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2001 WTC


Competitive Cyclist
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World Track Championships - CM

Copenhagen, Denmark, September 25 - 29, 2002

Event program and results    Men's Keirin    Women's Keirin


Dajka makes it an Australian double

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Australian Jobie Dajka won a fast and frantic final in the men's keirin to land Australia's second gold medal of these world track championships, beating Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spa) by two bike lengths. RenÚ Wolff (Ger) took the bronze.

Twice a junior world champion, 21-year-old Dajka rode a tactically canny final to outpace and outfox his older and more experienced rivals. Dajka bided his time until two laps to go, staying at the back of the group, out of trouble. Catching Laurent gane's wheel as the Frenchman came past him, Dajka positioned himself for an attack and unleashed a blistering display of speed to power around the outside of the field and cruise to the line. Dajka's only hindrance was an elbow the from Germany's Jens Fiedler, who was given a warning by the race officials after the final.

But unlike team-mate Brad McGee's dream run in the pursuit, Dajka had a harder time to reach the keirin final, failing to make it through the qualifying round and reaching the semi-final via a win in the repechage.

"I felt pretty flat this morning and I had wanted to change my gearing but the coach [Martin Barras] said no, 'go with what we planned'," said Dajka. "He was definitely right because when I changed it for tonight's semi and final I could handle it and I don't think I would have this morning."

"This is my night and I had that in mind when I lined up for the gold medal ride," he added.

"I sat at the back, out of trouble, until two laps to go when Laurent Gane came around me," he said. "Then I jumped on his wheel and followed him through but I knew he would go too early so I didn't panic. I just kept an eye on everybody and waited until I was ready to attack."


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Li Na of China won the final of the women's keirin by a bike length, surging past Clara Sanchez (Fra) on the final turn. Rosealee Hubbard added to Australia's medal tally by taking the bronze.

Li Na took out a final four-up contest for the win, with Sanchez and Hubbard making the most of their chance to grab podium places. Sanchez told the Reuters news agency that her goal had simply been to make the final of this first-ever women's keirin world championships, "but in my heart I hoped for the podium because in the keirin anything can happen."

"This was the second kerin of my career," said Sanchez, "and my first world championships and here I am with a medal. It's terrific!"

Bronze medallist Hubbard, the reigning Australian keirin champion is a graduate of a mid-90's talent identification program in Adelaide, South Australia."I was so pleased to be in the Australian team because it's so hard to get into but once you're in you can be rightfully proud when you line up in the national team jersey," said Hubbard. "I surprised myself by getting into the final and then to get a medal is just great."


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Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com



Qualifying (First two riders per heat qualify)
Heat 1 
1 Florian Rousseau (Fra)
2 Viesturs Berzins (Lat)
3 Theo Bos (Ned)
4 Ryan Bayley (Aus)
5 Garth Blackburn (USA)
6 Kleanthis Bargas (Gre)
Heat 2 
1 Laurent Gane (Fra)
2 Ainars Kiksis (Lat)
3 Vladimir Kiriltsev (Rus)
4 Jobie Dajka (Aus)
5 Jonathan Marin Cermeno (Col)
6 Jaroslav Jerabek (Svk)
Heat 3 
1 Jens Fiedler (Ger)
2 JosÚ Antoni Escuredo Raimondez (Spa)
3 Hiroschi Tsutsumi (Jpn)
4 Peter Bazalik (Svk)
5 Roberto Chiappa (Ita)
6 Teun Mulder (Ned)
REL Danny Day (Aus)
Heat 4 
1 Rene Wolff (Ger)
2 Ross Edgar (GBr)
3 JosÚ Anton Villanueva Trinidad (Spa)
4 Andriy Vynokurov (Ukr)
5 Pavel Buran (Cze)
6 Lampros Vasilopoulos (Gre)
DNS Arnaud Duble (Fra)
Repechages (Winner of heat qualifies)

Heat 1  
1 Andriy Vynokurov (Ukr)
2 Roberto Chiappa (Ita)
3 Jaroslav Jerabek (Svk)
REL Theo Bos (Ned)
Heat 2  
1 Peter Bazalik (Svk)
2 Jonathan Marin Cermeno (Col)
3 Kleanthis Bargas (Gre)
4 Vladimir Kiriltsev (Rus)
Heat 3  
1 Jobie Dajka (Aus)
2 Danny Day (Aus)
3 Garth Blackburn (USA)
4 Hiroschi Tsutsumi (Jpn)
5 Lampros Vasilopoulos (Gre)
Heat 4  
1 JosÚ Anton Villanueva Trinidad (Spa)
2 Teun Mulder (Ned)
3 Ryan Bayley (Aus)
4 Pavel Buran (Cze)

Semi Finals (top 3 to finals)

Heat 1

1 RenÚ Wolff (Ger)                  10.856 
2 Jose Antonio Escuredo (Spa) 
3 Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spa)
4 Ainars Kiksis (Lat)
5 Andriy Vynokurov (Ukr) 
6 Florian Rousseau (Fra)
Heat 2

1 Jobie Dajka (Aus)                 11.275 
2 Laurent GanÚ (Fra)
3 Jens Fiedler (Ger) 
4 Ross Edgar (GBR)
5 Peter Bazalik (Svk) 
6 Viesturs Berzins (Lat)


1 Jobie Dajka (Aus)                 10.8
2 Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spa)
3 RenÚ Wolff (Ger) 



Qualifying (First two riders per heat qualify)
Heat 1  
1 Rosealee Hubbard (Aus)
2 Svetlana Grankovskaia (Rus)
3 Nancy Contreras Reyes (Mex)
4 Li Na (Chn)
5 Laura Yoisten (Can)
REL Susan Panzer (Ger)
DNF CÚline Nivert (Fra)
DNF Yvonne Hijgenaar (Ned)
Heat 2  
1 Yumari Gonzalez (Cub)
2 Iryna Yanovych (Ukr)
3 Daniela Larreal (Ven)
4 Clara Sanchez (Fra)
5 Jennie Reed (USA)
6 Anna Meares (Aus)
7 Oxana Grichina (Rus)
Repechages (Winner of heat qualifies)

Heat 1 
1 Clara Sanchez (Fra)
2 Anna Meares (Aus)
3 CÚline Nivert (Fra)
4 Nancy Contreras Reyes (Mex)
5 Laura Yoisten (Can)
Heat 2  
1 Li Na (Chn)
2 Daniela Larreal (Ven)
3 Oxana Grichina (Rus)
4 Jennie Reed (USA)
5 Susan Panzer (Ger)
6 Yvonne Hijgenaar (Ned)


1 Li Na (Chn)
2 Clara Sanchez (Fra)
3 Rosealee Hubbard (Aus)