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UCI Track World Cup – Double for Rowsell and Vogel

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03.11.2013

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After twice beating the pursuit world record with her Britain team-mates on Friday, Joanna Rowsell was afraid she might struggle to find sleep. The 2008-2009 World Cup winner was rested enough anyway to take the individual honours on the Manchester track in 3:30.904. At 24, Rowsell avenged a dreadful season so far: “I had a tonsil problem in July and I broke my collarbone in August. It was a nightmare. I was in endless trouble. I had planned to work really hard in the summer and it all fell apart. I came back faster than I expected but I hope to peak at the world championships. I’m 90 pc right now. Two top spots in two days is huge. The crowd was phenomenal as usual!” she said.
Australia’s Rebecca Wiasak was second in 3:36.830 while another home rider, Kate Archibald, took third place in 3:37.093.

Men’s Omnium - De Buyst in spite of crashes
Jasper De Buyst is a robust young fellow. In spite of two crashes in two days, the 20-year-old Belgian won his biggest victory to date in the men’s Omnium in Manchester. Seventh last year in Minsk and under-23 European champion, he won on the British track thanks to his exceptional consistency. He took third in the flying lap, second in the points race, 7th in the individual pursuit, third in the Scratch before winning the kilometre. “It’s my first Omnium podium,” the Belgian said. But probably not the last. Dutchman Tim Veldt was second while Australian Luke Davison was third.

Men’s points race – Irvine the best finisher
Ireland’s scratch world champion Martyn Irvine saved strength to win the last three sprints of the points race and take the honours on 20 points. The Irishman beat Omnium Olympic champion Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark by three points while European champion Elia Viviani of Italy was third on 13.

Men’s keirin – Pervis had crossed the Channel just for it
Before crossing the Channel, Francois Pervis had made his intentions clear: “My goal in Manchester? To win! If I don’t, I’ll be very disappointed.” The kilometre world champion held his promise, beating European champion Maximilian Levy while Venezuela’s Hersony Canelon was third. Pervis, familiar with keirin tours in Japan, confirmed his knowledge of the event was peerless. His last World Cup victory dated from the 2011-2012 season in Beijing.

Men’s individual pursuit – Glory day for Marco Coledan
It only took Marco Coledan 4:22.641 to experience the most thrilling moment in his career to date. The 25-year-old Italian is the first leader of the pursuit World Cup after his victory on the Manchester ring. Since Mauro Trentini’s second place in1999, no Italian has made it on the final podium of the individual pursuit World Cup. Coledan might be the man to bridge the gap. In Manchester, he upstaged Russia’s Alexander Serov (4:23.956) and Spain’s Sebastian Mora Vedri (4:25.022).

Women’s sprint – Vogel takes it all
Winner a day earlier in the team sprint, Kristina Vogel swept the floor in the individual event on Saturday. The German, crowned European champion in Apeldoorn two weeks ago, beat Hong Kong’s Sze Lee Wai in the final. World champion Rebecca James salvaged third place ahead of Australia’s Anna Meares.

Last day’s events to be watched live on youtube.com/ucichannel

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