Day 2 World Track Cycling Championships


Day 2

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Good evening. Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Park from the Lee Valley

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velodrome, glowing in the evening light. World selling tickets, every

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evening is a sell-out. Tonight part of that is due to this man, Sir

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Wiggins which. We will see him in the final of the men's team pursuit.

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It relies on combined power, technical skill, understanding and

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mutual respect. One word... In one word... Ummm... I

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would say... I can't do one word! Ed is a freak of nature. Ed Clancy -

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ginger. He's the funny guy of the team.

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Phenomenal! Owain Doull, rugby-mad.

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Reckless! Full of potential on the track as well as the road.

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Andy Tennant - steady. And consistent. Always professional. He

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will give it his best. Steven Burke, massive United fan.

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Football mad. Solid. One of the most underrating rise riders on the

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planet. Jon Dibben. Young lad on the team.

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Keen, enthusiastic. Jon Dibben - under the thumb. The calm guy of the

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team. The most talented person ever, also the laziest!

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Bradley Wiggins - knight Rider, been there, done that. A great asset to

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the team. A role model. A character. The boss. Wiggins - impressionist. I

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will get them for nothing. So happy. He was like, "cheers, lad." I am so

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made one these, we have to buy these ourselves.

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It will come back on me! And that will be the highlight of

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our coverage tonight as we show you the best of the live action from the

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velodrome, which is rocking with enthusiastic cycling fans. Already

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they have been cheering as Wiggins, Steven Burke Beat Italy this

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afternoon to win a shot at gold. Laura Trott races in the women's

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scratch, over 10kms. On the come-back trail, Becky James won to

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make it into the second round of the ker rip. If she finishes in the top

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three, she will go into the final. News on the line-up - Ed Clancy, who

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has had a bad back injury and an operation is back in there with Jon

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Dibben and Doull as well. Delighted to say, Britain's most successful

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Paralympic and Olympic cyclists will be with me this evening to bring me

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their wisdom. Three years ago at the World Track Championships, Becky was

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the star of the show with two world medals. She suffered injury and

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illness problems. She's on the track, literally, coming back and

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hoping for a place in Rio. I was pretty low. I had amazing

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support. All of British cycling were telling me they always believe in

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me. It was not an enjoyable experience and I hope never to go

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through it again. All I have ever known is riding my bike. I could not

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imagine not doing it. That gave me the determination. It has been like

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a new beginning to me. I feel like I am a different bike rider now. I am

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trying to see myself not what I was before, and a new Becky now and

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hopefully moving forward to be better than I was before.

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THE COMMENTATOR: It is all or nothing. Becky James is the champion

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of the world. It has been a long time, so I am excited to be back.

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THE COMMENTATOR: Becky James with a chance to be a double world

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champion. She's done it. Double world champion. I am loving every

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training session. Every time I am racing I am loving it more than ever

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before. That is the appreciation from being injured. My determination

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to get to Rio is unbelievable. To be able to go to an Olympics, like

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that's the one thing I have not done. Missing out on London was

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pretty hard. Now I have become a world champion. I have had medals,

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to go to the Olympics is the pinnacle. That is what I want to do.

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And this is the big test. Becky won and she'll be in the second of the

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two semi-finals you are about to see.

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To explain the Keirin and take us through the riders. They are ready

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to go in what is the first semi-final in the women's Keirin. It

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is the semi-final. Eight laps of the track. Little motorbike leads them

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around. Until two-and-a-half laps from the end. It peels off from the

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inside of the track, then Chris, a few for all -- free-for-all to the

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line. It could be a difficult heat this as well, if we move to tactics.

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Three Australians in this. It will be interesting to see if they use

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that strength in numbers to ensure they have somebody in the final.

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Will they contest the race for themselves and get on with it? It

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looks like you have an advantage with so many team-mates in the same

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heat. You can get in each other's way. It will be interesting. Here is

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the dern yea. They must stay -- derny. They must stay behind it. No

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riders can overlap the derny, or they will be disqualified and they

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must stay within ten metres of it. The three Australians, the defending

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champion, Mears an 11-time world champion. Wearing the green helmet

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tonight. 1. . The last of the three Australians

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on the track at this moment in time. Stephanie, a gold finalists in the

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2012 Games and a two-time Commonwealth champion.

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In the front the Ukrainian. We have the Korean and also from France in

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this field T first of the two semi-finals in the women's Keirin.

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Here is Mears. It is a difficult one. I think you

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will need to split this threesome up.

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Still on wheel of the bike the Ukrainian.

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McCulloch, Morton, bringing up the rear in the they stri blue at the

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moment. Another lap or so before they start to move about and try and

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change position before the derny swings out. They will leave a gap,

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as much as they dare. They cannot be more than 10 metres away to

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accelerate. We are riding the derny-cam there

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for a moment or two. Four laps to go and the riders will

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start to look around now. They will start to assess who is

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where. Leaving themselves some gaps and

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room to manoeuvre. They will be able to accelerate.

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McCulloch starts to make a move T derny will go off the track.

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Two-and-a-half laps to go. Anna Meares in third place.

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The Ukrainian leads the way. Going towards the front.

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I think the French woman caught them napping there and got pole position.

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The Australians have got strength in numbers and have a long way to go.

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They are starting the charge. They have a long way to go around.

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Here comes Anna Meares, the defending champion and Meares gets

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it on the line. She timed it to perfection. She had to dig fairly

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deep there. One of the great champions in world cycling came up

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trumps and here is the photo finish again, as Anna Meares takes it on

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the line. Anna Meares, first over the line.

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Basova. Jing was right up there.

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She was swamped at the last, I think.

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Pushed down into forth position. Anna Meares, that is experience for

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you. Watching here, not panicking at all. Making sure she's got room to

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race. Going around the long way. Sheltered, waiting and waiting,

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using the dip in the banking. Coming to the home straight, rolls forward.

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The Australian who made the final last year was never a factor in this

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race at all. In the centre of your picture,

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taking second on the line. Australia, Ukraine and Korea have

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riders going through to the final. There is the confirmation.

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They will go through to the minor final.

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I know James is only 24 years of age, but she's had a couple of

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difficult years since winning back in Minsk in 2013. It is amazing to

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see her at this level of raising and to get through into this semi-final.

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It is a tough heat she's got, that is for sure. All of it, it is a

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steep upwards curve for her though. She doesn't really look like she's

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been away. Tactically, really good in the previous round to get into

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this semi. And there Anna Meares, highlighted

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as they came up to the line. The hurly burley of Keirin racing.

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Anna Meares, we have said it so many times, but what a rider she's been.

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She had a great rivalry with Victoria Pendleton over many, many

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years. An 11-time world champion. Won 25 medals in the World

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Championships over the years. This, I imagine will be the last time we

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see her racing in London. We keep saying it. She did take time out. It

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looked like she would retire for good. I think that gap, that space

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allowed her to assess whether she really wanted to do this. She

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decided she would come back with a different mind set. She can enjoy

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everything she does know is a bonus. That could be very liberating to go

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into racing with that open mind set. Now Becky James up against Guo from

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China. Who was the world champion in 2009. There is welcome di James, a

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double world champion in Minsk. Another Chinese rider in this race.

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The silver medallist in the individual sprint last year is in it

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as well. Lee, from Hong Kong, on this track

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in 2012. She crashed heavily in the first round. Hopefully she's OK and

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the big danger Vogel from Germany, a six-time world champion. I think

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people should be amazed there's not more crashing in this event. There

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is so much speed and a lot of riders in a very small space. It shows the

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skill that we don't see more incidents than we do.

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James is going to take that first position.

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She decided she wants to get into control first. It is like the two

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Chinese rider are apart. One has the red helmet on.

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A talented Dutch rider. Vogel in the white and black of

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Germany and Lee from Hong Kong bringing up the rear at the moment.

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Becky James had to get into this the hard way. What a broad grin on her

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face when she assured herself she would be continuing in the

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competition and an afternoon session will go into the evening one. We saw

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her interviewed at the start of the show tonight. She was really

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content, enjoying her racing. Just glad to be back at the moment. Just

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enjoying being on the bushd. The -- board. This is a rider we don't

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anticipate is at the top of her form. A rider who is working her way

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back. She will be disappointed about the team sprint result, of course.

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She probably would have got a slot there. If she had carried on with

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this level of progression. It is not open to her now. It is all in for

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this event and the individual sprint.

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So the pace gradually increasing. We will get the camera shots from

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the back. Becky James on the front. Right

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behind her is Schwenk. Lynn is in third place. Ligtlee fourth.

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Bringing up the rear, Christine Vogel. The motorbike will disappear

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in half a lap from now. Becky James is going to try and let one person

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around, so she has a wheel to gum up. It is a difficult one to

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control. At the moment, she's decided that she is going to take

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this one from the front. She keeps control, but she is swamped out.

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Still in good shape. Has she got the acceleration? Vogel at Alli and

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Ligtlee are fighting it out. Those two won gold and silver. Becky James

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boxed in on the inside at the moment. Jong funding goes in. Shueng

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going, but on the inside it is Christina Vogel. Becky James is

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fighting hard. And Becky James has qualified for the final! Vogel, Lee

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and Ligtlee gave it all. Christina Vogel really quick on the final lap,

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but Becky James, who looked as though she might have been boxed in,

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found a way through. She was riding to qualify. There was no intention

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to get off the wheel. She was monitoring what was going on around.

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She found herself with a quarter of a lap to go, boxed in. She did

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enough to qualify. That is what she did. You have to be in it to win it.

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Anything can happen having made it to the world final. Becky James was

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the world champion in this discipline in 2013. I wonder what

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chance he has tonight. I think a medal is definitely on the cards

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here. That was a courageous ride, at Welling over 60, it is per hour. She

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found herself space to ease through. She did not panic at all. The

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experience she has got in the bank. The champ in a few years ago, back

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in 2009, Christina Vogel in 2010. Safety through. She is joined in

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that race were gold. Becky James has qualified.

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And she will have just after half an hour to recover for that final,

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coming up at 7:45pm. Sarah Storey, that is a fantastic performance.

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Becky will be able to draw on all of her experience. She did not really

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hit the wind, and she just found the gap in the final three. It was the

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perfect way to qualify. It is going to be incredibly tactical. It is. It

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is hard to pick the winner. That was a tough semifinal. I thought that

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was going to be a final line-up. That was final standard. Becky to

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get through, I was not expecting that. She has done incredibly well

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with the lack of time she had coming back from injury. It is going to be

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a tough final to choose from, but Becky is in there with a shout. As

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Chris Boardman is mentioning in commentary, great to have Becky back

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but not in enough time to qualify for the Olympics. Kate and that

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Katie Marchand, we were criticised desperate critical of the elongated

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qualification process. A long story short, it was not just about the

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position yesterday, guarantee qualification for Rio. They had to

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get a number of points in conjunction with these points to get

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qualification. They were fifth, which is great, but they did not

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have enough points leading up to the games. They were emotional, they

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came off the track, but they said a few things which they will look back

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on and regret that they said. But there is frustration, and you want

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to shout and scream, and it is natural. But it is a pity for them.

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They are to come into form. This places the best they have had for a

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while. They do not want the frustration to seep into other areas

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of the team. Let's talk about the team pursuit. We were part of this

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team until the end of 2011. Historically, it isn't -- it is an

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extremely strong event for us. They have won six out of eight modem

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chips. But what happened this afternoon? This morning, in

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qualification, the team ended up in fear after all the teams had run.

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You write in your own qualification rides. Coming up into the final

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calamity, the team broke up, so we had to riders, Elinor Barker, and

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you can see that she had been gapped, and join arousal had been

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chance to browse that clap. So Eleanor will cross the line at a

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roundabout four minutes and 18 seconds, by the time the third rider

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came across it was four minutes 21. It was a tactical mess up? It is

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possible that the team started too hard. What they will do, they will

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go away, they will look at the pacing, they would look at where the

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energy was spread around the team. They will look at which part caused

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the breakdown. Those teams have been training together for a number of

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weeks and years, they know each other incredibly well. They will

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look at all the evidence and the details that right, and where Napoli

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work out where the problem is. They will fight for the bronze medal at

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best. After that qualification, Jill Douglas caught up with Ian Dyer.

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That was not the most polished performance. Bitterly disappointing

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for the girls. The girls are disappointed. There is no dressing

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it up. We win the races and we split up, but we were not at cohesive,

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tight enough unit. Why? I think we were a little bit boom and bust. We

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had some we collapse, and when you start on a cycle like that, it is

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hard to find consistency and keep the right solid and under control.

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The team pursuit is the one thing the British have always excelled at.

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The ways that we have trained, we have well oiled machine. What has

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broken? We had one of our strongest riders on the sidelines following

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injury. That puts us on the back foot a little bit. But that was a

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long-term situation, and the riders have tried very hard to work a way

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around that, and produced the best performance that we can. As I said,

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naturally, that is not the way that we wanted to turn out to date. I

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can't remember seeing as fractious a performance by British pursuit team

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in recent years. I would have to agree with that. The evidence is

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there for all to see. It is a disappointing result, and not what

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we were looking for. Our training performances were strong, and

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naturally, America has set a really good time early on, they set the

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tone of the race, and they knew where the race was at. That is what

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we were endeavouring to match. They have to get back on the bike now.

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Can they get a medal? Yes, they can hit the medals, still. The top two

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seeded teams out of heats one and two will go still to the ride off,

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but the other teams get right foot bronze. When you have to turn our

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thoughts to that, and we would do a little bit of number crunching and

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analysis tonight, and the performance support team can look at

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this -- personnel changes. We have to come out fighting, and show

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everyone what we are capable of and turn it around. Let's not forget

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that Laura is back in action in the scratch race tonight. There is still

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plenty going on there. But it would be really nice to turn this around

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and show everyone what we can do. As Ian says, Laura is back in action.

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She is part of this line-up. They will have to bounce back from

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disappointment. Sarah Storey, she is capable of doing that. Absolutely.

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She will have to do it in the Omni. There are six events, and all of

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those events -- not all of those events are going to go well. She has

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the expressed in her backpack. -- experience. It is a mass start. It

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is 40 laps of the track. Think limiters. How do you work that out

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in your head? You have a game plan in your head. Moves will happen.

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There will be breaks in the bunch. It could come together for a sprint

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at the end. Laura is lucky. She has different tactics and different

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strengths. She is not a one trick pony. I think she could win this. I

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think she will be determined to bounce back in the team pursuit. If

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she can beat up there in the top four or five with two laps to go, I

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would not bet against her. She is going to get a huge amount of

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support from this crowd. Let's join the commentary.

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COMMENTATOR: They are just rolling round to make sure everything at up

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and running. 40 laps, ten kilometres. Apart from Laura Trott,

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the defending champion from the Netherlands is here. The cheque

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writer, the former world champion. There she is. Just a few of the

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names in this 20 rider field here in the women's scratch race. No points

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to worry about. It is a straightforward first across the

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line event. Everyone is waiting for someone to throw the first met could

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-- metaphorical punch. I would agree with what Chris was saying just now

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that I think Laura will be looking for something hip tactically. She is

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one of the smartest riders I have ever seen, male or female. She

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really knows how to handle bike. It can work in a sprint or a breakaway.

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She will be smarting from the performance earlier today. She will

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want to do something about that. This is a great way to vent your

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frustrations. When Laura Trott is smarting, it is bad news for the

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opposition. I am really surprised. Six disciplines, and the Omni, she

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has a long -- in the Omni. She has a long weekend. The form was certainly

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there. There is the Belgian rider on the front. Laura Trott taking a

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little turn. The race yet to ignite and take to life. The Mexican rider

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in net, and Salazar in the green and white. There is our first tentative

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look at the front here. It looks at the Japanese rider. It is just

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opening a little gap here. It is a little bit slow motion at the

:26:49.:26:55.

moment. Three have fallen behind. Sierra from Cuba involved in a three

:26:56.:26:59.

rider chase of sorts down that back straight. The right move would be to

:27:00.:27:07.

swing off the shoulder, get in with this group and see if you can whip

:27:08.:27:12.

up the pace. They have about 50 metres at the moment. The main group

:27:13.:27:16.

not panicking. The pace is moving up. The Belarussian rider in there.

:27:17.:27:24.

Salazar from Mexico and the rider from Cuba, and Sierra, who has shown

:27:25.:27:35.

good form. It has suddenly got quite dangerous. They have got their act

:27:36.:27:39.

together. They have the best part of half a lap. The danger has been

:27:40.:27:46.

spotted, and they have half a lap. They have quite a bit of rope.

:27:47.:27:52.

Someone else will have to take up the work. Surely, the big hitters

:27:53.:27:56.

realise that they need to work together to close this gap. At 40

:27:57.:28:01.

lap race, it may sound like a lot, but it goes very quickly. They will

:28:02.:28:05.

run it fast, and you really feel every lap of it. A lot of damage.

:28:06.:28:11.

These four are committed. They are just about holding their own. It

:28:12.:28:16.

probably won't succeed, but it has to be taken seriously. We saw a good

:28:17.:28:23.

turn from the Spanish, and Kerstin Wield briefly on the front for

:28:24.:28:28.

Belgian. Laura Trott has briefly come up. She is happy to sit and

:28:29.:28:33.

watch this one play out. We have reached a point where the riders are

:28:34.:28:40.

no longer gaining ground. The Czech rider leading the chase. Road from

:28:41.:28:46.

Canada, the Italian rider as well. Laura Trott briefly on the front.

:28:47.:28:52.

They are losing five or ten metres a lap. As our camp -- camera pans

:28:53.:28:58.

around, this is not the danger. I would swing up, and every time they

:28:59.:29:02.

hesitate and look around, they will snatch back another five or ten

:29:03.:29:05.

metres. They have a little bit of room to manoeuvre, but they do not

:29:06.:29:09.

have the firepower in a group of four to drive this advantage home.

:29:10.:29:16.

The time numbered. Riding on the front of the chase group, Laura

:29:17.:29:23.

Trott. Salazar of Mexico, Sierra from Cuba bringing up the rear of

:29:24.:29:28.

the quartet. Riding on the front, the rider from Japan. The other one

:29:29.:29:36.

in that group is from Belarus. She won the scratch race in Hong Kong in

:29:37.:29:43.

a World Cup meeting. It is an interesting dynamic of the race.

:29:44.:29:47.

While this race is out there, there is no incentive to attack. The race

:29:48.:29:54.

is held around the bottom. Anyone who was to attack has to go right

:29:55.:30:01.

around the outside. They have gained another ten metres, so they are

:30:02.:30:07.

nearly halfway through this race. The Belgian rider is just starting

:30:08.:30:11.

to turn the screw a little bit. Stefanie Rhoda trying to get on the

:30:12.:30:16.

wheel. Laura Trott is there, too. Those three are closing the gap. So

:30:17.:30:21.

much so that they are almost on them already. Now, with 22 laps to go,

:30:22.:30:26.

Laura Trott is very much involved at the front end of this race. Are they

:30:27.:30:30.

going to keep it going? They have charged across. They have

:30:31.:30:35.

neutralised it in a matter of a lap. That is the supply. They have

:30:36.:30:39.

decided that they are not going to burst ahead. There are a lot of

:30:40.:30:43.

people creating bridges to come together, but there will be some

:30:44.:30:47.

fatigue. It is a great opportunity for someone to make a counter move

:30:48.:30:49.

as Keeping an eye on Machacova from the

:30:50.:30:58.

Czech Republic. She cannot help herself. She's an animator. Every

:30:59.:31:04.

time she races she'll have a go. She will attack at some point and the

:31:05.:31:12.

Spanish rider was on her heel. D'Hoore from Belgium is strong. She

:31:13.:31:18.

won five national titles last year in the National Championships in

:31:19.:31:21.

Belgium. She's been an excellent rider on the road as well. A couple

:31:22.:31:24.

of World Cup wins last year. Good tacticians as well. They will

:31:25.:31:38.

be watching things carefully. Laura Trott was hovering at the front. She

:31:39.:31:43.

would like to sneak into a move, if she could. I think we have seen from

:31:44.:31:48.

the way she's moving around this group that she's up for a win here.

:31:49.:31:52.

She's not in it just to ride around. She really wants to see if she can

:31:53.:31:54.

take a world title here. The Slovak national track champion,

:31:55.:32:08.

from the rear of the American bide of Geist. There's a move

:32:09.:32:21.

on the inside from Boylan. They will be happy to let it go a little bit.

:32:22.:32:28.

The pace is consistently high. Very hard for an individual rider to stay

:32:29.:32:33.

away. She needs some company inside the next minute or so. Just 15 laps

:32:34.:32:38.

as she comes around this time to go. It is not long now and they will

:32:39.:32:41.

start to hesitate in about five to ten laps from now. It is when they

:32:42.:32:44.

will start to hesitate and wait for the sprint. Boylan is stinging them

:32:45.:32:55.

out here. We saw her compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She's

:32:56.:33:00.

a gap about two-thirds the length of the finishing straight, with Laura

:33:01.:33:06.

Trott leading the chase. Looking over her shoulder and Confalonieri

:33:07.:33:13.

is there. These are the wildcard moves you

:33:14.:33:17.

have to watch out for. It is a very unthreatening one individual that

:33:18.:33:20.

you think, oh they will not make it on their own, we don't have to chase

:33:21.:33:25.

too hard. They look around at each other and nobody can do anything

:33:26.:33:30.

about it. It looks like she may get company now.

:33:31.:33:41.

The Cuban having another go. She was in the early break away.

:33:42.:33:45.

There's Machacova, who is second on the track at the moment. Boylan is

:33:46.:33:51.

tying up a little bit. She will be overtaken shortly.

:33:52.:33:56.

Machacova from the Czech Republic and Sierra, from Cuba now leading

:33:57.:34:01.

the way. They overtake Boylan from Ireland. There are quality riders

:34:02.:34:07.

there. Boylan, she's not got the leg. The danger has been spotted

:34:08.:34:12.

from behind. The attacking from Geist from the United States. Laura

:34:13.:34:16.

Trott is right on her wheel. Trying to get on the wheel of Laura

:34:17.:34:23.

Trott and has done so. The Spainish rider keeping an eye on

:34:24.:34:27.

Laura Trott. She knows that Trott's wheel is a good one to follow. We

:34:28.:34:33.

have Machacova, Sierra and Becka. They are making a big mistake here.

:34:34.:34:37.

There are nine laps. They have half a lap to lead. It has started about

:34:38.:34:43.

the sprint. They know if I do the chasing down I have nothing for the

:34:44.:34:47.

sprint. They start to bluff and these three are pulling away. This

:34:48.:34:50.

is where the medals can come from. If they don't react very, very

:34:51.:34:55.

quickly. This race is starting to break up now as the Russian as well

:34:56.:34:59.

tries to bridge the gap. She's got some company over on the far side.

:35:00.:35:11.

And the company is from the rider from Hong Kong. The rider from Bella

:35:12.:35:15.

rush is a is trying to get back into it as well.

:35:16.:35:19.

Laura Trott has found herself on the back foot and has got down to the

:35:20.:35:23.

chase now. No-one wants to work, with six laps to go, I think this

:35:24.:35:27.

move has gone for good now. It is not coming back. I think she's found

:35:28.:35:32.

herself pinned down and that gap is not closeable, in my opinion.

:35:33.:35:37.

So Machacova, up at the front of the race.

:35:38.:35:39.

Sierra in there as well. They have been joined by the rider from

:35:40.:35:47.

Russia. And also the rider from hang Congress. There is a small

:35:48.:35:52.

opportunity arisen here. They started to back off and think about

:35:53.:35:56.

the sprint a bit early at the front. They are rolling through. With four

:35:57.:36:02.

laps to go, Laura Trott has given up thinking about somebody giving her a

:36:03.:36:06.

hand. She's got them in her sights. Win or lose she'll close it down on

:36:07.:36:10.

her own, I think. What a last four laps we'll have. For this world's

:36:11.:36:14.

world scratch race title. Sierra of due ba... They will get

:36:15.:36:29.

caught. I think the winner is likely to come from that grouping. They

:36:30.:36:32.

have charged behind. They have to close the gap.

:36:33.:36:39.

The Canadian leads the charge. They close the gap up with every... Laura

:36:40.:36:45.

Trott is being drawn into the race as well. How much has this effort

:36:46.:36:52.

taken from her? She has her right on her wheel. Now Laura Trott is back

:36:53.:36:57.

in the first half doz in the track. The Russian rider takes the bell.

:36:58.:37:04.

Laura Trott is in the hunt for a goal here. Here comes Laura Trott.

:37:05.:37:09.

On the outside... The stadium gets to its feet. It is Laura Trott

:37:10.:37:14.

against... It is gold for Laura Trott and for Great Britain. She

:37:15.:37:17.

showed her face at the front as they came into the finishing straight. It

:37:18.:37:22.

was perfect timing. It was the perfect lift for Great Britain in

:37:23.:37:26.

these championships. Laura Trott is a champion of the world for the

:37:27.:37:31.

sixth time, in her career. Well, that was a remarkable ride. I

:37:32.:37:35.

would not have believed that with five laps to go that she could turn

:37:36.:37:40.

that around. She did so much chasing and just took a breather and took

:37:41.:37:44.

the opportunity to follow the wheels and wait and wait and wait. We said

:37:45.:37:49.

at the start she's a fantastic tactical rider, well that was

:37:50.:37:53.

incredible self-belief. I can not believe she pulled that out of the

:37:54.:37:57.

bag after being so far down. A delight for the British team to get

:37:58.:38:02.

a gold medal. She is a winner! A winner in every sense of the word

:38:03.:38:06.

and Laura Trott would not be denied there. She was not in a great

:38:07.:38:10.

position at all, with six laps to go. She did a lot of the chasing to

:38:11.:38:16.

close that gap. She kept on going. Now the others knew her wheel was

:38:17.:38:20.

the one to follow but they could not get past her. It was an incredible

:38:21.:38:24.

one to watch. That was... I don't know how you hold your nerve when

:38:25.:38:28.

you see the laps are ticking away, less that a minute's racing

:38:29.:38:31.

remaining and waiting and waiting and you could see with half a lap to

:38:32.:38:34.

go she'd got herself into the position to win. But before that, it

:38:35.:38:39.

just looked impossible. What a race! What a finish! That was track racing

:38:40.:38:44.

at its thrilling best and Laura Trott can now begin to celebrate

:38:45.:38:51.

again. A day which started so badly with that disastrous ride for the

:38:52.:38:56.

British quartet in the British team pursuit and now celebrations with

:38:57.:38:59.

mum and dad at the side of the track as Laura Trott celebrates being the

:39:00.:39:04.

world champion again - the world scratch race champion.

:39:05.:39:09.

The defending champion settles for silver for the Netherlands and the

:39:10.:39:14.

rider from Canada takes bronze. What a smile! What a performance

:39:15.:39:24.

from Laura Trott. Sixth gold. What a way to win.

:39:25.:39:30.

How tough a race was that? As tough as she could have made it. I was

:39:31.:39:33.

nervous watching it. I don't know what she was like. She was so cool.

:39:34.:39:39.

She did not panic. Her legs would have been screaming there. She

:39:40.:39:44.

chased that break away down in the closing laps and held on with a

:39:45.:39:48.

sprint. It was phenomenal. She was surrounded by riders who looked

:39:49.:39:52.

twice her size. Everybody was watching Laura. Every time there was

:39:53.:39:56.

a break people were looking to see where Laura was. She had to win that

:39:57.:40:01.

race the really hard way because no-one wanted to expend any energy

:40:02.:40:06.

that was going to benefit her. She expended the energy and it did not

:40:07.:40:11.

benefit them. It feels like, in the blink of an eye, momentum has

:40:12.:40:15.

switched from saying, oh, no what is happening to the women's side of

:40:16.:40:19.

British cycling? She has got a medal. This could be a great night.

:40:20.:40:25.

A mark of a great champion to turn around a disappointing defeat like

:40:26.:40:29.

the team pursuit this morning and she's got the crowd in the palm of

:40:30.:40:34.

her hand. It was amazing. It lit the crowd up today. The first one I have

:40:35.:40:38.

got right all week as well. We want to hear from Laura Trott. She is

:40:39.:40:40.

there now with Jill Douglas. Congratulations and welcome home.

:40:41.:40:49.

Thanks. I am so happy. Honestly, when I was in the race I was not

:40:50.:40:54.

feeling all that good. I thought I would not chase people back to the

:40:55.:40:58.

group. I dug in and I thought I will let everybody work. When the

:40:59.:41:02.

Canadian went, I thought that is it I will have to chase. It worked out

:41:03.:41:06.

perfectly for me. When I started to go over, I was like, oh, this is

:41:07.:41:13.

early. It worked. I am so happy. It looked like nobody was willing to

:41:14.:41:16.

work with you? I knew that would happen. In a lot of the races, at

:41:17.:41:20.

the World Cups, it has happened to me. I was not the world champion. I

:41:21.:41:26.

got on with it and raced my own race. You had to do it the hard way

:41:27.:41:30.

as Sarah was saying. Obviously, I came from the back. There was a lot

:41:31.:41:34.

of people away. They were not working together, so I didn't kind

:41:35.:41:37.

of know it would come back. When it came back, like I say, I had the

:41:38.:41:45.

perfect leadout from Stephanie. Your sixth rainbow jersey, how is it? It

:41:46.:41:49.

is amazing. I love to be at this track. We won here in front of all

:41:50.:41:55.

my friends and family. I am happy. Busy work the omnium coming up and

:41:56.:42:00.

that team pursuit - what is the mood among the girls? Disappointing and

:42:01.:42:05.

did not go to plan. Unless you race this thing on the edge you don't

:42:06.:42:10.

know your limit. I would say I was disappointed it did break. The girls

:42:11.:42:13.

rode incredibly and we gave it all we could. We will come out tomorrow

:42:14.:42:18.

and try and get that gold medal. Fantastic! Thank you. What a year it

:42:19.:42:25.

could be for Laura Trott. She could become the first British woman ever

:42:26.:42:29.

to win three Olympic gold medals. Two laps out and she had to go for

:42:30.:42:31.

it and go early. She did. The gap was closing. The

:42:32.:42:40.

measure of them it was down to whether Weld would have the power at

:42:41.:42:43.

the end. She was hanging on to Laura's wheel. And being so much

:42:44.:42:49.

bigger she's generating a lot of power, how is Laura so effective. It

:42:50.:42:53.

seems you can be any size and it works. Power comes into it a little

:42:54.:42:58.

bit. She has incredible power for her size. She has an incredible

:42:59.:43:05.

acceleration. This is you two getting excited. I got on my feet

:43:06.:43:12.

there. Wow! It was thrilling to watch. It did not look on until the

:43:13.:43:20.

last lap. It is nerve-wraking watching it, I didn't realise how

:43:21.:43:24.

nervous until being on this side of the fence. You know what the

:43:25.:43:29.

build-up is like, to you what it is like to race in front of a home

:43:30.:43:34.

crowd - what difference does it make? A huge difference. Every

:43:35.:43:41.

athlete talked about it during the London games. It gives you that

:43:42.:43:46.

special feeling and as long as you don't let it give you too much

:43:47.:43:49.

pressure, it is a definite advantage. We turn our attention to

:43:50.:43:54.

the final of the Keirin and Becky James in this, having qualified and

:43:55.:44:00.

got through a tiny gap. It is tactical again as we saw in that

:44:01.:44:04.

race, but it is about speed. It is both. You have to have the right

:44:05.:44:08.

tactical knowledge and skill. Look at this gap. She did not panic.

:44:09.:44:15.

Luckily, not luckily, a good judgment, she sat there, did not

:44:16.:44:19.

panic. Had the shorter route and had shelter. All she had to do was get

:44:20.:44:22.

top three. She did not have to win the race, she knew that. That was a

:44:23.:44:28.

fantastic ride. Were the scratch you said I think Laura Trott -- before

:44:29.:44:31.

the scratch you said I think Laura Trott can win. It is the first one I

:44:32.:44:37.

have got right. The first one you have predicted - 100%. What would

:44:38.:44:41.

you say about Becky James in this Keirin? I don't expect her to win.

:44:42.:44:45.

She would not expect to win. She will go with a game plan. She's had

:44:46.:44:50.

an injury, a long time off the bike. Anything is a bonus now. Fifth place

:44:51.:44:54.

would be a great result for her, sixth place would be a great result

:44:55.:44:59.

for her. Without any pressure or expectation she could shine here. If

:45:00.:45:04.

she rides smart, she'll be up there with a medal. Would she have sat

:45:05.:45:08.

down there in her own bubble? Would she have been aware of what Laura

:45:09.:45:10.

Trott was doing? you have to be to perform in an

:45:11.:45:22.

empty room. The roar of the crowd will be the energy. She has to find

:45:23.:45:26.

those extra gaps again and maybe get a medal. It is a funny race, the

:45:27.:45:30.

keirin. It means from the Japanese word meaning fight. The man with a

:45:31.:45:36.

beret on the bike outfront. Make it is unusual! People get a little bit

:45:37.:45:42.

confused. What are the rules? How does it work? It is like a pace car

:45:43.:45:47.

in motorsport. As soon as the kite in the bike gets out of the way,

:45:48.:45:50.

that is when the race starts for real. He ramped up the speed.

:45:51.:45:59.

Incrementally and consistently? The derny, you can hear the note of the

:46:00.:46:03.

engine is changing as it gets higher. It gives you the adrenaline

:46:04.:46:11.

rush when you hear it. He toes the a certain speed, he gets out of the

:46:12.:46:15.

way, and then it starts. First, we will have the minor final. I'm

:46:16.:46:23.

getting my head around this! Let's rejoin our commentators.

:46:24.:46:27.

COMMENTATOR: There is Kylie McCulloch from Australia. The world

:46:28.:46:38.

sprint champion. Stefanie Morton, gold medallist in the Paralympics

:46:39.:46:50.

four years ago. Lee for Hong Kong. Berlin of China on the outside. --

:46:51.:47:03.

Lin. Here comes the derny. On the far side of that track at the

:47:04.:47:07.

moment. Slowly making its way around the banking. Then the -- when the

:47:08.:47:14.

derny goes past, the race will begin. The minor placings final. It

:47:15.:47:21.

will be 30-45 kilometres per hour for the women.

:47:22.:47:25.

As we saw in the first of the semifinals, the Australian riders

:47:26.:47:32.

going straight to the front. Will they right tactically at all? With

:47:33.:47:36.

they just go for it? I know that medals aren't at stake. That is a

:47:37.:47:42.

good poor -- good point. They will write for themselves and see what

:47:43.:47:46.

can be done. They will try not to hinder each other, but they will

:47:47.:47:52.

probably just right the race and see what can be done here. Quality field

:47:53.:48:00.

for a minor final. Absolutely. Bringing up the rear is the French

:48:01.:48:12.

rider the European bronze medallist, Cueff. She did not have the legs

:48:13.:48:19.

with two laps remaining in the final. Kylie McCulloch leading the

:48:20.:48:25.

way. Stefanie Morton right behind her. The Dutch rider third. Lin from

:48:26.:48:38.

China forth. Lee, good to see her competing. She had a heavy fall in

:48:39.:48:42.

the first round. She was brought off her bike through no full of her own

:48:43.:48:47.

when the Russian rider collided with her. A lot of the time, the track

:48:48.:48:55.

shakes of the speed and slows thingss down. They do take a tumble,

:48:56.:49:04.

then they get back up. You can see the bike getting a little bit faster

:49:05.:49:12.

with every passing lap. They only have a few seconds left to shelter

:49:13.:49:19.

behind it. That is why they are looking backwards. Half a lap to go

:49:20.:49:22.

until the derny is out of the way. Then they write as they wish. It is

:49:23.:49:30.

a long way to lead it out, 2.5 laps. Morton in second place. I thought

:49:31.:49:35.

Pinkney might have made more of a challenge. The slow pace is playing

:49:36.:49:41.

into the hands of the Australians. The visit on the front. Cueff has

:49:42.:49:50.

been boxed in. Lin from China goes out, and opens up a little bit of

:49:51.:49:55.

daylight. Right on her wheel is Stefanie Morton. McCulloch is in

:49:56.:49:58.

third place. Then there is little bit of a gap to Lee. Lin and Morton,

:49:59.:50:06.

and Morton has got the pace to overtake her, and Stefanie Morton

:50:07.:50:12.

wins the minor final. Stefanie Morton, the Australian, two-time

:50:13.:50:21.

commonwealth games champion, the champion of OCR near. She won the

:50:22.:50:31.

Hong Kong round earlier in the year, but she has won the final, and she

:50:32.:50:35.

was the clear winner of that. Not really under too much pressure. Here

:50:36.:50:40.

it is once again. She rode it beautifully. She got a fantastic

:50:41.:50:45.

lead out. That is exactly what she wanted. Riders will often try to put

:50:46.:50:49.

one person in front of them, so they can get some sleep scored --

:50:50.:50:52.

slipstream, but remain in control. That is what she needed. And

:50:53.:51:02.

Stefanie Morton over the line -- line in first place. Just getting

:51:03.:51:06.

ready for the final itself. No doubt, they will be disappointed not

:51:07.:51:09.

to be in the final. What a line-up we have for you, as we get

:51:10.:51:17.

confirmation of the results. Morton and McCulloch bringing the field

:51:18.:51:18.

home. Lin from China in third place. Here is the hurly-burly of the

:51:19.:51:36.

women's keirin when the race is really on. It looks a lot faster

:51:37.:51:42.

when you are right in the middle of it. Interesting to see what form the

:51:43.:51:50.

Dutch rider is in when it comes to the sprints later in the week. She

:51:51.:51:54.

got to the final and ended up with a silver medal last year. The women's

:51:55.:52:02.

competition is a real strength in depth. A real endurance discipline.

:52:03.:52:08.

They have closed it up. A bit nerve wracking for the Brits. The

:52:09.:52:23.

defending Champlin, Anna Meares. Shuang from China in the bread.

:52:24.:52:30.

Twice Olympic Games silver medallist, including in the keirin.

:52:31.:52:36.

Beaten by Victoria Pendleton. There is Anna Meares. And Christine Vogel,

:52:37.:52:43.

the current and defending world sprint champion. Basova from

:52:44.:52:52.

Ukraine, a two-time national champion, and Jin from Korea. She

:52:53.:53:03.

was third in New Zealand. She potentially could be a factor in

:53:04.:53:07.

this. She is not a big-name compared the others. I think Vogel is the one

:53:08.:53:16.

on form. Very strong. Massive experience, Anna Meares. Nothing to

:53:17.:53:21.

lose. Becky James, she has nothing to prove. Just getting here was a

:53:22.:53:25.

big success. Whatever happens to Becky James in this final, her

:53:26.:53:29.

return to world championship level rating has been a success by making

:53:30.:53:35.

it through to this final. Shuang from China takes the wheel of the

:53:36.:53:41.

derny. Becky James in second place. Good position to have. She has tried

:53:42.:53:46.

to be assertive in all of the races she has been involved in. As soon as

:53:47.:53:49.

that bike is preparing to disappear, she has been up towards the front,

:53:50.:53:54.

keeping her wits about her. She is trying to make sure she is not

:53:55.:54:00.

jumped from behind. By any of the other riders with the searing change

:54:01.:54:08.

of pace. Courageous ride in the semifinal. Really held her nerve,

:54:09.:54:12.

stayed around, knowing that she did not have to win it. She got in the

:54:13.:54:16.

top three, and she waited for everyone else to tire out. She

:54:17.:54:21.

nipped into a gap. She got third position, and real experience there.

:54:22.:54:27.

Anna Meares just loitering at the back of the field. Shuang at the

:54:28.:54:33.

front. Becky James in second. Lee of Korea in third. Fourth is Vogel from

:54:34.:54:38.

Germany. Then it is Basova of Ukraine, and Anna Meares in the

:54:39.:54:44.

green comet at the back. Two and a half laps until the derny pulls out.

:54:45.:54:50.

Anna Meares will want to move from that back position. I think she will

:54:51.:54:56.

do that in the next lap or so. They are starting to jockey for position.

:54:57.:55:01.

Anna Meares, the world keirin champion last year and also in 2011

:55:02.:55:08.

and 2012. Just over a lap to go now before the race begins. Tension

:55:09.:55:15.

build with every lap. This is the calm before the storm in the women's

:55:16.:55:21.

keirin final. She is glued to the back of that motorbike. Starting to

:55:22.:55:26.

think tactically. Becky James in a beautiful position, but she is going

:55:27.:55:30.

to have to defend it. She is boxed in at the moment. Two and a half

:55:31.:55:38.

laps to go. Writing at the front in pole position is Christina Vogel.

:55:39.:55:43.

Anna Meares has been assertive. Lee of career is on the shoulder of me

:55:44.:55:49.

Anna Meares. Becky James bringing up the rear with work to go. They will

:55:50.:55:56.

take the belt with a lap to go. Lee from Korea in second place. Gail

:55:57.:56:01.

Schwenk -- ten won there. Anna Meares in the middle of the track.

:56:02.:56:05.

But still it is Christina Vogel leading from the front, and try to

:56:06.:56:09.

stay in the front. Becky James is getting through to get a medal!

:56:10.:56:14.

Christina Vogel takes the gold were -- ahead of Anna Meares, and it is a

:56:15.:56:18.

bronze medal for Becky James of Great Britain, I am sure. She is

:56:19.:56:22.

going to be pleased with that. She knew that a medal was watching was

:56:23.:56:27.

after. She did not try to overplay her hand, and she could keep

:56:28.:56:31.

desperate she used the expense of Anna Meares who got in a good

:56:32.:56:38.

position, but Vogel had the legs. Becky James capitalised on that, did

:56:39.:56:42.

not panic, and when front second position to last, and then just

:56:43.:56:47.

thread threaded a way through. I think that is bonus medal for Becky

:56:48.:56:56.

James. She has been out for a couple of years. She has come through a

:56:57.:57:04.

series of races, and Vogel is in fantastic form as we can seat. She

:57:05.:57:07.

knew that Anna Meares was on the wheel. She could see people coming

:57:08.:57:11.

round the outside, but she knew that Anna Meares would not let them cut

:57:12.:57:15.

in, say she stayed there, did not panic, and the others dropped away.

:57:16.:57:18.

That is what they did, and she did not overplay her hand. She knew that

:57:19.:57:22.

a medal would be fantastic, and that is enough for me. He played it

:57:23.:57:34.

beautifully. You could sense from a long way out but Christina Vogel was

:57:35.:57:37.

going to take that gold medal. Excellent result for her. Christina

:57:38.:57:39.

Vogel is a seven time world champion. Anna Meares has a silver.

:57:40.:57:43.

It is a 26th world Challenger medal. An excellent bronze for Becky James

:57:44.:57:47.

of Great Britain, and there we see Vogel leading from the front, and it

:57:48.:57:52.

did not look like that was under serious threat. From yesterday, she

:57:53.:57:57.

looked like she was going to take that one. Very powerful at the

:57:58.:58:01.

moment. Really good to see. A deserved win.

:58:02.:58:02.

moment. Really good to see. A Meares is going to be unhappy. Gold

:58:03.:58:08.

for Germany. Christina Vogel can add that to her collection. She has

:58:09.:58:14.

already taken a bronze in the team spent on day one.

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STUDIO: What a shot. I love the shots from the middle of the race.

:58:18.:58:25.

There is Becky on the middle. Some good a performance that was from an

:58:26.:58:28.

athlete returning from illness and injury? That was a gold medal

:58:29.:58:32.

winning performance from Becky, that is the best she could have hoped

:58:33.:58:35.

for. She did not have the form to take on the race from the front. She

:58:36.:58:40.

knew that she had to follow the fastest rider. She hung in there and

:58:41.:58:43.

she defended well, and she did not panic. I think that is way beyond

:58:44.:58:48.

what she was expecting and what the team was expecting. A matter of

:58:49.:58:51.

weeks ago, she was still getting back on a bike for the first time in

:58:52.:58:55.

months. There was a moment where she might be boxed in, and they did not

:58:56.:58:59.

seem a route through here. I think she is giving herself some space to

:59:00.:59:03.

assess the situation. Then she found Anna Meares' wheel. She just rode

:59:04.:59:08.

into the gap, and allowed Anna to take on, and another is another gap

:59:09.:59:11.

to get round Vogel, and Becky moved into that. The key thing here is

:59:12.:59:17.

that if the person on the front is not driving it, and not going as

:59:18.:59:23.

fast, then Becky can be boxed in. But when it is that kind of pace, it

:59:24.:59:29.

stretches it out, and she can follow through on the shortest line. She

:59:30.:59:34.

did not have to do anything else. So your thoughts are, how fast can I

:59:35.:59:39.

go, how fast are they going, but who am I following? This is the media --

:59:40.:59:43.

reaction in the British camp. Everyone is delighted. She is so

:59:44.:59:48.

popular in the camp, and everyone thought, whenever she -- everyone

:59:49.:59:52.

gets frustrated when she is injured. Becky was disappointed not to make

:59:53.:59:55.

the team in London, and then to bounce back after being such an

:59:56.:00:01.

amazing world champion in 2013, that is as significant as bright as those

:00:02.:00:06.

performance into -- performances in 2013. Important she has a clean five

:00:07.:00:11.

months and get her back -- crack at the Olympics in Rio.

:00:12.:00:17.

She is not at the top of her game, which is what everyone else needs to

:00:18.:00:22.

worry about. She is the rider that can continue to improve. For Rio,

:00:23.:00:28.

Becky will be right on top form again. A bronze medal for Becky

:00:29.:00:33.

James, a golf Laura Trott, still with the men's team pursuit to come,

:00:34.:00:38.

and Ed Clancy returning from a back operation is going to be in that

:00:39.:00:42.

team with Bradley Wiggins. He's in there because they believe he can do

:00:43.:00:46.

the job. I firmly believe that the quicker he went in the second round

:00:47.:00:51.

this afternoon, I think they can do it, I really do. If they can beat

:00:52.:01:00.

them, then that bodes well for Rio. Ed Clancy is that purpose that lead

:01:01.:01:05.

man, out of the blocks. People think, it is the team pursuit,

:01:06.:01:09.

everybody has a front row within the team. For the first lap, the first

:01:10.:01:14.

person has the toughest role because they need a bigger effort at the

:01:15.:01:17.

start and recover once the team is fully up to pace. What would you

:01:18.:01:22.

say, Sarah, the way that it is feeling tonight, how much would that

:01:23.:01:26.

feed through to the men's team? They will be buzzing to see their

:01:27.:01:30.

success. It has turned back in our favour now and Great Britain will be

:01:31.:01:33.

gunning for it. It is the Australians on the other side of the

:01:34.:01:37.

track. That means a little bit more. There's lots of banter. For the rest

:01:38.:01:42.

of the road season some of these boys will race each other on the

:01:43.:01:46.

road. This is the one that they all want to win. This is the blue ribbon

:01:47.:01:51.

event for endurance riding. Very shortly we will have the medal

:01:52.:01:56.

ceremony for the Scratch Race and four Laura Trott. And we will get

:01:57.:02:00.

the first chance at these jabbing chips to hear the national anthem.

:02:01.:02:04.

You can sense the sensibility in the stadium not just with the crowd but

:02:05.:02:08.

with the riders themselves. Once you have broken that Buck and got the

:02:09.:02:11.

first gold medal it makes a huge difference to morale. -- that Buck.

:02:12.:02:22.

As the medallists make their way onto the podium let's rejoin Simon

:02:23.:02:27.

Brotherton for this very special medals ceremony. Thank you, Claire.

:02:28.:02:32.

Laura Trott in a familiar position in front of the podium with riders

:02:33.:02:39.

on either side of her. Still trying to work out how she won that race.

:02:40.:02:44.

She looked out of it. She is way down, she has won it. She basically

:02:45.:02:49.

said to everybody else, I am not going to do everything, during the

:02:50.:02:54.

race. That is a real feel for the race, something I certainly never

:02:55.:02:58.

had, but she could see, she calculated. I am the defending

:02:59.:03:03.

champion. Someone has got to bluff here. I have got a good hand. Off

:03:04.:03:08.

you go, you will lose the race. Everyone else cracked. She did her

:03:09.:03:13.

bid to participate. She really control that race, whether she

:03:14.:03:21.

thinks she did, or not. The current Pan-American Points Race champion,

:03:22.:03:34.

from Canada. She is in third place. And reflecting on a title that is no

:03:35.:03:40.

longer hers, but she has another medal for the collection. The gold

:03:41.:03:45.

medal in this event a year ago. She has a couple of bronze medals in the

:03:46.:03:49.

Omnium over the years on the track, a very accomplished road rider. And

:03:50.:04:00.

now, for the first time, the crowd can cheer for a British world

:04:01.:04:02.

champion at these championships. She must wish that she could raise

:04:03.:04:18.

here every time. Double Olympic champion on this track. And now a

:04:19.:04:28.

World Championship jersey won year, too. It is the sixth time she has

:04:29.:04:32.

told on the rainbow jersey and she is only 23 years of age. I am

:04:33.:04:37.

looking forward to the elimination race in the Omnium. It really is

:04:38.:04:40.

something to watch and navigate through that marauding bunch. Every

:04:41.:04:45.

other lap someone is eliminated. This means she has already got a

:04:46.:04:49.

world title in the bag which lists not only the team, but she has got

:04:50.:04:55.

nothing else to prove. She will come out of this a world champion. She

:04:56.:05:00.

could get a double gold-medal here. The team certainly needed a lift

:05:01.:05:04.

after the opening day and a half, and also the crowd inside the

:05:05.:05:13.

velodrome. The flowers still to be presented before we hear the

:05:14.:05:16.

national anthem. You mentioned the neon. We will look forward to that.

:05:17.:05:22.

As she won that world title in 2012. She has finished second for the last

:05:23.:05:26.

three years in that event. Very, very consistent performer. Every

:05:27.:05:31.

programme for, riding the team pursuit and this scratch race, and

:05:32.:05:36.

the Omnium, so that is an awful lot of racing she has got over a few

:05:37.:05:47.

days. Ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of Great Britain.

:05:48.:06:03.

CHEERING Down in the dumps this afternoon and

:06:04.:06:38.

back on top of the world a few hours later. That is the mark of a true

:06:39.:06:42.

champion, and we're looking at one right there. The world champion in

:06:43.:06:53.

the women Scratch Race, Laura Trott. -- women's Scratch Race. What a

:06:54.:06:57.

race, what a ride, what a performance, fantastic stuff on a

:06:58.:07:00.

very exciting evening for British Cycling. Let's hear from Becky James

:07:01.:07:06.

after her bronze medal in the women's Keirin. I do not think there

:07:07.:07:11.

will be a more popular medal in the British camp and in this velodrome

:07:12.:07:14.

than that. How special did that feel? I cannot believe it, cannot

:07:15.:07:20.

get my head round it. Bronze medal. To have a bronze after what I have

:07:21.:07:24.

been through in the last few years, and at home in London with all the

:07:25.:07:30.

support here, is just incredible. Just some great riding as well,

:07:31.:07:35.

fantastic Keirin racing. From the repechage into that semifinal and

:07:36.:07:38.

then into the final, what a great runner races. I like to do it the

:07:39.:07:44.

hard way. To do a bit of extra racing. I have not ridden the Keirin

:07:45.:07:51.

says the nationals in September. I have been doing a bit of Keirin

:07:52.:07:54.

training, and it has really worked, just to get myself in the top six,

:07:55.:07:59.

each step I made today was a complete bonus. When I got through

:08:00.:08:02.

the repechage, I was so overwhelmed I could not believe it. And then

:08:03.:08:07.

into the final. It just doesn't feel real. I am over the moon and back. I

:08:08.:08:13.

think you pick the right wheel to sit on, Anna Meares made some space

:08:14.:08:17.

for you. That was critical. It was really good. It was weird because

:08:18.:08:21.

that is what it was in the worlds, 2014. I had this weird premonition

:08:22.:08:28.

that it would be Kristina Vogel, Anna Meares and me. We will last you

:08:29.:08:33.

the lottery numbers. I cannot tell you that! Are you feeling good?

:08:34.:08:38.

Really good. It has been a really tough road. The World Cup was tough

:08:39.:08:45.

for me. I was knocked out in the first round, which was so

:08:46.:08:48.

frustrating. But to be back doing the Keirin, the one event that I

:08:49.:08:54.

really love, I have been working so hard, I have just seen improvements,

:08:55.:09:01.

week in, week out. And the Rio -- the dream of Rio still very much

:09:02.:09:05.

alive. Yes, I am over them moon getting top three here. I am hoping,

:09:06.:09:10.

I am back in the team now, I'm giving myself more opportunities.

:09:11.:09:18.

Thank you so much. Thank you. I right in saying that Rio would be

:09:19.:09:22.

her first Olympics? One of the things she said that I love, you

:09:23.:09:26.

must have felt this about the Keirin, you have to love it to be

:09:27.:09:31.

good at it. Before I rode it, I would watch the Keirin with

:09:32.:09:34.

amazement. The whole crowd get into it. Anything can happen at any time.

:09:35.:09:42.

To do well in it, it is such a buzz. Becky is 23, Laura Trott is 24, so

:09:43.:09:46.

they are argued the coming into their peak. It is amazing what Laura

:09:47.:09:51.

Trott has already achieved. I remember her first event when she

:09:52.:09:55.

came from a junior world champion in Delhi at the Commonwealth Games.

:09:56.:10:01.

Just to see what she has done and have been a team-mate of hers, she

:10:02.:10:05.

just keeps going from strength to strength. And she has got more years

:10:06.:10:10.

to come. Because female endurance athletes generally get better as

:10:11.:10:14.

they get older, so this is not the end of it. Let us discuss Sir

:10:15.:10:20.

Bradley Wiggins, who has won six gold medals at track World

:10:21.:10:23.

Championships, four British gold medals, the first British man to win

:10:24.:10:27.

the Tour de France. He does not sit back and rest, he says, do you know

:10:28.:10:32.

what? I would like to try another challenge, to go to another

:10:33.:10:35.

Olympics, the eclipse is maniere with his wrecker of gold medals, so

:10:36.:10:41.

I will come back to the track, so badly thought. In this team pursuit,

:10:42.:10:45.

he needs lots of help from his friends. Jill Douglas has been

:10:46.:10:49.

inside the camp. She has spent a day with the British pursuit team.

:10:50.:11:07.

You have not completed in a big track event like this for a while.

:11:08.:11:14.

Looking forward it? The worlds is a different stage. And the last track

:11:15.:11:20.

worlds I did was 2000 when we won the cup here, eight years ago. And

:11:21.:11:25.

my first was in 1998. It is a long time ago. How does an athlete of the

:11:26.:11:35.

calibre and character of the Sir Bradley Wiggins fit into this group

:11:36.:11:39.

with a lot of young riders? I was asking myself how we would manage

:11:40.:11:44.

this. And Brad Pitt 's 100% into the team. He's a very instrumental guy.

:11:45.:11:52.

He is, he brings the right balance and comes everybody down. It is not

:11:53.:11:56.

that he is above everybody else. He's at the same level, but he is a

:11:57.:12:02.

very solid part of this team. Are you enjoying having Bradley Wiggins

:12:03.:12:06.

on the track with you? It is fantastic. He is good for morale. We

:12:07.:12:13.

all really respect him. How are the boys running? Do you feel good?

:12:14.:12:17.

Compared to what we used to be when we were training for the worlds in

:12:18.:12:22.

Beijing now, the speeds now, having to recalibrate, everything we do,

:12:23.:12:26.

we're pretty much on world-record pace all the time. The whole group

:12:27.:12:31.

has moved on. We train like sprinters now, really, because the

:12:32.:12:34.

event has become a sprint injuries event. Qualification was .0 404 and

:12:35.:12:45.

now we're hoping to do sub .350 full stop so it has moved on by 15

:12:46.:12:50.

seconds in a lap. And it just shows in 15 years, how much it has moved

:12:51.:12:58.

on. 00 Ludik Champion Ed Clancy is fighting to regain top form and his

:12:59.:13:01.

place in the team after back surgery. How does it feel to be good

:13:02.:13:08.

-- to be back? Really good. The operation was December two. I spent

:13:09.:13:12.

two and a half weeks trying to walk. It should be done now. We had lost a

:13:13.:13:17.

bit of condition and range in my right leg. Getting a little bit more

:13:18.:13:24.

each week. By the time get to Rio, it should be all right. It must be

:13:25.:13:28.

funny with Ed being off and you missing a few. It is like, if you're

:13:29.:13:34.

slightly off that 1%, 2%, you have other guys that are going to fill

:13:35.:13:40.

in. So soon as you're slightly off the pace, there is someone always to

:13:41.:13:45.

fill your slot. Andy says that you are fine, that it feels good. I am

:13:46.:13:50.

fine. How is it all putting together? It is all right. It is

:13:51.:13:56.

pretty cold today, but we are still doing good times. You enjoy that

:13:57.:13:59.

level of competition amongst you all? There needs to be competition

:14:00.:14:05.

for the four slots. It wishes the team in general forward. Everybody

:14:06.:14:10.

gives that bit more. This weird is harder when you're on that back

:14:11.:14:14.

foot. We will see. We will see what the numbers look like. Every effort

:14:15.:14:22.

we do is fed back as to what speeds were and how you did individually.

:14:23.:14:26.

And that is evidential as to how they pick the team and with the

:14:27.:14:31.

grass and things we have it is quite clear to see the profiles and who is

:14:32.:14:35.

doing what in the line. When you look at the detail, does it reflect

:14:36.:14:39.

how it feels during the race? Like, I felt really good today. The

:14:40.:14:43.

numbers back that up. Yes, that is what it is. Personally, the re-today

:14:44.:14:50.

was better. In the finish, you were like... There seems to be a good

:14:51.:14:55.

spirit. It is a good laugh. It is nice having such a big group. It is

:14:56.:15:01.

good. Within the group, you have guys competing for the same spaces.

:15:02.:15:06.

So there is a natural rivalry. It is a nice problem to have. Of course

:15:07.:15:11.

there was rivalry but there is also this element of honesty because

:15:12.:15:16.

these guys go to training camps in the middle of nowhere, they stick

:15:17.:15:18.

together, they are like brothers now. This team bonding is really

:15:19.:15:26.

strong. That unity of spirit will be vital in London and even more so

:15:27.:15:29.

when they reach their ultimate goal, the Summer Olympics. How do you feel

:15:30.:15:34.

about attending that Olympic title? I think about it every day, really.

:15:35.:15:38.

It is what I really want to do, the Olympic title. That is a big goal

:15:39.:15:47.

for me. At the end of the day it was about the fastest four guys trying

:15:48.:15:51.

to win a medal in Rio, and I think everyone is in tune with that. The

:15:52.:15:55.

World Championship is a big step towards Rio. It has been on your

:15:56.:15:58.

mind for couple of years. It is a big commitment for you to make, for

:15:59.:16:03.

you to say that this is going to be my goal. Coming off the road and

:16:04.:16:07.

coming back in with these guys, trying to train like a sprinter,

:16:08.:16:12.

having spent years trying to lose weight and climbing mountains, that

:16:13.:16:16.

is the challenge, as well. It has been enjoyable and it has kept it

:16:17.:16:20.

fresh. I would love to carry on. But age will be against me.

:16:21.:16:21.

Sir Bradley Wiggins there, who will line up in the gold medal race

:16:22.:16:32.

against Australia. The line up is Jon Dibben, Owain Doull and Bradley

:16:33.:16:39.

Wiggins. He has put on 14 kilos. It is a product of his training and his

:16:40.:16:47.

diet. You can try to get headier -- heavier. But the training he has to

:16:48.:16:54.

do, to get to 3.50... The race for the minor places is going on now. It

:16:55.:16:59.

looks like that New Zealand will take seventh place. Then we have the

:17:00.:17:06.

bronze medal race. What does Bradley Wiggins bring to the camp other than

:17:07.:17:11.

his ability on track? What else comes with him? Experience, ability

:17:12.:17:17.

to cope under pressure no more pressure than you get in the middle

:17:18.:17:24.

of a stage race. He has been on the track numerous times. If someone has

:17:25.:17:28.

got a problem, they will be up to ask Bradley, what can we do

:17:29.:17:32.

differently? He is hilarious! He would do in pressures. He will list

:17:33.:17:40.

the move. -- impressions. He can do impressions of one of the staff or

:17:41.:17:43.

one of his team-mates. Everything will burst out laughing, and every

:17:44.:17:49.

thing would be OK. He is coming up to 36, but how has he been looking

:17:50.:17:54.

on the track? He has been the strongest rider in the squad so far,

:17:55.:17:58.

and that is a relief everyone. He leads from the front. He is not just

:17:59.:18:05.

about being Sir Bradley Wiggins. This was the semifinal performance

:18:06.:18:09.

against Italy. They were looking smoother than they had done. They

:18:10.:18:14.

had a couple of changes in the line-up. By the end there was to

:18:15.:18:18.

win, but not to waste too much energy for the final. They are

:18:19.:18:23.

saving fair -- saving everything to the battle against Australia. They

:18:24.:18:27.

were talking about the bond between the four of them. You need the

:18:28.:18:33.

squad, and they are all playing their part, as they have been. The

:18:34.:18:37.

tough thing is that only four of them are going to get the right. You

:18:38.:18:43.

accept that, when you take on the role. You accept that you have data,

:18:44.:18:48.

and you have objective data to pick a team with, and if you are not one

:18:49.:18:52.

of the four, then you have to accept that. When he have a guy who brings

:18:53.:18:57.

big match mentality and experience, how much is that -- how important

:18:58.:19:03.

for coming everyone down in an atmosphere that the pressure gets on

:19:04.:19:10.

and it affects your division that decision-making? You have to

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remember the experience of Steven Burke and Clancy. Steven Burke won

:19:14.:19:20.

medal in 2008, and it has almost been forgotten. He was on the podium

:19:21.:19:23.

with Bradley Wiggins back then. He has the experience as well. But

:19:24.:19:28.

Bradley is the boss. That is the word that a lot of people said in

:19:29.:19:34.

that first piece. When you watch them at work, it is like a beautiful

:19:35.:19:43.

wave, a flowing, and that is anticipation and understanding, that

:19:44.:19:47.

rhythm has to be right. It looks very graceful and stream from neon

:19:48.:19:50.

sign, but when you get close-up and you see the power input that these

:19:51.:19:55.

guys are producing, it is almost a sprint, and to do that time, it is a

:19:56.:20:01.

one lap strip -- sprint. We heard from Ed Clancy in training in

:20:02.:20:04.

Manchester. We have not seen him race in qualification for this

:20:05.:20:08.

final. Is that a tactical decision by the coaches? Does he just had one

:20:09.:20:12.

effort in him? Absolutely. They would not put him in there if they

:20:13.:20:15.

weren't confident that he could deliver. The question is can they do

:20:16.:20:20.

it two, three, four times? Fingers crossed, it will be the right

:20:21.:20:24.

decision. I think it will be the right call to make. This is going to

:20:25.:20:30.

be a close final. The man who inspired by the Wiggins to become a

:20:31.:20:37.

cyclist was Chris Boardman. It was watching Chris at the 1992 Olympics

:20:38.:20:39.

that they thought the team pursuit requires athletic

:20:40.:20:56.

prowess. What decide the outcome is the error dynamic understanding and

:20:57.:21:01.

a bit of physics. Take it away, Charlie! Want out of the starting

:21:02.:21:06.

gate, and up to speed, the riders AlterNet between high-powered turns

:21:07.:21:09.

on the front and then sheltering behind the team-mates. On the front

:21:10.:21:14.

of a top team travelling at more than 63 kilometres per hour, the

:21:15.:21:17.

lead rider is having to produce more than 800 watts of power just to push

:21:18.:21:22.

through the air. To put that into perspective, for us on the leisurely

:21:23.:21:27.

bike ride, we will be using five times less than that. One they have

:21:28.:21:30.

done their turn, they moved to the back of the team. How they do that

:21:31.:21:39.

is clever. One of them drop to the back. They use the shape of track to

:21:40.:21:44.

affect the change. Living to the back is like riding up the hill. The

:21:45.:21:50.

shape of the Ben Mee is they travel further. The higher they go, the

:21:51.:21:55.

further they travel further than the team. If their trajectory is just

:21:56.:21:59.

right, gravity will bring them back down within millimetres of the last

:22:00.:22:04.

rider's wheel. The whole manoeuvre can take less than two seconds. If

:22:05.:22:08.

they get the colour -- alkylation is wrong, they will have to expend

:22:09.:22:12.

precious energy having to --, and they moved asthma may lose

:22:13.:22:16.

concentration altogether. Bling description from Chris. That

:22:17.:22:28.

is what this race requires. -- brilliant. Does it help if all four

:22:29.:22:34.

team members are the same shape and size? That will be a luxury that

:22:35.:22:37.

everyone would love to have, but that is not the case. We have

:22:38.:22:41.

different abilities on the day, you have different shapes and sizes, and

:22:42.:22:44.

how you put them together is part of the magic. You cannot measure that,

:22:45.:22:50.

how you manage those resources. That is something that we have seen the

:22:51.:22:54.

GB team struggling with in this championship. How do you assess that

:22:55.:23:00.

final line-up? Is there any risk in putting Ed Clancy in there? Yes, it

:23:01.:23:04.

is an unknown. They are looking to win in this. They are not looking to

:23:05.:23:08.

do the best they can, or looking to be safe. They will take some risks.

:23:09.:23:14.

Ed Clancy, although he has not written, he has got such a history

:23:15.:23:20.

behind him. He is one of the best starters in the world, and I am

:23:21.:23:23.

fascinated to see what will happen. They cleaned up in their last rider

:23:24.:23:27.

after the opener, which was quite ragged, and I am expecting big

:23:28.:23:31.

things. As Chris has said earlier, I think it is going to be a really

:23:32.:23:35.

good fight. But if you were looking at the market, would you make

:23:36.:23:39.

Australia favourites for this? I think Australia have looked smoother

:23:40.:23:40.

up to now. I think the riders are out there. They

:23:41.:24:02.

are going through their final practices.

:24:03.:24:06.

What are the gold medal by distilling? They will have a

:24:07.:24:13.

detailed plan. You can work it out out almost to the second. The riders

:24:14.:24:23.

are getting their skin suit on. Late are listening to music, something to

:24:24.:24:27.

block out there distractions. They are looking at it lap by lap.

:24:28.:24:32.

Focusing on the performance, not on the outcome, not thinking about a

:24:33.:24:35.

gold or silver medal. They are doing what they have to do individually to

:24:36.:24:37.

get the best performance this evening. Are there rules as to how

:24:38.:24:47.

newts -- stay in front? It is how you put the ride together. Those are

:24:48.:24:50.

one of the things that you go through in the final few minutes,

:24:51.:24:53.

making sure that the path for the set part of the race is in your

:24:54.:24:58.

head, soak you know the bad one is going to do the -- back one is going

:24:59.:25:02.

to do a lap and three quarters. The piece it together, but also you have

:25:03.:25:05.

to do what happens in the race as well. Someone things in a half

:25:06.:25:11.

because they are slowing the pace. You are discussing it with the

:25:12.:25:15.

coach, how they are going to walk the line, and the feedback you are

:25:16.:25:18.

going to get from track-side. All of that is put together in the race.

:25:19.:25:21.

You're making the right decisions under pressure, thinking about your

:25:22.:25:29.

team-mates and self. When you drop down from the top, if there ever an

:25:30.:25:33.

incident of clipping the wheel in front of you? Absolutely. It is a

:25:34.:25:38.

real risk. You are always pushing the limit. The closer you are to the

:25:39.:25:42.

wheel in front, the more energy saving affect you receive. In 1997,

:25:43.:25:49.

Ukraine against Italy, and I think Ukraine were about two seconds up

:25:50.:25:54.

and they had the gold medal in the bag, but two guys went out, and then

:25:55.:26:01.

it was game over. It can happen. Presumably, you have to write with

:26:02.:26:06.

no fear. You never focus on the things that go wrong. The focus on

:26:07.:26:10.

the things you have to control. You focus on what you have to do, not

:26:11.:26:15.

what you should do. Let's get going. Let's get out onto the track to seek

:26:16.:26:26.

the bronze race. COMMENTATOR: The sky logo on the

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shorts. Lining up for Italy for this bronze medal ride.

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They are up against Denmark. Bronze medallists in 2013. They include the

:26:37.:26:46.

Olympic on the champion, and they have some good riders. -- omnium.

:26:47.:26:59.

They have a rider who has two world champions medal -- championship

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medals. Bronze medals on the line this time. Denmark starting in the

:27:04.:27:13.

home straight. Final adjustments made for the Italian squad. There is

:27:14.:27:19.

Viviana, who will be one of the main players in the omnium. -- Vivani. He

:27:20.:27:29.

has got a busy schedule. He is a cracking track rider. He has had a

:27:30.:27:37.

strong season on the road. He almost doesn't stop racing. 12 months from

:27:38.:27:46.

track season to road season. Pretty much everyone going under four

:27:47.:27:47.

minutes. They're as you can see, 25 seconds

:27:48.:27:55.

away. They are making way for this ride.

:27:56.:28:14.

Some of the talent of Vivani, they were always going to go with him.

:28:15.:28:19.

The games are the favourites. They scraped under 3.55 before. It could

:28:20.:28:25.

be a catch up on the cards for them. Italy were the squad beaten by it in

:28:26.:28:31.

Britain in the last round. It was an excellent trial Alli draw for the

:28:32.:28:37.

British quartet. The Italians were the slowest qualifiers. Denmark have

:28:38.:28:41.

had a decent team pursuit squad for a few years now. They have been

:28:42.:28:46.

there or thereabouts. They have been coached by a Briton. Already, we can

:28:47.:28:55.

see Denmark making a good start here. Let's have a look at the early

:28:56.:29:00.

gap. Just over three tenths of a second. They have gone out very

:29:01.:29:05.

hard, and you can see them pushing on. 3.54.9. Very quick time. They

:29:06.:29:17.

have some good road riders. Hansen races on the road. The teenager

:29:18.:29:26.

Larsson, seventh in the junior world time trial championship. I think the

:29:27.:29:30.

Danish strategy, looking at this, is to go out really hard. They are

:29:31.:29:37.

eating up the ground now. They are a second up on Italy, and at these

:29:38.:29:41.

speeds, that means that they are almost able to see them as they come

:29:42.:29:45.

into the straight. Two more laps, and they were able to do that. They

:29:46.:29:51.

will use them to try and draw them in. They they looked like a drilled

:29:52.:29:58.

unit. Can they keep it that way for the rest of this ride, and will it

:29:59.:30:03.

carried them to a bronze medal? The probability is that they will. They

:30:04.:30:08.

are riding hard, they are not riding safe. They are trying to prove a

:30:09.:30:11.

point. They do not want to just claim a medal, they want to get the

:30:12.:30:17.

best possible time. You have to say, in terms of proving a point, New

:30:18.:30:22.

Zealand proved a point for seventh and eighth races. New Zealand had a

:30:23.:30:26.

dreadful ride earlier today, which meant that they were in the Mac --

:30:27.:30:33.

lowly minor final, but they posted a time of 3.55.875 for seventh place.

:30:34.:30:39.

That shows where we are. The Danes, we got some close ups of some faces,

:30:40.:30:43.

and looking at the body language, they are really pushing on here.

:30:44.:30:46.

They are taking some risks, and the Italians are performing above

:30:47.:30:52.

expectations. 1.4 seconds, they are behind now, and still slipping back,

:30:53.:30:57.

but they are fighting hard, and the Danes are already in this race, just

:30:58.:31:02.

2.5 minutes in, and they are pushing on, and they are down to three, sure

:31:03.:31:05.

enough, they have fractured already. Those three have to try to stick

:31:06.:31:21.

together. There is no alternative now, as they go into the final four

:31:22.:31:25.

lapse. It seems like they are gaining a 10th of a second with

:31:26.:31:30.

every lap at the moment. They have lost the opportunity to make any

:31:31.:31:34.

mistakes. There's three of them, the clock stops on the third man. They

:31:35.:31:38.

have been working hard and they are pushing on. The Italians have closed

:31:39.:31:43.

it by a 10th, but still 1.5 seconds to go. They are sticking it all out,

:31:44.:31:48.

on the track, the telling Quartet, riding really strongly in this race

:31:49.:31:51.

the bronze. They are closing the gap. But I don't think they are

:31:52.:31:58.

closing enough because the trio is still out there for Denmark, looking

:31:59.:32:08.

mighty strong. I thought on paper they had an outside possibility of a

:32:09.:32:12.

catch, but I think they are going to be happy just to get the bronze.

:32:13.:32:17.

They have worked hard for this. Here come the Danes, the bronze medal is

:32:18.:32:22.

theirs, much to the delight of the coach, and Denmark take the bronze,

:32:23.:32:30.

3.55.96 is the time and Italy were 3.58.2, as well. So the Danish squad

:32:31.:32:38.

just marginally slower than New Zealand. Good ride from Denmark.

:32:39.:32:42.

They dominated that from start to finish. It went almost exactly one

:32:43.:32:46.

seconds slower than the previous round. The Italian surprise them a

:32:47.:32:51.

little bit by going slightly faster. Good ride by them.

:32:52.:33:01.

Denmark asserting their authority on this bronze medal ride, almost as

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soon as they were out of the gate. Really putting the hammer down

:33:07.:33:12.

early, to establish a sizeable cushion, a sizeable advantage over

:33:13.:33:16.

the Italians, who did not panic under pressure. They did their own

:33:17.:33:23.

right. The Danes, I think, capable of doing considerably faster if they

:33:24.:33:26.

cleaned up a little bit technically. There were some ropey changes. There

:33:27.:33:36.

is Sir Bradley Wiggins in the final few moments, to gather his thoughts.

:33:37.:33:40.

We have seen it from him so many times in so many big events and

:33:41.:33:45.

here, and the two rides we have had in the team pursuit so far, he has

:33:46.:33:49.

looked to be on top of his game. He really has brought his A game. He

:33:50.:33:57.

looked as if he had been just down to the shops to buy a newspaper. The

:33:58.:34:01.

coaches have been saying in training he has been just the same as

:34:02.:34:04.

everybody else, holding his own, doing a good job and embracing that

:34:05.:34:08.

is when you get the change and it goes up a gear. It perhaps took them

:34:09.:34:13.

by surprise. He is better than they expected and he has got more to

:34:14.:34:18.

give. You can have confidence through the longer term in this team

:34:19.:34:21.

and look after the two younger members. The Australian line-up, Sam

:34:22.:34:29.

Welsford just 20. Michael Hepburn is the most experienced one even though

:34:30.:34:34.

he's only 24, a 5- time world champion. Callum Scotson named in

:34:35.:34:41.

the Australian quartet. One or two of them could come into the Olympic

:34:42.:34:44.

Games for Australia, who are not here at this moment, but Bradley

:34:45.:34:49.

Wiggins there, 12 world titles across all disciplines on road and

:34:50.:34:54.

track. Six golds on the track including two in this event but not

:34:55.:34:59.

for a good few years now, in 07, and in 08. But they have got the

:35:00.:35:06.

experience and the youth, Ed Clancy coming in for this final. A 5- time

:35:07.:35:11.

world champion, two pursuit world titles were going way back over a

:35:12.:35:16.

decade, a double Olympic champion in this event. What a final we have in

:35:17.:35:26.

prospect. We are not sure what Ed Clancy has got to give. He can deal

:35:27.:35:31.

with the pressure. That is for sure. On his day, one of the best starters

:35:32.:35:40.

in the world, of course. Wiggins, taking huge confidence from the two

:35:41.:35:45.

previous rights. Clancy has got to get them out of the gate. They have

:35:46.:35:49.

saved him for the final. A courageous move, to bring him in for

:35:50.:35:54.

this right. But he will not let them down. Classic sporting confrontation

:35:55.:36:04.

that in Jules and never fails to be anything -- never fails to do

:36:05.:36:09.

anything other than the liver. It is a World Championship final between

:36:10.:36:12.

Great Britain and Australia. Ed Clancy leads on the opening lap.

:36:13.:36:18.

That is his role. They think that he has got one good ride in him, as he

:36:19.:36:22.

recovers from that cooperation and gets back to top form, and Clancy

:36:23.:36:28.

has a considerable engine on him, which will be required here. Steady

:36:29.:36:34.

start from him. A very different style, the Australians, determined

:36:35.:36:37.

to get their nose in front early on, and they have done just that.

:36:38.:36:41.

Australia trying to put the pressure on here, in this four K race. Just

:36:42.:36:47.

over 0.5 seconds advantage for the team from down under. A long way to

:36:48.:36:54.

go in this final. It is not time to panic yet, that is for sure, but

:36:55.:36:59.

they get off the mark, like a team sprint start, three quarters of a

:37:00.:37:04.

second in advance. The advantage is now being held by the British team.

:37:05.:37:08.

We want to see them start to enable it back. Owain Doull riding on a

:37:09.:37:14.

fun, what a great young talent the Welshman is, third overall in the

:37:15.:37:16.

Tour of Britain on the road last year, but now it is all about the

:37:17.:37:21.

track, it is all about the road to Rio, and try to secure that gold

:37:22.:37:25.

medal. Has to come down, it has just a little bit but it is staying in a

:37:26.:37:29.

similar sort of area. Bradley Wiggins on the front. Going through

:37:30.:37:36.

a long term, and a gain of two tenths of a second in the long-term,

:37:37.:37:38.

just why the extra length that they don't use that change. Still coming

:37:39.:37:43.

round on the front, ploughing forward with the team, bringing

:37:44.:37:49.

them, they have lost another 10th of a second, so he is holding his own,

:37:50.:37:53.

but they need more speed. Nine laps to go and the gap has gone up and

:37:54.:37:57.

stop there is work to do for Great Britain. How much have they got in

:37:58.:38:03.

the tank? Slipped another few hundredths of a second. The

:38:04.:38:06.

Australians are matching them stride for stride. Britain finding it hard

:38:07.:38:12.

to take a bite at that lead and close it down, as Ed Clancy goes to

:38:13.:38:17.

the front again. He has done a great job because he just pulled back

:38:18.:38:21.

nearly half a second and a single term. It is all going to come down

:38:22.:38:28.

to the closing stages of this race. 0.3 of a second in it between the

:38:29.:38:35.

teams now. Absolutely nothing. The injuries of Wiggins will come into

:38:36.:38:38.

play in the last part of this race. Great Britain -- the insurance of.

:38:39.:38:44.

Great written closing in, and closing in, as Wiggins comes up the

:38:45.:38:49.

front. Jon Dibben is done, and down to the final three. Now it is back

:38:50.:38:54.

up to 0.4 of a second, less than half a second in this classic

:38:55.:38:57.

confrontation, great written against Australia. This might be where the

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Coverage of day two of the Track Cycling World Championships from London.

The best cyclists in the world return to the iconic east London velodrome in which Great Britain swept all before them at London 2012.

Sir Chris Hoy might have retired but the British team has not lost any of its stardust with another knight, Sir Bradley Wiggins, the star turn tonight. After winning the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012, Wiggins is concentrating his efforts on the team pursuit for Rio 2016.

And the men's team pursuit is one of four gold medals to be handed out tonight - can Wiggins claim yet another rainbow jersey and warm up for 2016's Rio Olympics in style?


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