Day two round-up
Following a great start to the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships yesterday, we celebrated another day of racing at Lee Valley VeloPark.
Germany’s Joachim Eilers snatched the gold medal in the men’s kilometre time trial this afternoon with 1:00.042 earning him the first rainbow jersey of the day. Held for three consecutive years by Francois Pervis (France), Eilers broke a velodrome record which earned him the coveted 2016 rainbow jersey. He defeated Theo Bos (Netherlands) who crossed the line with 1:00.461 and Quentin Lafargue from France with 1:01.581.
Great Britain’s Laura Trott delighted the home crowd with a thrilling sprint finish in the women’s scratch race. Kirsten Wild from the Netherlands took silver and Stephanie Roorda from Canada took home the bronze medal.
The third world title of the day went to Germany’s Kristina Vogel in the women’s keirin final, closely followed by 2015 champion, Anna Meares (Australia). Despite only recently overcoming her injury, 2013 double world champion, Becky James claimed the bronze medal this evening for Great Britain, roared home by the partisan crowd.
The highly anticipated men’s team pursuit finals finished off the evening, with Sam Welsford, Michael Hepburn, Callum Scotson and Miles Scotson from Australia taking the final world title of the day, closely followed by Great Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins, Owain Doull, Edward Clancy and Jonathan Dibben. The Australian team completed the 4km race in the second fastest time in history (3:52.727).
Full results from today’s racing
It’s been a fantastic two days of racing so far. We look towards the final three days at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships with world titles and rainbow jerseys remaining in the following finals:
Friday 4 March 2016
Women’s 500 m time trial
Women’s team pursuit
Men’s individual pursuit
Men’s points race
Saturday 5 March 2016
Women’s points race
Men’s omnium VI
Sunday 6 March 2016
Women’s omnium VI