34.936
9Tania Calvo Barbero (Esp)35.478
10Olga Streltsova (Rus)35.649
11Angeliki Koutsonikoli (Gre)35.935
12Gintare Gaivenyte (Ltu)35.992
13Victoria Baranova (Rus)35.993
14Fatehah Mustapa (Mas)36.176
15Kayono Maeda (Jpn)36.622
16Sumaia Ribeiro (Bra)37.366
17Apryl Jessica Eppinger (Swi)37.551
18Jessica Laws (USA)37.868
19Pelin Cizgin (Aut)38.073

Women's Keirin Round 2 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Kristina Vogel (Ger) Germany
2Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) TEAM JAYCO­AIS
3Sandie Clair (Fra) France
4Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania
5Lin Junhong (Chn) People's Republic of China
6Willy Kanis (Ned) Netherlands

Women's Keirin Round 2 Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Anna Meares (Aus) Australia
2Clara Sanchez (Fra) France
3Jinjie Gong (Chn) People's Republic of China
4Wai Sze Lee (HKg) Hong Kong, China
5Fatehah Mustapa (Mas) Malaysia
6Olga Panarina (Blr) Belarus

Women's Keirin Final 7th-11th
#Rider Name (Country) Team
7Simona Krupeckaite (Ltu) Lithuania
8Olga Panarina (Blr) Belarus
9Fatehah Mustapa (Mas) Malaysia
10Willy Kanis (Ned) Netherlands
11Wai Sze Lee (HKg) Hong Kong, China
12Lin Junhong (Chn) People's Republic of China

Women's Keirin Final 1st-6th
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Anna Meares (Aus) Australia
2Kaarle Mcculloch (Aus) TEAM JAYCO­AIS
3Clara Sanchez (Fra) France
4Jinjie Gong (Chn) People's Republic of China
5Sandie Clair (Fra) France
6Kristina Vogel (Ger) Germany

Men's Sprint Final - 1st-2nd
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shane Perkins (Aus) TEAM JAYCO­AIS0:00:10.423
2Jason Kenny (GBr) Great Britain

Men's Sprint Final - 3rd-4th
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Teun Mulder (Ned) Netherlands0:00:10.750
4Tsubasa Kitatsuru (Jpn) Japan

Women's Omnium - 500m TT
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland0:00:36.144
2Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand0:00:36.399
3Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:36.509
4Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium0:00:36.556
5Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus0:00:36.706
6Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain0:00:36.717
7Tara Whitten (Can) Canada0:00:36.753
8Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia0:00:37.025
9Cari Higgins (USA) United States Of America0:00:37.307
10Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:37.475
11Marianne Vos (Ned) Netherlands0:00:37.704
12Gemma Dudley (NZl) New Zealand0:00:37.909
13Pascale Schnider (Swi) Switzerland0:00:38.144
14Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France0:00:38.158
15Maki Tabata (Jpn) Japan0:00:38.196
16Elena Tchalykh (Aze) Azerbaijan0:00:38.388
17Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany0:00:38.538
18Colmenares Colmenares Yeny Lorena (Col) Colombia0:00:38.690
19Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk) Slovakia0:00:38.765
20Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex) Mexico0:00:38.805
21Jarmila Machacova (Cze) Czech Republic0:00:38.850
22Paola Munoz (Chi) Chile0:00:39.005
23Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Italy0:00:39.439

Women's Omnium - Scratch Race
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) Poland
2Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France
3Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Spain
4Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Italy
5Tara Whitten (Can) Canada
6Marianne Vos (Ned) Netherlands
7Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Belgium
8Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany
9Cari Higgins (USA) United States Of America
10Elena Tchalykh (Aze) Azerbaijan
11Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation
12Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand
13Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia
14Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine
15Gemma Dudley (NZl) New Zealand
16Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk) Slovakia
17Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex) Mexico
18Colmenares Colmenares Yeny Lorena (Col) Colombia
19Jarmila Machacova (Cze) Czech Republic
20Maki Tabata (Jpn) Japan
21Pascale Schnider (Swi) Switzerland
22Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) Belarus
RELPaola Munoz (Chi) Chile

Women's omnium final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa)26pts
2Tara Whitten (Can)31
3Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol)40
4Pascale Jeuland (Fra)46
5Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus)47
6Marianne Vos (Ned)48
7Melissa Hoskins (Aus)53
8Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr)54
9Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr)57
10Jolien D'hoore (Bel)58
11Cari Higgins (USA)66
12Elena Tchalykh (Aze)67
13Jarmila Machacova (Cze)75
14Jutatip Maneephan (Tha)76
15Elke Gebhardt (Ger)78
16Pascale Schnider (Swi)83
17Maki Tabata (Jpn)94
18Gemma Dudley (NZl)97
19Alzbeta Pavlendova (Svk)107
20Colmenares Colmenares Yeny Lorena (Col)116
21Marta Tagliaferro (Ita)116
22Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex)118
23Paola Munoz (Chn)122
DNFVilija Sereikaite (Ltu)

Men's Team Pursuit - Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
Jack Bobridge (Aus) Australia
Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia
Leigh Howard (Aus) Australia
Cameron Meyer (Aus) Australia
Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Russian Federation
Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) Russian Federation
Alexei Markov (Rus) Russian Federation
Alexander Serov (Rus) Russian Federation
3Great Britain0:04:01.456
Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain
Steven Burke (GBr) Great Britain
Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain
Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain
4New Zealand0:04:01.602
Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand
Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand
Cameron Karwowski (NZl) New Zealand
Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand

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