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Day 5

Minsk Arena, Belarus


Race Writeup

Omnium- Time Trial and final placing.

Sarah Hammer (USA) rode a solid Time Trial to secure her second World title of the championships. Laura Trott (GBR) managed to hold on for second overall ahead of Australian Annette Edmondson. 

In the final Time Trial, Gilliam Carleton (CAN) won the event ahead of Edmondson and Russian Tamara Balabolina.

Keirin Final

Rebecca James (GBR) became Keirin World Champion. In the battle for silver Jinjie Gong (CHN) won ahead of Lisandra Guerra Rodriquez. 

James had the wheel of the derny. As soon as it had pulled away, the Cuban tried to get the jump on the bunch. James was too strong and held the inside line. German Kristina Vogel got squeezed down onto the blue line and crashed with one to go. 


Keirin 2nd round

In the first race, Cuban, Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez was fastest in the final lap ahead of Rebecca James (GBR) and Columbian Juliana Gaviria. The remaining riders will race for 7-12 place.

In the second race, Kristina Vogel (GER) attacked early and held on to win. Wai Sze Lee (HKG) was second ahead of jingie Wong (CHN).

7th to 12th places

Sandie Clair (FRA) won the race for 7-12 place. 




Sarah Hammer (USA) secured her second World Omnium title, It is always my goal to try to win gold. To be honest, that final 500m Time Trial in the Omnium has always got me. As much as I train for it, every single day, when the pressure is on, going for gold, it is always tough. You dream in your heart but you never know what will happen. I knew looking at the times I needed to do a personal best. My palms were sweaty at the start just thinking about it, said Hammer.

Laura Trott (GBR) was happy with her gold and silver from the championships, I am slightly disappointed. I wanted to win them both again [Team Pursuit and Omnium]. At the end of the say I tried my best. A better rider beat me on the day, said Trott.

Reflecting on the areas she needs to develop, Trott added, The Points race let me down again. She [Sarah Hammer] beat me by seven places and beat me overall by 4 points. It is that that is letting me down. I have not really sat down to figure out how to ride it. My main focus has been on getting the Team Pursuit right. I am definitely going to focus on it now. Chris Newton is going to help me. Learn how to ride. I can only try.

My problem is that I just dont know how to ride it. I try so hard but I get one or two points. It just isnt good enough. I just need to ride them more. There is a Points race at the Commonwealth Games next year, so I want to learn before then. Maybe I can have a crack at a medal there, added Trott.

There is huge expectation on Trott. She is still only 20, I know I am still young. I will take a break now and join my new team Wiggle Honda for my first race on the road for a while at Dottingnes in March. i will probably go to do the u23 Europeans in July but it depends on my team commitments,

Annette Edmondson (AUS) won bronze in the Omnium, I was second last year and I was hoping to go one better. I am happy to be on the podium. I had a bad run in the Elimination and the Points race. I had to pick myself up today and try to get on the podium. I did so I am happy with that. I have to wait another year to have a go for those stripes, said Edmondson.

Edmondson has had a full championships, having ridden the Pursuit, Team Pursuit and the Omnium events, I am getting practice with the Omnium and making sure I refocus for each event. I did my first Individual Pursuit and managed to medal so I am happy with that. We were disappointed with the Team Pursuit. We know we have some work to do in that area and with the Omnium which is ok, added Edmondson.

Edmondson will now start her first senior professional road career with Orica-AIS, My first race will be Padova in March so it should be interesting, reflected Edmondson.

Gillian Carleton (CAN) won the final 500m Time Trial to move her up to 8th overall in her first championship Omnium event. I am pleased with parts of the Omnium. I am really happy with the timed events. I did not really think I would be first in the 500m for sure. My final lap in the Pursuit surprised me too. I was not super happy with the bunch races. While the scratch was ok, I was absolute garbage in the others, said Carleton.

Lessons learnt for Carleton are, I keep trying to remind myself that I not really done any big international bunch racing yet. I think it is important not to get down on myself about the bunch races. I know they are not my strength, at the same time I know what I need to practice, added Carleton.    


Rebecca James (GBR) was still in shock after the podium ceremony, "I can't believe this. I never imagined I would leave Minsk with two World Championship jerseys. It is overwhelming, " said James.

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Omnium- Time Trial

Position Name Country Time km/hr
1 Gillian CARLETON CAN 35.510 50.689
2 Annette EDMONDSON AUS 35.533 50.657
3 Tamara BALABOLINA RUS 35.628 50.522
4 Laura TROTT GBR 35.675 50.455
5 Leire OLABERRIA DORRONSORO ESP 35.866 50.186
6 Sarah HAMMER USA 36.053 49.926
7 Katarzyna PAWLOWSKA POL 36.374 49.485
8 Laurie BERTHON FRA 36.697 49.05
9 Li HUANG CHN 36.920 48.754
10 Lisa BRENNAUER GER 37.194 48.394
11 Els BELMANS BEL 37.502 47.997
12 Lucie ZALESKA CZE 37.522 47.971
13 Simona FRAPPORTI ITA 37.600 47.872
14 Xiao Juan DIAO HKG 38.136 47.199
15 Volha MASIUKOVICH BLR 38.550 46.692
16 Ivanna BOROVYCHENKO UKR 38.566 46.673


Overall Ranking
Position Name Country Flying Lap Points Elimination Pursuit Scratch Time Trial Total
Gold Sarah HAMMER USA 4 3 2 1 4 6 20
Silver Laura TROTT GBR 3 10 1 3 3 4 24
Bronze Annette EDMONDSON AUS 1 8 6 4 5 2 26
4 Katarzyna PAWLOWSKA POL 6 2 3 5 9 7 32
5 Lisa BRENNAUER GER 12 1 4 7 7 10 41
6 Leire OLABERRIA DORRONSORO ESP 5 9 5 6 11 6 42
7 Li HUANG CHN 8 4 8 9 8 9 46
8 Gillian CARLETON CAN 2 12 16 2 6 1 39
9 Els BELMANS BEL 13 5 17 13 1 11 60
10 Tamara BALABOLINA RUS 7 14 12 8 10 5 56
11 Laurie BERTHON FRA 9 13 14 15 2 8 61
12 Simona FRAPPORTI ITA 17 6 7 10 14 13 67
13 Xiao Juan DIAO HKG 10 7 11 16 12 14 70
14 Ivanna BOROVYCHENKO UKR 15 11 10 11 13 16 76
15 Lucie ZALESKA CZE 11 17 9 12 15 13 77
16 Volha MASIUKOVICH BLR 14 15 14 14 16 15 88
17 Alzbeta PAVLENDOVA SVK 16 16 13 17 17 17 96

Keirin Final

Gold Rebecca JAMES GBR
Silver Jinjie GONG CHN 0.116
Bronze Lisandra GUERRA RODRIGUEZ CUB 0.121
4 Wai Sze LEE HKG 0.149
5 Juliana GAVIRIA COL 0.182
6 Kristina VOGEL GER DNF
7th to 12th places
7 Sandie CLAIR FRA
8 Ekaterina GNIDENKO RUS 0.071
9 Helena CASAS ROIGE ESP 0.108
10 Olivia MONTAUBAN FRA 0.133
11 Kaarle MCCULLOCH AUS 0.271


Keirin 2nd round

Position Name Country Position
Rebecca JAMES GBR 0.022
Juliana GAVIRIA COL 0.206
Olivia MONTAUBAN FRA 0.238
2 Kristina VOGEL GER
Wai Sze LEE HKG 0.008
Jinjie GONG CHN 0.082
Ekaterina GNIDENKO RUS 0.176
Sandie CLAIR FRA 0.628





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