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2007 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - CM
Spain, March 29-April 1, 2007
Day 2 - March 30: Men's team pursuit qualifying & final; Women's sprint 200m qualifying, 1/16 finals, 1/8 finals, 1/4 finals, repechages & 5th-8th; Men's keirin 1st round, repechages, 2nd round, 7th-12th & final; Men's scratch 7.5km qualifying & 15km final; Women's individual pursuit
Men's team pursuit; Great Britain take team gold
By Shane Stokes in Palma
Triple Olympic medal winner Bradley Wiggins moved a step closer to achieving the three gold medals he is chasing at these championships when the Great Britain team decisively beat their Ukrainian rivals in the final of the team pursuit.
He, Ed Clancy, Paul Manning and Geraint Thomas squad tore out of the blocks and led from start to finish, beating the new national record time they had set this morning and recording 357.468. They had the Ukrainian quartet of Lyubomyr Polatayko, Maksym Polischyuk, Vitaliy Popkov and Vitaliy Shchedov in sight well before the end, going almost six seconds quicker in the process.
The time is 0.878 off the world record set by Australia during the Athens Olympics and with their confidence on a high, the GB squad must fancy their chances of beating this in the future. I think that is a possibility all right, that is what we are aiming for, said performance manager Dave Brailsford after the presentation.
It is great, really. To do a performance like that the first time this morning and to back it up with a ride like that is just great, said Geraint Thomas. We didnt have any idea we were going so fast there. It seemed like we were on the normal schedule, the pace was even split the whole way through. The ride just felt so easy compared to what we did this morning, it was super.
When they said the time we got I was a little bit gutted, actually, I felt I had that little bit more in me to go for the world record. I think we all did, but it was mainly just about winning this. It shows that we are really moving up a level now and just putting the message out there.
He thinks they can aim for that standard in the future. I am definitely confident that the world record is on, I dont see why not. I think the worlds in Manchester next year would be a real good place to do it but anyway I think we definitely have the potential to do it. We have a real good squad of six people well, seven, including Steve [Cummings]. It is just getting better and better.
Wiggins was very content with his second gold. You try to control it for two kilometres but after that you are just racing for the line. The time is irrelevant to me, I just wanted to win the world title. Once I saw them in front of us, I knew we had won it so it was just easy then, we were really relaxed. It was only afterwards when we were doing the interviews that I saw what time we had done. It just makes it more special, really, to do that.
In the race for bronze, Denmarks team of Casper Jorgensen, Jenserik Madsen, Michael Morkov and Alex Rasmussen were fractionally slower out of the blocks than New Zealand but very quickly got on top, opening up a 2.498 advantage by the finish.
Hoy wins Keirin
Chris Hoy showed the sustained speed which won him his Olympic kilo title when he raced to victory in the keirin this evening. The Scot was lead rider behind the derny for the whole final and despite being passed by Mickael Bourgain (France) on the last lap, he had enough left to come past once again and land gold.
2006 champion Theo Bos dug deep in trying to get by on the finishing straight, but Hoy was strong enough to hold him off. His Great Britain compatriot Ross Edgar came in third, making it gold and bronze for the team.
Hoy embraced Edgar after the victory, the latter having acted in a strong team-mates role from the start. He sat second in line behind the Scot during the early laps, helping to fend off those who tried to move up in the line. After the derny pulled off, Shane Perkins (Australia) tried to come around to the front but Edgar once again played things perfectly to help Hoy maintain his position, leaving it to him to fend off Bourgain and then Bos and take the win.
Earlier, Hoy and Edgar won their respective heats in round two. Hoy employed a similar tactic as in the final, sitting directly behind the derny and then showing sustained speed to hold off Bos and Perkins to the line. The latters team-mate Mark French was disqualified after intentionally hindering French rider Kévin Sireau in the race.
In the other heat, Edgar rode strongly to take the win from Teun Mulder (Netherlands) and Bourgain.
Kam Po Wong makes history
There was a major surprise in the scratch race finals when Hong Kong rider Kam Po Wong pulled off an excellent victory in the 60 lap race. Choosing his moment perfectly, the 34 year old road race specialist took off and quickly opened a half-lap lead, then dug in deep to hold off Wim Stroetinga (Netherlands) and Rafal Ratajczyk (Poland) to the line.
The race was marred by a big crash with just under three laps to go, 2004 champion Greg Henderson (New Zealand) going down when clipped from behind. This sparked off a large and nasty looking pileup which put paid to the hopes of seven riders, namely Henderson, Henning Bommel (Germany), Kazuhiro Mori (Japan), Franco Marvulli (Switzerland), Andris José Hernandez (Venezuela), Angel Dario Colla (Argentina) and Jérôme Neuville (France).
However it was almost certain that Wong would have stayed clear, even if the crash had not happened. He had a considerable gap at that point, having made his move after a succession of attacks had been brought back. The bunch stalled just before he went, and he built a strong lead, thus adding to career victories in major Asian races, including a stage of the Tour de Langkawi. He is believed to be the first Hong Kong rider to win a title at the world championships, and also the first rider from any country to do the Asian Games/world title double.
Speaking afterwards, it appeared that he was also somewhat stunned by his win. I came to the world championship for the points race but my coach said to me that I could also do the scratch race. I said okay, there will be no real pressure there and in the end, I raced very well.
He knew that he would have to pick his moment in the race. I had a meeting with my coach before and he said to me that I will only have one opportunity to get a real gap. The timing will be very important, and that worked out well. In the last three laps I felt like I was running out of power, I was slowing down, but I looked across to the side of the track and saw the riders there and thought that maybe I still had a chance. I said to myself that I would keep trying, and it worked out perfectly.
As regards the points race, he said he is taking nothing for granted. I must first try to qualify because the world championships are very hard. If I qualify, I will see how the final goes.
Women's individual pursuit; Hammer time again
2006 champion Sarah Hammer delivered on her vow to retain her individual pursuit title in Palma this evening, becoming the first to successfully defend the rainbow jersey in the individual pursuit since Rebecca Twigg in 1984/1985.
Hammer led from the very first lap, steadily building her lead over British rival Rebecca Romero. The former rower may have been far smoother on the bike but Hammers punchy style and facial expressions spoke of absolute determination to retain her crown.
After 125 metres she was already 0.337 up and by the halfway point, had extended this to 1.114. From here until the end she put the win beyond question, hitting the finish with a time of 330.213, a full 3.196 clear of her opponent. This was over a second quicker than she had gone this morning in qualification.
I wanted that so bad, a delighted Hammer said immediately after coming off the track. To do it twice [win the title] is amazing. That was an amazing performance by Romero. I knew she was going to be a heavy hitter coming in I know her background and totally respect her. She is going to be one of the ones coming in [for future events].
That was a great ride by both of us. I knew I would have to lay it all out on the line and I did that. I bettered my performance from this morning. I couldnt be happier.
She surprised many to win last time round, but this time everyone knew what she was capable of. Obviously there was more pressure this year as defending champion. Last year there was a different kind, the pressure of not knowing what to expect. There wasnt so much the pressure to perform then I said many times that I knew coming in that I wanted to win, that I was capable of it, but the other people didnt.
This year was pretty much [a case of] coming in and saying, see, I told you, last time wasnt a fluke. It is the real deal, I am here to stay. Everyone was gunning for me this year. You could see how much the competition got brought up this year, there were some really good times on the board. I am really happy with how it went today, I was the fastest today and I couldnt be more happy.
Romero would have loved to have won the title, but was very proud of what she did. She took almost five seconds off her personal best this morning and broke the British national record, showing the huge progress she has made. I am really happy. It was unexpected to be in the position that I was in, given where I was coming from [in relation to her background as a rower]. I thought that perhaps if Sarah didnt perform today, knowing that she is only human, that perhaps I could turn it over. Being here, going for the gold kind of puts a downer on the silver, but overall, I am very happy with how things went.
Meanwhile 2005 champion Katie Mactier (Australia) took bronze for the second year running, finishing 1.1 ahead of her rival Wendy Houvenaghel (Great Britain). She led all the way, although the Briton did reduce the gap slightly before the finish.
Men's keirin; Dramatic start to keirin
By Shane Stokes in Palma
The keirin got off to a dramatic start with a crash in the opening heat. Malaysian hope Josiah Ng was brought down by Italian Roberto Chiappa, who was subsequently relegated for his manoeuvre. Kévin Sireau (France) led home Australian Ryan Bayley (Australia), while 2006 champion Theo Bos (Netherlands) was third and consequently went through to the repechage.
Bouyed on by the home crowds, Spanish rider José Antonio Escuredo Raimondez (Spain) took a narrow victory over Shane Perkins (Australia) in heat two. Kazuya Narita (Japan) and Ross Edgar (Great Britain) netted third and fourth.
Heat three went to Mickaël Bourgain (France) who cruised through after winning gold in the team sprint last night. Mark French (Australia) came from a long way back and just nipped by the German René Wolff before the line.
The final heat saw Chris Hoy left nothing to chance, the Briton going from a long way out and comfortably holding off Teun Mulder (Netherlands). Travis Smith (Canada) finished third.
Defending champ Theo Bos made sure of his place in the final by winning the first round of the repechage. The Dutchman was never troubled in the race, comfortably holding off Christos Volikakis (Greece) and the other three riders. Japanese riders were first and second in round two, Toshiaki Fushimi going from a long, long way out and staying clear of his hard-chasing compatriot Kazuya Narita.
British rider Ross Edgar was well in control in the next race, cruising in ahead of Hodei Mazquiaran (Spain). The final run-off saw a dramatic crash, with Chinese rider Qi Tang appearing to be slightly closed down from above by eventual winner Tim Veldt, veering away from the Dutchman and then coming down hard. Canadian Travis Smith had nowhere to go and T-boned the fallen Asian, with both sliding down the track.
The second round will continue this evening, with six riders going in each of two heats. The three fastest from each will then dispute the final.
Guo best in sprint qualifier
By Shane Stokes in Palma
Having taken the bronze medal last year, Shuang Guo (People's Republic of China) posted the fastest qualifying time for the women's sprint this morning.
She covered the 200 metre distance in 11.149", just under .05" quicker than Simona Kreupeckaite. The Lituanian finished .003" ahead of Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton, who won the sprint title in 2005 and took team sprint gold last night, with Clara Sanchez (France) in fourth.
Anna Meares (Australia) and defending champion Natallia Tsylinskaya (Belarus) were fifth and sixth.
24 of the 25 entered riders will now progress to the next round, with Guo sprinting off against the slowest from the 200m TT, and so forth. The 1/16 and 1/8 finals plus the 1/8 final repecharge will take place this afternoon, with the quarterfinals to follow this evening. The medals will be decided tomorrow.
The medallists from last year progressed through the 1/16 finals without any serious problems, Natallia Tsylinskaya (Belarus), Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) and Shuang Guo (China) all winning their heats.
Pendleton had a scare, however, when her opponent Kristine Bayley swung up the track on the final lap bumped her hard. She was still able to win the heat, and the Australian received a warning for her move.
Others going through to the 1/8 finals were Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania), Clara Sanchez (France), Anna Meares (Australia), Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (Cuba), Dana Glöss (Germany), Swetlana Grankowskaja (Russia), Anna Blyth (Great Britain) and Daniela Grelui Larreal (Venezuela).
Christin Muche (Germany) also went forward after her opponent Yvonne Hijgenaar (Netherlands) was relegated. The Dutchwoman was on her outside on the final lap and came down to clash shoulders several times, crossing the line first but being booted for her manoeuvre.
2006 champion Natallia Tsylinskaya (Belarus) plus podium finishers Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) and Shuang Guo (China) continued their progress when they won their heats in the 1/8 final this afternoon. In her race, Pendleton was up against countrywoman Anna Blyth, and came back from behind to win. 2004 silver medallist Anna Meares (Australia) beat Dana Glöss (Germany), while Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) and Clara Sanchez (France) also came out on top.
In the repechages, Muche and Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez grasped their second chance and went through.
1/4 final; Defending champ out of women's sprint
Victoria Pendleton may have lost out to Belarusian Natallia Tsylinskaya in last years world championships but the Briton had the measure of her opponent this evening, beating her in two rounds of their quarterfinal heat.
She will meet Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez in the semifinals tomorrow morning after the Cuban edged out Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) in their clash.
Meanwhile 2006 bronze medallist Shuang Guo (China) also kept her hopes of a rainbow jersey alive, progressing after she got the better of Christin Muche (Germany). The match between Anna Meares (Australia) and Clara Sanchez was the only one to go to a decider, but the Frenchwoman put herself out of the race when she crashed hard while forcing the 2004 silver medallist to ride on the blue band. She received a warning as a result, but missing out on the semifinal will hurt as much as the injuries she sustained while riding outside the rules.
Guo and Meares will therefore slug it out in the other semifinal tomorrow. Former winner Pendleton will start tomorrow as the favourite, due to her pedigree at this level and also the fact that her second race against Tsylinskaya was the fastest of the evening, the womens team sprint gold medallist clocking 11.678. Next quickest was Guerra Rodriguez first run of 11.707
Men's scratch race; 2006 Medalist through to finals in Scratch Race
A total of 11 riders from each of the two qualifying heats went through to this evenings final of the scratch races. The two sessions were run off this afternoon but with only five riders in total set to lose out, most were confident of progressing. This had an impact on the pace, with flurries in activity being followed by pronounced lulls in speed.
Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) and Kazuhiro Mori (Japan) jumped away towards the end of the first heat, staying clear to the line. Martin Blaha (Czech Republic), Jonathan Bellis (Great Britain), Danilo Napolitano (Italy) and 2006 bronze medallist Ioannis Tamouridis (Greece) led home the peloton. Defending champ Jérôme Neuville of France was eighth.
Appearing to have recovered after his bronze medal-getting efforts in yesterdays omnium, Charles Bradley Huff (USA) and Vladimir Tuychiev (Uzbekistan) clipped away from the other riders in the final laps of heat 2. They were joined by Hong Kongs Kam Po Wong, who was ultimately first to the line ahead of Huff. Rafal Ratajczyk (Poland) and 2004 world champion Greg Henderson (New Zealand) were fourth and fifth, while the many Spanish fans had something to cheer about when Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur took sixth.
Last years runner-up Angel Colla (Argentina) ran things close when he finished 11th, being the last rider from the second heat to progress.
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Men's team pursuit
Qualification 1 Great Britain 3.59.579 (60.105 km/h) Edward Clancy Thomas Geraint Paul Manning Bradley Wiggins 2 Ukraine 4.05.039 Roman Kononenko Lyubomyr Polatayko Maksym Polischyuk Vitaliy Shchedov 3 Denmark 4.05.307 Casper Jorgensen Jenserik Madsen Michael Morkov Alex Rasmussen 4 New Zealand 4.06.611 Sam Bewley Westley Gough Peter Latham Marc Ryan 5 Germany 4.07.221 Robert Bartko Robert Bengsch Guido Fulst Leif Lampater 6 Australia 4.07.447 Peter Dawson Zakkari Dempster Matthew Harley Goss Mark Jamieson 7 Netherlands 4.07.775 Jenning Huizenga Ismaël Kip Jens Mouris Peter Schep 8 Russian Federation 4.08.308 Ivan Kovalev Ivan Rovny Alexander Serov Nikolay Trussov 9 Spain 4.10.098 Sergi Escobar Roure Asier Maeztu Billelabeitia David Muntaner Juaneda Carlos Torrent Tarres 10 Belgium 4.11.357 Dominique Cornu Kenny De Ketele Ingmar De Poortere Tim Mertens 11 France 4.13.021 Kevin Lalouette Alexandre Lemair Nicolas Rousseau Fabien Sanchez 12 Italy 4.19.480 Gianpaolo Biolo Marco Coledan Giairo Ermeti Daniel Oss Final For gold and silver 1 Great Britain 3:57.468 (57.447 km/h) Edward Clancy Thomas Geraint Paul Manning Bradley Wiggins 2 Ukraine 4:03.280 Lyubomyr Polatayko Maksym Polischyuk Vitaliy Popkov Vitaliy Shchedov For Bronze 3 Denmark 4:04.093 (58.993 km/h) Casper Jorgensen Jenserik Madsen Michael Morkov Alex Rasmussen 4 New Zealand 4:06.591 Sam Bewley Westley Gough Peter Latham Marc Ryan Men's Kierin Round 1 Heat 1 1 Kévin Sireau (France) 2 Ryan Bayley (Australia) 3 Theo Bos (Netherlands) 4 Lukasz Kwiatkowski (Poland) 5 Leandro Hernan Botasso (Argentina) REL Roberto Chiappa (Italy) DNF Josiah Ng Onn Lam (Malaysia) Heat 2 1 José Antonio Escuredo Raimondez (Spain) 2 Shane Perkins (Australia) 3 Kazuya Narita (Japan) 4 Ross Edgar (Great Britain) 5 Andriy Vynokurov (Ukraine) 6 Maximilian Levy (Germany) 7 Tim Veldt (Netherlands) Heat 3 1 Mickaël Bourgain (France) 2 Mark French (Australia) 3 René Wolff (Germany) 4 Denis Dmitriev (Russian Federation) 5 Adam Ptacnik (Czech Republic) 6 Ricardo Lynch (Jamaica) 7 Hodei Mazquiaran Uria (Spain) Heat 4 1 Chris Hoy (Great Britain) 2 Teun Mulder (Netherlands) 3 Travis Smith (Canada) 4 Christos Volikakis (Greece) 5 Qi Tang (People's Republic of China) 6 Mikhail Shikhalev (Russian Federation) 7 Toshiaki Fushimi (Japan) 8 Mohd Rizal Tisin (Malaysia) First round repechage Heat 1 1 Theo Bos (Netherlands) 2 Christos Volikakis (Greece) 3 Adam Ptacnik (Czech Republic) 4 Mohd Rizal Tisin (Malaysia) 5 Maximilian Levy (Germany) Heat 2 1 Toshiaki Fushimi (Japan) 2 Kazuya Narita (Japan) 3 Roberto Chiappa (Italy) 4 Denis Dmitriev (Russia) 5 Andriy Vynokurov (Ukraine) Heat 3 1 Ross Edgar (Great Britain) 2 Hodei Mazquiaran Uria (Spain) 3 Leandro Hernan Botasso (Argentina) 4 René Wolff (Germany) 5 Mikhail Shikhalev (Russia) Heat 4 1 Tim Veldt (Netherlands) 2 Ricardo Lynch (Jamaica) 3 Lukasz Kwiatkowski (Poland) DNF Travis Smith (Canada) DNF Qi Tang (China) Round two Heat 1 1 Chris Hoy (Great Britain) 2 Theo Bos (Netherlands) 3 Shane Erkins (Australia) 4 Tim Veldt (Netherlands) 5 Kévin Sireau (France) DSQ Mark Q French (Australia) Heat 2 1 Ross Edgar (Great Britain) 2 Teun Mulder (Netherlands) 3 Mickaël Bourgain (France) 4 Ryan Bayley (Australia) 5 José Antonio Escuredo Raimondez (Spain) 6 Toshiaki Fushimi (Japan) Finals Final 1-6 1 Chris Hoy (Great Britain) 2 Theo Bos (Netherlands) 3 Ross Edgar (Great Britain) 4 Mickaël Bourgain (France) 5 Teun Mulder (Netherlands) 6 Shane Perkins (Australia) Final 7-11 7 Tim Veldt (Netherlands) 8 Kévin Sireau (France) 9 Ryan Bayley (Australia) 10 Toshiaki Fushimi (Japan) 11 José Antonio Escuredo Raimondez (Spain)
Women's individual pursuit
Qualifying 1 Sarah Hammer (United States Of America) 3.31.359 (51.097 km/h) 2 Rebecca Romero (Great Britain) 3.31.894 3 Katie Mactier (Australia) 3.35.033 4 Wendy Houvenaghel (Great Britain) 3.35.289 5 Karin Thürig (Switzerland) 3.36.126 6 Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Colombia) 3.36.971 7 Lesya Kalitovska (Ukraine) 3.37.334 8 Alison Shanks (New Zealand) 3.37.710 9 Verena Joos (Germany) 3.38.821 10 Lada Kozlikova (Czech Republic) 3.39.295 11 Vilija Sereikaite (Lithuania) 3.40.412 12 Larissa Kleinmann (Germany) 3.40.727 13 Katherine Bates (Australia) 3.40.771 14 Cathy Moncassin Prime (France) 3.40.984 15 Trine Schmidt (Denmark) 3.41.280 16 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spain) 3.41.972 17 Marlijn Binnendijk (Netherlands) 3.43.343 18 Olga Slyusareva (Russian Federation) 3.43.759 19 Elizaveta Bochkarova (Ukraine) 3.44.680 20 Meifang Li (People's Republic of China) 3.45.651 21 Martina Ruzickova (Czech Republic) 3.46.193 22 Anita Valen (Norway) 3.49.392 23 Li Wang (People's Republic of China) 3.49.943 24 Neva Day (United States Of America) 3.50.997 Final For Gold and Silver 1 Sarah Hammer (USA) 3.30.213 (51.376 km/h) 2 Rebecca Romero (GBr) 0.03.196 For bronze 3 Katie Mactier (Aus) 3.36.306 (49.929 km/h) 4 Wendy Houvenaghel (GBr) 0.07.193
Qualifying 1 Shuang Guo (People's Republic of China) 11.149 (64.579 km/h) 2 Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) 11.191 3 Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) 11.194 4 Clara Sanchez (France) 11.270 5 Anna Meares (Australia) 11.278 6 Natallia Tsylinskaya (Belarus) 11.346 7 Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (Cuba) 11.365 8 Willy Kanis (Netherlands) 11.408 9 Swetlana Grankowskaja (Russian Federation) 11.444 10 Anna Blyth (Great Britain) 11.497 11 Yvonne Hijgenaar (Netherlands) 11.503 12 Daniela Grelui Larreal (Venezuela) 11.541 13 Jinjie Gong (People's Republic of China) 11.563 14 Christin Muche (Germany) 11.610 15 Jennie Reed (United States Of America) 11.617 16 Lulu Zheng (People's Republic of China) 11.656 17 Dana Glöss (Germany) 11.667 18 Jane Gerisch (Germany) 11.679 19 Diana Maria Garcia Orrego (Colombia) 11.682 20 Miriam Welte (Germany) 11.743 21 Oksana Grishina (Russian Federation) 11.809 22 Kristine Bayley (Australia) 11.957 23 Renata Dabrowska (Poland) 11.972 24 Helena Casas Roige (Spain) 12.596 25 Tamilla Abassova (Russian Federation) 14.561 1/16 final
Men's scratch race
Qualifying heat 1 1 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) 2 Kazuhiro Mori (Japan) 3 Martin Blaha (Czech Republic) 4 Jonathan Bellis (Great Britain) 5 Danilo Napolitano (Italy) 6 Ioannis Tamouridis (Greece) 7 Henning Bommel (Germany) 8 Jérôme Neuville (France) 9 Andris José Hernandez (Venezuela) 10 Ivan Kovalev (Russia) 11 Mitchell Docker (Australia) 12 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) 13 Mahammad Alakbarov (Azerbaijan) 14 Michael Faerk Christensen (Denmark) Qualifying heat 2 1 Kampo Wong (Hong-Kong) 2 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) 3 Vladimir Tuychiev (Uzbekistan) 4 Rafal Ratajczyk (Poland) 5 Greg Henderson (New Zealand) 6 Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spain) 7 Wim Stroetinga (Netherlands) 8 Franco Marvulli (Switzerland) 9 Steve Schets (Belgium) 10 Roland Garber (Austria) 11 Angel Dario Colla (Argentina) 12 Volodymyry Rybin (Ukraine) 13 Juha Matti Alaluusua (Finland) Final 1 Wong Kam Po (Hong Kong, China) 2 Wim Stroetinga (Netherlands) 3 Rafal Ratajczyk (Poland) 4 Martin Blaha (Czech Republic) 5 Ivan Kovalev (Russian Federation) 6 Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spain) 7 Steve Schets (Belgium) 8 Ioannis Tamouridis (Greece) 9 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) 10 Roland Garber (Austria) 11 Danilo Napolitano (Italy) 12 Mitchell Docker (Australia) 13 Charles Bradley Huff (United States Of America) 14 Jonathan Bellis (Great Britain) 15 Vladimir Tuychiev (Uzbekistan) DNF Angel Dario Colla (Argentina) DNF Jérôme Neuville (France) DNF Henning Bommel (Germany) DNF Kazuhiro Mori (Japan) DNF Greg Henderson (New Zealand) DNF Franco Marvulli (Switzerland) DNF Andris José Hernandez (Venezuela)