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Race Results

World Track Championships 2003

Stuttgart, Germany

     500m TT    Keirin    Points    Pursuit    Scratch    Sprint 

In an exciting championships held in Germany over the weekend, the World Track Championships produced some worthy champions. Having moved the Championships from China to Germany amid concerns about SARS earlier in the year, the 6-day track looked weathered but was quick.....

Results

500m TT

Belarus sprinter Natallia Tsylinskaya successfully defended her 2002 title from 2001 winner Nancy Contreras Reyes (Mexico). Third was China's Cuihua Jiang. The first seven riders beat 35 seconds for the 500m test.

Posn Time Km/h
1 11 TSYLINSKAYA Natallia BLR 34.078 52.820
2 57 CONTRERAS REYES Nancy MEX 34.516 52.149
3 18 JIANG Cuihua CHN 34.746 51.804
4 59 HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED 34.763 51.779
5 24 JIANG Yonghua CHN 34.847 51.654
6 14 MUENZER Lori Ann CAN 34.861 51.633
7 39 PENDLETON Victoria GBR 34.927 51.536
8 41 FREITAG Kathrin GER 35.008 51.416
9 5 MEARES Anna AUS 35.039 51.371
10 43 MEINKE Katrin GER 35.191 51.149

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Keirin

It was a Russian sandwich in the medals, around silver winner Anna Meares from Australia. Meres reached the final by winning her repecharge.

1 GRANKOVSKAYA Svetlana RUS
2 MEARES Anna AUS
3 GRISHINA Oxana RUS
4 SANCHEZ Clara FRA
5 MEINKE Katrin GER
6 YANOVYCH Iryna UKR

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Points 

Russian Olga Slusareva successfully defended her World Championship Points crown comfortably. She gained 27 points against Edita Kubelskiene's 17. Slusareva won two of hte sprints and scored points in all but three of the sprints. Third was Yoanka Gonzalez Perez (Cuba) with 16 points.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points
1 SLUSAREVA Olga RUS     1 5   3 1 2 3 5 2 5 27
2 KUBELSKIENE Edita LTU     3   3     5 5   3   19
3 GONZALEZ PEREZ Yoanka CUB 5   2   5         3 1   16
4 MONCASSIN Cathy FRA           5 5           10
5 VYPYRAYLO Lyudmyla UKR   5       2           3 10
6 GUERRERO MENDEZ Belem MEX           1     1   5 1 8
7 PASCUAL TORRECILLA Gema ESP 3     3       1   1     8
8 VISSER Adrie NED     5                 2 7
9 WICHMANN Anke GER   2   1 2               5
10 BATES Katherine AUS       2 1         2     5

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Pursuit

Experienced multiple world champion Leontien Zijlaard-VanMoorsel was raced all the way to the line by Katie Mactier. Mactier only began pursuit racing earlier in the year and lined up for the final with a first round time of 3:31:500 - just slower than VanMoorsel's world record time of 3:30:16. In fact, Mactier's time was faster than VanMoorsel's qualifying time (3:31:736).

Mactier led the final through each of the kilometre points, but VanMoorsel held her nerve, fought back well and retained her title.

The ride-off for the bronze between the Russian and the Kiwi followed the form of the qualifying times.  

1 ZIJLAARD-VANMOORSEL Leontien NED 3:32.657 50.786
2 MACTIER Katie AUS 3:33.784 50.518
3 SLUSAREVA Olga RUS 3:31.938 50.958
4 ULMER Sarah NZL 3:33.661 50.547

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Scratch

Despite leading for most of the last 5 laps, New Zealand's Sarah Ulmer took 7th place overall. She lost placings rapidly as Olga Slusareva and the other medal winners sprinted past. Rochelle Gilmore was in the middle of the group as they thundered down the finishing straight, but she managed to inch her wheel ahead to take silver. Adrie Visser also fought her way out of the bunch to take her bronze medal. 

1 SLUSAREVA Olga RUS
2 GILMORE Rochelle AUS
3 VISSER Adrie NED
4 BRONZINI Giorgia ITA
5 WANNIJN Ine BEL
6 PASCUAL TORRECILLA Gema ESP
7 ULMER Sarah NZL
8 GONZALEZ PEREZ Yoanka CUB
9 JIANG Yanxia CHN
10 WICHMANN Anke GER

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Sprint

Svetlana Grankovskaya won her second medal by taking the sprint gold in 2 heats from Natallia Tsylinkaya. Grankovskaya had earlier won the silver in the kierin. She took the 2 heats commandingly to become World Champion. In the battle for the bronze medal, Victoria Pendleton rode impressively and started well, wining the first heat, but could not match Nancy Contreras Reyes, who took the next two and the medal.

1 GRANKOVSKAYA Svetlana RUS
2 TSYLINSKAYA Natallia BLR
3 CONTRERAS REYES Nancy MEX
4 PENDLETON Victoria GBR

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