Day 4 World Track Cycling Championships

Day 4

Clare Balding is joined by guests Sir Chris Hoy and Joanna Rowsell Shand. The penultimate day of action includes the men's omnium and the conclusion of the men's sprint.

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Hello and welcome to coverage of the penultimate day of the track cycling


World Championships in Hong Kong. Great Britain going pretty well,


three medals in three days living them second in the table behind a


dominant Australia and it all had a golden blow yesterday, Katie


Archibald taking Britain's first gold in these World Championships in


the omnium event. We have an awful lot to look forward to and a lot to


reflect on in the programme between now and 3:30pm. It is a case of what


Katie did, we will be reflecting on the drama and the training nature of


her on the victory in a moment. Today, it is the turn of the men and


Chris Latham, who won a bronze medal in the scratch race, represents


Britain. When the women's madison made its world club debut in


Glasgow, Katie Archibald recovered from a terrible crash with Manon


Lloyd to win. Archibald with a broken wrist. And the good news from


a British point of view is that 21-year-old Ryan Owens has made it


through to the sprint semifinals, winning in a knockout stages this


morning at that has brought a big smile to the face of Sir Chris Hoy.


It was a very good day yesterday. I won't let you say anything right


now, because we are going to see at first and talk about it later. Katie


Archibald, what an extraordinary performance. She was lying right up


their level on points with Amy Cure at the four offence and as we join


the points race, she has made a very good start. We join Simon


Brotherton. It is going to be a real nailbiter.


Certainly not coasting to the end of this omnium, 18 laps, 17 when they


come around this time. Katie Archibald just hitting the front


momentarily. They are closing the gap. Amy Cure was right there.


Archibald moves in behind Kirsten Weald. Keeping a close eye on each


other at the front of the field as the German rider moves towards the


front. Archibald is in a good place with 16 laps to go. Speaking of 15


points left on the board, that would be enough for two riders to leapfrog


Archibald, so she has to be careful, so long as no one important goes up


the road. That is what is happening at the moment. There is the leader,


it Katie Archibald, but the leader, from Chinese Taipei, followed by the


raider from Germany, and Roxanne Fornier from France and the Japanese


rider, which is no threat to the overall scenario. Amy Cure having a


little luck, she doesn't want to be stuck in a neutralised position.


Sorry, we have had a bit of an issue there, which is a good thing,


because I was saying to Joe, I am so sorry I didn't let you speak, and


now you can! Fantastic performance yesterday, we were all on the edge


of our seeds and it was fantastic to see her in the rainbow stripes and I


hope she is still buzzing. It was a fantastic win. We can go back and


see that win now. It is going to be a real nailbiter, this one, write to


the last. Certainly not coasting to the end of this omnium, 17 laps when


they come around this time. Katie Archibald just hit the front


momentarily. Amy Cure was right there. Keeping a close eye on each


other at the front of the field at the moment as the German rider moves


towards the front. Archibald in a good spot with 16 laps to go. 15


points left on the board, which would be enough for two riders to


leapfrog Archibald, as long as no one important goes up the road. No


one important in terms of the overall situation. There is the


leader in the gold medal position, Katie Archibald, but the leader from


Chinese Taipei followed by the rider from Germany, Palle, and Roxanne


Fornier from France and catchy Hara from Japan, so no threat to the


overall scenario. Amy Cure coming around the outside, she doesn't want


to be stuck in a neutralised position. Two riders to watch and


that the lower riders go up the road, but those two people they


can't let get away as they approach the next sprint.


Zheng up there from Taipei. The gap is being closed with every


revolution of the pedals. It will be three laps to go until the next


sprint, next over the line... Two laps to go, 12 over the line. She's


moving up from the outside, she knows she has to either go for the


sprint or go after the other riders. Wield moves through as they take the


belt. Amy Cure is in a really good position, Katie Archibald not so


much. Amy Cure leads down the back straight. Wield will try and go


around the outside. Has she got the speed to do so? Stenberg on the


inside. It was so close on the line, a photo between the pair of them.


Did Wield time that to perfection? I hope so, because she is the lesser


threat to Archibald, who I think might have picked up a point as


well. Archibald, I think gets a point. She does. Archibald lives by


two points. 120. And Kirsten Wild is on 150. This will all come down to


the final sprint, tactics are all important. Kirsten Wild putting


herself into the contention for a medal, she is having a go just to do


that and those points going up the road can only help Katie Archibald.


Sarah Hammer hits the front and she has shown company, -- some company.


And then the Polish rider who is fourth has made a move. The others


are watching each other in the pack. This is good the Katie Archibald but


there are still six laps to go and they are really eating up the


ground, they have the nearly a half a lap advantage, so it is going to


have to be weighed up carefully. She is on the wheel of Amy Cure right


now but is where she needs to be. Katchihara Japan gets to join the


field. Kilometre until the end of this omnium World Championships.


Katie Archibald pole position but just a two point lead. So close, so


much to play for on this final generic for laps of this race. She


has lost the wheel of Amy Cure. Amy Cure is going for this final sprint,


coming round the outside now, fighting all the way. Katie


Archibald is going to have to dig really debut she is going to secure


this world title, it is between her, Amy Cure and Kirsten Wild. And you


can see how much it is hurting. Next time over the line, Sarah Hammer at


the front of the race. Concentrating on events behind and Kirsten Wild


will be a big danger in this final sprint. Two laps to go. Both of her


rivals are in front of her, she is boxed in on the inside, they will


take the bell and she has to get out of this position and Kirsten Wild


knows that and look at the turn of speed from Wild. One lap to go in


the women's omnium, can Katie Archibald hang on to the gold medal


position in the sprint? Down the back straight they go. Amy Cure has


got nothing left. It is Kirsten Wild against Archibald and Archibald


really wants it and she makes sure she gets it. That was absolutely


fantastic from Katie Archibald. It looked like she was running on empty


but she found something from somewhere, that little burst of


speed that carried her off the final banking. Like a shot... She came


hurtling down the finishing straight, it is gold for Katie


Archibald, gold for Great Britain, what a finish to the women's omnium


and Great Britain have a first gold medal at these World Championships


and what a women's omnium it was. It was in the balance right to the last


few seconds of the race. Katie Archibald takes it, one-two-three


points. Amy Cure second, 115, level with Kirsten Wild. What drama, what


excitement and what a result for Katie Archibald, a world champion in


the team pursuit in 2014, she is now an individual world champion in the


women's omnium, but my goodness me, she kept us on the edge of our seats


there. CLARE BALDING: where and she got the


final kick from, even she didn't know, first individual world title


for Katie at the age of 23. She said she had the motivation from Rio to


prove herself as an individual and it meant she had a moment to stand


alone and say that the national anthem.


Amy Cure, by the way, was relegated to third place and Kirsten Wild took


the silver. Katie, many, many congratulations,


that is a world title in the omnium and you looked so strong in that


final sprint, it was awesome to see. Oh, I messed up... I thought I was


going to drop out of the race. You know, the start... The pain... And I


felt, well, it is dirty tactics, basically, I knew I had to stay on


Amy Cure no matter what, like team pursuit mode, follow that wheel.


There is always something to the final sprint. And going off on a


tangent. I am not sure if I deserved it, that was very close. I think you


can only save when you deserve it when you win the first two events,


placed fifth in the third event and win like that but as you say, in the


closing stages, you looks like you are in a lot of pain and I think the


others thought they could take advantage, but you found something


to get over the line. It is so different, and on the race. The


tactics, when she get to the final, you are racing against ten people


rather than 20 and I have been training with a largely pursued


focus, so three and a half minutes, and focusing on the fact that most


of these events are ten minutes long and I just thought, I will get


through the points and I went out like the devil on legs. I didn't


write it very efficiently, that didn't help but I have not gone out


with fatigue in a long time, like, over a year, maybe, so there was a


real dent my confidence, I thought I am not fit enough to do this. But I


got it in the end. And you can tell the emotional exhaustion as well as


the physical exhaustion. We will lead the discussion moment because I


want to go to the 500m time trial, Wai Sze Lee is about to go.


Thank you, Wai Sze Lee from Hong Kong, who won the bronze medal in


the sprint for the second time in these championships, hopes to add to


her medal collection here. She was the world champion in this event in


Minsk in 2013, but she has quite a bit to do, three riders faster than


her in qualifying this morning. Two laps of the track. A couple of


tenths of a second faster, which is a lot in this event. The track is


running slightly slower than it was this morning. Hush around the


Velodrome here now. Two laps are power and blistering


speed coming up here for Wai Sze Lee from Hong Kong. Can she get a medal


here? Roared on by the home crowd. Beautifully timed out the gate and


really got the power down, caught it just right. She can't complain of


that part of the ride. She has to put it all out on the


track now, holding nothing back, down the back straight, into the


banking for the last time. The crowd roar and here she comes, Lee Wai


Sze, with the fastest time, 37.723. We will have to see if it is enough


to put on the top of the podium but certainly she could not have done


too much more. An emotional ride as much as physical she really put it


all out there. That trend continuing, but so consistent and


she is also under pressure, with the crowd support, but also one of those


opportunities of a lifetime, so still very much in the hunt for a


medal here. She will have the relief of having got a medal before, albeit


a bronze one. I agree with you, Chris. It seems daft having


qualifying for an event like this earlier in the day because it steals


everyone's thunder. Well, it is what it is. I am certainly no stranger to


being wrong, and maybe as we say we will get twice as much for our


money, I don't know. But I enjoyed the fact it was all so explosive and


it is all hinting on such a short period of time. I like the nature of


it, going for the two that's just the ones. Two German riders in this


field. The second-fastest is the world Junior champion. And this is


the winner of this race from 2014 in Colombia, racing with Kristina


Vogel. 15 seconds to go now for Miriam Welte's right. -- Miriam


Welte's ride. Miriam Welte is so experienced, so many medals and


championships around the world. She has ten championship medals in


total. Can she add to that collection here? Usually finishes


fast, but that is quick, more than half a second faster than anybody


else for this opening lap, quite incredible. Lost a bit of ground but


she has built up quite our lead. What a start by Miriam Welte, and it


is absolutely silent in the velodrome as the German writer comes


around and is about to finish, and it will be a new faster time,


33.382, polite applause but you can sense the disappointment in the air.


The first of the riders to go faster than they did in qualifying so she


will have to be pleased with that. Her start was so clean, looking...


Not pedestrian, it didn't look like she was driving and getting


everything out but that is what it looks like when all muscles are


balanced, no rocking backwards and forwards, all going through the


pedals. Miriam Welte going for what would be her fifth World


Championship title. Only two could possibly beat her now. Daria


Shmeleva from Russia, and her compatriot, Anastasia Voynova, the


last two the go, having set quicker times in qualifying today. But an


excellent ride from Miriam Welte. The starting gate being put in


place, and she will wonder off to the end of the track and will not


have too long to wait to discover what colour her medal will be. This


is Shmeleva, who already has a medal,, has won in each of the last


two years, really good young sprinter who has come through and


managed to carry it through into the elite ranks. 22 years of age.


Interestingly, the first of the riders to avail themselves of the


bar which come into effect after that opening lap, and I am really


surprised more riders have moved away from this setup where when you


are starting to die, make yourself small and become more efficient. It


seems to be the way the go. The job for Daria Shmeleva is to beat the


time of 33.382 seconds here for the two lapse, and away she goes,


quickly trying to get on top of the gear and setter in the -- settle


into a rhythm. This is the bell. That is where the position comes


into its own, getting into that closing, almost just hundredss of a


second behind at the moment. She gets faster and faster. Overhauling


the times of those before her by the time she gets to the Senate wood


finishing line, 33.282, a new leader -- as she gets to the finishing


line. Those tactics being off in my view in that last quarter of a lap,


well worth the extra grams at the start. A beautiful start, look


clean. Just one single effort, no rocking back and forward. She was


out of the gate. If it is possible to do it in as short a race as two


lap sprint, she was doing that. You can see this, against counterparts,


the elbows out, really makes a big difference when they up to speed.


16km/h -- 60km/h at peak speed in this, so the coach they are,


certainly pleased. There is the situation, one rider remaining in


this final. Lee Wai Sze may find herself out of the medals. If it


goes to form, Anastasia Voynova for Russia will get one. Yes, she will


have to go faster than she did this morning as wood if she wants to take


this title, and it is tough going up there, you know, when you have half


a minute and everything is to play for. You know they have gone faster


than you have already during this competition. It is all to do.


Voynova knows exactly what she has to do here. For and Shmeleva with


team-mates earlier in the competition, beating the rest of the


world, but they are very much going head-to-head here. Four claims she


has been a world champion already in her career, twice in the team sprint


and twice in this event. Going for the hat-trick having one each of the


previous championships. Two big leather straps around each foot.


There has to be a better way, I think a lot of the teams are using


Velcro. Taking with one hand and giving away with the other.


33.282 is the time to beat, set by her compatriot Shmeleva, and


Anastasia Voynova is on her way. Very sharp, perhaps not as good out


of the gate but certainly up to speed. She has given away newly two


tenths of a second, an awful lot to make it but she is on her way to


making it up. Is she on her way to hat-trick of titles in this world


event? She has time to make up. Can she do it? Needs to be a very big


finish here from Voynova as she crosses the line, and it is only


good enough for third place. She takes the bronze medal and pushes


Lee Wai Sze off the podium. She will finish in fourth place, but Daria


Shmeleva is the new world champion. The golden medal stays with Russia


for the third year in a row but for the first time in three years


Anastasia Voynova is no longer the world champion, and it will be Daria


Shmeleva who will stand on top of the podium. I go back and stand by


that. I am very surprised that in these short events, you know, every


single meter of the track counts, so if you have an advantage you can


take, why not use it? It is all about power but 90% is used to push


here are the way, getting small, getting those two arms out of the


wind, it has to give you an advantage and I think that is


exactly what her team-mates did. That is what made the difference at


the end. A little reminder as well, the rider who did not make it into


the final, Katy Marchant from Great Britain, she was in qualifying this


morning but finished in 30th please will stop Katy Marchant not making


it through to the final here this evening, as Daria Shmeleva prepares


to celebrate her world title, her second world title in these


championships here in Hong Kong. Shmeleva taking the gold, Miriam


Welte with an excellent silver, and Voynova with the bronze.


STUDIO: Chris Hoy here in the studio egging -- echoing those comments


about aerodynamics. It is so important, and I can only think of


team sprint, they are used to riding in that position and because it is


not an Olympic event perhaps she does not want to train in that


different position but it is still a world title and such an obvious


thing, look at her elbows sticking right out, like a parachute, her


team-mate, on the tribe ares, nice and efficient and aerodynamic. And


it meant the difference between a gold and bronze medal. We will be


back with live action shortly because the men's Omnium is reaching


the second half. Let's catch up on this morning's events. Chris Latham


is in this for Great Britain. It has been hard for him, to be honest. It


started with the ten kilometres scratch race. Even though two riders


are sprinting for the line the real action was back in the bunch and it


was the Spaniard who was the first to cross the line, taking maximum


points ahead of Benjamin Thomas of France and the Italian. Again the


winner could be found here towards the back of the field as the winners


sprinted for the line for the final time of points one earlier in the


race. New Zealand had already mopped up the victory, with Tories of Spain


in after. Anyone really of those ten could still win. Chris Latham I'm


afraid is down in 20 First Place currently last at the moment and it


means he will line up at the fence. At the elimination race the draw of


where you are lining up is actually pretty crucial yes, the only one


where you care about how you start. Even though there is a big group


together you want to be nearer the front and try to minimise the risk


of being caught out on the first sprint. The way the elimination race


works is you do not want to be at the back of the field. He has had


good World Championships already, Chris Latham, but as we have seen,


it is about backing up and recovering and coming out to do it


again. Yes, an excellent bronze in the scratch race, so really pleased


for him for that. Sometimes your legs just don't play the game and


you have a bad day so today was perhaps not one of his best but he


already has a medal to his name at his age, already an impressive start


to the season for him. On that recovery, Katie Archibald we saw


this morning did not qualify for the individual pursuit, a big


disappointment for her after the celebrations yesterday? Yes, it will


have been, but she should not be disappointed because in my opinion


the Omnium win was fabulous and she would have had to have gone really


deep in that. I was so proud of her to win that, the Olympic event. I


personally love individual pursuit and would have loved to see her


challenging for that one. I know she will be disappointed but it was a


huge ask yesterday, not just physically but you then have the


tedium, dope controls, a lot of things going on after you have won


in world title which the impact on your recovery next morning, saw an


understandable performance from her, but there was with Ellie Dickinson,


the other women, you know, it was a good morning for the British riders.


This is her ride this morning. Can you tell even by looking at her that


her legs are not quite a strong? I can see her head going down a little


bit. She is very classy, good at holding that position and bringing


the power down. She had a nice chaser from the Irish rider. You do


not want to finish coming around somebody but the black line but they


would have been a nice taste throughout the right. Three .31 is


still a respectable pursuit time. I know she will not be happy with that


but I think she really should be. After yesterday's efforts, I think


we really could not have expected much more from her today so I am


still pleased for her. Absolutely. Part of the whole experience of


doing it is not just taking the race but all the media commitments. We


will speak to Zarina later in the programme. After this, in fact, but


let's join the men's Omnium -- we will speak to Katie later in the


programme. Just underway, no eliminations yet, but they do come


thick and fast as we know, know the races up and running Phillie... --


fully up and running. Already scuttling across the track


to make sure they're not the first one out. A big man a crop went out.


There is a crash, the Polish rider and the gain. Casper


Pedersen and Simov. It can't carry on without them otherwise they will


be gaining places, so the flags will come out. Strategically a difficult


time for the peloton, but a big benefit from being near the front.


They are still tussling and it is neutralised at 50 K per hour. That


didn't take long. We are well used to repair. Hopefully not a long one


and the riders who have fallen should be back in the race soon,


Pedersen is back on his bike, they just fiddling around -- they are


just fiddling around with the Polish rider's bike. They are very robust


machines, and they have to be careful, they all have spares, so


they have called for the second bike, so the race will soon be under


way and as we have seen before, it can be helpful in an event like


this. He is actually fourth overall going into this race, Sajnok. You


can see that they are still battering rareness of the race was


on. Chris Latham was at the front. Two lads who have fallen off are at


the back, so no change there. It is under once more. It will be the


second elimination after this. Does look as though Sajnok is having a


bit of a problem. Struggling at the back, working hard to try and stay


on the coat-tails of the main group at Pedersen, the other one who felt,


is going well down the back straight. You can see the speed


differences, to go around the outside, you are probably going


around about five kilometres per hour faster than at the bottom. I


think Viktor Manakov has gone, the bronze-medallist in the omnium three


years ago, he was the first rider out.


Just looking at it at the moment, Sajnok finds himself at the tail end


of the track and forces himself to is sprint. Olivera from Portugal is


out. One rider behind him, kept him on the shoulder and kept flicking


him up high. It looks like you'll keep deploying strategy. Chris


Latham, difficult position at the moment, in the middle of the pack


but lower than so as the wave starts to come over the top, there is


nowhere for him to go, he will have to be careful. And the home riders


having a problem as well. Dives down to the bottom of the track. It may


be the Polish rider who has gone and if it is, that will be a big blow


for him because he was in fourth place, as we mentioned earlier. And


it is Hong Kong it is lunch and win. -- it is Win. It is so hard, you are


suddenly up against a wall of riders and there is nowhere to go. Sajnok


trying to battle his way together. It may be Korean rider, Park


Sanghoon Park who is out. Again, our friend from Poland just about makes


it on the line. Chris Latham has had what we can only describe as a


lacklustre start to this competition, lying in last at the


moment but he seems to be finding his way now and starting to write


this pretty cannily. Looks like he is finding his legs a bit as he


goes. Casper Pedersen is a word, one of the riders who fell at the start.


Chris Latham leads the main field around. This prince come thick and


fast in the omnium, you have to be wary of sitting at the front. A bit


of a battle further back and it involves Albert ta is and he is the


leader at the moment, he has work to do as Torres is forced to try and


sprint his way into staying in the competition and it is Maldonado from


Mexico, I think, who will be out. Chris Latham on the inside in danger


of getting squeezed at the moment, but I think he is far enough


forward. The Belgian lives through in the predominantly -- lives


through, Thomas from France in the blue. There is a crash and the


builder has gone down -- the Dutch rider has gone down. The neutral


flag comes out. He is still sitting on the floor at the moment. We will


take a look. He actually did go down to the right, that was quite a knock


he took to the head. They are so, so top these riders. He is up now and


calling for a bike. There are no magic sponge in this event. Provided


he doesn't start riding in the wrong direction, we will know he is OK. No


major damage, just a few scrapes. What a blow to the head he took,


though. Fortunately seems to be OK and straight back into the action.


Two minor delays. Six riders out and it is thinning out. Just in front of


him. And another crash. And the Polish rider is down to the second


time in the race. Sajnok hits the deck for the second time in the


race. He has not got much skin left to lose, to be honest. It will soon


be coming days and, it has so many holes in. He nearly held it there.


That was quite impressive. He held it to make sure he got over the line


before the last rider. He's getting up again, let's hope it is third


time lucky. The front tire rolls, which is really bad, that should


never happen. They are glued on to the rim with several coats of a


decent. We have some damage to the track, so I think it might stay


neutralised per a little bit. Now, they may actually, are they going to


stop the race? No. Saying no elimination. This is a really


precarious thing to do because the guys looking at the track have


totally forgotten there is a marauding bunch coming around. They


have to make a choice now, you stop the race or you carry on. What is


Sajnok doing, getting up to speed or struggling and realising his race is


run. I think he is coming around... I think they will stop the race,


they can't take the risk, it is right on the finish line. He is


saying on YouGov. There was a big discussion I was watching and they


have decided they can carry on unilaterally. Thomas of France going


around the outside, Sam Welsford of Australia and Torres is having to


sprints to try and stay in it. He tried to barge Roman Gladysh of


Ukraine out of the way, there was no room. But the rider out is Shunsuke


Imamura from Japan, but the real action is taking place up towards


the fence. And Sajnok from Poland, looks a bit of a sorry sight, he is


coming out of the race. Poor chap crashing twice in the matter of a


few laps. He has been eliminated. And so now has Roman Gladysh, I


think, from the Ukraine. Yes, he has gone, four time national champion.


We are slowly getting through the field, stoppages and all. Nine Chris


Latham is still in there, having a much better race than his first two.


In a difficult position again, down the bottom but already starting to


think about getting himself out. He has got nowhere to go at the moment.


He might be in trouble here with everyone going around him. He tries


to dive through on the inside and will he just about stay in? If he is


out, it will be no more than a third of a wheel and he is out. Chris


Latham eliminated. It is so tempting to use the blue Cote d'Azur to push


yourself forward but if you can be instantly out of the race. Mark


Cavendish did that sub such as the pace being said by Aaron Gate that


it is just a long line and that makes it very difficult if you are


trapped at the back. Aaron Gate leading, Shunsuke Imamura second,


well stood third, Thomas in fourth. De Wylder the latest rider


eliminated. He will be disappointed. Gives him a chance to attend to his


burns, having fallen at the start of the race. Aaron Gate leading. A bit


of a stretch for the Kazakis rider and he will be out. This is


reasonable tactic by the New Zealander, because it is a constant


pace and it is not the sprints Prince that do the damage and the


others have been happy to let him do that. Gael Suter going around the


outside in the thick of the bunch. Thomas and Souter they riders at the


front and Torres of Spain having to sprint hard -- Saint Gael Suter the


riders at the front. Torres makes it once again and Aaron Gate, who was


leading the so long, is out, caught on the line. Remarkable, isn't it?


The kiss of death, saying it was a reasonable tactic. He won't be happy


with you. Sam Welsford leaves them ran once more and Torres has decided


he needs to stay at the front, having been loitering at the back.


We haven't mentioned Sam Welsford and he is on storming form at the


moment. Is the latest rider to go, Shunsuke Imamura. Australia


incredible at those kind of paces. So he has plenty in the tank. Lots


of racing and lots of points on offer in terms of the overall


competition. Benjamin Thomas leads them around. Torres is moving around


the outside. The Dutch rider getting involved as well. Suter forced to


sprint really hard and I am not sure he has made it. It has got to be


totally at the judges' discretion. Can be a photo finish and they


needed one there. Suter is the man who is out, the European scratch


race champion and still the rider at the front, from Belarus, we haven't


seen much of him near the front but he has quietly stayed in the race.


Playing the same sprinting game, laying off and coming at them fast.


Torres may find it tough as they come towards the line. I think it is


number five. It is. Yes, the rider from Belarus, the 22-year-old. I


think we are seeing a new tactic, to lay off in the back straight and


charge and just come in time, using the whole height of the banking.


Simone Consonni having a little luck. Torres doesn't fancy having a


head-to-head with Eefting. Roy Eefting is the latest rider out.


When it is moving around the bottom, it is difficult to deploy the same


tactic, you haven't got the height and at this point, he hasn't got the


race. Just five riders left in this event. Absolutely brutal. Simone


Consonni, the medallist in Richmond a couple of years ago, with Torres


Justin Fraser them. Thomas of France in third place coming onto the


Italian's shoulder -- just in front of them. Just held him back on


purpose and I think he is the one we have been talking about, he has been


in the wheels the whole race. Now it is turning into a big match sprint


as all four look at each other, they are all completely spent. Sper


geekier Eefting won the on in a World Cup meeting in Calais months


ago. He has decided he's going to have a go, Torres. He has thought


better of it, his tank is empty Finnair. His heart was in it but his


legs were somewhere else. And then there were three. One more out


before the final sprint. As a pigeon swoops across and nearly lands in


our commentary position. Very close. Consonni leads, Welsford in second


place. Thomas of France's in third. -- of France is in third. Thomas


trying to make a bit of a move, get a little bit of hide. Welsford


trying to hold him at arms length and he is more than capable of doing


so. Almost toying with the other riders at times. It is a very


defensive game, I am not going to try and win, I will make you lose


and effective it has been and come to the fore in the last few laps,


really got some strength. But has it got the sprint, that is what he will


need? He will need as friend against Consonni from Italy. It starts now


and he knows to accelerate on the straight and he has got the


strength. He has the advantage over the Italian rider, does the Italian


have enough to come back? No, the Australian wins it, he wins the


elimination race and the men's omnium and he did it in a very


dominant style, a canny ride all the way through from Sam Welsford. Let


everybody else do the hard work and then just kept everyone at arm's


length and looked in complete control of the situation throughout


the race, including in the latter stages. Tactic, skill and


physiology. We hardly talked about him, he wrote it quietly and then


started to deploy some tactics, making sure he held some other


people behind him and when he actually launched, there was no


answer. strong I think arguably the


physically strongest rider in this race. Interestingly, provisionally I


think it moves them to seventh place overall. He looked really good there


and I think we can expect more than him. Yes. We have already seen in


this there are an awful lot of points left on offer and you can


really turn it on its head. Torres was dicing with death a few times in


that elimination race but hung on long enough to collect a hatful of


points to preserve his lead in the competition, but it was close-run at


times from fairly early on. Yes, I wouldn't put that gold medal


pastern. There is the opening situation. Torres Spain leads the


way on hundred and 12 points. A few clear of Benjamin Thomas from


France. Max buyer of Germany in third place. But Sam Welsford,


winning that, moving up to seven. STUDIO: It is brutal, isn't it? So


many crashes in that one, but yesterday we saw Katie Archibald


finishing fifth in the elimination race, meaning she went into the


final Omnium event level on points with Amy Cure and she did enough to


win the whole thing. And it is difficult, Jo, and she said in her


interview afterward she felt it was almost dirty tactics to keep on Amy


Cure but she felt she had to. Yes, I don't know if it is dirty because


you have to do that in a bike race. Katie she said she used her team


pursuit background as well, following that, but really it came


down to her being the best on the day. If anything she was slightly


critical of herself in her interview but I guess that is the mark of a


really good champion, she always wants to be better. For me she was


incredible yesterday. Chris, how difficult do you feel it is, four


events in one day rather than three, three, then they on the next? Test


of all-round skill and ability it should have shorter and longer


events, the Ducasse alone, and it seems to be they are focusing on a


bunch race, so why not just have one -- that the ... And I will not


complain too much because it is great for Katie and the team but the


UCI are making a lot of changes here and they are not all popular. But if


we make sure we are as prepared as everybody else it is a good thing


for Team GB. And for the very first time in her life Katie to pull on


the rainbow jersey and is still wearing it today. We will head back


to Hong Kong because she is alongside Jill Douglas. Yes, Katie


was watching that elimination race on the edge of receipt. I felt you


were loving every minute because it was so exciting. Out of one? Yes,


horrible, jumping out of our skin at every horrible moment, but I think


Chris did pretty well. But like you say, really exciting race


regardless. I think he did well to stay up, so many tumbles over the


course. Yesterday was long, like a bit heavy, we saw you on the


individual pursuit just missing out on a medal, but overall how do you


feel today? Not fantastic. Yes, pretty disappointed with the


qualifying score, kind of embarrassed, if I'm honest. A bit of


a boot in this. It smells really nice, this, because I have covered


it in perfume to hide the. LAUGHTER


But I put in a lot of work to try to achieve something with the pursuit


and it just was not doable. I kind of woke up in agony, if I'm honest.


I thought warming up, I could still give it a good go and I think I made


kind of an acceptable standard but realistically I have not moved on


anywhere from two years ago, how it seems on paper. I don't feel so good


about that. I think you're beating yourself up a little because we saw


you perform so well yesterday, a sapping four bunch races in order to


get that rainbow jersey which you absolutely deserved. I mean you


really stormed to victory in that last race. And of course with all


that comes with that world title, the ceremonies, the press, it was a


long night for you and I hardly surprised you felt a little heavy


today and a bit sore. Can you know appreciate the fact you are a world


champion, individually, after the effort yesterday? Yes, a bit


bizarre, isn't it? The amount of people I have had messaging me,


forgetting her many friends I had! It has been tasted to soak it up.


Maybe I would have slept better without quite so many messages!


LAUGHTER No, it feels fantastic. I know they


were absolutely thrilled back in the UK, lots of fans watching, and of


course some very good friends of yours in the studio. I will let one


or two of them chat to you now. I know Jo is standing by. I will give


you my microphone. Hi, Katie, world champ. Are you feeling? Great. Is


anyone listening in or is it just you and me? It is out on BBC Two so


it as everybody! LAUGHTER


Oh, dear. OK. We are really proud of user don't feel embarrassed today.


How is morale in the team? I think the gold must have boosted


everybody? Yes, fantastic. All the girls are getting ready for the


women's madison, but actually feeling really good getting ready


for racing with Elinor, jumping around the music trying to distract


ourselves, so I am glad to be part of it went in to see what happens.


Hi, Katie. Chris here. Hello. Congratulations. We're also proud of


you. You should not be yourself up at all. I think you did really well


and today it is one of the hardest things to back-up, after the


emotional high and not getting much sleep. If you look back on your


individual pursuit performance and you realise, OK, not what you hoped


for, but it is an Olympic event, the Omnium, and has to be priority. And


there will be great practice by the Olympics when you have one or two to


potential and you will be ready for it. Yes, hopefully. One of the


biggest compliments I had actually was somebody who likened my very


close loss to your keirin final and I thought it was a bit of a reach,


but it was nice anyway. LAUGHTER


You had us all on our toes. It was absolutely fantastic. Well done.


Yes, you did. And thank you, Katie, for coming to speak to us today. And


that rainbow jersey looks good on you. Keep it on! Katie Archibald,


the newest world champion for Great Britain, having won. Omnium


yesterday. As you can tell she is still disappointed with her


individual pursuit performance this morning and it is difficult to come


out and perform at that level when you have just won a massive


multidiscipline event like the Omnium but sometimes in the British


team, such is its depth of talent, you get a real surprise. Callum


Skinner had gone out of the spread, so we thought no Medel for Britain,


but we were not banking on Ryan Owens who this morning, Chris,


performed against a really experienced German sprinter, the guy


who put out Callum Skinner? Yes, I have not actually what is this yet


so it is great to see. It went to a decider, best of three. I'm catching


him napping... With tired legs here, the German closing the gap, but just


enough to hang on and Ryan will be absolutely delighted with this.


10.2, last 200 metres, that borrowed, and exceptional


performance from him. The format is best-of-3, Ryan Owens with the


advantage, and this is the second race, and the German knowing he has


to win it to stay in... Yes, a bit of a drag race, knowing he has the


get him on the hip. A classic drag race here, and Ryan came out in the


red, little fraction, and, yes, he got it. There was not much more Ryan


could have done their, a classic drag race and you need to keep an


eye on Niederlag because he has pushed out Ryan Owens and although


Niederlag wins this deciding spread he actually gets relegated, and that


is why Ryan Owens is through to today's race. The semifinals. Yes,


that just happened after the 200 metre line. I tell you what, in it.


Yes, based on the right we saw -- race that we saw in the women's


sprint where they let it go, and, you know, I am surprised that that


one, delighted obviously, great for Team GB, but the officials seem to


be a little inconsistent in these championships. This means Ryan


Owens' draw, up against the Dutchman, Harrie Lavreysen. Is that


good? Similar times, both 9.8s, and I think it is his best chance of


making the final. Dmitriev is very experienced. Even if Ryan finished


fourth, great performance, but I think now he will be thinking about


one more semifinal to get himself into that gold medal ride off. Is


it, at this stage, in a world summit, how much do nurse play a


part? Huge part but you can use them to your advantage. Sometimes having


no expectation, you know, nobody expecting him to win the gold medal,


it could surprise us. He is the one who has come in under the radar.


COMMENTATOR: Here we go. Heat one, race number one, and Denis Dmitriev,


who has won Medel year for each of the last four years but has never


been world champion, and I think he will never have a better chance than


this one potentially. He is the man with the experienced as they get


ready for the start of this race. Ethan Mitchell, his opponent from


New Zealand, the 26-year-old, is known as a team rider rather than an


individual sprinter. He is the times the team sprint champion of the


world, including this year. Dmitriev is I think the one with the


advantage here, very strong qualifying rounds, and looked very


strong since the competition proper has got underway. Yes, he has looked


very strong so far, in great form, Dmitriev. But it starts to get tough


now obviously in the final stages. Ethan Mitchell will lead them


through for the first lap of three here. The designated rider to lead,


as they slowly wander into the back straight. Under the saddle, and they


have to have one of those, to have parity, and that is the Inn res


camera we are getting used to seeing the Doidge from. Sometimes there are


two boxes and the second one is popular now for the power data from


the riders for post race analysis. Great for us because they give us


some lovely shots, but I've be very annoying for people in aerodynamics


like yourself? Well, we know it is a bit of a brick, but we will give


everybody one, so it is their! Out the back, you are managing chaos by


that point on the bait anyway, two big cylindrical legs pumping up and


down at 120 rpm, so very hard to do much other than minimise the...


Something else drawn in the mix, at the back end of the bike. One lap


completed. Still the calm before the storm here in this first semifinal


matchup between the vastly experienced sprint rider from


Russia, Denis Dmitriev, in his 30s now, against Easton Mitchell, so


used to having Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins alongside him, going for


World Championship gold. Sparring begins. Keeping his eye on the


Russian rider, and you recall, Dmitriev is off, and Mitchell... Is


not going to close that gap. Dmitriev utterly dominant here. Ten


dead riding a race like that! Incredible. It is as if for Mitchell


it was a training ride and Dmitriev thought he would just sprint round


the outside, incredible difference in power. We said he looked in great


form before the ride there and he just showed it once again. Just look


at that. Even at ten dead, and measured right. He is looking back


at several points here, and Mitchell is just stunned, just trying to get


on his wheel, never mind getting past. He will take some beating, won


the? Dmitriev? I think that statement cannot be emphasised


enough here. Ryan Owens from Great Britain, the 21-year-old, against


Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands. Two Young sprinters,


and the Dutch rider is just 20, younger than Ryan Owens. There is


confirmation of the result from the first race.


Dmitriev is one ride away from making it into the world


championship final. And I can see just off the track come here comes


the Dutch rider, he will be the first up, as Dmitriev slowly winds


it then. Good crowd in here again for this Saturday evening session.


Many of them hoping that Wai Sze Lee would get her second medal of these


championships, was quite a big, finishing in fourth place in the


500m time trial. Here is Harrie Lavreysen, and the jury cries for


both of these athletes. The Dutchman won the team sprint silver medal


right at the start of this championships, his first major


international medal. He finished second in the Dutch national


championships that year, bitter by Geoffrey Haviland. There is a slight


delay, an issue with Ryan Owens' chut. They'll specialised custom


shoes, there is no loss power in the stretch of the issue, and it looks


like there was a lace problem. There is nothing of them, they weigh less


than 100 grams, so incredibly light and small. They'll still covering


them with the straps but using flat Velcro ones to try and contain some


of that power. It is an insurance measure, really, so any twisting of


the foot won't release the shoe from the pedal. We saw the same footage


as they did back in the studio, but it wasn't what was actually on


camera, it was an incident elsewhere they had seen and penalised, so here


by rights, I think. What I liked about Ryan Owens, in all of the


rights against need a lag, he had a plan, he was feisty and at every


point in the race was trying to think of a way to win the race, even


if he wasn't in the box seat. You could feel the fact that it wasn't a


case of, oh, no, what has just happened? It was, "How do I win?"


Even half a lap to go in an almost impossible situation, I am going to


dive up the track, gain some height and come again and it was refreshing


to watch. Here we go, best of three semifinal in the men's match sprint.


We were expecting to see Callum Skinner at the business end of this


competition, beaten by Jason Kenny any Olympic final, but he was out


yesterday and instead, it is Ryan Owens representing Great Britain,


flying the flag against Harrie Lavreysen of the Netherlands. A


great opportunity for him and as we talked about in the studio, it is an


opportunity, when you exceed expectations, it is an adventure and


exciting, rather than pressure and stress and it is very different


being up and coming than having the success and it is expected of you.


He is in this wonderful niche now where he gets to see how good he can


be and if it doesn't come off, he has lost nothing, so great position


for him be in. Slow and steady, the real race still to get under way.


Watching each other like hawks, looking for every movement. Two laps


to go as they come round into the finishing straight, they will pull


away on the Segway as we switch to the wider angle, the riders start to


come at the track, gain height and some speed. Lavereysen ducking


around, really high on the track, swooping down. While he is doing


that, he is gaining pace all the time and closing in on Owens, which


is what it once, try and suck him in but with a lap to go, he takes it


on. A searing burst of pace from the British rider but here comes the


Dutchman, Lavereysen close the gap and drawers onto the shoulder, but


Dmitriev is fighting him all the way that he can't hold of. Harrie


Lavreysen, superb sprinting from the Dutchman, he takes it 1-0. A little


bit of inexperience, he was suckered into going early and the gap wasn't


an advantage, it was exactly what the Dutchman wanted, he wanted to be


led out, so he gave him 10m and had the perfect lead out to accelerate


into the slipstream and comes down the back straight, it was perfect


for him. He will look at that video and cringe a bit. The fight is there


and the physiology is there, he is certainly physically as good, so I


think he can come back in this one but that one was tactics, not power.


Lavereysen from the Netherlands takes the first ride. Ryan Owens has


to win the next matchup, otherwise it will be bronze at best for him.


But it is a big learning curve, a steep learning curve and he has done


well to make it to the semifinals and he is not out of it yet. Denis


Dmitriev dominant against Ethan Mitchell in their first ride and


Harrie Lavreysen, the 20-year-old from the Netherlands, beating Ryan


Owens in their first race. CLARE BALDING: get let's the


thoughts of Sir Chris Hoy on rock Ryan Owens did and what he might do


differently in the next race. I think Chris Baldwin nailed it by


saying he was suckered into going early. He was suckered into going


into the gap. You want to keep your opponent post you but sometimes,


when there is the begin of gap, you think you can go early and he has


gone here, Lavereysen has the height and although it looks like a big


gap, it is the perfect slipstream to draw into, you get the slingshot


effect and you see the difference in speed here. It was a great ride from


the Dutchman, to be fair, very mature for a young rider to have


that calmness under pressure. It is difficult to both riders because


normally when you are racing against an opponent, you have seen them many


times and you know their tactics but it is almost racing blind, guessing


what they are hoping to do. Clearly the Dutch rider likes to go for a


ride from the back and rushing his opponent, so Ryan could surprise in,


like he did against need a lag, and go for a long one, but the Dutch


riders will be aware of that now, everyone who goes against Ryan will


be concerned he will attack at the start, it is harder to catch them


unaware. Tactics playing a huge part, we will see his second-rate


shortly. We will sue the women's madison shortly, over 120 laps and


Emily Nelson and Elinor Barker will be Great Britain's team, but first,


let's find out how it works with Chris Boardman.


Promising to be chaotic and elegant at the same time, the madison is


arguably the most engaging of all track disciplines. In fact, the


action can explode anywhere on the track, making it rather challenging


to keep where the frontiers, making it difficult for spectators and


commentators alike. Cavendish on the deck, picks himself up. In essence,


the points race with points awarded every ten laps. Gaining a lab gets a


20 point bonus and for extra spice, the final sprint points are doubled.


Four teams of two riders, the action is not doubled, it is cubed.


Arresting rider to enter the race must make physical contact with a


team-mate, usually achieved with a move known as a hand sling. The


rider circling out of the race drops down, using the height of the track


to accelerate. The in race team-mate switches position to the centre of


bars for stability and reaches for their counterpart's hand. The


kinetic energy of the past the rider is transferred and all the while,


the race carries on around them. The race changeover lasts around one


second, and that is the only chance to communicate with your team-mate.


A rider who has done a 32nd stint is unlikely to win a sprint against an


opponent who has just entered the fray, so teams can enter fresh legs


within one second of the sprint. Those that are understandably spent


are exposed to attack from those who are not, which means lap gains or


bosses happen quickly. In the madison, even the best teams must


choose which battle they are to lose in order to win the war. That sounds


in strategic but in a sense, it isn't. To react to the constantly


changing race, riders have do ride on pure instinct, weighing up the


potential gains and risks several times per second and in my view,


that is what makes the madison the most enthralling of all track


disciplines to watch. And it is also why it is so exciting that for the


first time after World Championships, we have a women's


madison. Joe, tell us about Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson and how they


will work this together. It is interesting, the first one at a


World Championships. They have plenty of experience of riding


madisons at lower levels but the big thing is a lot of the teams are


unknown, you can't look back at footage and see how the other


nations ride. I think they will try and Mark opponents, the ones they


know will be a threat, but basically try and stick to their plan and


adapting as they go, anything can happen. Emily is quite young, Elinor


is slightly more experience, being an Olympic champion, but they should


be a really good pairing. Let's hear from them, they have been speaking


to Rob Hatch. I did the senior Europeans, the madison, and we got


silver and it was a fantastic event, it is so fast and furious and no one


really knows what is going on, but you do know, so it is exciting. It


makes other races look so simple and straightforward and there is so much


more thinking involved, because even though you are sharing the work with


another rider and taking rests, you have to think so much more because


you have these two seconds to communicate when you change and that


is it, so you really have to try and campus pay to watch your team-mate


is going to do as well as the other teams and there's a lot to think


about -- you have to try and anticipate watch your is going to


do. They said that to help of preparation, they raised it with


Manon Lloyd in Glasgow and they won, despite the fact that Katie had


broken her wrist halfway through, which is amazing, because you do


needed as you pull each other along. The race is just under way, let's


rejoin Chris Boardman and Simon Brotherton.


Thanks. 119 laps to go in this first ever women's madison at world


championship level. USA on the front at the moment, Timberlake iced --


Kimberly diced are already a world champion in the team pursuit, what a


competition between the USA and Australia. Mexico in second place in


the green and white and coming through on the outside is the


Ukraine. Just getting under way, we have high expectations, it is almost


impossible for it not to be exciting, certainly anticipation in


the commentary box because there can beat action anywhere at any time,


with riders in and out of the race and it can get quite complex, but


that is part of its beauty, it is an amazing thing to watch. Sophia Ali


Oler one two medals at the World Championships three years ago. She


is being followed at the moment by Ukraine and New Zealand going


through, Racquel Sheath. Sheath and Drummond Road together in Los


Angeles in the World Cup madison a couple of months ago. So we have a


few pairings who already are used to racing alongside each other, even


though there haven't been many top-level women's madison is races


as yet. Is such a shame it was lost on the Olympics, I hope this is the


start of a campaign to bring it back to the Olympics. Already we have a


crash. It looks like it is Ireland who are down. Both of them. In this


instance, they have four laps to get back into this race, two less than


other distance events, but if both are down, they have four laps down.


Both Lydias on the deck but both on their feet. Italy lead the way with


Barbieri who won the scratch race. Belgium are in second place, we will


keep an eye on them. They have got to be one of the favourites and the


Italians will push them hard. They are getting ready for the sprint,


they have been trying to position themselves, and the British team


have come in beautifully with a lap to go. Super riding by Emily Nelson,


chased by Belgium, France and Italy but Britain time that to perfection.


Emily Nelson claiming the first points on offer. She almost couldn't


believe that, I don't think they were intending to go for the first


sprint but time did beautifully as everyone else was looking for their


partner, found a gap and why not? Right now, they are persisting with


the effort to see if they can fracture this race at the start.


Emily Nelson has handed over to Elinor Barker, who is at the front


of the race with Belgium. Here is the crash involving the Irish pair,


both hitting the deck on the changeover. They have to get back in


quickly. When one falls down, the others can wait for them to get back


in, which is physically difficult. There is the early scenario, one


sprint of 12 completed. Great Britain are the early leaders. There


is Elinor Barker on the inside of the track. Sitting at the front at


the moment. I wouldn't say it was a gift but it was tactically won and


they will be pleased with that. It didn't cost them too much


physically. The timing of the changeable worked over very well.


Elinor Barker looks in great form. An attack coming in from Mexico and


that will be Salazar on the attack, the 20-year-old triple national


champion for sub Mexico making a move off the front of the field. As


I was saying that, Elinor Barker was in great form in the scratch race


and so nearly claimed the gold medal.


If you to chase every move from the start that I've riders rub their


hands enterprising way and sit and let you do all of the chasing --


then the other riders will rub their hands enterprising play. Sofia


Arreola from Mexico, has gone almost the length of the track... Yes, gaps


can come and go so fast in this event and you have to measure your


effort. If you have a really hard sprint and others following behind


you attack instantly, you can use huge amounts of ground very quickly.


A couple of laps away from the next sprint as Arreola we the way for


Nick Scott. Great Britain moving forward again as Elinor Barker


thrown back into the frame by Emily Nelson. Britain will be in the


shake-up here for the points, potentially, as Australia make a


change. Elinor Barker right on the wheel there of Alex Manley. She can


stick with the wheel and that is what you want in this position. She


has not had to cede any width at all, and, sorry, I beg your pardon.


Mexico took the points ahead of the others coming through but they are


staying out in front, long enough to collect the points. Inside the last


hundred laps now. That little flurry has brought them back into the fold.


They had half a lap's read and it can disappear so fast. Already, the


bunch in two halves here. Mexico back in, still on the front end of


the race, but New Zealand or on the front it the moment, with Sheath and


Michaela Drummond, Sheath got there at the moment, and Australia are up


there with Amy Cure and Emily Nelson for Great Britain, third in line. An


idea of the tactics, when a rider comes out and has lost all that


speed, the weight of the main race has passed, they can swing up to the


top and that is where they have to be really clever and watch what is


happening. Gauge how fast or high up the riding and that determines when


they will come back in. It is Lydia Gurley from Ireland, showing no ill


effects from that early crash both Irish riders suffered in the


changeover. Let's look at this changeover, much better, and


exclaimed one on the inside of the track, and Lydia Boylan now takes up


the running. That happens, if the riders are too far apart when they


take hold of each other, people in an arc towards each other. They are


very close and if they do that and keep it against their body, all of


the energy goes. Boylan on the front followed by Drummond of New Zealand.


Belgium are there or thereabouts in the front as well, and Australia,


making sure nothing get away from them. They are there, if anybody


decides to make a move. In second place at the moment, Australia.


Britain in fourth. Haven't put a foot wrong but it is early days in


this race. I am watching them tactically, how they position


themselves and have held their ground when someone tried to move


them out. The British team has held beautifully, coming to the front


with three laps to go until the next sprint. Around the outside, the


Italians, I think they will make a move, and it is the world junior


points race champion having a go for Italy, about to make the change and


so Barbieri into the fray. Australia are up there as well, Manly for


Australia, a big crash, and Australia with a rider down! Just


the same with positioning on the track. We will get the replay... I


think it is Manly on the ground but she is OK, has picked herself up


straightaway. Australia relying on Amy Cure to do it all on her own, as


Belgium make a change. Thrown into the race for Belgium. Took a little


too long and the Australians managed to get over the line, and the


British team-mate hit a point as well. Amy Cure still having to carry


on, her team-mate, Alex Manly, on a spear bike, no back-up and rejoining


the race. There is the spread and Great Britain scoring again, two


more points, Britain leading with nine overall, one clear of Australia


and Belgium are third on six. With written being in wheels for two


consecutive sprints, a little early but it would have been the perfect


time to counterattack with Australia -- with Britain being in wheels.


Let's look at that crash now. She comes down, looking through the


traffic. They just get a little crowded... Ah, OK, it was the


Belgian wheel comment off. Good change, she was trying to avoid the


Belgian rider and just couldn't do it. She doesn't look distressed,


just irritated, following off at 50km/h!


LAUGHTER Yes, perfectly OK and back in the


race, good to see. Great Britain leading with 86 laps still the go in


this first ever win in's madison at the Track Cycling World


Championships, coming to your life from Hong Kong, Britain riding very


well so far, represented by Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson. Cure and


Manly have also been riding aggressively and tactically well,


coming from behind but catching up quite quickly now. The United States


are also moving to the front. Is right there, and leading for the USA


at the moment, Kimberly Geist, one of their top performers this week.


They have to get a point on the board, the Americans, so that will


be OK with the British if they score. They are already starting to


position, such is the positioning of this race. Where is my team-mate?


How do I get myself positioned near the front? And they know they can


throw in a fresh rider just before it starts. A superb event if you are


a track rider. Developing your track racing skills. Yes, really you need


to understand how the raised floors, because if you are trying to do it,


the physiology, you will just get an absolute pasting -- you need to


understand how the race flows. Lotte Kopecky leads for Belgium down the


back straight. Britain are just tagging on the back of that line at


the moment. I would not be surprised to see an attack from the British


team because they almost seem to be purposely staying out of the Sprints


at the moment. A Belgian change, a clean pair of wheels, maximum points


for them, and Australia will take three, two for New Zealand and one


for Italy with Brian -- with France and Great Britain right behind.


Still all to play for here. We still have not had that big attack from


anybody yet. It will come from someone, as New Zealand hold the


front of the field. Racquel Sheath in with Michaela Drummond, and


handing over the comment now. The predominantly bluetit of Belgian,


the Belgian catching her breath there. A minor role in the action --


predominantly blue shirt or Belgium. I wonder if those early efforts are


catching the British team... I will pass that sentence! The Americans


have decided, if you are slowing down we are not and what a surprise


attack that was. That took everyone by surprise. The rider from


Pennsylvania on attack from the USA, although around outside of the main


field. No points on the board yet but that is is irrelevant... A


crash, are rider down yet again. The team from the USA pegging away and


it is a great move by them. Lydia Gurley on the deck but as you can


see she looks all right, good news. That is the second time Lydia has


fallen in this race. The Americans just pegging away, will take the


next sprint if they carry on like this. No real emphasis behind


because they do not have any points but if they take a lap that is 20


straightaway of course. As we see the team from Ireland getting


themselves back together, they have really been in the wars. Great


Britain in the mix as well for points behind the USA. Still four


laps to go, USA in the front, just seeing who is coming to... Russia is


on the outside of the moment. Hong Kong are up there as well, in behind


the Belgians. We already have teams starting to lose laps as well. The


Czech Republic, Ukraine... A bit of a surprise actually. The former


world champion in the points race, one of the two riders for the Czech


republic, normally a prominent performer at the World


Championships. Her next sprint hotting up, already buying for


position. The Italians coming over the top. British getting involved


this time. It is Rachele Barbieri from Italy lodging from a long way


out. France trying to get involved as well. A lovely little moved by


the Belgians down the inside to avoid any trouble. She throws Lotte


Kopecky back into the action. Italy leading Belgium, France in the


place, Great Britain Forth, coming right now, Great Britain, hoping to


get points here, as the French make a change in the middle of the


Sprint. I think Britain may score a point, one point for Britain scored


by Emily Nelson. She took a real risk going underneath of the


changing teams, and it paid off but, boy, a risky thing to do because


that is where the bodies are that are losing energy and speed and you


could suddenly find yourself with no breaks behind someone who is tenkm/h


slaw. But it paid off. -- ten kilometres per hour slower. Riders


all over the track. Which is what we would expect any madison race.


Australia on the front of the race with Manly, followed by Italy, and


at the moment the rider in the race is Barbieri. Britain are up there as


well, Britain, Belgium, Poland and Russia at the front. Mexico now


making a move on the inside. Up into about fourth place, but Paul leads


away. She is really turning on the pressure year -- Poland lead the


way. Too far out from the Sprint at the moment. We can see a good


demonstration of a hand sling there, you have to keep the forearm really


tucked into the body to make sure all the energy is going forwards and


backwards and not sideways. So easy to drag you team-mate round in a


half circle. A red flag for Ukraine. Ukraine being penalised by the


officials. That might be in working with one of the other teams because


they are actually two laps down at the moment. If you drop into a


breakaway, you will be penalised for that. Meanwhile at the front, New


Zealand, Australia, Italy, Belgium, and Hong Kong as well trying to get


involved to see if they can snap up some points next time. Three laps to


go until the next sprint, the next time over the line. Australia are


very consistent so far. The Belgians as well, looking good, leading at


the moment. Great Britain just slipping down now, four points


adrift, but less than the point available to get back on terms. I am


sure we will see some serious attempts. Still more than 60 laps to


go and they are coming fast around the outside now. This is the one the


British will want to go for. Lotte Kopecky, and Great Britain getting


involved around the British will want to go for. Lotte Kopecky, and


Great Britain getting involved around outside... Lovely ride here


on the front of the race and once more it is Elinor Barker, and Barker


absolutely flying down the back straight now! But she is being


chased by such a fast rider -- and she goes as they come up to the


line, Emily Barker with three points and she then throws Nelson into the


race. -- Elinor Barker. I wondered if they would stick with that but


you have to decide instantly whether you will do that because the gap is


gone, because everybody else spot the danger as well. The points move


Great Britain into second place in overall standings. Courtesy of three


points in the sprint of 12 year in this women's World Championship


madison. But they were hard-fought for because she did not get to throw


in her team-mate at the ideal time so had to go a long way over that


lap and a half to take those points, so she will need a little time to


recover. Gillian Doerr, if that name rings a


bell, it will be from the Olympic Games last summer -- Jolien d'Hoore.


Ukraine will take the said, we have the Czech Republic, Belarus and


Canada, into the last 56 laps and we have seen nothing but action so far.


The United States trying to get back on terms, which is surprising. I am


not sure what happened, got caught up in a bit of traffic. The team


from Ireland a game just plugging away, a tough old race, still


getting stuck in as they pause at the front again. It has certainly


been a physical race for Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley, on the deck


twice, but still battling away. On the front for New Zealand, Makela


Drummond, who won the team pursuit ROMs pedal earlier in the week with


her team-mates, the Oceania scratch race champion our 2017 and she has


Jolien d'Hoore right on her wheel. I think I can feel an attack building


now, people are getting tired and that is when the gaps appear and the


courageous few choose to take that opportunity. If something goes at


the moment, Chris, Great Britain are in a decent position to try and do


something about it. It is almost certain to be capitalised by a


sprint lap, gaps appearing after the -- the line. Three to go as they


come around this time. Amy Cure just winding it up for Australia, a


couple of laps to go to the next sprint. Elinor Barker right on her


wheel. Jolien D'Hoore following Barca and Italy are next in line.


Barker is beautifully placed to have a nice changeover in Harper lap's


time. She might get caught in traffic but the changeover will be


perfect. Did well to avoid a potential problem as Kopecky takes


it up for Belgium and going around for Great Britain still is Elinor


Barker as she throws Emily Nelson into it. Fresh legs for the sprint.


Here comes Emily Nelson. Can she find a way past? I think she can,


great stuff from Emily Nelson. That will be a photo finish but you can


see the difference, even thrown in with Harper lap to go, that fresh


legs make. Fresh being a relative term. That is a great sprinter for


three points. Consistently getting involved there. Still out in front.


Still out in front at the moment, Great Britain, and Australia realise


they cannot allow that to happen. Neither can Belgium or Italy,


suddenly gasping for air, their collective tank a little bit empty


with Britain at the front with Nelson. You realise you have got to


you put your foot down and there is nothing left. You can see, teams


everywhere, how they managed to cope with this, I just don't know. There


was nearly a crash there, they did well to stay up, the Russians.


Improves your handling skills, being involved in traffic like that and


staying upright. Three of the strongest teams together, something


in it for all of them to work together. New Zealand desperately


trying to get back on terms. Chris is talking about Australia, Belgium


and Great Britain. Kopecky for Belgium, with Alan Barker on her


wheel. Barker looking to add to that silver medal won on the opening day


and these three teams look to be the ones to beat. Belgium lead overall


as Kopecky rides around the outside to stay out of the way. Belgium on


21 points. If you are not participating in that breakaway, she


is sitting on the wheel, so that is the death of it, so they won't keep


going unless they are all contributing, they will not do the


work for another team and that is enough... France on the move,


leading the way for them is Laurie Berthon. They are all the strongest


teams that have just been on the road and who is left to chase? A


quarter of a lap. Laurie Berthon won the silver medal in the omnium in


London last year at the World Championships and as you can see,


she has a bit of a gap and it is Australia's term to do some work --


Australia's turn. First on the track at the moment, two laps to go Tillis


friend, are France, followed by Australia, Belgium, Great Britain,


Mexico, Italy and Russia. Amy Cure was bluffing, she suddenly has the


legs to do the chasing. The other riders not far behind as they come


around for the sprint and I think they may have shown their hand too


early. Amy Cure now going for it then the outside and Laurie Berthon


hasn't got anything left. New Zealand in second. Great Britain


with every chance of scoring a point as they come towards the line.


Britain settled through one -- 41 through Elinor Barker. Perfect time


to counter if you have the legs left, everyone has been on the gas.


The British have certainly done no more than everybody else. The


Belgians are doing everything you suggested, carrying the move on,


pushing forward. Kopecky. The others were gasping for air and hoping for


a short break and that that is not the case, Belgium are putting the


pressure on. The team from Australia have done a chase, they have done a


sprint, they must be moving into the red, they are exposing themselves to


a counterattack. Again, they have done the chasing but they know when


you are in that kind of condition, that is when it falls apart and so


courageous, they have gone on the attack. Amy Cure leads the way,


followed by New Zealand, followed by Great Britain. A little bit of a gap


back to Belgium as they prepare to make a change. Amy Nelson -- Emily


Nelson racing. Speaking at the British have stayed in touch with


every move that has gone but done the minimum amount of work,


following, following, following and keeping themselves in a great


position to either a tackle keep going for points. 36 laps remaining.


Great Britain in silver medal position at the moment in this


first-ever madison at the World Championships for women. Just four


teams at the moment as France again try and get back on terms. Belgium,


Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain at the front, joined by


France and the riders close the gap, Coralie Demay for the French. One of


the riders from the Russian team with the res camera. That is what it


looks like in the middle of a crash. Crash cam. In the front of the race,


New Zealand, Australia, Britain and Belgium, just a minor law at the


moment in relative terms. Ridden in second place. Just over a kilometre


remaining until the next sprint. They will start trying to position


things now. It may seem a long way out. Three laps to go, the board has


just changeover. Cure, Barker, Kopecky involved, Racquel Sheath as


well. A little bit of a gap as well. Elinor Barker. Speaking are moving


to the front, ready for the change. Just looking for her team-mate and I


think this is going to work out pretty well. Nelson is down the far


end of the back straight, very high on the banking, starting to wind it


up, waiting for Elinor Barker. Here she comes, the changes coming as


they take the bell. Both of them making a change at the same time,


there is a big crash and Australia with a rider down. Great Britain are


clear at the front with every chance of collecting five points. It was so


tight, there was no room be on the finishing line as they try to change


at the same time and Great Britain take maximum points. Not only five


points, they have a really big gap because of that crash. They weren't


the cause of it and suddenly the races spread all over the track.


This is it, they have an opportunity, will they persist?


Elinor Barker through Emily Nelson into the fray and Amy Cure colliding


with her team-mate. Speaker not the British team's appalled at all, they


were trying to do things to close and didn't leave enough room to


race. Frankly, it was their own fault. Manly hitting the boards for


the second time in this race. Here it is once again. While we are


watching the replay is, the Australian team are now half a lap


in arrears and they have been working hard and have got to get


back on terms here. Chris, surely this is the opportunity for Belgium,


New Zealand and Great Britain? They just have to keep pressing on now


with this advantage over Australia? Absolutely and only three points


separate Belgium and Great Britain at the moment. This is great stuff,


only 26 laps to go in this madison and what an epic race it is turning


into. It has become a real slog. If you look at any of the groups now,


they are just trying to get to the finish, everybody is in pain and


when the opportunity like this comes along, you have to take it, whether


you are prepared for it or not. Everybody has been working hard for


three or four minutes. The Italians are quite a way back


now with 11 points. Dairies Jolien D'Hoore, the superb road sprinter as


well as an excellent track rider. Just sits back and swoops down and


to the trio at the front of the race. That is Emily Nelson at the


front for Great Britain and for New Zealand, Makela Drummond. New


Zealand have to work hard, they only have eight points on the board and


they have to make up some ground to get onto the podium. It is in their


interests to really drive this breakaway. Behind them, it is


getting a consolidated chase, quite a large group and they are being


pegged at half a lap, so it will be a tough thing to gain a lap.


Particularly with two laps to go until a sprint, the pace is picking


up. The USA causing the problem at the back from the leader's point of


view by pressing on. At the front of the race, you can see them going


into the back straight. Britain and Belgium changing at the same time so


neither will have an advantage in this sprint but the ones on the


board at the moment are the ones that will have do contest it. They


take the bell, Elinor Barker on the wheel of Kopecky. There is a new


rider in for New Zealand, the sprint is on down the back straight. The


Belgians knew exactly what they had to do. Barker tries to go on the


inside and almost ends up on the deck, she did well to keep the bike


upright. There will be a warning, she went up the track, there was a


sizeable gap. She wasn't on the red line and came down on her opponent,


so Belgium will be penalised. Barker wasn't happy at all. There you go,


right inside the red line, very dangerous, they could even be


disqualified. Reckless riding from Belgium. We will wait for the judges


to makes an kind of pronouncement. You can see the gesticulation from


Elinor Barker. Man that no wonder. She did well, actually, to stay


upright. Once you go onto the flat and this banking is tuned to be


perpendicular at 30 mph, suddenly your wheels sliding away and you


can't freewheel, so there is even the possibility of touching the


pedal down. Great work by Elinor Barker to keep the bike up and keep


in the race. At the back, closing the gap rapidly, that really took


the impetus out of the breakaway and they are not going to gain that lap.


Australia back in the game, leading the chase with the United States and


Italy and Russia and that gap closing with every revolution of the


pedals. That is it, it is all back together, that is how fast the race


can change in a madison. As it stands, Belgium lead the way, Great


Britain in a silver medal position. We will have to wait and see because


that was a very dangerous move and I am sure it will have repercussions


but it is all back together, with 14 laps as they come around this time


into the closing stages, just one more sprint before that double


points finale, and we have to remember that, ten points on the


last sprint. All still to play for in the women's madison as we come to


the final laps of this race, this 120 lap race. I have got half an eye


on the judges and there is a little discussion taking place right now.


Italy give way on the front of the main field. Kopecky was the rider


involved in that incident, she is back on the track and alongside


Elinor Barker. Speaker trying to get her nose in front as they come


around with two laps to go. Change for the Italians, being thrown into


the races Barbieri. And Amy Cure looks like she is attacking around


the outside. Interestingly, the Belgians trying to interfere with


the British change by moving up the track early. So some pretty dirty


tactics going on. Elinor Barker Forster chase. Barbieri is looking


really fast as she goes past Amy Cure. Jolien D'Hoore might be even


quicker than the pair of them. She is around the outside, Jolien


D'Hoore takes it on the line and Australia have to settle for two. I


think the only opportunity for a golfer Great Britain is to go on the


attack in these last ten laps. They have been denied tactically. The


chance could be there now. That is exactly what they are trying to do.


It is testing the water but it is getting late for that, it is late in


the day. Ten points in this last sprint, but there is a 9-point


difference between Belgium and Great Britain. They need more, surely,


than to win the sprint, because both are likely to score. A lot of tired


riders on the track now, they have given it everything and they need to


muster their reserves for one final sprint.


Belgium leading the way, then Great Britain, Australia and Italy. Seven


laps remaining in this race, and they are already starting to think


about this final spread, so valuable, and which will affect the


podium places. -- final sprint. Remember they are on the same points


at the finish, if that is the case. Probably safer to be out on Uronen,


I think. Lydia Boylan leading the way, Amy Cure behind. -- out on your


own. Australia desperately want to see if they can overhaul Great


Britain, in the bronze medal position at the moment. They want


that opportunity. Five laps remaining. Britain going for it...


Emily Nelson on the attack you and Belgium have responded straightaway,


but Nelson going for it and Australia will have to chase here,


the closing laps, four to go. The Belgians will change first, making


all the difference to be able to close this one down quickly. Timing


is absolutely everything. They will lose a few meters in the chase but


the fresh legs will not under the wheels. Disappointing timing for the


British pair but it looks good between the pair of them. It will be


tough if it is Elinor Barker against Jolien D'Hoore, because she is such


a fast finisher, D'Hoore. D'Hoore is sitting on the wheels, knows that


she doesn't have to win but just stay there. Australia are


desperately trying to get back on terms but here comes the bell... She


works hard, back in place, Amy Cure. A little gap opens. What does Barker


have left? Australia around outside, and it is Amy Cure moving up now,


level with the Mexican rider. Can she get third? Barker has the hang


end, Barker takes second place, but Belgium hung on in that final spread


ahead of Great Britain. Elinor Barker could not have done any more


in that final sprint, could not beat Jolien D'Hoore, but Elinor Barker


and Emily Nelson have ridden so well in this first ever women's madison


at the World Championships. Great Britain will finish with a medal and


it will be silver. A nervous looking Belgian there because I am sure he


also thinks this might not be over. We will have to wait and see. That


one move, waiting to see if it has consequences because it was blatant.


Absolutely deliberate, and the judges... They are speaking now,


Chris, the judges, and I wonder whether it is to do with that


incident. Whether they are happy with everything as it is. Certainly


there has been no indication they were about to penalised Belgium


during the race. A couple of rather dodgy moves and you can see the


Belgians just moved into the pack, the British change, just getting in


the way of other people's racing. They are classy riders but clearly


knew every trick in the book as well. What about that ride from the


British pair? I don't think they could have done much more. From the


word go, the first to score, on top of everything, did not make any


tactical mistakes, and technically managing to stay up, at times,


absolutely brilliant. Those are the result as it stands of the final


sprint, won by Belgium, head of Great Britain, Australia and New


Zealand. And the provisional leaderboard should come up any


minute now as the Belgian pair, Lotte Kopecky and Uihlein Dora


celebrate -- Kopecky and D'Hoore. There you are, make it a straight


line, push all of your energy into your opponent and, boy, that takes


some doing at these speedss. I think what will happen is they will get a


warning and the points from that sprint taken away but because they


have scored so well elsewhere they will still get the win. They


certainly are top-class performers and we knew they were one of the big


favourites for the gold medal coming into it but, interestingly,


different pairing for Great Britain than the one we saw in Glasgow,


Katie Archibald and Manon Lloyd that day, so plenty of talent and choices


within the British team in this discipline. Surely this will go back


to the Olympic Games because it is just a fantastic day to go. For me I


think you get the most for your money with the madison. There we


are, the first women's madison at the World Championship has drawn to


a close, and what a race it was. Great Britain involved right to the


last. STUDIO: That was simply fantastic to


watch. Simon explaining that even if Belgium get their points taken away


from the tenth sprint where they clashed with Britain they still have


enough in hand to maintain that gold medal position. Let's look at the


first incident. This involved the Australians who eventually took the


bronze medal, Amy Cure and Alex Manly, so many crashes but we cannot


show them all, but this one was significant, and so difficult to get


your timing right in the changeover. Yes, it is good to have a fresh


rider coming in for the sprint but that is also when you're travelling


the fastest, making it all the more challenging. It could have been a


brilliant move but that did not end well for them. The Australians were


down twice actually. Watching the cycling this afternoon, you have to


see how phenomenally tough and brave these cyclists are. One more angle


of that Australian crash, and let's hear from Elinor Barker and Emily


Nelson after their silver medal in the women's madison.


Congratulations, both, on that silver medal. You battled hard and


really took a big risk there to try to get that gold medal and push the


Belgians but they were so strong. It very well done today. How did you


enjoy it? Really enjoyed it actually. Was pretty nervous


performing because we had both only had one madison before, each, so we


didn't know what to expect. You get a general idea of how the scratch


race will go based on the field but between us we have not graced the


whole field in this event, so really fun, actually. Not surprised at all


by the Belgians being a class above everyone else because it is kind of


bread into them, a madison nation, or that kind of stuff. Very


impressive there. Yes, but you were as well. He very nearly came to


grief with one of the Belgian riders coming down. What was going through


your mind at that point? We had seen one or two max spills. Get out of my


way! She was faster than me and I was trying to get second. I thought


it was a bit of an unnecessary danger because I was not going to


beat her and no one was changing at the time, so it just... I really


quite enjoyed it overall even though not at that specific moment. Are you


able to community, to shout, at that point? I was definitely shouting. I


don't know if you heard what I was saying. -- are you able to


communicate. I think it worked out all right. Yes, I think it is so


hard because you get three or four seconds, so you showed one or two


Matt words and hope they understand, but it worked out for us surreally


happy. To be up there on the podium, the first time this women's madison


in the championships. What a huge thrill for you as well? Definitely.


Such an exciting race and I can't wait for more. The commission meets


in July to see if it could become part of the Olympic programme. Do


you think you made an argument for it today with that type of race? I


definitely think it should be. How exciting is it to watch the women's


madison? It definitely should be there. Final word to you, Elinor.


Would you like to see back at the Olympics? Definitely. You only think


of the race last year, the best event of the whole week and


everybody loved it, so sometimes it is hard to keep track of what is


going on, Abbot of a messy race, but that makes it interesting. For


spectators it will only raise the profile. -- it can be a bit of a


messy race. Well done on that medal. You'd definitely sold it today.


Confirmation Belgium have won the gold medal, 45 points, ahead of


Great Britain on 33, and Australia taking the bronze despite two


crashes. Chris and Jo, do you think they should award extra points for


teams who can stay on their bikes? Incredible! Yes, great for Britain


to get another clause, onwards and upwards. In terms of your own mental


state as rider, how difficult to keep across everything happening? It


requires really intense concentration so you are trying


physically very hard but you also have to concentrate on where your


team-mate is when they are resting, and when you are resting, when your


team is in the race, on the other teams, how they are doing, their


point, a lot of concentration. Over the moon for the girls, a brilliant


ride. More action, coming thick and fast. If you ever get a chance to go


to cycling to watch the madison live is one of the best things ever


because you can see more there than you can with the TV pictures. The


sprinting is drilling as well for completely different reasons and


here we go with the men's sprint semifinals. Back to Chris and Simon.


There is a man who has to win this otherwise his chance of being world


champion in this will have gone for another year. Denis Dmitriev, the


Russian rider, going from what was on the first race, he looks pretty


much unbeatable? Yes, Mitchell, I mean, reading his mind now,


obviously thinking, I have got nothing. Any ideas? Because Dmitriev


was quite incredible. Yes, Dmitriev, if you are joining the coverage


late, he was dominant from start to finish in the sprint. It just was


not competitive in the end despite the fact that Mitchell is superb in


his own right. But he has to try and win this time. Has to try to find a


way past the Russian rider. Dmitriev with a great chance of becoming the


world champion this year for the first time. He has been around for a


long time, consistently high level performer and on the podium but


never quite making it onto the top step at World Championship level. He


finished with a bronze in Rio in the sprint in the Olympic Games with of


course Jason Kenny claiming the gold ahead of Callum Skinner. With form


like this, if it is not his year I don't think you will ever get it. He


did a 10.0 without going absolutely full gas in that sprint, and is


taking it on in this one, choosing to go from the front, moving all


over the track. One and a half laps to go now. They really are moving


pretty swiftly. That is the bell. This echo-mac is on and Mitchell has


defined some extra speed. It just was not there in the first race. --


the sprint is on. Into the banking for the last time into the finishing


straight... Can Mitchell challenge? No is the answer. A very


straightforward 2-0 victory for Denis Dmitriev from Russia. Of


course he doesn't have to have that third bike now so he will save his


legs a little for the final itself. Mitchell had already given in there


and Dmitriev did not even go full gas, saving some for the final bend.


You could see him with half an eye over his shoulder, waiting to


deliver the last kick to make sure Mitchell didn't have any ideas about


coming round the outside. Just look here... Keeping his eye on


proceedings in front, moving around the bank, and you can see him in the


corner of his eye, knows that he is there, Halstenberg, and kicked again


into the home straight. 10.1, nice controlled straight -- he holds him


there and then kicks again into the home straight. Denis Dmitriev,


guaranteed a silver medal now. Hoping he can be the world champion


for the first time. Ryan Owens is next on the track from Great Britain


against Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands. Owens, having been


beaten in the first race, has to win this one to take it to a decider.


Beating by an experienced and tactical error, not physiology, so


he really still has an opportunity here. I think if he can get himself


into second position he may do better because he concedes what he


needs to do and he has that tenacity we have seen in the early stages of


this competition. Leading it off at the moment, but he was blocked into


reading out in the previous round and I am sure he is very experienced


sprint coach will have had a talk with them and I will be very


surprised if we see him make the same mistake twice. Nonetheless, he


has done very well to reach the last four in this competition. He has


surprised a few, hasn't he? Well exceeding expectations at the


moment. It is all about learning. Everything is a bonus from this


point forward. But within sight of a medal now. So I am sure he will want


to project as far as he possibly can, but he has to win this one, as


they start to gather speed and height. Watching the Dutchman...


Leaving it late here, inside the last two laps. Still going slow.


There is the view as Owens looks back towards his Dutch opponent.


Switching, flicking, preparing. Lots of it is there. Inside, as they take


about... Still high on the track as the Dutch rider tries to go round


the outside of Ryan Owens and it looks like he has the speed for it.


Lavreysen will into combat, but Lavreysen is in front of the British


rider and try as he might Lavreysen cannot quite get back on level terms


before the finishing line, and in straight fors, the 20-year-old from


the Netherlands, Harrie Lavreysen, is the against Ryan Owens from Great


Britain. Ryan Owens will race Ethan Mitchell of New Zealand for the


bronze and it will be Denis Dmitriev of Russia against Harrie Lavreysen,


and new name on the world scene, the Netherlands. He can be pleased with


that actually. Thought Owens had got enough not to


get a boob or to just stay underneath him but on the back


straight, Lavereysen had too much a head start in accelerating. Just


enough to get into the final bend and drop-down. So he gave it his


best but beaten both times and Ryan Owens now will race for bronze


against Ethan Mitchell in the men's match sprint.


CLARE BALDING: Chris Hoyt watching on come he didn't do much wrong, did


he? No, it was a valiant effort, trying to keep the Dutchman as close


as it could, not create a gap and he did well in that respect. You can


see he kept his hide, I felt the Dutchman would try and take him up


the inside and he just got the jump on him and that momentum carried him


over the top and basically, would ensure a full bike length in front,


as he is, that is game over. But it was a great evidently still has the


chance to get the bronze medal. And a really good chance because Ethan


Mitchell looked totally dejected, he never got close to Dmitriev.


Dmitriev is so strong, some of the times he is producing from the


bottom of the track, it will be tougher Lavereysen, but anything


could happen. He has clearly got a huge morale boost from making the


final, I don't think the Dutch were expecting him to make it that far


but Ryan, regardless of what happens in the bronze ride off, he done very


well to do this and what to watch the future. Yes, his first World


Championships so a very exciting prospect and a bronze medal still in


his grasp. Not to recover before that best of three matches -- not


long. And reflections on a madison, in which Great Britain won the


silver medal, and you get the sense that more they get practices, the


better they will be, all of the teams. Definitely, like El said in


her interview, Belgium, madison is in their blood. There is a huge


history. In the UK, we do do a bit of it and as a youth rider, I was


taught madison riding but we haven't had so much racing in the UK so the


more the event carries on, the better GB will get but the better


the rest of the field will get. You have to be smart, there is quite a


lot of physicality and you could see from the Belgians, if they could


intimidate, they did. Yes, that was a big hit that Helen or took -- that


Elinor took an hour she said in her interview, she didn't need to do it,


she would beat her anyway, maybe it is trying to intimidate opponents


that they look very composed on the bike and very quick. This is where


the bike handling skills are so crucial, not just about awareness


and stamina and durability to actually race, it is about bike


handling, you are constantly being thrown off balance. So much is going


on, you need to be aware of everything and with slower riders,


having just slung someone else, you have to be careful not to lose


momentum on the changeover, so always looking at who is about to


come in, so it is incredibly skilful by both the British riders to stay


upright the whole race. Here it is, the first-ever medals ceremony for


the women's madison at the World Championships. .


What a great race it was and the happy faces of the winning duo from


Belgium, Kopecky and Jolien D'Hoore, the European champions are now the


world champions as well. Winner of the bronze medal... First up, the


bronze-medallists on the right-hand side your picture, another medal for


Australia here, Amy Cure and Alexandra madly. You can see the


effort that the racing tailed and also for Manly, having crashed twice


in the race. It looked -- looks as if Amy Cure is holding her


team-mate. Not so surprising that she is a bit wobbly. Now for the


silver-medallists, Great Britain, Emily Barker and Elinor, who --


Emily Nelson and Elinor Barker, who started lose, instigated others, and


made sure their place on the podium was never in doubt. Superb


tactically and physically, you have to be satisfied with that.


So Kopecky and Jolien D'Hoore receive the acclaim of the crowd as


the first-ever world champions in the women's madison. No surprise to


see the rainbow jerseys going to the Belgian riders, because they are so


good at this type of racing and from Great Britain's point of view, I


would regard that as a silver medal won rather than a gold medal lost.


Yes, they might have played a bit rough but they had it physically,


they had it tactically and they had it technically. This pair won the


European championship last year and now they have added the big one. You


wouldn't think this was a new event to the World Championships, so many


skilful teams in there, it does look like it has been ridden for many


years. Let's hope we see it in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the decision


still to be taken but it is certainly an exciting form of


racing. Belgium just too quick in the end


and now we will have the Belgian national anthem shortly, the prizes


are still being handed out. Brian Cookson, the president of the UCI.


Amy Cure of Australia on the podium for the third time this week. She


has a silver from the team pursuit, bronze in the omnium, another bronze


medal there. No wonder she looks disappointed, having been in such


good form, not quite landing what would have been her third world


title. I get the impression that Manly is feeling a bit rough after


those crashes she was involved in. To actually stand still when you


others die hatred is a bit tough to do. Here we go, the national anthem


of Belgium. -- when you are a bit dehydrated is a bit tough to do.




CLARE BALDING: benefit the of experience and the joy of teamwork,


Belgium taking the gold medal, Kopecky and Jolien D'Hoore, head of


Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson but a fourth medal of these World


Championships for Great Britain and considering it wasn't meant to be a


great World Championships, going there with a very inexperienced


young team, so far, so good. I think it is part of the course. I think we


could have hoped for some medals in other events but the way we have


surprised ourselves with the scratch race, certainly for Chris Latham...


A little bit disappointed that there are no medals from the sprint side


yet, Ryan Owens still has a chance. They haven't underperformed


massively but they haven't had the luck going their way the same time


as having the performance, so fingers crossed Ryan can produce the


bronze medal ride. It is all about the endurance riders, Joe. It is,


and interestingly, Great Britain have always been strong in the timed


events, but all four medal so far have come from start races. And we


are missing our best race, Laura Kenny. Defending champion in scratch


racing and omnium but we have had a silver in scratch, gold in the


omnium, silver in the men's scratch. I think it sends a good message to


the rest of the world that we are not just time trialists and we can


win bunch races as well, we have had a brilliant week so far. Laura


Kenny's big revelation yesterday sitting here was to drop in a line


about the fact that Jason Kenny might retire. I just went "What?" We


never thought that would have in thought he was taking a rest but you


think retirement is in his mind? I think he's being sensible, and he is


having a proper break. It was a tough four years up to Rio, he


performed incredibly well, three gold medals, phenomenal, but his


life is changing. They are expecting their first child together, it is


going to be a really interesting few months and I think he may be wants


to let that pass and see how he feels and sometimes you have to wait


until you have that real hunger to want to get back out on the track.


It is a long time until Tokyo but at the same time, if you wait until too


long, Ryan Owens could come along and established himself as the main


sprinter. The team that was here for the team sprint, they are all


separate to the Rio team, Joe Truman, Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens,


who potentially could be shouldering their way in as the 18 for the team


sprint. What are the sort of questions Jason will have to ask


himself an answer to make a different decision from you? You


said you couldn't do it again. I think motivation has to come from


within. It is easy to say if you have just got one medal, but it is


not just one medal, one more Olympics, it is a tough ask. Is he


motivated to go do that? Like Chris has said, now is the time to take


the break, the downtime and with the changes for him and Laura coming up,


why not? That is the way forward. Let's head back to the live action,


here we go for the bronze medal race for the women's individual pursuit,


Australia against USA. Perfect timing, way they go, the


bronze medal ride in the women's individual pursuit. Wiasak, world


champion for the last two years, didn't make it into the final the


share, up against Kelly Catlin, who is the world champion in the team


pursuit this year and last year so a real high quality pair. She


qualified fastest but only by a tenth of a second, so this could be


a real nailbiter. Wiasak has gone strongly. The handlebars that these


riders are tilted upwards, all about gaining aerodynamic advantage and


rolling those shoulders. I think there is unfinished business between


these two, certainly from Wiasak's point of view, she was part of the


Australian team that were just pipped to the line in the epic


women's team pursuit final the other day. Ending up with a silver medal


there, can she get a measure of revenge against the American here?


It is close as they move through this opening kilometre, a tenth of a


second in it, swinging one way or the other. This one will be a fight


all the way and it will be as much about who has recovered as anything


else. Just a few hundreds of seconds in it as they come around to finish


off his opening kilometre. Slightly slower, or just about the same, as


this morning's opener. So on for more 3:30s, I think. Seven laps to


go till over the line, less than a tenth of a second between them and


it has barely changed. Incredible bit of pacing. It would be very hard


to recreate this kind of pacing, to be honest. They are very, very well


matched. They are well off the pace of died art, so bronze medal


position, but will be? Rebecca Wiasak won the bronze medal in her


first world championship two years ago. She's 32, bit of a late


developer, but two rainbow jerseys won by her already in her career as


an individual pursuit rider. It is Catlin has the lead by over two


tenths of a second. Wiasak had pulled away by this point in the


previous round, the two K mark. She had a solid lead. But she didn't


finish as fast as Catlin. Kelly Catlin decided about three years ago


to put her college studies on hold for a cycling career, put off that


studying at the University of Minnesota to see if she could get to


the Olympic Games and World Championships and so far, it is


proving to be a good choice. Catlin just pulling away now, half a


second, moving away. She had the momentum on her side. How fast can


she finish? Wiasak is a fast finisher. She is on a big gear. She


will have the strength role she is worth, just two laps to go. Now she


comes over the line, roared on by her coach on the side of the track.


At the moment, Kelly Catlin is looking good and almost three


quarters of a second. It looks like the bronze is heading towards the


United States at the moment, moving out towards more than three quarters


of a second. That is a lot with a lap to go. It is a 250 metres sprint


but the USA are set to take the bronze medal in the women's


individual pursuit through Kelly Catlin. Catlin almost there. About a


quarter of a lap remaining, into the back straight, up towards the line


and the bronze medal is hers. Eight tenths of a second between the


two riders, a hell of a race. Incredibly even paste ride by both


riders, really close all the way through, decided in the last 2-3


laps of that race, really. Nicely out of the blocks, not rolling down


the tracks, good line. You can see the fatigue towards the end. To be


fair, it has been a busy week, with the team pursuit as well. Two fors


in this competition rather strange seeing Sarah Hammer in this event,


isn't it? Yes, five times the world champion in this discipline. But a


bronze there for the USA as we know prepare for the final itself. The


race for gold will be on shortly as soon as Kelly Catlin and Rebecca


Wiasak are of like the track. The countdown has not started yet, but


both riders are on their bikes and imposition. What about Chloe Dygert,


you were really impressed by the ride by her today. They did into


context. The fastest ever end that level, I believe and she was within


a second of the world record, quite humid, and I am just wondering if we


may see that record. From Australia, Ashlee Ankudinoff. She won a bronze


medal in this race before but it was five years ago when the


championships were held in Melbourne. The final few seconds.


The women's individual pursuit final gets going here, Ashlee Ankudinoff


on the right of your screen from Australia against Chloe Dygert from


the United States, and Dygert really is one of the rising stars of world


cycling, the junior world road race and trial champion in Richmond in


2015. She has already won two world titles, this year and last year, as


part of the team pursuit scorer for the USA and now she is going for


some glory on her own. Yes, she went into this final ride with her own


six and a half second advantage on paper, one of the biggest I think I


have ever seen. So it should go her way, just a question of how much. A


fast starter, 1.10 in the previous round when she got so close to that


world record and I wonder, and we will find out in the next 20 seconds


or so, whether she is on track. Already a second ahead. She has


started like a train, Chloe Dygert. Absolutely flying. 1.3 seconds


already. Good gear selection as well, nice crouched position, you


can see this trend, tilting at the hands, which has a rounding effect


on the shoulders. Every lap, she is just nipping away a bit more and a


bit more. Two second away now. Her time for the opening kilometre, and


there is the Australians. She is still very much in touch. With 6.5


seconds, even at this level of competition, in a final, if she sees


that kind of different again she will be starting to get into the


slipstream of her opponent in the closing stages. If you're speaking


about records that could help to make all the distance potentially --


all the difference. Enormously. You start to get a discernible


difference at this stage. And you mention being in the same straight,


and indeed she was, albeit briefly. Yes, 3.5 seconds is now the


difference between these two, and going up all the time. Must be hard


on the other side of the track from a performer like this. Isn't it


amazing to think both of these riders of course went faster than


the two we have just seen, but the gap is so much bigger between the


top two. Chloe Dygert, sailing towards the gold medal here for the


United States, briefly in the same straight again as Ashlee Ankudinoff.


We will not see that world record challenged tonight but it will be


another superb time, less than a second behind it at the moment. And


moving swiftly towards her up on it, why it is called the pursuit, about


chasing down your opponent and it is not beyond the realms of possibility


that she could get close here. Chloe Dygert was the star turn for the


United States when they beat Australia in the team pursuit final.


She did a massive turn at the back end of that race, could barely stand


up afterwards, but it was worth it of course as soon as she had the


gold medal round her neck, but she has recovered


well and here she is about to add another gold medal. What a wonderful


position to be in, to hear the bell, see the opposition and know you are


just a lot away from taking the world title. Nothing Ashlee


Ankudinoff could do here and I think she knew that at the starting line.


All things being equal she was riding for second list. Here comes


Chloe Dygert of the United States of America, the new world champion in


the women's individual pursuit and she has won it by a country mile.


Ashlee Ankudinoff comes up to the line-out to finish, the winning time


3:24.61, and another gold medal for the USA in Hong Kong. 24, a


world-class rider. That will be among the fastest ever recorded as


well. She must have enjoyed that ride. You never take anything for


granted, but when you have a 6.5 second advantage surely you can


enjoy it. You wonder how much better she can become because she is only


20 years of age, Chloe Dygert. Lots of youngsters kicking around at


World Championships. Not just the British developing fantastic talent,


some world-class bike riders all over the world and we are really


getting the first round to see some of them on the world stage this


week. All the countries that held track cycling, it is very good at


the moment, vibrant and more than just a couple of dominant nations


which I am glad to see because it makes great racing to watch and it


means countries will invest in the sport as well. By my reckoning, at


the last count, 15 different nations have won medals here in Hong Kong in


the opening four days of competition, but Chloe Dygert, what


a masterclass in pursuit, WinZip by a mile, head of Ashlee Ankudinoff.


There is your new women's pursuit world champion.


STUDIO: And you have raced against her, Juana browse all, what is the


key to her power and strength? She is incredibly talented. She was in


the team at Rio and came into the squad -- you have raced against,


Joanna Rowsell. She came into their squad that went and was really key


to then turning around the way to Rio. They became world champions in


the team pursuit in March, last year in London, then us all the way in


Rio. A huge future ahead of her, only 20 years old. She could go down


the road racing group, could stay on the track, I guess it depends what


she wants to do. And that is Sarah Hammer who still holds the record


for the women's individual pursuit, but do you think that little


smile... He's thinking, that is my future gone?


LAUGHTER Yes, Chloe, but she may break today,


and she might have had at least one if not two passes of her opponent. I


would love to have seen her get that world record, which would have been


especially amazing at sea level because Hammer's record was set at


altitude in Mexico on one of the fastest tracks in the world, saw an


incredible ride by Chloe, but Katie Archibald, I think also she will be


sat in the pits thinking next year I will be back and keep working and I


would like to see that on my shoulders. You get very excited


watching the women's individual pursuit. Not many people love it,


but I do! I think it is a great event because it is a purely


physiological event. If you have prepared to the best of your ability


and left no stone unturned you will get the result you deserve, no


chance of being knocked off by somebody, tactical error. It is


purely physical. What you have to be mentally strong as well and deal


with that battle in the final if you are not far apart. Well, that is two


votes! There you go. And was seeing this last week, I hadn't realised


this. Your fitness, even to the extent that walking is something you


can avoid. Simon yes, don't stand when you can sit -- yes, don't stand


when you can sit or stand when you can lie. You do try to optimise your


recovery around your training, so you work hard on the track, the


road, the gym, then once that is done it is pretty much trying to


rest up and get all those adaptations and games. This is the


moment for Ryan Owens because a bronze medal potentially within his


grasp. He is up against Ethan Mitchell of New Zealand. These are


the finals of the men's sprint, best of the again, and this for the


bronze medals. COMMENTATOR: Here we go for Ryan


Owens in this bronze medal race, but up against a very experienced


campaigner in Ethan Mitchell. He has been surprising people throughout


this competition to get through, fought hard to try to get into that


gold medal ride off, going for the silver medal against Denis Dmitriev,




But within a chance of getting onto the World Championship podium so he


has to be pleased simply being here. Remainder, this is a best-of-3 for


the bronze medal. Owens has been designated as the man who will lead


for the first lap of the race. Perhaps a bit of a snapshot


judgment, but you get the feeling he is a better race if he can see his


target in front of him. Not quite yet got the absolute essence of the


field for this event, riding from the front, about anticipating what


needs to be done and exactly when, even before he has seen his


opponent. The second lap of the here already. As I say, Mitchell is


experienced and will not let him know his plan. Will keep them


guessing. Accelerating going up the track. Trying to get him to read


out, and he has gone earlier this time. The sprinters are now and


Mitchell goes flying past the British rider who has a big gap to


try to close it. He is giving everything he has got but that is


not causing any time soon and Ethan Mitchell takes the first ride by a


considerable distance. 9.9, an incredible time to have posted


there. Super-quick. Yes, super-quick, and it was going to be


tough to beat. Ryan Goins accelerated well down the back


straight but no matter what he did there, it looked like he might have


been just out-gassed. Mitchell looked really good there. Sometimes


you have to hold up your hands and say, there enough, because Mitchell


was really blisteringly fast. A faster time than Dmitriev posted in


the spread so far. Ryan Owens has it all to do now to stay within a


chance of a bronze medal. He has to win the next race. Which will not be


too far away. Not much recovery time for these riders between these


races. They try to give them half an hour but all the regulations are


worded that they give themselves as much wiggle room as possible. Now,


Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands here, hopefully he has a


plan. He will need one to try to beat Denis Dmitriev from what we


have seen so far. It could actually be a good final between these two.


Dmitriev, remainder, has won medals in this event before, in each of the


previous four years, but he has never been the champion of the


world. That is the big pressure he is under, really, isn't it? He knows


this is his chance. He knows his form as here's I am, in the final,


and it is his to lose, and that in itself brings its own stresses. But


he is not without experience. As they roll away. Dmitriev on the


front of Lavreysen, a team sprint silver medal won already on the


opening day of the competition here in Hong Kong. Second and third in


last year's track championships, National track championships in the


Netherlands, so it is not as if he has been winning left, right and


centre. Very much rider who is developing all the time. He has


certainly come on a bundle this week. Yes, it would be great to see


him go for a long one, wouldn't it? I think he is down to that part of


the draw, to be honest. Looking for what he can do to throw at Dmitriev,


when he is in this kind of form. Who has seen it done once before in


this championship. -- we have seen it done once before. Slow, steady


build-up here before the race to bursts into life. Just adds to the


tension. They play suitable music is well over the tannoy. You can see


the exaggeration of body movements, in the upper body, to try and fool


your apartment to think you are pushing harder than you are -- fool


your opponent. All of these small tricks, psychological pressure on


the opponent. Very interested spectator about five feet from hours


ourselves, Uchikano. They have left it later, they have hardly started


moving, it is not going to be a quick one. Dmitriev on the front but


the Dutchman has him in his sights. Dmitri put the pedal down, keeps the


Dutch man at bay and it is 1-0 to the Russian rider, Denis Dmitriev


lead it from the front and made absolutely sure he stayed there and


there was never any doubt about it. He led from the front and didn't


really start pushing on until less than a lap to go and still recorded


a 10.1 for the last 200m. He looks almost said entry the way he is


pulling out the power. So balanced at the moment. Just look at that,


virtually nobody movement at all. 10.1 from a quarter of a lap's


acceleration, remarkable. You can see the Dutch rider really going for


it but just not gaining any ground. He did well, actually, thought he


had the better acceleration. The almost started to overlap and then


just crumbled under the power. So we have had the first medal rides in


both of the sprints for bronze and for gold. It is Ethan Mitchell from


New Zealand who has advantage over Ryan Owens in the bronze medal race


and Denis Dmitriev from Russia who leads the way in the final itself on


in the race for gold, against Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands.


CLARE BALDING: this could be a big moment for Demetrio Banyu used to


race him. Many times, he has been to the final of World Championships,


been an Olympic medallist but never managed to convert it and get that


title and I'm sure this is his its best chance until now to become


world champion. He is looking so strong, it is hard to see what


Lavereysen is going to do, unless he goes for a long one but Demetrio


will be watching and will be absolutely on it in terms of being


fully vigilant -- Denis Dmitriev. What would you advise Ryan Owens to


do differently? If you are going to go slow into the last lap and have


less hype than your opponent, you have to have acceleration and


Mitchell got a 9.9 for his last 200m, which you don't see very


often. That is an absolutely blistering last 200m. Ryan has to


have the height or try and just jump him on the acceleration, accelerate


before Mitchell. I think next time, he will have to try something


special, try and see an opportunity on the inside and pin Mitchell on


the fence or go for a long one like you did in the quarterfinals. But be


the aggressor? Make the decision first? Yes, it looked there and in


the semifinal like he was being dictated to by his opponent, you


have to take charge and impose your tactics on the race and in the


semifinal and bronze ride up, he hasn't done that. We spoke yesterday


about the team behind the scenes and do all the right things with you and


the coaching and right by your side. One man missing from these


championships is the Britain's sprint coach Justin Grace. He was


instrumental in the seven medals won in the Olympics but he was already


dealing with a serious illness and shortly after the Games, he had a


life-saving liver transplant. He was, in his own right, very good


cyclist, competing at Commonwealth Games and 13 times and New Zealand


champion. This is just in's story. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with


an immune disease called PSC. It affects the bile ducts inside the


liver. It was picked up by random blood tests showing that I had this


disease and I just kind of cracked on, I didn't really, as a teenager,


just chose to effectively ignore it, almost. It didn't really affect my


life at all. We were in the World Cup in Colombia in December 2015 and


after we had been there a couple of days, I got pretty sick. Yan said to


me I had sunstroke from spending too long in the pool and I thought I had


eaten something that disagreed with me, but two days later, with fevers


and stuff, I started to turn quite yellow and I knew then that


something was amiss. Did it start to worry you before Rio that you might


not be able to go? I think at that stage, it was the farthest thing


from my mind. It wasn't really until Rio started looming closer and I


knew my health was still in a bit of a decline that I started to think


that I had to be very, very careful about what I was doing myself. That


was partly in the duty of care you feel you have the Iraqis can we


wanted to be there for them, I guess. It is nice to say you have


that athletes that win as a coach, but people get into coaching because


they want to help ??DELETE help the athletes. Katy Marchant claims the


medal in the women's spring. He is an inspiration and at the Olympics,


it was really tough and he does a fantastic job of hiding it. No one


knew how seriously ill he wasn't his performance at the Olympic Games, we


can appreciate that so much and we will never thank him enough for what


he did for us all. It has been a bit of a journey, some ups and downs, as


you expect, but generally always progressing up and every week, I


feel better than the week before. When I was first told I could start


riding on a stationary bike again, Laura and Jason brought around a


turbo trainer for me to borrow. Cakes baked by some of the riders as


well. It has been really good. Has the transplant affected what you may


or may not be able to do in your life going forward? My dreams of


rafting down the Amazon with my kids as teenagers will probably have to


take a back-seat there. The British transplant Games are at the end of


July I am keen to go and have a ride. That is really exciting to me.


I didn't feel much like riding my bike for the last couple of years, I


was always too exhausted. I want to participate this year and have a


proper crack at the European Championships the next year. There


is no need for me to consider myself not normal in any respect. I just


need to be more aware of looking after myself and just crack on with


life and enjoyed to the fullest we can, on our donors. -- and honour


our donors. It is amazing he was in Rio at all and amazing that he is


thinking to get on bike to compete in the Transplant Games, which are


in North Lanarkshire. What an amazing man. He is an incredible man


and to keep that from his riders, not wanting to distract them and


take focus from their training and preparations for Rio, he kept it


quiet. He is very modest, he was on international standard sprinter for


New Zealand back in the mid-19 90s, I raced against him for a while, so


he has performed incredibly well, knowing he has had this condition


for his whole life. And Justin's passion for cycling carries through


into the names he has given his daughters. Yes, cadence and madison,


lovely girls and they come to the track occasionally to say hi to us.


It is always lovely to see them. What do you think he brings? In


terms of a coach, you were an endurance rider, what key thinks


there's a coach to get to prepare for a major championships? I think a


good coach will know how to deal with different riders and different


situations. Everyone has different motivations and deals with success


and failure differently, but I think the best coaches in the world will


know what to say when to their individual riders and judging by


Katie's comments in Rio, he that brilliantly. Just going back to what


you told me earlier about not being allowed to do certain forms of


exercise because they use the wrong muscles, so no walking if possible,


no running, what else was not allowed? You took photos of all your


food unlogged jewel food. Yes, that was always a popular one. About a


week was the maximum I could handle on that, analysing the food you are


eating, the calories, the carbs, the protein, so as an athlete, you need


to eat a lot of fuel yourself well but a lot of the right things. We


used to use an app on our phone to take photos of everything we ate and


drank for about a week and then the nutritionist could see what that


was, analyse it, say your portions to be, too small, more protein,


mortgage, whatever they thought was better. That was better than a food


diary, you can write what you want them. You can be creative. How many


calories would you consume in a day? I don't know, it was a lot, maybe


double what a normal woman would have. A lot to fuel your training


and your recovery because you've you don't recover, you won't get the


benefits. So protein and carbs are really important to have at their


training session. Before bed, so it seeps into your muscles overnight.


Always a big breakfast before training. I like my food, it wasn't


too much of a challenge for me. When you retire, you have to learn to


adjust a so-called normal life. That is the challenge but if you adapt or


let yourself be followed by a Rap Attack, that is the best way. Try


keep eating the same things you used to eat -- followed by your appetite.


Eating the same things used to eat, that is when you gain weight. In the


warm downs after the madison, Elinor Barker was drinking fizzy drink,


sugary drink. Is that standard, not drinking those sports drinks?


Potentially, when you finish an event and you are trying to get your


muscles restored, you want a simple sugars, they are absorbed faster, C


wouldn't have simple sugars or high glucose drinks during an event but


post-racing, high sugar is OK. You also want protein and to get a


rehydrated but sometimes, when you are drinking nonstop for days on end


and it is a huge volume of liquid you are drinking, you might want


something sweet just for the taste of it but you wouldn't drink much.


Is there also a sense that you have to learn to usual mind again in


terms of making decisions? When you are in the team environment,


presumably most things are decided for you and you are regimented? It


is a big problem, I think, because if you come straight from school,


and the guys are coming into the team at 16, 17 years of age and a


know nothing else other than the cycling world and everything can be


prescribed for you, this is what you eat, this is how you train, you get


a sergeant this time, your bike is fixed for you and I think as a team,


we do try to encourage the riders to use their brains and think of


themselves and. I know you were doing some studying or other courses


outside of your cycling, but for me it was different. I did buy degree


and had a bit of a life before I came into cycling full-time and I


think that helped our lands and helped me continue until I was 36.


The intensity of competition, not just in cycling but that all sports,


at a younger age, it doesn't burn athlete out but it can make them


consider retirement at an earlier age if they had other things in


their life. You can see the benefits of breaks, you can't stay at that


intensity for four years in one go. We have the final race in the omnium


to come but before we go there, we have the new individual pursuit


world champion, Chloe Dygert is with Jill.


Very many congratulations, another top podium and another gold medal


and a fantastic performance. How much are you enjoying Hong Kong? It


is really nice, I was here last year and that was the first time out of


the country than me so it is cool to be back in and enjoy everything that


I didn't see largely, because I was so stressed. It is really cool to be


back and an honour to have two medals. And a phenomenal


performance, particularly in the qualifying race. So close to Sarah


Hammer's world record. Yeah, it was really special. This morning, Sarah


and I, we woke up and I went into her room and we sat and talked then


she walked me through the race, so I couldn't do it without her. You are


just 20 years old, already three medals at a World Championships. So


many young riders coming through this American team, how exciting is


it to be a part of it? You know, it is an honour. It really is cool. I


love being able to go to a race and seeing someone my age and, oh, let's


work together, let's go win! It is special and we are kind of fearless


and it is cool. It certainly looks very cool, thank you very much


indeed. Thank you so much. Chloe Dygert reacting to her world


championship win. So this is the final race in the men's omnium and


it is the points race. These are the standings going into it, Albert


Torres out in front. You would say looking at that, going down how far


could still be intention? Top ten? I think 80 points, you are 30 odd of


the lead, you have to gain a lap and score massively so I would say maybe


the top eight intention -- contention that anything can happen


in a madison. In the Olympics, we saw big changes in the final event


of the omnium and everybody... You have nothing to lose if you are not


already challenging for a medal, why not go on the attack and gain some


laps? You may as well leave it all on the track. I would like to see


Chris race aggressively and show us what he has got. Chris Latham is the


one British representative in the men's omnium, the points race to


come, currently 20th of 21 so he has to make something special to happen


but they have 98 laps to do so. Simon and Chris will explain.


COMMENTATOR: He must have been listening to Joanna, Clare, because


he has gone in front just at the very second she wished him to do


that. Chris Latham is in front in this opening race. A bit


disappointing for him as they look better in the last one and let's


hope he can continue this in this final event, but certainly on the


attack early instigating the opening move. He has some company, from


Belarus and also the Belgian rider. Latham back in 20th position. This


is the tactics of this race. There are those opportunities for those


long shots because the riders close to the medals have to watch each


other, can't get caught out. It was not the best attack, to be honest,


in front of everybody and energy expensive, but good to see him


getting stuck in in the early stages with 93 laps still to go. New


Zealand are now leading the way. Aaron Gate, a rider I think we can


expect to see quite active, instigating some breakaways, on 92


points. Yes, the bell for that first five points reward. They are


frantically repositioning now. They want some points out of this but


also they know the person who wins the first sprint is often exposed to


attack. But Gate will take it on. Yes, and Beyer on his wheel, the


Italian rider up there as well. Tomas on his and going around the


outside is Sajnok from Poland, remember him? Trying to take maximum


points and hit max buyer of Germany as they go across. He has a lot of


ground to make up, only 18 points at the moment -- Maximillian Beyer. He


has to get started early if he wants to get himself and medal here, so


aggressive from the off, this one. And a little reminder that the


overall leader when we see the pellet on, a little closer than at


the moment on your picture, quite easy to spot. Sajnok did take a five


points, and the leader is the Spanish rider, Alex Torres, in the


yellow and red, the only rider in yellow and red mac. There he is. He


has got a little bit of company there. Some wiggle room. Back in


ninth position, on 62 points, Casper Pedersen, but if you get yourself a


lap, 20 points straightaway. He has had an up and down day, Casper


Pedersen, because the officials told him he won the earlier race, which


was on the computers and everything but half an hour later they decided


they had it wrong, and he wasn't at the front at all. He thought he was


leading at the halfway mark but far from it. He is now, that is for


sure. Five points from getting any kind of payback for this effort.


They are letting him go, and the nature of this race now, the


favourites sprinting each other and then you have the ones with nothing


to lose going for it so it tends to be a very fast race in this final of


the Omnium. Pedersen on 62 points, one down in the standings at the


moment in terms of trying to challenge for the podium. Latham


trying to go again, but attacking from the front is a little obvious


to everybody, but to be honest they may just get hacked off with it in


the end and let him go. A little delay, and he is certainly


persevering. Pedersen reads, with two laps to go until the sprint.


With the main field strung up by them, have a lap down on the Dane at


the moment, and Oliveira are leading the main field. Gate's taken the


opportunity of everybody swinging off to try to get a few of the main


points on offer. The Danish one, if he keeps going and the race goes his


way there is still a chance he could gain a lap, and if he has the energy


to do so. 1.4 Hong Kong which is what all achieving is about in the


background hopefully coming through to you. There are national Omnium


champion is on the board for Hong Kong. I think he will make that


junction. He will not be alone. He is so close to the back of the


pellet or no, he must be really feeling it. Only 40 metres away,


unless they really start to pile on the pressure, which the art -- the


back of the ... Still pushing hard, but sadly so


are those in front of him, Torres the overall leader. Torres has a


reasonable lead, eight points. Ahead of Tomas of France, and he has to be


very careful because as soon as he starts to chase everybody on the


counterattack, and Chris Latham is on the attack again. Pedersen has


given up, and is waiting for some help instead of trying to do it on


his own. And there is Oliveira and also the rider from Hong Kong. The


right decision. He may be close but he was alone. A group behind me and


they are saving up energy. He now has a much better chance of making


the junction. Has given it perhaps 40 metres but now is in a working


group. Certainly not banging his head against the wall in the way he


was a minute or so ago. No Aaron Gate will lead them and a little gap


back to Oliveira who races on the road as well. Pedersen is holding


onto his mule, and the back of that group is the Hong Kong rider in the


black and white. The competition is currently being neutralised by this


breakaway who will have just a couple laps remaining. Three laps,


when they come around this time. Oliveira has the bit between his


teeth and in fact all formats of them are working really well


together, not giving up, getting closer and closer. They have to


choose no. Gate has not filed about this. Close enough to make the


junction but if he backs off they can take the points as well. As soon


as he draws level with the last rider, going into the points he is


not thinking about this, has gone straight through. The Australian


leads, and Chris Latham of Great Britain is in third. Albert Torres


of Spain in fourth. Benjamin Thomas is now in the lead. A couple of legs


leading the Australian, Sam Wellman. He is second over the line and Chris


Latham gets a couple of points. -- Sam Welsford. The Australian,


interesting are not looking for maximum points. At seventh position


he is thinking he needs to make an attack. Looking back, though, they


have 20 metres. Not the last we have seen them in this race. He had a


look to see whether Tomas fancied it as well and the Frenchman clearly


did it. Now another attack. 68 laps to go and Japan is getting involved.


They are rider in this race is Imamaru, instigating that attack,


but very quickly moving back on the field. It looks like it is the


Russian now. A third of the way through this race and it is 35km/h,


everybody feeling it. A full day of competition for them, their fourth


event, and they have fought all the way. Nobody will be hurting more


than Torres has now dropped to second place behind Gate after he


has gained that lap, so now Torres has lost that gold medal position.


Meanwhile it is the World Championship bronze medallist from


the Omnium three years ago of Russia, then Oliveira from Portugal,


looking lively in this points race so for, then Sam Welsford who looked


strong in the previous elimination race, winning that, but Welsford


meanwhile is still in seventh place overall on 89 points, has ground to


make it and will be surely looking to make an attack at some point. It


is 20 point off the podium position. 30 odd off Urwin Ian Stewart, and


they would be very wise to keep an eye on them -- 30 odd off a win


here, and they would be wise to keep an eye on him. And now the rally


from Kazakhstan, and Aaron Gate tries to close that down


straightaway. Gate now in pole position, a clever rider, just


inject a little pace but only 20-30 metres before swinging it, will not


be caught out over extending himself chasing the line of placed riders.


The front racer is now being watched very closely. Gate keeps an eye on


Torres and Tomas and if he makes sure no breaks up and he


automatically has allies for the chasing, is a very tactical... On


the attack, underneath! The officials may have something to say


about that. Torres went for it and you know has just one lap to go


before the points are on offer now as they take the bell, and Torres


caught everyone by surprise there, but the Italian leads the chase. The


Netherlands for the line, and they come flying up onto the back wheel


of the Spanish rider who just hangs on to take the five points. Consommi


lodged a fantastic sprint they are, and that search from a long way out,


to see four strong riders with a 40 metre lead. The danger spotted


behind but if they can get it together quickly this could be an


extremely important move here. And it has! Look, again. Wells -- Sam


Welsford spotted it. What a move, if it comes off. The talent at the


front of the race at the moment, Consommi is there, Sam Welsford from


Australia, and also Szymon Sajnok from Poland.


Quick turns and everything now. It they had the legs to get there and


Aaron Gate bringing the rest of the field toward them know. Torres had a


tough elimination race as well, fought hard and doing it the hard


way here, putting himself back into the lead, four points ahead of Aaron


Gate but he will have to fight all the way because Gate looks in great


shape. He does, on the front of the race at the moment. Consommi there,


and Suter from Switzerland as well, the European scratch race champion.


He is now at the front, Suter. And the German at this rotten point,


beyer -- the german at this point, beyer. yes, he is off the podium


just at the moment. thomas is ahead of him in third on 111. suter not


gaining much ground here, rolling up the track, and the belgian is also


getting involved. and eefting attacked. Welsford with Tomas on his


will, hoping the Frenchman continues in his effort so he can join in the


back -- Thomas on his wheel. Having to do a lot of chasing to get across


and that seems to be what it is. No one is getting an easy ride here.


Almost halfway through this race already, the final of four in the


newly revamped men's Omnium competition. Remember Katie


Archibald won the women's Omnium 24 hours ago and at the end of this


race we will know who will be crowned as the new men's champion,


the sprint coming up now, Oliveira, a crash at the back end of the field


with the Japanese rider, Imamaru. Sam Welsford sprints with Oliveira,


a couple of points and there is one... Thomas really got a turn of


speed as well and Torres is on the back that I think. The Italian is up


into fourth on 98 points, just ahead of Beyer, also on 98. Consonni can


also smell the possibility of the next age. Beyer is an interesting


one for me, taking this risk riding at the back, which has now forced


him to come back across, and I am just wondering if he is waiting for


the closing stages. Some classy riders waiting in that fifth two


tenth position. As the Japanese rider Imamaru gets pushed back into


the race, world junior points champion a couple of years ago, and


he will join in at the next time they come past, in a few seconds'


time. Simone Consonni on the front at the moment. A little gap back to


Chris Latham, in third place at the moment in the line. It has been too


active for him, giving himself an opportunity to get into a move.


Since that opening move it has been absolutely flat-out, hasn't it?


Let's look at that attack by Torres. Oh, well, he actually attacked on


the inside of the tracks, so there is probably going to be a price to


be paid for that. I think he may have his point is stripped from him.


We can just about hear something being announced at the moment...


We will keep an eye on the race. You're not allowed to race off the


track, you can slide into the rest of the peloton and cause a massive


crash. Sam Welsford riding on the front, Aaron Gate still there. Gate


has gone again and taken Thomas within. Welsford wanted this to


happen but he wanted to be in it and now he has to chase across. I think


Welsford is having to do quite a bit of chasing in this race so far. Both


him and Aaron Gate are trying to keep the pace high and not let


anyone else recover, because they are the best endurance races. Chris


Latham getting into this group as well.


It is really starting to open up the these riders here now. This is an


interesting move. It might be big but they won't mind a few


passengers, Thomas and Welsford want to gain that a lap and now they have


some help to do it. This is the most dangerous move we have seen develop.


Look at the turn of speed from Thomas. The sprint towards the lines


such as it wasn't Thomas wanted easily of Aaron Gate. Pedersen,


Welsford and lay them in there. That puts the Frenchman back into the


lead. But I don't think Aaron Gate can do anything about the sprinting


prowess are Thomas at the moment. , Is hoping to go one better than last


year in the madison, he won the silver medal 13 months ago and


clearly has his heart set on gold here and he is the new leader.


Torres is incurred. The danger has been spotted and the other cyclists


have had to react, the bunch has exploded but the four chasing riders


are coming across to what this is this -- what is this very large


front group now. Torres having to do an awful lot of work, having to


spend a lot of energy just getting back on terms. Thomas now having


something of a break and able to recover before the next sprint. 36


laps to go. It is Gate riding on the front. Hong Kong with a Ryder Cup


there as well. Thomas stopping to look around, he needs to think about


this because he can out sprint gates but he won't out pursuit him. If


Gate can get away, he will be a difficult driver to beat. The New


Zealander has some ropey. Gate has some advantage and Welsford is the


man trying to close it down. Thomas over his handlebars closes down that


route. Oliveira looking lively the longer the race goes on. He sees


that Pedersen is behind him, with Eefting, but Aaron Gate has really


got the bit between his teeth. Thomas has delivered to the lap of


the gods, he hasn't got the ability to chase so he has gone back into


the groove and said, no, I am not chasing. Torres has gone through it


and says you are rather spend or I accept the challenge and he has


closed the gap. Only Gate left out in front. Quite a big turn of pace


from Consonni. He is chasing for all he's worth. Roy Eefting of the


Netherlands is following him. Eefting in the bright orange helmet.


Down the back straight they go but Aaron Gate is still ploughing along


upfront, trying to claim those five points. If he takes the points on


the line here, he will be the new leader ahead of Benjamin Thomas of


France. It is incredible, the pacey is maintaining. Welsford is


inadvertently changing the shape of this race by pulling a lot of the


favourites along, desperately trying to get across. Consonni trying to


chip away to get closer to the podium. Will Gate take a rest or go


straight past the backmarkers? He needs to keep the pressure on but he


has been out there an awful long time on his own, it might not be a


very palatable prospect. Doesn't like you will get any help. Talking


about Max Bier and why we hadn't seen much of him, it is basically


because he hasn't got anything less -- Beyer. Gate has caught the


backmarkers and they have made a big train to help the others bridge the


gap. He has seen it and realised it is all over. Awesome effort from


him. Albacore is, who led at the start of this final race, down into


the bronze medal -- Albert Torres. He knows he will not outsprint the


Frenchman, Aldo Thomases are likely -- although Thomas is three points


behind, Gate needs to be alone to win the title. And it doesn't have


much to do it, 26 laps to go Andy May need a hint of a breather for


some Casper Pedersen goes off the front once more. Thomas, the New


Zealander has laid his hand and Thomas knows exactly what he has got


to do, just follow you and outsprint you and I will probably be world


champion. I think he will constrain his action to follow the New


Zealander. I think Thomas would back himself in that. Aaron Gate is the


overall leader of the omnium. He is going out of Pedersen prolonged


turns on the front, I don't know. Sure enough, he spins out and so


does Thomas. A bit of a waste of energy. A little look behind by the


Kazakhstan rider. Pedersen still at the front, looking a bit tired. He


will do well to stay in front for the next three laps. Even if he gets


a lap, he won't threaten those on the podium, so he will be allowed


some leeway. Gate is now struggling. It was the perfect time to attack


before because he was in a break with the Frenchman and knew he was


spent, the better endurance rider, took the opportunity to keep the


pressure on. He must be scratching his head as to wonder what he could


do. It might be in the lead but effectively, he will lose this race.


Here we go, as they take the bell. Malakhov of Russia at the front,


Aaron Gate and Thomas following. Sajnok those on the outside.


Benjamin Thomas pushes him on the line and collect the points. Yes,


just gets it. So it was Pedersen who took the five points, Thomas takes


three, Malakhov to an Aaron Gate one. There is only one point in it


now. Down to one point, it must be so frustrating, he has


counter-attacked immediately after the Frenchman has gone for the


sprint but when you know you have got one man to watch, you can find


it from somewhere to get on the wheel. Here comes Welsford, 18 laps


in which to try and do something. Tries to instigate an attack, Ivo


Oliveira is a willing partner. He can still get on the podium, late in


the game, but it is although nothing. He is 694 points but


Olivera has plenty of miles on his legs. He got six on the Tour of


Algarve already this season. I think at last he has managed to generate


the opportunity. A good gap behind, sat up for a second and I don't


think they will see him again until he comes back through the ranks.


Torres, who is in the bronze medal position, takes it on his shoulders


as he has do and it is a searing burst of pace from Torres in the


closing stages of this race to try and preserve that bronze medal


because he could see it potentially disappearing up the road on the


shoulders of the Australian Welsford. What a ride by Torres. He


has gone straight past Welsford. I didn't think he had that left in him


and it has changed the race behind. Thomas and Aaron Gate have had to


react and it might give Aaron Gate another opportunity. Now Thomas


brings up that track with Aaron Gate and says I am not going to risk it,


I am not to do any of the work, called his bluff and Aaron Gate has


crumbled and is doing the chasing, carrying the Frenchman. The


Frenchman is not having any of it, Benjamin Thomas, just sticking to


his wheel, refusing to move, as Torres ploughs on. He has got


Eefting on his wheel, we haven't seen Roy Eefting do much in


particular jewel. He is just trying to hang on to the coat-tails of


Spaniard. Torres, with 11 laps to go in this race, is looking to scoop up


some points. Thomas, very ungentlemanly, sitting on the wheel,


not working but now going to go for the points. Within the rules but


really pushing it. So Torres comes around with Eefting and gains a lap


on the field. Torres says his big effort for the final 18 laps also.


Does well to avoid the rider from Hong Kong who has veered at the


track in front. Gael Suter runs off the front of the peloton. Torres is


not a spent force at all. He is just back in the lead now. Torres Lee did


on 138 -- leading on 130th. Speaking quite audacious, seven laps


remaining, got himself back into the lead. Have Thomas, who has been


using some negative tactics, has slipped down. It has changed again.


Torres is now down to third, he was the leader for about 30 seconds.


Seven points in it between the three podium places. It is going to be


between them, it has to be between them and double points in this last


sprint. So it all comes down to the final charge at the line, unless


there are riders of the road to mop of those points. What a big finish


we have in prosperity and we won't have to wait long to see it, inside


the final five laps of the race. Gate has gone again, he has unhedged


Thomas but Thomas will claw his way back across. If they finish outside


the points, it is whoever finishes Baha'is highest up no matter where


they are in the bunch in that final sprint. So we have to watch them


even if they are not involved at the front of the peloton. The rider at


the front of the races Olivera from Portugal, he is the leader on the


track. There are the ten point gone of the road already. Here comes


Aaron Gate and his friend Thomas is still glued to his wheel as they go


sailing past Chris Latham of Great Britain. Welsford still burying


himself on the front of that train as they chase for all they are worth


in the closing stages of this race, but Olivera has got almost three


quarters of a lap on them now. Disses Antipodean help, you may not


be the fastest sprinter but what if I give you a massive lead out. Goes


right over the top. They take the bell with Olivera on the front and


Thomas sprints away from the others and Aaron Gate overtaken by Casper


Pedersen. Pedersen is coming back at the Frenchman. Olivera crosses the


line. It comes Thomas. Pedersen beats him to the line. Thomas third


over the line. Aaron Gate four. What a finish to the men's points race,


what race it was and I think we are looking there at the world champion


and the world champion is French and his name is Benjamin Thomas. It was


so close. His squeaked home in the end by two points of Aaron Gate --


on Aaron Gate. What a raise. Some great riding, Torres fighting back


from what looked like nowhere to get himself back and get that bronze


medal. Gate did everything he could, he can't sprint as well as the


Frenchman. He nearly managed to escape his clutches but Thomas, what


a tactician. Benjamin Thomas played his cards perfectly there in the


latter stages of that race, as it turned out, but what a burst of pace


that he unleashed in that final couple of laps. There was never any


chance that Aaron Gate was going to live with Benjamin Thomas in that


situation. Pedersen looked as if he was going to overhaul him quite come


to be at one point and then finally did on the finishing straight, just


metres before they crossed the line. But he was not an overall factor.


Olivera first over the line, Pedersen, Thomas third. Gate got


just the two points and it wasn't enough, Benjamin Thomas is the world


champion, going one better than last year in London when he took the


silver medal in the madison. Breathless stuff. It was great to


watch, there was some real track Kraft we have just seen and of the


top riders there, none of them were tactical, there was nothing they


could do, they used their abilities to the best they could and try to


counter each other. A real game of strategy. If we played and back and


watched it, we could watch it on several different layers. The great


bit of bike racing. And in the final race, Chris Latham moved of a couple


of places to finish in 18th position in the 21 rider field. Victory,


then, for France and for Benjamin Thomas. There is the official


confirmation of the result of the final sprint, Olivera ahead of


Pedersen at the end and the top two in the overall standings, but there


is no doubt that that is the winner, Benjamin Thomas of France.


CLARE BALDING: he is and only 21, one of the younger ones involved in


the finish but he showed so much experience to give France their


first gold medal of the championships. And


It was canny, wasn't it, Chris? Very canny. He wouldn't expose a x,


wouldn't do that, saving his own legs, and there are no rules against


that, it is just tactics -- you wouldn't expose a wheel. As you say,


an old guy, but young shoulders. Jimmy Dillian I do me a favour, Alba


your favour next ten, an element of that -- if you do me a favour I will


do you one next time, an element of that? Yes, but it is a World


Championship and you are doing everything you can to win a rainbow


jersey, so fair play to him. And it was mentioned earlier on, the spread


of nations who have won at these so far. Australia are in front, I ought


to stress, but it is good to see the honours being divided? It is good,


good for the sport. Obviously we love to see Team GB in a dominant


fashion but it is good for the sport to see a spread of titles across


different nations, and after all that racing down to the very last


sprint it was good to watch. I feel really sorry for Aaron Gate, though.


I just felt he was really spending himself the whole time. He left no


stone unturned, or they did everything he could, spent every


ounce of energy on that, and it was a great race. For all the criticism


for this Omnium format it did come down to the last sprint of the last


event and I think it was really exciting to watch. An exhausting day


for all of them, the new format of the Omnium, all those races in the


one-day. Coming up shortly, Ryan Goins has to win the second of his


best in three matches against Ethan Mitchell of New Zealand if he is to


take the bronze medal in the men's sprint. So what is going through his


head and what will the coaches be saying to him? He has nothing to


lose now so I think they will be chatting to him saying, you have to


take this on your own terms, the tactics, you have to be in control,


potentially do something a bit unusual and go for a long one,


surprise his opponent but whatever he does he have to impose his


tactics to try to dictate and not let Ethan Mitchell choose to do do


this race. It might not be reactive? No, be proactive, expose the


weaknesses of your opponent. It sounds easy but it is so tough and


they will be absolutely exhausted, their legs will be killing them, the


pain you have in your legs at the end of a full-day's sprinting, it is


almost an endurance test as well. There he is, Ryan Goins, at his


first World Championships, trying to win a medal up against Ethan


Mitchell of New Zealand. Chris and Simon, over to you. This is it. Yes,


this is it. The one chance to keep his hopes alive and it is coming up


right now. He has to win to force it to a decider. He has done so well to


get this far. Can he get on the podium with a medal around his neck?


I have to say, I have been listening, listening hard to what


Chris Hoy's CN, quite hard being a commentator having our world


champion listening to you and seeing if you will get it right a wrong --


I have been listening hard to what Sir Chris Hoy has been saying, and


it is quite hard being a commentator having a world champion listening to


you. Do not react, it seems to be the lesson I have taken away from


all of this. Let's see if Owens has. Yes, something I have been impressed


with watching his races here. I think most of the time he has


definitely had a plan, been proactive, tried to make things


happen and be as competitive as possible throughout the race even


when he has not been in the best position at all times and I think


when one thing has not worked he has been very good at trying to go to


plan B. This is one of the options we heard discussed, getting pinned


against the fence, dictate the terms of the race, and that is exactly


what he is trying to do now. Good to see he is trying to do something.


Yes, and we have said that from the start of this competition, he has


got stuck in and looking for ways to win against it. There we are. Or


coming down to this last lap. Can he stay in front of Ethan Mitchell?


Mitchell now draws level and goes past Ryan Goins of Great Britain.


Has Owens got the ability to combat? Not this time, it is not his day.


Maybe another day will be his, but today it is Ethan Mitchell who is


just too experienced and a little too quick and takes the bronze medal


in straight right but Ryan Goins should be proud of fourth place in


his first World Championship. Nothing he could do about that,


physically outgunned today -- Ryan Goins should be proud of fourth


place. Not this year but possibly the hereafter. He can take an awful


lot from this World Championships. Nothing he could do physically about


this and it doesn't matter what you throw at them. There was nothing he


could do. A good week for Ethan Mitchell continues, having won the


World Championship in the team sprint right at the start of the


competition on the first day alongside his team-mates. Now he has


a bronze medal to go with it and he was an Olympic silver medallist in


Rio, in the team sprint, begin by Great Britain. But today the bronze


medal is his, and deservedly so. We will now wait for the final itself


between Denis Dmitriev and Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands.


Denis Dmitriev was dominant in their first ride. There is confirmation,


Ethan Mitchell with a good clean sprint, beating Ryan Owens in


straight fors. Looking relieved I think with that one, desperately


hoping to get himself into the final and did not quite make it. Getting


yourself into the final, it is hard to know what more you can do to


actually try to take the gold medal here, with the form of Denis


Dmitriev. Denis Dmitriev has finished twice with a silver medal


in the world spread, in 2014 and 2015, -- 2013 and 2015 and he


finished with the bronze in 2014 and 2016. He has tonight goes at it. I


think we will be relief for him if he manages to pull an off after


coming so close. Has the term, it is yours to lose, be more appropriate


than right now? As I said, that in itself brings a horrible kind of


pressure, when you know everything is stacked in your favour. Over to


you. If he was sitting slightly closer he may have heard you saying


that, Chris. We are under in this second race in the men's sprint


final. Two riders at quite opposite ends of their careers. Lavreysen 20


years of age, one of the bright young stars on the world stage who


we are seeing for the first time really, and Dmitriev, at 31, as


Chris was saying, realistically, you do see this as his chance to win the


world title. Well, Lavreysen in the last round was not giving in easy.


He certainly had a good go. Almost getting himself on terms but just


the sheer physical power of Dmitriev at the moment, he has just got the


bigger engine. But he has a big one himself as well, the Dutchman. Yes,


I fret. He has ridden a little closer than he needs to the


Dmitriev. Struggling to find any kind of criticism, but he has left


it late because he knew he could, and that kind of thinking can lead


to a bad place and I am sure he will not be complacent in this one. Yes,


he has been really good so far. A superb series of sprints from Denis


Dmitriev up until here, and if he pulls this race off he will be the


world champion and the rainbow jersey will be on his shoulders.


Trying to take the turns, feeling about the track, not letting him


know whether he can pass above or below and Dmitriev is happy to do


it, less than a minute away from finding out whether he will take


that world title. If it is possible to look relaxed in a World


Championship final, that is Dmitriev now. He is all over it. Dmitriev


moves to the front, keeps his BDI on the Dutchman as they take the bell.


One lap to go, and it is Denis Dmitriev. What can Lavreysen do


about it? Can he do anything? He is just closing slightly but no,


Dmitriev will keep him at arm's went here and in straight fors Denis


Dmitriev from Russia wins the world sprint title, finally the world


champion having twice finished second, twice finished third, his


medal for the fifth year in a row and this year he has landed the big


one, the big gold medal is his finally. Dmitriev is the king of the


world. No answer to that at all, is there? And again, 10.1, round the


bottom, the acceleration, incredible. You have been impressed


with him, haven't you? When you see some of the strongest riding, I


think it is reasonable. That kind of power. The Times he is posting, from


really low speeds, those build-ups, remarkable. I thought the Dutchman,


into the slipstream here, what he was desperately trying to do... But


he couldn't even catch him. Amazing. So Dmitriev they are, looking really


good as he wins this sprint by a mile. Here they are it towards the


line, the Dutchman unable to do anything about it. Let's go straight


down to the track centre and Jill Douglas is with Ryan Owens. Well,


Ryan, I know at this moment you will be bitterly disappointed not to have


come away with that medal in that sprint, but reflecting on your


performance as using to be here in the World Championships? Yes, the


evening. I have not been beaten like that before but I had to work at it.


-- yes, it was a tough evening. If I thought even a year ago I would get


fourth in the World Championships I would have taken that. Two years


ago, I think I was still at school. Not thinking it was even on the


horizon so, yes, I'm happy, yes. I think in 2008 you watched Chris


Hoy's efforts as the Olympic Games, inspired you to get on a bike, you


went to Rio and sadly did not get the chance to compete, but it has


pushed you on, did it give you that drive to get up to the elite level?


Yes, I was there as reserve which was a bonus for me at the time. I


took everything I could from the experience and it had its definite


pros and I learned a lot, not the easiest thing. I am a racer and I


want to race. At that moment when I had to walk up to the stands, it was


pretty hard, but that has kind of kept me fired up for the last six


months, and it is nice to really see it come through at these World


Championships. Had a good time in the team sprint the other day, but


that was unfortunate, how it went in the end, but still fifth, so I have


been quite harsh on myself. I think you are and I think we will see a


lot more of you and I know your parents are you watching so I will


let you go and see them, but thank you very much indeed. Thank you.


Ryan Goins, who finished fourth in the men's sprint. As he said, two


years ago he was still studying at university. There is the medal table


then with just one day to go at these Track Cycling World


Championships. Australia out in front with Russia going well as


well, Great Britain in fifth place with one gold, two silver and one


bronze. One of those was won today in the women's madison. The more you


can watch live coverage from seven o'clock in the morning and he will


be bringing you highlight at one o'clock tomorrow afternoon and we


will try to pack everything into that because that final session


includes the men's madison. That is Hollywood and Mark Stewart in that,


we have the women's keirin, and... Yes, Callum Skinner. And we have the


big one tomorrow for Elinor Barker. I think it could be her one


tomorrow. I think this is probably her favourite event. I think a


really good chance for her. There could be an absolutely glorious


finish for a very young team who are, I think, exciting us about the


future of British cycling. Looking pretty strong out there. More


coverage from Hong Kong tomorrow, but for now, from all of us, thank


you for watching.


Clare Balding is joined by guests Sir Chris Hoy and Joanna Rowsell Shand for live cycling from Hong Kong.

Recent World Cup winner and Olympic team pursuit gold medallist Katie Archibald is hoping for success in the first ever women's madison at the World Championships.

The penultimate day of action includes the men's omnium, in its new one-day format, and the conclusion of the men's sprint competition, featuring Rio silver medallist Callum Skinner.

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