Great Britain Cycling Team, Who Rides What at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Event?
On Friday 5th December:
Great Britain’s Team Pursuit squads dominate the distance endurance events taking gold in the Men’s and Women’s 4000m events on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London.
Women’s Team Pursuit – Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott
Men’s Team Sprint – Phil Hindes, Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner
Men’s Team Pursuit – Steve Burke, Mark Christian, Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Andy Tennant
Women’s Scratch Race – Laura Trott
Women’s Team Sprint – Jess Varnish, Vicky Williamson
Men’s Points Race – Mark Stewart (GB ‘B’), Ollie Wood (GB ‘B’)
Friday December 05 2014
Qualifying Session: 10.00 – 16.50
1 Women’s Team Pursuit Qualifying
- Great Britain 4:23.406
- Australia 4:23.498
- Canada 4:28.208
- USA 4:32.523
- China 4:32.685
- Germany 4:32.871
- New Zealand 4:33.677
- Russia 4:34.129
- Italy 4:34.684
- Poland 4:36.110
Great Britain’s Trott, Archibald, Barker & Rowsell fought off a strong Australian squad of King, Ankudinoff, Cure & Hoskins to post the quickest qualifier by fractions of a second. The Aussies had almost a second up in the first 1000m and held it to the 2000m mark. Great Britain finished the last half of the qualifier marginally up, but it went all the way down to the wire. This put them into the semi finals in the evening session.
2 Men’s Team Sprint Qualifying
- Germany 43.700
- Jayco 43.832
- New Zealand 43.839
- France 43.907
- Russia 44.360
- Netherlands 44.492
- Great Britain 44.511
- Venezuela 44.682
- Poland 44.725
- China 45.085
3 Men’s Team Pursuit Qualifying
- Australia 4:00.577
- Great Britain 4:02.373
- Denmark 4:02.428
- New Zealand 4:03.773
- Netherlands 4:04.438
- Germany 4:05.302
- China 4:05.964
- Switzerland 4:05.984
- Russia 4:07.965
- Belgium 4:07.965
Great Britain set off eighteenth out of twenty two starters with Clancy, Burke, Doull & Tennant but didn’t set a blistering pace. By 2000m they had moved into the top slot of the day so far and the velodrome filled up will some noise. By 3000m the pace had increased to a sub 59 lap and nobody matched this pace to finish second in qualifying.
Denmark whom rode after GB moved up-to the top slot at 1000m then increased their pace to almost a second in-front of Great Britain. They looked like they were going to topple GB for the top slot but faded by the last few laps.
Last off in the Team Pursuit were Australia. Young and looking to take scalps, Davison, Edmonson, Mulhern & Scotson had over a seconds advantage over Denmark by 1000m and nearly two seconds on Great Britain. Maintaining their lead, although beginning to fade, Australia had enough spare time banked to win the qualifiers by nearly two seconds with a 4:00.577.
4 Women’s Scratch Race Final 10Km
American Lauren Stephens & Columbian Jannie M Salcedo Zambrano gained a lap together towards the back end of the race. As they caught the bunch, a crash neutralized the race till all the girls were dealt with safely. The race resumed with five laps left to go, and the pace increased with the Italians stretching the peleton.
Polands Katarzyna won the sprint with Laurie Burton second, but eyes further down the bunch place the Columbian Zambrano in front of the American Stephens to take the victory. Welsh cycling Emily Kay finished in tenth for the home nation.
5 Women’s Team Sprint Qualifying
- China 32.956
- Germany 33.022
- Jayco-Ais 33.130
- Russia 33.336
- Great Britain 33.622
- France 33.720
- Netherlands 33.809
- Spain 33.821
- Rusvelo 33.903
- New Zealand 34.111
6 Award Ceremony Women’s Scratch Race
- Jannie Milena Salcedo Zambrano Columbia
- Lauren Stephens USA
- Katarzyna Pawlowska Poland
Finals Session: 19.00 – 22.20
1 Women’s Team Pursuit Semi-finals
New Zealand beat Germany.
China beat Russia.
Australia beat Canada.
Great Britain beat USA.
2 Men’s Team Pursuit Semi-finals
3 Men’s Points Race Final
4 Men’s Team Sprint Finals 3/4 & 1/2
5 Women’s Team Sprint Finals 3/4 & ½
6 Award Ceremony Men’s Points Race
- Eloy Rovira Teruel Spain 43 Points
- Kenny De Ketele Belgium 34
- Eduardo Sepulveda Argentina 31
(Previous Winners: GBR, Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner)
7 Award Ceremony Men’s Team Sprint
- Germany Eilers, Forstemann & Enders
- Jayco-Ais Glaetzer, Perkins & Hart
- New Zealand Dawkins, Mitchell & Webster
Great Britain’s Hindes, Kenny & Skinner finished seventh.
(Previous Winners: AUS, Kaarle McCulloch & Stephanie Morton)
8 Award Ceremony Women’s Team Sprint
- China Zhong & Gong
- Germany Vogel & Welte
- Russia Gnidenko & Vionova
Great Britain’s Jess Varnish and Victoria Williamson finished fifth.
9 Women’s Team Pursuit Finals 3/4 & 1/2
10 Men’s Team Pursuit Finals 3/4 & ½
(Previous Winners: GBR, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Amy Roberts & Laura Trott)
11 Award Ceremony Women’s Team Pursuit
- Great Britain Archibald, Trott, Barker & Horne
- Australia King, Ankudinoff, Cure & Hoskins
- Canada Beveridge, Glaesser, Lay & Roorda
(Previous Winners: AUS, Daniel Fitter, Alex Porter, Miles Scotson & Sam Welsford)
12 Award Ceremony Men’s Team Pursuit
- Great Britain Burke, Christian, Tennant & Doull
- New Zealand Bulling, Gough, Karwawski & Simpson
- Denmark Pederson, Hansen, Quaade & Von Folsach
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