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Day 1, Afternoon Session

Scratch Race Qualifying, three heats


Race Writeup

The women’s field was so large it warranted 3 heats to get the 24 places for the final. The first heat was very slow until Iona Wynter-Parks (JAM) attacked with 10 to go to liven up the race. It ended in a mass sprint and some very good positioning to secure a top 8 place. Russian Anastasia Chulkova won ahead of Joanne Kiesanowski (NZL) and Giorgia Bronzini (SAF).

Heat 2 started at a much faster pace and Christy King (SBW) went to the front with 7 to go. King’s  attack and managed to gain her a 50m gap ahead of Jianling Wang (CHN) and then about 100m back the chasing bunch led by Azian Alias (MAS). Wang and Alias were caught by the bunch. King held on to the end to win, followed by Cuban Yoanka Gonzalez Perez and Rebecca Quinn (USA).

Heat 3 replicated Heat 2 in terms of early speed and by 13 to go an attack from the Japanese rider Satomi Wadami secured her the win ahead of Leire Olberria Dorronsoro (EUS) with Tess Downing (DPC) who had done much of the work on the front finishing in third.

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Post Race Comments

Iona Wynter (JAM) was the initiator of the main action in the first of the women’s heats and was very frustrated with the pace of the race hence the attack with 10 to go. Wynter said “I need to be better about not losing patience with the pace when I am in a negative field. I also need to play the game but I thought I would give it a go. It didn’t even animate the race it went a little faster but then slowed again everyone seemed happy for it to finish in a sprint particularly given the big sprinters in the field. I am not disappointed that I didn’t qualify for the final, my focus is the points so this was great to get a feel for the track.”  

Joanne Kiesanowski (NZL) qualified relatively easy for the final. She chatted briefly after her heat. “I had a decent break coming out of the road worlds and every week I am getting stronger so I am happy to qualify.”

Belinda Goss (AUS) has returned to track racing over the last month after a serious crash in France at the end of the road season. Goss was asked is she is happy with how her form is coming back. “I wanted to make the final so I am happy. It wasn’t an ideal race, it a bit ‘hairy’ at times when the paced slowed. It was the first race back for a lot of the women so everyone seemed a bit nervous.”

Lousie Moriarty (IRE) is a lone rider representing her nation at these championships. Moriarty was very active in her heat to secure her place in the final. She was asked about coming to Australia to race. “I arrived on Monday last week, my bike turned up the next day but my race wheels are still missing. Everyone here in Australia has been so nice providing equipment for me. My aim was to make the final so I am happy.”

Tess Downing (DRC) is still a young rider but is showing some real talent at the senior level she controlled her heat and spent much of the race at the front. “I felt good this morning so it was good for my confidence, my form is coming on nicely.”

Gina Grain (CAN) secured her place in the final and was happy about her performance, “Bring it on” said Grain regarding the final. “I intend to roll with the bunches and save some for tomorrow’s points race as that is my focus”

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Results - Qualifying Riders - click here to see full results

Heat 1

Position Name Country/Team
1 Anastasiay Chulkova RUS
2 Joanne Kiesanowski NZL
3 Giorgia Bronzini SAF
4 Belinda Goss AUS
5 Marlijn Binnendijk NED
6 Gina Grain CAN
7 Yumari Valdivieso Gonzalez CUB
8 Pascale Jeuland FRA

Heat 2

Position Name Country/Team
1 Christy King SBW
2 Yoanka Perez Gonzalez CUB
3 Rebecca Quinn USA
4 Annalisa Cucinotta ITA
5 Louise Moriarty IRE
6 Judith Karelia Machado Jaimes VEN
7 Adrie Visser NED
8 Wan Yiu Wong HKG

Heat 3

Position Name Country/Team
1 Satomi Wadami JPN
2 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro EUS
3 Tess Downing DPC
4 Kate Cullen SCO
5 Eugeniya Romanyuta RUS
6 Catherine Cheatley NZL
7 Jessica Jurado MEX
8 Mei Wu Yun GPC

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Photos   Click on any image to enlarge >>


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