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2007 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - CM

Spain, March 29-April 1, 2007

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Men's madison

Madison title for Marvulli and Risi

By Shane Stokes in Palma

Leaving it right until the final sprint, 2003 champions Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli (Switzerland) triumphed in the men's madison this evening in Majorca.

They took third in the final sprint, netting two points and moving one ahead of chief rivals, Peter Schep and Danny Stam of the Netherlands. The latter cracked right at the end of the race, failing to score and, compounding their misery, one of the duo collided with an Ukrainian rider and was carried out of the arena on a stretcher.

Switzerland finished on 14 points, the Dutch pair on 13 and Czechs Alois Kankovsky and Petr Lazar netted bronze with 11. Risi and Marvulli won sprints four and seven and were third in two others.

Last year's champion Joan Llaneras and new partner Carlos Torrent were fourth on eight points, having ridden aggressively but being unable to get the extra lap that would have guaranteed them the win. Llaneras looked particularly strong, driving the home crowd crazy every time he shot off the front, but was most likely lacking a little extra after his gold medal-winning ride in the points race yesterday evening.

Early on, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Argentina got a lap on the rest of the field. Llaneras and Torrent had been sprinting well but found themselves adrift as a result. They finally succeeded in bringing that back by taking a lap themselves in the final quarter of the race, but the effort involved in doing this meant that they had little left for the remaining sprints.

British duo Bradley Wiggins and Rob Hayles had gone into the race aiming for a medal, with Wiggins stating earlier in the championship that he was targeting three golds. They came up short, ending the race back in 13th place, two laps down. Russian duo of Mikhail Ignatiev and Nikolay Trussov were fourteenth.


1 Franco Marvulli / Bruno Risi (Switzerland)                  14 pts
2 Peter Schep / Danny Stam (Netherlands)                      13
3 Alois Kankovsky / Petr Lazar (Czech Republic)               11
4 Joan Llaneras Rosello / Carlos Torrent Tarres (Spain)        8
5 Lyubomyr Polatayko / Volodymyry Rybin (Ukraine)              7
6 Juan Esteban Curuchet / Walter Fernando Perez (Argentina)    4
One lap down
7 Kenny De Ketele / Iljo Keisse (Belgium)                     14 pts
8 Michael Morkov / Alex Rasmussen (Denmark)                    8
9 Andy Flickinger / Matthieu Ladagnous (France)                7
10 Guido Fulst / Leif Lampater (Germany)                       5
Two laps down
11 Roland Garber / Andreas Graf (Austria)                     10 pts
12 Marco Villa / Matteo Montaguti (Italy)                      3
13 Robert Hayles / Bradley Wiggins (Great Britian)             3
14 Mikhail Ignatiev / Nikolay Trussov (Russia)                 2
15 Matthew Harley Goss / Cameron Meyer (Australia)             1
Three laps down
DNF Marc Ryan / Peter Latham (New Zealand)