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New names manage to defeat the stars in Astana Track World Cup day two

by Ben Atkins at 4:39 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Track
 
Road riders strongest in Omnium events

chris hoyGlen O’Shea added his name to the long list of Australian individual pursuiters as he qualified fastest, and convincing took victory over Belgium’s Dominique Cornu. The Belgian Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator rider had put his best performance into the qualification round, since both Nikias Arndt (Germany) and Rasmus Christian Quaade (Denmark) – the World under-23 time trial silver medallist – both went faster in the ride off for bronze.

Christos Volikakis of Greece managed to inflict a rare Keirin defeat on Great Britain’s Sir Chris Hoy, as the multiple World champion as he makes his comeback from illness at the European championships. Despite qualifying fastest, day one 500 metres winner Olga Panarina (Belarus) could only manage third in the women’s sprint. The victory was taken by Ukrainian Lyubov Shulika, the second fastest qualifier, who managed to beat Commonwealth champion Anna Meares (Australia) in two rounds.

A late surge in the men’s Omnium from European champion Ed Clancy (Great Britain), who took third in the individual pursuit and won the kilometre, was not enough to knock overhight leader Roger Kluge (Germany) off the top spot. Strong showings for the Skil-Shimano rider meant that he took a convincing victory in the event, ten points clear of the consistent Cho Ho Sung (South Korea). Italian Elia Viviani, who rides for Liquigas-Cannondale), might have done better than third, but eighth in the pursuit and twelfth in the scratch race saw him slip from his overnight second place.

Dani King (Great Britain) made the best start to the women’s Omnium with a victory in the flying lap. Wins for Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rusvelo) and Katarzyna Pawlowska (Poland) in the points race and elimination though, saw the 20-year-old rider, who races on the road for Horizon Fitness, slip to fourth at the end of the day. Romanyuta’s points race victory, along with third in the elimination, meant that the Russian rider was ahead at the event’s halfway point.

Men’s individual pursuit results
1. Glenn O’Shea (Aus) Australia 4:22.048
2. Dominique Cornu (Bel) Belgium 4:25.738
3. Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 4:24.184
4. Rasmus Christian Quaade (Den) Denmark 4:25.406

Men’s Keirin
1. Christos Volikakis (Gre) Greece
2. Chris Hoy (GBr) Great Britain
3. Sergey Borisov (Rus) Moscow Track Team

Women’s Sprint
1. Lyubov Shulika (Ukr) Ukraine
2. Anna Meares (Aus) Australia
3. Olga Panarina (Blr) Belarus

Men’s Omnium

Individual pursuit results
1. Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark 4:23.563
2. Cho Ho Sung (Kor) South Korea 4:26.735
3. Ed Clancy (GBr) Great Britain 4:27.406

Scratch race results
1. Aliaksanr Lisouski (Blr) Belarus
2. Michael Freiberg (Aus) Australia
3. Cho Ho Sung (Kor) South Korea

Kilometre time trial results
1. Ed Clancy (GBr) Great Britain 1:02.185
2. Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy 1:03.658
3. Roger Kluge (Ger) Germany 1:03.771

Final overall standings
1. Roger Kluge (Ger) Germany 24pts
2. Cho Ho Sung (Kor) South Korea 34
3. Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy 36

Women’s Omnium

Flying Lap results
1. Dani King (GBr) Great Britain 14.332
2. Huang Li (Chn) China 14.387
3. Hsiao Mei Yu (Tpe) Chinese Taipei 14.538

Points race results
1. Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Rusvelo
2. Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr) Ukraine
3. Jolien D’Hoore (Bel) Belgium

Elimination race results
1. Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Poland
2. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands
3. Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Rusvelo

Standings after three events
1. Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Rusvelo 11pts
2. Jolien D’Hoore (Bel) Belgium 19
3. Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Lithuania 21

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