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Scratch - Pascale Jeuland wins Gold

Race Writeup

Pascale Jeuland (FRA) won the 10km Scratch race in a hectic sprint to the line, ahead of Yumari Gonzalez Valdivieso(CUB) and Belinda Goss (AUS). 

In a race marred by two crashes, the Scratch race was excitement from 31 laps to go. The first to attack, was Iryna Shpylyova (UKR) and it took 5 laps and a number of riders chasing to bring the bunch back together. Immediately Vera Koedooder (NED) attacked and Elke Gebhardt (GER) went with her. The pair gained 50m on the chasing bunch led by Belinda Goss (AUS). Together again, it was Jarmila Machacova (CZE) who attacked and this time Pascale Jeuland and Goss chased again. A crash involving the Hong Kong and Chinese riders distrupted the race briefly. With 10 laps to go, Koedooder attacked again. Machacova went with her. 

Denmark's Julie Leth touched wheel and came down, taking with her half of the bunch. Goss, Shelly Evans (USA), Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Andrea Wolfer (SUI) all went down. Evans was the most seriously hurt, she landed on her face and lost two front teeth an got a smack to the head on landing. Incredibly Goss managed to get to get back on her bike with 4 laps to go. At the bell  Jeuland was on the front and with Gonzalez on her wheel. In the battle for Bronze, Goss and Kelly Druyts (BEL) has to wait for the judges to make the decision. Eventually it went to Goss.

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Post Race Comments

Pascale Jeuland (FRA) was in tears as the realisation was sinking in that she was World Champion, "I never expected to win. I heard the crash behind me and I just kept going. I knew I could win at the bell. I was strong and feeling good, " reflected Jeuland. 

Yumari Gonzalez Valdivieso (CUB) was the winner in 2009 and had to settle for Silver in 2010. "I am happy with silver. It was a difficult race. I heard the crash but I just kept my focus to the finish," she said. 

Belinda Goss (AUS) was still bitterly disappointed with her Bronze medal. Having recovered from the crash, Goss managed to battle back into medal contention. "I got Bronze last year and I really felt good this year. When I crashed I knew I had to get back on my bike if I was to stand a chance for a medal. I jumped back on my bike and chased as hard as I could. It's a Bronze and I should be happy but I thought I could win today, that's bike racing i suppose," said an emotional Goss.

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Results

Position Name Country
GOLD JEULAND Pascale FRA
SILVER GONZALEZ VALDIVIESO CUB
BRONZE GOSS Belinda AUS
4 DRUYTS Kelly BEL
5 MACHACOVA Jarmila CZE
6 WOJTYRA Malgorzata POL
7 NA Ah KOR
8 SHARAKOVA Tatsiana BLR
9 LETH Julie DEN
10 DIAO Xiao HKG
11 CHANTZI Elissavet GRE
12 KOEDOODER Vera NED
13 MUNOZ Paola CHI
14 WOLFER Andrea SUI
15 BUCHANAN Rushlee NZL
16 GEBHARDT Elke GER
17 PAVLENDOVA Alzbeta SVK
18 SHPYLYOVA Iryna UKR
19 USABIAGA BALERDI Ana ESP
20 BLYTH Anna GBR
21 PAULIUKAITE Svetlana LTU
22 BRONZINI Giorgia ITA
DNF ROMANYUTA Evgeniya RUS
DNF EVANS Shelley USA

 

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