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Track World Cup Classics 2009-2010 

Melbourne

 

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

                                    Scratch Qualifying    Scratch Final     Points Qualifying     Points Final   

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                                    Team Pursuit Final     Keirin Rounds     Keirin Final     500m TT

 

      

 

 

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Sprint Qualifying and Rounds

Sprint 

Qualifying and first round 1/8 Finals  

Shuang Guo (CHN) qualified fastest in the morning session on the Melbourne track to make her way through to the semi-finals. Despite temperatures over 30 degrees outside, the track was considerably cooler inside. It took some time before the air-conditioning was turned down. Willy Kanis (NED) posted the fastest time, before Guo hit the boards, while Olympic silver medallist Anna Meares finished third fastest.  Kaarle McCulloch (AUS/JAYCO) and Jinjie Gong (CHN) rounded out the top five. 

In the quarterfinals Guo (CHN) was the first to ride against Clara Sanchez (FRA). Guo was too strong for Sanchez winning both match ups. 

It was an all Dutch affair in the second of the quarterfinals, Kanis against Yvonne Hijgenaar. Kanis was too strong for her team mate, winning both easily. 

Christin Muche (GER) did not have the pace to keep up with Anna Meares. Meares won in two straight races. 

In the last quarterfinal Kaarle McCulloch (AUS/Jayco) secured her place in the semi-finals with a strong performance against Jinjie Gong (CHN). McCulloch, pushed Gong up the boards on the first lap and took the front to the line to win. 

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Post Race Comments

Anna Meares (AUS) was happy to have secured her place into the next rounds, albeit a little disappointed that she had to ride off against her team make Emily Rosemond to get there. "I was pleased with my qualifying time, it was only 2/100th off my best time this season. In the fist of the finals, it was not pleasant coming up against your team mate in a World Cup and especially, your home one. It kind of feels like national competition again. I had a bit more urgency to get through the rankings and I tried to conserve as much energy as possible. Emily [Rosemond] pushed it hard on the back straight on the front, she constantly wound the speed up. Once I hit the front, I was able to control that a bit."  

The competitors have had a tough transition from Manchester to Melbourne, Meares added Perth into the mix, "It was really tough. We flew straight to Perth and raced. It was harder than just the trip ton Manchester. We are more use to the tip than the internationals are, they hate to travel, so not having to travel too far is great. It is good to have a home event."

Meares, unlike some of the British riders who will not compete now until the World championships, Meares, will compete in 3 of the 4 World Cup events, "I love to race, I have already qualified, but it is about getting tactics right, especially in the Sprint. I would hate to have one race then a six month break before the World Championships," added Meares.    

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Results  

5-8 Place

Position Name Country/Team Time
5 GONG Jinjie CHN 12.157
6 MUCHE Christin GER
7 HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED
8 SANCHEZ Clara FRA

Final B

Position Name Country/Team Time
9 SHULIKA Lyubov UKR 12.022
10 ROSEMOND Emily AUS
11 VARNISH Jessica GBR 12.177
12 CLAIR Sandie FRA

 

Sprint-semi B

Name Country/Team Time
CLAIR Sandie FRA
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR 11.830
VARNISH Jessica GBR 12.397
ROSEMOND Emily AUS

Sprint Quarterfinals

Name Country/Team Time Time
GUO Shuang CHN 11.841 11.705
SANCHEZ Clara FRA
HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED
KANIS Willy NED 12.08 12.111
MEARES Anna AUS 11.981 11.873
MUCHE Christin GER
GONG Jinjie CHN
MCCULLOCH Kaarle JAY 12.291 11.966

Quarterfinals B

Name Country/Team Time
MUSTAPA Fatehah MAS
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR 12.155
PARK Eunmi KOR
VARNISH Jessica GBR 12.513
ROSEMOND Emily AUS 12.613
STRELTSOVA Olga RUS
CLAIR Sandie FRA 12.341
LEE Wai Sze HKG

 

1/8 Finals

Start Name Country/Team Time
1 GUO Shuang CHN 12.073
MUSTAPA Fatehah MAS
2 PARK Eunmi KOR
KANIS Willy NED 12.599
3 MEARES Anna AUS 12.474
ROSEMOND Emily AUS
4 GONG Jinjie CHN 12.339
CLAIR Sandie FRA
5 LEE Wai Sze HKG
MCCULLOCH Kaarle JAY 12.129
6 MUCHE Christin GER

12.169

STRELTSOVA Olga RUS
7 VARNISH Jessica GBR
HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED 12.636
8 SANCHEZ Clara FRA 12.041
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR

 

Qualifying

Position Name Country/Team Time Speed
1 GUO Shuang CHN 11.207 64.245
2 KANIS Willy NED 11.348 63.447
3 MEARES Anna AUS 11.414 63.080
4 GONG Jinjie CHN 11.452 62.871
5 MCCULLOCH Kaarle JAY 11.501 62.603
6 MUCHE Christin GER 11.581 62.170
7 HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED 11.616 61.983
8 SHULIKA Lyubov UKR 11.655 61.776
9 SANCHEZ Clara FRA 11.697 61.554
10 VARNISH Jessica GBR 11.726 61.402
11 STRELTSOVA Olga RUS 11.768 61.182
12 LEE Wai Sze HKG 11.809 60.970
13 CLAIR Sandie FRA 11.885 60.580
14 ROSEMOND Emily AUS 11.951 60.246
15 PARK Eunmi KOR 11.954 60.230
16 MUSTAPA Fatehah MAS 11.972 60.140
17 EPPINGER Apryl Jessica PHI 12.048 59.760
18 KIM Won Gyeong KOR 12.062 59.691
19 MENG Zhao Juan HKG 12.251 58.770
20 KOUTSONIKOLI Angeliki GRE 12.372 58.195
21 KLAPANARA Eleni GRE 12.467 57.752
22 TING YING Huang TPE 12.470 57.738

 

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