2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

 

Day 2 of the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, saw women again set the second new world record at this track, this time in the Team Pursuit.

 

Australia win Team Pursuit at UCI World Track Championships 2015

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500m TT

 

The first title of the evening was awarded in the women's 500 metre individual time trial.  Interestingly, the same three women took the medals as last year but reverse order. Riding last, Russia's Anastasia Voynova took gold this year with a time of 33.149, while world record holder Anna Meares of Australia retained silver with 33.425 and defending champion Miriam Welte of Germany dropped to bronze posting a time of 33.699.

 

Results:

 

1 Anastasia Voynova (Russian Federation) 00:33.2
2 Anna Meares (Australia) 00:33.4
3 Miriam Welte (Germany) 00:33.7
4 Elis Ligtlee (Netherlands) 00:33.8
5 Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong, China) 00:33.8
6 Virginie Cueff (France) 00:33.9
7 Elena Brejniva (Russian Federation) 00:34.0
8 Daria Shmeleva (Russian Federation) 00:34.1
9 Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (Cuba) 00:34.2
10 Tania Calvo Barbero (Spain) 00:34.3
11 Sandie Clair (France) 00:34.4
12 Katie Schofield (New Zealand) 00:34.6
13 Katy Marchant (Great Britain) 00:34.6
14 Stephanie Mckenzie (New Zealand) 00:34.7
15 Victoria Williamson (Great Britain) 00:34.9
16 Juliana Gaviria (Colombia) 00:35.1
17 Luz Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez (Mexico) 00:35.8
18 Kate O'Brien (Canada) 00:35.9
19 Mariaesthela Vilera (Venezuela) 00:35.9

 

 

Team Pursuit

 

The women’s Team Pursuit promised to be an exciting race and it did not disappoint.  The Australians were up by the best part of half a second after the first kilometre, a lead they extended to almost a second at the mid-point and their winning margin was over three seconds.

 

The Australian team of Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure and Melissa Hoskins were rewarded with the world title, a new record 4:13.683 and a serious scalp breaking Great Britain's four year winning streak.  The British team of Laura Trott, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell, a line-up unchanged across all three rides, with almost went under their own 4:16.552 world record, set at altitude in 2013, but a 4:16.702 wasn't enough

 

In the bronze medal ride off the Canadian team of Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay and Steph Roorda defeated New Zealand in a much more one-sided affair.

 

"For the past couple of months all four of us have all been training inside and out, really hard," explained Amy Cure. "It is so special to share these special moments with these girls. We couldn't ask for anything else."

 

"Beating the Brits, who have dominated the past few years and we've always been trying to top them. They put out a bloody good effort, setting pretty much a world record as well and it took a lot to beat them, but we did."

 

Results:

 

Gold Australia 04:13.7
Silver Great Britain 04:16.7
Bronz Canada 04:17.9
4 New Zealand 04:22.7
5 United States 04:25.7
6 China 04:28.5
7 Germany 04:30.1
8 Italy 04:31.4

 

The UCI Track Cycling World Championships continue on Friday with three titles to be awarded in the women's Individual Pursuit, the men's kilometre metre time trial and the men's points race. The women's sprint and men's Omnium also begin.

 

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