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Day 3 - Pendleton wins Sprint Gold, Pawlowska wins Scratch race gold

Melbourne, Australia

Race Writeup

Sprint

Vicki Pendleton (GBR) recovered from her crash in the semi-finals to win Gold. Simona Krupeckaite (LTU) was a disappointed silver medalist after being relegated.

Pendelton easily won the first race against Krupreckaite. In the second, Krupeckaite won and it looked like it was going to a decider when the commissaries rules that Krupeckaite had not held her line just into the final 50m. A shocked Pendleton fell to her knees.

Anna Meares (AUS), outsprinted Lyubov Shulika (UKR) to win bronze. Meares was not really troubled in the two heats and comfortably secured the bronze medal.

Scratch Race

Gold for Polands Katarzyna Pawlowska, silver for Melissa Hoskins(AUS) and Kelly Druyts (BEL) bronze. 

Right from the start the attacks started. Charlotte Becker (GER) attacked from the gun and despite a huge effort she could not hold off the chase from behind. Hoskins chased and eventually got help from Jamila Machacova (CZE) and Dani King (GBR). 

After 10 laps they were all together. Machacova attacked again buyt this was covered by Becker. With 22 laps to go, Vera Koedooder (NED) attacked. She did not get far and the bunch moved dangerously to the top of the track. 

With 10 laps to go Koedooder tried again, this time taking Becker with her. King covered the move with Yumari Gonzalez Valdivieso (CUB) on her wheel. 

At the bell, Machacova attacked but she was swamped by the chase. In the end the Polish rider found a gap and crossed the line first. Hoskins but in a huge effort to finish second ahead of Druyts.

Omnium Points Race

Lisa Brennauer (GER) took a lap with a group of three other riders to secure top spot in the points race. In the battle for the overall standing, Annette Edmondson (AUS) sits just ahead of Laura Trott (GBR)

The attacks started almost immediately with the Ukrainian Svetlana Galyuk attacking just before the first sprint. She secured maximum points across the line. Fresh from the success of her team-mate in the earlier scratch race, Polands Malgorzata Wojtyra tried to attack just before the second sprint. She had Joanne Kiesanowski (NZL) on her wheel and Trott.

Another attack from Jamila Machacova (CZE) managed to stay, she was joined by Brennauer, Kanako Kase (JPN) and Angie Gonzalez Garcia (VEN). The four riders managed to gain a lap just before the next sprint which was won by Ausrine Trebait (LTU). Unfortunately for Trebait, she crashed just after the next sprint and the race was forced to be stopped. 

With 25 laps remaining, the pace was extremely high. Trott and Edmondson moved to the front. Edmondson won the next sprint. With 19 laps to go the race was all together. Tara Whitten (CAN) attacked and Edmondson went with her. The did not get far, Trott closed the gap. At the next sprint, the Polish rider secured maximum points ahead of Brennauer.

Sprint Semi-finals

In a dream match up for the organisers based on pre-event media, Anna Meares (AUS) and Vicki Pendleton (GBR) went out hard in the first of three match ups. Meares came round on the final bend and Pendleton moved out of the sprinters lane, clipping Meares in the process. Pendleton crashed hard. 

In the second race Meares never really looked troubled by Pendleton and secured her place in the gold ride. However after the race the commissaries relegated Meares for not holding her line. In the rematch, a photo finish had to decide the result, Pendleton awarded the decision.

Simona Krupeckaite (LTU) had to fight hard in the first race against the tenacious Lyubov Shulika (UKR). Shulika moved to the front, with a lap and a half to go, but Krupeckaite managed to come round on the line. 

In the second race, Krupeckaite attacked with two laps to go and Shulika could not match her speed.

 

Comments

Katarzyna Pawlowska (POL) was a very happy World Champion, "It is unbelievable, today is a surprise for me," said Pawlowska. "I donít believe now! Iím very happy! Oh my gosh! Itís my first medal at Worlds,Ē Pawlowska said.

Melissa Hoskins (AUS) had to battle her way to a medal in the scratch race, Hoskins said,"I had to go out four wide on the back strait to avoid being stuck in the bunch. I drifted a bit far back, with about three laps to go a move went and I thought Ďoh Iím in a bit of trouble hereí, and it got a bit messy which actually suits me, so I was like this is good thereís people everywhere,Ē Hoskins said. ďYou just have to dodge and pick and choose where you go but there are some very quick girls there," added Hoskins

Kelly Druyts (BEL) was extremely to win her first senior medal, "It was tough out there today," said Druyts. "The pace was so high and the gaps just kept closing in on you when you found them. In the end I just put my head down and went for it," added the Belgian

Vicki Pendleton (GBR) was quite emotional after being awarded the gold medal on a technicality, "It's a bit disappointing," Pendleton conceded. "I mean, I'm delighted, but it's nice to win by crossing the line first.It's a shame in some respect, but they're the rules."  

"We were both pushing ourselves to the limit," she said. "With Anna's qualifying time being so exceptional yesterday I had to race a lot better than I ever have before."

"This is probably the most significant; probably one of the most emotional world titles being the last time I'm going to do this," Pendleton reflected. "So obviously it means a lot to me. It probably means as much as the first one which is special because I'd never thought I'd have the ability to be a world champion."  

Anna Meares (AUS) met her arch rival in the semi-finals and crossed the line first in the second heat, she did not know that the commissaries were scrutinizing her ride as she waved her arm in the air, confident that she'd just downed Pendleton 2-0.  

"I really did think that I'd won it," Meares said after earning world championship bronze. "The first ride Vicky came out of the red sprinter's lane and unfortunately caused herself to crash and had she had not crashed, I'm sure she would have been relegated the same as I was relegated in the second,that's just racing. Winning is motivating enough. Losing is also motivating," said Meares.

Simona Krupeckaite (LTU) was extremely upset and disappointed by the decision of the commissaries in her race against Pendleton.  "I believe I could have won here. I am in great form and feel robbed. This motivates me for London. I know I can beat both Anna [Meares'] and Vicki [Pendleton]," said Krupeckaite.

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Results  

Scratch Race

Position Name Country
GOLD PAWLOWSKA Katarzyna POL
SILVER HOSKINS Melissa AUS
BRONZE DRUYTS Kelly BEL
4 KING Danielle GBR
5 HIGGINS Cari USA
6 ARREOLA NAVARRO Sofia MEX
7 CASAS ROIGE Helena ESP
8 MACHACOVA Jarmila CZE
9 TABATA Maki JPN
10 CECCHINI Elena ITA
11 DIAO Xiao Juan HKG
12 MCCURLEY Shannon IRL
13 BECKER Charlotte GER
14 DUDLEY Gemma NZL
15 KOEDOODER Vera NED
16 KALITOVSKA Lesya UKR
17 GONZALEZ VALDIVIESO Yumari CUB REL

Sprint 

Position Name Country Race 1 Race 2
GOLD PENDLETON Victoria GBR 11.603 11.711
SILVER KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU REL
BRONZE MEARES Anna AUS 11.376 11.343
4 SHULIKA Lyubov UKR

 

Semi-Finals

Position Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
1 PENDLETON Victoria GBR DNF 11.337 11.526
MEARES Anna AUS 11.278 REL
1 KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU 11.674 11.911
SHULIKA Lyubov UKR

Omnium Points 

Position Name Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Lap Total Finish
1 BRENNAUER Lisa GER 3 20 23 6
2 MACHACOVA Jarmila CZE 2 20 22 22
3 GONZALEZ GARCIA Angie VEN 1 20 21 13
4 KASE Kanako JPN 20 20 20
5 EDMONDSON Annette AUS 5 5 3 13 2
6 KIESANOWSKI Joanne NZL 2 3 5 10 8
7 WOJTYRA Malgorzata POL 5 5 10 15
8 TROTT Laura GBR 2 1 1 5 9 1
9 ROMANYUTA Evgenia RUS 1 3 2 6 3
10 HAMMER Sarah USA 3 1 2 6 17
11 WHITTEN Tara CAN 2 3 5 5
12 HUANG Li CHN 2 3 5 10
13 GALYUK Svitlana UKR 5 5 18
14 SHARAKOVA Tatsiana BLR 3 3 21
15 OLABERRIA DORRONSORO ESP 2 2 11
16 HSIAO Mei Yu TPE 1 1 4
17 JEULAND Pascale FRA 1 1 7
18 D'HOORE Jolien BEL 0 9
19 MENG Zhao Juan HKG 0 12
20 MEJIAS GARCIA Marlies CUB 0 14
21 ARREOLA NAVARRO Sofia MEX 0 16
22 LEE Min Hye KOR 0 19
23 TREBAITE Ausrine LTU 1 5 DNF
24 GARCIAORREGO Diana Maria COL -40 -40 DNF

Elimination

Position Name Country
1 TROTT Laura GBR
2 ROMANYUTA Evgenia RUS
3 WOJTYRA Malgorzata POL
4 WHITTEN Tara CAN
5 EDMONDSON Annette AUS
6 KIESANOWSKI Joanne NZL
7 HAMMER Sarah USA
8 HSIAO Mei Yu TPE
9 MENG Zhao Juan HKG
10 BRENNAUER Lisa GER
11 ARREOLA NAVARRO Sofia MEX
12 D'HOORE Jolien BEL
13 JEULAND Pascale FRA
14 GONZALEZ GARCIA Angie Sabrina VEN
15 SHARAKOVA Tatsiana BLR
16 MEJIAS GARCIA Marlies CUB
17 MACHACOVA Jarmila CZE
18 HUANG Li CHN
19 LEE Min Hye KOR
20 GALYUK Svitlana UKR
21 OLABERRIA DORRONSORO Leire ESP
22 KASE Kanako JPN
23 GARCIA ORREGO Diana Maria COL
DNS TREBAITE Ausrine LTU

Omnium Standings after 3 events

Position Name Country Flying Lap Points Elimination Pursuit Scratch Time Trial Total
1 EDMONDSON Annette AUS 1 5 5 11
2 TROTT Laura GBR 2 8 1 11
3 HAMMER Sarah USA 4 10 7 21
4 WHITTEN Tara CAN 6 11 4 21
5 ROMANYUTA Evgenia RUS 13 9 2 24
6 WOJTYRA Malgorzata POL 14 7 3 24
7 BRENNAUER Lisa GER 15 1 10 26
8 KIESANOWSKI Joanne NZL 16 6 6 28
9 HUANG Li CHN 3 12 18 33
10 SHARAKOVA Tatsiana BLR 7 14 15 36
11 MENG Zhao Juan HKG 8 19 9 36
12 HSIAO Mei Yu TPE 12 16 8 36
13 GONZALEZ GARCIA Angie Sabrina VEN 20 3 14 37
14 D'HOORE Jolien BEL 10 18 12 40
15 OLABERRIA DORRONSORO Leire ESP 5 15 21 41
16 MACHACOVA Jarmila CZE 24 2 17 43
17 GALYUK Svitlana UKR 11 13 20 44
18 JEULAND Pascale FRA 17 17 13 47
19 KASE Kanako JPN 23 4 22 49
20 ARREOLA NAVARRO Sofia MEX 21 21 11 53
21 MEJIAS GARCIA Marlies CUB 22 20 16 58
22 LEE Min Hye KOR 18 22 19 59
23 GARCIA ORREGO Diana Maria COL 19 48 23 90
24 TREBAITE Ausrine LTU 9 47 DNF

 

 

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