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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Glasgow, Katie Archibald recovered from a terrible crash with Manon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brotherton. It is going to be a real nailbiter.

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

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come around this time. Katie Archibald just hitting the front

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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but she found something from somewhere, that little burst of

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

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hurtling down the finishing straight, it is gold for Katie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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there. CLARE BALDING: where and she got the

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

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

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

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alone and say that the national anthem.

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

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the silver. Katie, many, many congratulations,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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others thought they could take advantage, but you found something

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Velodrome here now. Two laps are power and blistering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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championships around the world. She has ten championship medals in

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

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

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

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

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is absolutely silent in the velodrome as the German writer comes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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previous championships. Two big leather straps around each foot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:27:07.:27:11.

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

:27:12.:27:15.

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

:27:16.:27:19.

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

:27:20.:27:23.

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

:27:24.:27:27.

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

:27:28.:27:30.

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

:27:31.:27:41.

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

:27:42.:27:43.

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

:27:44.:27:45.

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

:27:46.:27:47.

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

:27:48.:27:50.

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

:27:51.:27:53.

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

:27:54.:27:57.

personally love individual pursuit and would have loved to see her

:27:58.:28:01.

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

:28:02.:28:04.

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

:28:05.:28:08.

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

:28:09.:28:13.

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

:28:14.:28:15.

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

:28:16.:28:22.

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

:28:23.:28:28.

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

:28:29.:28:33.

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

:28:34.:28:37.

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

:28:38.:28:40.

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

:28:41.:28:45.

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

:28:46.:28:48.

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

:28:49.:28:55.

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

:28:56.:28:59.

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

:29:00.:29:02.

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

:29:03.:29:05.

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

:29:06.:29:09.

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

:29:10.:29:12.

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

:29:13.:29:17.

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

:29:18.:29:27.

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

:29:28.:29:30.

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

:29:31.:29:34.

fully up and running. Already scuttling across the track

:29:35.:29:49.

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

:29:50.:29:54.

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

:29:55.:30:09.

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

:30:10.:30:15.

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

:30:16.:30:20.

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

:30:21.:30:24.

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

:30:25.:30:30.

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

:30:31.:30:34.

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

:30:35.:30:38.

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

:30:39.:30:46.

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

:30:47.:30:53.

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

:30:54.:30:57.

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

:30:58.:31:05.

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

:31:06.:31:15.

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

:31:16.:31:22.

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

:31:23.:31:26.

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

:31:27.:31:32.

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

:31:33.:31:46.

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

:31:47.:31:49.

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

:31:50.:31:53.

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

:31:54.:31:57.

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

:31:58.:32:02.

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

:32:03.:32:05.

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

:32:06.:32:11.

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

:32:12.:32:15.

years ago, he was the first rider out.

:32:16.:32:20.

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

:32:21.:32:38.

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

:32:39.:32:43.

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

:32:44.:32:47.

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

:32:48.:32:54.

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

:32:55.:32:57.

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

:32:58.:33:00.

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

:33:01.:33:08.

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

:33:09.:33:14.

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

:33:15.:33:18.

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

:33:19.:33:26.

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

:33:27.:33:39.

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

:33:40.:33:49.

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

:33:50.:34:02.

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

:34:03.:34:06.

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

:34:07.:34:09.

lacklustre start to this competition, lying in last at the

:34:10.:34:13.

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

:34:14.:34:17.

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

:34:18.:34:24.

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

:34:25.:34:27.

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

:34:28.:34:35.

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

:34:36.:34:39.

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

:34:40.:34:44.

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

:34:45.:34:50.

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

:34:51.:34:58.

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

:34:59.:35:03.

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

:35:04.:35:08.

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

:35:09.:35:15.

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

:35:16.:35:26.

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

:35:27.:35:30.

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

:35:31.:35:35.

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

:35:36.:35:42.

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

:35:43.:35:47.

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

:35:48.:35:54.

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

:35:55.:36:00.

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

:36:01.:36:06.

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

:36:07.:36:13.

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

:36:14.:36:23.

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

:36:24.:36:28.

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

:36:29.:36:34.

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

:36:35.:36:40.

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

:36:41.:36:47.

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

:36:48.:36:54.

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

:36:55.:37:00.

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

:37:01.:37:05.

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

:37:06.:37:14.

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

:37:15.:37:21.

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

:37:22.:37:28.

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

:37:29.:37:32.

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

:37:33.:37:37.

totally forgotten there is a marauding bunch coming around. They

:37:38.:37:43.

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

:37:44.:37:50.

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

:37:51.:37:57.

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

:37:58.:38:05.

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

:38:06.:38:13.

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

:38:14.:38:17.

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

:38:18.:38:27.

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

:38:28.:38:32.

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

:38:33.:38:38.

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

:38:39.:38:46.

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

:38:47.:38:51.

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

:38:52.:38:57.

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

:38:58.:39:03.

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

:39:04.:39:08.

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

:39:09.:39:13.

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

:39:14.:39:18.

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

:39:19.:39:24.

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

:39:25.:39:28.

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

:39:29.:39:33.

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

:39:34.:39:37.

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

:39:38.:39:42.

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

:39:43.:39:49.

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

:39:50.:39:54.

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

:39:55.:40:00.

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

:40:01.:40:05.

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

:40:06.:40:11.

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

:40:12.:40:23.

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

:40:24.:40:29.

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

:40:30.:40:33.

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

:40:34.:40:44.

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

:40:45.:40:51.

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

:40:52.:40:55.

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

:40:56.:40:58.

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

:40:59.:41:11.

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

:41:12.:41:14.

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

:41:15.:41:21.

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

:41:22.:41:26.

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

:41:27.:41:33.

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

:41:34.:41:39.

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

:41:40.:41:43.

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

:41:44.:41:48.

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

:41:49.:41:55.

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

:41:56.:42:06.

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

:42:07.:42:10.

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

:42:11.:42:13.

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

:42:14.:42:21.

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

:42:22.:42:29.

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

:42:30.:42:37.

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

:42:38.:42:41.

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

:42:42.:42:47.

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

:42:48.:42:51.

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

:42:52.:42:59.

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

:43:00.:43:02.

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

:43:03.:43:13.

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

:43:14.:43:18.

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

:43:19.:43:23.

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

:43:24.:43:31.

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

:43:32.:43:40.

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

:43:41.:43:47.

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

:43:48.:43:51.

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

:43:52.:43:54.

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

:43:55.:44:05.

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

:44:06.:44:10.

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

:44:11.:44:14.

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

:44:15.:44:21.

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

:44:22.:44:31.

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

:44:32.:44:35.

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

:44:36.:44:44.

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

:44:45.:44:52.

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

:44:53.:44:56.

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

:44:57.:45:00.

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

:45:01.:45:08.

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

:45:09.:45:17.

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

:45:18.:45:24.

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

:45:25.:45:29.

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

:45:30.:45:33.

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

:45:34.:45:39.

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

:45:40.:45:43.

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

:45:44.:45:46.

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

:45:47.:45:50.

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

:45:51.:45:56.

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

:45:57.:46:03.

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

:46:04.:46:06.

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

:46:07.:46:12.

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

:46:13.:46:15.

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

:46:16.:46:20.

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

:46:21.:46:23.

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

:46:24.:46:28.

length and looked in complete control of the situation throughout

:46:29.:46:31.

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

:46:32.:46:37.

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

:46:38.:46:41.

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

:46:42.:46:44.

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

:46:45.:46:45.

answer. strong I think arguably the

:46:46.:46:54.

physically strongest rider in this race. Interestingly, provisionally I

:46:55.:46:58.

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

:46:59.:47:01.

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

:47:02.:47:09.

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

:47:10.:47:13.

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

:47:14.:47:17.

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

:47:18.:47:21.

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

:47:22.:47:28.

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

:47:29.:47:34.

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

:47:35.:47:39.

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

:47:40.:47:43.

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

:47:44.:47:50.

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

:47:51.:47:54.

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

:47:55.:47:58.

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

:47:59.:48:02.

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

:48:03.:48:08.

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

:48:09.:48:12.

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

:48:13.:48:16.

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

:48:17.:48:21.

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

:48:22.:48:26.

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

:48:27.:48:28.

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

:48:29.:48:32.

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

:48:33.:48:34.

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

:48:35.:48:41.

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

:48:42.:48:45.

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

:48:46.:48:52.

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

:48:53.:48:54.

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

:48:55.:49:00.

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

:49:01.:49:08.

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

:49:09.:49:13.

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

:49:14.:49:16.

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

:49:17.:49:21.

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

:49:22.:49:25.

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

:49:26.:49:29.

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

:49:30.:49:36.

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

:49:37.:49:38.

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

:49:39.:49:44.

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

:49:45.:49:47.

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

:49:48.:49:52.

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

:49:53.:49:57.

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

:49:58.:50:00.

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

:50:01.:50:07.

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

:50:08.:50:10.

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

:50:11.:50:16.

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

:50:17.:50:23.

it in perfume to hide the. LAUGHTER

:50:24.:50:27.

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

:50:28.:50:31.

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

:50:32.:50:35.

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

:50:36.:50:40.

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

:50:41.:50:43.

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

:50:44.:50:49.

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

:50:50.:50:55.

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

:50:56.:50:58.

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

:50:59.:51:01.

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

:51:02.:51:07.

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

:51:08.:51:10.

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

:51:11.:51:16.

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

:51:17.:51:20.

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

:51:21.:51:24.

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

:51:25.:51:28.

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

:51:29.:51:32.

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

:51:33.:51:36.

LAUGHTER No, it feels fantastic. I know they

:51:37.:51:40.

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

:51:41.:51:43.

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

:51:44.:51:48.

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

:51:49.:51:55.

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

:51:56.:52:01.

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

:52:02.:52:05.

it as everybody! LAUGHTER

:52:06.:52:13.

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

:52:14.:52:16.

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

:52:17.:52:21.

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

:52:22.:52:24.

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

:52:25.:52:33.

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

:52:34.:52:36.

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

:52:37.:52:46.

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

:52:47.:52:50.

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

:52:51.:52:53.

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

:52:54.:52:56.

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

:52:57.:52:59.

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

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

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

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

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biggest compliments I had actually was somebody who likened my very

:53:17.:53:23.

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

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but it was nice anyway. LAUGHTER

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

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

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

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

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

:53:50.:53:52.

individual pursuit performance this morning and it is difficult to come

:53:53.:53:55.

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

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multidiscipline event like the Omnium but sometimes in the British

:53:59.:54:02.

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

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

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

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performed against a really experienced German sprinter, the guy

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

:54:24.:54:29.

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

:54:30.:54:34.

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

:54:35.:54:38.

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

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10.2, last 200 metres, that borrowed, and exceptional

:54:44.:54:47.

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

:54:48.:54:50.

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

:54:51.:54:58.

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

:54:59.:55:04.

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

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

:55:10.:55:18.

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

:55:19.:55:30.

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

:55:31.:55:33.

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

:55:34.:55:38.

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

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

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

:55:52.:55:55.

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

:55:56.:56:00.

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

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be a little inconsistent in these championships. This means Ryan

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

:56:16.:56:20.

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

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

:56:32.:56:34.

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

:56:35.:56:38.

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

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

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

:56:51.:56:56.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:57:48.:57:53.

advantage here, very strong qualifying rounds, and looked very

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

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

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

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

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

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

:58:29.:58:31.

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

:58:32.:58:35.

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

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

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

:58:46.:58:50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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matchup between the vastly experienced sprint rider from

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

:59:33.:59:38.

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

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

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

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

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

:00:07.:00:10.

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

:00:11.:00:14.

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

:00:15.:00:19.

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

:00:20.:00:25.

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

:00:26.:00:30.

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

:00:31.:00:33.

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

:00:34.:00:43.

the? Dmitriev? I think that statement cannot be emphasised

:00:44.:00:49.

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

:00:50.:00:52.

Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands. Two Young sprinters,

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

:00:57.:00:58.

confirmation of the result from the first race.

:00:59.:01:05.

Dmitriev is one ride away from making it into the world

:01:06.:01:11.

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

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

:01:18.:01:21.

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

:01:22.:01:27.

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

:01:28.:01:30.

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

:01:31.:01:36.

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

:01:37.:01:43.

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

:01:44.:01:47.

right at the start of this championships, his first major

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international medal. He finished second in the Dutch national

:01:53.:01:55.

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

:01:56.:02:00.

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

:02:01.:02:08.

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

:02:09.:02:11.

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

:02:12.:02:16.

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

:02:17.:02:20.

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

:02:21.:02:26.

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

:02:27.:02:33.

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

:02:34.:02:39.

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

:02:40.:02:43.

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

:02:44.:02:50.

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

:02:51.:02:54.

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

:02:55.:03:00.

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

:03:01.:03:04.

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

:03:05.:03:09.

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

:03:10.:03:16.

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

:03:17.:03:19.

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

:03:20.:03:26.

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

:03:27.:03:31.

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

:03:32.:03:37.

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

:03:38.:03:44.

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

:03:45.:03:46.

flying the flag against Harrie Lavreysen of the Netherlands. A

:03:47.:03:52.

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

:03:53.:03:57.

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

:03:58.:04:01.

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

:04:02.:04:05.

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

:04:06.:04:09.

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

:04:10.:04:13.

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

:04:14.:04:21.

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

:04:22.:04:27.

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

:04:28.:04:36.

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

:04:37.:04:40.

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

:04:41.:04:43.

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

:04:44.:04:52.

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

:04:53.:04:56.

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

:04:57.:05:01.

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

:05:02.:05:07.

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

:05:08.:05:10.

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

:05:11.:05:14.

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

:05:15.:05:19.

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

:05:20.:05:25.

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

:05:26.:05:29.

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

:05:30.:05:34.

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

:05:35.:05:38.

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

:05:39.:05:42.

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

:05:43.:05:47.

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

:05:48.:05:52.

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

:05:53.:05:57.

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

:05:58.:06:02.

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

:06:03.:06:08.

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

:06:09.:06:11.

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

:06:12.:06:17.

Dmitriev dominant against Ethan Mitchell in their first ride and

:06:18.:06:21.

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

:06:22.:06:26.

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

:06:27.:06:29.

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

:06:30.:06:35.

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

:06:36.:06:38.

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

:06:39.:06:42.

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

:06:43.:06:45.

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

:06:46.:06:50.

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

:06:51.:06:54.

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

:06:55.:06:58.

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

:06:59.:07:03.

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

:07:04.:07:09.

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

:07:10.:07:11.

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

:07:12.:07:15.

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

:07:16.:07:19.

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

:07:20.:07:25.

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

:07:26.:07:29.

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

:07:30.:07:34.

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

:07:35.:07:38.

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

:07:39.:07:41.

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

:07:42.:07:47.

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

:07:48.:07:51.

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

:07:52.:07:54.

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

:07:55.:08:02.

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

:08:03.:08:07.

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

:08:08.:08:11.

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

:08:12.:08:17.

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

:08:18.:08:22.

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

:08:23.:08:29.

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

:08:30.:08:32.

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

:08:33.:08:39.

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

:08:40.:08:44.

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

:08:45.:08:47.

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

:08:48.:08:51.

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

:08:52.:08:57.

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

:08:58.:09:01.

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

:09:02.:09:05.

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

:09:06.:09:12.

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

:09:13.:09:15.

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

:09:16.:09:20.

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

:09:21.:09:23.

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

:09:24.:09:28.

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

:09:29.:09:34.

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

:09:35.:09:38.

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

:09:39.:09:41.

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

:09:42.:09:46.

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

:09:47.:09:51.

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

:09:52.:09:55.

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

:09:56.:09:59.

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

:10:00.:10:03.

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

:10:04.:10:06.

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

:10:07.:10:10.

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

:10:11.:10:16.

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

:10:17.:10:19.

World Championships. They have plenty of experience of riding

:10:20.:10:23.

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

:10:24.:10:27.

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

:10:28.:10:32.

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

:10:33.:10:35.

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

:10:36.:10:38.

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

:10:39.:10:44.

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

:10:45.:10:47.

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

:10:48.:10:53.

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

:10:54.:10:56.

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

:10:57.:11:03.

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

:11:04.:11:08.

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

:11:09.:11:11.

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

:11:12.:11:15.

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

:11:16.:11:19.

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

:11:20.:11:22.

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

:11:23.:11:25.

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

:11:26.:11:29.

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

:11:30.:11:34.

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

:11:35.:11:37.

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

:11:38.:11:44.

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

:11:45.:11:51.

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

:11:52.:11:54.

rejoin Chris Boardman and Simon Brotherton.

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

:12:03.:12:05.

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

:12:06.:12:13.

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

:12:14.:12:19.

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

:12:20.:12:24.

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

:12:25.:12:34.

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

:12:35.:12:39.

impossible for it not to be exciting, certainly anticipation in

:12:40.:12:42.

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

:12:43.:12:46.

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

:12:47.:12:52.

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

:12:53.:12:59.

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

:13:00.:13:06.

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

:13:07.:13:11.

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

:13:12.:13:15.

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

:13:16.:13:21.

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

:13:22.:13:26.

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

:13:27.:13:34.

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

:13:35.:13:38.

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

:13:39.:13:47.

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

:13:48.:13:53.

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

:13:54.:13:57.

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

:13:58.:14:05.

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

:14:06.:14:13.

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

:14:14.:14:19.

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

:14:20.:14:24.

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

:14:25.:14:29.

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

:14:30.:14:34.

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

:14:35.:14:39.

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

:14:40.:14:44.

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

:14:45.:14:47.

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

:14:48.:14:52.

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

:14:53.:14:56.

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

:14:57.:15:00.

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

:15:01.:15:04.

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

:15:05.:15:08.

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

:15:09.:15:14.

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

:15:15.:15:21.

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

:15:22.:15:26.

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

:15:27.:15:31.

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

:15:32.:15:34.

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

:15:35.:15:41.

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

:15:42.:15:44.

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

:15:45.:15:49.

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

:15:50.:15:53.

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

:15:54.:15:58.

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

:15:59.:16:02.

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

:16:03.:16:06.

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

:16:07.:16:09.

and so nearly claimed the gold medal.

:16:10.:16:17.

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

:16:18.:16:24.

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

:16:25.:16:31.

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

:16:32.:16:37.

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

:16:38.:16:42.

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

:16:43.:16:48.

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

:16:49.:16:55.

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

:16:56.:17:02.

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

:17:03.:17:04.

Nick Scott. Great Britain moving forward again as Elinor Barker

:17:05.:17:14.

thrown back into the frame by Emily Nelson. Britain will be in the

:17:15.:17:18.

shake-up here for the points, potentially, as Australia make a

:17:19.:17:22.

change. Elinor Barker right on the wheel there of Alex Manley. She can

:17:23.:17:29.

stick with the wheel and that is what you want in this position. She

:17:30.:17:35.

has not had to cede any width at all, and, sorry, I beg your pardon.

:17:36.:17:41.

Mexico took the points ahead of the others coming through but they are

:17:42.:17:45.

staying out in front, long enough to collect the points. Inside the last

:17:46.:17:49.

hundred laps now. That little flurry has brought them back into the fold.

:17:50.:17:52.

They had half a lap's read and it can disappear so fast. Already, the

:17:53.:18:02.

bunch in two halves here. Mexico back in, still on the front end of

:18:03.:18:05.

the race, but New Zealand or on the front it the moment, with Sheath and

:18:06.:18:13.

Michaela Drummond, Sheath got there at the moment, and Australia are up

:18:14.:18:17.

there with Amy Cure and Emily Nelson for Great Britain, third in line. An

:18:18.:18:21.

idea of the tactics, when a rider comes out and has lost all that

:18:22.:18:25.

speed, the weight of the main race has passed, they can swing up to the

:18:26.:18:28.

top and that is where they have to be really clever and watch what is

:18:29.:18:33.

happening. Gauge how fast or high up the riding and that determines when

:18:34.:18:37.

they will come back in. It is Lydia Gurley from Ireland, showing no ill

:18:38.:18:42.

effects from that early crash both Irish riders suffered in the

:18:43.:18:46.

changeover. Let's look at this changeover, much better, and

:18:47.:18:49.

exclaimed one on the inside of the track, and Lydia Boylan now takes up

:18:50.:18:53.

the running. That happens, if the riders are too far apart when they

:18:54.:18:58.

take hold of each other, people in an arc towards each other. They are

:18:59.:19:02.

very close and if they do that and keep it against their body, all of

:19:03.:19:07.

the energy goes. Boylan on the front followed by Drummond of New Zealand.

:19:08.:19:11.

Belgium are there or thereabouts in the front as well, and Australia,

:19:12.:19:14.

making sure nothing get away from them. They are there, if anybody

:19:15.:19:20.

decides to make a move. In second place at the moment, Australia.

:19:21.:19:26.

Britain in fourth. Haven't put a foot wrong but it is early days in

:19:27.:19:30.

this race. I am watching them tactically, how they position

:19:31.:19:32.

themselves and have held their ground when someone tried to move

:19:33.:19:36.

them out. The British team has held beautifully, coming to the front

:19:37.:19:39.

with three laps to go until the next sprint. Around the outside, the

:19:40.:19:46.

Italians, I think they will make a move, and it is the world junior

:19:47.:19:50.

points race champion having a go for Italy, about to make the change and

:19:51.:19:58.

so Barbieri into the fray. Australia are up there as well, Manly for

:19:59.:20:02.

Australia, a big crash, and Australia with a rider down! Just

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the same with positioning on the track. We will get the replay... I

:20:07.:20:11.

think it is Manly on the ground but she is OK, has picked herself up

:20:12.:20:15.

straightaway. Australia relying on Amy Cure to do it all on her own, as

:20:16.:20:22.

Belgium make a change. Thrown into the race for Belgium. Took a little

:20:23.:20:25.

too long and the Australians managed to get over the line, and the

:20:26.:20:33.

British team-mate hit a point as well. Amy Cure still having to carry

:20:34.:20:41.

on, her team-mate, Alex Manly, on a spear bike, no back-up and rejoining

:20:42.:20:44.

the race. There is the spread and Great Britain scoring again, two

:20:45.:20:49.

more points, Britain leading with nine overall, one clear of Australia

:20:50.:20:54.

and Belgium are third on six. With written being in wheels for two

:20:55.:20:59.

consecutive sprints, a little early but it would have been the perfect

:21:00.:21:03.

time to counterattack with Australia -- with Britain being in wheels.

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Let's look at that crash now. She comes down, looking through the

:21:09.:21:14.

traffic. They just get a little crowded... Ah, OK, it was the

:21:15.:21:19.

Belgian wheel comment off. Good change, she was trying to avoid the

:21:20.:21:23.

Belgian rider and just couldn't do it. She doesn't look distressed,

:21:24.:21:28.

just irritated, following off at 50km/h!

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LAUGHTER Yes, perfectly OK and back in the

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race, good to see. Great Britain leading with 86 laps still the go in

:21:36.:21:40.

this first ever win in's madison at the Track Cycling World

:21:41.:21:42.

Championships, coming to your life from Hong Kong, Britain riding very

:21:43.:21:45.

well so far, represented by Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson. Cure and

:21:46.:21:55.

Manly have also been riding aggressively and tactically well,

:21:56.:21:58.

coming from behind but catching up quite quickly now. The United States

:21:59.:22:03.

are also moving to the front. Is right there, and leading for the USA

:22:04.:22:09.

at the moment, Kimberly Geist, one of their top performers this week.

:22:10.:22:13.

They have to get a point on the board, the Americans, so that will

:22:14.:22:20.

be OK with the British if they score. They are already starting to

:22:21.:22:26.

position, such is the positioning of this race. Where is my team-mate?

:22:27.:22:30.

How do I get myself positioned near the front? And they know they can

:22:31.:22:36.

throw in a fresh rider just before it starts. A superb event if you are

:22:37.:22:41.

a track rider. Developing your track racing skills. Yes, really you need

:22:42.:22:46.

to understand how the raised floors, because if you are trying to do it,

:22:47.:22:51.

the physiology, you will just get an absolute pasting -- you need to

:22:52.:23:03.

understand how the race flows. Lotte Kopecky leads for Belgium down the

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back straight. Britain are just tagging on the back of that line at

:23:07.:23:13.

the moment. I would not be surprised to see an attack from the British

:23:14.:23:17.

team because they almost seem to be purposely staying out of the Sprints

:23:18.:23:23.

at the moment. A Belgian change, a clean pair of wheels, maximum points

:23:24.:23:27.

for them, and Australia will take three, two for New Zealand and one

:23:28.:23:34.

for Italy with Brian -- with France and Great Britain right behind.

:23:35.:23:42.

Still all to play for here. We still have not had that big attack from

:23:43.:23:45.

anybody yet. It will come from someone, as New Zealand hold the

:23:46.:23:54.

front of the field. Racquel Sheath in with Michaela Drummond, and

:23:55.:23:59.

handing over the comment now. The predominantly bluetit of Belgian,

:24:00.:24:03.

the Belgian catching her breath there. A minor role in the action --

:24:04.:24:13.

predominantly blue shirt or Belgium. I wonder if those early efforts are

:24:14.:24:18.

catching the British team... I will pass that sentence! The Americans

:24:19.:24:21.

have decided, if you are slowing down we are not and what a surprise

:24:22.:24:26.

attack that was. That took everyone by surprise. The rider from

:24:27.:24:32.

Pennsylvania on attack from the USA, although around outside of the main

:24:33.:24:36.

field. No points on the board yet but that is is irrelevant... A

:24:37.:24:44.

crash, are rider down yet again. The team from the USA pegging away and

:24:45.:24:49.

it is a great move by them. Lydia Gurley on the deck but as you can

:24:50.:24:52.

see she looks all right, good news. That is the second time Lydia has

:24:53.:24:58.

fallen in this race. The Americans just pegging away, will take the

:24:59.:25:01.

next sprint if they carry on like this. No real emphasis behind

:25:02.:25:05.

because they do not have any points but if they take a lap that is 20

:25:06.:25:09.

straightaway of course. As we see the team from Ireland getting

:25:10.:25:11.

themselves back together, they have really been in the wars. Great

:25:12.:25:15.

Britain in the mix as well for points behind the USA. Still four

:25:16.:25:24.

laps to go, USA in the front, just seeing who is coming to... Russia is

:25:25.:25:29.

on the outside of the moment. Hong Kong are up there as well, in behind

:25:30.:25:34.

the Belgians. We already have teams starting to lose laps as well. The

:25:35.:25:38.

Czech Republic, Ukraine... A bit of a surprise actually. The former

:25:39.:25:44.

world champion in the points race, one of the two riders for the Czech

:25:45.:25:50.

republic, normally a prominent performer at the World

:25:51.:25:54.

Championships. Her next sprint hotting up, already buying for

:25:55.:25:57.

position. The Italians coming over the top. British getting involved

:25:58.:26:03.

this time. It is Rachele Barbieri from Italy lodging from a long way

:26:04.:26:06.

out. France trying to get involved as well. A lovely little moved by

:26:07.:26:10.

the Belgians down the inside to avoid any trouble. She throws Lotte

:26:11.:26:15.

Kopecky back into the action. Italy leading Belgium, France in the

:26:16.:26:20.

place, Great Britain Forth, coming right now, Great Britain, hoping to

:26:21.:26:23.

get points here, as the French make a change in the middle of the

:26:24.:26:28.

Sprint. I think Britain may score a point, one point for Britain scored

:26:29.:26:31.

by Emily Nelson. She took a real risk going underneath of the

:26:32.:26:36.

changing teams, and it paid off but, boy, a risky thing to do because

:26:37.:26:40.

that is where the bodies are that are losing energy and speed and you

:26:41.:26:45.

could suddenly find yourself with no breaks behind someone who is tenkm/h

:26:46.:26:53.

slaw. But it paid off. -- ten kilometres per hour slower. Riders

:26:54.:27:01.

all over the track. Which is what we would expect any madison race.

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Australia on the front of the race with Manly, followed by Italy, and

:27:07.:27:12.

at the moment the rider in the race is Barbieri. Britain are up there as

:27:13.:27:17.

well, Britain, Belgium, Poland and Russia at the front. Mexico now

:27:18.:27:21.

making a move on the inside. Up into about fourth place, but Paul leads

:27:22.:27:28.

away. She is really turning on the pressure year -- Poland lead the

:27:29.:27:36.

way. Too far out from the Sprint at the moment. We can see a good

:27:37.:27:44.

demonstration of a hand sling there, you have to keep the forearm really

:27:45.:27:47.

tucked into the body to make sure all the energy is going forwards and

:27:48.:27:51.

backwards and not sideways. So easy to drag you team-mate round in a

:27:52.:28:00.

half circle. A red flag for Ukraine. Ukraine being penalised by the

:28:01.:28:05.

officials. That might be in working with one of the other teams because

:28:06.:28:09.

they are actually two laps down at the moment. If you drop into a

:28:10.:28:14.

breakaway, you will be penalised for that. Meanwhile at the front, New

:28:15.:28:22.

Zealand, Australia, Italy, Belgium, and Hong Kong as well trying to get

:28:23.:28:26.

involved to see if they can snap up some points next time. Three laps to

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go until the next sprint, the next time over the line. Australia are

:28:32.:28:36.

very consistent so far. The Belgians as well, looking good, leading at

:28:37.:28:40.

the moment. Great Britain just slipping down now, four points

:28:41.:28:45.

adrift, but less than the point available to get back on terms. I am

:28:46.:28:52.

sure we will see some serious attempts. Still more than 60 laps to

:28:53.:28:56.

go and they are coming fast around the outside now. This is the one the

:28:57.:29:01.

British will want to go for. Lotte Kopecky, and Great Britain getting

:29:02.:29:04.

involved around the British will want to go for. Lotte Kopecky, and

:29:05.:29:06.

Great Britain getting involved around outside... Lovely ride here

:29:07.:29:09.

on the front of the race and once more it is Elinor Barker, and Barker

:29:10.:29:14.

absolutely flying down the back straight now! But she is being

:29:15.:29:22.

chased by such a fast rider -- and she goes as they come up to the

:29:23.:29:28.

line, Emily Barker with three points and she then throws Nelson into the

:29:29.:29:36.

race. -- Elinor Barker. I wondered if they would stick with that but

:29:37.:29:39.

you have to decide instantly whether you will do that because the gap is

:29:40.:29:44.

gone, because everybody else spot the danger as well. The points move

:29:45.:29:48.

Great Britain into second place in overall standings. Courtesy of three

:29:49.:29:56.

points in the sprint of 12 year in this women's World Championship

:29:57.:29:59.

madison. But they were hard-fought for because she did not get to throw

:30:00.:30:03.

in her team-mate at the ideal time so had to go a long way over that

:30:04.:30:07.

lap and a half to take those points, so she will need a little time to

:30:08.:30:09.

recover. Gillian Doerr, if that name rings a

:30:10.:30:18.

bell, it will be from the Olympic Games last summer -- Jolien d'Hoore.

:30:19.:30:32.

Ukraine will take the said, we have the Czech Republic, Belarus and

:30:33.:30:39.

Canada, into the last 56 laps and we have seen nothing but action so far.

:30:40.:30:43.

The United States trying to get back on terms, which is surprising. I am

:30:44.:30:49.

not sure what happened, got caught up in a bit of traffic. The team

:30:50.:30:53.

from Ireland a game just plugging away, a tough old race, still

:30:54.:30:58.

getting stuck in as they pause at the front again. It has certainly

:30:59.:31:03.

been a physical race for Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley, on the deck

:31:04.:31:07.

twice, but still battling away. On the front for New Zealand, Makela

:31:08.:31:11.

Drummond, who won the team pursuit ROMs pedal earlier in the week with

:31:12.:31:16.

her team-mates, the Oceania scratch race champion our 2017 and she has

:31:17.:31:21.

Jolien d'Hoore right on her wheel. I think I can feel an attack building

:31:22.:31:28.

now, people are getting tired and that is when the gaps appear and the

:31:29.:31:33.

courageous few choose to take that opportunity. If something goes at

:31:34.:31:37.

the moment, Chris, Great Britain are in a decent position to try and do

:31:38.:31:44.

something about it. It is almost certain to be capitalised by a

:31:45.:31:48.

sprint lap, gaps appearing after the -- the line. Three to go as they

:31:49.:31:53.

come around this time. Amy Cure just winding it up for Australia, a

:31:54.:31:57.

couple of laps to go to the next sprint. Elinor Barker right on her

:31:58.:32:00.

wheel. Jolien D'Hoore following Barca and Italy are next in line.

:32:01.:32:06.

Barker is beautifully placed to have a nice changeover in Harper lap's

:32:07.:32:10.

time. She might get caught in traffic but the changeover will be

:32:11.:32:15.

perfect. Did well to avoid a potential problem as Kopecky takes

:32:16.:32:20.

it up for Belgium and going around for Great Britain still is Elinor

:32:21.:32:23.

Barker as she throws Emily Nelson into it. Fresh legs for the sprint.

:32:24.:32:29.

Here comes Emily Nelson. Can she find a way past? I think she can,

:32:30.:32:35.

great stuff from Emily Nelson. That will be a photo finish but you can

:32:36.:32:39.

see the difference, even thrown in with Harper lap to go, that fresh

:32:40.:32:44.

legs make. Fresh being a relative term. That is a great sprinter for

:32:45.:32:49.

three points. Consistently getting involved there. Still out in front.

:32:50.:32:56.

Still out in front at the moment, Great Britain, and Australia realise

:32:57.:33:00.

they cannot allow that to happen. Neither can Belgium or Italy,

:33:01.:33:03.

suddenly gasping for air, their collective tank a little bit empty

:33:04.:33:07.

with Britain at the front with Nelson. You realise you have got to

:33:08.:33:11.

you put your foot down and there is nothing left. You can see, teams

:33:12.:33:16.

everywhere, how they managed to cope with this, I just don't know. There

:33:17.:33:20.

was nearly a crash there, they did well to stay up, the Russians.

:33:21.:33:31.

Improves your handling skills, being involved in traffic like that and

:33:32.:33:34.

staying upright. Three of the strongest teams together, something

:33:35.:33:40.

in it for all of them to work together. New Zealand desperately

:33:41.:33:44.

trying to get back on terms. Chris is talking about Australia, Belgium

:33:45.:33:48.

and Great Britain. Kopecky for Belgium, with Alan Barker on her

:33:49.:33:53.

wheel. Barker looking to add to that silver medal won on the opening day

:33:54.:33:57.

and these three teams look to be the ones to beat. Belgium lead overall

:33:58.:34:03.

as Kopecky rides around the outside to stay out of the way. Belgium on

:34:04.:34:09.

21 points. If you are not participating in that breakaway, she

:34:10.:34:12.

is sitting on the wheel, so that is the death of it, so they won't keep

:34:13.:34:16.

going unless they are all contributing, they will not do the

:34:17.:34:21.

work for another team and that is enough... France on the move,

:34:22.:34:24.

leading the way for them is Laurie Berthon. They are all the strongest

:34:25.:34:31.

teams that have just been on the road and who is left to chase? A

:34:32.:34:35.

quarter of a lap. Laurie Berthon won the silver medal in the omnium in

:34:36.:34:40.

London last year at the World Championships and as you can see,

:34:41.:34:43.

she has a bit of a gap and it is Australia's term to do some work --

:34:44.:34:51.

Australia's turn. First on the track at the moment, two laps to go Tillis

:34:52.:34:56.

friend, are France, followed by Australia, Belgium, Great Britain,

:34:57.:35:04.

Mexico, Italy and Russia. Amy Cure was bluffing, she suddenly has the

:35:05.:35:07.

legs to do the chasing. The other riders not far behind as they come

:35:08.:35:10.

around for the sprint and I think they may have shown their hand too

:35:11.:35:16.

early. Amy Cure now going for it then the outside and Laurie Berthon

:35:17.:35:20.

hasn't got anything left. New Zealand in second. Great Britain

:35:21.:35:23.

with every chance of scoring a point as they come towards the line.

:35:24.:35:28.

Britain settled through one -- 41 through Elinor Barker. Perfect time

:35:29.:35:33.

to counter if you have the legs left, everyone has been on the gas.

:35:34.:35:36.

The British have certainly done no more than everybody else. The

:35:37.:35:42.

Belgians are doing everything you suggested, carrying the move on,

:35:43.:35:46.

pushing forward. Kopecky. The others were gasping for air and hoping for

:35:47.:35:50.

a short break and that that is not the case, Belgium are putting the

:35:51.:35:54.

pressure on. The team from Australia have done a chase, they have done a

:35:55.:35:58.

sprint, they must be moving into the red, they are exposing themselves to

:35:59.:36:03.

a counterattack. Again, they have done the chasing but they know when

:36:04.:36:06.

you are in that kind of condition, that is when it falls apart and so

:36:07.:36:10.

courageous, they have gone on the attack. Amy Cure leads the way,

:36:11.:36:14.

followed by New Zealand, followed by Great Britain. A little bit of a gap

:36:15.:36:19.

back to Belgium as they prepare to make a change. Amy Nelson -- Emily

:36:20.:36:26.

Nelson racing. Speaking at the British have stayed in touch with

:36:27.:36:29.

every move that has gone but done the minimum amount of work,

:36:30.:36:32.

following, following, following and keeping themselves in a great

:36:33.:36:36.

position to either a tackle keep going for points. 36 laps remaining.

:36:37.:36:42.

Great Britain in silver medal position at the moment in this

:36:43.:36:45.

first-ever madison at the World Championships for women. Just four

:36:46.:36:52.

teams at the moment as France again try and get back on terms. Belgium,

:36:53.:36:56.

Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain at the front, joined by

:36:57.:37:01.

France and the riders close the gap, Coralie Demay for the French. One of

:37:02.:37:07.

the riders from the Russian team with the res camera. That is what it

:37:08.:37:11.

looks like in the middle of a crash. Crash cam. In the front of the race,

:37:12.:37:22.

New Zealand, Australia, Britain and Belgium, just a minor law at the

:37:23.:37:25.

moment in relative terms. Ridden in second place. Just over a kilometre

:37:26.:37:32.

remaining until the next sprint. They will start trying to position

:37:33.:37:38.

things now. It may seem a long way out. Three laps to go, the board has

:37:39.:37:45.

just changeover. Cure, Barker, Kopecky involved, Racquel Sheath as

:37:46.:37:50.

well. A little bit of a gap as well. Elinor Barker. Speaking are moving

:37:51.:37:53.

to the front, ready for the change. Just looking for her team-mate and I

:37:54.:37:58.

think this is going to work out pretty well. Nelson is down the far

:37:59.:38:03.

end of the back straight, very high on the banking, starting to wind it

:38:04.:38:07.

up, waiting for Elinor Barker. Here she comes, the changes coming as

:38:08.:38:13.

they take the bell. Both of them making a change at the same time,

:38:14.:38:17.

there is a big crash and Australia with a rider down. Great Britain are

:38:18.:38:20.

clear at the front with every chance of collecting five points. It was so

:38:21.:38:25.

tight, there was no room be on the finishing line as they try to change

:38:26.:38:28.

at the same time and Great Britain take maximum points. Not only five

:38:29.:38:34.

points, they have a really big gap because of that crash. They weren't

:38:35.:38:38.

the cause of it and suddenly the races spread all over the track.

:38:39.:38:46.

This is it, they have an opportunity, will they persist?

:38:47.:38:49.

Elinor Barker through Emily Nelson into the fray and Amy Cure colliding

:38:50.:38:55.

with her team-mate. Speaker not the British team's appalled at all, they

:38:56.:38:58.

were trying to do things to close and didn't leave enough room to

:38:59.:39:02.

race. Frankly, it was their own fault. Manly hitting the boards for

:39:03.:39:08.

the second time in this race. Here it is once again. While we are

:39:09.:39:12.

watching the replay is, the Australian team are now half a lap

:39:13.:39:15.

in arrears and they have been working hard and have got to get

:39:16.:39:21.

back on terms here. Chris, surely this is the opportunity for Belgium,

:39:22.:39:25.

New Zealand and Great Britain? They just have to keep pressing on now

:39:26.:39:30.

with this advantage over Australia? Absolutely and only three points

:39:31.:39:33.

separate Belgium and Great Britain at the moment. This is great stuff,

:39:34.:39:40.

only 26 laps to go in this madison and what an epic race it is turning

:39:41.:39:45.

into. It has become a real slog. If you look at any of the groups now,

:39:46.:39:49.

they are just trying to get to the finish, everybody is in pain and

:39:50.:39:52.

when the opportunity like this comes along, you have to take it, whether

:39:53.:39:56.

you are prepared for it or not. Everybody has been working hard for

:39:57.:39:58.

three or four minutes. The Italians are quite a way back

:39:59.:40:11.

now with 11 points. Dairies Jolien D'Hoore, the superb road sprinter as

:40:12.:40:13.

well as an excellent track rider. Just sits back and swoops down and

:40:14.:40:20.

to the trio at the front of the race. That is Emily Nelson at the

:40:21.:40:25.

front for Great Britain and for New Zealand, Makela Drummond. New

:40:26.:40:30.

Zealand have to work hard, they only have eight points on the board and

:40:31.:40:33.

they have to make up some ground to get onto the podium. It is in their

:40:34.:40:37.

interests to really drive this breakaway. Behind them, it is

:40:38.:40:43.

getting a consolidated chase, quite a large group and they are being

:40:44.:40:47.

pegged at half a lap, so it will be a tough thing to gain a lap.

:40:48.:40:52.

Particularly with two laps to go until a sprint, the pace is picking

:40:53.:40:56.

up. The USA causing the problem at the back from the leader's point of

:40:57.:41:01.

view by pressing on. At the front of the race, you can see them going

:41:02.:41:05.

into the back straight. Britain and Belgium changing at the same time so

:41:06.:41:09.

neither will have an advantage in this sprint but the ones on the

:41:10.:41:12.

board at the moment are the ones that will have do contest it. They

:41:13.:41:17.

take the bell, Elinor Barker on the wheel of Kopecky. There is a new

:41:18.:41:20.

rider in for New Zealand, the sprint is on down the back straight. The

:41:21.:41:26.

Belgians knew exactly what they had to do. Barker tries to go on the

:41:27.:41:30.

inside and almost ends up on the deck, she did well to keep the bike

:41:31.:41:36.

upright. There will be a warning, she went up the track, there was a

:41:37.:41:43.

sizeable gap. She wasn't on the red line and came down on her opponent,

:41:44.:41:48.

so Belgium will be penalised. Barker wasn't happy at all. There you go,

:41:49.:41:55.

right inside the red line, very dangerous, they could even be

:41:56.:41:59.

disqualified. Reckless riding from Belgium. We will wait for the judges

:42:00.:42:08.

to makes an kind of pronouncement. You can see the gesticulation from

:42:09.:42:11.

Elinor Barker. Man that no wonder. She did well, actually, to stay

:42:12.:42:17.

upright. Once you go onto the flat and this banking is tuned to be

:42:18.:42:22.

perpendicular at 30 mph, suddenly your wheels sliding away and you

:42:23.:42:26.

can't freewheel, so there is even the possibility of touching the

:42:27.:42:31.

pedal down. Great work by Elinor Barker to keep the bike up and keep

:42:32.:42:37.

in the race. At the back, closing the gap rapidly, that really took

:42:38.:42:40.

the impetus out of the breakaway and they are not going to gain that lap.

:42:41.:42:46.

Australia back in the game, leading the chase with the United States and

:42:47.:42:49.

Italy and Russia and that gap closing with every revolution of the

:42:50.:42:56.

pedals. That is it, it is all back together, that is how fast the race

:42:57.:43:02.

can change in a madison. As it stands, Belgium lead the way, Great

:43:03.:43:07.

Britain in a silver medal position. We will have to wait and see because

:43:08.:43:12.

that was a very dangerous move and I am sure it will have repercussions

:43:13.:43:16.

but it is all back together, with 14 laps as they come around this time

:43:17.:43:22.

into the closing stages, just one more sprint before that double

:43:23.:43:25.

points finale, and we have to remember that, ten points on the

:43:26.:43:30.

last sprint. All still to play for in the women's madison as we come to

:43:31.:43:34.

the final laps of this race, this 120 lap race. I have got half an eye

:43:35.:43:42.

on the judges and there is a little discussion taking place right now.

:43:43.:43:52.

Italy give way on the front of the main field. Kopecky was the rider

:43:53.:43:56.

involved in that incident, she is back on the track and alongside

:43:57.:44:00.

Elinor Barker. Speaker trying to get her nose in front as they come

:44:01.:44:07.

around with two laps to go. Change for the Italians, being thrown into

:44:08.:44:11.

the races Barbieri. And Amy Cure looks like she is attacking around

:44:12.:44:16.

the outside. Interestingly, the Belgians trying to interfere with

:44:17.:44:18.

the British change by moving up the track early. So some pretty dirty

:44:19.:44:26.

tactics going on. Elinor Barker Forster chase. Barbieri is looking

:44:27.:44:30.

really fast as she goes past Amy Cure. Jolien D'Hoore might be even

:44:31.:44:34.

quicker than the pair of them. She is around the outside, Jolien

:44:35.:44:37.

D'Hoore takes it on the line and Australia have to settle for two. I

:44:38.:44:43.

think the only opportunity for a golfer Great Britain is to go on the

:44:44.:44:48.

attack in these last ten laps. They have been denied tactically. The

:44:49.:44:52.

chance could be there now. That is exactly what they are trying to do.

:44:53.:44:57.

It is testing the water but it is getting late for that, it is late in

:44:58.:45:03.

the day. Ten points in this last sprint, but there is a 9-point

:45:04.:45:06.

difference between Belgium and Great Britain. They need more, surely,

:45:07.:45:11.

than to win the sprint, because both are likely to score. A lot of tired

:45:12.:45:16.

riders on the track now, they have given it everything and they need to

:45:17.:45:20.

muster their reserves for one final sprint.

:45:21.:45:25.

Belgium leading the way, then Great Britain, Australia and Italy. Seven

:45:26.:45:33.

laps remaining in this race, and they are already starting to think

:45:34.:45:38.

about this final spread, so valuable, and which will affect the

:45:39.:45:42.

podium places. -- final sprint. Remember they are on the same points

:45:43.:45:53.

at the finish, if that is the case. Probably safer to be out on Uronen,

:45:54.:45:58.

I think. Lydia Boylan leading the way, Amy Cure behind. -- out on your

:45:59.:46:06.

own. Australia desperately want to see if they can overhaul Great

:46:07.:46:10.

Britain, in the bronze medal position at the moment. They want

:46:11.:46:16.

that opportunity. Five laps remaining. Britain going for it...

:46:17.:46:21.

Emily Nelson on the attack you and Belgium have responded straightaway,

:46:22.:46:24.

but Nelson going for it and Australia will have to chase here,

:46:25.:46:29.

the closing laps, four to go. The Belgians will change first, making

:46:30.:46:32.

all the difference to be able to close this one down quickly. Timing

:46:33.:46:36.

is absolutely everything. They will lose a few meters in the chase but

:46:37.:46:46.

the fresh legs will not under the wheels. Disappointing timing for the

:46:47.:46:53.

British pair but it looks good between the pair of them. It will be

:46:54.:46:59.

tough if it is Elinor Barker against Jolien D'Hoore, because she is such

:47:00.:47:03.

a fast finisher, D'Hoore. D'Hoore is sitting on the wheels, knows that

:47:04.:47:08.

she doesn't have to win but just stay there. Australia are

:47:09.:47:11.

desperately trying to get back on terms but here comes the bell... She

:47:12.:47:20.

works hard, back in place, Amy Cure. A little gap opens. What does Barker

:47:21.:47:24.

have left? Australia around outside, and it is Amy Cure moving up now,

:47:25.:47:30.

level with the Mexican rider. Can she get third? Barker has the hang

:47:31.:47:37.

end, Barker takes second place, but Belgium hung on in that final spread

:47:38.:47:41.

ahead of Great Britain. Elinor Barker could not have done any more

:47:42.:47:47.

in that final sprint, could not beat Jolien D'Hoore, but Elinor Barker

:47:48.:47:50.

and Emily Nelson have ridden so well in this first ever women's madison

:47:51.:47:55.

at the World Championships. Great Britain will finish with a medal and

:47:56.:48:00.

it will be silver. A nervous looking Belgian there because I am sure he

:48:01.:48:04.

also thinks this might not be over. We will have to wait and see. That

:48:05.:48:12.

one move, waiting to see if it has consequences because it was blatant.

:48:13.:48:18.

Absolutely deliberate, and the judges... They are speaking now,

:48:19.:48:22.

Chris, the judges, and I wonder whether it is to do with that

:48:23.:48:24.

incident. Whether they are happy with everything as it is. Certainly

:48:25.:48:29.

there has been no indication they were about to penalised Belgium

:48:30.:48:33.

during the race. A couple of rather dodgy moves and you can see the

:48:34.:48:40.

Belgians just moved into the pack, the British change, just getting in

:48:41.:48:44.

the way of other people's racing. They are classy riders but clearly

:48:45.:48:48.

knew every trick in the book as well. What about that ride from the

:48:49.:48:52.

British pair? I don't think they could have done much more. From the

:48:53.:48:57.

word go, the first to score, on top of everything, did not make any

:48:58.:49:01.

tactical mistakes, and technically managing to stay up, at times,

:49:02.:49:05.

absolutely brilliant. Those are the result as it stands of the final

:49:06.:49:11.

sprint, won by Belgium, head of Great Britain, Australia and New

:49:12.:49:15.

Zealand. And the provisional leaderboard should come up any

:49:16.:49:19.

minute now as the Belgian pair, Lotte Kopecky and Uihlein Dora

:49:20.:49:31.

celebrate -- Kopecky and D'Hoore. There you are, make it a straight

:49:32.:49:36.

line, push all of your energy into your opponent and, boy, that takes

:49:37.:49:41.

some doing at these speedss. I think what will happen is they will get a

:49:42.:49:44.

warning and the points from that sprint taken away but because they

:49:45.:49:48.

have scored so well elsewhere they will still get the win. They

:49:49.:49:52.

certainly are top-class performers and we knew they were one of the big

:49:53.:49:57.

favourites for the gold medal coming into it but, interestingly,

:49:58.:50:00.

different pairing for Great Britain than the one we saw in Glasgow,

:50:01.:50:05.

Katie Archibald and Manon Lloyd that day, so plenty of talent and choices

:50:06.:50:09.

within the British team in this discipline. Surely this will go back

:50:10.:50:14.

to the Olympic Games because it is just a fantastic day to go. For me I

:50:15.:50:17.

think you get the most for your money with the madison. There we

:50:18.:50:23.

are, the first women's madison at the World Championship has drawn to

:50:24.:50:26.

a close, and what a race it was. Great Britain involved right to the

:50:27.:50:30.

last. STUDIO: That was simply fantastic to

:50:31.:50:35.

watch. Simon explaining that even if Belgium get their points taken away

:50:36.:50:39.

from the tenth sprint where they clashed with Britain they still have

:50:40.:50:43.

enough in hand to maintain that gold medal position. Let's look at the

:50:44.:50:47.

first incident. This involved the Australians who eventually took the

:50:48.:50:52.

bronze medal, Amy Cure and Alex Manly, so many crashes but we cannot

:50:53.:50:56.

show them all, but this one was significant, and so difficult to get

:50:57.:51:00.

your timing right in the changeover. Yes, it is good to have a fresh

:51:01.:51:04.

rider coming in for the sprint but that is also when you're travelling

:51:05.:51:09.

the fastest, making it all the more challenging. It could have been a

:51:10.:51:13.

brilliant move but that did not end well for them. The Australians were

:51:14.:51:17.

down twice actually. Watching the cycling this afternoon, you have to

:51:18.:51:23.

see how phenomenally tough and brave these cyclists are. One more angle

:51:24.:51:27.

of that Australian crash, and let's hear from Elinor Barker and Emily

:51:28.:51:30.

Nelson after their silver medal in the women's madison.

:51:31.:51:36.

Congratulations, both, on that silver medal. You battled hard and

:51:37.:51:41.

really took a big risk there to try to get that gold medal and push the

:51:42.:51:44.

Belgians but they were so strong. It very well done today. How did you

:51:45.:51:48.

enjoy it? Really enjoyed it actually. Was pretty nervous

:51:49.:51:53.

performing because we had both only had one madison before, each, so we

:51:54.:51:56.

didn't know what to expect. You get a general idea of how the scratch

:51:57.:51:59.

race will go based on the field but between us we have not graced the

:52:00.:52:04.

whole field in this event, so really fun, actually. Not surprised at all

:52:05.:52:07.

by the Belgians being a class above everyone else because it is kind of

:52:08.:52:12.

bread into them, a madison nation, or that kind of stuff. Very

:52:13.:52:18.

impressive there. Yes, but you were as well. He very nearly came to

:52:19.:52:22.

grief with one of the Belgian riders coming down. What was going through

:52:23.:52:25.

your mind at that point? We had seen one or two max spills. Get out of my

:52:26.:52:30.

way! She was faster than me and I was trying to get second. I thought

:52:31.:52:36.

it was a bit of an unnecessary danger because I was not going to

:52:37.:52:39.

beat her and no one was changing at the time, so it just... I really

:52:40.:52:44.

quite enjoyed it overall even though not at that specific moment. Are you

:52:45.:52:51.

able to community, to shout, at that point? I was definitely shouting. I

:52:52.:52:55.

don't know if you heard what I was saying. -- are you able to

:52:56.:52:59.

communicate. I think it worked out all right. Yes, I think it is so

:53:00.:53:05.

hard because you get three or four seconds, so you showed one or two

:53:06.:53:08.

Matt words and hope they understand, but it worked out for us surreally

:53:09.:53:13.

happy. To be up there on the podium, the first time this women's madison

:53:14.:53:17.

in the championships. What a huge thrill for you as well? Definitely.

:53:18.:53:22.

Such an exciting race and I can't wait for more. The commission meets

:53:23.:53:27.

in July to see if it could become part of the Olympic programme. Do

:53:28.:53:29.

you think you made an argument for it today with that type of race? I

:53:30.:53:33.

definitely think it should be. How exciting is it to watch the women's

:53:34.:53:37.

madison? It definitely should be there. Final word to you, Elinor.

:53:38.:53:45.

Would you like to see back at the Olympics? Definitely. You only think

:53:46.:53:50.

of the race last year, the best event of the whole week and

:53:51.:53:54.

everybody loved it, so sometimes it is hard to keep track of what is

:53:55.:53:58.

going on, Abbot of a messy race, but that makes it interesting. For

:53:59.:54:00.

spectators it will only raise the profile. -- it can be a bit of a

:54:01.:54:08.

messy race. Well done on that medal. You'd definitely sold it today.

:54:09.:54:19.

Confirmation Belgium have won the gold medal, 45 points, ahead of

:54:20.:54:23.

Great Britain on 33, and Australia taking the bronze despite two

:54:24.:54:27.

crashes. Chris and Jo, do you think they should award extra points for

:54:28.:54:30.

teams who can stay on their bikes? Incredible! Yes, great for Britain

:54:31.:54:38.

to get another clause, onwards and upwards. In terms of your own mental

:54:39.:54:43.

state as rider, how difficult to keep across everything happening? It

:54:44.:54:46.

requires really intense concentration so you are trying

:54:47.:54:50.

physically very hard but you also have to concentrate on where your

:54:51.:54:53.

team-mate is when they are resting, and when you are resting, when your

:54:54.:54:57.

team is in the race, on the other teams, how they are doing, their

:54:58.:55:01.

point, a lot of concentration. Over the moon for the girls, a brilliant

:55:02.:55:05.

ride. More action, coming thick and fast. If you ever get a chance to go

:55:06.:55:15.

to cycling to watch the madison live is one of the best things ever

:55:16.:55:18.

because you can see more there than you can with the TV pictures. The

:55:19.:55:20.

sprinting is drilling as well for completely different reasons and

:55:21.:55:23.

here we go with the men's sprint semifinals. Back to Chris and Simon.

:55:24.:55:33.

There is a man who has to win this otherwise his chance of being world

:55:34.:55:35.

champion in this will have gone for another year. Denis Dmitriev, the

:55:36.:55:40.

Russian rider, going from what was on the first race, he looks pretty

:55:41.:55:48.

much unbeatable? Yes, Mitchell, I mean, reading his mind now,

:55:49.:55:51.

obviously thinking, I have got nothing. Any ideas? Because Dmitriev

:55:52.:55:58.

was quite incredible. Yes, Dmitriev, if you are joining the coverage

:55:59.:56:02.

late, he was dominant from start to finish in the sprint. It just was

:56:03.:56:07.

not competitive in the end despite the fact that Mitchell is superb in

:56:08.:56:12.

his own right. But he has to try and win this time. Has to try to find a

:56:13.:56:17.

way past the Russian rider. Dmitriev with a great chance of becoming the

:56:18.:56:20.

world champion this year for the first time. He has been around for a

:56:21.:56:24.

long time, consistently high level performer and on the podium but

:56:25.:56:29.

never quite making it onto the top step at World Championship level. He

:56:30.:56:32.

finished with a bronze in Rio in the sprint in the Olympic Games with of

:56:33.:56:36.

course Jason Kenny claiming the gold ahead of Callum Skinner. With form

:56:37.:56:43.

like this, if it is not his year I don't think you will ever get it. He

:56:44.:56:49.

did a 10.0 without going absolutely full gas in that sprint, and is

:56:50.:56:53.

taking it on in this one, choosing to go from the front, moving all

:56:54.:56:58.

over the track. One and a half laps to go now. They really are moving

:56:59.:57:04.

pretty swiftly. That is the bell. This echo-mac is on and Mitchell has

:57:05.:57:07.

defined some extra speed. It just was not there in the first race. --

:57:08.:57:13.

the sprint is on. Into the banking for the last time into the finishing

:57:14.:57:18.

straight... Can Mitchell challenge? No is the answer. A very

:57:19.:57:22.

straightforward 2-0 victory for Denis Dmitriev from Russia. Of

:57:23.:57:30.

course he doesn't have to have that third bike now so he will save his

:57:31.:57:36.

legs a little for the final itself. Mitchell had already given in there

:57:37.:57:42.

and Dmitriev did not even go full gas, saving some for the final bend.

:57:43.:57:48.

You could see him with half an eye over his shoulder, waiting to

:57:49.:57:52.

deliver the last kick to make sure Mitchell didn't have any ideas about

:57:53.:57:56.

coming round the outside. Just look here... Keeping his eye on

:57:57.:58:01.

proceedings in front, moving around the bank, and you can see him in the

:58:02.:58:06.

corner of his eye, knows that he is there, Halstenberg, and kicked again

:58:07.:58:14.

into the home straight. 10.1, nice controlled straight -- he holds him

:58:15.:58:18.

there and then kicks again into the home straight. Denis Dmitriev,

:58:19.:58:23.

guaranteed a silver medal now. Hoping he can be the world champion

:58:24.:58:27.

for the first time. Ryan Owens is next on the track from Great Britain

:58:28.:58:32.

against Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands. Owens, having been

:58:33.:58:35.

beaten in the first race, has to win this one to take it to a decider.

:58:36.:58:41.

Beating by an experienced and tactical error, not physiology, so

:58:42.:58:45.

he really still has an opportunity here. I think if he can get himself

:58:46.:58:48.

into second position he may do better because he concedes what he

:58:49.:58:52.

needs to do and he has that tenacity we have seen in the early stages of

:58:53.:58:56.

this competition. Leading it off at the moment, but he was blocked into

:58:57.:59:02.

reading out in the previous round and I am sure he is very experienced

:59:03.:59:09.

sprint coach will have had a talk with them and I will be very

:59:10.:59:12.

surprised if we see him make the same mistake twice. Nonetheless, he

:59:13.:59:16.

has done very well to reach the last four in this competition. He has

:59:17.:59:24.

surprised a few, hasn't he? Well exceeding expectations at the

:59:25.:59:28.

moment. It is all about learning. Everything is a bonus from this

:59:29.:59:33.

point forward. But within sight of a medal now. So I am sure he will want

:59:34.:59:40.

to project as far as he possibly can, but he has to win this one, as

:59:41.:59:43.

they start to gather speed and height. Watching the Dutchman...

:59:44.:59:53.

Leaving it late here, inside the last two laps. Still going slow.

:59:54.:00:01.

There is the view as Owens looks back towards his Dutch opponent.

:00:02.:00:05.

Switching, flicking, preparing. Lots of it is there. Inside, as they take

:00:06.:00:11.

about... Still high on the track as the Dutch rider tries to go round

:00:12.:00:15.

the outside of Ryan Owens and it looks like he has the speed for it.

:00:16.:00:20.

Lavreysen will into combat, but Lavreysen is in front of the British

:00:21.:00:24.

rider and try as he might Lavreysen cannot quite get back on level terms

:00:25.:00:29.

before the finishing line, and in straight fors, the 20-year-old from

:00:30.:00:33.

the Netherlands, Harrie Lavreysen, is the against Ryan Owens from Great

:00:34.:00:38.

Britain. Ryan Owens will race Ethan Mitchell of New Zealand for the

:00:39.:00:42.

bronze and it will be Denis Dmitriev of Russia against Harrie Lavreysen,

:00:43.:00:46.

and new name on the world scene, the Netherlands. He can be pleased with

:00:47.:00:47.

that actually. Thought Owens had got enough not to

:00:48.:00:58.

get a boob or to just stay underneath him but on the back

:00:59.:01:04.

straight, Lavereysen had too much a head start in accelerating. Just

:01:05.:01:08.

enough to get into the final bend and drop-down. So he gave it his

:01:09.:01:14.

best but beaten both times and Ryan Owens now will race for bronze

:01:15.:01:17.

against Ethan Mitchell in the men's match sprint.

:01:18.:01:23.

CLARE BALDING: Chris Hoyt watching on come he didn't do much wrong, did

:01:24.:01:29.

he? No, it was a valiant effort, trying to keep the Dutchman as close

:01:30.:01:33.

as it could, not create a gap and he did well in that respect. You can

:01:34.:01:38.

see he kept his hide, I felt the Dutchman would try and take him up

:01:39.:01:42.

the inside and he just got the jump on him and that momentum carried him

:01:43.:01:47.

over the top and basically, would ensure a full bike length in front,

:01:48.:01:53.

as he is, that is game over. But it was a great evidently still has the

:01:54.:01:57.

chance to get the bronze medal. And a really good chance because Ethan

:01:58.:02:00.

Mitchell looked totally dejected, he never got close to Dmitriev.

:02:01.:02:05.

Dmitriev is so strong, some of the times he is producing from the

:02:06.:02:09.

bottom of the track, it will be tougher Lavereysen, but anything

:02:10.:02:12.

could happen. He has clearly got a huge morale boost from making the

:02:13.:02:16.

final, I don't think the Dutch were expecting him to make it that far

:02:17.:02:20.

but Ryan, regardless of what happens in the bronze ride off, he done very

:02:21.:02:24.

well to do this and what to watch the future. Yes, his first World

:02:25.:02:29.

Championships so a very exciting prospect and a bronze medal still in

:02:30.:02:33.

his grasp. Not to recover before that best of three matches -- not

:02:34.:02:39.

long. And reflections on a madison, in which Great Britain won the

:02:40.:02:43.

silver medal, and you get the sense that more they get practices, the

:02:44.:02:46.

better they will be, all of the teams. Definitely, like El said in

:02:47.:02:54.

her interview, Belgium, madison is in their blood. There is a huge

:02:55.:02:58.

history. In the UK, we do do a bit of it and as a youth rider, I was

:02:59.:03:02.

taught madison riding but we haven't had so much racing in the UK so the

:03:03.:03:06.

more the event carries on, the better GB will get but the better

:03:07.:03:10.

the rest of the field will get. You have to be smart, there is quite a

:03:11.:03:14.

lot of physicality and you could see from the Belgians, if they could

:03:15.:03:18.

intimidate, they did. Yes, that was a big hit that Helen or took -- that

:03:19.:03:27.

Elinor took an hour she said in her interview, she didn't need to do it,

:03:28.:03:31.

she would beat her anyway, maybe it is trying to intimidate opponents

:03:32.:03:34.

that they look very composed on the bike and very quick. This is where

:03:35.:03:39.

the bike handling skills are so crucial, not just about awareness

:03:40.:03:43.

and stamina and durability to actually race, it is about bike

:03:44.:03:47.

handling, you are constantly being thrown off balance. So much is going

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on, you need to be aware of everything and with slower riders,

:03:54.:03:57.

having just slung someone else, you have to be careful not to lose

:03:58.:04:02.

momentum on the changeover, so always looking at who is about to

:04:03.:04:08.

come in, so it is incredibly skilful by both the British riders to stay

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upright the whole race. Here it is, the first-ever medals ceremony for

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the women's madison at the World Championships. .

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What a great race it was and the happy faces of the winning duo from

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Belgium, Kopecky and Jolien D'Hoore, the European champions are now the

:04:31.:04:35.

world champions as well. Winner of the bronze medal... First up, the

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bronze-medallists on the right-hand side your picture, another medal for

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Australia here, Amy Cure and Alexandra madly. You can see the

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effort that the racing tailed and also for Manly, having crashed twice

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in the race. It looked -- looks as if Amy Cure is holding her

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team-mate. Not so surprising that she is a bit wobbly. Now for the

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silver-medallists, Great Britain, Emily Barker and Elinor, who --

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Emily Nelson and Elinor Barker, who started lose, instigated others, and

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made sure their place on the podium was never in doubt. Superb

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tactically and physically, you have to be satisfied with that.

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So Kopecky and Jolien D'Hoore receive the acclaim of the crowd as

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the first-ever world champions in the women's madison. No surprise to

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see the rainbow jerseys going to the Belgian riders, because they are so

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good at this type of racing and from Great Britain's point of view, I

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would regard that as a silver medal won rather than a gold medal lost.

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Yes, they might have played a bit rough but they had it physically,

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they had it tactically and they had it technically. This pair won the

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European championship last year and now they have added the big one. You

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wouldn't think this was a new event to the World Championships, so many

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skilful teams in there, it does look like it has been ridden for many

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years. Let's hope we see it in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the decision

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still to be taken but it is certainly an exciting form of

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racing. Belgium just too quick in the end

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and now we will have the Belgian national anthem shortly, the prizes

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are still being handed out. Brian Cookson, the president of the UCI.

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Amy Cure of Australia on the podium for the third time this week. She

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has a silver from the team pursuit, bronze in the omnium, another bronze

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medal there. No wonder she looks disappointed, having been in such

:07:31.:07:36.

good form, not quite landing what would have been her third world

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title. I get the impression that Manly is feeling a bit rough after

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those crashes she was involved in. To actually stand still when you

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others die hatred is a bit tough to do. Here we go, the national anthem

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of Belgium. -- when you are a bit dehydrated is a bit tough to do.

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APPLAUSE .

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CLARE BALDING: benefit the of experience and the joy of teamwork,

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Belgium taking the gold medal, Kopecky and Jolien D'Hoore, head of

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Elinor Barker and Emily Nelson but a fourth medal of these World

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Championships for Great Britain and considering it wasn't meant to be a

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great World Championships, going there with a very inexperienced

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young team, so far, so good. I think it is part of the course. I think we

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could have hoped for some medals in other events but the way we have

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surprised ourselves with the scratch race, certainly for Chris Latham...

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A little bit disappointed that there are no medals from the sprint side

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yet, Ryan Owens still has a chance. They haven't underperformed

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massively but they haven't had the luck going their way the same time

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as having the performance, so fingers crossed Ryan can produce the

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bronze medal ride. It is all about the endurance riders, Joe. It is,

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and interestingly, Great Britain have always been strong in the timed

:10:01.:10:06.

events, but all four medal so far have come from start races. And we

:10:07.:10:15.

are missing our best race, Laura Kenny. Defending champion in scratch

:10:16.:10:19.

racing and omnium but we have had a silver in scratch, gold in the

:10:20.:10:24.

omnium, silver in the men's scratch. I think it sends a good message to

:10:25.:10:28.

the rest of the world that we are not just time trialists and we can

:10:29.:10:33.

win bunch races as well, we have had a brilliant week so far. Laura

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Kenny's big revelation yesterday sitting here was to drop in a line

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about the fact that Jason Kenny might retire. I just went "What?" We

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never thought that would have in thought he was taking a rest but you

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think retirement is in his mind? I think he's being sensible, and he is

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having a proper break. It was a tough four years up to Rio, he

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performed incredibly well, three gold medals, phenomenal, but his

:10:59.:11:03.

life is changing. They are expecting their first child together, it is

:11:04.:11:06.

going to be a really interesting few months and I think he may be wants

:11:07.:11:11.

to let that pass and see how he feels and sometimes you have to wait

:11:12.:11:14.

until you have that real hunger to want to get back out on the track.

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It is a long time until Tokyo but at the same time, if you wait until too

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long, Ryan Owens could come along and established himself as the main

:11:24.:11:27.

sprinter. The team that was here for the team sprint, they are all

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separate to the Rio team, Joe Truman, Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens,

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who potentially could be shouldering their way in as the 18 for the team

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sprint. What are the sort of questions Jason will have to ask

:11:40.:11:42.

himself an answer to make a different decision from you? You

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said you couldn't do it again. I think motivation has to come from

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within. It is easy to say if you have just got one medal, but it is

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not just one medal, one more Olympics, it is a tough ask. Is he

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motivated to go do that? Like Chris has said, now is the time to take

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the break, the downtime and with the changes for him and Laura coming up,

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why not? That is the way forward. Let's head back to the live action,

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here we go for the bronze medal race for the women's individual pursuit,

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Australia against USA. Perfect timing, way they go, the

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bronze medal ride in the women's individual pursuit. Wiasak, world

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champion for the last two years, didn't make it into the final the

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share, up against Kelly Catlin, who is the world champion in the team

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pursuit this year and last year so a real high quality pair. She

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qualified fastest but only by a tenth of a second, so this could be

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a real nailbiter. Wiasak has gone strongly. The handlebars that these

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riders are tilted upwards, all about gaining aerodynamic advantage and

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rolling those shoulders. I think there is unfinished business between

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these two, certainly from Wiasak's point of view, she was part of the

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Australian team that were just pipped to the line in the epic

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women's team pursuit final the other day. Ending up with a silver medal

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there, can she get a measure of revenge against the American here?

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It is close as they move through this opening kilometre, a tenth of a

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second in it, swinging one way or the other. This one will be a fight

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all the way and it will be as much about who has recovered as anything

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else. Just a few hundreds of seconds in it as they come around to finish

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off his opening kilometre. Slightly slower, or just about the same, as

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this morning's opener. So on for more 3:30s, I think. Seven laps to

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go till over the line, less than a tenth of a second between them and

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it has barely changed. Incredible bit of pacing. It would be very hard

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to recreate this kind of pacing, to be honest. They are very, very well

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matched. They are well off the pace of died art, so bronze medal

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position, but will be? Rebecca Wiasak won the bronze medal in her

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first world championship two years ago. She's 32, bit of a late

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developer, but two rainbow jerseys won by her already in her career as

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an individual pursuit rider. It is Catlin has the lead by over two

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tenths of a second. Wiasak had pulled away by this point in the

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previous round, the two K mark. She had a solid lead. But she didn't

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finish as fast as Catlin. Kelly Catlin decided about three years ago

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to put her college studies on hold for a cycling career, put off that

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studying at the University of Minnesota to see if she could get to

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the Olympic Games and World Championships and so far, it is

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proving to be a good choice. Catlin just pulling away now, half a

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second, moving away. She had the momentum on her side. How fast can

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she finish? Wiasak is a fast finisher. She is on a big gear. She

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will have the strength role she is worth, just two laps to go. Now she

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comes over the line, roared on by her coach on the side of the track.

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At the moment, Kelly Catlin is looking good and almost three

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quarters of a second. It looks like the bronze is heading towards the

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United States at the moment, moving out towards more than three quarters

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of a second. That is a lot with a lap to go. It is a 250 metres sprint

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but the USA are set to take the bronze medal in the women's

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individual pursuit through Kelly Catlin. Catlin almost there. About a

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quarter of a lap remaining, into the back straight, up towards the line

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and the bronze medal is hers. Eight tenths of a second between the

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two riders, a hell of a race. Incredibly even paste ride by both

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riders, really close all the way through, decided in the last 2-3

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laps of that race, really. Nicely out of the blocks, not rolling down

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the tracks, good line. You can see the fatigue towards the end. To be

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fair, it has been a busy week, with the team pursuit as well. Two fors

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in this competition rather strange seeing Sarah Hammer in this event,

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isn't it? Yes, five times the world champion in this discipline. But a

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bronze there for the USA as we know prepare for the final itself. The

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race for gold will be on shortly as soon as Kelly Catlin and Rebecca

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Wiasak are of like the track. The countdown has not started yet, but

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both riders are on their bikes and imposition. What about Chloe Dygert,

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you were really impressed by the ride by her today. They did into

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context. The fastest ever end that level, I believe and she was within

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a second of the world record, quite humid, and I am just wondering if we

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may see that record. From Australia, Ashlee Ankudinoff. She won a bronze

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medal in this race before but it was five years ago when the

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championships were held in Melbourne. The final few seconds.

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The women's individual pursuit final gets going here, Ashlee Ankudinoff

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on the right of your screen from Australia against Chloe Dygert from

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the United States, and Dygert really is one of the rising stars of world

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cycling, the junior world road race and trial champion in Richmond in

:18:28.:18:32.

2015. She has already won two world titles, this year and last year, as

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part of the team pursuit scorer for the USA and now she is going for

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some glory on her own. Yes, she went into this final ride with her own

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six and a half second advantage on paper, one of the biggest I think I

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have ever seen. So it should go her way, just a question of how much. A

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fast starter, 1.10 in the previous round when she got so close to that

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world record and I wonder, and we will find out in the next 20 seconds

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or so, whether she is on track. Already a second ahead. She has

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started like a train, Chloe Dygert. Absolutely flying. 1.3 seconds

:19:09.:19:18.

already. Good gear selection as well, nice crouched position, you

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can see this trend, tilting at the hands, which has a rounding effect

:19:23.:19:26.

on the shoulders. Every lap, she is just nipping away a bit more and a

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bit more. Two second away now. Her time for the opening kilometre, and

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there is the Australians. She is still very much in touch. With 6.5

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seconds, even at this level of competition, in a final, if she sees

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that kind of different again she will be starting to get into the

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slipstream of her opponent in the closing stages. If you're speaking

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about records that could help to make all the distance potentially --

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all the difference. Enormously. You start to get a discernible

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difference at this stage. And you mention being in the same straight,

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and indeed she was, albeit briefly. Yes, 3.5 seconds is now the

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difference between these two, and going up all the time. Must be hard

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on the other side of the track from a performer like this. Isn't it

:20:21.:20:23.

amazing to think both of these riders of course went faster than

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the two we have just seen, but the gap is so much bigger between the

:20:28.:20:30.

top two. Chloe Dygert, sailing towards the gold medal here for the

:20:31.:20:36.

United States, briefly in the same straight again as Ashlee Ankudinoff.

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We will not see that world record challenged tonight but it will be

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another superb time, less than a second behind it at the moment. And

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moving swiftly towards her up on it, why it is called the pursuit, about

:20:51.:20:55.

chasing down your opponent and it is not beyond the realms of possibility

:20:56.:20:59.

that she could get close here. Chloe Dygert was the star turn for the

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United States when they beat Australia in the team pursuit final.

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She did a massive turn at the back end of that race, could barely stand

:21:07.:21:10.

up afterwards, but it was worth it of course as soon as she had the

:21:11.:21:14.

gold medal round her neck, but she has recovered

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well and here she is about to add another gold medal. What a wonderful

:21:26.:21:29.

position to be in, to hear the bell, see the opposition and know you are

:21:30.:21:32.

just a lot away from taking the world title. Nothing Ashlee

:21:33.:21:34.

Ankudinoff could do here and I think she knew that at the starting line.

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All things being equal she was riding for second list. Here comes

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Chloe Dygert of the United States of America, the new world champion in

:21:40.:21:41.

the women's individual pursuit and she has won it by a country mile.

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Ashlee Ankudinoff comes up to the line-out to finish, the winning time

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3:24.61, and another gold medal for the USA in Hong Kong. 24, a

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world-class rider. That will be among the fastest ever recorded as

:21:57.:22:02.

well. She must have enjoyed that ride. You never take anything for

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granted, but when you have a 6.5 second advantage surely you can

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enjoy it. You wonder how much better she can become because she is only

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20 years of age, Chloe Dygert. Lots of youngsters kicking around at

:22:16.:22:19.

World Championships. Not just the British developing fantastic talent,

:22:20.:22:25.

some world-class bike riders all over the world and we are really

:22:26.:22:28.

getting the first round to see some of them on the world stage this

:22:29.:22:33.

week. All the countries that held track cycling, it is very good at

:22:34.:22:36.

the moment, vibrant and more than just a couple of dominant nations

:22:37.:22:40.

which I am glad to see because it makes great racing to watch and it

:22:41.:22:42.

means countries will invest in the sport as well. By my reckoning, at

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the last count, 15 different nations have won medals here in Hong Kong in

:22:49.:22:52.

the opening four days of competition, but Chloe Dygert, what

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a masterclass in pursuit, WinZip by a mile, head of Ashlee Ankudinoff.

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There is your new women's pursuit world champion.

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STUDIO: And you have raced against her, Juana browse all, what is the

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key to her power and strength? She is incredibly talented. She was in

:23:12.:23:15.

the team at Rio and came into the squad -- you have raced against,

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Joanna Rowsell. She came into their squad that went and was really key

:23:23.:23:25.

to then turning around the way to Rio. They became world champions in

:23:26.:23:29.

the team pursuit in March, last year in London, then us all the way in

:23:30.:23:38.

Rio. A huge future ahead of her, only 20 years old. She could go down

:23:39.:23:42.

the road racing group, could stay on the track, I guess it depends what

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she wants to do. And that is Sarah Hammer who still holds the record

:23:49.:23:51.

for the women's individual pursuit, but do you think that little

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smile... He's thinking, that is my future gone?

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LAUGHTER Yes, Chloe, but she may break today,

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and she might have had at least one if not two passes of her opponent. I

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would love to have seen her get that world record, which would have been

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especially amazing at sea level because Hammer's record was set at

:24:11.:24:14.

altitude in Mexico on one of the fastest tracks in the world, saw an

:24:15.:24:19.

incredible ride by Chloe, but Katie Archibald, I think also she will be

:24:20.:24:22.

sat in the pits thinking next year I will be back and keep working and I

:24:23.:24:26.

would like to see that on my shoulders. You get very excited

:24:27.:24:29.

watching the women's individual pursuit. Not many people love it,

:24:30.:24:37.

but I do! I think it is a great event because it is a purely

:24:38.:24:39.

physiological event. If you have prepared to the best of your ability

:24:40.:24:42.

and left no stone unturned you will get the result you deserve, no

:24:43.:24:47.

chance of being knocked off by somebody, tactical error. It is

:24:48.:24:55.

purely physical. What you have to be mentally strong as well and deal

:24:56.:24:59.

with that battle in the final if you are not far apart. Well, that is two

:25:00.:25:05.

votes! There you go. And was seeing this last week, I hadn't realised

:25:06.:25:11.

this. Your fitness, even to the extent that walking is something you

:25:12.:25:18.

can avoid. Simon yes, don't stand when you can sit -- yes, don't stand

:25:19.:25:23.

when you can sit or stand when you can lie. You do try to optimise your

:25:24.:25:27.

recovery around your training, so you work hard on the track, the

:25:28.:25:30.

road, the gym, then once that is done it is pretty much trying to

:25:31.:25:35.

rest up and get all those adaptations and games. This is the

:25:36.:25:40.

moment for Ryan Owens because a bronze medal potentially within his

:25:41.:25:43.

grasp. He is up against Ethan Mitchell of New Zealand. These are

:25:44.:25:49.

the finals of the men's sprint, best of the again, and this for the

:25:50.:25:56.

bronze medals. COMMENTATOR: Here we go for Ryan

:25:57.:26:00.

Owens in this bronze medal race, but up against a very experienced

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campaigner in Ethan Mitchell. He has been surprising people throughout

:26:06.:26:07.

this competition to get through, fought hard to try to get into that

:26:08.:26:13.

gold medal ride off, going for the silver medal against Denis Dmitriev,

:26:14.:26:17.

I guess! LAUGHTER

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But within a chance of getting onto the World Championship podium so he

:26:21.:26:23.

has to be pleased simply being here. Remainder, this is a best-of-3 for

:26:24.:26:30.

the bronze medal. Owens has been designated as the man who will lead

:26:31.:26:37.

for the first lap of the race. Perhaps a bit of a snapshot

:26:38.:26:40.

judgment, but you get the feeling he is a better race if he can see his

:26:41.:26:47.

target in front of him. Not quite yet got the absolute essence of the

:26:48.:26:53.

field for this event, riding from the front, about anticipating what

:26:54.:26:59.

needs to be done and exactly when, even before he has seen his

:27:00.:27:02.

opponent. The second lap of the here already. As I say, Mitchell is

:27:03.:27:11.

experienced and will not let him know his plan. Will keep them

:27:12.:27:15.

guessing. Accelerating going up the track. Trying to get him to read

:27:16.:27:19.

out, and he has gone earlier this time. The sprinters are now and

:27:20.:27:24.

Mitchell goes flying past the British rider who has a big gap to

:27:25.:27:27.

try to close it. He is giving everything he has got but that is

:27:28.:27:30.

not causing any time soon and Ethan Mitchell takes the first ride by a

:27:31.:27:37.

considerable distance. 9.9, an incredible time to have posted

:27:38.:27:43.

there. Super-quick. Yes, super-quick, and it was going to be

:27:44.:27:48.

tough to beat. Ryan Goins accelerated well down the back

:27:49.:27:53.

straight but no matter what he did there, it looked like he might have

:27:54.:28:00.

been just out-gassed. Mitchell looked really good there. Sometimes

:28:01.:28:04.

you have to hold up your hands and say, there enough, because Mitchell

:28:05.:28:07.

was really blisteringly fast. A faster time than Dmitriev posted in

:28:08.:28:15.

the spread so far. Ryan Owens has it all to do now to stay within a

:28:16.:28:18.

chance of a bronze medal. He has to win the next race. Which will not be

:28:19.:28:23.

too far away. Not much recovery time for these riders between these

:28:24.:28:28.

races. They try to give them half an hour but all the regulations are

:28:29.:28:33.

worded that they give themselves as much wiggle room as possible. Now,

:28:34.:28:42.

Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands here, hopefully he has a

:28:43.:28:45.

plan. He will need one to try to beat Denis Dmitriev from what we

:28:46.:28:48.

have seen so far. It could actually be a good final between these two.

:28:49.:28:54.

Dmitriev, remainder, has won medals in this event before, in each of the

:28:55.:28:58.

previous four years, but he has never been the champion of the

:28:59.:29:02.

world. That is the big pressure he is under, really, isn't it? He knows

:29:03.:29:08.

this is his chance. He knows his form as here's I am, in the final,

:29:09.:29:13.

and it is his to lose, and that in itself brings its own stresses. But

:29:14.:29:19.

he is not without experience. As they roll away. Dmitriev on the

:29:20.:29:30.

front of Lavreysen, a team sprint silver medal won already on the

:29:31.:29:35.

opening day of the competition here in Hong Kong. Second and third in

:29:36.:29:43.

last year's track championships, National track championships in the

:29:44.:29:47.

Netherlands, so it is not as if he has been winning left, right and

:29:48.:29:50.

centre. Very much rider who is developing all the time. He has

:29:51.:29:56.

certainly come on a bundle this week. Yes, it would be great to see

:29:57.:30:00.

him go for a long one, wouldn't it? I think he is down to that part of

:30:01.:30:03.

the draw, to be honest. Looking for what he can do to throw at Dmitriev,

:30:04.:30:08.

when he is in this kind of form. Who has seen it done once before in

:30:09.:30:20.

this championship. -- we have seen it done once before. Slow, steady

:30:21.:30:26.

build-up here before the race to bursts into life. Just adds to the

:30:27.:30:34.

tension. They play suitable music is well over the tannoy. You can see

:30:35.:30:40.

the exaggeration of body movements, in the upper body, to try and fool

:30:41.:30:45.

your apartment to think you are pushing harder than you are -- fool

:30:46.:30:50.

your opponent. All of these small tricks, psychological pressure on

:30:51.:30:54.

the opponent. Very interested spectator about five feet from hours

:30:55.:31:07.

ourselves, Uchikano. They have left it later, they have hardly started

:31:08.:31:12.

moving, it is not going to be a quick one. Dmitriev on the front but

:31:13.:31:16.

the Dutchman has him in his sights. Dmitri put the pedal down, keeps the

:31:17.:31:22.

Dutch man at bay and it is 1-0 to the Russian rider, Denis Dmitriev

:31:23.:31:27.

lead it from the front and made absolutely sure he stayed there and

:31:28.:31:31.

there was never any doubt about it. He led from the front and didn't

:31:32.:31:34.

really start pushing on until less than a lap to go and still recorded

:31:35.:31:41.

a 10.1 for the last 200m. He looks almost said entry the way he is

:31:42.:31:44.

pulling out the power. So balanced at the moment. Just look at that,

:31:45.:31:51.

virtually nobody movement at all. 10.1 from a quarter of a lap's

:31:52.:31:56.

acceleration, remarkable. You can see the Dutch rider really going for

:31:57.:32:01.

it but just not gaining any ground. He did well, actually, thought he

:32:02.:32:05.

had the better acceleration. The almost started to overlap and then

:32:06.:32:14.

just crumbled under the power. So we have had the first medal rides in

:32:15.:32:18.

both of the sprints for bronze and for gold. It is Ethan Mitchell from

:32:19.:32:22.

New Zealand who has advantage over Ryan Owens in the bronze medal race

:32:23.:32:26.

and Denis Dmitriev from Russia who leads the way in the final itself on

:32:27.:32:31.

in the race for gold, against Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands.

:32:32.:32:35.

CLARE BALDING: this could be a big moment for Demetrio Banyu used to

:32:36.:32:40.

race him. Many times, he has been to the final of World Championships,

:32:41.:32:43.

been an Olympic medallist but never managed to convert it and get that

:32:44.:32:48.

title and I'm sure this is his its best chance until now to become

:32:49.:32:52.

world champion. He is looking so strong, it is hard to see what

:32:53.:32:55.

Lavereysen is going to do, unless he goes for a long one but Demetrio

:32:56.:32:58.

will be watching and will be absolutely on it in terms of being

:32:59.:33:09.

fully vigilant -- Denis Dmitriev. What would you advise Ryan Owens to

:33:10.:33:16.

do differently? If you are going to go slow into the last lap and have

:33:17.:33:19.

less hype than your opponent, you have to have acceleration and

:33:20.:33:23.

Mitchell got a 9.9 for his last 200m, which you don't see very

:33:24.:33:29.

often. That is an absolutely blistering last 200m. Ryan has to

:33:30.:33:35.

have the height or try and just jump him on the acceleration, accelerate

:33:36.:33:38.

before Mitchell. I think next time, he will have to try something

:33:39.:33:42.

special, try and see an opportunity on the inside and pin Mitchell on

:33:43.:33:46.

the fence or go for a long one like you did in the quarterfinals. But be

:33:47.:33:52.

the aggressor? Make the decision first? Yes, it looked there and in

:33:53.:33:56.

the semifinal like he was being dictated to by his opponent, you

:33:57.:34:01.

have to take charge and impose your tactics on the race and in the

:34:02.:34:04.

semifinal and bronze ride up, he hasn't done that. We spoke yesterday

:34:05.:34:12.

about the team behind the scenes and do all the right things with you and

:34:13.:34:16.

the coaching and right by your side. One man missing from these

:34:17.:34:20.

championships is the Britain's sprint coach Justin Grace. He was

:34:21.:34:25.

instrumental in the seven medals won in the Olympics but he was already

:34:26.:34:28.

dealing with a serious illness and shortly after the Games, he had a

:34:29.:34:33.

life-saving liver transplant. He was, in his own right, very good

:34:34.:34:37.

cyclist, competing at Commonwealth Games and 13 times and New Zealand

:34:38.:34:42.

champion. This is just in's story. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with

:34:43.:34:48.

an immune disease called PSC. It affects the bile ducts inside the

:34:49.:34:51.

liver. It was picked up by random blood tests showing that I had this

:34:52.:34:59.

disease and I just kind of cracked on, I didn't really, as a teenager,

:35:00.:35:04.

just chose to effectively ignore it, almost. It didn't really affect my

:35:05.:35:09.

life at all. We were in the World Cup in Colombia in December 2015 and

:35:10.:35:14.

after we had been there a couple of days, I got pretty sick. Yan said to

:35:15.:35:19.

me I had sunstroke from spending too long in the pool and I thought I had

:35:20.:35:24.

eaten something that disagreed with me, but two days later, with fevers

:35:25.:35:27.

and stuff, I started to turn quite yellow and I knew then that

:35:28.:35:32.

something was amiss. Did it start to worry you before Rio that you might

:35:33.:35:37.

not be able to go? I think at that stage, it was the farthest thing

:35:38.:35:41.

from my mind. It wasn't really until Rio started looming closer and I

:35:42.:35:44.

knew my health was still in a bit of a decline that I started to think

:35:45.:35:49.

that I had to be very, very careful about what I was doing myself. That

:35:50.:35:54.

was partly in the duty of care you feel you have the Iraqis can we

:35:55.:35:57.

wanted to be there for them, I guess. It is nice to say you have

:35:58.:36:03.

that athletes that win as a coach, but people get into coaching because

:36:04.:36:08.

they want to help ??DELETE help the athletes. Katy Marchant claims the

:36:09.:36:15.

medal in the women's spring. He is an inspiration and at the Olympics,

:36:16.:36:19.

it was really tough and he does a fantastic job of hiding it. No one

:36:20.:36:25.

knew how seriously ill he wasn't his performance at the Olympic Games, we

:36:26.:36:28.

can appreciate that so much and we will never thank him enough for what

:36:29.:36:35.

he did for us all. It has been a bit of a journey, some ups and downs, as

:36:36.:36:40.

you expect, but generally always progressing up and every week, I

:36:41.:36:43.

feel better than the week before. When I was first told I could start

:36:44.:36:48.

riding on a stationary bike again, Laura and Jason brought around a

:36:49.:36:52.

turbo trainer for me to borrow. Cakes baked by some of the riders as

:36:53.:36:56.

well. It has been really good. Has the transplant affected what you may

:36:57.:36:59.

or may not be able to do in your life going forward? My dreams of

:37:00.:37:07.

rafting down the Amazon with my kids as teenagers will probably have to

:37:08.:37:10.

take a back-seat there. The British transplant Games are at the end of

:37:11.:37:16.

July I am keen to go and have a ride. That is really exciting to me.

:37:17.:37:21.

I didn't feel much like riding my bike for the last couple of years, I

:37:22.:37:26.

was always too exhausted. I want to participate this year and have a

:37:27.:37:29.

proper crack at the European Championships the next year. There

:37:30.:37:34.

is no need for me to consider myself not normal in any respect. I just

:37:35.:37:38.

need to be more aware of looking after myself and just crack on with

:37:39.:37:42.

life and enjoyed to the fullest we can, on our donors. -- and honour

:37:43.:37:50.

our donors. It is amazing he was in Rio at all and amazing that he is

:37:51.:37:55.

thinking to get on bike to compete in the Transplant Games, which are

:37:56.:37:57.

in North Lanarkshire. What an amazing man. He is an incredible man

:37:58.:38:03.

and to keep that from his riders, not wanting to distract them and

:38:04.:38:06.

take focus from their training and preparations for Rio, he kept it

:38:07.:38:11.

quiet. He is very modest, he was on international standard sprinter for

:38:12.:38:15.

New Zealand back in the mid-19 90s, I raced against him for a while, so

:38:16.:38:19.

he has performed incredibly well, knowing he has had this condition

:38:20.:38:24.

for his whole life. And Justin's passion for cycling carries through

:38:25.:38:28.

into the names he has given his daughters. Yes, cadence and madison,

:38:29.:38:32.

lovely girls and they come to the track occasionally to say hi to us.

:38:33.:38:36.

It is always lovely to see them. What do you think he brings? In

:38:37.:38:40.

terms of a coach, you were an endurance rider, what key thinks

:38:41.:38:44.

there's a coach to get to prepare for a major championships? I think a

:38:45.:38:47.

good coach will know how to deal with different riders and different

:38:48.:38:51.

situations. Everyone has different motivations and deals with success

:38:52.:38:54.

and failure differently, but I think the best coaches in the world will

:38:55.:38:58.

know what to say when to their individual riders and judging by

:38:59.:39:02.

Katie's comments in Rio, he that brilliantly. Just going back to what

:39:03.:39:06.

you told me earlier about not being allowed to do certain forms of

:39:07.:39:10.

exercise because they use the wrong muscles, so no walking if possible,

:39:11.:39:13.

no running, what else was not allowed? You took photos of all your

:39:14.:39:19.

food unlogged jewel food. Yes, that was always a popular one. About a

:39:20.:39:26.

week was the maximum I could handle on that, analysing the food you are

:39:27.:39:31.

eating, the calories, the carbs, the protein, so as an athlete, you need

:39:32.:39:34.

to eat a lot of fuel yourself well but a lot of the right things. We

:39:35.:39:39.

used to use an app on our phone to take photos of everything we ate and

:39:40.:39:43.

drank for about a week and then the nutritionist could see what that

:39:44.:39:47.

was, analyse it, say your portions to be, too small, more protein,

:39:48.:39:52.

mortgage, whatever they thought was better. That was better than a food

:39:53.:39:58.

diary, you can write what you want them. You can be creative. How many

:39:59.:40:03.

calories would you consume in a day? I don't know, it was a lot, maybe

:40:04.:40:07.

double what a normal woman would have. A lot to fuel your training

:40:08.:40:11.

and your recovery because you've you don't recover, you won't get the

:40:12.:40:15.

benefits. So protein and carbs are really important to have at their

:40:16.:40:18.

training session. Before bed, so it seeps into your muscles overnight.

:40:19.:40:23.

Always a big breakfast before training. I like my food, it wasn't

:40:24.:40:27.

too much of a challenge for me. When you retire, you have to learn to

:40:28.:40:32.

adjust a so-called normal life. That is the challenge but if you adapt or

:40:33.:40:35.

let yourself be followed by a Rap Attack, that is the best way. Try

:40:36.:40:39.

keep eating the same things you used to eat -- followed by your appetite.

:40:40.:40:43.

Eating the same things used to eat, that is when you gain weight. In the

:40:44.:40:49.

warm downs after the madison, Elinor Barker was drinking fizzy drink,

:40:50.:40:52.

sugary drink. Is that standard, not drinking those sports drinks?

:40:53.:40:56.

Potentially, when you finish an event and you are trying to get your

:40:57.:41:01.

muscles restored, you want a simple sugars, they are absorbed faster, C

:41:02.:41:05.

wouldn't have simple sugars or high glucose drinks during an event but

:41:06.:41:12.

post-racing, high sugar is OK. You also want protein and to get a

:41:13.:41:16.

rehydrated but sometimes, when you are drinking nonstop for days on end

:41:17.:41:20.

and it is a huge volume of liquid you are drinking, you might want

:41:21.:41:23.

something sweet just for the taste of it but you wouldn't drink much.

:41:24.:41:28.

Is there also a sense that you have to learn to usual mind again in

:41:29.:41:32.

terms of making decisions? When you are in the team environment,

:41:33.:41:34.

presumably most things are decided for you and you are regimented? It

:41:35.:41:40.

is a big problem, I think, because if you come straight from school,

:41:41.:41:43.

and the guys are coming into the team at 16, 17 years of age and a

:41:44.:41:47.

know nothing else other than the cycling world and everything can be

:41:48.:41:51.

prescribed for you, this is what you eat, this is how you train, you get

:41:52.:41:55.

a sergeant this time, your bike is fixed for you and I think as a team,

:41:56.:42:00.

we do try to encourage the riders to use their brains and think of

:42:01.:42:07.

themselves and. I know you were doing some studying or other courses

:42:08.:42:10.

outside of your cycling, but for me it was different. I did buy degree

:42:11.:42:13.

and had a bit of a life before I came into cycling full-time and I

:42:14.:42:17.

think that helped our lands and helped me continue until I was 36.

:42:18.:42:21.

The intensity of competition, not just in cycling but that all sports,

:42:22.:42:26.

at a younger age, it doesn't burn athlete out but it can make them

:42:27.:42:29.

consider retirement at an earlier age if they had other things in

:42:30.:42:33.

their life. You can see the benefits of breaks, you can't stay at that

:42:34.:42:37.

intensity for four years in one go. We have the final race in the omnium

:42:38.:42:42.

to come but before we go there, we have the new individual pursuit

:42:43.:42:45.

world champion, Chloe Dygert is with Jill.

:42:46.:42:51.

Very many congratulations, another top podium and another gold medal

:42:52.:42:54.

and a fantastic performance. How much are you enjoying Hong Kong? It

:42:55.:42:59.

is really nice, I was here last year and that was the first time out of

:43:00.:43:02.

the country than me so it is cool to be back in and enjoy everything that

:43:03.:43:06.

I didn't see largely, because I was so stressed. It is really cool to be

:43:07.:43:10.

back and an honour to have two medals. And a phenomenal

:43:11.:43:14.

performance, particularly in the qualifying race. So close to Sarah

:43:15.:43:19.

Hammer's world record. Yeah, it was really special. This morning, Sarah

:43:20.:43:24.

and I, we woke up and I went into her room and we sat and talked then

:43:25.:43:27.

she walked me through the race, so I couldn't do it without her. You are

:43:28.:43:32.

just 20 years old, already three medals at a World Championships. So

:43:33.:43:36.

many young riders coming through this American team, how exciting is

:43:37.:43:41.

it to be a part of it? You know, it is an honour. It really is cool. I

:43:42.:43:45.

love being able to go to a race and seeing someone my age and, oh, let's

:43:46.:43:50.

work together, let's go win! It is special and we are kind of fearless

:43:51.:43:54.

and it is cool. It certainly looks very cool, thank you very much

:43:55.:44:00.

indeed. Thank you so much. Chloe Dygert reacting to her world

:44:01.:44:06.

championship win. So this is the final race in the men's omnium and

:44:07.:44:11.

it is the points race. These are the standings going into it, Albert

:44:12.:44:17.

Torres out in front. You would say looking at that, going down how far

:44:18.:44:26.

could still be intention? Top ten? I think 80 points, you are 30 odd of

:44:27.:44:30.

the lead, you have to gain a lap and score massively so I would say maybe

:44:31.:44:37.

the top eight intention -- contention that anything can happen

:44:38.:44:40.

in a madison. In the Olympics, we saw big changes in the final event

:44:41.:44:44.

of the omnium and everybody... You have nothing to lose if you are not

:44:45.:44:48.

already challenging for a medal, why not go on the attack and gain some

:44:49.:44:52.

laps? You may as well leave it all on the track. I would like to see

:44:53.:44:56.

Chris race aggressively and show us what he has got. Chris Latham is the

:44:57.:45:00.

one British representative in the men's omnium, the points race to

:45:01.:45:11.

come, currently 20th of 21 so he has to make something special to happen

:45:12.:45:14.

but they have 98 laps to do so. Simon and Chris will explain.

:45:15.:45:19.

COMMENTATOR: He must have been listening to Joanna, Clare, because

:45:20.:45:25.

he has gone in front just at the very second she wished him to do

:45:26.:45:30.

that. Chris Latham is in front in this opening race. A bit

:45:31.:45:35.

disappointing for him as they look better in the last one and let's

:45:36.:45:39.

hope he can continue this in this final event, but certainly on the

:45:40.:45:42.

attack early instigating the opening move. He has some company, from

:45:43.:45:53.

Belarus and also the Belgian rider. Latham back in 20th position. This

:45:54.:46:01.

is the tactics of this race. There are those opportunities for those

:46:02.:46:05.

long shots because the riders close to the medals have to watch each

:46:06.:46:10.

other, can't get caught out. It was not the best attack, to be honest,

:46:11.:46:14.

in front of everybody and energy expensive, but good to see him

:46:15.:46:18.

getting stuck in in the early stages with 93 laps still to go. New

:46:19.:46:26.

Zealand are now leading the way. Aaron Gate, a rider I think we can

:46:27.:46:32.

expect to see quite active, instigating some breakaways, on 92

:46:33.:46:40.

points. Yes, the bell for that first five points reward. They are

:46:41.:46:43.

frantically repositioning now. They want some points out of this but

:46:44.:46:48.

also they know the person who wins the first sprint is often exposed to

:46:49.:46:53.

attack. But Gate will take it on. Yes, and Beyer on his wheel, the

:46:54.:46:59.

Italian rider up there as well. Tomas on his and going around the

:47:00.:47:06.

outside is Sajnok from Poland, remember him? Trying to take maximum

:47:07.:47:13.

points and hit max buyer of Germany as they go across. He has a lot of

:47:14.:47:17.

ground to make up, only 18 points at the moment -- Maximillian Beyer. He

:47:18.:47:26.

has to get started early if he wants to get himself and medal here, so

:47:27.:47:31.

aggressive from the off, this one. And a little reminder that the

:47:32.:47:35.

overall leader when we see the pellet on, a little closer than at

:47:36.:47:38.

the moment on your picture, quite easy to spot. Sajnok did take a five

:47:39.:47:45.

points, and the leader is the Spanish rider, Alex Torres, in the

:47:46.:47:49.

yellow and red, the only rider in yellow and red mac. There he is. He

:47:50.:47:55.

has got a little bit of company there. Some wiggle room. Back in

:47:56.:48:03.

ninth position, on 62 points, Casper Pedersen, but if you get yourself a

:48:04.:48:08.

lap, 20 points straightaway. He has had an up and down day, Casper

:48:09.:48:13.

Pedersen, because the officials told him he won the earlier race, which

:48:14.:48:17.

was on the computers and everything but half an hour later they decided

:48:18.:48:20.

they had it wrong, and he wasn't at the front at all. He thought he was

:48:21.:48:24.

leading at the halfway mark but far from it. He is now, that is for

:48:25.:48:30.

sure. Five points from getting any kind of payback for this effort.

:48:31.:48:37.

They are letting him go, and the nature of this race now, the

:48:38.:48:40.

favourites sprinting each other and then you have the ones with nothing

:48:41.:48:44.

to lose going for it so it tends to be a very fast race in this final of

:48:45.:48:51.

the Omnium. Pedersen on 62 points, one down in the standings at the

:48:52.:48:54.

moment in terms of trying to challenge for the podium. Latham

:48:55.:49:02.

trying to go again, but attacking from the front is a little obvious

:49:03.:49:06.

to everybody, but to be honest they may just get hacked off with it in

:49:07.:49:10.

the end and let him go. A little delay, and he is certainly

:49:11.:49:16.

persevering. Pedersen reads, with two laps to go until the sprint.

:49:17.:49:23.

With the main field strung up by them, have a lap down on the Dane at

:49:24.:49:35.

the moment, and Oliveira are leading the main field. Gate's taken the

:49:36.:49:40.

opportunity of everybody swinging off to try to get a few of the main

:49:41.:49:45.

points on offer. The Danish one, if he keeps going and the race goes his

:49:46.:49:48.

way there is still a chance he could gain a lap, and if he has the energy

:49:49.:49:55.

to do so. 1.4 Hong Kong which is what all achieving is about in the

:49:56.:49:59.

background hopefully coming through to you. There are national Omnium

:50:00.:50:06.

champion is on the board for Hong Kong. I think he will make that

:50:07.:50:12.

junction. He will not be alone. He is so close to the back of the

:50:13.:50:15.

pellet or no, he must be really feeling it. Only 40 metres away,

:50:16.:50:20.

unless they really start to pile on the pressure, which the art -- the

:50:21.:50:22.

back of the ... Still pushing hard, but sadly so

:50:23.:50:35.

are those in front of him, Torres the overall leader. Torres has a

:50:36.:50:44.

reasonable lead, eight points. Ahead of Tomas of France, and he has to be

:50:45.:50:49.

very careful because as soon as he starts to chase everybody on the

:50:50.:50:52.

counterattack, and Chris Latham is on the attack again. Pedersen has

:50:53.:50:57.

given up, and is waiting for some help instead of trying to do it on

:50:58.:51:05.

his own. And there is Oliveira and also the rider from Hong Kong. The

:51:06.:51:09.

right decision. He may be close but he was alone. A group behind me and

:51:10.:51:13.

they are saving up energy. He now has a much better chance of making

:51:14.:51:17.

the junction. Has given it perhaps 40 metres but now is in a working

:51:18.:51:21.

group. Certainly not banging his head against the wall in the way he

:51:22.:51:26.

was a minute or so ago. No Aaron Gate will lead them and a little gap

:51:27.:51:31.

back to Oliveira who races on the road as well. Pedersen is holding

:51:32.:51:37.

onto his mule, and the back of that group is the Hong Kong rider in the

:51:38.:51:41.

black and white. The competition is currently being neutralised by this

:51:42.:51:44.

breakaway who will have just a couple laps remaining. Three laps,

:51:45.:51:52.

when they come around this time. Oliveira has the bit between his

:51:53.:51:55.

teeth and in fact all formats of them are working really well

:51:56.:51:59.

together, not giving up, getting closer and closer. They have to

:52:00.:52:04.

choose no. Gate has not filed about this. Close enough to make the

:52:05.:52:07.

junction but if he backs off they can take the points as well. As soon

:52:08.:52:11.

as he draws level with the last rider, going into the points he is

:52:12.:52:16.

not thinking about this, has gone straight through. The Australian

:52:17.:52:23.

leads, and Chris Latham of Great Britain is in third. Albert Torres

:52:24.:52:28.

of Spain in fourth. Benjamin Thomas is now in the lead. A couple of legs

:52:29.:52:35.

leading the Australian, Sam Wellman. He is second over the line and Chris

:52:36.:52:40.

Latham gets a couple of points. -- Sam Welsford. The Australian,

:52:41.:52:45.

interesting are not looking for maximum points. At seventh position

:52:46.:52:51.

he is thinking he needs to make an attack. Looking back, though, they

:52:52.:52:54.

have 20 metres. Not the last we have seen them in this race. He had a

:52:55.:53:00.

look to see whether Tomas fancied it as well and the Frenchman clearly

:53:01.:53:07.

did it. Now another attack. 68 laps to go and Japan is getting involved.

:53:08.:53:12.

They are rider in this race is Imamaru, instigating that attack,

:53:13.:53:16.

but very quickly moving back on the field. It looks like it is the

:53:17.:53:21.

Russian now. A third of the way through this race and it is 35km/h,

:53:22.:53:28.

everybody feeling it. A full day of competition for them, their fourth

:53:29.:53:32.

event, and they have fought all the way. Nobody will be hurting more

:53:33.:53:36.

than Torres has now dropped to second place behind Gate after he

:53:37.:53:40.

has gained that lap, so now Torres has lost that gold medal position.

:53:41.:53:47.

Meanwhile it is the World Championship bronze medallist from

:53:48.:53:49.

the Omnium three years ago of Russia, then Oliveira from Portugal,

:53:50.:53:55.

looking lively in this points race so for, then Sam Welsford who looked

:53:56.:54:00.

strong in the previous elimination race, winning that, but Welsford

:54:01.:54:06.

meanwhile is still in seventh place overall on 89 points, has ground to

:54:07.:54:09.

make it and will be surely looking to make an attack at some point. It

:54:10.:54:14.

is 20 point off the podium position. 30 odd off Urwin Ian Stewart, and

:54:15.:54:19.

they would be very wise to keep an eye on them -- 30 odd off a win

:54:20.:54:25.

here, and they would be wise to keep an eye on him. And now the rally

:54:26.:54:32.

from Kazakhstan, and Aaron Gate tries to close that down

:54:33.:54:39.

straightaway. Gate now in pole position, a clever rider, just

:54:40.:54:43.

inject a little pace but only 20-30 metres before swinging it, will not

:54:44.:54:46.

be caught out over extending himself chasing the line of placed riders.

:54:47.:54:54.

The front racer is now being watched very closely. Gate keeps an eye on

:54:55.:55:01.

Torres and Tomas and if he makes sure no breaks up and he

:55:02.:55:04.

automatically has allies for the chasing, is a very tactical... On

:55:05.:55:09.

the attack, underneath! The officials may have something to say

:55:10.:55:13.

about that. Torres went for it and you know has just one lap to go

:55:14.:55:17.

before the points are on offer now as they take the bell, and Torres

:55:18.:55:21.

caught everyone by surprise there, but the Italian leads the chase. The

:55:22.:55:27.

Netherlands for the line, and they come flying up onto the back wheel

:55:28.:55:29.

of the Spanish rider who just hangs on to take the five points. Consommi

:55:30.:55:35.

lodged a fantastic sprint they are, and that search from a long way out,

:55:36.:55:40.

to see four strong riders with a 40 metre lead. The danger spotted

:55:41.:55:44.

behind but if they can get it together quickly this could be an

:55:45.:55:49.

extremely important move here. And it has! Look, again. Wells -- Sam

:55:50.:55:58.

Welsford spotted it. What a move, if it comes off. The talent at the

:55:59.:56:01.

front of the race at the moment, Consommi is there, Sam Welsford from

:56:02.:56:06.

Australia, and also Szymon Sajnok from Poland.

:56:07.:56:26.

Quick turns and everything now. It they had the legs to get there and

:56:27.:56:30.

Aaron Gate bringing the rest of the field toward them know. Torres had a

:56:31.:56:34.

tough elimination race as well, fought hard and doing it the hard

:56:35.:56:38.

way here, putting himself back into the lead, four points ahead of Aaron

:56:39.:56:42.

Gate but he will have to fight all the way because Gate looks in great

:56:43.:56:47.

shape. He does, on the front of the race at the moment. Consommi there,

:56:48.:56:54.

and Suter from Switzerland as well, the European scratch race champion.

:56:55.:56:59.

He is now at the front, Suter. And the German at this rotten point,

:57:00.:57:06.

beyer -- the german at this point, beyer. yes, he is off the podium

:57:07.:57:13.

just at the moment. thomas is ahead of him in third on 111. suter not

:57:14.:57:17.

gaining much ground here, rolling up the track, and the belgian is also

:57:18.:57:31.

getting involved. and eefting attacked. Welsford with Tomas on his

:57:32.:57:35.

will, hoping the Frenchman continues in his effort so he can join in the

:57:36.:57:48.

back -- Thomas on his wheel. Having to do a lot of chasing to get across

:57:49.:57:54.

and that seems to be what it is. No one is getting an easy ride here.

:57:55.:57:57.

Almost halfway through this race already, the final of four in the

:57:58.:58:03.

newly revamped men's Omnium competition. Remember Katie

:58:04.:58:07.

Archibald won the women's Omnium 24 hours ago and at the end of this

:58:08.:58:10.

race we will know who will be crowned as the new men's champion,

:58:11.:58:14.

the sprint coming up now, Oliveira, a crash at the back end of the field

:58:15.:58:19.

with the Japanese rider, Imamaru. Sam Welsford sprints with Oliveira,

:58:20.:58:30.

a couple of points and there is one... Thomas really got a turn of

:58:31.:58:36.

speed as well and Torres is on the back that I think. The Italian is up

:58:37.:58:44.

into fourth on 98 points, just ahead of Beyer, also on 98. Consonni can

:58:45.:58:52.

also smell the possibility of the next age. Beyer is an interesting

:58:53.:58:57.

one for me, taking this risk riding at the back, which has now forced

:58:58.:59:01.

him to come back across, and I am just wondering if he is waiting for

:59:02.:59:05.

the closing stages. Some classy riders waiting in that fifth two

:59:06.:59:11.

tenth position. As the Japanese rider Imamaru gets pushed back into

:59:12.:59:14.

the race, world junior points champion a couple of years ago, and

:59:15.:59:17.

he will join in at the next time they come past, in a few seconds'

:59:18.:59:24.

time. Simone Consonni on the front at the moment. A little gap back to

:59:25.:59:30.

Chris Latham, in third place at the moment in the line. It has been too

:59:31.:59:34.

active for him, giving himself an opportunity to get into a move.

:59:35.:59:39.

Since that opening move it has been absolutely flat-out, hasn't it?

:59:40.:59:45.

Let's look at that attack by Torres. Oh, well, he actually attacked on

:59:46.:59:48.

the inside of the tracks, so there is probably going to be a price to

:59:49.:59:53.

be paid for that. I think he may have his point is stripped from him.

:59:54.:59:55.

We can just about hear something being announced at the moment...

:59:56.:00:01.

We will keep an eye on the race. You're not allowed to race off the

:00:02.:00:10.

track, you can slide into the rest of the peloton and cause a massive

:00:11.:00:15.

crash. Sam Welsford riding on the front, Aaron Gate still there. Gate

:00:16.:00:23.

has gone again and taken Thomas within. Welsford wanted this to

:00:24.:00:26.

happen but he wanted to be in it and now he has to chase across. I think

:00:27.:00:31.

Welsford is having to do quite a bit of chasing in this race so far. Both

:00:32.:00:36.

him and Aaron Gate are trying to keep the pace high and not let

:00:37.:00:39.

anyone else recover, because they are the best endurance races. Chris

:00:40.:00:47.

Latham getting into this group as well.

:00:48.:00:52.

It is really starting to open up the these riders here now. This is an

:00:53.:01:01.

interesting move. It might be big but they won't mind a few

:01:02.:01:05.

passengers, Thomas and Welsford want to gain that a lap and now they have

:01:06.:01:10.

some help to do it. This is the most dangerous move we have seen develop.

:01:11.:01:13.

Look at the turn of speed from Thomas. The sprint towards the lines

:01:14.:01:18.

such as it wasn't Thomas wanted easily of Aaron Gate. Pedersen,

:01:19.:01:26.

Welsford and lay them in there. That puts the Frenchman back into the

:01:27.:01:32.

lead. But I don't think Aaron Gate can do anything about the sprinting

:01:33.:01:37.

prowess are Thomas at the moment. , Is hoping to go one better than last

:01:38.:01:42.

year in the madison, he won the silver medal 13 months ago and

:01:43.:01:45.

clearly has his heart set on gold here and he is the new leader.

:01:46.:01:57.

Torres is incurred. The danger has been spotted and the other cyclists

:01:58.:02:03.

have had to react, the bunch has exploded but the four chasing riders

:02:04.:02:07.

are coming across to what this is this -- what is this very large

:02:08.:02:10.

front group now. Torres having to do an awful lot of work, having to

:02:11.:02:15.

spend a lot of energy just getting back on terms. Thomas now having

:02:16.:02:18.

something of a break and able to recover before the next sprint. 36

:02:19.:02:27.

laps to go. It is Gate riding on the front. Hong Kong with a Ryder Cup

:02:28.:02:34.

there as well. Thomas stopping to look around, he needs to think about

:02:35.:02:38.

this because he can out sprint gates but he won't out pursuit him. If

:02:39.:02:43.

Gate can get away, he will be a difficult driver to beat. The New

:02:44.:02:51.

Zealander has some ropey. Gate has some advantage and Welsford is the

:02:52.:02:56.

man trying to close it down. Thomas over his handlebars closes down that

:02:57.:03:03.

route. Oliveira looking lively the longer the race goes on. He sees

:03:04.:03:08.

that Pedersen is behind him, with Eefting, but Aaron Gate has really

:03:09.:03:13.

got the bit between his teeth. Thomas has delivered to the lap of

:03:14.:03:16.

the gods, he hasn't got the ability to chase so he has gone back into

:03:17.:03:19.

the groove and said, no, I am not chasing. Torres has gone through it

:03:20.:03:25.

and says you are rather spend or I accept the challenge and he has

:03:26.:03:30.

closed the gap. Only Gate left out in front. Quite a big turn of pace

:03:31.:03:37.

from Consonni. He is chasing for all he's worth. Roy Eefting of the

:03:38.:03:43.

Netherlands is following him. Eefting in the bright orange helmet.

:03:44.:03:47.

Down the back straight they go but Aaron Gate is still ploughing along

:03:48.:03:51.

upfront, trying to claim those five points. If he takes the points on

:03:52.:03:55.

the line here, he will be the new leader ahead of Benjamin Thomas of

:03:56.:04:00.

France. It is incredible, the pacey is maintaining. Welsford is

:04:01.:04:06.

inadvertently changing the shape of this race by pulling a lot of the

:04:07.:04:09.

favourites along, desperately trying to get across. Consonni trying to

:04:10.:04:17.

chip away to get closer to the podium. Will Gate take a rest or go

:04:18.:04:23.

straight past the backmarkers? He needs to keep the pressure on but he

:04:24.:04:25.

has been out there an awful long time on his own, it might not be a

:04:26.:04:30.

very palatable prospect. Doesn't like you will get any help. Talking

:04:31.:04:33.

about Max Bier and why we hadn't seen much of him, it is basically

:04:34.:04:43.

because he hasn't got anything less -- Beyer. Gate has caught the

:04:44.:04:47.

backmarkers and they have made a big train to help the others bridge the

:04:48.:04:49.

gap. He has seen it and realised it is all over. Awesome effort from

:04:50.:04:58.

him. Albacore is, who led at the start of this final race, down into

:04:59.:05:04.

the bronze medal -- Albert Torres. He knows he will not outsprint the

:05:05.:05:11.

Frenchman, Aldo Thomases are likely -- although Thomas is three points

:05:12.:05:20.

behind, Gate needs to be alone to win the title. And it doesn't have

:05:21.:05:24.

much to do it, 26 laps to go Andy May need a hint of a breather for

:05:25.:05:29.

some Casper Pedersen goes off the front once more. Thomas, the New

:05:30.:05:34.

Zealander has laid his hand and Thomas knows exactly what he has got

:05:35.:05:38.

to do, just follow you and outsprint you and I will probably be world

:05:39.:05:46.

champion. I think he will constrain his action to follow the New

:05:47.:05:50.

Zealander. I think Thomas would back himself in that. Aaron Gate is the

:05:51.:05:55.

overall leader of the omnium. He is going out of Pedersen prolonged

:05:56.:06:00.

turns on the front, I don't know. Sure enough, he spins out and so

:06:01.:06:06.

does Thomas. A bit of a waste of energy. A little look behind by the

:06:07.:06:16.

Kazakhstan rider. Pedersen still at the front, looking a bit tired. He

:06:17.:06:23.

will do well to stay in front for the next three laps. Even if he gets

:06:24.:06:29.

a lap, he won't threaten those on the podium, so he will be allowed

:06:30.:06:34.

some leeway. Gate is now struggling. It was the perfect time to attack

:06:35.:06:38.

before because he was in a break with the Frenchman and knew he was

:06:39.:06:41.

spent, the better endurance rider, took the opportunity to keep the

:06:42.:06:46.

pressure on. He must be scratching his head as to wonder what he could

:06:47.:06:50.

do. It might be in the lead but effectively, he will lose this race.

:06:51.:06:57.

Here we go, as they take the bell. Malakhov of Russia at the front,

:06:58.:07:11.

Aaron Gate and Thomas following. Sajnok those on the outside.

:07:12.:07:16.

Benjamin Thomas pushes him on the line and collect the points. Yes,

:07:17.:07:22.

just gets it. So it was Pedersen who took the five points, Thomas takes

:07:23.:07:27.

three, Malakhov to an Aaron Gate one. There is only one point in it

:07:28.:07:35.

now. Down to one point, it must be so frustrating, he has

:07:36.:07:38.

counter-attacked immediately after the Frenchman has gone for the

:07:39.:07:40.

sprint but when you know you have got one man to watch, you can find

:07:41.:07:46.

it from somewhere to get on the wheel. Here comes Welsford, 18 laps

:07:47.:07:52.

in which to try and do something. Tries to instigate an attack, Ivo

:07:53.:07:57.

Oliveira is a willing partner. He can still get on the podium, late in

:07:58.:08:00.

the game, but it is although nothing. He is 694 points but

:08:01.:08:08.

Olivera has plenty of miles on his legs. He got six on the Tour of

:08:09.:08:14.

Algarve already this season. I think at last he has managed to generate

:08:15.:08:18.

the opportunity. A good gap behind, sat up for a second and I don't

:08:19.:08:22.

think they will see him again until he comes back through the ranks.

:08:23.:08:29.

Torres, who is in the bronze medal position, takes it on his shoulders

:08:30.:08:34.

as he has do and it is a searing burst of pace from Torres in the

:08:35.:08:38.

closing stages of this race to try and preserve that bronze medal

:08:39.:08:41.

because he could see it potentially disappearing up the road on the

:08:42.:08:44.

shoulders of the Australian Welsford. What a ride by Torres. He

:08:45.:08:53.

has gone straight past Welsford. I didn't think he had that left in him

:08:54.:08:58.

and it has changed the race behind. Thomas and Aaron Gate have had to

:08:59.:09:04.

react and it might give Aaron Gate another opportunity. Now Thomas

:09:05.:09:13.

brings up that track with Aaron Gate and says I am not going to risk it,

:09:14.:09:18.

I am not to do any of the work, called his bluff and Aaron Gate has

:09:19.:09:23.

crumbled and is doing the chasing, carrying the Frenchman. The

:09:24.:09:26.

Frenchman is not having any of it, Benjamin Thomas, just sticking to

:09:27.:09:30.

his wheel, refusing to move, as Torres ploughs on. He has got

:09:31.:09:36.

Eefting on his wheel, we haven't seen Roy Eefting do much in

:09:37.:09:40.

particular jewel. He is just trying to hang on to the coat-tails of

:09:41.:09:47.

Spaniard. Torres, with 11 laps to go in this race, is looking to scoop up

:09:48.:09:54.

some points. Thomas, very ungentlemanly, sitting on the wheel,

:09:55.:09:58.

not working but now going to go for the points. Within the rules but

:09:59.:10:05.

really pushing it. So Torres comes around with Eefting and gains a lap

:10:06.:10:11.

on the field. Torres says his big effort for the final 18 laps also.

:10:12.:10:18.

Does well to avoid the rider from Hong Kong who has veered at the

:10:19.:10:23.

track in front. Gael Suter runs off the front of the peloton. Torres is

:10:24.:10:29.

not a spent force at all. He is just back in the lead now. Torres Lee did

:10:30.:10:51.

on 138 -- leading on 130th. Speaking quite audacious, seven laps

:10:52.:10:51.

remaining, got himself back into the lead. Have Thomas, who has been

:10:52.:10:52.

using some negative tactics, has slipped down. It has changed again.

:10:53.:11:00.

Torres is now down to third, he was the leader for about 30 seconds.

:11:01.:11:05.

Seven points in it between the three podium places. It is going to be

:11:06.:11:09.

between them, it has to be between them and double points in this last

:11:10.:11:14.

sprint. So it all comes down to the final charge at the line, unless

:11:15.:11:18.

there are riders of the road to mop of those points. What a big finish

:11:19.:11:24.

we have in prosperity and we won't have to wait long to see it, inside

:11:25.:11:30.

the final five laps of the race. Gate has gone again, he has unhedged

:11:31.:11:35.

Thomas but Thomas will claw his way back across. If they finish outside

:11:36.:11:40.

the points, it is whoever finishes Baha'is highest up no matter where

:11:41.:11:43.

they are in the bunch in that final sprint. So we have to watch them

:11:44.:11:46.

even if they are not involved at the front of the peloton. The rider at

:11:47.:11:52.

the front of the races Olivera from Portugal, he is the leader on the

:11:53.:11:56.

track. There are the ten point gone of the road already. Here comes

:11:57.:12:03.

Aaron Gate and his friend Thomas is still glued to his wheel as they go

:12:04.:12:08.

sailing past Chris Latham of Great Britain. Welsford still burying

:12:09.:12:11.

himself on the front of that train as they chase for all they are worth

:12:12.:12:16.

in the closing stages of this race, but Olivera has got almost three

:12:17.:12:21.

quarters of a lap on them now. Disses Antipodean help, you may not

:12:22.:12:26.

be the fastest sprinter but what if I give you a massive lead out. Goes

:12:27.:12:33.

right over the top. They take the bell with Olivera on the front and

:12:34.:12:36.

Thomas sprints away from the others and Aaron Gate overtaken by Casper

:12:37.:12:42.

Pedersen. Pedersen is coming back at the Frenchman. Olivera crosses the

:12:43.:12:47.

line. It comes Thomas. Pedersen beats him to the line. Thomas third

:12:48.:12:51.

over the line. Aaron Gate four. What a finish to the men's points race,

:12:52.:12:57.

what race it was and I think we are looking there at the world champion

:12:58.:13:00.

and the world champion is French and his name is Benjamin Thomas. It was

:13:01.:13:05.

so close. His squeaked home in the end by two points of Aaron Gate --

:13:06.:13:15.

on Aaron Gate. What a raise. Some great riding, Torres fighting back

:13:16.:13:20.

from what looked like nowhere to get himself back and get that bronze

:13:21.:13:24.

medal. Gate did everything he could, he can't sprint as well as the

:13:25.:13:28.

Frenchman. He nearly managed to escape his clutches but Thomas, what

:13:29.:13:33.

a tactician. Benjamin Thomas played his cards perfectly there in the

:13:34.:13:37.

latter stages of that race, as it turned out, but what a burst of pace

:13:38.:13:42.

that he unleashed in that final couple of laps. There was never any

:13:43.:13:46.

chance that Aaron Gate was going to live with Benjamin Thomas in that

:13:47.:13:50.

situation. Pedersen looked as if he was going to overhaul him quite come

:13:51.:13:55.

to be at one point and then finally did on the finishing straight, just

:13:56.:13:59.

metres before they crossed the line. But he was not an overall factor.

:14:00.:14:05.

Olivera first over the line, Pedersen, Thomas third. Gate got

:14:06.:14:12.

just the two points and it wasn't enough, Benjamin Thomas is the world

:14:13.:14:15.

champion, going one better than last year in London when he took the

:14:16.:14:18.

silver medal in the madison. Breathless stuff. It was great to

:14:19.:14:24.

watch, there was some real track Kraft we have just seen and of the

:14:25.:14:29.

top riders there, none of them were tactical, there was nothing they

:14:30.:14:31.

could do, they used their abilities to the best they could and try to

:14:32.:14:35.

counter each other. A real game of strategy. If we played and back and

:14:36.:14:41.

watched it, we could watch it on several different layers. The great

:14:42.:14:46.

bit of bike racing. And in the final race, Chris Latham moved of a couple

:14:47.:14:49.

of places to finish in 18th position in the 21 rider field. Victory,

:14:50.:14:55.

then, for France and for Benjamin Thomas. There is the official

:14:56.:14:58.

confirmation of the result of the final sprint, Olivera ahead of

:14:59.:15:04.

Pedersen at the end and the top two in the overall standings, but there

:15:05.:15:08.

is no doubt that that is the winner, Benjamin Thomas of France.

:15:09.:15:12.

CLARE BALDING: he is and only 21, one of the younger ones involved in

:15:13.:15:16.

the finish but he showed so much experience to give France their

:15:17.:15:18.

first gold medal of the championships. And

:15:19.:15:25.

It was canny, wasn't it, Chris? Very canny. He wouldn't expose a x,

:15:26.:15:36.

wouldn't do that, saving his own legs, and there are no rules against

:15:37.:15:40.

that, it is just tactics -- you wouldn't expose a wheel. As you say,

:15:41.:15:48.

an old guy, but young shoulders. Jimmy Dillian I do me a favour, Alba

:15:49.:15:53.

your favour next ten, an element of that -- if you do me a favour I will

:15:54.:15:57.

do you one next time, an element of that? Yes, but it is a World

:15:58.:16:03.

Championship and you are doing everything you can to win a rainbow

:16:04.:16:08.

jersey, so fair play to him. And it was mentioned earlier on, the spread

:16:09.:16:11.

of nations who have won at these so far. Australia are in front, I ought

:16:12.:16:17.

to stress, but it is good to see the honours being divided? It is good,

:16:18.:16:22.

good for the sport. Obviously we love to see Team GB in a dominant

:16:23.:16:26.

fashion but it is good for the sport to see a spread of titles across

:16:27.:16:29.

different nations, and after all that racing down to the very last

:16:30.:16:33.

sprint it was good to watch. I feel really sorry for Aaron Gate, though.

:16:34.:16:39.

I just felt he was really spending himself the whole time. He left no

:16:40.:16:42.

stone unturned, or they did everything he could, spent every

:16:43.:16:47.

ounce of energy on that, and it was a great race. For all the criticism

:16:48.:16:51.

for this Omnium format it did come down to the last sprint of the last

:16:52.:16:55.

event and I think it was really exciting to watch. An exhausting day

:16:56.:16:59.

for all of them, the new format of the Omnium, all those races in the

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one-day. Coming up shortly, Ryan Goins has to win the second of his

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best in three matches against Ethan Mitchell of New Zealand if he is to

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take the bronze medal in the men's sprint. So what is going through his

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head and what will the coaches be saying to him? He has nothing to

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lose now so I think they will be chatting to him saying, you have to

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take this on your own terms, the tactics, you have to be in control,

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potentially do something a bit unusual and go for a long one,

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surprise his opponent but whatever he does he have to impose his

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tactics to try to dictate and not let Ethan Mitchell choose to do do

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this race. It might not be reactive? No, be proactive, expose the

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weaknesses of your opponent. It sounds easy but it is so tough and

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they will be absolutely exhausted, their legs will be killing them, the

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pain you have in your legs at the end of a full-day's sprinting, it is

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almost an endurance test as well. There he is, Ryan Goins, at his

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first World Championships, trying to win a medal up against Ethan

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Mitchell of New Zealand. Chris and Simon, over to you. This is it. Yes,

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this is it. The one chance to keep his hopes alive and it is coming up

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right now. He has to win to force it to a decider. He has done so well to

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get this far. Can he get on the podium with a medal around his neck?

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I have to say, I have been listening, listening hard to what

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Chris Hoy's CN, quite hard being a commentator having our world

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champion listening to you and seeing if you will get it right a wrong --

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I have been listening hard to what Sir Chris Hoy has been saying, and

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it is quite hard being a commentator having a world champion listening to

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you. Do not react, it seems to be the lesson I have taken away from

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all of this. Let's see if Owens has. Yes, something I have been impressed

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with watching his races here. I think most of the time he has

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definitely had a plan, been proactive, tried to make things

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happen and be as competitive as possible throughout the race even

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when he has not been in the best position at all times and I think

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when one thing has not worked he has been very good at trying to go to

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plan B. This is one of the options we heard discussed, getting pinned

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against the fence, dictate the terms of the race, and that is exactly

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what he is trying to do now. Good to see he is trying to do something.

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Yes, and we have said that from the start of this competition, he has

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got stuck in and looking for ways to win against it. There we are. Or

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coming down to this last lap. Can he stay in front of Ethan Mitchell?

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Mitchell now draws level and goes past Ryan Goins of Great Britain.

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Has Owens got the ability to combat? Not this time, it is not his day.

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Maybe another day will be his, but today it is Ethan Mitchell who is

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just too experienced and a little too quick and takes the bronze medal

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in straight right but Ryan Goins should be proud of fourth place in

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his first World Championship. Nothing he could do about that,

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physically outgunned today -- Ryan Goins should be proud of fourth

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place. Not this year but possibly the hereafter. He can take an awful

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lot from this World Championships. Nothing he could do physically about

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this and it doesn't matter what you throw at them. There was nothing he

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could do. A good week for Ethan Mitchell continues, having won the

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World Championship in the team sprint right at the start of the

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competition on the first day alongside his team-mates. Now he has

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a bronze medal to go with it and he was an Olympic silver medallist in

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Rio, in the team sprint, begin by Great Britain. But today the bronze

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medal is his, and deservedly so. We will now wait for the final itself

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between Denis Dmitriev and Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands.

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Denis Dmitriev was dominant in their first ride. There is confirmation,

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Ethan Mitchell with a good clean sprint, beating Ryan Owens in

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straight fors. Looking relieved I think with that one, desperately

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hoping to get himself into the final and did not quite make it. Getting

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yourself into the final, it is hard to know what more you can do to

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actually try to take the gold medal here, with the form of Denis

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Dmitriev. Denis Dmitriev has finished twice with a silver medal

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in the world spread, in 2014 and 2015, -- 2013 and 2015 and he

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finished with the bronze in 2014 and 2016. He has tonight goes at it. I

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think we will be relief for him if he manages to pull an off after

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coming so close. Has the term, it is yours to lose, be more appropriate

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than right now? As I said, that in itself brings a horrible kind of

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pressure, when you know everything is stacked in your favour. Over to

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you. If he was sitting slightly closer he may have heard you saying

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that, Chris. We are under in this second race in the men's sprint

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final. Two riders at quite opposite ends of their careers. Lavreysen 20

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years of age, one of the bright young stars on the world stage who

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we are seeing for the first time really, and Dmitriev, at 31, as

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Chris was saying, realistically, you do see this as his chance to win the

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world title. Well, Lavreysen in the last round was not giving in easy.

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He certainly had a good go. Almost getting himself on terms but just

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the sheer physical power of Dmitriev at the moment, he has just got the

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bigger engine. But he has a big one himself as well, the Dutchman. Yes,

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I fret. He has ridden a little closer than he needs to the

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Dmitriev. Struggling to find any kind of criticism, but he has left

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it late because he knew he could, and that kind of thinking can lead

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to a bad place and I am sure he will not be complacent in this one. Yes,

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he has been really good so far. A superb series of sprints from Denis

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Dmitriev up until here, and if he pulls this race off he will be the

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world champion and the rainbow jersey will be on his shoulders.

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Trying to take the turns, feeling about the track, not letting him

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know whether he can pass above or below and Dmitriev is happy to do

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it, less than a minute away from finding out whether he will take

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that world title. If it is possible to look relaxed in a World

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Championship final, that is Dmitriev now. He is all over it. Dmitriev

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moves to the front, keeps his BDI on the Dutchman as they take the bell.

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One lap to go, and it is Denis Dmitriev. What can Lavreysen do

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about it? Can he do anything? He is just closing slightly but no,

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Dmitriev will keep him at arm's went here and in straight fors Denis

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Dmitriev from Russia wins the world sprint title, finally the world

:24:24.:24:26.

champion having twice finished second, twice finished third, his

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medal for the fifth year in a row and this year he has landed the big

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one, the big gold medal is his finally. Dmitriev is the king of the

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world. No answer to that at all, is there? And again, 10.1, round the

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bottom, the acceleration, incredible. You have been impressed

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with him, haven't you? When you see some of the strongest riding, I

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think it is reasonable. That kind of power. The Times he is posting, from

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really low speeds, those build-ups, remarkable. I thought the Dutchman,

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into the slipstream here, what he was desperately trying to do... But

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he couldn't even catch him. Amazing. So Dmitriev they are, looking really

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good as he wins this sprint by a mile. Here they are it towards the

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line, the Dutchman unable to do anything about it. Let's go straight

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down to the track centre and Jill Douglas is with Ryan Owens. Well,

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Ryan, I know at this moment you will be bitterly disappointed not to have

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come away with that medal in that sprint, but reflecting on your

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performance as using to be here in the World Championships? Yes, the

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evening. I have not been beaten like that before but I had to work at it.

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-- yes, it was a tough evening. If I thought even a year ago I would get

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fourth in the World Championships I would have taken that. Two years

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ago, I think I was still at school. Not thinking it was even on the

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horizon so, yes, I'm happy, yes. I think in 2008 you watched Chris

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Hoy's efforts as the Olympic Games, inspired you to get on a bike, you

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went to Rio and sadly did not get the chance to compete, but it has

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pushed you on, did it give you that drive to get up to the elite level?

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Yes, I was there as reserve which was a bonus for me at the time. I

:26:33.:26:38.

took everything I could from the experience and it had its definite

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pros and I learned a lot, not the easiest thing. I am a racer and I

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want to race. At that moment when I had to walk up to the stands, it was

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pretty hard, but that has kind of kept me fired up for the last six

:26:52.:26:55.

months, and it is nice to really see it come through at these World

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Championships. Had a good time in the team sprint the other day, but

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that was unfortunate, how it went in the end, but still fifth, so I have

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been quite harsh on myself. I think you are and I think we will see a

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lot more of you and I know your parents are you watching so I will

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let you go and see them, but thank you very much indeed. Thank you.

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Ryan Goins, who finished fourth in the men's sprint. As he said, two

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years ago he was still studying at university. There is the medal table

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then with just one day to go at these Track Cycling World

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Championships. Australia out in front with Russia going well as

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well, Great Britain in fifth place with one gold, two silver and one

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bronze. One of those was won today in the women's madison. The more you

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can watch live coverage from seven o'clock in the morning and he will

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be bringing you highlight at one o'clock tomorrow afternoon and we

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will try to pack everything into that because that final session

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includes the men's madison. That is Hollywood and Mark Stewart in that,

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we have the women's keirin, and... Yes, Callum Skinner. And we have the

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big one tomorrow for Elinor Barker. I think it could be her one

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tomorrow. I think this is probably her favourite event. I think a

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really good chance for her. There could be an absolutely glorious

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finish for a very young team who are, I think, exciting us about the

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future of British cycling. Looking pretty strong out there. More

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coverage from Hong Kong tomorrow, but for now, from all of us, thank

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you for watching.

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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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