TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 3 Highlights

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher

 

Track World Cup: GB dominate to win Women’s Sprint Gold

Great Britain finished their home TISSOT UCI Track World Cup on a high as the women’s team pursuit quartet reigned supreme in Manchester.

That meant the home nation finished the event with three gold medals – a tally matched on her own by the remarkable German sprinter Kristina Vogel, who added individual sprint victory on the final day to her two previous successes this weekend.

The frenetic men’s Madison brought a close to the event with a win for Danes Niklas Larsen and Casper von Folsach, while Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer had a record-setting day on his way to winning the kilometre time trial and Matthijs Buchli took gold in the keirin.

In the end, Germany topped the Manchester medal table with four gold medals in total, while Britain where second with three golds among five medals.

Imperious Vogel

The women’s sprint final was set up after Kristina Vogel eased past the Netherland’s Shanne Braspennincx in straight rides and Laurine van Riessen despatched Russia’s Anastasiia Voinova, in the same method.

Vogel then again showed her class as she outpaced her opponent in the final, winning in straight rides to rack up a third gold medal of the weekend, and sixth from the opening two rounds of the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup.

I’m quite happy, but quite tired,

This was the third big event in a month with the Europeans and two World Cups, but I’m very happy.

The mental side is hard, because you know you are the fastest but the other riders get to watch your previous race.

You have to be good in your head and sometimes that is more important than the race.

Kristina Vogel

nine-time world champion, Germany

The bronze medal eventually went to Voinova, as the Russian beat Braspennincx in the deciding third ride.

Brilliant Brits

With the British team pursuit having got through to the gold medal ride earlier in the day without the rested Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald, the Madison winning duo returned to set a blistering time and win their second golds of the weekend.

Joining Neah Evans and Emily Nelson, the quartet beat European champions Italy in the final, clocking 4:16.803 to win by almost five seconds, with Japan claiming bronze.

I don’t think we expected to go that fast, so to go that fast in front of a home crowd is really special and it made such a difference to have everyone cheering you on,

They weren’t comfortable races at all, I think that obviously riding all three rounds is hard but it worked out well, resting Katie and Elinor after their Madison.

We just had to go out there and do our best ride, and we did that.

Emily Nelson

Team Pursuit, Team GB

Record-setting Glaetzer

Glaetzer had opened the day with the fastest ever kilometre time trial at sea level, clocking 59.970s.

Scot Callum Skinner qualified second fastest for 100% ME, but while Glaetzer could back his ride up in the final, winning with an effort of 1:00.081, Skinner settled for third as Germany’s Eric Engler took silver.

But the day belonged to Glaetzer and he was understandably chuffed with his efforts.

I’m stoked with the first kilo ride,

When I crossed the line I heard a nine. I was just hoping it was 59, not 1:09. So I looked up at the clock and thought ‘yes, I’ve finally done it’.

It’s been a goal of mine for a while and I was surprised that I got it tonight, actually.

It’s awesome. There are legends of the sport that have done the event, like Sir Chris Hoy, that I’ve looked up to.

In my first World Championships I went up against him in the sprint individually. He’s been a benchmark in the sport for such a long time, so for me now to try the event and have so much success-is really special.

Matthew Glaetzer

Gold - Kilo Time Trial, Australia

Buchli bounces back

Dutchman Buchli crashed at high speed in the individual sprint semi-finals on Saturday, but showed no ill effects on the final day in Manchester as he took the keirin title ahead of Ukraine’s Andrii Vynokurov.

The Beat Cycle Club rider won by just 0.011s as Spain’s Juan Peralta picked up the bronze in an event that saw world champion Azizul Awang fail to make the final.

Danes bring the curtain down

The day’s closing event saw young Danish pair Larsen and Pedersen steal a victory in the closing moments with a last-gasp lap.

Trailing the Polish leaders by 11 points with less than 20 laps to go, the pair attacked with French world champions Morgan Kneisky and Benjamin Thomas, eventually making the junction just in time for the final sprint.

The two teams finished level on points, but with the Danes finishing higher than their rivals in the final sprint, it was them who took the win.

 

When the Polish guys took a lap, we knew if we were going to get the victory, we would have to take a lap as well,

It was just on our limits, and theirs as well, but I saw Niklas when the Poles were going quite slow and I knew it was now or never.

 

Casper Von Folsach

Gold - Men’s Madison, Denmark

I looked back when I made my last change and then went full gas.

I decided to see what it would be after the last sprint because it was very close. We just had to give it our all.

Niklas Larsen

Gold - Men’s Madison, Denmark

 

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GOLD Great Britain Archibald, Barker, Nelson & Evans

SILVER Italy Pattaro, Balsamo, Guderzo & Valsecchi

BRONZE Japan Furuyama, Kajihara, Nakamura & Hashimoto

GOLD Matthew Glaetzer

SILVER Callum Skinner

BRONZE Ayrton De Pauw

GOLD Matthijs Bulchi

SILVER Andrii Vynokurov

BRONZE Juan Gascon Peralta

GOLD Denmark Niklas Larsen & Casper Von Folsach

SILVER France Thomas Benjamin & Morgan Kniesky

BRONZE Poland Daniel Staniszewski & Wojciech Pszczolarski

GOLD Kristina Vogel

SILVER LaurineVan Riessen

BRONZE Anastasiia Voinova

Phil Jones

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TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 3 Highlights

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher   Track World Cup: GB dominate to win Women's Sprint Gold Great Britain finished their home TISSOT UCI Track World Cup on a high as the women’s team pursuit quartet reigned supreme in Manchester....

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Day 2 – TISSOT UCI Track World Cup two gold medals for Great Britain

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher

 

Track Cycling World Cup: Great Britain win Team Pursuit and Madison Golds

Great Britain grabbed double gold on a raucous night at the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup in Manchester.

The home men’s team pursuit quartet got the party started in the night’s first final as they beat Denmark comfortably in the gold medal ride.

And in the very next race it was Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald who, in their first international Madison as a pair, beat the Belgian world champions to a stunning gold.

Four other titles were decided on the night as Daria Shmeleva took the 500m time trial, Harrie Lavreysen won the men’s sprint, Kristina Vogel was victorious in the keirin and Benjamin Thomas claimed omnium gold.

 

Britain show Olympic pedigree

Reigning Olympic Champions Great Britain showed their class in the men’s team pursuit to put in a dominant display and give the sellout Manchester crowd the gold they craved.

Ed Clancy – in his first GB track appearance since Rio 2016 – combined with Kian Emadi, Ollie Wood and Steven Burke to beat Denmark by nearly six seconds, with a time of 3:55.847 – European champions France taking bronze.

 

I’ve missed the boys, I’ve missed the team pursuit, I’ve missed the track,

That was a nice way to kick it off again at a home World Cup.

I have to admit, I love the place, it feels like home. It’s nice to come here and do this.

 

Ed Clancy

Team GB

Clancy hailed Wood as their strongest man in the closing stages, a compliment the 21-year-old was happy to accept.

 

It’s quite flattering for Ed to say that. You’re only as fast as your weakest man, so we need to be as strong as each other ideally,

For everyone to do what we did there, I think we all need to give ourselves a pat on the back.

Ollie Wood

Pursuit Team, Team GB

Made for Madison 

Going up against the reigning world champions Jolien D’Hoore and Lotte Kopecky, Barker and Archibald – reigning points race and omnium rainbow jersey holders – showed no fear as they won five of the first six sprints and were second over the finish line to beat the Belgians by two points overall, with Italy’s Rachele Barbieri and Elisa Balsamo finishing third.

 

It’s never as easy as saying we’re two world champions, that’s what should happen,

There were a lot of things in today’s race that I’ve seen on video, but today they finally clicked into place.

 

Katie Archibald

Madison, Team GB

It feels pretty good to beat the world champions in front of a home crowd.

I’ve done quite a few Madisons this year and had a lot of seconds and thirds and come really close to a win.

So it was nice to save it for in front of a home crowd.

Elinor Barker

Madison, Team GB

Vogel doubles up

Reigning world champion Vogel dominated the keirin throughout the day and with the final being marred by a crash involving four riders, the German – in the lead when Australia’s Stephanie Morton crashed behind her – was given a free ride to the finish line to add gold to her team sprint title from Friday.

 

This one is nice to have – it’s another gold medal – but it’s not the way you’d want to win,

It’s just good that the ladies are alright and nothing is broken. It’s always hard when it’s full gas, there’s no space to handle and change positions.

I felt Stephanie clip my wheel but in the end my tactic of staying on the front worked.

Kristina Vogel

Gold Women's Keirin, Germany

Shanne Braspennincx took silver for the Netherlands with compatriot Laurine van Riessen claiming bronze as Fatehah Mustapha was disqualified and Morton failed to finish.

The night’s other women’s sprint event saw another world champion prevail as Russia’s Daria Shmeleva beat European champion Miriam Welte in the 500m time trial by just 0.021s, with Ukraine’s Olena Starikova picking up the bronze.

 

Thomas shows his stripes

The penultimate race of the omnium saw Benjamin Thomas once again in contention, but he was beaten in the elimination race by Denmark’s Niklas Larsen as Britain’s Mark Stewart took third.

That meant the French reigning world champion took a six-point lead over Larsen into the final points race, with European champion Albert Torres a further ten back.

Thomas maintained his lead in the points race, eventually finishing 11 points ahead of Larsen, but not before Mark Stewart threw a cat among the pigeons with a solo lap gain – eventually finishing fifth.

It was not easy, it was a really hard day. Niklas and Torres were really strong – they pushed me to my limits in the points race so I’m really happy to win, finishing my season with a victory,

Mark Stewart did a great race. I knew that I had enough points on him but if he took the lap he’d be on the podium and I’d have to take the lap.

So that’s what I did with Torres and Niklas, so it worked. But Mark did a great race after his crash in the scratch race and for me it was the perfect day.

Benjamin Thomas

Madison world champion

Lavreysen just too good

The men’s sprint saw Lavreysen romp to victory in the final, beating Poland’s Mateusz Rudyk in straight rides after overcoming fellow Dutchman Matthijs Buchli in the semi-finals.

Buchli’s crash in the the last ride of that semi-final left him injured and unable to contest the bronze medal match, meaning Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer took the medal.

 

GOLD Great Britain, Burke, Clancy, Wood & Emadi

SILVER Denmark, Pedersen, Von Folsach, Johansen & Kaimer Eriksen

BRONZE France, Thomas, Maitre, Pijourlet & Denis

 

GOLD Great Britain, Archibald & Barker

SILVER Belgium, D’Hoore & Kopecky

BRONZE Italy, Barbieri & Balsamo

 

GOLD Benjamin Thomas France

SILVER Niklas Larsen Denmark

BRONZE Alberto Torres Spain

GOLD Harrie Lavereysen Netherlands

SILVER Mateusz Rudyk Poland

BRONZE Matthew Gleatzer Australia

GOLDKristina VogelGermany

SILVER Shanne Braspennincx Netherlands

BRONZE Laurine Van Riessen Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling

GOLD Daria Shmelva Russian Republic

SILVER Miriam Welte Germany

BRONZE Olena Starikova Ukraine

1 Wm3 Pro Cycling Team 11h38’29” 00″

34 / 31 / 33

2 Team Sunweb 11h40’11” 01’42”

52 / 55 / 53

3 Cervelo – Bigla Pro Cycling Team 11h40’11” ‘ ‘

11 / 13 / 14

4 Canyon Sram Racing 11h40’11” ‘ ‘

75 / 73 / 72

5 Fdj Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope 11h40’19” 01’50”

114 / 112 / 111

6 Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 11h40’19” ‘ ‘

4 / 5 / 6

7 Hitec Products 11h40’19” ‘ ‘

104 / 101 / 105

8 Wiggle High5 11h40’19” ‘ ‘

22 / 21 / 23

9 Team Wnt Pro Cycling 11h40’19” ‘ ‘

161 / 165 / 166

10 Drops 11h40’20” 01’51”

81 / 82 / 86

11 Ale Cipollini 11h40’28” 01’59”

61 / 63 / 64

12 Lensworld – Kuota 11h40’28” ‘ ‘

143 / 142 / 141

13 Cylance Pro Cycling 11h40’35” 02’06”

91 / 93 / 94

14 Bepink Cogeas 11h40’43” 02’14”

123 / 122 / 124

15 Team Veloconcept Women 11h40’52” 02’23”

151 / 155 / 152

16 Orica Scott 11h40’57” 02’28”

46 / 44 / 41

17 Lares – Waowdeals Women Cycling Team 11h41’24” 02’55”

1 81 BARNES Alice DRP GBR 00″

2 161 ARCHIBALD Katie WNT GBR ‘ ‘

3 73 BARNES Hannah LPR GBR ‘ ‘

4 82 DURRELL Rebecca DRP GBR ‘ ‘

5 91 KING Danielle CPC GBR 07″

6 165 ROE Eileen WNT GBR 08″

7 1 DEIGNAN Elizabeth DLT GBR ‘ ‘

8 166 GRINCZER Natalie WNT GBR ‘ ‘

9 86 PAYTON Hannah DRP GBR 17″

10 83 PARKINSON Abby-Mae DRP GBR ‘ ‘

11 3 BRAMMEIER Nikki DLT GBR 24″

12 85 SIMPSON Annabel DRP GBR 03’15”

13 163 JONES Hayley WNT GBR 19’28”

 

Abandon

132 COBB Alice LWD GBR

 

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TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 3 Highlights

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher   Track World Cup: GB dominate to win Women's Sprint Gold Great Britain finished their home TISSOT UCI Track World Cup on a high as the women’s team pursuit quartet reigned supreme in Manchester....

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Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Round 2, Manchester Day1

Words By Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat – Images by Chris Maher

Jennifer Valente won a titanic tussle with reigning world champion Katie Archibald as the American took omnium gold to end a sparkling first night at the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup.

Leading Archibald by six points heading into the final points race, Valente’s advantage was almost overturned by the final sprint, but she beat Archibald to the line and claimed the gold.

Elsewhere at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester, there was double team sprint glory for Germany, while Rachele Barbieri and Nikita Panassenko won their scratch races.

Women’s Omnium

The women’s omnium was set up for a thrilling conclusion as Archibald beat Valente in a tight and tense elimination race to start the evening session.

Amalie Dideriksen finished third, but as Archibald and Valente entered the final lap the American surrendered and gave the Brit a clear run to the line – meaning the reigning world champion went into the points race in second place, six points behind Valente.

And Archibald looked to have done enough during the final race, just needing to beat Valente to the line in the final sprint to secure the win – but the American took on the Brit in the final lap and out-paced her to the line.

We might not have raced head to head but she’s the one wearing the rainbow stripes so that deserves respect and you have to watch out for that,

She is an incredible team pursuiter as well so it was nothing new for me.

I think you really have to take things one race at a time, and even in the points race break it up into sections and focus on a section at a time.

All the fans here are incredible. It’s really great. All the community programmes. Coming into this World Cup, people know about it, it’s on social media and it’s exciting for the riders to see that and experience it.

Jennifer Valente

Omnium Gold, Team USA

Team Sprint

Earlier in the night the German team sprint outfits had both qualified fastest in their respective competitions.

The women in a time of 32.542 as they beat Great Britain in the first round, while the men beat the Czech Republic with a mark of 43.129 to book their final place against Beat Cycling Club.

The Dutch teams both had to settle for a place in the bronze medal ride-offs as the women set up a clash against the Holy Brother Cycling Team, while the men faced off against home trio Great Britain.

Holy Brother and the Netherlands were victorious, but the night belonged to Germany.

Birthday girl Kristina Vogel who won a hat-trick of gold medals at last weekend’s opening World Cup in Poland said…

At the beginning of the season, when I saw that the World Cup in Manchester was on my birthday, I was a bit sad – I thought, no, a competition on my birthday?!

But to win here, with Miriam [Welte], together, getting a gold medal is one of the best birthday gifts I could have given myself.

Why not three golds again?!

 

Kristina Vogel

Germany

Twelve years ago I won my first World Cup in Manchester, so it’s good to be back on the podium so many years after I started my senior career.

It’s hard. I have to go to Milton, in Canada, as well for the next World Cup. I was prepared for a lot of racing and I used the Six Day in London to get into shape and improve a little, without giving it all.

I saved a little energy to come back to the UK and get the World Cup victory.

Maximilian Levy

Germany

Scratch Race

In the men’s scratch race a fragmented affair saw ten riders take a lap, with eight riders a lap back and a further three finishing two laps down.

It was Kazakhstan’s Panassenko that took the win ahead of Wales’ Jon Mould and the Netherlands’ Wim Stroetinga.

While the women’s race saw a much closer affair as all riders finished on the same lap, with reigning world champion Barbieri taking the sprint in a photo-finish ahead of Hong Kong’s Yang Qianyu and Belgium’s Jolien D’Hoore.

 

Team Pursuit Qualifying & Round 1

But one of the loudest cheers of the night came as Great Britain’s team pursuit quartet pegged back half a second in the closing 500m to beat European champions France and book their place in Saturday’s gold medal ride with a time of 3:56.137.

There they will face Denmark, while British national champions Team KGF will ride against France for the bronze.

GOLD Jennifer Valente USA

SILVER Katie Archibald Great Britain

BRONZE Amalie Dideriksen Denmark

GOLD Germany Kristina Vogel, Miriam Welte

SILVER Russian Federation Anastasiia Voinova, Daria Smeleva

BRONZE Holy Brother Cycling Team Shanju Bao, Yufang Guo

 

GOLD Germany Joachim Eilers, Robert Forstemann, Maximilian Levy

SILVER Beat Cycling Club Theo Bos, Roy Van Den Berg, Matthijs Buchli

BRONZE Netherlands Sam Ligtlee, Nils Van’t Hoenderdaal

GOLD Rachele Barbieri Italy

SILVER Qianyu Yang Hong Kong

BRONZE Jolien D’Hoore Belgium

 

GOLD Nikita Panassenko Kazakhstan

SILVER Jon MouldWales

BRONZE Win Stroetinga Netherlands

TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 1 Highlights

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TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 3 Highlights

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HSBC UK British Cycling National Track Championships Day 3

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Six titles to be decided on final day of championships.

Men’s and Women’s Team Sprint, Men’s Team Pursuit, Women’s Points Race, Women’s 500m Time Trial and Men’s Scratch titles all on the line.

On the final day here at the HSBC UK | National Track Championships, we celebrated another exhilarating day of racing with another six national titles decided.

Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald (Team WNT) was crowned national champion in the Women’s Points Race, completing a hat-trick of titles over the weekend.

Matching Archibald’s tally of golds was Dan Bigham (Brother NRG Driverplan), who, along with team-mates Charlie Tanfield, Jacob Tipper and Jonathan Wale, won the Men’s Team Pursuit Title.

Also taking home her third medal of the weekend was Emily Nelson (Team Breeze), who claimed silver in the Women’s Points Race, whilst Neah Evans (Boot Out Breast Cancer CC) rounded off her impressive championships by taking home a bronze medal in the same race.

Sophie Capewell and Lauren Bate-Lowe claimed the Women’s Team Sprint gold whilst Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens and Joe Truman claimed the Men’s Team Sprint gold.

Dani Khan (Boot Out Brest Cancer) took the 500m Time Trial gold setting at 35.495.

The final title of the HSBC British Cycling National Track Championships went to Ethan Hayter (100% ME). Going one better than his last race, it went down to a bunch sprint to wrap up this weekends racing.

1 Brother NRG Driverplan 4.08.373

2 100% ME 4.13.167

3 Scotland Development 4.15.277

4 Secret-Training.cc 4.18.913

5 Wales 4.24.263

6 Landale Lightweights Racing Team 4.29.678

7 Pro Vision Cycle Clothing 4.32.588

8 BC South Region 4.40.204

9 VC St Raphael 4.44.378

10 GB Junior Private Time Trial 4.15.993

Gold Play-off Brother NRG Driverplan V’s 100% ME

Bronze Play-off Scotland Development V’s Secret-Training.cc

Gold Team Terminator Sophie Capewell & Lauren Bateman-Lowe

Silver Scotland A Emma Baird & Lucy Grant

Bronze BC West Midlands Georgia Hilliard & Esme Niblett

4th Scotland B Lauryn Dawber & Jessica Lee

Gold BC North West A Carlin, Truman &Owens

Silver Sportscity Velo Heaton, M Rotherham & T Rotherham

Bronze BC North West B Hutchinson, Oliva & Jolliffe

4th Black Line A Baker, Roper & Mitchell

Gold Dani Khan Boot Out Breast Cancer 35.495

Silver Rachel James Abergavenny RC 35686

Bronze Jessica Crampton 35.803

4th Sophie Capewell

5 Lauren Bate-Lowe

6 Brit Jackson

7 Emma Baird

8 Madeline Moore

9 Jessica Lee

10 Lusia Steele

Gold Brother NRG Driveplan Bigham, Tipper, Tanfield, Wale

Silver 100% ME Bostock, Holt, Hayter, Walls

Bronze Scotland Development Brown, Nally, Claxton, Oliphant

4th Secret-Training.cc Burns, Rutherford, Duggleby MBE, Woofinden

Gold Katie Archibald MBE Team WNT 42
Silver Emily Nelson Team Breeze 37
Bronze Neah Evans Boot Out Breast Cancer 34

4th Elinor Barker MBE

5 Jessica Roberts

6 Eleanor Dickinson

7 Rebecca Raybould

8 Corrine Hall

9 Rhona Callender

10 Anna Docherty

11 Lauren Dolan

12 Dani Khan

13 Amy Hill

14 Pfeiffer Georgi

15 Manon Lloyd

Gold Ethan Hayter 100% ME

Silver Frank Longstaff Team Corley Cycles

Bronze Zach May Metaltek Kuota RT

4 Matt Walls

5 Joe Holt

6 Chris Lawless

7 Ethan Vernon

8 Matt Bostock

9 Angus Gillies

10 Fred Wright

11 Jacob Vaughan

12 Alistair Rutherford

13 Rhys Britton

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HSBC National Track Championships 2017 – Day 2

Ten titles were decided on the second day at HSBC UK National Cycling Centre.

Men’s Sprint, Women’s Keirin, Men’s Kilo, Para-cycling C1-5 Pursuit, Para-cycling C1-5 200m Flying Lap, Para-cycling BVI 200m Flying Lap, Para-cycling BVI Pursuit, Women’s Scratch Race, Women’s Team Pursuit and Men’s Points Race titles on the line.

Why have one gold, when you can have two. Bigham, Archibald and Booth added to Friday’s medal haul doubling their National Titles.

Ryan Owens was crowned British sprint champion as ten titles were awarded on day two of the HSBC UK | National Track Championships in Manchester.

It was a first British senior title for Owens as he defeated Joe Truman 2-1 in the final of the men’s individual sprint competition.

Owens and Truman were a class apart all day and seemed destined to meet in the final. Owens took the first leg, but Truman levelled things up in the second heat to take things to a decider.

It was a close run thing in the final. Truman went early and left Owens with work to do, but he kept his cool and pipped his team sprint teammate on the line.

Owens will now turn his attentions to adding a team sprint title to his CV alongside Jack Carlin and Joe Truman.

 

It’s amazing, it’s been a long wait. As a kid I think the closest I came was third. It’s an absolute dream come true.

Every race we go to we (Owens and Truman) seem to end up racing each other but they’re both great friends of mine so it was really nice to stand on the podium with them.

I love the team sprint, and I’ve been looking forward to that one for a while. Teaming up with Jack and Joe tomorrow so we’ll see what we can do.

Ryan Owens

Second title for Bigham. Earlier in the evening Daniel Bigham added the kilo title to the individual pursuit crown he won on day one.

Bigham’s time of 1.03.212 proved to be untouchable, with Thomas Rotherham and Jonathan Mitchell coming second and third.

Bigham has been the big surprise on the opening two days of competition, his achievement all the more notable given the fact he has won titles in sprint and endurance events.

 

Ecstatic. Huge PB, nine-tenths off my PB. That’s my third ever kilo in history. So it was pretty wicked to go and do that. I’m elated!

Daniel Bigham

Two more medals for Archibald. Olympic champion Katie Archibald also enjoyed an outstanding evening winning the scratch race and picking up a surprise silver medal in the keirin behind winner Sophie Capewell, to take her medal tally for the weekend to three.

 

 

That was agony! A long sprint with Elinor at the end and you get into a state where your legs aren’t really connected to your body they’re just going – I was glad to get it on the line.

All those Breeze riders, you almost lose track because there’s all this red just going on the attack – really aggressive racing.

Katie Archibald

The keirin victory was a first senior title for Sophie Capewell.

 

I love keirin racing because anyone can win. There are so many different variables, it’s just amazing which adds to the joy afterwards. I was nervous but I just really wanted to win. I don’t think I’ve ever tried so hard.

Sophie Capewell

We came into nationals not knowing what we were capable of at all. We saw it as a checkpoint towards worlds so to come away with the wins today and yesterday makes me incredibly happy.

Sophie Thornhill

It was an all-female podium in the final of the para-cycling pursuit BVI as Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall picked up their second national title of the weekend. Their factored time of 4:13.110 was enough to see off a strong challenge from Lora Fachie and Hazel Smith. Alison Patrick and Helen Scott completed the podium.

 

Para-cycling titles

It was a clean sweep for Para-T in the para-cycling C1-5 pursuit final as Paralympic and world champion, Megan Giglia won the first British title of her career. Her time of 4:34.356 was just enough to pip Louis Rolfe into second place with Jon Gildea posting an impressive time of 4:35.667 to take third.

Giglia was delighted to win her first national crown.

 

I didn’t know whether I was going to perform because I had an accident five or six days ago but I managed to pull it out the bag. It’s great to be a national champion in both track and road.

Megan Giglia

There was also a second national crown of the weekend for 15 year old Lauren Booth who won the para-cycling C1-5 200m flying lap, with Aileen McGlynn and pilot Louise Haston winning the tandem competition.

 

It’s been amazing. I’m only 15 and they’re all a lot older than me, my school’s going to be very proud. As soon as I come back on Monday they say “what did you come?” and I’ll take the jersey and the medals with me!

Lauren Booth

Points race drama. Joe Nally won a points race of high drama, pipping Ethan Hayter on the line in a sprint finish, the double points on offer in the final sprint ensuring he beat Hayter by one point.

 

I was trying to work out the maths but at that stage of the race you’ve got no idea what’s going on. It’s mad!

Ethan Hayter

Breeze take the team pursuit gold. Team Breeze took gold in the women’s individual pursuit, the quartet made up of Ellie Dickinson, Manon Lloyd, Emily Nelson and Annasley Park, catching Lauren Dolan, Pfeiffer Georgi, Jessica Roberts and Emily Tillett from Liv CC.

 

I think we knew that we could catch them. From the qualifying we had the time on them, so we were just sticking to the plan and whatever happened would happen.

Ellie Dickinson

Dame Sarah Storey was part of the Boot out Breast Cancer team that took third after catching Team 22A in the bronze medal ride off.

 

1 Lewis Oliva 10.004

2 Matt Rotherham 10.026

3 Joseph Truman 10.031

4 Ryan Owens 10.097

5 Jonathon Mitchell 10.236

6 Peter Mitchell 10.264

7 Jack Carlin 10.270

8 Alex Jolliffe 10.426

9 Jamie Alexander 10.506

10 Thomas Rotterham 10.508

11 Tom Baker 10.615

12 Hamish Turnbull 10.620

13 Matthew Roper 10.627

14 Barnaby Davies 10.712

15 Lewis Stewart 10.717

16 Sean Mayer10.738

Top four qualifiers pass straight through to the 1/8th final. The next twenty four progress to 1/16th final.

Lewis Oliva, Matt Rotherham, Joseph Truman and Ryan Owens take the ¼ finals.

Two heats run in the sixty-lap qualifier with the top thirteen riders progressing towards tonight’s final.

Heat 1

Matt Bostock 1st,

Chris Lawless 2nd

Joe Holt 3rd

 

Heat 2

Zac May 1st

Fred Wright 2nd

Matthew Walls 3rd

1 Team Breeze 4.35.711

2 Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching 4.43.040

3 Boot Out Brest Cancer CC 4.43.888

4 Team 22 WRT A 5.00.201

5 VC Londres 5.06.447

6 Team 22 WRT B 5.08.082

7 NCC Group Kuto-Torelli 5.14.371

8 The Racing Chance Foundation 5.15.423

9 BC South Region 5.19.491

10 Junior Team Private TT 4.48.545 (Callander, Docherty, Holl & Russell)

 

Gold Team Breeze

Silver Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching were caught in 3.52.301

Bronze Boot Out Breast Cancer CC

4th Team 22WRT A were caught in 2.01.236

5 VC Londres 5.02.239

6 Team22 WRT B 5.03.209

7 The Racing Chance Foundation 5.08.036

8 NCC Group Kuto-Torelli 5.13.143

9 BC South Region 5.19.247

FC3 1 Megan Giglia MBE 4.34.356

MC2 2 Louise Rolfe MBE 4.35.415

MC5 3 Jonathan Gildea 4.35.667

MC5 4 William Bjergfelt 4.45.104

MC2 5 Matthew Robertson 4.54.585

MC5 6 Alex Jones 5.00.438

MC4 7 George Peasgood 5.07.361

FC4Y 8 Lauren Booth 5.08.249

MC5 9 David Murphy 5.09.762

FC3 10 Amelia Cass 5.17.392

MC4 11 Krispin Gradiner 5.20.829

MC5 12 Drew Walker 5.25.232

MC2 13 James Crossley 5.26.480

MC1 14 Jamie Harding 5.28.144

MC4 15 Findlay Graham 5.34.532

MC4 16 Nicholas Fairfield 5.39.160

MC2 17 James Finlay 5.39.633

Gold Sophie Thornhill MBE Boot Out Breast Cancer CC  4:13.110

Pilot Corrine Hall MBE Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles

Silver Lora Fachie MBE Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles 4:14.708

Pilot Hazel Smith Unattached

Bronze Alison Patrick Unattached 4:25.653

Pilot Helen Scott MBE Boot Out Breast Cancer CC

Women’s Scratch (qualifying)

Twenty-four riders progressed to the finals from two heats. Most of the major contenders were in heat one which proved too much for the younger riders.

Gold Daniel Bigham 1.03.212

Silver Thomas Rotherham 1.03.537

Bronze Jon Mitchell 1.03.966

4 Rhys Britton 1.04.031

5 Joe Holt 1.04.312

6 Tom Baker 1.04.503

7 Jonathan Wale 1.04.533

8 Ethan Vernon 1.05.262

9 Andrew Leveton 1.05.505

10 Lewis Stewart 1.05.519

Joseph Truman beat Lewis Oliva in three rounds for the Gold Play-off.

Ryan Owens beat Matt Rotherham for the Gold play-off

Gold Ryan Owens

Silver Joseph Truman

Bronze Lewis Oliva

4th Matt Rotherham

Crampton, Evans, Lee, Quenby, Scott & Smith progress to semi final heat one.

Archibald, Bate-Lowe, Capewell, Dawber, Hilleard & Niblett progrees to semi final heat two.

Gold Sophie Capewell

Silver Katie Archibald

Bronze Neah Evans

Gold FC4Y 1 Lauren Booth 11.545

Silver MC2 2 Matthew Robertson 11.881

Bronze MC5 3 Alex Jones 11.941

MC54Drew Walker12.376

MC55David Murphy12.712

Women’s Scratch 10Kms (final and ceremony) 

The race got underway to a steady pace before Team WNT’s Katie Archibald put the pressure on. It didn’t last when Team Jadan-Weldtite’s Rhona Callander attached off the front.

No sooner had Callander been caught and Archibald counter-attacked once more. This time joined by Team Breeze’s Emily Nelson. Boot Out Breast Cancer’s Neah Evans joined to make a trio and a half-lap lead.

Team WNT’s Emily Kay and Team Breeze’s Ellie Dickinson went off the front of the peloton and seeing the danger Matrix Fitness’s Elinor Barker started to bridge across.

Archibald lapped the field firstly before the other escapees joined her making six fighting for the podium places. A crash in the bunch saw Evans on the boards, but after a lap or two out, re-joined to the applause of the crowd.

Team Breeze girls were back on the front, but a lap down as the race drew towards the close. Barker put the pressure on in the final laps but Archibald and Evans got the better of her finishing third overall.

 

Gold Katie Archibald MBE Team WNT

Silver Neah Evans Boot Out Breast Cancer CC

Bronze Elinor Barker MBE Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles

4 Emily Nelson Team Breeze

5 Emily Kay Team WNT

6 Eleanor Dickinson Team Breeze

7 Melissa Lowther Team Breeze at 1 lap

8 Danielle Khan Boot Out Breast Cancer CC

9 Pfeiffer Georgi Liv CC – Epic Coaching

10 Anna Docherty Liv CC – Epic Coaching

Amy Hill Cycle Team OnForm

Isabel Ellis Backstedt Cycling

Lorna Bowler Beckstedt Cycling

Manon Lloyd Team Breeze

Rosa Martin Team 22

Emma Cockcroft Bianchi Dama UK

Sophie Williams Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT

Rhona Callander Team Jadan-Weldtite

Annasley Park Team Breeze

Georgia Ashworth Team 22

Rachel Jary VC Londres

Rebecca Raybould Team Breeze

Gold Aileen McGlynn OBE Cheshire Marverick 10.102 Pilot Louise Haston TORQ Performance

Silver Sophie Thornhill MBE Boot Out Breast Cancer CC 10.181 Pilot Corrine Hall MBE Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles

Bronze Alison Patrick Unattached 10.327 Pilot 201 Helen Scott MBE Boot Out Breast Cancer CC

Gold Joe  Nally 47 Points

Silver Ethan Hayter 46

Bronze Zachery May 37

4th Adam Duggleby MBE 23

Max Stedman 21

Matthew Walls 8

Rhys Britton 8

Joe Holt 8

Fred Wright 7

Jake Stewart 5

Chris Maher

Chris Maher

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Based in the North East of England; photographer Chris Maher specialises in sports photography with his main interests in Cycling and Super Bikes. Chris has covered sports events from local and national level right up to the Olympics.
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HSBC National Track Championships 2017 – Day One

Olympic champion Katie Archibald produced a stunning ride to win individual pursuit gold at the 2017 HSBC UK | National Track Championships on Friday.

The Olympic Champion caught Emily Nelson within the first six laps to take the British title for Team WNT as Neah Evans won bronze with victory over Emily Kay.

Six titles were decided on the first day. Lewis Oliva was crowned men’s keirin champion, Jess Crampton women’s sprint champion while Dan Bigham took the coverted men’s individual pursuit title.

Lauren Booth celebrated victory in the para-cycling C1-5 time trial while Sophie Thornhill, piloted by Corrine Hall, took the para-cycling BVI time trial crown.

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I’m chuffed. It feels nice in this (British champion’s jersey), Emily (Nelson) actually qualified going out quite hard and I was gambling on the fact that she would moderate that in the next round. I gave myself six laps. I thought six laps if I’ve not made it it’s game over and I think I got her at about five and a half so it just happened.

Katie Archibald

Keirin joy for Oliva.Team USN’s Lewis Oliva took the men’s keirin title in a pulsating final in which he narrowly edged Matt Rotherham to the line, and gold.

 

Rotherham settled for silver while his brother Tom took bronze in a final full of talent that saw Joe Truman, Jack Carlin and Pete Mitchell miss out on the medals.

 

 

Yeah sometimes you’ve got to make the best of a bad situation you know and it’s definitely not my tactic to go out that long, I haven’t got that style of legs, I prefer it to be a little bit shorter and a little bit punchier but obviously when it pays off and you’re going into that last lap when nobody has past you yet you know you are going pretty well so yeah it’s good.

Lewis Oliva

Crampton wins sprint gold. Jess Crampton beat Rachel James 2-0 to win a first British sprint title. James has qualified fastest and progressed to the final undefeated.

But there Crampton showed her tactical nous and strength to triumph.  In the bronze-medal final, Sophie Capewell edged a close contest with Jessica Lee 2-1 to take the third step on the podium.

 

I think I did really well – if you’d have told me earlier today that I was going to win I would have been like ‘no’. I needed a bit of confidence,

Jess Crampton

Para-cycling titles decided

In the para-cycling BVI time trial, Paralympic champion Sophie Thornhill was piloted by Corrine Hall and the new pairing won gold in a factored time of 1:01.407 over the kilometre.

Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston took silver in 1:01.424. Alison Patrick and Thornhill’s pilot in Rio, Helen Scott, completed the podium with a time of 1:03.638 for bronze.

Earlier the first title of the 2017 championships was claimed by Lauren Booth as she powered to the para-cycling C1-5 time trial crown.

Booth’s factored time of 1:05.449 was enough for gold ahead of Paralympic champion Jody Cundy, who set a factored time of 1:06.210.

Alex Jones collected bronze in a time of 1:10.756.

I’m over the moon,” Booth said. “When I was told I’d made the podium I literally burst into tears because I just couldn’t believe I’d beaten one of the great Paralympians, Jody Cundy. I’ve been watching Jody’s standing starts and his efforts, and that’s what I model mine on. “It’s very special to win here.

Lauren Booth

Bigham digs deep for gold. Dan Bigham proved his endurance over 16 laps to take a popular win in the individual pursuit.

Having set the standard with the fastest qualifying ride before defeating Charlie Tanfield in a time of 4.22:545.

Ethan Hayter won bronze in a time of 4:27.607 against Matt Walls.

 

Results

FC4Y Lauren Booth 1.05.449

MC4 Jody Cundy MBE 1.06.210

MC5 Alex Jones 1.10.756

MC4 George Peasgood 1.11.679

MC4 Krispin Gardiner 1.14.168

MC5 Blaine Hunt 1.15.013

MC5 David Murphy 1.15.058

MC5 Drew Walker 1.15.463

1 Sophie Thornhill & Corrine Hall 1.01.407

2 Aileen McGlynn & Louise Haston 1.01.424

3 Alison Patrick & Helen Scott 1.03.638

1 Rachel James 11.454

2 Jessica Crampton 11.472

3 Sophie Capewell 11.730

4 Jessica Lee 11.810

5 Laren Bate-Lowe 11.857

6 Brit Jackson 11.907

7 Georgia Hilleard 11.962

8 Lusia Steele 12.064

9 Lauren Quenby 12.138

10 Emma Baird 12.279

11 Alexandra Novaki 12.321

12 Lauryn Dawber 12.340

13 Esme Niblett 12.356

14 Lucy Grant 12.395

15 Rebecca Dornan 12.940

16 Paige Nutton 13.484

17 Isobel Whitely 14.459

James, Crampton, Capwell, Lee, Lauren Bate-Lowe, Jackson, Hilleard & Steele progress to the Quarter Finals.

1 Katie Archibald MBE 3.28.745

2 Emily Nelson 3.38.813

3 Neah Evans 3.39.411

4 Emily Kay 3.40.036

5 Danielle Khan 3.40.977

6 Ellie Dickinson 3.43.434

7 Dame Sarah Storey 3.46.110

8 Mellisa Lowther 3.46.663

9 Anna Morris 3.47.476

10 Rebecca Raybould 3.48.228

11 Manon Lloyd 3.48.343

12 Madeline Moore 3.49.153

13 Annasley Park 3.49.177

14 Ellie Russell 3.49.205

15 Jessica Roberts 3.49.723

16 Anna Docherty 3.50.029

Gold play-off Archibald & Nelson. Bronze play-off Evans & Kay

Gold Jessica Crampton

Silver Rachel James

Bronze Sophie Capewell

Gold Katie Archibald MBE

Silver Emily Nelson

Bronze Neah Evans

1 Daniel Bigham 4.22.023

2 Charlie Tanfield 4.22.795

3 Ethan Hayter 4.28.272

4 Matthew Halls 4.30.870

5 Matthew Bostock 4.31.004

6 Zachery May 4.31.361

7 Joe Holt 4.32.183

8 Angus Claxton 4.32.465

9 Jacob Tipper 4.33.049

10 Adam Duggleby MBE 4.34.709

11 Andy Brown 4.34.992

12 Simon Wilson 4.35.520

13 Tom Chandler 4.37.494

14 Fraser Martin 4.38.791

15 Reece Wood 4.39.037

16 Scott Burns 4.39.238

Gold play-off Bigham & Tanfield. Bronze play-off Hayter & Walls

Oliva, T Rotherham, M Rotherham, P Mitchell, Owens & Truman win their heats.

Repechage, Carlin, J Mitchell, Jolliffe, Baker, Hill & Turnbell.

Gold Lewis Oliva

Silver Matt Rotherham

Bronze Tom Rotherham

Gold Daniel Bigham

Silver Charlie Tanfield

Bronze Ethan Hayter

Chris Maher

Chris Maher

Photographer & Writer

Based in the North East of England; photographer Chris Maher specialises in sports photography with his main interests in Cycling and Super Bikes. Chris has covered sports events from local and national level right up to the Olympics.
Website: www.ChrisMaher.co.uk

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