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UCI Track World Cup Classics 

Los Angeles - Round 2

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This visit to the Los Angeles track was important for 2 reasons - the first, the second round of the 2004-2005 Track World Cup Classics - part of the season-long UCI programme. The second, a competitive first-look for many competitors at the new Los Angeles track. Why is this significant? Simple - the Track World Championships in March 2005 will be held at this very track....

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Sprint 

In a strange replay of Moscow's sprint competition, once again, the fastest sprint qualifier (a 200m individually timed effort) won the event overall. Belarussia's Natalia Tsylinskaya, with a qualifying time of 11.479 seconds took the glory in the sprint from Tamilia Abassova in just 2 rounds. It took Italy's Elisa Frisoni 3 rounds to take third place from Australia's Anna Meares. Frisoni took round 1 in a photo finish, Meares replied by taking round 2, but in the decider, Frisoni had the legs.  

The ride-off for places 5-8 saw Clara Sanchez easily take 5th place from Britain's Victoria Pendleton.

Posn Name Surname Country Points
1 Natalia TSYLINSKAYA BLR 12
2 Tamilia ABASSOVA RUS 10
3 Elisa FRISONI ITA 8
4 Anna MEARES AUS 7
5 Clara SANCHEZ FRA 6
6 Victoria PENDLETON GBR 5
7 Lori-Ann MUENZER CAN 4
8 Yvonne HIJGENAAR NED 3
9 Simona KRUPECKAITE LTU 2
10 Jennie REED USA 1

There is a terrific photo in the Photofinish gallery from LA. It shows the first round sprint for 3 & 4 places between Frisoni & Meares -  click  here to see if you can split them ........

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500m TT

This sprinter's event, lacking the participation of dual World Champion and Olympic Champion, Anna Meares was taken by the sprint winner, Natalia Tsylinskaya in 34.74 seconds.

Posn Name Surname Country Time km/h Points
1 Natallia TSYLINSKAYA BLR 51.813 34.74 12
2 Elisa FRISONI ITA 51.486 34.961 10
3 Yvonne HIJGENAAR NED 51.142 35.196 8
4 Tamilia ABASSOVA RUS 50.966 35.318 7
5 Lori-Ann MUENZER CAN 50.958 35.323 6
6 Simona KRUPECKAITE LTU 50.261 35.813 5
7 Clara SANCHEZ FRA 49.95 36.036 4
8 Daniela CLAUSSNITZER GER 49.819 36.131 3
9 Victoria PENDLETON GBR 49.748 36.182 2
10 Kristine BAYLEY AUS 49.698 36.219 1
11 Elizabeth WILLIAMS NZL 49.472 36.384
12 Chrysoula ZACHARIOUDAKI GRE 46.773 38.484
13 Angee GONZALEZ VEN DNS

 

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3km Individual Pursuit

Event winner, Kate Mactier, was fastest in qualifying by a huge 6 seconds gap. Her 3:38.5 for the 3km eclipsed the ride of next-best, Emma Davies (3:4477). With riders looking for fast times to qualify fro the pursuit, speed was not so much on the agenda in the finals. Mactier slowed to 3:46.7 in her first / second ride-off with Emma Davies. However, simply looking at her time detracts from the performances - Mactier caught Davies with just under 1 lap to go. 

In the 3rd - 4th place ride, Russian Elena Chalkyh beat American Erin Mirabella by 4 seconds. 

The times and placings for the top 4 were :

Posn Name Surname Country Time
1 Katie MACTIER AUS 03:46.7
2 Emma DAVIES GBR Caught
3 Elena CHALKYH RUS 03:50.6
4 Erin MIRABELLA USA 03:54.6

 

Final placings :

Posn Name Surname Country Points
1 Katie MACTIER AUS 12
2 Emma DAVIES GBR 10
3 Elena CHALYKH RUS 8
4 Erin MIRABELLA USA 7
5 Lyudmyla VYPYRAYLO UKR 6
6 Adrie VISSER NED 5
7 Dale TYE NZL 4
8 Gema PASCUAL TORRECILLA ESP 3
9 Pascale SCHNIDER SUI 2
10 Charlotte BECKER GER 1

 

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Keirin

It can be a heavy programme for riders in the World Cup Classic events. Over the period of a weekend, they may compete in as many as three or four events (typically: sprint, 500m TT keirin), with qualifying and heats within. The keirin is one of the sprinter's events and sees riders following a 'derny' (a special moped) for the initial laps of the tracks. The derny increases its pace with the riders in tow until it peels off and the riders fight out the final 2 laps to the finish.

Victoria Pendleton returned to winning ways in the Keirin. The British rider has not won an international event since the sprint competition at the Sydney World Cup in May last year. Although last year was concentrated upon her Olympic and World Championship events, the sprint and the 500m TT, the switch to the keirin in 2004/2005 has been fruitful. 

The Keirin event has only 6 competitors behind the derny at any time, so the ride-off for places 7-12 was a separate race. This was won by Elisa Frison of Italy.

Final Placings 

Places 1-6 time : 12.167sec, 59.176km/h

Posn Name Surname Country Points
1 Victoria PENDLETON GBR 12
2 Anna MEARES AUS 10
3 Natallia TSYLINSKAYA BLR 8
4 Clara SANCHEZ FRA 7
5 Oxana GRISHINA RUS 6
6 Jennie REED USA 5

Places 7-12 time : 12.388sec, 58.121km/h

Posn Name Surname Country Points
7 Elisa FRISONI ITA 4
8 Yvonne HIJGENAAR NED 3
9 Willy KANIS NED 2
10 Daniela CLAUSSNITZER GER 1
11 Kristine BAYLEY AUS
12 Shuang GUO CHN

 

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Scratch Race 

Raced over 10km, the scratch race is a case of being first over the line at the end of 40 laps. However, the tactics involved in this event, which is run at a high speed make it far from simple. The 10km time was 13min15.4sec, which is 45.261km/h.

The overall positions were : 

Posn Name Surname Country Points
1 Yulia ARUSTAMOVA RUS 12
2 Eleonora SOLDO

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3 Emma DAVIES GBR 8
4 Mandy POITRAS CAN 7
5 Anna WEBB USA 6
6 Gina GRAIN CAN 5
7 Rebecca QUINN USA 4
8 Lyudmyla VYPYRAYLO UKR 3
9 Charlotte BECKER GER 2
10 Catherine SELL NZL 1
11 Szilvia SZABOLCSI HUN
12 Pascale SCHNIDER SUI
13 Guerrero Mendez BELEM MEX
14 Giorgia BRONZINI ITA
15 Andrea HANNOS HUN
16 Alexis RHODES AUS
17 Jacqueline MARSHALL GBR
18 Adrie VISSER NED
19 Elena CHALYKH RUS
20 Joanne KIESANOWSKI NZL Relegated

 

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Points Race 

This is, a 60 lap race contained sprints every 6 laps, with points awarded for the first four riders as 5pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pt. 

It was a "home" win for the USA in this event. Erin Mirabella took the Points Race, proving that consistency is important. She placed in 4 of the sprints, taking second in two of them and winning one.

The final positions (with corresponding World Cup points) were : 

Posn Name Surname Country Points World Cup Points
1 Erin MIRABELLA USA 12 12
2 Alexis RHODES AUS 11 10
3 Adrie VISSER NED 10 8
4 Lyudmyla VYPYRAYLO UKR 9 7
5 Giorgia BRONZINI ITA 7 6
6 Joanne KIESANOWSKI NZL 7 5
7 Rebecca QUINN USA 6 4
8 Yulia ARUSTAMOVA RUS 5 3
9 Charlotte BECKER GER 5 2
10 Mandy POITRAS CAN 4 1
11 Emma DAVIES GBR 4
12 Marlijn BINNENDIJK NED 3
13 Guerrero Mendez BELEM MEX 2
14 Gema PASCUAL TORRECILLA ESP 2
15 Katarzyna JAGUSIAK POL 1
16 Gina GRAIN CAN 0
17 Jacqueline MARSHALL GBR 0
18 Catherine SELL NZL 0
19 Andrea HANNOS HUN 0
20 Pascale SCHNIDER SUI 0
21 Eleonora SOLDO ITA 0
22 Natalia LLACA SALAS MEX -20

 lapped riders lose 20 points

 

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Overall positions after Round 2 - Los Angeles 

Each event within the Round attracts points - up to 12 for the first 10 finishers - which are added together from all events (including the men's events) at the end of the Round and the winning country is declared at the end of the weekend. Points are accumulated throughout the World Cup and individual event rankings, plus the overall country ranking awarded after the final Round.

 

Rank Country Code

Rnd 1 Russia

Rnd 2 USA

 Points
1 Russie / Russia RUS 127 86 213
2 Pays-Bas / Netherlands NED 95 89 184
3 Allemagne/Germany GER 88 74 162
4 Grande-Bretagne / Great Britain GBR 71 75 146
5 Ukraine UKR 76 47 123
6 France FRA 54 62 116
7 Italie/Italy ITA 59 38 97
8 Etats-Unis/USA USA 34 53 87
9 Australie / Australia AUS 8 64 72
10 Biélorussie / Belarus BLR 22 45 67
11 Espagne / Spain ESP 28 31 59
12 Rep Tcheque/Czech Republic CZE 37 12 49
13 Nouvelle-Zelande / New Zealand NZL 46 46
14 Pologne/Poland POL 36 7 43
15 Canada CAN 8 30 38
16 Japon/Japan JPN 9 28 37
17 Argentine / Argentina ARG 11 12 23
18 Belgique / Belgium BEL 21 21
18 Danemark / Denmark DEN 4 17 21
20 Chili/Chile CHI 8 12 20
21 Suisse / Switzerland SUI 13 5 18
22 Chine / China CHN 17 17
23 Slovaquie / Slovakia SVK 15 15
24 Barbados BAR 8 6 14
25 Lituanie/Lithuania LTU 2 7 9
26 Mexique / Mexico MEX 7 7
26 Hong Kong HKG 7 7
28 Grece/Greece GRE 3 3 6
29 Malaysie / Malaysia MAS 4 4
30 Kazakhstan KAZ 2 2
30 Moldavia MDA 2 2

 

 

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