World Track Championships 2010
Sprint Qualifying and Rounds
Shuang Guo (CHN) never looked troubled against Kristina Vogel (GER) and moved easily into the quarterfinal.
Anna Meares (AUS) took the lead against Virginie Cueff (FRA) right from the start and easily secure her place in the final stages.
Olga Panarina (BLR) is the new talent of sprinting in Belarussia. She was a little too casual against Victoria Baranova (RUS) and lost on the line.
Simona Krupeckaite (LTU) and Lyubov Shulika (UKR) took their time to wind up the speed. When the did, it was Krupeckaite who forced the pace and secured her place in the final.
Kaarle McCulloch (AUS) and the powerful Dutch rider Willy Kanis took it easy to start. McCulloch moved to the front at the bell and never looked back.
In the final race, Clara Sanchez the French multi time World Champion was up against the Olympic Champion Vicky Pendleton (GBR).
Sanchez took the front but could not hold off the speed of Pendleton.
In the first of the repechage, Kristina Vogels took the front ahead of Clara Sanchez (FRA) and Lyubov Shulika (UKR). Vogels never looked troubled as she secure her place in the quarterfinals.
The last of the repechage races included Virginie Cueff (FRA), Willy Kanis (NED) and Olga Panarina (BLR). Kanis took the lead but neither Cueff and Kanis could hold off the speed of Panarina.
Shuang Guo (CHN) has a easy run into the 1/8th final. She never looked troubled by Olga Streltsova.
Anna Meares (AUS) never looked troubled by the former 500m champion Lisandra Guerra Rodgriguez (CUB).
The new young Belarusian Olga Panarina, had a easy ride against Christian Muche (GER), the former Keirin World Champion.
Simona Krupeckaite (LTU) had to work hard to get round the Hong Kong rider but just caught her on the line to go into the next round.
Sandie Clair (FRA) amd Willy Kanis put on a display of Sprint racing for the crowds. Clair forced Kanis to the back by doing a track stand. Kanis attacked at the bell and won easily
The experienced Clara Sanchez (FRA) was up against the young British rider Rebecca James. James led Sanchez out at the bell, but could not hold off the experienced French woman.
An all British affair including Vicky Pendleton and Jess Varnish tested the resolve of the Olympic Champion, Pendleton. in the end however, it was Pendleton who sprinted home the quickest.
Unfortunately for the Australians, like the British, Kaarle McCulloch and Emily Rosemond had to sprint off for a finals place. Rosemond took the front but at the bell, McCulloch was too strong for Rosemond.
The European Champion Lyubov Shulika (UKR) took the front in the battle against the Chinese rider Junhong Lin. Lin was 2 seconds faster in qualifying and attacked early. She could not hold off Shulika.
The second Chinese rider, Jinjie Gong had to race off against the Russian, Victoria Baranova. Gong took the front and attacked early. The Russian moved round at the bell and held off the Chinese rider to the line.
The French and German riders were the last but one pair to ride. Miriam Welte (GER) led out Virginie Cueff (FRA). Welte was too fast for Cueff and secure her spot in the 1/8 final. The judges reversed the decision as Welte did not hold her line in the sprint.
In the final heat, Kristina Vogel (GER) was up against Yvonne Hijgenaar (NED). Vogel attacked at the bell and Hijgenaar could not catch her.
Shuang Guo (CHN) qualified fastest with a time of 10.918 seconds. Guo was the only rider to go under 11 seconds. Anna Meares (AUS) was second fastest ahead of Olga Panarina (BLR). The surprise time came from Vicky Pendleton (GBR) who completed the 200m in a time of 11.135 second.
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Sorry, we didn't have a photographer there, we were in Italy at Trofeo Binda - road World Cup, round 1
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