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WCN quicklink >>    Sprint Qualifying & Rounds      Sprint Final     Pursuit Qualifying     Pursuit Final     

                                    Scratch Qualifying    Scratch Final     Points Qualifying     Points Final   

                                    Team Sprint Qualifying     Team Sprint Final   Team Pursuit Qualifying     

                                    Team Pursuit Final     Keirin Rounds     Keirin Final     500m TT

 

 

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Keirin - Anna Meares and 2009 World Champion Guo qualify for final.

Race Writeup

Second Round

The top sprinters made it though to the final 6, with a match up of the current World Champion Shuang Guo, outwitting Clara Sanchez (FRA) and Jessica Varnish (GBR) to win the round. finishing fourth, Sandie Clair (FRA) missed out on the final.

In the second heat, the race had to be restarted as the Korean Eunmi Park, refused to head the whistle waring her to move back in the line behind the derny. Park's was disqualified and the race was restarted with 5 riders. 

When it restarted, Meares decide to attack just after two to go and was a clear winner. Kaarle McCulloch (AUS/JAYCO) and Christin Muche (GER) made it through to the final. 

Heats

In the first of the heats, Shuang Guo was proudly wearing her rainbow jersey, as the current Keirin champion. Guo easily won her heat with the Korean, Eunmi Park quailfying second. The surprise, miss in the first heat, was Willy Kanis (NED). Kanis was suffering a little from her effort in the team pursuit event and did not quite have the legs to beat Park. 

In heat 2, Anna Meares (AUS) dominated her heat. Meares, held the wheel of the derny right form the start and never looked troubled. Wai Sze Lee (HKG) just crosed the line ahead of Sandie Clair (FRA).

In heat 3, Kaarle McCulloch (AUS/JAYCO) won easily ahead of Jessica Varnish (GBR). Emily Rosemond (AUS) was forced to fight her way to the final through the repechage.

In the final heat, the experienced Clara Sanchez (FRA) started in fourth place behind the derny, but quickly moved up as the derny pulled away. Christin Muche (GER) tried get round but was boxed in by China's Lin Junhong. Sanchez crossed the line first with Junhong on her wheel. Junhong was laster disqualified for not holding her line, allowing Muche through to the next round. 

In the repechages, Kanis, and compatriot Agnes Ronner (NED) managed to hold of the bunch to qualify for the next round. Rosemond (AUS) and Sandie Clair (FRA), never looked troubled in their attempt to get to the next round ahead of a last minute surge from Lybov Shulika (UKR).

 

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Comments

Kaarle McCulloch (AUS/JAYCO) was very happy with her performance, "I feel really good today," said McCulloch. "I was a little disappointed not to have been able to wear the rainbow jersey in the Team Sprint, but Jayco is about giving everyone a chance and Emily [Rosemond] deserved a chance to ride with the best in the world Anna Meares," added McCulloch. 

McCulloch is up against Meares and Rosemond in the same grouping for the final of the Keirin and competing in the 500m TT, asked how she felt about this, McCulloch added, "I just take one race at a time. I got a bit ahead of myself in the qualifying and I was a bit edgy. Now I have time to calm and focus on the two events. You have to have two different mind sets, one is quite aggressive the other calm."

Willy Kanis (NED) had a tough road to the second round but was glad to have made it, "I was spent after the pursuit and missed out in the heats. I knew I could come back in the repechage as I have been sprinting well," said Kanis. 

Agnes Ronner (NED) benefited from having Willy Kanis in the repechage. Kanis provided a valuable wheel in the final straight to get Ronner to the line, "I was struggling and I managed to get on the wheel if Willy. I just put my head down, I am very happy," said Ronner.

Emily Rosemond (AUS) was very happy to make it through to the second round, "That was tight, I was in fifth wheel at the start and it was so tough getting round at the bell. I have time now to relax before tonight," said Rosemond.

 

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Results  

First Round

Heat 1
Position Name Country/Team
1 GUO Shuang CHN
2 PARK Eunmi KOR
KANIS Willy NED
STRELTSOVA Olga RUS
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR
Heat 2
Position Name Country/Team
1 MEARES Anna AUS
2 LEE Wai Sze HKG
CLAIR Sandie FRA
KLAPANARA Eleni GRE
MENG Zhao Juan HKG
EPPINGER Apryl Jessica PHI
Heat 3
Position Name Country/Team
1 MCCULLOCH Kaarle JAY
2 VARNISH Jessica GBR
ROSEMOND Emily AUS
MUSTAPA Fatehah MAS
RONNER Agnes NED
DAY Penny PHN
Heat 4
Position Name Country/Team
1 SANCHEZ Clara FRA
2 MUCHE Christin GER
KOUTSONIKOLI Angeliki GRE
KIM Won Gyeong KOR
TING YING Huang TPE
JUNHONG Lin CHN

 

First Repechage

Recechage
1 KANIS Willy NED
2 RONNER Agnes NED
STRELTSOVA Olga RUS
KLAPANARA Eleni GRE
JUNHONG Lin CHN
KOUTSONIKOLI Angeliki GRE
TING YING Huang TPE

1

ROSEMOND Emily AUS

2

CLAIR Sandie FRA
MUSTAPA Fatehah MAS
EPPINGER Apryl Jessica PHI
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR
MENG Zhao Juan HKG
KIM Won Gyeong KOR

Second Round

Heat 1
Position Name Country/Team
1 GUO Shuang CHN
2 SANCHEZ Clara FRA
3 VARNISH Jessica GBR
KANIS Willy NED
CLAIR Sandie FRA
LEE Wai Sze HKG
Heat 2
Position Name Country/Team
1 MEARES Anna AUS
2 MCCULLOCH Kaarle JAY
3 MUCHE Christin GER
ROSEMOND Emily AUS
RONNER Agnes NED
DSQ PARK Eunmi KOR

 

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