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Track Cycling - Assorted Results
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:55 »
In the past I've tried to create threads for various national/international track championships but real life has made that quite hard to manage.

So let this be a spot for assorted results from track competitions.

The European U23/Junior championships have been taking place in Anadia, Portugal, while the track cycling portion of the Commonwealth Games kicks off today.

European U23 Champions
Men's Team Pursuit: Switzerland *ch
Women's Team Pursuit: Russia *ru
Men's Individual Pursuit: Stefan Küng *ch
Women's Individual Pursuit: Mieke Kröger *de
Men's Team Sprint: Netherlands *nl
Women's Team Sprint: Russia *ru
Men's Kilo: Robin Wagner *cz

European Junior Champions
Men's Team Pursuit: Russia *ru
Women's Team Pursuit: Great Britain *gb[1]
Men's Individual Pursuit: Ivo Oliveira *pt
Women's Individual Pursuit: Daria Egorova *ru
Men's Team Sprint: Russia *ru
Women's Individual Sprint: Tatiana Kiseleva *ru
Men's Kilo: Jiro Janoser *cz

Today's Commonwealth Medal Races
RaceTime (BST)
Women 500m TT16:42Steph Morton and Anna Meares *au take on Jess Varnish and Vicky Williamson *gb
Women Sprint [Para-B2]17:11Local hero and double Paralympic champion, Aileen McGlynn, takes to the track in her home city
Men TP17:36Featuring the return of Sir Brad to track action. Zach Bell, Shane Archbold, Jack Bobridge and Glenn OShea stand in his way (with their teammates, of course).
Men Team Sprint18:03
 1. Grace Garner and Megan Barker, younger sisters of Lucy and Elinor, respectively, were joined by Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson in the line-up
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    « Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 11:09 »
     Mixed emotions today.
    Only one niece competing in the games, when it could so easily have been three.

    Gutted that Becky is injured and unable to renew her very friendly rivalry Anna Meares.
    It was in the last Commonwealth Games that Becky, then just 18, first drew the spotlight, coming so close to taking Anna to a decider in the women's sprint.
    It was during these games that the first met and to say that relationship has developed differently to the Aussies relationship with Vicky P, is an understatement!
    We couldn't know at the time, that the Dehli final took place between the only 2 track cyclists ever to have won 4 medals at a single world championship.
    At least Becky won that one, with 2 golds and 2 bronze, to a gold and three bronze!

    Now, Becky is no longer a current World Champion, but her elder sister, Rachel is.
    She is in competition on the track today, in the women's tandem events.

    Had Wales chosen to send a mountain bike contingent to the games, younger sister, Ffion, just 16, would have been in Glasgow, too.
    She herself is under pressure from the youngest sister, Megan, aged 14, who last week became the UK MTB champ.
    Potentially the brightest shining star of them all, in my star studded family. :D

     I wouldn't normally post such stuff in the forum, but do so in respect of Keith, who had such an interest in all aspects of BC.
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 11:24 »
    By all means, MV - it's nice to know we're in the presence of someone who is in the presence of greatness!

    Becky will have several more attempts to add a Commonwealth gold to the family trophy cabinet. If there is still room ;)

    Presumably Rachel is riding with Rhiannon Henry, rather than Sophie Thornhill? It's the strange quirk of UK athletes in the Commonwealth Games that you can be teammates one day and rivals the next. Imagine (I know he's not riding, but hypothetically) Geraint Thomas lining up for Wales against his fellow Olympic champions.

    Even more strange to see two World Champions on different bikes.

    Good luck to all the family, though, MV - even if I do have to say so through gritted, English, teeth  :D
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 11:58 »
    PS - Callum Skinner is representing Scotland in the Team Sprint (he just qualified 10th, ahead of Olympic Hero (TM) Jason Kenny).

    Here he is in the London Olympic Velodrome at the Revolution Series a few months back, in the final of the sprint competition against World Champion François Pervis. He lost 2-0, perhaps unsurprisingly, but only by 0.09 and 0.02 seconds. An outsider for a podium, perhaps? Certainly not someone who should be underestimated.

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    « Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 12:24 »
    By all means, MV - it's nice to know we're in the presence of someone who is in the presence of greatness!

    Becky will have several more attempts to add a Commonwealth gold to the family trophy cabinet. If there is still room ;)

    Presumably Rachel is riding with Rhiannon Henry, rather than Sophie Thornhill? It's the strange quirk of UK athletes in the Commonwealth Games that you can be teammates one day and rivals the next. Imagine (I know he's not riding, but hypothetically) Geraint Thomas lining up for Wales against his fellow Olympic champions.

    Even more strange to see two World Champions on different bikes.

    Good luck to all the family, though, MV - even if I do have to say so through gritted, English, teeth  :D

    Yup. ;)

    The huge irony or quirk of fate or whatever you want to call it being that Rachel only turn from equestrian to track cyling, with the idea of riding the team sprint with Becky, in these games.
    First off, it was what team sprint and now it's where's Becky? :D
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    « Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 12:54 »
    Men TP: Australia qualify fastest in 3:57.939. Will ride against England for Gold. New Zealand v Canada for Bronze.


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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 21:31 »
     Missed Rachel's qualifying failure due to it being on BBC 1, not 3 as scheduled.
    Mis-counted the laps, so only got as far as winding it up. :fp
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014, 14:23 »
    Missed Rachel's qualifying failure due to it being on BBC 1, not 3 as scheduled.
    Mis-counted the laps, so only got as far as winding it up. :fp

    And this, my Mellow friend, is what iPlayer was invented for  :cool

    Meanwhile, in Portugal...

    U23 European Champions
    Men's Points Race: Andrey Sazanov *ru
    Women's Points Race: Elena Cecchini *it

    Junior European Champions
    Men's Points Race: Corentin Ermenault *fr
    Women's Points Race: Manon Lloyd *gb[1]
    Women's 500m TT: Tatiana Kiseleva *ru

     1. Getting her 2nd gold of the championships... Team Wales must be keeping an eye on her for 4 year's time!
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #8 on: October 17, 2014, 11:30 »
    The European Track Championships are underway in Guadeloupe, whose white sandy beaches and constant warm weather are typical of much of Europe, especially in October[1]. It's an outdoor concrete track, so don't expect many records to be broken, but it is the first chance to bank qualification points for Rio 2016.

    The UEC, like its international counterpart, don't have a brilliant website, but results are finally online for the first finals to have taken place.

    Men's Scratch
     /gm Otto Vergaerde #teambe
     /sm Eloy Teruel[2] #teames
     /bm Ed Clancy #teamgb

    Men's Team Pursuit
     /gm Great Britain #teamgb
     /sm Germany #teamde
     /bm Russia #teamru

    Men's Team Sprint
     /gm Germany #teamde
     /sm France #teamfr
     /bm Russia #teamru

    Women's Points Race
     /gm Eugenia Bujak #teampl
     /sm Kelly Druyts #teambe
     /bm Elena Cecchini #teamit

    Women's Team Pursuit
     /gm Great Britain #teamgb
     /sm Russia #teamru
     /bm Italy #teamit

    Women's Team Sprint
     /gm Russia #teamru
     /sm Germany #teamde
     /bm Netherlands #teamnl

    Medal Table
    GoldSilverBronzeTOTAL
    Great Britain *gb #teamgb2013
    Russia *ru #teamru1124
    Germany *de #teamde1203
    Belgium *be #teambe1102
    Poland *pl #teampl1001
    Italy *it #teamit0022
    Spain *es #teames0101
    France *fr #teamfr0101
    Netherlands *nl #teamnl0011
     1.  :shh
     2. Yes, the same Eloy Teruel who celebrated coming 7th at this year's Tour of California
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #9 on: October 17, 2014, 20:01 »
    Do you know what the GB Team Pursuit squads were?
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #10 on: October 17, 2014, 20:38 »
    Yes I do...

    Men: Ed Clancy, Jon Dibben, Andy Tennant and Owain Doull.

    Women: Laura Trott, Jo Rowsell, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald.
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #11 on: October 20, 2014, 09:13 »
    After spending my weekend largely in a bar drinking Oktoberfest beer or on my sofa watch rugby (we lost  :( ), here is a resumé of the Euro track results.

    Women's Scratch
     /gm Evgenia Romanyuta #teamru
     /sm Laurie Berthon #teamfr
     /bm Elana Cecchini #teamit

    Men's Points
     /gm Benjamin Thomas #teamfr
     /sm Liam Bertazzo #teamit
     /bm Henning Bommel #teamde

    Women's 500m TT
     /gm Anastasia Voinova #teamru
     /sm Shanne Braspennincx #teamnl
     /bm Miriam Welte #teamde

    Men's 1km TT
     /gm Callum Skinner #teamgb
     /sm Joachim Eilers #teamde
     /bm Quentin Lafargue #teamfr

    Men's IP
     /gm Andy Tennant #teamgb
     /sm Alexander Evtushenko #teamru
     /bm Kersten Thiele #teamde

    Women's Sprint
     /gm Anastasia Voinova #teamru
     /sm Tania Calvo #teames
     /bm Kristina Vogel #teamde

    Men's Sprint
     /gm Gregory Bauge #teamfr
     /sm Damian Zielinski #teampl
     /bm Robert Förstermann #teamde

    Men's Omnium
     /gm Elia Viviani #teamit
     /sm Jon Dibben #teamgb
     /bm Unai Elorriaga #teames

    Women's IP
     /gm Katie Archibald #teamgb
     /sm Mieke Kröger #teamde
     /bm Vilija Sereikaité #teamlt

    Women's Keirin
     /gm Kristina Vogel #teamde
     /sm Elena Streltsova #teamru
     /bm Shanne Braspennincx #teamnl

    Men's Keirin
     /gm Joachim Eilers #teamde
     /sm Matthijs Büchli #teamnl
     /bm Denis Dmitriev #teamru

    Men's Madison
     /gm Austria #teamat [Andreas Graf/Andreas Müller]
     /sm Belgium #teambe [Kenny Deketele/Otto Vergaerde]
     /bm France #teamfr [Vivien Brisse/Morgan Kneisky]

    Women's Omnium
     /gm Laura Trott #teamgb
     /sm Jolien D'Hoore #teambe
     /bm Anna Knauer #teamde

    The FULL RESULTS BOOK is available here.

    Final Medal Table
    GoldSilverBronzeTOTAL
    Great Britain *gb #teamgb6118
    Russia *ru #teamru43310
    Germany *de #teamde34613
    France *fr #teamfr2226
    Italy *it #teamit1135
    Belgium *be #teambe1304
    Poland *pl #teampl1102
    Austria *at #teamat1001
    Netherlands *nl #teamnl0224
    Spain *es #teames0213
    Lithuania *lt #teamlt0011
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    « Reply #12 on: November 01, 2014, 13:25 »
    Tonight the *dk Ballerup Super Arena hosts a UCI madison race and the *eu European derny championships.
    Yours truly will be in attendance. :)
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #13 on: July 14, 2015, 11:52 »
    If the idea of an enormous mountain in the Tour de France just doesn't get you going[1], there is Junior/U23 European Championship track cycling going on at the moment.

    Live timing and results here
     1.  :o
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    « Reply #16 on: September 01, 2015, 11:47 »
    Operation Rio is moving along smoothly for Mark Cavendish. He needs to finish 24th or higher in the omnium in one of the World Cup events over the winter. If he was hoping for a short hop to his local velodrome on the London Olympic Park, though, he'll be disappointed. He'll have to choose from an October trip to Cali *co, December in Cambridge *nz or January in Hong Kong *hk.

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    « Reply #17 on: October 15, 2015, 09:12 »
    The European Elite championships started yesterday with Team Pursuit qualifications.

    The women went first, with all the main contenders registering fairly close times. Until Team GB took to the track and went an incredible 9.5 seconds faster than anyone else. I think the argument that the 4 km distance is new must be starting to wear thin, but it was a sublime performance from Laura Trott, Eli Barker, Ciara Horne and Jo Rowsell. Of course, the final rounds will be a different story, but GB have laid down a strong marker.

    http://www.tissottiming.com/File/Download?id=00030C0004021463FFFFFFFFFFFFFF02

    GB #teamgb vs. Poland #teampl and Russia #teamru vs. Italy #teamit for a place in the gold medal match.

    There were further surprises in the men's event, as strong contenders Italy (including Elia Viviani), Belgium (Jasper De Buyst, Kenny de Ketele), Denmark (Quaade, LNH) failed to set the timesheets alive. France were the pacesetters when the Swiss quartet of Silvan Dillier, Stefan Küng, Franck Pasche and Thery Schir set off in front of their home crowd. They put in a brilliantly measured ride to become the first team to break the 4 minute mark and - with only 3 teams left to set a time - to guarantee themselves a berth in the medal rounds.

    Russia went next... they set off rapidly. In fact, their first kilo was the fastest of anyone. But that's where it went wrong. Too much too soon, "all power and no finesse", to quote Carlton Kirby. But good enough for 3rd at that stage, with two to go. Germany next - surely too strong and too well drilled not to set the pace... not to at least stay in with a shout of a medal. They finished km 1, 2 tenths down on the Swiss and 8 tenths down on the Russians. So far, not terrible. But they just couldn't pick up the pace they needed, only managing the 5th best time.

    Team GB were the last out of the gates. Now, it was difficult to discern actual interesting tactics from pro-Wiggins hyperbole when listening to British Eurosport, but this - at least - is true: Steven Burke as man 1 was wearing a different helmet from the others... more like a road aero helmet, rather than the track helmets with the long tails. None of the quartet were wearing socks. Marginal gains, blah blah blah. All of this would mean nothing if they didn't perform. And perform they did - despite being urged not to give too much by their coach, they were a quarter of a second ahead of Switzerland after 1km, and then put in 3 sub-58 second kilometres to finish in 3'57".

    http://www.tissottiming.com/File/Download?id=00030C0004010463FFFFFFFFFFFFFF02

    It will be Russia next for Burke, Wiggins, Doull and Tennant, while France take on the home favourites.

    The next TP rounds will be this morning, following Team Sprint qualifications. The finals for both TP and TS, plus men's Scratch and women's points races take place in the evening session.
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #18 on: October 15, 2015, 17:07 »
     I hadn't realised that this morning's (tomorrow, yes) qualifying session was going to be live on Eurosport.
    A pity that Kirby has once again succeeded in rendering it almost unwatchable.

     A couple of shocks in the team sprints.
    In the men's, aside the fact that GB men completely blew up in their 2nd attempt heat against France, (France having pulled a Hinds with their lead rider "falling off" after messing his start) watching Germany also struggle is not something commonly witnessed in this discipline.

     Picking up on the Russian "all power, no finesse" point, they certainly have discovered the key to producing ridiculously fast gate starts.
    For the men, it resulted in man one dropping his team and failure.

     For the women, it very nearly resulted in a new world record. This achieved in the early morning on a cold track.......
     Spain have now emerged, as I suspected they would, as a top tier team, pushing GB out of medal ride.
     What GB wouldn't give to knock half a second of their first lap. Qualifying for Rio looking unlikely at best.
    In which case, only one sprinter can make the trip.


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    « Reply #19 on: October 17, 2015, 11:08 »

     :o



    Post Merge: October 17, 2015, 13:17
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    Post Merge: October 17, 2015, 13:17
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    « Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 12:08 »
    The Track World Championships have rolled around again[1], running from tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, through to the Madison on Sunday evening.

    London's unimaginatively named Lee Valley Velopark plays host, but it will be familiar to you all as the site of the 2012 Olympics[2]. Unimaginatively named it may be, but it is a wonderful track and - as far as I can tell from the emails I keep getting - will be pretty much sold out throughout the week, so the atmosphere[3] will be hot!

    SCHEDULE:


    Tissot Timing will, as ever, keep us as up to date as it is humanly possibly to be without actually being there. In the UK, at least, the BBC will be broadcasting some of the sessions, either through the "red button" interactive service, or on the actual tellyboxes themselves (BBC 2). Eurosport will also have live coverage.

    http://www.trackcyclingworlds2016.london/how-to-follow-the-action/

    I'll post the entry lists as soon as I can find them. Two things to point out, though. Portugal #teampt have sent their superstars-of-the-future Ivo and Rui Oliveira. Both are current national elite track champions, and have previously won European and (in Ivo's case) world U23/Junior titles as well.

    Colombian #teamco hopes, meanwhile, are probably resting on #etixx Fernando Gaviria. I only say this because, through the magic/stalking of social media, I know that he had Sunday lunch with the Família Cavendish, so he is definitely in the UK. Essex is an odd place to prepare for the spring classics, I would argue, especially for a Colombian rider on a Belgian team with ambitions for the Rio Olympics. I'd be fairly certain that he, Cavendish and Ivo Oliveira will line up alongside each other in the Omnium.
     1. This might be a pun, I'm not sure yet
     2. The track cycling portion thereof, in any case
     3. Both metaphorical and actual
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #21 on: March 02, 2016, 16:52 »
    Entry Lists
    Men: http://www.tissottiming.com/File/Download?id=00030D0001FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF01
    Women: http://www.tissottiming.com/File/Download?id=00030D0001FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF02

    Session 1

    This afternoon's agenda was qualification for the Team Sprints, men's Team Pursuit and Women's IP... and nothing too out of the ordinary happened. Team GB #teamgb set the pace in the Team Pursuit, although Australia #teamau ran them close. New Zealand #teamnz will run off for bronze against Italy #teamit, who seem to have recovered some of their mojo. Defending champion Rebecca Wiasak #teamau will go for a second successive gold against Malgorzata Wojtyra[1] #teampl.

    Team GB missed out on medal races in both Team Sprints - the women miss out on Rio qualification as a result. #teamcn vs. #teamru for Gold and Silver, in a re-run of the Paris final; #teamnz vs. #teamnl is the gold medal match-up for the men.
     1. Definitely a cut and paste job, that one
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    « Reply #22 on: March 02, 2016, 17:10 »
    Disappointing for Varnish et al. but that is a team that's never looked that settled since Pendleton left, particularly through James' injuries.

    Looking forward to seeing some action live this week
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    « Reply #23 on: March 02, 2016, 17:35 »
    Looking forward to seeing some action live this week
    Nice, watching track live is always exciting. :cool
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    « Reply #24 on: March 02, 2016, 18:03 »
    Disappointing for Varnish et al. but that is a team that's never looked that settled since Pendleton left, particularly through James' injuries.

    Looking forward to seeing some action live this week

     It wasn't today that cost them a Rio spot, but a series of ordinary results and in hindsight, a crucial mishap in the NZ World Cup event.
    Today, I'd say they pretty much hit their current peak potential.
    Unfortunately, it leaves Jess with an uncertain future.
    What makes it an even greater shame is the fact that I have little faith in either of the teams contesting the gold medal race.

    Becky goes in the keirin tomorrow. A bit miffed I won't be there.
    Her race has been against time, as much as any opposition.
    Oh for a couple more months.

    Today's bottom line is that GB get to take only ONE female sprinter to Brazil.
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #26 on: March 04, 2016, 09:38 »
     Had the morning report and it was a bit of a "celebrity" evening by all accounts.

    The Comic has a nice piece:

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/becky-james-happy-with-unbelievable-keirin-bronze-at-track-worlds-214689
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #27 on: March 07, 2016, 11:42 »
    Have to say that the Madison was an incredible hour of sporting theatre - absolutely amazing event, with those two icons of British cycling, triumphing almost at the death - brilliant. 

    Just a shame that it is not included in tthe Olympics - as was discussed yesterday it would only take a couple of sets of medals... still I suppose having a completed velodrome is more of a priority right now.
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #28 on: March 07, 2016, 12:32 »
    Totally agree. It was Roy of the Rovers stuff. Even my wife got interested for the last 20 laps!
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    Re: Track Cycling - Assorted Results
    « Reply #29 on: March 07, 2016, 12:55 »
    It was amazing stuff. I was on my feet shouting at the TV. And then the tears started  :lol
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