Day 3 - Part 1 World Track Cycling Championships


Day 3 - Part 1

Clare Balding introduces the latest action, with Chris Hoy providing analysis. British rider Katy Marchant attempts to win her first World Championship medal in the women's sprint.


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Hello and welcome to Good Friday coverage of the third day of the

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World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong. Two bronze medals so far

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for a British team that is missing the majority of its experienced

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gold-diggers, including the record-breaking woman who for the

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last six years has brought personality to the team.

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Representing Great Britain, Laura Trott.

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I like winning, I like the feeling. She is full of confidence. Look at

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us! Laura Trott is on fire. I can't

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believe it, I feel dead in emotional right now. This is a stupendous ride

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from Laura Trott. Gold for Laura Trott, on top of the world. What a

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star, another world record. It is pretty amazing! So many gold medals.

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It is gold for Laura Trott. She is a winner.

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And I'm done later to say she's here in the studio with us, Laura Kenney

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is here alongside Sir Chris Hoy and Joe Shand. Very weird for you it

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must be, when was the last time you missed the World Championships?

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2011, I have done it every year since I became a first-year senior.

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It is a bit weird, actually. Part of me wanted this feeling, because it

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is hard you go through such a period of time where it is all dedicated to

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this, so to step away, I feel like I should be there, but part of me

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didn't want to be, and I want to be back. But not in your current state.

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But it is a joyful one, you are expecting your first child. How was

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it all going? All smooth so far, only one bite of sickness. It is

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easier growing baby then riding a bike! And are you still keeping your

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fitness up? I am. I carried on riding at the start, going to the

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gym as normal, and then ever since the three-month period, we tailed it

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back, so everything has been about 90%, and my coach Paul has been

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really helpful with it. I still go to the gym and ride my bike in the

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garage. And what about Jason, what is he doing? Sat on the sofa,

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probably watching! No, he is having six months to decide what he wants

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to do, whether to carry on or to retire like Joanna. So he might

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retire, is that what you are saying? I don't really know. As athletes,

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you always want to carry on, you always want to go to the next thing.

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He has drawn level with Sir Chris Hoy. All he needs is one more metal!

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A little bronze would do it. You have been through it, it is

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difficult. As athletes, you become this self absorbed person, and

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everything is just about you, and there are bigger things in life than

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that. Once the baby comes along, he will be desperate to go to training

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camp to get some sleep! We are delighted to have you with us,

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because we know how much you will bring to the programme. But we have

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a lot to look forward to, Jo, including your former team-mate,

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Katie Archibald. She has got a big chance here to win a gold medal. She

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has, she has two events in Hong Kong, the UCI have completely

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overhauled the event, so it is new for ever but e-mail. She is

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currently in the lead, fingers crossed for a gold medal and rainbow

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jersey in that. And the individual pursuit tomorrow, it is easier to

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train for, just you against the clock really, so most of her

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training has been around that, so if she could win the on the today, that

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would be a huge boost, we have medals so far, but we haven't quite

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won that gold. Today we have the culmination of the women's Sprint,

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exciting for the home fans in Hong Kong, because they have a favourite

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who is racing against the Olympic champion in Vogel. And what is the

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feedback from the team about conditions? I'm sure they are

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texting you. Is ever be happy with the velodrome and up? I think so. We

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have seen some pretty fast times. It is not slow in there. And it should

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be well supported. So let's have a look at what is coming up on today's

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programme. Katie Archibald and she tries to win

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her first individual world title. And the Hong Kong rider could raise

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the roof of the Velodrome, she is in the semifinals of the sprint. Andy

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Tennant and Matt Bostock of Great Britain didn't make it through, but

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we will see the medals decided in the men's individual pursuit. And

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Mark Stewart will need a combination of stamina and sprinting ability for

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the points race, it is 40 kilometres , Sprints every ten laps. He will be

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looking even more exhausted than that. So, Katie Archibald, is this

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her big chance? With Laura here in the studio, a place in the beer was

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available, she has taken it -- a place in the omnium was available.

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And the omnium, that is a different thing for you. Yes, the conversation

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we are going to is, is that because Laura is having a baby? I can't seem

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to avoid that combination, so yes, I guess it is a fairly obvious truth

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that she is Olympic champion and world champion, and you have to

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expect that if she had continued training, that she would have the

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form to make that selection. But as she is not here, there is still a

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huge amount of competition with the riders that are looking to step

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through, so it is not just myself. I became European omnium champion,

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then Emily Kay went into the lead in the World Cup series, Emily Nelson

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was second at a World Cup omnium also, Elinor Barker didn't ride any

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of the internationals, but she is a formidable rider. There is a big

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squad. And I feel quite privileged to have this chance to have this

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omnium spot. I want to be competitive, and I think the next

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three years, you will see most riders on this programme wanting to

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do the same. She is a big personality, isn't she? Do you know

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her well? How will she handle this? I think she will handle it well.

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Everybody gets nervous, but Katie is one of the best really raising her

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game on race day. Some riders, the nerves get to them and they have a

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poorer performance than training, but she is one of the best I have

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ever met it using that adrenaline to her advantage and going even quicker

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on racing then we have seen in training. Consistently she has

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performed well on the big stage. I guess for her the biggest

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differences this is completely alone, she has never had an

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individual World Championship medal before, of any colour. She has been

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world champion in the team pursuit, so different for her being up there

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on her own, but she does tend to use the adrenaline to her advantage. And

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she has been in touch with you this morning, Laura? I congratulated her

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on that, and she says she can't believe how hard it feels, but she

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says everybody else is finding it harder than her. I don't know

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anybody who can hurt themselves as much as she can, when your legs

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screaming to stop, she can just keep going and going, it doesn't matter

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how much pain she is in, and that is what makes her so different

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everybody else. The first two events, she looked in a class of her

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own, and she has put eight points between her and second already, so

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that will help. Chris, you have been in that position, actually watching

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Jason, somebody else stepping into what was your event, and you handled

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it by being very proud of him. I have retired by that point so it was

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easier for me to be happy for him. It is difficult when you are still

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competing and you watch your team-mate or rivals compete when you

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are not there, I had a crash in 2009, Mr World Championships and had

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to watch from home, and that was tough on but again it was an

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unforced thing, I didn't choose to miss the worlds, but it will fuel

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the fire for Laura. It might not! I wouldn't have won a gold medal in

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London without Jason within the team, that upward pressure, that

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competition, so hopefully it will be that positive thing for the women's

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team, and whoever gets the slot in Tokyo, they will win the gold medal.

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Laura for the moment is the reigning world champion in the omnium, she

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has won it twice and two Olympic gold medals, but it is an event that

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has changed, and Chris Boardman explains the new format.

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In a bid to improve the competition and make more spectator friendly

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racing, the UCI brought in a raft of changes to the track programme after

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Rio, and no event was effected more than the omnium. Since 2007, it has

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undergone almost annual tinkering, but the most recent alterations are

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profound. All timed events have been removed. In Rio, it took two days,

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six events, now it is just four and is run-in a single day. Gone are the

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pursuit, flying lap and time trial, and in comes the temporaries to sit

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alongside scratch and elimination. The tempo race used to be a fun

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filler event for kids at local track meetings. Now it has replaced events

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with over 100 years of Olympic history, all in an attempt to give

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the crowd something to cheer about. That is why it was originally

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popular, it is like a points race of people in a hurry. From the sixth

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lap, the riders sprint for a single point the Passover Wehrlein, so it

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is a brutal trial of endurance, but mercifully short, just ten

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kilometres for the man and 7.5 for the women. -- at every point where

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they pass over the line. There are still double points on offer for the

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final sprint. The winner of the Omnium is the rider who has

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accumulated the most points over the course of the day. But do the

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changes work? It is all about creating spectator friendly racing,

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so you can be the judge. We are going to see live coverage of

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the elimination race and points race, the final two events in the

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omnium, but let's bring you up-to-date with Katie Archibald so

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far. This was the scratch race, and she is well positioned towards the

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front, just on the outside as she makes her move, and she executed it

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to perfection. She did. Sarah Hammer loves to lead out early, and Katie

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was waiting for her to run out of gas. As you can see, with one lap to

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go, she finds that line, and you know that there is no way anybody is

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going to come around her at that point because she has the shortest

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line and the best legs out there. Chasing her is Australian Amy Cure.

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She has been points race champion in the past, so she will be one to

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watch in the points race, but Katie already has an 8-point gap, so that

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is a lot of points, so you would assume that she would lose that.

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Let's look at the point standing after the scratch race. Katie out in

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front with 40, just two point the gap then. Keep an eye on Sarah

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Hammer, currently seven. So, the tempo race, a new addition to the

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omnium. After the first four lapse, they spread every lap.

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COMMENTATOR: Rolling start for the tempo race, the second event of four

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in the much changed women's omnium, it must be said. Katie Archibald

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having won the first race, the scratch race. You can see her in the

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middle of your picture with the union flag on her helmet. They come

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around in a group, and this will make the start of the race proper.

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Away we go. They will be sprinting for a single

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point every lap, so the prizes are not well spread around, making that

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ticks difficult to judge, because there is something on offer which

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will keep the pace high, but we will see a lot of attacking. Only 7.5

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kilometres, so a brutal test of endurance. It has changed the

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character of the Omnium because it is a multitude of bunch races now.

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It is fascinating to watch, but I'm not quite sure it has discovered its

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identity yet. It used to be the end Europe's rider so you had all the

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endurance events represented under this one umbrella title of omnium,

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but then they took out the timed events, so is it now the best bunch

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race rider? It is struggling to find that identity yet. Katie Archibald

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already on the front, just keeping her eye on things. Excellent start

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to the competition for Katie Archibald moving through on the

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inside, number 32, Anita Stenberg from Norway, who swept the board

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last year winning a magnificent seven titles. The first acceleration

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of the race comes from Tatiana Concerto of Ukraine, in good form

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coming into the championships. She won the scratch race in Los Angeles

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earlier this year. And the first sprint is coming up.

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The first point is collected by Stenberg of Norway.

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You cannot go for them all, you have to choose which sprints to go for.

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The ideal is the breakaway but no riders will work well in a breakaway

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because only the first rider over the line gets the point. The second

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point goes to Tetyana Klimchenko. Katie Archibald is leading the rest

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of the field up to those three who are at the front. She may well

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decide to keep going around the outside. She is right at the top of

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the track, Pavlendova collecting the third point of this race. But here

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comes Katie Archibald of Great Britain. She is on the board here.

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She's taking it to and she kept that pressure on the pedals as she got

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over the line. She wants to see if she can force a breakaway to take

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some points from a much smaller group which she is doing at the

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moment. They have just got to get stuck in. When you are at the front

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of the race with somebody like Kirsten Wild who got the point you

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are in good, swift company. Daria Pikulik from Poland is up there in

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the red and white and Italy on the front at this moment in time Ellie

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said Sarno, who is the world junior road race champion. Sarah Hammer

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trying to get back on terms, usually so consistent in this event. But

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already suffered a blow, seventh place in the opening round, so she

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is already on the back foot. She is, she is up against it but so many

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points still to play for but. Archibald is leading the event, the

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sprints are well spread around at the moment. Stephany Road of Canada

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going across the line -- Stephanie Roorda. Nonstop action in this tempo

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race, 18 laps to go. Hammer on the front having chased across the front

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of the group but no points for that. Katie Archibald again coming to the

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front, she has a look over her shoulder. She is going to sit this

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one out. She is already looking for some more points. Ruud equalling her

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on two points. Having claimed points she is going to take the point for

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the third lap in a row, Stephanie Roorda. Following her through in

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second place Yumi Kajihara of Japan. Only the first rider who gets a

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point. Sarah Hammer has decided it's time to show her face at the front.

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She wants to get on the board here and it looks as if she will collect

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a point. Kirsten Wild is following her, Amy Cure in the wheel tracks of

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the Dutch woman and right behind Amy Cure is Archibald. Some of the big

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hitters coming to the front. Tactically that worked out well for

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Katie Archibald because Sarah Hammer went very hard to get this point but

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she followed the wheels and her main competitor has done the chasing show

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Dummett so she should be set up to counter and sure enough she rides

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over the top and cruises to the front. Look at that for impressive

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acceleration from Katie Archibald clear of Amy Cure and Archibald is

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moving up the track and has a little look around. Good speed in her legs.

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She settles down once more. It will get messy now because they are going

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to catch the main peloton and get stuck in traffic. So they will need

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to get back to the front to start scoring. If you already have the

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highest points, being stuck at the back suits you well because everyone

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is neutralised. She just collected a point without riding flat out to get

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it, she had time to have a look around and now Amy Cure is therefore

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company. They are not far away from joining on the back-end of the field

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having lapped vast majority of those in the race. They have swung up now,

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and this is where it becomes tactical because Amy Cure was

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backpedalling because she didn't want to catch the bunch and wanted

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the point. Now both of them, unless they go straight back to the front,

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which is exactly what has just happened, they stop scoring, so

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Archibald in fantastic form. She has just pinched another point. What a

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gift, everybody moved out of the way and she rolled underneath and took

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the point. And gaining a lap. Amy Cure goes to the front now, with

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nine laps remaining. Katie Archibald, in an excellent position,

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performing superbly. Tactically this may be a mistake. Kew rolled off the

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front on her own, Katie Archibald was second and chose to swing up

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rather than chase and with the gap so slender now with just two points

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between them, that could be a brave move by Kew, but maybe she is

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starting to feel those constant Sprint efforts now. Amy Cure riding

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at the front and being chased by Lotte Kopecky from Belgium Hill is

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just on the wheel of Lydia Boyland from Ireland. A little gap back to

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Pikulik from Poland and just behind Roxane Fournier from France. Katie

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Archibald in the middle of the pack. Amy Cure collecting another point,

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Lydia Boyland going to the front now, the National road race champion

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for Ireland in 2015 and 16. They are spread all over the track now,

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aren't they? The last half dozen laps, point for Lydia Boyland.

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She is going to take another one as well. She hasn't got the

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all-important lap so she is 20 points trailing so she may be

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grabbing some points but there is not enough laps left to do in this

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race, you would have to bridge with the main peloton. I tell you what,

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she is only half a lap behind. Superb effort from Lydia Boyland.

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She is helping Katie Archibald because there is only a single point

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over the line she is sucking them up, Katie Archibald on 24 point

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stays in the lead and Boyland is neutralising the race. Amy Cure

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keeps on coming over the line in second or third place and is not

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collecting the points. Lydia Boyland has time to look across to see where

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everyone else is, half a lap up of the vast majority of riders, maybe a

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little more than that. The chasers are the ones we are interested in,

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Amy Cure desperately trying to get pace, frustratingly stuck in no

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man's land. Archibald has played a tactical blinder. I think she Oezbek

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Boyland of beer after this. -- she owes Boyland Mbia. It has worked out

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superbly well. Lydia Boyland leads the way. Finding the going a little

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tough and starting to real her in a little but she should have enough

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speed to stay away but there might not be much in it. Amy Cure leads

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the chase and Katie Archibald, having a lap or two just to regroup

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buzz around the outside shoulder to shoulder with the Australian. But

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Katie Archibald pulls away now, Lydia Boyland coming up towards the

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line, that's the front of the race, great ride by Lydia Boyland, Katie

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Archibald second over the line, and she continues to looked dominant

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here in the women's omnium with two events of the four completed.

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Superbly written, and she has ridden a lot of omniums in the winter in

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the 60 events, so she has focused on this on the timed events to be a

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role to look after the individual racing for a change and boy is it

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paying off. Grey ride from Katie Archibald and that does keep her out

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in front. 18, 8-point gap to Amy Cure, Lydia Boyland by winning that

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comes in tenth. When you are in the midst of the omnium how much are you

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points watching and how much opponent watching? When you get to

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the points race it is all about points and you want to keep the

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people around you, if you are winning, the top four, you always

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keeping an eye on them because by that point, by the end, they are

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your main rivals. Katie might go into it with 20 points over the

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person in faith which is a lap and that is quite a lot of points for

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somebody to try and make back -- in fifth place. You are opponent

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watching but you must make sure the people around you are not scoring.

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Do you think that is a pretty impressive performance from her so

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far? Forshaw. We are not going too far saying she has a medal chance?

:24:56.:25:02.

She has won two out of two so far. She looks phenomenal, she looks like

:25:03.:25:05.

she is in a league of her own. She looks in charge of the race, she

:25:06.:25:09.

dictates when she wants to go for a sprint and she gets it and when she

:25:10.:25:13.

wants some body else to get it she lets it happen. Watching it it looks

:25:14.:25:17.

like she is having it all her own way. A lot of that is majority of

:25:18.:25:21.

mind as well as physical ability. A lot of physical ability, she

:25:22.:25:24.

obviously has good legs, she can go when she wants to but she is a good

:25:25.:25:28.

race and raises her game on race day and she loves a bike race against

:25:29.:25:32.

other people. She will always raise her game when there are opponents

:25:33.:25:39.

side-by-side. She's a example of stomach because she has had injuries

:25:40.:25:42.

caused by motorbike accidents and she has got back to fitness and is

:25:43.:25:46.

right back at the top of her game. December 2015 she had a motorbike

:25:47.:25:51.

accident giving her a bad knee injury and fractured elbow taking

:25:52.:25:54.

her out of the World Championships 2016 in London which was not a great

:25:55.:25:58.

place for her to be a few months out from the games but she had done good

:25:59.:26:03.

work with her rehab and came back for the Olympics and performed

:26:04.:26:06.

fantastically and we won. While everybody else took a good long

:26:07.:26:11.

post-Olympic break for her she had already have the unforced rest the

:26:12.:26:14.

previous winter. She had a small break but she was quite keen to get

:26:15.:26:18.

racing as soon as possible and that has shown this season how well she

:26:19.:26:22.

has been doing. Glasgow back in November she crashed and broke her

:26:23.:26:30.

wrist there. She still won. With a broken wrist! She is incredible,

:26:31.:26:34.

amazing. Katie Archibald could win a gold medal for Great Britain today,

:26:35.:26:39.

two races to come in the omnium, the elimination and the points race to

:26:40.:26:42.

finish but no medals for Callum Skinner, the Olympic silver

:26:43.:26:46.

medallist. He went out this morning in the individual sprint, Chris. He

:26:47.:26:50.

went out in the second round to Max Niederlag, the German. It wasn't a

:26:51.:26:56.

massive surprise in that Niederlag did a phenomenal ride in the last 16

:26:57.:27:01.

and he lined up Callum really well and got the slipstream and it was a

:27:02.:27:06.

pretty straightforward ride, unfortunately. For Callum it was an

:27:07.:27:11.

amazing games in Rio to over perform and step up and produce that ride in

:27:12.:27:16.

the team sprint and get silver medal behind Jason, it was an amazing ride

:27:17.:27:19.

and must have been hard to get back into training. Clearly he wants to

:27:20.:27:23.

be here but he will be disappointed with that. It is the first step

:27:24.:27:27.

towards Tokyo. That's it, the four-year cycle is not a straight

:27:28.:27:32.

line, it's very much about up and downs. Yes, and a lot of it is

:27:33.:27:35.

psychological too, not just physical. Physically it's not as if

:27:36.:27:38.

these guys are sitting around with their feet on the sofa, well, maybe

:27:39.:27:42.

Jason is but they train hard day in and day out even though they are not

:27:43.:27:48.

competing at the highest level. Psychologically, to focus and put

:27:49.:27:51.

every bit of effort in everyday towards this one race all the time

:27:52.:27:56.

for four years it can be quite draining. For Callum he will be

:27:57.:28:00.

disappointed but looking to the future. Let's hear his reaction now.

:28:01.:28:05.

A bit disappointing in the sprint, take us through your performance. I

:28:06.:28:12.

was on for 9.9 with qualification so that was what we had done in

:28:13.:28:16.

training. You tend to look to gain a bit from what you are doing in

:28:17.:28:20.

training but we didn't find that today. It was ballpark where we were

:28:21.:28:26.

but the field were three or four tenths ahead of that pace which

:28:27.:28:29.

makes it difficult when you come up against the second-fastest steed,

:28:30.:28:33.

there is only so much you can do. Max put in a and has gone on.

:28:34.:28:38.

It is frustrating because you are up against one of the very best who is

:28:39.:28:41.

really on form at the moment in Hong Kong. It is just a reflection of

:28:42.:28:48.

where we are. Having had my usual preparation coming into this I had a

:28:49.:28:53.

solid month off after the games and a month of kind of semi-training and

:28:54.:28:58.

got focused back on track in January, so comparing that to normal

:28:59.:29:01.

preparation, 12 months versus three or four. I can't be too

:29:02.:29:06.

disappointed. It's just a reflection of where we are and gives us

:29:07.:29:10.

something to build on for next year. You are a marked man now, you come

:29:11.:29:14.

into this with a big reputation of the back of the Olympics, before you

:29:15.:29:19.

could have slightly gone under the radar. Well, yeah, I don't know how

:29:20.:29:22.

to answer that, I'm still coming to terms with that myself. There is a

:29:23.:29:28.

shift in the expectation. It has gone from myself trying to do the

:29:29.:29:35.

best and fill someone's shoes for man three and having decent success

:29:36.:29:40.

at Rio and now the pressure shifts. Trying to fill the boots of Chris,

:29:41.:29:44.

too trying to make a name for myself and continuing to get good results.

:29:45.:29:47.

It is a bit of a shift of the pressure but I would say it moving

:29:48.:29:51.

forward next year we just keep building. Some great young talent in

:29:52.:29:56.

the British team, particularly the team sprint, they have done ever so

:29:57.:29:59.

well. They have and it has been exciting to watch. We didn't expect

:30:00.:30:06.

to be under pressure that quickly. I think it is good for the team. I

:30:07.:30:10.

have always had that internal competition with man three but man

:30:11.:30:19.

one end two has been lacking a bit. Looking ahead to the Gold Coast and

:30:20.:30:23.

Commonwealth Games now for you. Yes, that is exciting, started chatting

:30:24.:30:28.

to Gary Coleman, the head coach of Scotland, and got my eye on that.

:30:29.:30:31.

That is when we should really start being back to this similar place we

:30:32.:30:36.

were before and we will look to build from there so it is exciting.

:30:37.:30:44.

So, out of the men's individual sprint is Callum Skinner, that going

:30:45.:30:49.

through is Ryan Owens. A chance for him maybe to make Ake? Only

:30:50.:30:57.

qualified with 9.8, a really solid ride up against the Canadian. Hugo

:30:58.:31:06.

lined him up quite well, but Ryan was just too strong. You can see how

:31:07.:31:12.

happy he is to make it into the final eight, to do that at your

:31:13.:31:17.

first senior World Championships is a big deal. He will take positivity

:31:18.:31:25.

from this ride. He has a difficult draw in the court finals. Two tense

:31:26.:31:31.

is a big margin, but it is not unsurmountable, so fingers crossed

:31:32.:31:37.

he can think about how he can try to overtake him. So that becomes really

:31:38.:31:48.

tactical? The bigger the gap in terms of your top speed, the less

:31:49.:31:51.

chance you have of beating the other person, but he is canny, he has

:31:52.:31:56.

great acceleration, and if he can ride to his strength is and not let

:31:57.:32:06.

Niderlag dictate, he could do it. And the men's points race is going

:32:07.:32:13.

right now, and Mark Stewart is involved. They have to sprint every

:32:14.:32:17.

few laps, and Cameron Meyer of Australia is also in this race.

:32:18.:32:25.

Those are the standings, and Simon Brotherton and Chris Boardman can

:32:26.:32:28.

tell us more about what is happening.

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COMMENTATOR: 98 laps to go, and this race is well and truly under way.

:32:32.:32:41.

Mark Stewart with six points on the board, and we have a rider from Hong

:32:42.:32:46.

Kong having a go off the front of the peloton at the moment, the

:32:47.:32:50.

five-time Asian champion, and that really has got the crowd animated

:32:51.:33:00.

here inside this stadium, as Mark Stewart leads them around, before

:33:01.:33:07.

moving up to the top of the track, three times world champion in the

:33:08.:33:10.

points race, and a man that everybody else will be keep an eye

:33:11.:33:18.

on. Mark Stewart is in fourth at the moment. Some big names out there in

:33:19.:33:30.

this points race, and it is really starting to hot up, and it is

:33:31.:33:35.

interesting to note that as it starts to split, Mark Stewart is at

:33:36.:33:40.

the front-end the race again. It was him that injected the pace that

:33:41.:33:44.

caused the split. The other riders have sensed the opportunity. It has

:33:45.:33:50.

been frantic action from the start, one of the fastest starts I think I

:33:51.:33:55.

have ever seen. He was leading at one point, got caught out by a

:33:56.:33:59.

counterattack but has recovered now and is really getting stuck in. . He

:34:00.:34:08.

hasn't scored for a little while, but is involved at the front.

:34:09.:34:16.

Another racer there at the front, from the Czech Republic. One lap to

:34:17.:34:22.

go, and surely he will get some points. Regan Gough in the Black of

:34:23.:34:32.

New Zealand tries to come around on the British rider's shoulder, and he

:34:33.:34:36.

does so. Stewart will get two points there. It is still fairly close at

:34:37.:34:43.

the top, a lot of riders in contention, and the move has just

:34:44.:34:47.

got away now. This is very serious, they kept the pressure on, and it is

:34:48.:34:51.

a good number, everybody gets a reward if they take a lap. And if

:34:52.:34:59.

they can hang onto Cameron Meyer's coat-tails, he is in a really good

:35:00.:35:03.

place in deed, because I think he is the man to beat in this field, and

:35:04.:35:08.

Regan Gough has already shown that he is in good form. And those three

:35:09.:35:16.

are away, and I think some of the other more experienced riders in the

:35:17.:35:20.

field realise they need to get their skates on and try to bring them back

:35:21.:35:23.

in. It is the poll who really got caught out. He is trying to get back

:35:24.:35:31.

on terms, he has seconds to do it. And I think they will, actually. I

:35:32.:35:35.

thought this move was going to go because you are committed when the

:35:36.:35:39.

ride just three of you. Nicolas Larsen from Denmark in the red and

:35:40.:35:43.

white leads the chase. Three are about to become for. Cloudier off,

:35:44.:35:56.

Larsson has got scoring in bits and bobs so far. We are slowly winding

:35:57.:36:01.

it up towards the next sprint. They split the field almost in half an

:36:02.:36:05.

hour, and I think it will possibly come back together, but this could

:36:06.:36:09.

be the precursor to the main move that goes. Has he spent too much

:36:10.:36:15.

energy? We will have to wait and see, fourth place at the moment, so

:36:16.:36:19.

well within a shout of getting a medal. Regan Gough has decided he

:36:20.:36:23.

wants to push on, and Cameron Meyer is there. Larsson now to the front.

:36:24.:36:37.

And Kenny De Ketele, the Belgian. He has not been as active as we thought

:36:38.:36:45.

he might have been in this race. Larsen from Denmark is off the front

:36:46.:36:52.

now. Cameron Meyer is desperate to get up the field, he has been making

:36:53.:36:57.

moves. Only four of them coming together here. The rider you were

:36:58.:37:02.

just talking about a couple of minutes ago, Pszczolarski from

:37:03.:37:05.

Poland, the European champion, is right up there on the Wear love

:37:06.:37:10.

Cameron Meyer. Larsson is there, and Kenny De Ketele as well, they are

:37:11.:37:13.

good riders and they cannot afford to get these riders away. He is

:37:14.:37:23.

going to have to play a cagey game, crosses fingers and hope it works. I

:37:24.:37:28.

think there is too much fatigue, and these four are going to be given

:37:29.:37:32.

enough rope to gain the lap. As they ride along the front, they are not

:37:33.:37:42.

quite half a lap ahead. He came towards the front when he sensed the

:37:43.:37:46.

danger, tried to help to bring it back, and Mark Stewart is now doing

:37:47.:37:50.

the same, there is Cameron Meyer from Australia, seven world titles

:37:51.:37:54.

on the track has won including as recently as yesterday in the team

:37:55.:37:58.

pursuit. Here are the standings overall, with Cameron Meyer leading

:37:59.:38:02.

the way ahead of Pszczolarski. Mark Stewart is hanging in in fourth

:38:03.:38:05.

place just outside the medals. But if they take a lap, and it is

:38:06.:38:11.

looking likely, it will be very difficult to get back into a medal

:38:12.:38:16.

position. It is about points, but if you take a lap, a 20 points bonus

:38:17.:38:21.

makes all the difference when they are spread around so evenly like

:38:22.:38:30.

this. My Cameron Meyer very much in control, he can settle into a steady

:38:31.:38:39.

pace. You don't get much better than Cameron Meyer and Kenny De Ketele,

:38:40.:38:43.

and those two in there with Pszczolarski and Larsson. They are

:38:44.:38:46.

working very well together, and it won't be long before they can gain a

:38:47.:38:51.

lap. The only opportunity you have in this position is to concede this

:38:52.:38:54.

particular battle and try to counter before they make the junction, and

:38:55.:38:59.

get back to the front and start to ride defensively. That is what the

:39:00.:39:03.

rider from Ukraine is trying to do, he is on his own, courted no-man's

:39:04.:39:10.

land, but he will be the last to resist as they come around and make

:39:11.:39:14.

the join. Stewart injecting some pace into the group, but it is too

:39:15.:39:18.

late now, the junction is made, all but made, to be honest. Pszczolarski

:39:19.:39:25.

has made the junction, the others are still a little way behind off

:39:26.:39:33.

the back. He will be awarded that just now. You have to catch the

:39:34.:39:36.

largest group on the track, and that is what he has just under the last

:39:37.:39:41.

few seconds, and the others will join him shortly. Cameron Murray are

:39:42.:39:44.

only 30 metres behind, although they have just swung up the track, which

:39:45.:39:49.

is an interesting move. He is being annoyed that he is having to be the

:39:50.:39:52.

lion's share of the work, the Australian, so they remain behind,

:39:53.:39:56.

the upside to that is they will get to score some points before they

:39:57.:39:59.

make the junction, so it could be tactical. It is a scenario where

:40:00.:40:03.

they are happy to sit just off the back of the peloton to make sure

:40:04.:40:06.

that they can contest the sprint, which is what they are doing now,

:40:07.:40:10.

and Kenny De Ketele comes past Cameron Meyer with a Larsson third

:40:11.:40:15.

over the line. Pszczolarski had already gone through. It was a tight

:40:16.:40:19.

one. Cameron Meyer was thinking, I want to accelerate take the points,

:40:20.:40:22.

but I do that, we will bridge the gap, so he had to settle for second.

:40:23.:40:28.

Inside the last 70 laps of the men's points race. They are down to sixth

:40:29.:40:35.

at the moment, but Cameron Meyer... They need to do a little bit of

:40:36.:40:40.

rejigging on our screens. Pszczolarski was not involved in the

:40:41.:40:46.

sprint. They are all back together now, and that has changed things at

:40:47.:40:50.

the top. Cameron Meyer has got a grip on this race, he is slowly

:40:51.:40:57.

extending his lead. Kenny De Ketele in equal third position, with

:40:58.:41:02.

Larsson way behind and after that it drops off a cliff. So if Stewart

:41:03.:41:07.

wants to get back into this, there would have to be even more than lap

:41:08.:41:20.

times at the moment. He has just done a turn in the green of Ireland,

:41:21.:41:27.

mark Danny. He has had an excellent season on the track, hasn't been

:41:28.:41:32.

able to get involved at the front end of this race, he has scored just

:41:33.:41:37.

one point so far, but if he has the legs, don't doubt that mark Downey

:41:38.:41:52.

will have a go. The ones in fourth to eighth position will not be given

:41:53.:41:54.

much leeway. 85 is Claudio Imhof who won the gold

:41:55.:42:09.

medal at last year's World Championships. They have decided to

:42:10.:42:15.

move to the front once more. They may as well have some coins if they

:42:16.:42:19.

are on offer, but primarily he wants to keep the pace high to stop people

:42:20.:42:26.

attacking. He is one of the best sprinters in this group, if not the

:42:27.:42:34.

best. He can ride defensively now. Cameron Meyer on the front, Andreas

:42:35.:42:41.

Graf behind him shakes his head, and says, I am not interested, it is up

:42:42.:42:49.

to you. It might be Larsson and Kenny De Ketele as they move through

:42:50.:42:52.

on the inside. This is positioning for the sprint, two laps to go as

:42:53.:42:59.

they come around, so only a few seconds away, and the points

:43:00.:43:04.

becoming bored more valuable. Certainly in that battle for the

:43:05.:43:14.

bronze medal at the moment. We can see Takuto Kurabayashi almost

:43:15.:43:20.

rolling to a halt there. Over the top comes Regan Gough at the last

:43:21.:43:26.

moment. It is a little bit too late from Regan Gough, he missed that

:43:27.:43:30.

lap, and that is making the difference. He is kind of getting in

:43:31.:43:36.

the way of the riders sprinting for the points to decide the medal

:43:37.:43:42.

positions. Larsson has just gained a couple of points there on Kenny De

:43:43.:43:48.

Ketele. So he is clear in third place there.

:43:49.:43:55.

it is great for the breakaways, but an awful lot of ground to make up

:43:56.:44:11.

with just 57 laps remaining. Stewart getting himself into a little move

:44:12.:44:22.

here. Going there with Michele Scartezzini from Italy. Cameron

:44:23.:44:32.

Meyer would like to close this down quite quickly. I don't think it is

:44:33.:44:39.

going anywhere, on the front of the bunch, just pushing some pace in,

:44:40.:44:49.

and that start is beginning to bite the. You can see how much it is

:44:50.:44:53.

hurting when we had a little shot of Arc Stuart, you could see his head

:44:54.:45:00.

hanging there. Big continuous effort here in this race, the action is

:45:01.:45:01.

relentless. Mark Downey leads on the track for now

:45:02.:45:20.

for Ireland. Using his effort to nullify any escape attempt, maybe

:45:21.:45:23.

nip some points if they are on offer, but he has a small buffer,

:45:24.:45:29.

pretty much has the Polish rider to watch and making sure nothing slips

:45:30.:45:32.

away. Well into the back-end of this race now, 52 laps to go and it will

:45:33.:45:36.

be difficult to wrestle that gold-medal. It may sound a lot, but

:45:37.:45:40.

they will go by quickly enough as our friend Mr Pszczolarski from

:45:41.:45:45.

Poland has an attack. We were momentarily on board with one of the

:45:46.:45:49.

riders, but Pszczolarski having a look and they were very quickly on

:45:50.:45:53.

his wheel. It was Cameron Meyer who led the charge, and he will now try

:45:54.:45:57.

to get a bigger cushion, with Mark Stewart up there in second place,

:45:58.:46:00.

and Kenny De Ketele is in third place, Pszczolarski on Kenny De

:46:01.:46:07.

Ketele's wheel. Round into the finishing straight, and Cameron

:46:08.:46:10.

Meyer takes the points this time, another 34 Mark Stewart, and that

:46:11.:46:12.

will take him up into sixth place. Myatt at the sprint at a nice time.

:46:13.:46:29.

-- Meyer. It is close between the kettle and Larsen level pegging,

:46:30.:46:34.

swapping places -- De Ketele. He could overhaul the Pole if they

:46:35.:46:40.

carry on the fight because they are better sprinters. Confirmation of

:46:41.:46:47.

the standing at the moment. Awful lot for somebody else to get into

:46:48.:46:52.

the challenge for the podium. I think it is between this four to

:46:53.:46:56.

decide the medals. Who will be unlucky and miss out on a medal?

:46:57.:46:59.

Mark Stewart from Great Britain, great to see him being assertive and

:47:00.:47:03.

animating the race getting involved as long as his legs will allow. So

:47:04.:47:07.

far they have held up well, superb effort from him. Meyer up for taking

:47:08.:47:16.

another lap. They were given the opportunity. But Gough decided if

:47:17.:47:19.

anybody is going up the road it is me and closed him down. Meyer has

:47:20.:47:25.

the look of somebody who is out for anything today, if anyone fancies

:47:26.:47:31.

it. 11 points clear. Just slowly building up that total, building up

:47:32.:47:36.

that gap. It is all relative, of course. Scartezzini from Italy

:47:37.:47:47.

having a little look, from the back of Scartezzini's saddle to Blaha of

:47:48.:48:01.

the Czech Republic and there is somebody having a go. He will be

:48:02.:48:05.

given an opportunity because he is no threat to the podium at the

:48:06.:48:09.

moment, he only has a single point on the board. It would be unwise for

:48:10.:48:16.

any of the favourites to expend energy chasing him down. Downey is

:48:17.:48:23.

looking across the track and has gained quite a lot of ground

:48:24.:48:27.

already, almost half a lap. Two laps to go until the next sprint so as

:48:28.:48:31.

well as his bonus if he makes it that far he will gain five points

:48:32.:48:38.

for a sprint flap. He could move himself right up into the minor

:48:39.:48:42.

placings. As you can see the peloton is not chasing at all, in relative

:48:43.:48:48.

terms taking it quite easy, they are fanning out around the track. He

:48:49.:48:52.

will get the points here, Downey, for Ireland, and De Ketele will

:48:53.:48:57.

continue his duel with Larsen and he is on Larsen's shoulder, as Gough

:48:58.:49:03.

continues his search for points. Mark Downey and here come the other

:49:04.:49:08.

is closing in, Regan Gough from New Zealand, Niklas Larsen of New

:49:09.:49:14.

Zealand and the rider on his wheel was Joao Matias from Portugal.

:49:15.:49:20.

Stronger than De Ketele at this point in the race, took a nice lead

:49:21.:49:24.

out. De Ketele is the sort of rider that tends to have a go if he is

:49:25.:49:29.

feeling good, he doesn't sit amongst the wheels. We have not seen him at

:49:30.:49:32.

the front of the race animating as much as we might have expected had

:49:33.:49:35.

he been on top form unless he is keeping his powder dry for a big

:49:36.:49:40.

one. Downey is still up the road plugging away, staff at half a lap,

:49:41.:49:46.

jumped up to eighth position by taking this points, but he is

:49:47.:49:48.

probably having second thoughts about this move now. He is really

:49:49.:49:51.

suffering but he has almost got the back of the main field insight.

:49:52.:49:55.

Unfortunately for him there is a move in the making behind him which

:49:56.:50:01.

has injected some pace. He's got a hope that that eases off a bit

:50:02.:50:05.

because at the moment he is not gaining ground at all but he has

:50:06.:50:08.

bought his ticket so he needs to stick with it as long as he possibly

:50:09.:50:12.

can. He will have some company in the not too distant future, Blaha

:50:13.:50:17.

leading the chase, Graf is there, Imhof, and also there is Amit Singh

:50:18.:50:23.

code from Kazakhstan. It looks to me like Krisztian Lovassy from Hungary

:50:24.:50:31.

as well. Behind the pace is on as well so they don't want to let this

:50:32.:50:36.

group of five getaway. It is certainly done for Downey. He is now

:50:37.:50:40.

going to try to get in the wheels of a group but he is completely spent

:50:41.:50:44.

now and I don't think he can claw his way in. He almost collided with

:50:45.:50:49.

Panassenko coming down the track as he came through, luckily they

:50:50.:50:51.

realised what was going on just-in-time. He has put in a big

:50:52.:50:56.

loan effort for several laps but he's hanging on to the wheels of the

:50:57.:51:00.

leading group. Meyer keeping the pace high in what is left of the

:51:01.:51:03.

main group behind, keeping it all together. The field is fairly well

:51:04.:51:08.

split into three separate sections now. De Ketele needs to get stuck

:51:09.:51:11.

into the chase because he is the one who needs to score some points. He's

:51:12.:51:16.

been pushed off the podium by Larsen at the moment, two points in arrears

:51:17.:51:21.

of the Danish rider. Larsen has been consistent, chipping away and

:51:22.:51:23.

collecting a few points. Looking good towards the end of the race as

:51:24.:51:31.

well. Two laps to go until the next sprint. So, Graf, Blaha, Downey,

:51:32.:51:35.

Lovassy, Imhof canned Panassenko, the riders at the front. They will

:51:36.:51:39.

contest this as they come around to take the Bell we just saw Mark

:51:40.:51:45.

Stewart with the capital and last an. They will not contest any points

:51:46.:51:52.

here. It will go to the riders in front Claudio Imhof is in second

:51:53.:51:59.

place. Five points for Hungary there. Hungary, Switzerland,

:52:00.:52:02.

Kazakhstan and Austria collecting the points. Meyer has decided he

:52:03.:52:07.

doesn't want anybody is getting on terms and even getting close to him

:52:08.:52:11.

so he has really turned the screws and split the bunch in the process.

:52:12.:52:16.

He is down with three riders and one of those three is Stewart. Stewart

:52:17.:52:21.

is hanging in there straining every sinew to hang in there with Cameron

:52:22.:52:25.

Meyer and Niklas Larsen, full credit to him for doing that, and he is on

:52:26.:52:29.

the wheel of Larsen going down the back straight onto the front of the

:52:30.:52:34.

second group, Mark Stewart. Stewart deciding that one is not going to

:52:35.:52:38.

work, they are too close and they will let me do the chasing so he has

:52:39.:52:41.

wisely gone to the back of the group. There he is in seventh place

:52:42.:52:48.

in the overall standings, Meyer leading from Pszczolarski and De

:52:49.:52:56.

Ketele. Larsen is the only rider not currently on the podium who has a

:52:57.:52:59.

realistic chance of getting there. It is a shame he missed that one

:53:00.:53:03.

move, Meyer going again to jump across, took in micro-break, and is

:53:04.:53:08.

now ploughing across to that move. He knows the gold-medal with is

:53:09.:53:13.

within his sights. Gliding around the bottom of the track as if he is

:53:14.:53:17.

on a rail, Cameron Meyer. What a class act he is, he looks so stylish

:53:18.:53:22.

on the bike. He joins the front group and made it look effortless,

:53:23.:53:27.

which clearly it was anything but. He will ride around the top and

:53:28.:53:35.

leaves them behind, making them look as if they were riding in treacle.

:53:36.:53:40.

Interesting move and I think behind they will probably start conceding

:53:41.:53:42.

defeat and fighting for the minor placings. Meyer feeling good, might

:53:43.:53:47.

as well go and consolidate the win now. Make sure as the laps ticked

:53:48.:53:58.

away. Quite a long way to go, three laps to go, so it is a big effort he

:53:59.:54:03.

is making here. He is slowly pulling away. He is in a class of his own

:54:04.:54:08.

here. It is a one-man race here at the moment and Cameron Meyer from

:54:09.:54:12.

Australia is leaving everyone trailing in his wake as he goes past

:54:13.:54:16.

the finishing line hurtling around the bottom of the track, hoovering

:54:17.:54:22.

up all before him. One imagines hoovering up five more points in

:54:23.:54:31.

just over a lap's time. Such a crushing move that he has broken the

:54:32.:54:39.

room morale -- broken the morale of the others. They have conceded and

:54:40.:54:45.

gone for the other two medal positions. Meyer totally dominant in

:54:46.:54:48.

this race, five points to him, and here comes the chase leading it

:54:49.:54:57.

Pszczolarski from Poland. And behind him Imhof. He needed to get involved

:54:58.:55:03.

in the sprints. Began, De Ketele not able to get involved in anything.

:55:04.:55:08.

Meyer will take a lap on his own here. He's going to do it on his

:55:09.:55:13.

own. Already got 53 points on the board. Cameron Meyer is going to win

:55:14.:55:19.

this race in the grand manner. And here he comes now. About to make

:55:20.:55:26.

that junction. What a ride by Cameron Meyer, stunning. Nice move

:55:27.:55:31.

off the front by Kneisky who was countered, and he still has the

:55:32.:55:35.

possibility to get himself onto the podium if you can gain a lap. It is

:55:36.:55:40.

all about lapping now for anybody not in the original move, they must

:55:41.:55:44.

gain a lap. Might make life interesting for one or two others

:55:45.:55:48.

behind the Kneisky is finding it hard to press on and gain a bigger

:55:49.:55:51.

advantage over the rest of the field but he must try and do so. It's the

:55:52.:55:55.

only chance he has gone now but Cameron Meyer's lead is a yawning

:55:56.:56:00.

chasm, it is enormous, over Pszczolarski. But we have seen a

:56:01.:56:06.

masterclass here in points racing from Cameron Meyer who is set fair

:56:07.:56:11.

now to win this title for the fourth time in his career. Just stayed out

:56:12.:56:15.

of trouble and kept away from the back wheel of Graf. Two sprints to

:56:16.:56:23.

go. Mark Downey is in tenth place overall, he has six points, but

:56:24.:56:26.

determined to get involved as much as possible here all the way to the

:56:27.:56:30.

end of the race and it is he and Regan Gough at the front. And it is

:56:31.:56:35.

Meyer again who closes down this move. He is relentless! He is

:56:36.:56:40.

relentless here. It is Cameron Meyer. This could be the most

:56:41.:56:46.

convincing win in a points race of the last decade, to be honest. It

:56:47.:56:51.

has been awhile since the last road and won the points race at the World

:56:52.:56:58.

Championships, 2009, 2010 and 2012, so the last time was in front of an

:56:59.:57:02.

Australian crowd in Melbourne shortly before the London Olympic

:57:03.:57:05.

Games. Concentrating on the road for the most part of the time since then

:57:06.:57:08.

but consciously making the decision to come back to the track which is

:57:09.:57:11.

good for track racing as a whole and we look forward to seeing him

:57:12.:57:16.

pushing forward to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 which he has very

:57:17.:57:25.

much in his sights. They are on the Sprint lap, Gough leading the way

:57:26.:57:28.

but he is about to be reeled in by the looks of things by the

:57:29.:57:30.

insatiable Cameron Meyer who is closing in on the Kiwi. Can he

:57:31.:57:33.

overhaul him? No, but happy enough with three points, Larsen again

:57:34.:57:36.

scores a couple of points for Denmark just ahead of Scartezzini of

:57:37.:57:42.

Italy. The medal positions are being consolidated now, Larsen in that

:57:43.:57:46.

bronze medal spot, four points clear of the kettle of culture. -- Jay

:57:47.:57:56.

into the last few laps of the race. Cameron Meyer just needs to stay

:57:57.:58:01.

upright to win the world title again. Pszczolarski, the European

:58:02.:58:06.

champion, seemingly heading for silver. Larsen Denmark of the front

:58:07.:58:13.

and Meyer from Australia, the man to lead the chase. Meyer just keeps

:58:14.:58:22.

ploughing on. And Larsen, who thought maybe he had stolen a march

:58:23.:58:26.

on the others now realises he hasn't because the last person he wanted to

:58:27.:58:30.

chase him has indeed done exactly that. Momentary bunch up, in the

:58:31.:58:35.

White with the blue helmet from Italy, Meyer on the inside, Cheung

:58:36.:58:39.

King Lok from Moan Kok goes to the front and the home crowd have

:58:40.:58:42.

something to cheer for the first time in a while. -- Cheung King Lok.

:58:43.:58:51.

He is the national road and time trial champion of Hong Kong, five

:58:52.:58:55.

times the Asian champion, looking to provide a grandstand finish if he

:58:56.:58:59.

possibly can. He won't be involved at the top of the leaderboard in

:59:00.:59:03.

terms of the overall standings. But it's not going to stop him trying to

:59:04.:59:07.

get the glory in the final sprint if he possibly can with five laps to

:59:08.:59:12.

go. The chase is on, there is to well of Spain and Meyer looking

:59:13.:59:17.

comfortable tucked in behind him. -- Teruel. There are still potential

:59:18.:59:20.

here for a rejig of medals on the last lap. De Ketele has been very

:59:21.:59:26.

quiet recently. He's going to have to do something special to put

:59:27.:59:31.

Larsson down into fourth spot, the first two places are secure, I

:59:32.:59:37.

think. Three laps to go. Cheung King Lok from Hong Kong still leads. He

:59:38.:59:43.

has the local crowd on the edge of their seats. Will he be able to hang

:59:44.:59:47.

on for the final couple of laps? De Ketele going for it down the back

:59:48.:59:52.

straight, saving every ounce of energy he has possibly got trying to

:59:53.:59:56.

catch out Larsen and that is what he has done, it is all or nothing for

:59:57.:00:00.

De Ketele, it won't take him to the world title but could put him on the

:00:01.:00:04.

podium here and Cheung King Lok has been left behind as De Ketele goes

:00:05.:00:08.

for it and takes the bell at the front of the race. I think he's

:00:09.:00:11.

going to do it, everybody is strung out behind and Larsen was caught

:00:12.:00:19.

out, he's sprinting hard now but a long way back, he is coming fast but

:00:20.:00:23.

I think the Belgian will hang on to take the points. He has a lot of

:00:24.:00:26.

work to do, Kenny De Ketele taking the sprint ahead of Regan Gough,

:00:27.:00:29.

Claudio Imhof comes over the line in fourth place, that despite the

:00:30.:00:32.

brilliant effort from Kenny De Ketele it was about that man there,

:00:33.:00:37.

utterly dominant, it was a masterclass of points racing from

:00:38.:00:41.

the now four-time world champion in this event. Cameron Meyer was

:00:42.:00:49.

absolutely brilliant. And he was utterly relentless. He crushed the

:00:50.:00:53.

field in this race and Cameron Meyer has his second gold medal of these

:00:54.:01:00.

championships, having been part of Australia's team pursuit squad

:01:01.:01:02.

yesterday, he now and is an individual title. Kenny De Ketele

:01:03.:01:08.

taking ten points on the line and Kenny De Ketele may have pushed

:01:09.:01:12.

himself not only onto the podium, Chris, but maybe even higher than we

:01:13.:01:16.

were expecting. Double points for the last sprint. He could with the

:01:17.:01:21.

double points have pushed Dummett pipped Wyszomirski for the podium.

:01:22.:01:25.

Disposition on the final sprint that makes the decision if equal on

:01:26.:01:29.

points and he probably made the decision 40 or 50 laps ago, thinking

:01:30.:01:33.

he only had one big effort left in him and he would wait and it was

:01:34.:01:36.

poor tactics from Larsen because he only had to watch one person in this

:01:37.:01:41.

race and he let him go. That is what we said earlier, in terms of track

:01:42.:01:45.

craft and knowledge, and making decisions on the move in the heat of

:01:46.:01:50.

the moment there are not many better than Cameron Meyer, but also you

:01:51.:01:53.

would put Kenny De Ketele in that class as well, a rider who has done

:01:54.:01:57.

so many races for so long, he knows what to do, he made that decision

:01:58.:02:01.

and made it count. There we are, there is the result, Cameron Meyer,

:02:02.:02:05.

the new world champion, Kenny De Ketele with that stupendous

:02:06.:02:07.

last-minute effort has hauled himself up from fourth to second

:02:08.:02:14.

place, budget Pszczolarski of Poland is in third and Niklas Larsen from

:02:15.:02:17.

Denmark who was in the medals all the way through has just been pipped

:02:18.:02:22.

and finishes fourth. Cameron Meyer is all smiles and no surprise. What

:02:23.:02:23.

a race. An extraordinary performance from

:02:24.:02:37.

Cameron Meyer, and Mark Stewart finishing seventh, a really decent

:02:38.:02:41.

effort. It is amazing watching Kenny De Ketele at the end of all those

:02:42.:02:45.

laps to suddenly be able to sprint. Once he got a sniff of the finish

:02:46.:02:49.

line, it bumped him up into a silver place, because you get more points

:02:50.:02:54.

for the last sprint, so it was all worth it for a medal. And for the

:02:55.:02:58.

Australian team, more celebrations, and particularly Cameron Meyer,

:02:59.:03:03.

eight time world champion. He is my age, he won three junior champions

:03:04.:03:10.

back in 2006, this is his eighth, but he has never got an Olympic

:03:11.:03:14.

medal. He was fourth in Beijing, didn't go to London or Rio, and I

:03:15.:03:18.

think he would like to try to go to Tokyo, perhaps with a new look

:03:19.:03:24.

omnium. He has been so incredibly dominant, I would love to see him at

:03:25.:03:31.

the Olympic Games in either the team sprint or the omnium. He hasn't

:03:32.:03:38.

ridden a track worlds since 2012 in Melbourne, and the last few years he

:03:39.:03:43.

has been predominantly a road rider. He Hannah Short retirement and made

:03:44.:03:47.

a rapid comeback from that. Obviously still felt hungry for

:03:48.:03:50.

more. He is a rider I always really enjoy watching. When you have known

:03:51.:03:55.

a rider for that long, it is interesting to see however body

:03:56.:03:59.

progresses from being a junior world champion, and eight world titles now

:04:00.:04:01.

and still looking stronger than ever. He is so lean and fit, but

:04:02.:04:08.

Chris you will appreciate this totally, the motivation to keep

:04:09.:04:11.

coming back, keep coming back, to have that longevity. And that will

:04:12.:04:16.

break that semi retirement that he had and reinvigorate that desire. He

:04:17.:04:22.

has been going for a long time, we used to train in Perth which is

:04:23.:04:26.

where Cameron and his brother Travis are from, and they used to train and

:04:27.:04:30.

compete, we have seen them come through from the junior inks through

:04:31.:04:33.

to being world champions stop I think it is great track cycling to

:04:34.:04:36.

have him back on the scene again away from the road, and he will be

:04:37.:04:41.

hungry for the Commonwealth Games and exterior. Exactly, and you can

:04:42.:04:47.

see the Australians are building towards it as a priority. It is hard

:04:48.:04:50.

to look beyond them as the team to beat for the Commonwealth Games, the

:04:51.:04:56.

GB team is split into the home nations, but fighting against them

:04:57.:05:03.

will be a good competition to look out for. And Simon Jones went for

:05:04.:05:07.

the rector job in British cycling, didn't get it but got the job in

:05:08.:05:13.

Australia. He has come in at the right time, he will bring the

:05:14.:05:17.

experience and knowledge that he has had from being part of British

:05:18.:05:26.

cycling, so he has timed it well. He was the West Australian Institute

:05:27.:05:32.

director, so he has been there for a while. And in the centre of the

:05:33.:05:36.

track, Katie Archibald is going through her preparation, the

:05:37.:05:40.

elimination race and points race to come. How well are you, will she

:05:41.:05:50.

have watched Cameron Meyer? Yes, she has the headphones on warming up,

:05:51.:05:53.

her last ten minutes she won't be watching, that you get pretty bored

:05:54.:05:57.

in the centre of the track, so it is nice when there is a race you can

:05:58.:06:01.

watch. What is she listening to, do we know? I don't know, actually. I

:06:02.:06:08.

wouldn't like to call that. Katie is a racing fan,. She likes hip-hop,

:06:09.:06:21.

apparently. I say that like I know what I'm talking about! The within's

:06:22.:06:29.

sprint semifinals, it is Stephanie Morton up next. You were so

:06:30.:06:35.

convincing, Cler! It is the first of the semifinals of

:06:36.:06:52.

the women's sprint. She is the Commonwealth sprint champion.

:06:53.:07:03.

She is still other top end of her game. She is in control at the

:07:04.:07:09.

moment, wanting to try to control this one. Stephanie Morton gathering

:07:10.:07:14.

speed, moving up into her blind spot. There is a lap to go, but it

:07:15.:07:22.

was a faint, and now she can turn on the gas, can she go over the top?

:07:23.:07:31.

And Morton pushes her all the way to the line, but Simona Krupeckaite

:07:32.:07:38.

gets it. Mortar was coming fast around the outside, but then she

:07:39.:07:42.

just stalled in the last few metres, so I thought she was going to get

:07:43.:07:48.

that one. 1-0 to the Lithuanian in the best of three semifinal, and

:07:49.:07:52.

Krupeckaite has three times finished second in the World Championship,

:07:53.:07:57.

she has never actually won the world crown. Will this finally be her

:07:58.:08:01.

year? She has a lot to do, she has to get past Stephanie Morton and

:08:02.:08:09.

either Lee Wai Sze or Kristina Vogel. She was feigning the move,

:08:10.:08:20.

trying to push on, but she will is an experienced rider and just kept

:08:21.:08:23.

accelerating, didn't get panicked into going to early. I would like to

:08:24.:08:29.

hear Chris Hoy's analysis later, but she kept a little back for the final

:08:30.:08:34.

kick, I think, and it just caught Stephanie Morton out. Now, Lee Wai

:08:35.:08:43.

Sze from Hong Kong, a big sporting star here. The host nation's best

:08:44.:08:49.

hope of a medal by far in these championships. Kristina Vogel, the

:08:50.:08:54.

Olympic champion. Her opponent in this semifinal. They are going

:08:55.:09:02.

eyeball to eyeball. They can't see! They both have mirror visors on.

:09:03.:09:13.

Take my word I'm staring at you. Three laps of the track, and this

:09:14.:09:19.

has the potential to be an epic battle between the pair of them. We

:09:20.:09:25.

have seen some fantastic racing in this World Championships, a lot of

:09:26.:09:32.

close contests, we have seen form books turned over. Will we see

:09:33.:09:36.

another track stand? Used to be very popular on the

:09:37.:09:48.

larger tracks to try to force your opponent to the front, the straights

:09:49.:09:54.

are at having a lead made a big difference, but with 250 metres

:09:55.:09:58.

tracks, it is less clear which is the most advantageous position.

:09:59.:10:03.

Slowly the pace increases, the tension builds, the calm before the

:10:04.:10:12.

storm. Vogel is really close, it is difficult, they train to ride

:10:13.:10:14.

looking back down the track, using the lines as a reference point. But

:10:15.:10:19.

when a rider is right in your shadow, it is hard to keep track of

:10:20.:10:24.

them. Kristina Vogel has some height on the far side of the track, next

:10:25.:10:27.

time over the line they will take the bell and the Sprint will really

:10:28.:10:33.

be on. Here we go, and it is led by Lee Wai Sze, here comes Kristina

:10:34.:10:36.

Vogel to try to make a challenge. Has the rider from Hong Kong got the

:10:37.:10:40.

speed to hold off the Olympic champion? Shoulder to shoulder round

:10:41.:10:46.

the bend, Alberta elbow, eyeballs out, and Lee Wai Sze is just pipped

:10:47.:10:51.

on the line by Kristina Vogel, great race. Almost came down to endurance,

:10:52.:10:58.

that one, the drag race started on the back straight, and Lee was

:10:59.:11:04.

holding her own, but Vogel managed to stick with it, and then suddenly

:11:05.:11:07.

had that slight height advantage and that was enough. Lee is already in

:11:08.:11:13.

the last chance saloon, she has to win the next match between the peril

:11:14.:11:18.

of them. Here is the Sprint once more, and what an intense battle it

:11:19.:11:23.

was between the pair of them. She was determined not to give an inch,

:11:24.:11:30.

outside the sprinter's line as well. When the Sprint proper had started.

:11:31.:11:35.

But it was Vogel who just had that little bit extra momentum. The

:11:36.:11:43.

geometry of the track played its part, and the best riders use every

:11:44.:11:46.

single bit of tactical advantage they can. We will reach a conclusion

:11:47.:11:52.

in the women's sprint in this session here today at the World

:11:53.:11:56.

Championships in Hong Kong. Kristina Vogel still looks a picture of

:11:57.:11:59.

concentration as she whines down on the inside of the track. A little

:12:00.:12:05.

later on we will get the second match of the semifinals, but so far

:12:06.:12:14.

it is Simone Krupeckaite leading 1-0, and Kristina Vogel who has the

:12:15.:12:18.

advantage over Lee Wai Sze from Hong Kong.

:12:19.:12:23.

So good to watch, these sprint races, for the psychological games.

:12:24.:12:34.

Why do sprinters need to do the intimidation? It is very

:12:35.:12:38.

gladiatorial, you are staring at your opponent, and you have to watch

:12:39.:12:42.

them just in case they go for a long one, especially the Germans, they

:12:43.:12:45.

are famous for being sneaky in that respect in the sprint. You use to

:12:46.:12:50.

get people trying to come up to you and eyeball you before you step on

:12:51.:12:53.

the track. That was always a sign that they were nervous, but it is

:12:54.:12:59.

all part of the game. Endurance cyclists don't do that? Not really,

:13:00.:13:06.

no. It is different fast because you have to wait, all sitting in the pit

:13:07.:13:10.

together. I couldn't do it, I would be smiling. That would disarm them,

:13:11.:13:14.

though, they would say, what is she smiling about? There was slight

:13:15.:13:21.

querying the studio that there might have been the stewards enquiry had

:13:22.:13:28.

Lee Wai Sze won that? She came out of the red, the sprinters lain here,

:13:29.:13:32.

and once you have committed to that, you have to commit to it. Having a

:13:33.:13:41.

right battle, a right old Hong Kong ding-dong, but if Lee had won this,

:13:42.:13:48.

I think that would have been reversed. And coming down onto the

:13:49.:13:52.

blue, that is not illegal but it is slightly slower? It is a longer

:13:53.:13:56.

distance to come off and back on again, and if you do it on the

:13:57.:13:59.

banking itself on the corner, there is a risk that you can crashed

:14:00.:14:07.

because it is not as banked. Let's focus on Katie Archibald going into

:14:08.:14:10.

the last two stages of the women's omnium, the first thing she will

:14:11.:14:14.

have to do is finish first or second in the elimination race, what should

:14:15.:14:22.

her tactics be? She needs to try to stay out of trouble, stay near the

:14:23.:14:25.

front, and she can do that for a long period of time, put the people

:14:26.:14:29.

behind her under pressure. And then try to get through the gaps, she is

:14:30.:14:33.

phenomenal at doing that, no gap is too small, she is not scared. You

:14:34.:14:38.

will see her towards the end go to the back, and pick people off one by

:14:39.:14:42.

one like I used to do. And make sure you are not the one who was left

:14:43.:14:48.

last. Yes, the last person over the line is out. Did you love the

:14:49.:14:54.

elimination? Yes, it was one of my favourites, I'm excited to see her

:14:55.:14:58.

do it. Everything is do or die, it is thrilling, and if you are out,

:14:59.:15:03.

you are out, so it is worth taking that gap and taking the chance. You

:15:04.:15:07.

gave us a heart attack watching you! It might be fun for you! They want

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people to watch the omnium, it is a bit of fun! How we feeling about

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this new omnium so far? I am not a big fan, but let's wait and see if

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Katie wins, we might change our minds! This is going to be just

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thrilling to watch, because the back rider will get eliminated every

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other lap, and Chris Boardman and Simon Brotherton can call talkers

:15:29.:15:33.

through the elimination race in the women's omnium.

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COMMENTATOR: Hang onto your hats, we are under underway, the race is on.

:15:39.:15:43.

Neutralist start for the event because everybody wants to be at the

:15:44.:15:47.

front. With such dramatic consequences being at the back after

:15:48.:15:53.

two laps everybody wants to be at the front. It was like the start of

:15:54.:15:58.

a greyhound race, as soon as the gun went they were heading for the front

:15:59.:16:02.

making sure they are not out of the race early on. Katie Archibald,

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halfway back on the outside at the moment, next time over the line we

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will lose our first rider, the light on the handlebar will start

:16:12.:16:13.

flashing, the number will be held up, and they will have to make way.

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The first rider out is the rider from Taipei, Zeng Ke Xin. They will

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get a brief respite before sprinting again. They have half a lap to make

:16:28.:16:32.

the decision on that one before it is passed on to the rider. Riding at

:16:33.:16:37.

the back at the moment is Luo Xiaoling from China, making a move

:16:38.:16:42.

to try and push up the field. Now she is with half a lap to go. Nicely

:16:43.:16:50.

positioned halfway down the field, where the shape of the track plays a

:16:51.:16:55.

big part in this race. If you go around the outside it is a long way.

:16:56.:17:03.

Yumi Kajihara from Japan, the second rider to go, not scoring well in

:17:04.:17:08.

this event. Very easy to get caught out, you are swamped in this event,

:17:09.:17:12.

you think you are nicely placed and suddenly a lot of writers who have

:17:13.:17:15.

been sitting on your shoulder roll down into straight from the high

:17:16.:17:20.

banking and overtake and there is nowhere to go. Burano brakes on

:17:21.:17:24.

these bikes. Sarah Hammer moving to the outside making sure she's out of

:17:25.:17:28.

trouble. There is a big pile up and we have lost several riders. Italy

:17:29.:17:35.

down, Canada down. And I think Lithuania as well. Three riders have

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fallen quite heavily. They have neutralised the race, the yellow

:17:40.:17:43.

flag is out until they have made sure the riders are OK and cleared

:17:44.:17:46.

bikes out of the way and checked the track over. Elisa Balsamo, the world

:17:47.:17:52.

junior road race champion, and fortunately back on her feet, shaken

:17:53.:17:58.

but looks OK. Here is the crash again. It is so easy to hit

:17:59.:18:04.

somebody's back wheel and that is what happened. You can see the rider

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from Belgium chips ahead and she knows somebody just touched her back

:18:09.:18:12.

wheel. Stephanie Roorda from Canada falling, and the Lithuanian, Olivia

:18:13.:18:28.

Bella -- Olivia Bella site. Roorda is on the ground still being

:18:29.:18:31.

attended to and they are calling for the stretcher. My fear is that maybe

:18:32.:18:37.

her championship is done. It was a heavy fall. Crashed onto the track,

:18:38.:18:42.

one of the most horrible parts of it, you can see it coming and you

:18:43.:18:46.

have no brakes and there is nowhere to go so you have a full second to

:18:47.:18:51.

appreciate what is going to happen. As we watch it again, Laura, back in

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the studio, it is every rider's worst nightmare because often it is

:18:58.:19:00.

not your fault and there is nothing you can do. She got caught out at

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the back and has no brakes and has nowhere to go other than just

:19:07.:19:09.

hitting straight into them, and she looks like she has come off worse in

:19:10.:19:14.

the crash. In a way it can work to your advantage in that you get a

:19:15.:19:18.

massive adrenaline rush. As long as you can get back up and get back on

:19:19.:19:23.

the bike you might see those crash riders come forward and do quite

:19:24.:19:24.

well now. The race is underway once again, the

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gun has just fired and Stephanie Roorda is having a neck brace put on

:19:34.:19:37.

down in front of us, so hopefully that is precautionary and she will

:19:38.:19:42.

be OK and we will concentrate on the race. I'm surprised they have

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restarted it with all of that paraphernalia right against the

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track, having just demonstrated how precarious this race can be. But

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started it again they have and Katie Archibald is nicely placed in third

:19:54.:19:57.

position on the outside at the moment. Number 28, the rider at the

:19:58.:20:02.

back, is from Lithuania, one of the riders who crashed, Olivija

:20:03.:20:09.

Baleisyte, and she goes. The adrenaline rush didn't work for her

:20:10.:20:13.

but at least she is in one piece as Stephanie Roorda leaves the track.

:20:14.:20:18.

She is walking off the inside of the track which is great to see. She has

:20:19.:20:25.

one of the coaching staff with her but good news that Stephanie Roorda,

:20:26.:20:28.

who has a neck brace on, is at least able to walk away from the edge of

:20:29.:20:33.

the track. Hopefully she will be OK. The next sprint is coming up

:20:34.:20:38.

shortly. This is it now, Katie Archibald has been rolling around at

:20:39.:20:42.

the front, just one wheel to sit on, comfortable behind Sarah Hammer.

:20:43.:20:46.

Lydia Boyland was impressive at the front again, she rode really well in

:20:47.:20:50.

the last race ahead of this one. It is the German rider Tatjana Paller

:20:51.:20:56.

who is out this time, slowly and slowly we are whittling through the

:20:57.:21:01.

field. Let's hope there are no more mishaps. Katie Archibald in third

:21:02.:21:04.

place at the moment. It is stringing out now with a bit of speed. She

:21:05.:21:08.

went up to make sure she wouldn't get boxed in and Sarah Hammer came

:21:09.:21:12.

underneath. You can move yourself forward but there is nowhere to go.

:21:13.:21:18.

So, Hammer taking some risks. She is having a look around and I think it

:21:19.:21:25.

is the rider from Hong Kong who is out, Pang Yao, no, it has been given

:21:26.:21:32.

as China. This has got to be the toughest of all competitions to be a

:21:33.:21:35.

commissar, they have less than ten seconds to make a decision. Lucy

:21:36.:21:40.

Dowling was the rider called in. Now have they started already? -- Luo

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Xiaoling. Steinbach has space to move into unlike Pang Yao from Hong

:21:49.:21:54.

Kong who finds herself at the tail end of the field and may be the

:21:55.:21:57.

rider to go. Maybe not, the Czech Republic, it is Jarmila Machacova,

:21:58.:22:03.

the former world champion, who is the latest to be eliminated here.

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Points race world champion in 2013. Katie Archibald has not got many

:22:15.:22:18.

people behind her and she is quite low down at the moment, so she could

:22:19.:22:23.

just do with nudging out there because she is in a hole. She has

:22:24.:22:27.

sensed the danger and trying to push up but she is back wheel at the

:22:28.:22:30.

moment and will have to come around the outside quickly if she can. It

:22:31.:22:34.

will have to be a sprint from Katie Archibald as she sprints to stay in

:22:35.:22:38.

the race and she may have made it, Lydia Boyland may have gone. Making

:22:39.:22:44.

life difficult for us watching it. That were so close. Lydia Boyland

:22:45.:22:48.

has gone, but Katie Archibald was a whisker away from losing a hat full

:22:49.:22:52.

of points. She sensed the danger with three quarters of a lap to go

:22:53.:22:56.

and it has given her an adrenaline boost, I think. She is going the

:22:57.:23:00.

long way round on the outside but she has room to race and that is all

:23:01.:23:03.

she needs at the moment. Sarah Hammer taking the Long Way round

:23:04.:23:07.

coming towards the front trying to make sure she stays out of trouble,

:23:08.:23:14.

Katie Archibald is going to be OK this time, Sternberg of Norway will

:23:15.:23:20.

go as Kirsten Wild leads. Amy Cure from Australia leads them round down

:23:21.:23:23.

the back straight. Norway the latest out. Anita Stenberg. Amy Cure at the

:23:24.:23:31.

front, Kirsten Wild stayed in the position where she is in second

:23:32.:23:36.

place for quite a while now. Hammer is in the danger spot coming around

:23:37.:23:41.

the outside so she is playing the sprinting game, Katie Archibald is

:23:42.:23:44.

comfortable. Archibald in a better position, just on the outside of

:23:45.:23:49.

Roxane Fournier. Here comes Sarah Hammer around the outside, Katie

:23:50.:23:53.

Archibald safely through and the Hong Kong rider Pang Yao is finally

:23:54.:24:01.

out this time. Disappointment around the velodrome. This race is going at

:24:02.:24:07.

some rate. Sarah Hammer once again at the back. Choosing to spend her

:24:08.:24:14.

energy steady-state, Archibald, steady pace all the way through

:24:15.:24:18.

rather than constant pace which is how Hammer is playing this one, it

:24:19.:24:24.

is energy expensive. Could be a tough one for Tetyana Klimchenko at

:24:25.:24:27.

the back of the field. Sarah Hammer looks around to make sure that she

:24:28.:24:31.

is safe, and indeed the rider who may have gone was Alzbeta Pavlendova

:24:32.:24:37.

from Slovakia. Yes, it is Pavlendova who is out. Archibald is in the

:24:38.:24:42.

middle of the pack now at the bottom. So she is going to have to

:24:43.:24:46.

be a little bit careful now. There is not a lot of riders and they

:24:47.:24:49.

could all sweep over the top very quickly. That is the thing about

:24:50.:24:54.

Laura when she races. She is very good at finding a little gap and

:24:55.:24:57.

squeezing through it. She needs to find one now because that is the

:24:58.:25:03.

most difficult of all places to be. Boxed in a little bit here but I

:25:04.:25:06.

think she will get away with it, yes, she will, and it's the Italian

:25:07.:25:11.

rider who is out, Balsamo, who was one of those who fell early on. She

:25:12.:25:17.

got up and collected a few more points to her total. She can now

:25:18.:25:21.

tend to her injuries after the heavy crash. She was lying fifth going

:25:22.:25:28.

into this. Sarah Hammer is on the wheel of Katie Archibald. Sprinting.

:25:29.:25:36.

Oh! Sarah Hammer. She sensed what was going to happen, she thought she

:25:37.:25:41.

would put her in the box and she was not having it. She has a good turn

:25:42.:25:45.

of speed. Fournier has work to do to make sure she stays in, it is either

:25:46.:25:49.

fully or the rider from New Zealand, I think it may be Roxane Fournier.

:25:50.:25:55.

It is New Zealand. Michaela Drummond, who was the other rider

:25:56.:26:00.

there. She is adjudged to have had her wheel and little bit further

:26:01.:26:04.

back than the French woman who stays alive in this elimination race for a

:26:05.:26:08.

little bit longer. Amy Cure on the front for Australia, Kirsten Wild of

:26:09.:26:11.

the Netherlands coming around the outside, Katie Archibald as well

:26:12.:26:14.

just moves around the outside with Lotte Kopecky. Sarah Hammer is at

:26:15.:26:20.

the back right behind Roxane Fournier, Katie Archibald is all

:26:21.:26:25.

right here, Wild and Archibald first over and it will be Tetyana

:26:26.:26:32.

Klimchenko from Ukraine. The lights are flashing on the handlebars, her

:26:33.:26:37.

race is run. Sarah Hammer feels she has the measure of this group now

:26:38.:26:40.

and she is saving her effort until the last quarter of a lap, just

:26:41.:26:44.

sitting at the back and waiting. It looks like it could be Katie

:26:45.:26:47.

Archibald is the person she has got to get over in the next half a lap.

:26:48.:26:53.

Katie Archibald moves past Roxane Fournier and Sarah Hammer is doing

:26:54.:26:57.

everything she can to stick to Archibald's wheel, Kirsten Wild

:26:58.:27:00.

staying out of trouble at the front, has a little look around, over the

:27:01.:27:03.

line they come, that will be very close. Yes, the Spanish rider. We

:27:04.:27:10.

will see what the judges' decision is. It is the Spanish rider Ana

:27:11.:27:18.

Usabiaga. There wasn't much in that. Eight riders left. I think a little

:27:19.:27:26.

bit more respect between Archibald and Hammer at the moment, not trying

:27:27.:27:30.

to play games by watching each other in, just focusing on their own race.

:27:31.:27:34.

Ana Usabiaga is gone, we're down to seven, Sarah Hammer will try and

:27:35.:27:38.

make the move again from the back of the field, Katie Archibald, as they

:27:39.:27:43.

cross the line... We will nervously await the decision of the judges

:27:44.:27:48.

here. It is France who are out. Roxane Fournier. I wouldn't have

:27:49.:27:54.

called that one. So, match sprinting, every 30 seconds. Two

:27:55.:28:00.

very close escapes for Katie Archibald in this race but she is

:28:01.:28:04.

still hanging in there. Hammer is in a difficult position boxed on the

:28:05.:28:07.

inside and Katie Archibald Binks, well, I will keep you there quite

:28:08.:28:11.

happily thank you very much. Hammer has nowhere to go at the moment. No,

:28:12.:28:16.

she hasn't, and will have to force her way out. Over the line and Sarah

:28:17.:28:21.

Hammer is out beaten in the Sprint. A real surprise, she's been

:28:22.:28:24.

fantastic in the event in the past. She had a bad first event, and that

:28:25.:28:31.

could put the chances of her vying for gold in real difficulty now. The

:28:32.:28:34.

key for Katie Archibald is to take full advantage of the situation. Amy

:28:35.:28:39.

Cure is still in there for Australia, Kirsten Wild of the

:28:40.:28:42.

Netherlands. The rider in the red and white is Daria Pikulik in the

:28:43.:28:47.

middle of your picture from Poland. Archibald is there, Lotte Kopecky is

:28:48.:28:51.

also there from Belgium. Here comes the Sprint, will Archibald have the

:28:52.:28:55.

legs to stay in it? She will be pushed all the way, I think Katie

:28:56.:28:59.

Archibald might have gone this time by half a wheel. She looked a bit

:29:00.:29:03.

spent and there was a lot of battles she had to fight consecutively and I

:29:04.:29:07.

think it caught up in the end. She just didn't have the turn of speed.

:29:08.:29:11.

Katie Archibald is out and we're left four, Wild, Pikulik is there,

:29:12.:29:21.

could Peki. Barely time for them to catch their breath before the next

:29:22.:29:28.

sprint is on. -- Lotte Kopecky. Custom build has stayed out of

:29:29.:29:32.

trouble so far, she looks in control -- Kirsten Wild. Lotte Kopecky goes.

:29:33.:29:39.

Amy Cure has ridden it the best so far. She's been watching and didn't

:29:40.:29:42.

try and win the Sprint, just making sure there is people behind. We have

:29:43.:29:47.

barely mentioned her name. That is a good thing tactically because it

:29:48.:29:52.

says that you are just not visible between the wheels. Welcoming you

:29:53.:29:56.

are visible now, just three riders left, match sprint to get into this

:29:57.:30:03.

final dash. Amy Cure going around the outside and Pikulik has nothing

:30:04.:30:07.

left. The tank is empty and the Polish rider is going to finish

:30:08.:30:11.

third. It was a great effort from her, she looks frustrated but she

:30:12.:30:14.

has taken third. Pikulik was a silver medallist in the World Junior

:30:15.:30:18.

Championships in the Omni a few years ago and now on the senior

:30:19.:30:23.

stage and making her mark but it is Amy Cure against Kirsten Wild for

:30:24.:30:27.

the win in the third event of four in the women's omnium, here comes

:30:28.:30:38.

the final sprint, one lap to go, led out by the Australian Kew, Kirsten

:30:39.:30:41.

Wild right on her wheel. How she got the strength to get past her? Amy

:30:42.:30:44.

Cure is not giving way. She will not give way to Kirsten Wild and if she

:30:45.:30:47.

wants to win the Sprint she will have to earn it and she can't come a

:30:48.:30:50.

great ride from Amy Cure of Australia who takes maximum points

:30:51.:30:53.

in the elimination race in the omnium and it was beautifully ridden

:30:54.:30:58.

by Amy Cure all the way through and Kirsten Wild as to settle for second

:30:59.:31:00.

place in this particular event. Just looking at it now, an

:31:01.:31:10.

officially the results suggest that Katie Archibald still leads the way,

:31:11.:31:15.

but she will be level on points with Amy Cure, and Archibald will be

:31:16.:31:20.

leading because she has won two of the races, with Kirsten Wild in

:31:21.:31:25.

third place and Sarah Hammer down to fourth. We are waiting for the

:31:26.:31:33.

confirmation. I was expecting Kirsten Wild to come out from behind

:31:34.:31:39.

her and asked her shoulder. I watched Amy Cure in the previous

:31:40.:31:42.

Sprint make a decision, she is still capable of thinking, I will just do

:31:43.:31:47.

enough, and the only time I thought she might have blown it was when she

:31:48.:31:52.

started to sprint with a lap to go, but clearly she had the confidence,

:31:53.:31:56.

and Kirsten Wild happy to take second. How do you think Katie

:31:57.:32:01.

Archibald will feel about her ride? Was a bit disappointed, she worked

:32:02.:32:05.

hard all the way through, Laura Trott, the best bike rider, male or

:32:06.:32:10.

female, I have ever seen, ride in this race, incredibly tactically

:32:11.:32:14.

astute, knows when to use it. I think Katie Archibald has probably

:32:15.:32:17.

got some more to come from her in this event. She did ride it hard and

:32:18.:32:22.

courageously, still very respectable and she is still right up there. The

:32:23.:32:26.

points have been amended, and she might have just dropped into second

:32:27.:32:31.

position behind Amy Cure who was a good points race rider, so all to

:32:32.:32:37.

play for. The points were amended all our screen in front of us, and

:32:38.:32:41.

as you can see, Amy Cure is the new leader, level on points with Casty

:32:42.:32:48.

-- Katie Archibald. Sarah Hammer is in fourth, and I think the bottom

:32:49.:32:51.

line going into the last race is that it is all to play for.

:32:52.:32:55.

It might have been one thing for you to watch at home, but it was one

:32:56.:33:01.

thing to watch Laura Kenney watching that, because you were constantly

:33:02.:33:08.

flapping! I will admit, it is way worse watching than being there, you

:33:09.:33:12.

are in control when you are doing it, it is just you, but that was

:33:13.:33:18.

stressful. I can't control her, I can't say, no, turnaround! Now you

:33:19.:33:29.

understand how we feel. And she did finally get caught out at the back,

:33:30.:33:33.

but do you think, earlier in the race she very nearly went, and that

:33:34.:33:39.

would have been disastrous for the points. I think it was just a lack

:33:40.:33:43.

of concentration more than anything. When you are in the bunch, you have

:33:44.:33:49.

a good feeling of the people who are around you, and I don't think she

:33:50.:33:52.

relies time many people were going over the top, I think she thought

:33:53.:33:58.

she was safe. That was a tiny margin. That was with 15 riders

:33:59.:34:04.

left, but this was her when she finally did get caught. Was it just

:34:05.:34:08.

a case of not having enough left, or was it positioning? If that was me,

:34:09.:34:14.

I would have tried, in the lap forewings Baniyas has just come out,

:34:15.:34:17.

I would have gone to the front. If you know you haven't got the legs,

:34:18.:34:21.

you are better off to put yourself forward. You want the room to slide

:34:22.:34:25.

back, so you are better off to get to the black line and see what

:34:26.:34:29.

happens from there. But the point is she can still win this. She can, and

:34:30.:34:35.

she has definitely got the legs for it. She will be a little bit gutted

:34:36.:34:40.

with that performance, but it is all to play for. They are now on equal

:34:41.:34:45.

points, but there is still a margin back to third and fourth. She has 35

:34:46.:34:51.

men it is to recover. Is there any benefit to having gone out a couple

:34:52.:34:56.

of minutes earlier than Amy Cure? She can be. She will be cooling down

:34:57.:35:03.

faster. You don't need to warm up for the points race, you need to

:35:04.:35:08.

cool down now to be fresher, said couple of minutes... And four less

:35:09.:35:17.

Sprints in her legs. What would you say to her now? Just relax. She is

:35:18.:35:22.

always in control of the racing, and she needs to make sure she goes in

:35:23.:35:26.

with that mindset that she is still in control. Amy Cure was very lucky

:35:27.:35:32.

to avoid the big crash. She was right behind it, and as we have been

:35:33.:35:36.

saying, there are no brakes on these bikes, so you have to react quickly,

:35:37.:35:40.

she went high to get round them, and she wasn't far off it. Instinctive

:35:41.:35:45.

reaction, and these are the things that can completely derail your

:35:46.:35:51.

medal chances. How will they repair the track? They will basically pull

:35:52.:35:56.

out the bit that has been damaged, fill it in, send it over and put

:35:57.:36:03.

tape over it. It is a bit Heath Robinson. That is what they do. And

:36:04.:36:07.

here we go for the second of the best of three races in the women's

:36:08.:36:15.

sprint semifinals, it is Stephanie Morton against Simona Krupeckaite.

:36:16.:36:25.

So, Stephanie Morton has it all to do, and she showed earlier in the

:36:26.:36:32.

week that she has the form. She has, she has got caught out in the

:36:33.:36:36.

previous ride, and I don't think she will make that mistake again. She is

:36:37.:36:40.

in pole position now and raising the speed very quickly. She wants to

:36:41.:36:45.

keep that front position all the way through. Stephanie Morton going for

:36:46.:36:52.

the element of a drag race here. Simona Krupeckaite forced to open it

:36:53.:37:00.

up a little earlier, and she looks to draw level already inside the

:37:01.:37:03.

final 200 metres, and down the back straight they go, it will be tight.

:37:04.:37:07.

Neck and neck into the finishing straight, Morton is going to hold

:37:08.:37:12.

off here, it is 1-1, and we will go to the decider in this semifinal in

:37:13.:37:17.

the women's sprint. More to did everything she needed to do, she

:37:18.:37:23.

took full control of that one, and Krupeckaite fell into it, I'm

:37:24.:37:26.

afraid, she held it on the hip, saved enough in the back straight to

:37:27.:37:31.

keep up, and that is where it was won, on the back straight. She is

:37:32.:37:35.

doing an extra ten metres of riding by the time they have come around to

:37:36.:37:39.

the line, having spent two bankings trying to get around. It is a lot

:37:40.:37:46.

further on this banked track. We saw that Stephanie Morton definitely had

:37:47.:37:49.

a plan, and that is a good start in a match sprint. Orla Barry healing

:37:50.:37:54.

with, forget defeat, this is all about dealing with this moment, and

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she was angry after that previous round. And she got even at 1-1. So

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we still have to have that third race to decide who goes through to

:38:07.:38:13.

compete for the gold medal. We will have to settle for the bronze medal,

:38:14.:38:16.

but it looks like a conveyor belt here, and already up onto the track,

:38:17.:38:30.

Lee Wai Sze from Hong Kong. She was beaten by Kristina Vogel in a

:38:31.:38:38.

titanic sprint in the first race. Packed house watching tonight, let's

:38:39.:38:41.

see if they can help her out, she will need everything they can give

:38:42.:38:42.

her. The harsh among the crowd as

:38:43.:38:52.

Kristina Vogel will lead them off on this first lap.

:38:53.:38:59.

Vogel will be keeping an eye on her opponent, looking for any sudden

:39:00.:39:15.

movement. There won't be any yet, it is far too early for that. 999 times

:39:16.:39:22.

out of a thousand. You do have the odd occasion when somebody suddenly

:39:23.:39:25.

goes for it almost from the gun, but you don't see that very often at

:39:26.:39:29.

all, it is a real leg shredding exercise trying to do that. But Lee

:39:30.:39:35.

Wai Sze flying the flag for the hosts here against Kristina Vogel.

:39:36.:39:41.

Vogel a seven time world champion, she has been twice the champion of

:39:42.:39:48.

the world in the sprint, she won in 2014, in Colombia, and defended it

:39:49.:39:51.

successfully in Paris a couple of years ago. Had to settle for the

:39:52.:40:03.

bronze medal last year. The pace lifting now, with two laps to go,

:40:04.:40:10.

and Vogel now deciding, I am at the front, I may as well use it. As she

:40:11.:40:15.

looks back, that will be the view that Kristina Vogel will have had

:40:16.:40:18.

her opponent, Lee Wai Sze getting larger and larger in her rear-view

:40:19.:40:23.

mirror as the sprint now starts. Inside the final lap, Lee Wai Sze

:40:24.:40:26.

has got a gap to close on Kristina Vogel. Roared on by the crowd, will

:40:27.:40:33.

that carry her home? Will it force a deciding ride? No, it won't, because

:40:34.:40:38.

Kristina Vogel held on at the front, but did she do so legally? In the

:40:39.:40:42.

final bend there was a real flick, and we will have to wait and see

:40:43.:40:47.

what the judges say, but it will have affected the result, so the

:40:48.:40:53.

penultimate ranking or OK, Lee Wai Sze not giving in at all, Vogel

:40:54.:40:57.

outside the sprint line there, and then as they come around into the

:40:58.:41:02.

finishing straight, really drift up. She won't be given that one, I will

:41:03.:41:07.

be very surprised if she is not relegated, particularly since it was

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close. It was close and it was a very anxious moment for Lee Wai Sze

:41:13.:41:17.

as Kristina Vogel came right up into her, as it were. She probably would

:41:18.:41:24.

have won anyway. Kristina Vogel, nothing has been said so far, she

:41:25.:41:28.

has been given it, but they are having a look. But at the moment, is

:41:29.:41:33.

Kristina Vogel riding around waving to the crowd, a sporting gesture

:41:34.:41:37.

there from Lee Wai Sze, the riders have their arms around each other as

:41:38.:41:40.

they roll around the bottom of the track, but her coaching staff no

:41:41.:41:43.

doubt talking to the officials about it. The officials are taking a look,

:41:44.:41:47.

and this is what they are looking at. Just watch this. It is not a

:41:48.:41:53.

distance, so there you go, it is very, very clear, and I think even

:41:54.:41:57.

Kristina Vogel knows it, to be honest. And she didn't need to do

:41:58.:42:03.

it, there is a very good chance she would have taken that much anyway. I

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would be amazed, I would bet your salary that that is overturned,

:42:11.:42:19.

Simon. As much as that?! There we are, Kristina Vogel, we wait to hear

:42:20.:42:23.

the outcome. Nothing has been announced by the officials, but as

:42:24.:42:25.

we saw a few moments ago, they were clearly having a look at it. So, at

:42:26.:42:33.

the moment, Kristina Vogel has been awarded race two, meaning she would

:42:34.:42:36.

be through to the final. We will bring you any further developments

:42:37.:42:39.

as and when they occur. CLARE BALDING: Chris, we think that

:42:40.:42:45.

she will be relegated, don't we? 99% sure. She came out of the lane at

:42:46.:42:51.

eight crucial point, and it clearly impeded progress of Lee. And it was

:42:52.:42:58.

dangerous? She did it because she was desperate, she could sense that

:42:59.:43:07.

Lee was approaching. She flicks out, almost hits her front wheel, and Lee

:43:08.:43:12.

has to go the long way round here. Yes, I think the judges... If it

:43:13.:43:15.

doesn't get reversed, I will be surprised. And is there also just a

:43:16.:43:20.

sense of the judges from the pressure of the home crowd? There

:43:21.:43:27.

shouldn't be. I don't know. I would like to think it is completely

:43:28.:43:29.

neutral and there is no favouritism at all, but as an objective

:43:30.:43:34.

observer, you would say that that is a clearly impeding the forward

:43:35.:43:38.

progress of your opponent, so it should be a reversal of the

:43:39.:43:42.

decision. Our stewards hearsay Vogel relegated. I think relegated. As

:43:43.:43:49.

well. So it does mean a little bit more of a David Katie Archibald,

:43:50.:43:53.

because it means both of those races will go to a decider for the women's

:43:54.:43:57.

sprint semifinals, and Katie Archibald jointly in lead of the

:43:58.:44:00.

women's omnium with just the points race to come. The team that

:44:01.:44:04.

surrounds the riders are crucial, and Key among them is the head

:44:05.:44:07.

mechanic, he is called Ernie Faye agreed and he has been talking to

:44:08.:44:13.

John Douglas. There is so much activity in the track centre,

:44:14.:44:16.

certainly around the British pen, because that is where all the bikes

:44:17.:44:20.

are looked after, and Ernie is the man in charge, he has been here for

:44:21.:44:24.

donkeys years! Looking after some very fine pieces of equipment. What

:44:25.:44:29.

is the biggest challenge you have on a big track event like this? The

:44:30.:44:33.

biggest challenges keeping your feet on the ground. We have so many

:44:34.:44:38.

wonderful performances, and for us, we have just won something, but

:44:39.:44:42.

there is always somebody else racing next, so we have to keep our feet on

:44:43.:44:49.

the ground, everything else. I always see you with a spanner or a

:44:50.:44:53.

pump or cloth, what exactly are you doing? Changing the gears, we do

:44:54.:44:59.

that track centre. All of the wheels, they will be prepared in

:45:00.:45:03.

Manchester before we have come, and anything that needs changing, we

:45:04.:45:08.

have a workshop downstairs here, and I have some wheels and a blue and

:45:09.:45:11.

tyres already waiting, and that will be a job tomorrow morning. It is a

:45:12.:45:15.

lot of logistics to get to somewhere like Hong Kong, I know often you

:45:16.:45:20.

with the team drive a van to various events, but that is not possible

:45:21.:45:24.

from Manchester to Hong Kong! Thankfully not. We have done really

:45:25.:45:29.

well this time, we brought 123 items, three and a half tonnes of

:45:30.:45:34.

equipment, which is madness. I think the only time we have done better

:45:35.:45:38.

than that was the Rio Olympics. So we checked it all in on the

:45:39.:45:41.

Wednesday, then we rolled up on Thursday morning and checked in like

:45:42.:45:45.

a tourist, I can't remember the last time I have done that. And one of

:45:46.:45:50.

the things we notice is a lot of the other teams are around having a look

:45:51.:45:53.

to see what you have got, and you keep an eye on the other teams to

:45:54.:45:56.

see what innovations they have got. A lot of people talking about the

:45:57.:46:01.

way the British teams have invested in the technology, has that been

:46:02.:46:05.

exciting to see? It is always exciting, you come out every four

:46:06.:46:08.

years with something new, and you can see no a few teams have gone to

:46:09.:46:12.

the larger chain rings like we ran out in Rio, and a few people when we

:46:13.:46:16.

had the wider forks in London, they came out with those. So it is quite

:46:17.:46:21.

comical, really. People trying to play catch up with us, but we are

:46:22.:46:26.

always a few steps ahead. You have to try to keep the team happy. The

:46:27.:46:30.

riders have quite a say in the setup of their bikes. Is it difficult

:46:31.:46:32.

managing that? Not really, lots of the riders are

:46:33.:46:40.

really good, especially the younger group we have coming through, that

:46:41.:46:43.

have been in the system and come up from juniors and have come now into

:46:44.:46:48.

seniors. I will not say the awkward ones, the ones that know exactly

:46:49.:46:52.

what they want and how they like it are not with us at the moment,

:46:53.:46:56.

Cavendish would no one millimetre or two millimetres which is really good

:46:57.:46:59.

when working with an athlete like that, Laura Kenny knows half a

:47:00.:47:04.

millimetre in her saddle height. What about Joe and Chris back in the

:47:05.:47:12.

studio. They always said please and thank you and you always find an

:47:13.:47:15.

athlete that remembers their manners goes that bit further and you always

:47:16.:47:18.

think about them that bit more and you always go that little step

:47:19.:47:22.

extra. I always remember my please and thank you s. Thank you. Any

:47:23.:47:31.

further grieve is really good, when he came upon the screen you went

:47:32.:47:34.

there is Ernie Feargrieve. he came upon the screen you went

:47:35.:47:40.

there is Ernie He has been around since back in the dark ages. All of

:47:41.:47:45.

the backroom staff work so hard, we are the ones that get the medals and

:47:46.:47:47.

attention but we couldn't have done it without them. For sure. They are

:47:48.:47:53.

under so much pressure, on race day if something goes wrong and there is

:47:54.:47:57.

a crash he needs to do a quick wheel change committee is a professional

:47:58.:48:01.

and comment as a rider Unibet on race day when you can see it as

:48:02.:48:07.

minutes to go until your race -- you need that on race day. How many

:48:08.:48:12.

people can he look after at the same time? Two mechanics tend to go to

:48:13.:48:16.

the World Championships and they will alternate, say if there was a

:48:17.:48:20.

Sprint first Bernie will take that rider first and then if I was the

:48:21.:48:24.

next rider for example but they look after a fair number of riders

:48:25.:48:29.

between them. As far as we are aware Kristina Vogel has not been

:48:30.:48:34.

relegated so she is through, we think, almost certainly come out of

:48:35.:48:37.

the last Dominic final of the women's sprint despite looking as if

:48:38.:48:40.

she had come out of the sprinting lane and put league in danger. So

:48:41.:48:45.

far the stewards have not overturned that decision. Cameron Meyer won the

:48:46.:48:48.

men's points race for Australia earlier and in seventh place was

:48:49.:48:52.

Mark Stewart for Great Britain and this was his reaction to the

:48:53.:48:54.

performance. You've had a few minutes to get over

:48:55.:48:58.

the huge effort in the points race, great start for you, but it was a

:48:59.:49:03.

world-class, as you would expect, points race. Everybody going into it

:49:04.:49:06.

with my and the kettle in the field, knew it would be a hard race so I

:49:07.:49:11.

just thought I need to be part of this from the start and if my legs

:49:12.:49:15.

last until the start Dominic and fantastic but I started to fade. Big

:49:16.:49:20.

step up in your first world seniors, you were leading after the first

:49:21.:49:24.

half-dozen sprints. Yeah, definitely, we've been focusing on

:49:25.:49:27.

the team pursuit but I still enjoy the points so I knew coming into it

:49:28.:49:32.

that it would be a tough ask. It is always fun doing it am suffering!

:49:33.:49:37.

You watch somebody like Cameron Meyer lift his eighth world title,

:49:38.:49:42.

you know, with a performance like that, it must serve as huge

:49:43.:49:46.

inspiration to somebody like you. Massively, I watched him growing up

:49:47.:49:49.

dominating points races and now I'm on the back of it. It is massive

:49:50.:50:02.

watching team pursuit and then that, something else. It should make for a

:50:03.:50:07.

really interesting competition at the Gold Coast at the Commonwealth

:50:08.:50:11.

Games. I'm looking forward to it, an opportunity to work on the points

:50:12.:50:15.

races and the scratch next year, so hopefully I will suffer to the end.

:50:16.:50:20.

Thank you very much. Mark Stewart, who is still only 21,

:50:21.:50:26.

so he has a lot still ahead of him, and to watch somebody like Cameron

:50:27.:50:30.

Meyer, what do you try and learn from your championship experiences

:50:31.:50:33.

from somebody that good? He will look back at the videos of racing to

:50:34.:50:36.

begin with, a good way to learn, we do it in team pursuit and the omnium

:50:37.:50:42.

races, analysing the video from the racing definitely. For him it will

:50:43.:50:45.

be onto the road for the road season. We are mid April so it's

:50:46.:50:48.

quite late in the road season compared to a normal taxis and. I am

:50:49.:51:00.

sure he will be keen to get plenty of racing under his belt this summer

:51:01.:51:03.

ready to go for the next track season come September and

:51:04.:51:05.

Commonwealth Games will be the big one for Scotland in a year's time.

:51:06.:51:07.

How difficult is it switching from road to track, how different are the

:51:08.:51:10.

bikes? Brakes on a road bike, you can change the gears at the flick of

:51:11.:51:13.

a lever rather than getting out spammers and everything. That is

:51:14.:51:16.

handy. Both very lightweight bikes but the brakes and gears are the

:51:17.:51:20.

main thing. For me physically I found it quite difficult to go from

:51:21.:51:23.

the track to the road and vice versa. The road to the track is

:51:24.:51:26.

easier but going from the track to the road, you had the top end but

:51:27.:51:33.

the endurance of racing 4-for ours was challenging. Going back to the

:51:34.:51:36.

bikes, they do not have any of the bikes from Rio, do they? No, the way

:51:37.:51:40.

British cycling works is you get the equipment for the Olympics because

:51:41.:51:44.

you get such an advantage by having the most aerodynamic kit out there

:51:45.:51:48.

and afterwards it goes back into keeping again. It is not because

:51:49.:51:54.

they are broken? I heard some of them are cracked. Some of them were

:51:55.:51:58.

broken. Mine came back absolutely fine and I could have ridden it. It

:51:59.:52:03.

is because you have taken good care about it. Yeah, I mean, you sort of

:52:04.:52:11.

expected, we want the best kit at the Olympics, do you know what I

:52:12.:52:14.

mean? It doesn't matter it gets taken back into keeping and you get

:52:15.:52:18.

it back out again for the Olympics. Other nations tend to bring in new

:52:19.:52:22.

equipment and developments in stages so you see the overall package

:52:23.:52:25.

including but we keep it under the radar until the big day. It has been

:52:26.:52:30.

a quick turnaround for the sprinters because Stephanie Morton, having won

:52:31.:52:36.

the second race in a decided now. We will find out from Simon Brotherton

:52:37.:52:39.

and Chris Boardman whether Voegele kept the second race or if we will

:52:40.:52:43.

see a decider between her and Lee why see. -- Lee Wai Sze. We are

:52:44.:52:51.

about to go in the deciding race, Stephanie Morton against Ramona

:52:52.:52:56.

Krupeckaite. The only way we will know for sure whether Voegele and

:52:57.:52:59.

leak step up to the track after this race because all of the official

:53:00.:53:02.

computers are saying Kristina Vogel is through so we have to assume that

:53:03.:53:06.

is the case but there have been a few discrepancies between what the

:53:07.:53:09.

stylists said and what the riders who have been racing at various

:53:10.:53:12.

points over the last few days. We just wait and see. I believe

:53:13.:53:21.

Kristina Vogel was not penalised. Remarkable decision if that is the

:53:22.:53:26.

case with such clear-cut video evidence and the rules are very

:53:27.:53:29.

clear, you cannot come out into that line and in need the progress of

:53:30.:53:37.

your competitor. -- impede the progress of your competitor. It is

:53:38.:53:40.

rough justice if that is the outcome. No sign of the other riders

:53:41.:53:43.

getting ready to come out but we will keep a on this race between

:53:44.:53:48.

Stephanie Morton and Simona Krupeckaite. Down the back straight

:53:49.:53:53.

they go. Morton is keeping the pace fairly high as she did in race two.

:53:54.:53:58.

It is a tactic that worked well for her and she wants to employ it

:53:59.:54:01.

again. It is whether her opponent has learned the lesson and she

:54:02.:54:05.

certainly waited a bit longer, for the back straight, trying to use the

:54:06.:54:10.

slipstream. I'm not sure she has the pace. Into the finishing straight

:54:11.:54:13.

they come and Simona Krupeckaite will not do this and Stephanie

:54:14.:54:17.

Morton has turned this semifinal around having lost the first ride,

:54:18.:54:22.

she changed her tactics, the first maxim tactics in races two and three

:54:23.:54:26.

and they worked a treat and carried her through into the championship

:54:27.:54:31.

final. Also just dipped outside the

:54:32.:54:35.

sprinter's line. Just intimidating the opponent, leaving them uncertain

:54:36.:54:41.

exactly where you are going to be on the track so you can't maximise the

:54:42.:54:44.

slipstream. But compared to what we've seen already that was no

:54:45.:54:50.

infraction at all. But either way I don't think it was going to make a

:54:51.:54:55.

difference there. She was by far the stronger rider. That often happens

:54:56.:54:59.

as the competition progresses, those who come back-up. Confirmation that

:55:00.:55:07.

Kristina Vogel has indeed been awarded the second ride, so through

:55:08.:55:11.

in straight rights against Lee Wai Sze, we are surprised about that, we

:55:12.:55:14.

thought there was a rule infringement. The official decided

:55:15.:55:18.

otherwise. Stephanie Morton is through to the final and will race

:55:19.:55:24.

Kristina Vogel. It will be Lee Wai Sze from Hong Kong against Simona

:55:25.:55:27.

Krupeckaite go from Romania for the bronze medal. There is the

:55:28.:55:31.

confirmation of who is through for the gold-medal race. STUDIO: Morton

:55:32.:55:37.

against Voegele will be a fabulous race but Voegele is lucky to be

:55:38.:55:41.

there. Very lucky, I would have put money on the fact Voegele would be

:55:42.:55:46.

there, she was impeding the progress of league and I'm very surprised. In

:55:47.:55:49.

the meantime the only thing we sort of missed was Christian Meyer...

:55:50.:55:55.

Cameron Meyer, sorry, being awarded the gold medal in the men's points

:55:56.:55:58.

race, and eighth World Championship title for him, but it's been quite a

:55:59.:56:03.

gap since the last World Championships he was successful

:56:04.:56:06.

outcome his second of this meeting, the team pursuit as well, after that

:56:07.:56:10.

he spoke John Douglas -- Jill Douglas.

:56:11.:56:14.

Graduations, you wait five years for another rainbow jersey and two come

:56:15.:56:18.

along at once, that was a classy points race, a masterclass in riding

:56:19.:56:23.

a points race. It was definitely special and to back up after last

:56:24.:56:27.

night's wind with the guys in the team pursuit, it is great, still one

:56:28.:56:32.

more race on Sunday so hopefully the legs will hold on for one more but I

:56:33.:56:35.

can't be happier than I am now. The rest of the field cursing the fact

:56:36.:56:38.

you have come back to the track from the road because you are making them

:56:39.:56:42.

pay. How does it feel when you are so strong and able to dominate the

:56:43.:56:48.

race like you did. It feels good, you must be confident going out

:56:49.:56:51.

there and that is what I try to beat when I go out there, if it gets into

:56:52.:56:55.

the last half of the race when it is a really hard event, I can be one of

:56:56.:56:59.

the strongest, and hopefully it is my night and tonight was. It is your

:57:00.:57:04.

eighth world title, how special is that, to think potentially you have

:57:05.:57:07.

a great chance in the Madison as well? Everyone is special, every

:57:08.:57:13.

time you pull on the rainbow jersey there is a special moment and there

:57:14.:57:18.

is a story from it and I love every minute so hopefully there are more

:57:19.:57:23.

to come. He seems like such a nice guy. There we see, is that the

:57:24.:57:30.

French rider getting ready for the individual pursuit. This is your

:57:31.:57:35.

field of expertise. I do love a pursuit, I might be biased, it was

:57:36.:57:38.

the event I was originally talent spotted for and have had some

:57:39.:57:42.

success. Some people say it is boring but I think a close

:57:43.:57:46.

individual pursuit race can be something special when the lead

:57:47.:57:50.

switches between the two riders. The times this morning for the

:57:51.:57:55.

qualifying, I was blown away by. 4.12 by the quickest rider for the

:57:56.:57:59.

gold medal final. For the Australian rider who is only 18 he has

:58:00.:58:04.

qualified for the bronze ride off, so fantastic young talent here and

:58:05.:58:09.

there should be some good finals. 4000 metres ahead of them, one stars

:58:10.:58:15.

one side of the track and the other starts the other. Here is Simon

:58:16.:58:23.

Brotherton. COMMENTATOR: Kelland O'Brien, Corentin Ermenault, at 21.

:58:24.:58:29.

He can't be going back quick at 18! Chris used to race against Corentin

:58:30.:58:35.

Ermenault's dad, didn't you? Thank you! I thought I would mention that

:58:36.:58:41.

one, get that in quick. You are laughing now but you just lost your

:58:42.:58:45.

salary over that Sprint decision. 30 seconds to go until this bronze

:58:46.:58:49.

medal ride. Sometimes there is speculation about the air pressure

:58:50.:58:53.

here which has a big effect on performance, 90% of the energy of

:58:54.:58:57.

these riders is pushing air out of the way. We had one report it was

:58:58.:59:02.

down to 828 millibars, which is remarkable. The British team say

:59:03.:59:07.

that isn't the case but there must be some reason why the whole series

:59:08.:59:10.

was so fast. And away they go then, the bronze

:59:11.:59:21.

medal on the line for these two riders, Kelland O'Brien of

:59:22.:59:24.

Australia, who already has a gold medal in his pocket for these

:59:25.:59:27.

championships having the Dummett been part of the pursuit squad, he

:59:28.:59:33.

won gold yesterday, can he add to his tally today? Corentin Ermenault,

:59:34.:59:39.

on the other side of the track, the European champion who races on the

:59:40.:59:43.

road also and shows campus a durable promise. He was third in the under

:59:44.:59:48.

23 Tour of Flanders last year. He is a big lad, the Frenchman, Corentin

:59:49.:59:55.

Ermenault, bigger than his dad, both of them had a similar opening

:59:56.:00:00.

kilometre earlier today. Despite that, two seconds between them

:00:01.:00:03.

already with less than a minute of racing under their belt so O'Brien

:00:04.:00:08.

has gone storming out of the gate. Blistering start by Kelland O'Brien

:00:09.:00:13.

and Ermenault looking to get a medal at the World Championships but he

:00:14.:00:16.

will have to go some in the future to match his father, twice the world

:00:17.:00:22.

champion in this discipline in 1997 and 1998. But he has a lot to do to

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claim the bronze medal here because the Australian with a 1.0603,

:00:27.:00:31.

opening kilometre. Fastest opening kilometre of the session so far.

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Faster than anything this morning, that is world-record pace he is

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riding out at the moment. Has he gone to quick? Information from the

:00:41.:00:43.

coach at the side of the track, he is 2.5 seconds ahead of the

:00:44.:00:47.

Frenchman at the moment. Every indication is he has gone out to

:00:48.:00:53.

quick, 1.06 is quick for a pursuit. We have seen it once or twice from

:00:54.:00:57.

Australians in the individual pursuit, Jack Bow Bridge went out

:00:58.:01:01.

very quickly and he managed to stay out in front with a very fast time

:01:02.:01:05.

on several occasions but I remember one or two times when he blew up

:01:06.:01:09.

having gone charging out of the gate. But O'Brien is dominating at

:01:10.:01:13.

this moment in time against Ermenault over 2.5 seconds up.

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Ermenault is holding his own. He just slipped another temper the

:01:18.:01:24.

second but pretty much he is holding it there. O'Brien is clearly backing

:01:25.:01:28.

up well. Eight laps to go for O'Brien who is looking really strong

:01:29.:01:33.

here. 2.10 he was this morning when he went through two kilometres, two

:01:34.:01:38.

minutes and eight seconds. So he is faster than he was in the qualifying

:01:39.:01:44.

session. That puts him on 13 at the moment, around 4.13, I think he

:01:45.:01:49.

might slip off that a bit, 4.14 which would still be a tremendous

:01:50.:01:53.

ride. How does this work if you are the Frenchman on the track and your

:01:54.:01:57.

opponent suddenly takes it to you very early in the race? Do you stick

:01:58.:02:01.

to your plan? You cannot chase your opponent early in the race. That is

:02:02.:02:06.

why the riders are shown a schedule based on a predetermined pace that

:02:07.:02:15.

they have decided they can achieve at the start of the race. Only in

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the last kilometre does it become emotional and then it is about what

:02:19.:02:20.

the opposition is doing and what have I got to give and how much I

:02:21.:02:23.

can hurt myself. Write to the schedule you think you can handle.

:02:24.:02:26.

Three quarters of the race, the first kilometre is the most

:02:27.:02:28.

dangerous because you are not suffering yet and have not got

:02:29.:02:30.

regulation from your own body, you must do it externally and shout

:02:31.:02:34.

self-discipline. Into the final four laps, three and a half to go for the

:02:35.:02:38.

Australian who, as it stands, just has to stay upright on his bike to

:02:39.:02:42.

ensure that the bronze medal will be his but this impressive stuff from

:02:43.:02:47.

Kelland O'Brien. He is heading for a 14, the time is important as well as

:02:48.:02:51.

the result at this stage of the competition. Still heading for a

:02:52.:02:54.

roundabout eight 14, I would say. Really starting to feel it now. You

:02:55.:03:03.

can see it. -- for a round about a 14. Confident he can hold back to

:03:04.:03:06.

the line. The camera shot waits for a while for the Frenchman to come

:03:07.:03:12.

into view. It is an empty shop for a second or two. But the Australian

:03:13.:03:15.

will come round and take the bell now, one lap to go for Kelland

:03:16.:03:18.

O'Brien who is on for a very fast time as he will claim the bronze

:03:19.:03:22.

medal against Corentin Ermenault from France. 15 maybe now. He is

:03:23.:03:28.

really rocking and rolling, can he hang on the line? It is a very

:03:29.:03:34.

respectable time either way. He has died off. He lost his way a little

:03:35.:03:36.

in the final lap and a half. In a race like this it was all about

:03:37.:03:46.

beating the rider on the other side of the track. He lost his way,

:03:47.:03:50.

didn't he, in the first couple of laps of that race, and that is a

:03:51.:03:56.

little bit of inexperience perhaps, but opening kilometre, he was always

:03:57.:04:01.

going to pay a price for that. But he didn't overcook it by so much

:04:02.:04:04.

that it was a complete explosion, just faded in the last two laps.

:04:05.:04:09.

Still a solid time. Still plenty of time to get the balance right,

:04:10.:04:13.

plenty of potential showing from Kelland O'Brien, just 18 years old.

:04:14.:04:18.

You are going to tell me he is nine! Can I race against his dad? You

:04:19.:04:29.

didn't, no. Corentin Ermenault following in the tracks of his

:04:30.:04:31.

father and getting himself into a middle position. His line on the

:04:32.:04:36.

track is quite interesting, because they are actually towing uphill

:04:37.:04:40.

slightly, scrubbing off little bits of speed, and with this level of

:04:41.:04:45.

fatigue, you never get that back. Another medal for Australia's

:04:46.:04:49.

collection this week, looking good in the medal standings as we prepare

:04:50.:04:56.

ourselves for the World Championship final, the race for gold just a

:04:57.:05:00.

couple of minutes away with another Australian rider, Jordan Kirby from

:05:01.:05:07.

Queensland. The national pursuit champion for 2017, and he will face

:05:08.:05:13.

the defending champion from Italy on the other side of the track, he

:05:14.:05:18.

races on the road 14 emirates, that is Filippo Ganna, and he already has

:05:19.:05:29.

a medal here in the pursuit, but Ganna is a wonderful talent on the

:05:30.:05:35.

road as well as the track. It is all about a big effort here mill for

:05:36.:05:43.

just over four minutes. Ganna, the defending champion, against Kerby

:05:44.:05:48.

from Australia. Win or lose, they will both want to set a fast time,

:05:49.:05:52.

it is all about the medals but these riders want to see just how good

:05:53.:05:56.

they can be and put markers down for the future.

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And away they go in the World Championship individual pursuit

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final. Jordan Kirby also races on the road as well as Ganna. . Look at

:06:10.:06:20.

that face, the aggression with this start, he came out with that first

:06:21.:06:23.

kilometre in the qualifying ride, and he looks to me like a man who

:06:24.:06:27.

will try to have a crack at the world title. He is not going to get

:06:28.:06:36.

the catch this time, which makes a difference. Both riders settling

:06:37.:06:39.

into their rhythm with a couple of laps completed.

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Oh, what has happened? That is very an usual. The gun has fired, both

:06:44.:06:52.

riders looked up, and the Australian kept going, and Ganna certainly

:06:53.:06:56.

eased up. He thought there was some sort of does qualification. And they

:06:57.:07:02.

have stopped the race now. Is that a malfunction? Has begun gone off of

:07:03.:07:06.

its own accord? Whatever it is, the riders are not the ones that should

:07:07.:07:09.

pay the penalty for a technical mishap. We were a minute into the

:07:10.:07:20.

race, so it wasn't a false start, so it looks like it might be a

:07:21.:07:25.

technical fault. We will find are to get you that information. Luckily

:07:26.:07:28.

they were not too far into the race. What a dramatic situation here, but

:07:29.:07:32.

they certainly put in a lot of effort in the opening lap, I think

:07:33.:07:35.

that must be an electronic malfunction. I think all you can do

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is let them have a rest and then restart that race. Nothing to do

:07:43.:07:48.

with the athletes as far as I am concerned, the coaches are looking

:07:49.:07:53.

mystified. They will have to have a break and move onto something else?

:07:54.:08:00.

It is unprecedented, to be list. I can't see what is being said other

:08:01.:08:02.

side of the track. Didn't quite... The Australian

:08:03.:08:26.

coaching staff deep in conversation there. Millions of people trying to

:08:27.:08:32.

eavesdrop on that conversation, but the cameraman far too polite to get

:08:33.:08:39.

right in their faces. We will bring you an update on that as soon as

:08:40.:08:45.

possible. I have never seen this in a race like this. There wouldn't

:08:46.:08:48.

have been an infringement by one of the riders that could have caused

:08:49.:08:54.

that, I can't imagine. Being so far into the race as well, unusual. It

:08:55.:08:59.

can't be anything to do with the start, it was so far into the race,

:09:00.:09:04.

it would be unfair and incompetent to have not realised that long since

:09:05.:09:07.

the start of the race before the gun. The gun went off three times

:09:08.:09:12.

before the Italian rider actually stopped. The riders wouldn't have

:09:13.:09:16.

expected it, there wouldn't have been any reason for them to expect

:09:17.:09:19.

it, so they wouldn't have been sure what it was, whether it actually was

:09:20.:09:25.

the starter's gun going off again something else inside the stadium.

:09:26.:09:29.

It looks like they are heading for an immediate restart, which you can

:09:30.:09:34.

with endurance athletes. They have both put out pretty much the same

:09:35.:09:40.

amount of effort. But it might have put paid to any attempt on a world

:09:41.:09:43.

record which would be a crying shame, he has already set the third

:09:44.:09:48.

fastest time in the world earlier today. And unexpected hurdle for

:09:49.:09:55.

these two to deal with. Filippo Ganna looks calm as he rides around

:09:56.:09:59.

the bottom of the track. The Italian coaching staff are calm, as well.

:10:00.:10:06.

These riders now must just get ready to do it all again, and

:10:07.:10:12.

psychologically build-up to this final. What you think they are

:10:13.:10:17.

doing? Are they looking at the race programme to determine where to put

:10:18.:10:25.

this final? I think we are trying to work out what is on that piece of

:10:26.:10:27.

paper. Well, it is taking them a while to

:10:28.:10:43.

make a decision. And that is why you have got the Blaze, because you have

:10:44.:10:47.

to make the call, and they can pretty much do what they want,

:10:48.:10:51.

because their word is final and there is no right of appeal.

:10:52.:11:02.

Interesting the two plans of the riders, Ganna has decided to sit on

:11:03.:11:06.

the chair, but the Australian rider is riding around on a road bike on

:11:07.:11:09.

the smallest gear just to keep his legs turning.

:11:10.:11:18.

Still awaiting a final decision, but maybe one will be forthcoming

:11:19.:11:26.

shortly here. Here comes the chief Blaze to explain.

:11:27.:11:40.

They are going to start it from scratch.

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So, both squads will have to get ready from this final once again.

:11:50.:11:59.

What a farcical situation here, no suggestion there was an infringement

:12:00.:12:02.

by either of the athletes, but they are having to pay the price and deal

:12:03.:12:07.

with it. The rules say that after the first half lap, the race will

:12:08.:12:10.

not be stopped even if there was a mishap.

:12:11.:12:20.

Ganna's bike is being brought back to the track, followed by one of the

:12:21.:12:26.

officials, and it does seem as if they will not have any time in

:12:27.:12:29.

between these races, or any longer, and they will have to go from

:12:30.:12:33.

scratch again in the next minute or two. I have just been muddied up on

:12:34.:12:38.

the rules, it is not a part of the book we get into often, I have blown

:12:39.:12:44.

the dust off. It says in the finals in the event of a mishap before the

:12:45.:12:49.

final kilometre, the riders shall restart from their position within a

:12:50.:12:52.

maximum period of five minutes, so they are just, rightly so, they have

:12:53.:12:57.

decided to just start this thing again, and I think everybody will be

:12:58.:13:03.

happy with that. As much as anything here now, it will be who can back

:13:04.:13:08.

that initial effort. Presumably we can forget about the times, is it

:13:09.:13:12.

not about the time so much? The beauty of an endurance, unlike the

:13:13.:13:17.

sprinter who can do so much damage in ten seconds, the during the

:13:18.:13:20.

riders, that will barely affect them, less than a minute's riding,

:13:21.:13:25.

blown away the cobwebs, they have had a few minutes, they are

:13:26.:13:29.

completely composed, it will have almost no bearing on the place apart

:13:30.:13:32.

from the psychological effect to see which one of them cope better with

:13:33.:13:36.

the fact that they have just started their shot at a world title and then

:13:37.:13:42.

had to do it all over again. Two very young riders here, Kerby at 24,

:13:43.:13:48.

Ganna at 20, the defending world champion. And here we go. Let's hope

:13:49.:13:52.

for more success at the second attempt here. The world individual

:13:53.:13:57.

pursuit final. Australia against Italy.

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If the gun goes off any time in the next few laps, I think it will be

:14:05.:14:10.

ignored by both parties! Let's hope so. They knew it was OK, and a quick

:14:11.:14:14.

scan across the track would tell them their opponent is OK. That

:14:15.:14:21.

aggression still there in Kerby's face, perhaps a little less

:14:22.:14:25.

pronounced than it was before, but we are expecting a fast opening

:14:26.:14:29.

kilometre from him, he is the faster of the two over the opening laps.

:14:30.:14:36.

His countryman has already posted 1.6. Is he still of a mind to go

:14:37.:14:41.

after that world title? Kerby has the advantage by almost a second

:14:42.:14:53.

over the Italian, Ganna. This is the sort of start they posted before, a

:14:54.:15:00.

second between them, so not unusual, but Kerby perhaps turning it on a

:15:01.:15:04.

little bit earlier than he was before, curious hand position he has

:15:05.:15:11.

got there. You are not actually supposed to do that, you are

:15:12.:15:14.

supposed to hold the handlebars properly, and your arms must be

:15:15.:15:20.

roughly parallel to the ground. He may not be head of the secret

:15:21.:15:24.

squirrel club any more, but not much gets past you, Chris! He is two

:15:25.:15:30.

tense of a second faster than this morning, so he is to long for the

:15:31.:15:34.

world record pace, he looks well on top of it. Let's hope he has plenty

:15:35.:15:39.

left in the tank for the laps that remain, of which there are plenty,

:15:40.:15:42.

ten laps to go as they cross the line this time. Kerby from Australia

:15:43.:15:46.

with a big advantage over Ganna from Italy. 2:09.02 we are looking for if

:15:47.:15:55.

he is to have a shot at that world-record time. High on the

:15:56.:16:00.

track, so extra distance, but physically looks on top of it. He

:16:01.:16:05.

has eight is gap because Ganna is going slower than in qualifying. He

:16:06.:16:09.

is not really getting it going, Ganna. Let's see how it goes as they

:16:10.:16:14.

cross the line once more with eight laps to go. On for a long 13 at the

:16:15.:16:21.

moment, not on world-record pace at the moment. But the non-cycling

:16:22.:16:27.

fans, that is still pretty quick. Still probably in the top ten times

:16:28.:16:30.

ever recorded if he continues at this pace, he has almost got to

:16:31.:16:37.

Ganna in his sights, he is coming into the straight as Ganna leaves

:16:38.:16:41.

it, two second is the difference between them nearly now. Ganna has a

:16:42.:16:47.

lot to do if he is to be competitive in this World Championship final,

:16:48.:16:52.

almost two second ban the Australian, and as he went into the

:16:53.:16:55.

back straight, Ganna was just leaving it at the opposite end.

:16:56.:16:59.

Kerby has the advantage, just over two seconds no, but his face is

:17:00.:17:04.

starting to show fatigue. He has about a minute and a quarter of

:17:05.:17:08.

racing left to do. And as he tries to close in on the Italian rider,

:17:09.:17:11.

probably the length of a straight behind him now. At what point does

:17:12.:17:15.

he start to get some benefit from following the Italian? You get

:17:16.:17:21.

benefit just from somebody being on the track, but it increases the

:17:22.:17:24.

closer you get. You can see him looking across the track, and you

:17:25.:17:29.

know he is in with a likelihood of taking a world title, three seconds

:17:30.:17:34.

ahead now, so he will be riding a wave of euphoria. This is a great

:17:35.:17:38.

ride from the Australian, a massive advantage over the defending

:17:39.:17:42.

champion, Filippo Ganna from Italy. You can see the pain of the effort

:17:43.:17:47.

etched on his face, but Kerby has only got to keep it going for two

:17:48.:17:51.

more laps now. He will hear the bell next time around, and the advantage

:17:52.:17:55.

has gone way out, over three and a half seconds. There is only one

:17:56.:17:59.

winner of this final, and it will be another gold medal for Australia,

:18:00.:18:04.

and Jordan Kerby takes the bell. He can see his opponent, this will be a

:18:05.:18:08.

wonderful final lap, to know it is all yours, you have just got to see

:18:09.:18:13.

at home. He could even ease up with four seconds advantage. A phenomenal

:18:14.:18:18.

ride from Jordan Kerby, not put off by the false tarte, here he comes to

:18:19.:18:30.

the line, 4:17.06, he has won with time to spare. He takes the gold in

:18:31.:18:35.

style, Australia first and third in the men's individual pursuit. They

:18:36.:18:40.

almost swept the board, Ganna sandwich between the with the silver

:18:41.:18:44.

medal, but Australia dominant in the pursuit. Dominant across endurance

:18:45.:18:52.

disciplines at the moment, they are having a fantastic World

:18:53.:18:55.

Championship, more events that they are favoured into, as well. He is

:18:56.:18:58.

pleased with that, really died off towards the end of that ride, but he

:18:59.:19:03.

took the world title, and that is really what matters here. He was not

:19:04.:19:06.

knocked off his stride either with all the mucking around with the gun

:19:07.:19:13.

miss firing in the live the race. He kept his composure, Stade cool, let

:19:14.:19:17.

it all happened around him. And then he went back to the start line and

:19:18.:19:20.

raced as if it was the first time rather than the second time that

:19:21.:19:24.

they tried to get the final under way. There was never any doubt who

:19:25.:19:30.

was going to win from the start of the Finnish. Interestingly, both of

:19:31.:19:36.

those rides were slower than the bronze medal ride off. So it did

:19:37.:19:43.

affect them. That is why I think O'Brien would have loved to have set

:19:44.:19:46.

a fast time, just to prove to himself and every body else that I'm

:19:47.:19:53.

a medal contender for the future. More celebrations for the

:19:54.:19:55.

Australians and their families who have made the journey, a very

:19:56.:20:06.

special moment, and the medal and the rainbow jersey will be placed

:20:07.:20:09.

around his neck a little later on, but Jordan Kerby, rational pursuit

:20:10.:20:15.

champion of Australia, now the world champion is well with a thoroughly

:20:16.:20:19.

compounds of rioting of Filippo Ganna from Italy. Golden

:20:20.:20:27.

championship for Australia continues, with Kelland O'Brien

:20:28.:20:29.

having taken the bronze medal as well ahead of current in, and there

:20:30.:20:38.

is Cameron Meyer, who won his latest rainbow journey a little earlier on

:20:39.:20:44.

in the points race. Waiting his turn to celebrate with his team-mate.

:20:45.:20:51.

There is a lot of hugging to be done in that camp. Golden day for

:20:52.:20:57.

Australia continues. Two goals so far this afternoon. Cameron Meyer

:20:58.:20:59.

and now Jordan Kerby as well in the individual pursuit.

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STUDIO: Australia are making a massive statement, they were

:21:06.:21:10.

determined to do so having underperformed and been disappointed

:21:11.:21:13.

coming out of the real Olympics saying they needed to rebuild and

:21:14.:21:18.

that's the way to do it, taking advantage, nobody expected him to.

:21:19.:21:22.

We have seen it at the London and Beijing, the Aussies came back

:21:23.:21:26.

strongly. It is no surprise. The key now is to keep this going, and build

:21:27.:21:32.

on it and hit their best form when it counts in Tokyo. At the end of

:21:33.:21:35.

the day it is a World Championship, the rainbow jerseys are on offer,

:21:36.:21:39.

everybody wants to be world champion so it is a really important race.

:21:40.:21:43.

They could have two more to come today, Stephanie Morton up against

:21:44.:21:46.

Kristina Vogel in the gold-medal race for the women's sprint and Amy

:21:47.:21:51.

Cure is level on points with Katie Archibald at the top of the Omnium.

:21:52.:21:55.

I warn you now they are running 25 minutes behind in Hong Kong and

:21:56.:21:59.

because of the weather schedule is on Good Friday we cannot overrun on

:22:00.:22:02.

BBC Two so we will show you the conclusion of Katie's race on the

:22:03.:22:06.

red button, you will see the whole of it on the red button from the

:22:07.:22:10.

beginning but will have to come off air in BBC Two some work in the

:22:11.:22:12.

middle of it which is obviously not ideal but I am giving you due

:22:13.:22:22.

warning of it, it will be 80 laps. I just mention the fact Amy Cure is

:22:23.:22:25.

level on points, not because I want to say Katie cannot still went, she

:22:26.:22:28.

can. But when your team, Australia for example, are on a run does that

:22:29.:22:31.

make a difference? You know what it's like for Great Britain when you

:22:32.:22:36.

guys are doing it. I said it at the Olympics when one person Gobern out

:22:37.:22:38.

of the way and the men's team pursuit put it on the board you are

:22:39.:22:42.

on the way and it gives team a momentum. On the other foot we

:22:43.:22:46.

haven't got a gold medal yet so Katie will be thinking I want the

:22:47.:22:51.

first gold medal for Great Britain. It is neither here nor there and in

:22:52.:22:55.

the points race there is no advantage for either of them so it

:22:56.:22:58.

is basically a stand-alone points race. The women's sprint finals

:22:59.:23:03.

coming very shortly. The bronze medal race. This could be a chance

:23:04.:23:06.

of a medal for the home team. There will be an enormous support for Lee

:23:07.:23:12.

Wai Sze, the best-of-3 races again, and Lee is unlucky not to have got a

:23:13.:23:16.

decider against Kristina Vogel. There has been no explanation as to

:23:17.:23:19.

why that decision was not reversed, it seemed obvious that her progress

:23:20.:23:24.

was impeded and the judges are normally tough on that kind of thing

:23:25.:23:28.

in the sprints. I am surprised but she will have to deal with it and

:23:29.:23:31.

refocus and get ready for the bronze arrived off and a bronze medal would

:23:32.:23:35.

still be an amazing result for her, she has meddled in the Olympics

:23:36.:23:42.

before, never had a gold medal, but the bronze medal would be fantastic.

:23:43.:23:46.

There has not been any explanation either about the individual pursuit.

:23:47.:23:50.

Lots of things going wrong at these World Championships, which can

:23:51.:23:55.

happen. It is no one individual's fault, they've had wrong with the

:23:56.:24:03.

starting system, the timing, the gun going off unexpectedly. Let's hope

:24:04.:24:06.

we can get through this without any mishaps.

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COMMENTATOR: Fingers crossed. Here we go, race number one, potentially

:24:11.:24:16.

of three for the bronze medal in the women's sprints. Lee Wai Sze, from

:24:17.:24:21.

Hong Kong, against Simona Krupeckaite from Lithuania, two

:24:22.:24:29.

experienced racers, Lee a former champion in the 400 metres final,

:24:30.:24:34.

also has a medal from the World Championships, Lee was the bronze

:24:35.:24:39.

medallist in Minsk in 2013 when Becky James took the gold medal for

:24:40.:24:44.

Great Britain. Kristina Vogel, as we mentioned before, the Olympic

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champion twice, the sprint champion before, 12 times on the podium in

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the World Championships. Simona Krupeckaite with 12 podiums in the

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World Championship, two Gold, five silver and five bronze medals, two

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times a world champion but not this seven years, Krupeckaite, so she has

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to wait a bit longer as well, this race for bronze. Krupeckaite looked

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a bit jaded in the previous round for the first time. So there might

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be an opportunity here on home turf. She has certainly got that

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psychological advantage as the pace rises with two laps to go. Lee in

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the blue and white at the back, Krupeckaite are keeping a close eye

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on her opponent as they slowly wind it up faster and faster, getting

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ready for the big battle ahead here. She has got the height. She has got

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the height, hashing of the speed to take the race to Krupeckaite? Or

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will the Lithuanian take race one. Down the back straight? The race is

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on hand Lee Wai Sze will sense she can take it, Krupeckaite tries to

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hold her at bay and she can't do so. Lee Wai Sze takes race number one,

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she is one win away from a place on the podium and the bronze medal.

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Nicely ridden. She was not suckered into coming down the track early,

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she kept her height. Krupeckaite tried to store her but it was

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already under control at the back. She was able to start that

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acceleration hire a slightly earlier in the back straight and that is

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where the race was won. -- acceleration higher slightly

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earlier. Any second now the riders will be out for race number one in

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the gold-medal match up. Here is the sprint again at the end. Even though

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she dipped down underneath and didn't carry on and come underneath

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two paths, she got that little bit of acceleration and came back up

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through the slipstream and was able to start her acceleration down the

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back straight and get that little bit of extra height. Once she was

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level pegging on the back straight she had pretty much got it sewn up.

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Great start for Lee as the two riders will contest the World

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Championship title come to the line. This is the first race. Kristina

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Vogel and Stephanie Morton. Morton has already won a silver medal in

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the team sprint, Germany took that. The Commonwealth sprint champion up

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against a rider with so much experience.

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Three laps of the track. One imagines, Chris, that when it comes

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to it Morton won't wait too long before accelerating here. You would

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have to say that Voegele has the advantage here she would be the

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favourite. We have seen such close racing so far. I hesitate to call it

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in advance. Voegele often using the strategy of riding very close so it

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makes it difficult, even when they are this skilled, to keep an eye on

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the competitor and which way they are going to go, or counter to that,

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of course. Stephanie Morton is keeping right around the bottom so

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she can only come round on one side. That is not a tactic that can be

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continued as you see Voegele getting some height, weaving around the

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track, unnerving the other rider, not letting her know what is

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happening, Haining height so she can accelerate faster. Morton must join

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her at the top. There is a problem therefore Stephanie Morton. One

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wonders what that is. Presumably she may have a puncture. I don't know.

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It doesn't look like she has a puncture. But whatever it is

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something is not working properly. She didn't say what's wrong. Well,

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it's certainly not the tyres. They are well inflated. We didn't see

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anything happen, she just lost speed and we make that assumption, which

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is why the gun was fired. But if they can't find a recognised mishap

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she loses the match. This is an anxious time for Stephanie Morton

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and Australia. Let's look and see if we can spot what the issue is.

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Certainly nothing obvious. She is not pointing to anything.

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The mechanic is having a little look at the bike. The commissar is

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checking it is not the tyres. Watching very keenly. They are

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looking at the back of the bike, now the front of the bike. Oh, dear. If

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they can't find anything, she may well have conceded this first race.

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We are seeing quite a few things for the first time here, and I think we

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may be doing so yet again. What a bizarre situation that is. Her own

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mechanics can't find anything wrong with the bike. They will have to

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find something pretty sharpish! They are racking their brains here. Let's

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all just stare at this front wheel and see if it will go away. I don't

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think it is going to. Oh, dear. There was obviously something

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because the sprint hadn't even started. She obviously felt

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something had gone wrong with the bike, it reacted in an irregular

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manner. But the officials will be unimpressed at point, I'm sure.

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There are two officials watching now to make sure no tyres are let down

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or nothing else has happened. It looks like she was talking about

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slipping, let's see if we can pick anything up. We didn't see it. Let's

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just watch this replay and see if we can pick anything up, any change in

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the bike's behaviour. Certainly nothing visible up until this point.

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It is good to run it back through. If she has just touched at this

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speed, if you touch the edge of the banking, your wheel can slip down,

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and she may have thought there was a problem when in fact there wasn't.

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So that was the point I think where Vogel's overtook, so we came out of

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that shot just a little bit early. It looks as if we are even further

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behind schedule than we thought we were. The Australians now going to

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have a look at the other side of the track to see if there is anything on

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the boards that was a problem, but she was claiming that she slipped.

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If she can't find something quickly, I think she is going to have to

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concede that match. Looking desperately for either thing. One of

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the coaches has just picked something up off the inside of the

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track just inside the blue line, and is now running around towards the

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finishing line with something in his hand, but I don't know if it was

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part of her bike. We need to see what he is about to hand to the

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officials. It is a small item. We don't really want to be looking at

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Kristina Vogel now, we need to see what is going on behind. It looks as

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if something has come off the bike. It may have been on the track and

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she slipped over it. The coach was desperately searching for anything

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he could find, wasn't he? He ran around the whole track. That is it,

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the commissar has got it in his hand. Maybe it is a shard of wood

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from the crash earlier on in the women's omnium. Hopefully our

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cameraman will get a close-up so we can see what we are talking about.

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Still haven't given a cast-iron explanation as to why we had a gun

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miss fire earlier, just assuming that was what it was. We are not in

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control of the pictures, so there is nothing we can do about it, we are

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in the hands of the hosts here, but unfortunately we could do with

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having a look at seeing what this article is that has been picked up

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off the track. That certainly seems to be the issue, Australia have

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certainly found something, and they are now suggesting that is what

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caused the problem. The gun went and I saw it flick up...

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CLARE BALDING: More frustration for the riders, and Elaine Katie

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Archibald's timing for the points race which is the conclusion of the

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omnium. We will be showing you all of that on the red button, and we

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are coming off here on BBC Two at 2:40pm, but it will be on the red

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button which has started now. Chris, what think happened? Looking at the

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bit of debris, it could have been from the transponder, every bike has

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a transponder, it could potentially have come from the omnium, just a

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bit of debris on the track. She has gone on it, she has sat up there, I

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think she may be hit it on the track, the front real slipped, she

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is looking down, and this would be a real shame if she had to concede

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that first ride. Unless you are a die-hard German fan, you want to see

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a fair race and see a proper race from the start. It seems to be there

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is a lot of confusion about lots of issues, whether it is guns going off

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randomly, timing devices, and the organisers will start to feel a bit

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of pressure because gets embarrassing. And they are all

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unrelated, they are all strange things we have never seen before.

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Listening to Simon and Chris, there are so many things that have

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happened for the first time in these championships, but this is just

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another example of that. You can see them they're trying to examine the

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bike, but whatever it was that was on the track that was picked up and

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taken to the officials to say, this is what caused it. If you are in the

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front in a sprint, you are looking behind you say you are not looking

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at the track in front. I think she rode over something and it made it

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feel as if the tire had been punctured or there was a problem

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with the bike, the front wheel dropped all slipped, and she just

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decided to abandon ship and restart the race. Jill Douglas is in the

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centre of the track trying to work at herself what is happening, and

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seeing the effect that it is having on all the women in their

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preparation stages for the final omnium race, the points race. What

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is happening, Jill? Well, a lot of people are scratching

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their heads and wondering what on earth is going to happen. It is

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difficult to swap the women's points race onto the track now when they

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have got the sprint race that has not been completed, because the

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sprinters need time between their efforts in order to complete the

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final, so it is a difficult situation, but a lot of the coaches

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who have riders for the final event in the women's omnium by getting

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anxious because their riders are waiting, instead of sitting on the

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rollers and getting ready for what is a huge race, they are sitting on

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the side of track waiting to get under way, and a number of the

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national coaches having a word to various of the commissars, nobody is

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very clear as to what has happened to Stephanie Morton and her bike,

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but it looks as though they are going to get this race under way and

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we stage it. COMMENTATOR: Here we go, ready to

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restart in the women's sprint. Let's hope for no mishaps this time, let's

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hope it is second time lucky with the start as it was with the men's

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pursuit final, and let's hope there is no more debris to cause problems

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on the side of the track. If you have joined our coverage late, it is

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the gold medal race, Stephanie Morton from Australia on the front

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of the moment leading for the first lap at least against Kristina Vogel

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from Germany, twice the former world sprint champion, and the current

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Olympic champion in this discipline. I'm not sure we should, take no, you

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could just replay what we said for the first minute before and it will

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be roughly right, I think! As they get back under way, Morton committed

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now. Has to be, because she will have lost the leniency of the

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judges, I think, for that one. No rules in the book about that. They

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are not hanging around this time, they want to get on with it, and

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Kristina Vogel goes to the front now, and she has a lap to go. A

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little bit of daylight between the pair of them, here comes Stephanie

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Morton, looking to make her challenge and charge down the back

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straight. She is not gaining any ground at the moment against Vogel,

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she has plenty to do into the finishing straight, and Kristina

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Vogel has got the legs on the speed to make sure that she led from the

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front and stay there, 1-0 to Germany. She is well on her way to

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another world title. Hopefully she will get there. Don't worry, Chris

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is fine, he is still with us! She didn't get a look in, Morton, in the

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race. Really affected, I think, by that this happened whatever it was.

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It didn't work for her, she wasn't able to be competitive in the first

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race, as you were just saying, with Kristina Vogel deciding she had

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obviously been watching Morton's quarterfinal very closely, and the

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tactics she had, and she turned the tables on her because she was the

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one who was assertive early and decided to put the pedal down.

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Morton that has be dictated to, as well, and she closed on the wheel,

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waited for the acceleration down the back straight, didn't join in and

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just ran out of road. They will get a decent rest, and there you can see

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confirmation that Vogel leads the final, and a reminder that Lee Wai

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Sze leads the bronze medal race against Simona Krupeckaite from

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Lithuania as well. They will be back for their second race of the Loire,

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but next on the track it is the women's omnium, the deciding race.

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There are the standings. It could not be closer. They found once they

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brought this race in that sometimes the points race was being ridden

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defensively, and to counter that, they put double points on the last

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sprint, and look how close it is. There are five or six people that

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could take this race. And it is a couple of minutes away.

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Defending champion Laura Kenney is sitting with us in the studio. Would

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you say that it could be any of the top six? I would say top four, it

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sounds bad accounting Sarah Hammer out, but she is too far back now,

:41:17.:41:20.

and they won't let her take a lap, you would be pretty daft to do that.

:41:21.:41:24.

Katie will probably follow that group of four other top but try to

:41:25.:41:29.

score points along the way. She is level with Amy Cure at the minute,

:41:30.:41:34.

and they are both great bunch race riders, but when Katie can sniff the

:41:35.:41:38.

finish line, that is it. She always has that kind of extra little bit

:41:39.:41:42.

that you need. So you are fully confident that despite the delay,

:41:43.:41:46.

Katie Archibald has what it takes to win Britain's first gold medal? For

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sure, yes. And that would have bothered her, she will be ready. I

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think a little bit of extra recovery is never going to be a bad thing

:41:58.:42:01.

when you have four races in one day, I think she is ready. I feel so much

:42:02.:42:06.

confidence for her, she is already European champion in this event, and

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one of the best performing under pressure, so she is not down, she is

:42:10.:42:17.

level. This is her moment, Chris, a first individual title to World

:42:18.:42:20.

Championships would be a huge thing. This would be massive for her, to

:42:21.:42:24.

step out from being a team player to being an individual champion, and I

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think she can do it, absolutely. To reiterate, this race will start on

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BBC Two, but is is also starting right now on red button, so it will

:42:34.:42:39.

also finish on red button, we will have to dip out of it on BBC Two.

:42:40.:42:43.

Can Katie Archibald hold off Amy Cure and Kirsten Wild and the rest

:42:44.:42:49.

to take gold in the women's omnium? It all comes down to this, the

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points race, 20 K ahead of them, 80 laps, spreads every ten laps, it is

:42:54.:42:55.

hard work. Simon. COMMENTATOR: Tension in the air as

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the riders leave the start line for the rolling start, the idea being

:43:08.:43:10.

that they are up and running and a nice bunch as they come around, then

:43:11.:43:14.

the officials are happy and they can start the race properly. It'll be

:43:15.:43:18.

interesting to see different tactics, certainly those of Sarah

:43:19.:43:21.

Hammer she is on the back foot back in fourth position. And of course a

:43:22.:43:28.

one lap gave his 20 points, you pick some up while you are out there,

:43:29.:43:31.

there is potentially 25 points with a single move, and the favourite who

:43:32.:43:37.

are in podium positions at the moment I'm not going to want to let

:43:38.:43:42.

that happen, but they can't chase everybody, so there are couple of

:43:43.:43:46.

riders that are close enough that they may find themselves an

:43:47.:43:50.

opportunity if they are willing to fight for it, because Amy Cure,

:43:51.:43:55.

Archibald, Wild, they have all got to watch each other very, very

:43:56.:44:03.

closely. Sarah Hammer down in fourth place, and Daria Pikulik of Poland

:44:04.:44:11.

in fifth. Kirsten Wild from the Netherlands just riding through on

:44:12.:44:14.

the inside of the track in the orange jersey. Sarah Hammer from the

:44:15.:44:22.

United States, four silver medals she has had to settle for. Finishing

:44:23.:44:29.

second to Laura Trott as was twice in London and in Rio in the omnium,

:44:30.:44:34.

and beaten twice by Great Britain in the team pursuit as well. But she

:44:35.:44:41.

has a number of world titles and she is likely to add to those impressive

:44:42.:44:44.

numbers today. The first attack of the race comes from Anita Stenberg

:44:45.:44:49.

Norway, so she is on the attack, and she has for company Ana Usabiaga

:44:50.:45:03.

from Spain. I think there are 40 points on the boy Justin sprints

:45:04.:45:07.

alone, just on lap games, so nobody can ride this race defensively, they

:45:08.:45:10.

have got to start with a clean sheet, and they have to attack this

:45:11.:45:17.

thing. Cure although she's in the lead, she is tied with Archibald, so

:45:18.:45:21.

they both have to get their nose in front. Still fine margins, no room

:45:22.:45:29.

for relaxation for Amy Cure. Patrolling the front of the peloton

:45:30.:45:32.

at the moment, Kirsten Wild sitting on her wheel, Sarah Hammer there,

:45:33.:45:37.

too, having a look down to spot Katie Archibald in the middle of the

:45:38.:45:43.

pack of moving towards front third. Cure very much near the front, I

:45:44.:45:47.

expect she may have a go at this first sprint, trying to get herself

:45:48.:45:49.

in front and a defensive position. Just coming off the front, it looks

:45:50.:46:04.

like Baleisyte from Lithuania and Lydia Boylan from Ireland coming off

:46:05.:46:09.

the front of the main pack and Katie Archibald is also quite prominent,

:46:10.:46:13.

Amy Cure sitting on her wheel, no surprise to. They will take the bell

:46:14.:46:20.

this time. Interesting to see if they go for it even though there is

:46:21.:46:25.

only a couple of points on offer. Five and three from the road, two

:46:26.:46:30.

and one from the main group. Cure is thinking about it. Cure is right on

:46:31.:46:40.

her shoulder. Usabiaga and Archibald will contest the main points.

:46:41.:46:45.

Maximum points for first over the line by collecting two points, Katie

:46:46.:46:50.

Archibald. No points for Amy Cure in the first sprint. Katie Archibald

:46:51.:46:55.

just ahead. Keeping the pressure on, unusual for this stage in the game

:46:56.:46:59.

for one of the major players, plenty of people want to chase you down,

:47:00.:47:03.

just testing things at the moment, she was allowed to go unencumbered

:47:04.:47:08.

on that sprint so that was interesting tactics from Amy Cure

:47:09.:47:11.

who is now two points in arrears. Amy Cure is now having to lead the

:47:12.:47:15.

chase, the Lithuanian ride atop one point ahead of Lydia Boylan.

:47:16.:47:24.

Usabiaga has not got much of an advantage and she has given it up.

:47:25.:47:28.

The favourites have come to the front to push some air. She has

:47:29.:47:32.

forced Amy Cure to listen chasing for three quarters of a lap. Now it

:47:33.:47:37.

is Archibald's turn to sit on Amy Cure's wheel are coming through the

:47:38.:47:43.

onside, Roxane Fournier of France attacking, who won couple of stages

:47:44.:47:47.

on the rich Defrance last year. She is being followed by Jarmila

:47:48.:47:58.

Machacova. I thought she might take advantage by moving to the front but

:47:59.:48:02.

she is happy to let it develop. I would be amazed if she is not on the

:48:03.:48:05.

attack before the end of this race. Fournier at the front, Amy Cure

:48:06.:48:11.

second in line, Kirsten Wild is there, Srna hammer -- Sarah Hammer

:48:12.:48:17.

having a look. She decided she didn't want to go to

:48:18.:48:20.

the front. Daria Pikulik trying to get on the wheel of Archibald. She

:48:21.:48:27.

has been on the front a lot, swinging back up-and-down halfway

:48:28.:48:33.

down the peloton at the moment. No danger, 72 points at the moment, so

:48:34.:48:38.

they will be happy to let it go from a strategic point of view. Sure

:48:39.:48:42.

enough Sarah Hammer has a lot to see if she can get away. I always had

:48:43.:48:46.

the feeling Sarah Hammer would be content to roll around the track in

:48:47.:48:49.

the final event if she had the opportunity, she would like to get

:48:50.:48:53.

involved in it. In fourth place overall going into the final race.

:48:54.:48:58.

Decided to stop riding the individual pursuit events, or rather

:48:59.:49:04.

the team events, to focus on the bunch racing. She will be

:49:05.:49:07.

disappointed with her performance here. Paller from Germany just on

:49:08.:49:13.

the front without putting any pressure on. A little lull in the

:49:14.:49:18.

activity. Just on the back of the race, number 25, Yurie Kato Jeff

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Hart from Japan. Meanwhile it is Kirsten Wild around the shoulder of

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Amy Cure -- Yumi Kajihara. Archibald Justin behind Kirsten Wild Archibald

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going around the outside of Amy Cure who is boxed in, Archibald

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determined not to let her through, Archibald and Kirsten Wild at the

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front, Karcher bowled desperate to claim another five points to give

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her a cushion at the head of the field -- Archibald. That is what she

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has done, five points for Katie Archibald, extending her lead at the

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top of the table. STUDIO: What a start for Katie

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Archibald and you can see the conclusion

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Clare Balding introduces the latest World Championships action from Hong Kong, with Sir Chris Hoy providing his considerable insight.

British rider Katy Marchant attempts to win her first World Championship medal in the women's sprint, having claimed bronze at the Olympic Games last summer. Olympic team pursuit champion Katie Archibald has won European and national omnium titles since last summer and could be a contender in the revised event in the absence of the all-conquering Laura Trott, while Andy Tennant will harbour hopes of at least emulating his individual pursuit world bronze medal last year.


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