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World Track Championships - CM

Manchester, October 25-29, 2000

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Day 2 - October 26

Men's Sprint

Gane and Fiedler lead the charge

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Fiedler versus Villanueva
Photo: © AFP

The men's sprint competition got underway with the 200 metre qualifying in the morning, followed by the first round of match sprints. Fastest of the 20 starters was Frenchman, Laurent Gane, who recorded 10.184 seconds (70.7 km/h) to beat German surprise, Matthias John by 0.125 seconds. Just behind him was Jens Fiedler, who is still looking strong after the Olympics.

However, in the later rounds, John was eventually beaten by compatriot Jan Van Eijden (7th fastest qualifier). After the 1/8 and quarter finals had been run, four riders were left for the semi-finals and finals tomorrow: Laurent Gane will face Italian Roberto Chiappa in one semi final, while Fiedler and Van Eijden will ride against each other in the second semi.

Qualifying

1 Laurent Gane (Fra)                10.184 (70.699 km/h)
2 Matthias John (Ger)               10.309
3 Jens Fiedler (Ger)                10.312
4 Mickael Bourgain (Fra)            10.358
5 Pavel Buran (Cze)                 10.396
6 Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spa)     10.409
7 Jan Van Eijden (Ger)              10.432
8 Chris Hoy (GBr)                   10.454
9 Akihiro Isezaki (Jpn)             10.471
10 Arnaud Duble (Fra)               10.503
11 Roberto Chiappa (Ita)            10.548
12 Domenico Mei (Ita)               10.626
13 Douglas Baron (Can)              10.691
14 Teun Mulder (Ned)                10.697
15 Andrei Vynokurov (Ukr)           10.747
16 Jeffrey Labauve (USA)            10.784
17 Lazaros Skoubas (Gre)            10.985
18 Barry Forde (Bar)                11.002
19 Anthony Peden (NZl)              11.054
20 Michele Benetti (Ita)            11.059
DNS Arnaud Tournant (Fra)
DNS Gregorio Bare (Uru)

Round 1

Heat 1 

1 Laurent Gane (Fra)                  11.551 (62.332 km/h)
2 Barry Forde (Bar)

Heat 2 

1 Matthias John (Ger)                 11.470 (62.772 km/h)
2 Lazaros Skoubas (Gre)

Heat 3 

1 Jens Fiedler (Ger)                  11.294 (63.751 km/h)
2 Jeffrey Labauve (USA)

Heat 4 

1 Mickael Bourgain (Fra)              11.638 (61.866 km/h)
2 Andrei Vynokurov (Ukr)

Heat 5 

1 Pavel Buran (Cze)                   11.173 (64.441 km/h)
2 Teun Mulder (Ned)

Heat 6 

1 Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spa)       11.037 (65.235 km/h)
2 Douglas Baron (Can)                 DQ'd

Heat 7 

1 Domenico Mei (Ita)                  11.515 (62.527 km/h)
2 Jan Van Eijden (Ger)

Heat 8 

1 Roberto Chiappa (Ita)               10.893 (66.097 km/h)
2 Chris Hoy (GBr)

Heat 9 

1 Akihiro Isezaki (Jpn)               10.828 (66.494 km/h)
2 Arnaud Duble (Fra)

Round 1 Repechage

Heat 1             

1 Arnaud Duble (Fra)                  11.017 (65.354 km/h)
2 Douglas Baron (Can)
3 Barry Forde (Bar)

Heat 2             

1 Jan Van Eijden (Ger)                10.770 (66.852 km/h)
2 Teun Mulder (Ned)
3 Lazaros Skoubas (Gre)

Heat 3             

1 Jeffrey Labauve (USA)               10.968 (65.646 km/h)
2 Chris Hoy (GBr)
3 Andrei Vynokurov (Ukr)

1/8 Finals

Heat 1             

1 Laurent Gane (Fra)                  11.000 (65.455 km/h)
2 Jeffrey Labauve (USA)

Heat 2             

1 Jan Van Eijden (Ger)                11.038 (65.229 km/h)
2 Matthias John (Ger)

Heat 3             

1 Jens Fiedler (Ger)                  10.560 (68.182 km/h)
2 Arnaud Duble (Fra)

Heat 4             

1 Mickael Bourgain (Fra)              11.006 (65.419 km/h)
2 Akihiro Isezaki (Jpn)

Heat 5             

1 Roberto Chiappa (Ita)               10.928 (65.886 km/h)
2 Pavel Buran (Cze)

Heat 6             

1 Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spa)       11.149 (64.580 km/h)
2 Domenico Mei (Ita)

1/8 Finals Repechage

Heat 1             

1 Akihiro Isezaki (Jpn)               10.923 (65.916 km/h)
2 Domenico Mei (Ita)
3 Jeffrey Labauve (USA)

Heat 2             

1 Pavel Buran (Cze)                   10.936 (65.838 km/h)
2 Arnaud Duble (Fra)
3 Matthias John (Ger)

Finals for 9th - 12th

1 Matthias John (Ger)                 10.902 (66.043 km/h)
2 Arnaud Duble (Fra)  
3 Domenico Mei (Ita)  
4 Jeffrey Labauve (USA) 

Quarter Finals

Heat 1

1 Laurent Gane (Fra)               10.924  11.189
2 Pavel Buran (Cze)

Heat 2

1 Jan Van Eijden (Ger)             10.968  10.985
2 Akihiro Isezaki (Jpn)

Heat 3

1 Jens Fiedler (Ger)               10.850          10.674
2 Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spa)            10.879

Heat 4

1 Roberto Chiappa (Ita)            10.824          10.806
2 Mickael Bourgain (Fra)                   11.200

Women's Points Race

Clignet laps the field

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Marion Clignet
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Frenchwoman Marion Clignet took a lap out of the field in the women's points race to win the event for the second successive year. 36 year old Clignet is riding in her last World Championships, and she now has five World Titles in all. She will also contest the individual pursuit later this week, where she is the favourite.

The 100 lap (25 km) race was puncutated by 10 sprints. During the first eight, Clignet was fairly quiet, before launching a powerful attack with less than 20 laps to go. She succeeded in lapping the field, thereby winning the event. German Judith Arndt took second place while Russia's Olga Slioussareva took the bronze.

Afterwards, she said that "It was not my specialty, but I felt at home. I discovered how to race the points race last year."

Finals

1 Marion Clignet (Fra)                   15 pts

1 lap behind:

2 Judith Arndt (Ger)                     27
3 Olga Slioussareva (Rus)                23
4 Belem Guerrero Mendez (Mex)            12
5 Edita Kubelskiene (Ltu)                10
6 Maria Luisa Calle (Col)                 8
7 Lada Kozlikova (Cze)                    6
8 Debby Mansveld (Ned)                    5
9 Eleftheria Ellinikaki (Gre)             4
10 Erin Mirabella (USA)                   4
11 Gema Pascual Torrecilla (Spa)          3
12 Mandy Poitras (Can)                    2
13 Vera Carrara (Ita)                     2
14 Jianling Wang (Chn)                    0
14 Maaria Siren (Fin)                     0

Men's 4000m Team Pursuit

Britain fall to Germany

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German precision
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The semi's and finals of the men's 4km team pursuit saw the home team, Great Britain, come agonizingly close to gold after they were beaten by the Olympic champions Germany in the final. After catching the French in the semi-final, the Brits (Paul Manning, Christopher Newton, Bryan Steel, and Bradley Wiggins) were hoping that the home crowd would spur them on to victory in the final.

It was not to be after Germany lifted several notches to ride 4:01.32 (59.67 km/h) to beat Britain by nearly 2 seconds in the final. The team of Sebastian Siedler, Daniel Becke, Guido Fulst and Jens Lehmanny started faster and kept their noses in front, gradually increasing the time gap over the four kilometres.

In the other final, France (Cyril Bos, Philippe Gaumont, Jerome Neuville, and Damien Pommereau) managed to account for Russia (Vladimir Karpets, Alexei Markov Edouard Gritsoune, and Denis Smyslov) who were well off the pace with a 4:09.44. In the major team pursuit competitions this year (Olympics and World's), France has won one bronze medal, Germany two golds, Ukraine a silver and Britain a silver and a bronze

Semi-Finals

                 Splits:    1 km     2 km     3 km     4 km

1 Great Britain             1.04.34  2.03.32  3.10.51
(Paul Manning, Christopher Newton,
Bryan Steel, Bradley Wiggins)

2 France                    1.04.97  2.05.33  3.08.39    Caught
(Cyril Bos, Philippe Gaumont,
Jerome Neuville, Damien Pommereau)

1 Germany                   1.04.16  2.03.46  3.04.63  4.07.39 (58.209 km/h)
(Sebastian Siedler, Daniel Becke,
Guido Fulst, Jens Lehmann)

2 Russia                    1.05.76  2.05.93  3.08.47  4.12.37 (57.06 km/h)
(Vladimir Karpets, Alexei Markov
Edouard Gritsoune, Denis Smyslov)

Finals

                         Splits:    1 km     2 km     3 km     4 km

1 Germany                  1.03.79  2.02.16  3.01.33  4.01.32 (59.671 km/h)
(Sebastian Siedler, Daniel Becke,
Guido Fulst, Jens Lehmann)

2 Great Britain            1.04.23  2.03.19  3.02.93  4.03.11 (59.232 km/h)
(Paul Manning, Christopher Newton,
Jonathan Clay, Bradley Wiggins)

3 France                   1.04.55  2.04.41  3.05.26  4.06.29 (58.468 km/h)
(Cyril Bos, Philippe Gaumont,
Jerome Neuville, Damien Pommereau)

4 Russia                   1.05.51  2.05.49  3.06.92  4.09.44 (57.728 km/h)
(Vladimir Karpets, Alexei Markov,
Edouard Gritsoune, Denis Smyslov)

5 Netherlands              1.05.93  2.16.70  3.19.33    Caught
(John Den Braber, Jens Mouris,
Peter Schep, Wilco Zuijderwijk)

6 Czech Republic           1.04.83  2.06.59             Caught
(Martin Blaha, Libor Hlavac,
Milan Kadlec, Josef Kankovsky)

7 Spain                    1.06.95  2.08.72             Caught
(Javier Carrion Mecho Francisco, Sergio Escobar Roure,
Cristobal Forcadell, Carlos Torrent Tarres)

8 Poland                   1.08.14  2.10.35             Caught
(Robert Karsnicki, Szymon Kurdynowsky
Jaroslaw Rebiewski,  Pawel Zugaj

Results courtesy of www.worldtrackchampionships2000.com