Analysis of Saturday's action, including the women's madison, and coverage of Sunday's final session, featuring the women's points race, women's keirin and men's time trial.
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For world champion!
And he finishes with the silver
It's going to be Great
Britain's and it is! For gold!
is quite a special moment.
are the world champions. It's the
United States who claimed the gold
medal. Great Britain finish with the
I really enjoyed being back
with the girls.
Its gold for Italy.
Everything out there on the track
now. Kristina Vogel wins the World
Title again. Custom-built
celebrates, she is the world
champion. Big, big finisher.
been fantastic to race in front of
all of these people.
welcome to the velodrome here at
Apple Don Flynn final day of the
track frankly the World
Championships. The racing is already
underway. Alongside me, Sir Chris
Hoy, who has been enjoying being
back in the velodrome, catching up
with some old friends and looking
forward to a cracking evening of
We have seen records
broken, plenty to get excited about
and break from AGB perspective.
racing is underway. We will kick off
with the women's points race in,
Great Britain's Elinor Barker in
this one as the defending World
Championship. Commentary comes from
Championship. Commentary comes from
COMMENTATOR: Elinor Barker
counterattacking here. Here comes
Barca. Up until now and the first
half of the race, things haven't
been going Elinor Barker's way. She
is the defending champion, she has
got a couple of points but she is
weighed down in terms of the overall
standings and use trying do
something about it.
This is a
beautiful move. She's been doing a
lot of attacking. Kirsten Bard has
been worried about Elinor Barker in
particular. She's been allowed to
slip the net. She is away on her
own. It is a hard, hard right. She's
got a third of a lap's advantage,
she's got the bit between her teeth.
We will be able to see the back of
this group. She can't stay there
long without assistance. We've got
to hope this will continue.
has just gone up the track from the
front. She didn't want to chase.
Hanna Solovey from the Ukraine has
decided she will take up the chase.
The Lennard Taylor going around,
Hanna Solovey as well. Stenberg of
Norway and Kirsten Wild, nodding
towards full entry. She is saying,
the pair of us work together here.
Both of them trying to inject pace.
They are all swinging up. Nobody
wants to play. Elinor Barker takes
the bell. She's going to get some
points out of this for sure. Whether
she can gain the laptop might she's
really hurting, the speed is Ruzza
The five points are
on offer over the line, she's got
the points, can she keep it going?
The chase hots up behind her. It was
a battle between Andrea Waldis of
Switzerland and entry to your
pattern of fear of Switzerland. --
and Lydiate the past. Barbara is up
into fourth overall.
are doing their bit to keep the
pace. Plenty of respect for Elinor
Barker. She might be out by Ron
Howard on, but they sense the
danger, they know they can't let her
have that opportunity. It is so hard
against this large group. I don't
think she will take them up.
see how much this is hurting. And
now the big favourites have
responded. They haven't allowed her
to get away. She tries to catch her
breath, if that's possible in a race
like this, with 38 laps to go.
is a wise thing to do, despite
having a lead, she has chosen to
split up. She is two points off that
bronze medal now.
Kirsten Wild has
already won two gold medals here.
Valente and Paternoster both on
nine. Barker is on seven. Just two
points off the podium at the moment.
The latest attack comes here from
cash a puff of stuff from Poland.
She does dope and up a little gap --
Katarzyna Pawlowska. She is another
dangerous cyclist, they cannot allow
her to get away. Pawlowska is a
three-time World champion, including
when this was held in London.
breakaway is dangerous here. Anybody
taking a lap would go into the lead,
it's been so spread around at the
moment. It's a very difficult
tactical situation that Kirsten Wild
is in. Paternoster is also an three
points. We haven't spoken about her
because she is so well hidden.
Belgian athlete is involved. Just in
the front of that group, John Miller
latter two were from the Czech
Republic. -- Jarmila Machacova. She
is a former world champion.
hasn't quite got the top end speed,
she spends a lot of time dragging
other people around the track but
doesn't make the breakaway herself.
Pawlowska's attack has been
neutralised and she has used up a
little bit of energy. As we look
back at Kirsten Wild, that is the
Minister of Jasmin Duehring's bikes,
the Canadian. -- that is to the rear
of Jasmin Duehring's bike.
and Wild lining themselves up,
Pawlowska as well. All three of
Kirsten Wild is in second
place. Down the back straight they
go. A burst of speed from Kirsten
Wild. Jennifer Valente from the
United States tries to follow.
Jasmin Duehring resisting. But
Kirsten Wild is first. Valente is
third. Paternoster of Italy in full.
Lydia Gurley from Ireland just out
of the points that time.
is forming. It is being contested by
a sprint. Nobody is allowed to gain
a lap. And these three are proving
themselves the most consistent
sprinters in the last third of this
Kirsten Wild is in the form of
her life, she has every chance of
claiming a hat-trick of gold medals.
I think she was shocked after the
Madderson performance. She thought
it was theirs to lose. To an extent,
we all did. She just couldn't best
the British in the sprints. But she
is doing it here.
Lydia Gurley from
Ireland in this little breakaway.
There is the overall situation,
seven of the ten sprints in the bag.
Kirsten Wild leading Jennifer
Valente of the United States.
Paternoster just two points ahead of
But they are really
breakaway. They have found
themselves having slipped off
bronze. It's like the impetus has
gone out, they don't have the heart
to do the chasing. All probably the
legs. The top riders keeps rolling
through quickly, they have got a
Barker is not
in this group. Valente, Wild, the
Russian rider is Badykova. Arreola
in the red of Mexico. Paternoster
and Valente. A very, very dangerous
Confident that Wild is
happy to do some pacemaking, keep
the pace high and keep everybody in
check. It is largely her that has
kept everybody together.
quarters of the way through the
race. The Dutch going to claim
another gold medal? Arreola has Juan
Mata couple of silver medals in the
World Championships in Minsk back in
2013. -- has won a couple of gold
Jasmin Duehring has ridden
with some heart. She has had a few
goes to stir things up but was never
allowed any room to manoeuvre, but
she certainly had a go. Elinor
Barker did that one big potentially
race winning move but is paying the
price at the moment, still trying to
recover. She could get another
chance as it comes back together.
Interesting to know how much she's
been affected by that fall a couple
of days ago, it was quite a hefty
It was a bit of a bashing,
wasn't it? You can see that Wild and
Valente riding, they've been
inseparable for the last few laps,
just following new job. Wild knows
that she's the one person who she's
got to keep an eye on. Paternoster
has shown she is weaker than those
two in the sprints. I think they
will get the bell as they come
around this time.
Paternoster is a
really good talent from Italy. Just
18 years of age and mixing it up the
top end here at this World
Championships and two medals already
in Apeldoorn. Jasmin Duehring bleeds
for Canada, but Kirsten Wild comes
scooting up towards her, and
presumably straight pars Tahir, as
they go into the finishing straight.
A lovely sprint and beautifully
timed. Gliding over the line in
first place to take maximum points
and pad out her lead further over
the American Jennifer Valente.
Getting better and better and better
as this race goes on. So, Wild, the
land take a Jasmin Duehring...
Suddenly she's got a ten point lead
-- while, Valente. She senses the
victory inside the last 20 laps. The
last one double points, of course.
We've still got 15 points outside of
a lap game.
Inching towards that hat-trick of
world titles this week, Kirsten
Wild. It's absolutely packed here
inside the Omnisport Serena in
Apeldoorn. -- the Omnisport arena.
Badykova of Russia.
of frustration now. There's nothing
she can do. She's not sprinting
Battambang Kirsten Wild. There's no
way she will be allowed to escape.
She has had a pretty good week
herself. She was part of the squad
that won the gold, beating the Great
Britain in the final.
She will come
away with her reward, that's for
sure stop right Valente is from San
Diego in California, she is 23 years
of age. Jasmin Duehring is now equal
third with Paternoster. I sense the
Canadian is bearing better in the
closing stages of this race.
got much more experience, hasn't
She's also in this break, which
is help. White Paternoster stuck in
the second group on the track, as a
Elinor Barker goes to the front.
has a look and see if she can begin
to do something about closing that
Arreola on the front, from Mexico.
Four laps to go until the next
This group was not found its
rhythm now, and it's not slowing
down, there's not enough firepower
behind to close the gap. They keep
trying. In fits and spurts.
leading group still have a decent
lead, less than half a lap.
Charlotte Becker the latest to try
and close the gaps.
They will get
the bell next time. Again, Wild
lining up for the sprint. Quite
happy with the composition of this
group. It's going to swell to nine.
Charlotte Becker and Valdes of
Switzerland are going to join that
front group, they've managed to
bridge the gap, as they hear the
bell for the next sprint. Arreola on
the front for Mexico. Maybe not for
long,. Valente is trying to take it
to Kirsten Wild. The first two are
going to sprint it out. There's only
one winner when they go head-to-head
and she's wearing orange, it's
The confidence to
leave it late, waiting until Valente
got alongside and just exhilarating,
there was nothing that the American
could do. She is class of the field
today, Kirsten Wild.
at finishing second in the Madison I
think will be long forgotten in a
few minutes, because at the moment,
she's headed into that World Title.
It is slipping away for a Elinor
Jasmin Duehring has been a
bit distant, fighting to get back on
terms. She's in the bronze medal
position, but in equal points with
Paternoster. All she has to do is to
finish higher up and she will be
awarded the Bronze.
There is every
chance they are going to gain a lap,
shortly. Valente comes around and
Kirsten Wild not far away.
Denmark represented by Trine
Schmidt. They do make the junction.
They gained a lap on the rest of the
Wild can now celebrate, she
doesn't need to score any points she
just has too not let anybody gain a
lap. Six laps as they come around
this time, that's not going to
What a nice feeling to know
that you only have six laps to go on
the gold medal is already in your
bag, you can just ride around in the
We haven't seen that,
actually, this Championship. It's
always been going down right to the
last, only the bronze medal, but
even that now is secured with that
Sofia Arreola moves clear.
And followed here by Hanna Solovey.
Ganna Solovei up to Arreola's wheel,
five laps to go. For laps to go over
the line this time. Hanna Solovey on
the lap for the Ukraine. Kirsten
Wild wants to finish this in style.
She is lining up and slowly winding
up. It is one minute of racing left
between her and the World Title.
She's thinking about the sprint, but
probably realised she never likes...
It is still Arreola and Solovei. She
may take a back and watch it from
the middle of the pack. Valente
knows, well, she is not home and
dry. Duehring is seven points
behind. She needs to be a little bit
Into the last couple of
laps. It is still Solovei and
Arreola. I do not think they will be
the first two at the end of this
race. Jennifer Valente leads the
chase. She is close the gap. Kirsten
Wild knows she does not need to
sprint. Julien Duval in the pale
blue skin shade of Belgium comes
into the finishing straight. --
D'Hoore. Perfectly timed by D'Hoore.
Actually, all eyes are on Kirsten
Wild. She did not need to sprint at
the end of this race. She was so
good, it was signed, sealed and
delivered before the end. She could
savour the moment with about half a
dozen laps to go. Incredibly, 35,
Wild is enjoying the form of her
life. She has won three gold medals
and the silver medal at her Romuald
it. She was bested in the earlier
sprint by Valente but the pattern
was not to continue. She got better
and better as the race went on. She
was able to enjoy the last quarter
of the race because she knew she was
in control. She was riding with more
confidence, leaving Adelaide for the
sprints, she knew that she had the
better of everyone on the track.
What a performance from Kirsten
Wild. They used her picture quite
prominently on the advertising
all-arounder city ahead of these
What a wise decision.
It was. I enjoyed watching Jasmin
Duehring as well. She just plugged
away, looking to try and escape, and
accumulated enough points and find
yourself in the last move.
the bronze medal. They have a song
that the Dutch keep playing every
time they do well. You can probably
hear it in the background. The whole
building shapes to its foundations
with the volume and everyone joining
It will be infiltrating our
dreams for some time to come.
Kirsten Wild's they once again.
Elinor Barker did everything she
could. She finishes in 12th place in
the end, with seven points. The
world title disappearing from her
shoulders, going to Kirsten Wild.
She is becoming a very regular
visitor to the podium here this
week. The home crowd have certainly
got what they came to see. They
might not be done yet today with
some of the racing still to come.
Look at that. She left that until
there was half a lap to go, and she
went, I will take this one.
Fantastic. Kirsten Wild had the
strength in the sprints to make sure
that Valente could not get ahead of
her. I think even she cannot quite
believe that she has done it yet
again. Three gold medals for Kirsten
Wild of the Netherlands. A few days
that she will never forget. Although
she has had World Championship
success on the track in the past,
primarily, for most of her career,
she has been known for her
performances on the road. She has
been the star of these
championships. The women points
race, one by Kirsten Wild.
That is the ninth World Championship
medal for Duehring. In 12th place,
last year's champion, Elinor Barker
of Great Britain.
last year's champion, Elinor Barker
of Great Britain.
What a versatile by greater Kirsten
Wild is. She has delighted as crowd
What a fantastic
Outstanding. We have
Elinor Barker. She finished in 12th
place. You had a good stab at
defending that title, but became
built form that Kirsten Wild has
been in, no one would beat her
I do not think so. She is an
incredible form. I think that was
probably the best run of races I
have seen in a long time.
Congratulations to her. Are you
feeling? You had a bad crash in the
omnium which meant you missed out in
the madison yesterday. Are you
Not myself. I have not felt
like myself for a while. Something
needs to change in training. Race
strategies, I am not sure. I did not
feel myself going into it. I tried
to kid myself that I could get a
lap, but I would have needed luck.
You animated the race and give it a
good go. You go back with a silver
medal from the team pursuit.
something close to your heart and
really special? Yes, that was
special, it exceeded my
expectations, is specially
considering how I knew I felt. I am
a long way from my best. I was a
little bit worried about trying to
keep up with Katie Archibald, to be
honest. I just about managed. I do
not think there is much we could
have change to have one. We could
have changed a few things to get a
better time, but the Americans were
We have to be happy with
the silver. The Commonwealth Games
looming large. To be riding for
Wales and the Commonwealth Games
will be special?
Yes. I will be
racing next weekend for Wiggle Honda
on the road, and after that, a
little block of ratios in Europe,
and Denos Kilmarnock. Quite busy.
wish all the best. Good luck in the
Gold Coast. Elinor Barker,
disappointed. She says she has to
change a few things, but she has
come here and give it a good stand.
She had a bad crash in the omnium
earlier in the week.
She did. You
cannot underestimate the impact of
that. Immediately after a crash you
can jump back up and get on your
bike, but it was a bad crash. A few
days later you start to feel it, you
get stiff and sore.
This was it. She
went a long way down the track.
is the worst way to do it, it
because if you fall to the right, it
is not as far distance to fall. She
fell all the way down. I was
surprised she did not break her
collar bone and get concussion.
Remarkable she got back into the
race and that she's even racing
today. Credit to her. She's clearly
disappointed, but in many ways, it
is good for her to have these drops
in the four-year cycle. I know she
wants to win world titles, everyone
talks about the Olympics, but this
will give her an incentive.
make things up. Here we have a
triple world champion, Kirsten Wild.
What a remarkable work
You look like you enjoy that. Yes,
especially the last ten laps after
the spring, I knew I had enough
points, but still I was counting,
hoping I did not miscalculate. I saw
the coach with a big smile and I
thought, it is in the pocket.
thought the roof was going to come
of the velodrome. It has been a
of the velodrome. It has been a
special week. We wondered if you had
the legs for another big effort
coming into this race.
You in the
form of your life? I do not know. I
feel really good. I have trained
well this winter. I had nothing in
my way, so I could do everything I
It works really well. This
is obviously a big goal for you this
year. Knowing the World
Championships were coming to
Apeldoorn, you must have known what
it would mean to the Netherlands to
get some great performances? I did
not understand the question. This
was a big target for you, because of
the World Championships being in the
Last year they
announced a location. A big red
marker, this was my goal.
done ever so well. You have
done ever so well. You have
entertained the crowd. Thank you
very much. A triple world champion,
and the silver medal as well. What
Outstanding, head and shoulders
above the rest, no sign of weakness.
She could win the spring, she could
gain laps, she had everything
This is what else we have
coming up this afternoon.
Australia's Matthew Glaetzer will be
the man to beat in the kilometre
time trial after clocking the only
two sub one minute times at sea
level earlier this season. We look
back at an exciting men's points
race with Britain's Mark Stewart
hoping to mix it with four-time
world champion in this event,
Cameron Meyer from Australia.
Kristina Vogel, the defending
champion, aims for a hat-trick of
world titles in the keirin. And
after its world champion debut last
year, Katie Archibald and Emily
Nelson were hoping to improve on
Great Britain's silver medal
performance in the popular women's
madison. Plenty to look forward to
in the next hour or so. Next we
concentrate on the men's individual
sprint from last night. Great
Britain has enjoyed significant
success in this event, thanks to
this fellow in Jason Kenny, but it
is a new kid on the block. We will
see him in action shortly. These are
the medal races.
The bronze medal race, the
best-of-3. Vigier against Levy.
The bronze medal race, the
best-of-3. Vigier against Levy.
is a steady start.
The concentration on his face. Levy
has decided he wants the speed, to
go up, so years preaching this race
from the back, gaining height and
speed, forcing the Frenchman to
follow suit if he wants to remain in
poll position. A little bit of a
flake, intimidation tactics.
opened the door for the German. He
walked straight through it. Max Levy
is in pole position in this first
race for the bronze medal. Vigier
will not give up without a fight.
Vigier has the strength to come back
at Levy. Neck and neck in the
finishing straight. What the sprint.
Vigier gets it on the line. He did
but it was closer than I thought it
would be in the back straight. His
turn of speed was good, you got
himself on terms, at Levy did not
die. Vigier is one up.
The World Championship final under
way. Great Britain against
Australia. Jack Carlin, one of the
new generation of British sprinters.
Starting Matthew Glaetzer from
Australia. Glaetzer not hanging
around. He will try to control this
one, the way he did with Vigier. He
is just accelerating all the time.
You can see the advert Carlin is
driving at. Glaetzer makes it look
effortless. A very clever bit of
riding. If you have got the legs for
Carlin going up to get a little
bit of height into the last laugh.
Now the sprint is on. Look at Carlin
go. Tremendous pace. Trying to draw
level with Glaetzer. Carlin coming
at him but he cannot get past.
Glaetzer wins by half by Glenn. With
three quarters of a lap to go, he
was not sucked in by the Australian
and he kept his cool and decide.
Suddenly he had the slipstream to
run it. He made good use of the ten
metres. It was good tactical riding,
regardless of the outcome.
race. It has gone to Matthew
The first race between these two was
a really good one. We should
probably talk about this one.
Perhaps. Max Levy was in a great
position, but in the end, Vigier
fought back superbly.
He did, he
rode it very well. This is going to
be the most unknown of the
competition. The competition for the
medals. Levy wants to keep that
front position once again, keeping
the speed high. Two laps to go.
Already commencing the wind-up.
seeing if he can get some distance.
Vigier had a look for rim on the
inside. He comes up onto the
shoulder of the German very quickly.
Has he got the legs to get clear? He
has, he is beyond one bike length. A
little daylight. It is close. Vigier
takes a bronze medal in straight
He came down inside the
sprinters line. It was occupied. But
he did not impede the German's
progress, so I think that was just a
bit of a wobble.
A strong finish to
the competition from Sebastien
put the Euro pop on, I'm sure that
the riders love that! Carling
Got to keep going at walking pace.
I hope somebody's told him. Use
walking pace. I presume it's the
A steady shuffle, really,
isn't it was white it's quite a
brisk stroll. As soon as he gets a
cross that line, he can choose
stop. But he doesn't really care!
He's a big bloke, and he's got a
Well, then. He's going to
try and put him off his stride. He's
not letting him have his own way.
Pinned up against the wall to the
Aggressive ride by the young Brit,
keeping him lapped all the time, so
Matthew Glaetzer has only one
option. The battle is on! Oh, he's
kept him high. Can he go down the
Oh, the race is
really on. A great start from
Carling, fighting all the way,
fighting as hard as he can. But fair
play to Matthew Glaetzer, he
prevailed in the end of a tremendous
sprint. That was really aggressive
from Jack Carlin, superb. He did
everything he possibly could. He
took Matthew Glaetzer all the way
into that final. But Glaetzer was
the class of the field in the end.
He managed to win. But not before he
was given a proper race both times.
But for the first time in his
career, Matthew Glaetzer is the
sprint champion of the world. But I
think we're going to be hearing a
lot more about they're in the years
to come -- that man there in the
years to come if he can back up his
excellent performance in Apeldoorn.
years to come if he can back up his
excellent performance in Apeldoorn.
I'm delighted to say that young Jack
Carlin is with us now. We are going
to have a chat about dropped from an
St Juste moment. Before that, we
will go to the live action. It is
St Juste moment. Before that, we
will go to the live action. It is
them final heats of the men's
individual one kilometre time trial.
COMMENTATOR: Here is the first of
them. The French athlete, who won
the silver medal last year, Quentin
Lafargue. The time to beat so far is
one minute point 462 seconds, set by
Eric Cable of Germany. -- Eric
Engler of Germany.
Now he is digging
deep, two tenths the drift. Can he
do anything about it?
The last two
years he has got closer and closer
to the World Title, with a bronze
and silver. Can he take that one
final step to the top of the podium
this time around was Mac this event
really hurts, despite the fact it is
a short one, lasting just a minute.
He takes the bell.
close, but he too has
close, but he too has hit the wall.
He is pushing hard. It's going to be
close. The mentor might carry him
Here he comes, just a
few revolution. It is the fastest
time. 1.407, we have a new leader
with just three riders still to
Hundreds of the second is
often how this event is one and
lost. He was within a fraction of
the second of his time earlier
today, that's consistency for you.
Fantastic line, really smooth. The
front disc will really helps,
hitting the air I decide, channels
you forwards and helps to smooth
Earlier they had to whip
let down to eight, the eight that we
are watching now. The three to come
all went under one minute. Can you
explain to non-cycling fans how
extraordinary that is?
extraordinary, it's very quick. I
mean, we've seen it once before, and
then suddenly in the qualifying
round we get three. What a shame it
wasn't a straight final. Now we know
what's coming. It's almost like
we've read the last page, really.
say we've seen it once before.
only difference is, I think things
could change around here. Theo Bos
could take the title here. I think
that might be the case.
be impressive if he did. He hasn't
been world champion for 11 years
now, the 34-year-old. Five times
he's won a gold medal at the World
Championships, all in the mid-2000s.
18.05 is his opener, only good
enough for sixth place. But his
injury time on the road, he finished
incredibly quickly. So will his
Solid ride. It's not
about the start for him, it's
staying in touch over this opening
lap. It's the back-end of this race
where he really shines. He can bring
it home. And he's started quick.
Already nearly two tenths up. Can he
beat his time of this morning?
what a start from the own boss. Just
over a quarter of the way through
it. The stadium is packed. They are
all more ring the Dutchman on here.
Now, I think we can see another
minute ride here. He's in the lead,
not by much. You can see the
difference in style, the lower gear.
And the injuries element to his
What's he got left as he
takes the bell? It's the slenderest
of Leeds, possible now. Can he keep
on top of the gear, can he keep it
going? Can he set the fastest time?
Can he rolled back the years here?
Yes, he can. He has gone under one
minute! 59.95! Theo Bos from the
Netherlands leads in the men's
kilometre final with only two to go.
Well, that was great staff.
going to take some beating, going
under a minute in a single day
twice, what a repeat performance.
So, we will expect the next two
riders to be significantly quicker
than him early on, but will they be
able to finish like that?
That was a
big final 200m also. He doesn't die
off. They are all dying off, but he
a lot less than the others.
quite sure if he looked displeased
with that. He certainly looks to be
suffering, it doesn't look to be
pleasant, does it? But the crowd
appreciative. What a place to post a
performance like that.
He is down in
second place again already, what
not. Here is Matthew Glaetzer from
South Australia, the new sprint
I've been talking about
this before. He used an enormous
gear, and it cost him. His opening
lap was only good enough for 16th
today, and incredibly slow start
giving his finishing speed. He too
went faster and faster as the race
went on. Now, if he's changed his
gear to just quit enough, I think he
can be the person to take this now
is Goldust quick enough.
will be breathing heavily and
sitting nervy -- nervously, I think.
Any one of these three could take
the World Title. Theo Bos is
guaranteed a medal after his right,
but what colour will it be?
the World Title is potentially one
minute and five seconds away. Uses
the length of his body to throw his
weight forward. Look at the ocean as
well as the power going into this
ride. It's certainly not pretty, but
there is a man just lifting weights
and just happens to be on a bicycle.
I'm surprised there's anything
strong enough to actually help him.
Half a second down in the first half
lap. He's stayed with that big gear.
But no panic, because he's going to
get quicker and quicker. And look
how small he can make
how small he can make himself, it's
incredible. He is now coming back.
The Dutch crowd is sitting rather
nervously at the halfway mark, just
over two tenths of a second, outside
the fastest time.
He is going with
the big gear style and it's paying
off. He's holding level, he's not
making inroads. 0.2 of a second. The
most aerial of all contenders.
final lap four Matthew Glaetzer,
what's he got left in the tank? Has
he got enough to carry himself into
the gold-medal position? He might
do, he just edges ahead, three
quarters of the way, up to the line,
59.745 from Matthew Glaetzer of
Australia. That's sensational
Well, only one man has gone
faster than that, and he's about to
take to the track.
take to the track. He got 59.5, but
can he do it again? I'm surprised
that Matthew Glaetzer stayed with
the big year tactic. He's stayed in
touch with the opening laps but big
gear. He didn't look of double and
didn't enjoy it, that's for sure.
That what he looked like at the
start, never mind the finished
document look how small, he looks
like a pursuit. He gets himself so
small, barely stayed on the track.
Disappointment for the boss. That
Lee didn't last very long. But he
couldn't have done any more on the
date -- disappointment for Theo Bos.
Matthew Glaetzer has waited a long
time for an individual World
Championship gold medal. He knows,
maybe two will come along at once?
But this man could put the Dutchman
back on top of the podium.
back on top of the podium.
Matthew Glaetzer, he posted the
fastest time by a huge amount,
Jeffrey Hoogland. 17.3 was his
opening lap. In his opening lap, he
was more than one second and a half
in front of Matthew Glaetzer. He
paid heavily for that. His final lap
was only tenth position. So, we can
expect an explosive start in every
Is get out quick and try and
hang on is the plan for him.
Wow, momentum, timing, and you can
see somebody totally in his element
with his opening lap. It belies the
speed that he's going, he's so, so
smooth here. He is 1.2 seconds up on
half a lap, I don't think I've ever
seen that before.
unbelievable, the way he's just
attacking this race.
this morning, slightly faster
against opt out so much --.
the gate like a greyhound. Can he
hang on for the gold-medal? The
crowd up on their feet in Apeldoorn.
Two seconds. It's hard to believe he
could possibly lose this title with
a Libra that, but the pain is
250 metres to go to the
World Championship title. It's a
massive lead at the start of his
final lap and the crowd going to try
and draw him home. Jeffrey Hoogland
from the Netherlands. I think he's
going to do it but he's tying up a
bit now. Has he got enough left?
Yes, he has! 59.459, the gold goes
to the Netherlands, and Jeffrey
Hoogland, the best was saved till
Unbelievably consistent ride
by all three riders. He was the one
that knew that he had to but in the
time of his life to do that right.
That was incredible, watching that.
How they deal with the pressure of
knowing what has to be done.
race! It tends to build to a
crescendo at the end, going in
ascending order. It was always a
great race to watch in the Olympic
Games. Partly because of that, the
spectacle of it getting faster and
faster. It's out of the Olympic
programme now, but as you can see
today, it still provides pure
You know, looking
at his bike and the setup, there's
more to come. I mean, they are
travelling, well, over 60 Ks per
hour. A standing start of 70 Ks per
hour, there's still more to do.
has only happened twice before, that
was one person who had managed to do
it ever. Here comes that tune again!
That special riding, you can see the
handlebars. This is standard,
off-the-shelf. You could go into a
shot and buy that stuff. It beggars
belief, to be honest.
I don't think
I'm going to do the K-1, to be
honest, it looks tough enough!
not ready to celebrate yet, he's
wondering whether he's going to
throw up! Here is confirmation of
the result. Jeffrey Hoogland is the
winner. Silver for Australia and
Matthew Glaetzer. And Theo Bos for
the claiming bronze. -- for the
Netherlands claiming bronze.
the claiming bronze. -- for the
Netherlands claiming bronze.
STUDIO: The Dutch song is being sung
around the velodrome. They are very
happy home crowd. Chris Hoy, just to
put that into context, up until
today, one man had ridden a sub
minute kilo at sea level, that was
Matthew Glaetzer. He did it twice
and then in qualifying we saw three,
and now we've seen another three.
It's hard to emphasise how
impressive that was, from all three
of the riders on the podium. Matthew
Glaetzer was on a different level
than everybody else coming into
these Championships. Nobody really
thought Hoogland would be in with a
fat so much out. Theo Bos -- would
be in with a shout. This track
traditionally isn't that fast. It is
Glaetzer uses a massive gear. 124
inches. The start was so slow. He
had so much to do, but he built up
its speed and held on really well.
You can see his position is
exceptionally good aerodynamically.
I have to say, Hoogland has just
come off the track in collapsed
along from us in the mixed zone. He
is in the people position. You know
exactly what that pain might feel
Well done. Yes, I do not know
how much pain he is in because I
have never gone that far at the
start of a kilo. He went off at
17.3, that his team sprint pace, on
a 112 inch gear. The amount of
lactic acid in his body, it is not a
You can feel his
pain? I cannot feel that kind of
He put everything into this
Yes, you do not see gaps like
that at this level of competition.
It was like an invisible brick wall
arrived right about now. The track
turns to trickle. You could have
rolled a tennis ball past in the
home straight but it did not matter,
he was so far ahead.
The only time I
saw you in that kind of shape was in
Bolivia, when you went for the world
record at altitude.
In those days it
was the only place in the world you
could go to break the minute. He has
done it at sea level on a track
which traditionally has been quite
slow. He is paying for it now, but
in a few minutes he will get the
rainbow Jersey and he will be fine.
Just a word on the Dutch sprinters,
because they have really set the
Yes, they have turned up
in force. Two on the podium today,
the team sprint was an outrageous
time. It was one of the fastest
times out with the Olympics ever.
Yes. They really turned up, all of
the riders, they are world-class,
and they have such depth. It is good
For the Dutch.
Not so good
for us. If he recovers enough to
chapters, we will have a word with
him. I want to reflect on an amazing
World Championships are you, you
mentioned the team sprint, the
silver medal. There was an element
of disappointment, you got the
medal, but with hindsight, coming
into these World Championships,
given the history of Great Britain
in recent World Championships and
the team sprint, it was a phenomenal
For sure. Obviously
you're coming to win. That is the
main thing you do. Anything other
than a victory is a disappointment,
but I do not think whatever we did
on that day would have beaten the
Dutch. They came out and they did a
time that, at the moment, we have
the riders that could do that, but
it is putting it all together.
put it together and we did not. Word
on the sprint last night. Fantastic
again. You said afterwards you were
You were quite sore.
little. Disappointed to go out to
Matthew Glaetzer is a tremendous
printer, but to get the silver medal
in such a competitive event, now you
have been able to reflect on it, how
do you look back on a?
slipping on it, when I came off I
was disappointed. When you get to
that point, you're at the final, you
think it is possible. You going with
expectations, I want to have the
rainbow Jersey, but tactically I
rode it as best I could. He was the
better and faster rider on the day.
I cannot do anything about that. If
someone is better than you, they are
It gives you a target. This
man enjoyed seeing in action
yesterday. I certainly did.
Massively impressive. I was
impressed with the way you approach
the whole week, not just the spring,
the team sprint, the keirin, 20
years of age, not being daunted by
anything, so much more to come. The
Commonwealth games coming up as
well. A big year ahead for you.
Hopefully. Well done. We look
forward to seeing you on the Gold
Coast with a Scotland Jersey. We
will now go to women's event. It is
the women's individual pursuit. The
USA set a world record in
qualifying. What good rider the
final? -- what could do a wider do?
Look at the face. She is not going
to give in without a fight. We will
have to see something incredibly
special to turn around a nine second
Cory Daggett was the rider
who made the difference in the
women's team pursuit. She made sure
that the Americans beat Great
Britain in the final. She was
outstanding. She smashed the world
record in the pursuit earlier today.
Already over two seconds in front.
An unbelievable turn of pace. One
minute and nine seconds for the
opening kilometre. Faster than some
of the men. You wonder if she would
have had a good shot that the team
pursuit on her own, her form is so
good. The world record has stood
They cannot show the
cutaway shot because they are in the
same straight. Annemiek Van Vleuten
is a superb racing cyclist, albeit
on the road. But she is being taken
to the cleaners.
Another one minute
nine seconds. She's only 0.2 seconds
slower. She's on world record pace
again. This time she will get the
catch at the right time. We are
watching something special. The
American is just 21 years of age.
American is just 21 years of age. A
phenomenal talent from the United
States. She is closing in on
Annemiek Van Vleuten. She is
breathing down the neck of the Dutch
rider. She's going to get the catch.
Will she continue? This is
extraordinary. Here comes Dygert.
She is about to catch Annemiek Van
Vleuten. They are not yet two
minutes into this final. Dygert goes
past her opponent. It will be the
silver medal for the Dutch rider but
she knew that before they even
started the race. It is all about
the time for Dygert, who will claim
the gold medal. It is just a case of
whether she can beat her own world
She has already won, she is
choosing to continue for a time. She
knows that the world record as
possible. I thought the catch would
be later. She passed her in the
straight, which is ideal. We will
find out in one minute whether she
can do that.
Dygert, the world
champion, going for the time for the
second time today. Encouraged by the
Dutch crowd. A packed audience
inside the Belladrum in Apeldoorn.
Ban on the same time. Two minutes
and 13 at two kilometres.
It will be
very close. Hugging the bottom of
the tractable riding on a rail.
died in the qualifying round. It is
whether she slowed down this time.
It is on the cards, the coaches
One lap to go. One lap to
go for Dygert. Will she celebrate
the world title by beating the world
record as well? Not long to find
out, this is the final banking. Here
we go. Dygert takes the title, a new
world record. She has done it.
Dygert has done something very
special today. Twice breaking the
special today. Twice breaking the
That was incredible, to do it once
and then to do it twice.
We had a
plan. We wanted to go a little
faster, but this is great, I am glad
to get the world record. I wish
Sarah Hammer was here to share this
moment with me. She's been great. It
is my first World Championship
without so it is a little weird, but
it is great. I spoke to her before
I am really excited. A
stunning performance from Dygert,
breaking the world record twice in
one day. Really backing up that
individual pursuit. That is one of
the events that came out of the
Olympics after Beijing, Rebecca
Romero of the Olympic champion
there. Like the kilo, we saw
standards drop when it was no longer
than the Olympics, but it seems as
we have seen now, people are
concentrating on these events again,
even though they are not in the
Olympics because they help with
Absolutely. For they
were in the wilderness, people
stopped competing at the World
Championships to focus on Olympic
events, but it helps towards the
team pursuit for example, and at the
end of the day, it is a rainbow
Jersey. You can see what it means to
be world champion. We keep
referencing the Olympics but it is a
World Championship. Dygert is an
exceptional athlete. Three minutes
and 20 seconds, three minutes and 22
was the previous record, Sarah
Hammer, we thought she was the
greatest pursuit of all time and
that was set at altitude.
It is very
impressive on this track. It is a
quick try, we have seen a number of
It does not have that
reputation. We found out
retrospectively, the reason was, it
was not because it was full, when
any major championships have been
here, the air pressure has been
high. The two important factors for
air density have been temperature
and pressure. At the end of this
week it has been 996, the pressure,
instead of the high when thousands.
People are breaking records and what
was perceived as a slow track. We
have three of the fastest ever sea
level kilo wreckers today and the
Let's bring you
up-to-date with the men's points
race that was earlier this week.
This is action from early in the
race, were Great Britain's Mark
Stewart picked up 20 points when he
gained a lap on the field.
Great racing from a master of track
cycling, Cameron Meyer.
efforts and every of them paid off.
At the moment, Cameron Marron looks
in control of this race. The
Dutchman goes to the front. We had a
quick look at the rider from the
He is off the front. No
sign of Kenny De Ketele. Mark
Stewart will try and get his nose in
front. De Ketele is not going to get
any points. Mark Stewart will do
everything he can to hold Van Schip
at bay. Five points for the retain
-- five points for the Ukraine and
34 Mark Stewart.
Is he playing a
canny game, because the last sprint
is double points.
Mark Stewart is on
a silver medal position by one
They are going again. Cameron
Meyer, and Mark Stewart. Mark
Stewart is absolutely gassed, but he
This is the key moment
for Mark Stewart. Kenny De Ketele
knows he has to close that gap.
Kenny De Ketele is filled gas to try
and close that gap to give himself a
chance to win a medal. There is the
overall position with one sprint to
Mark Stewart is in silver medal
position by one point. It all comes
down to the last print. He has had
to work hard, but everyone is spent.
Kenny De Ketele trying to save it
for the last sprint but he was
forced to work hard to close the
There is the man who leads the
way, who is set to become the world
champion yet again, Cameron Meyer.
Six laps to go. Over the line again.
Also up there, having a second win,
it is the Portuguese rider. He is
not a major player in what happens.
Six laps to go, 1.5 kilometres.
Cameron Meyer happy to sit on the
front and wind it up. You've got to
be careful behind when it is going
steady. A surprise attack could
change the race. Mark Stewart needs
to look his shoulder. Fourth place
at the moment. You have to be
Kenny De Ketele is buying.
Kenny De Ketele coming up to the
wheel of Mark Stewart. Mark Stewart
needs to make sure he is not boxed
Cameron Meyer high the banking.
Now is the moment. Mark Stewart has
a good wheel. He is on the wheel of
the Belgium. -- Belgian. Kenny De
Ketele is just a couple of points
binding. Cameron Meyer is going to
win, but the rest of the medals and
Volikakis has gone down
to eighth place as they come around.
The rider from the Netherlands comes
to the front. It is all nothing for
Kenny De Ketele. Mark Stewart is
struggling to hold the pace and to
hold Israel. They take the bell.
Mark Stewart is flat out but I do
not think he will be able to take
part in the sprint.
part in the sprint. Morgan Kneisky
is coming around over the top of
Kenny De Ketele. They come over the
line. Volikakis is second in that
final sprint. The Dutch crowd have
something to celebrate, but not as
much as that man there, because for
the fifth time in his career,
Cameron Meyer from Australia is the
world points race champion. Another
masterclass from him.
But we wait to see where the rest of
the medals will go.
Ten points on
that last line. I'm waiting to see,
but he might have got himself right
back up on the podium into second
position. We've got to wait for our
scoreboard to catch up. Sure enough,
he's given a silver medal position.
Stewart gets bronze. So, he was
lucky he had nothing left to give on
that last spring, did he?
great ride from Mark Stuart. He was
canny, he was active, he timed his
efforts well, he gained a couple of
laps, kept himself involved. In the
end, he just didn't have anything
left in the tank for the final
sprint, but he done enough to secure
a richly deserved bronze medal. Mark
Stewart for Great Britain on the
medal podium with a bronze.
Congratulations, you put it all out
Congratulations, you put it all out
and deserved a medal. It was a
cracking finish, you had to really
work hard to get on the podium.
everyone always has something for
the sprint, I knew I would get it
the one before because mentally
everybody is saving themselves for
the end. I knew that mentally I
could hang on, and I did. I thought
I nearly stuffed it up and I was on
my knees, but it was OK.
been in the best of health coming
through the winter. To get through
your World Championship medal,
doesn't get any better than that.
Yes, to get a medal was just...
congratulations, your fifth World
Title. You just seem to get better
I think that one hurt
more than any of them! To say I was
nervous, I was very nervous,
actually. You wouldn't think it,
I've done a fair few world titles
now, but we don't get any easier. I
knew I'd be favourite and have a lot
of people following me and it would
be a tough race to win. I have a few
memories from the last points race
World Title that I lost, it was
here, I lost to Silva, the
Colombian. It was definitely a hard
race, but I'm very happy.
Chris, we'll talk about the
dominance and impressive ride from
Cameron Meyer in a minute. A word on
Mark Stewart, he rode a canny race
to get the bronze medals Killock
heeded, with great maturity, you saw
how much it meant to him at the end.
heeded, with great maturity. He's
got a big year ahead of him, the
Commonwealth Games coming up in
Glasgow. He was delighted, and
We've seen real progress
from him and other young in Geraint
writers are coming through,
replacing the big names. -- in
Geraint is riders.
When some of the
bigger names pull-out of retired...
But we are in an amazing situation
to have so many good riders. Ed
Clancy, possibly the greatest team
pursuit of all time, coming back
into the squad reinvigorated, that
has helped them, too. We have a huge
depth of squad now, younger riders
are able to step up on the bigger
stage and perform.
We will talk more
about Australia and Cameron Meyer on
a moment. Back to the live action
now. The women's keirin. It is a
race for the minor places. Katy
Marchant lined up for Great Britain
Marchant lined up for Great Britain
in this one.
COMMENTATOR: Thanks, Jill. They are
almost repaired to -- prepared to
go, but a few repairs to the
advertising board because it can
pose a hazard.
Oh, it's gone!
They've decided to remove the
A wise decision.
quite curious to see what was on the
A bit of graffiti. There
we go, there's Hellenic has us from
Spain. -- Helena Casas.
The officials are now happy that the
Denny bike can go, shortly, make its
way round. We have Daria Shmeleva
from Russia in this race as well,
and we weren't expecting that. She
completely misjudged her race in the
semifinal, she thought they were
sprinting for the minor lap before
they actually were. There she is.
She will be smarting after that. But
-- Lyubov Rossouw is in this as
well, and Lee Hye-jin from South
Korea is in the white outfit. The
red is looks gets the all of Mexico.
Katy Marchant is forth at the
moment. The Russian athlete is
behind her. And Casas of Spain on
Shmeleva has got to be the
favourite, as long as she counts the
raps correctly, I think she's got to
be the favourite. No real need for
anybody to change places just yet
due to the nature of this event. If
a bike pulls out with three full
laps to go, it's a long way to go
until the finish line.
changed the style of the racing in
I think so. As we keep
saying, they've not allowed to
overtake that bike before Red Bulls
off the track. They will start to
look behind each other and leave
gaps. You can't leave more than ten
metres and you cannot overtake the
bike but they can be coming at it,
Excel or waiting towards it, and it
pulling off, which it has now done.
The race is on, but nobody wanted to
be the one to take it away from the
foot. Right now, we will start to
see the overtaking stars.
Marchant begins to make a move. And
bus over of the Ukraine goes to the
front. Katy Marchant, Shmeleva on
the outside. Casas is going to have
to go the long way round. She is
stuck behind Gaxiola of Mexico now.
Katy Marchant is in a good spot in
second place. Shmeleva on the
outside. Lee Hye-jin boxing on the
inside. Shmeleva tries to make a
move, Katy Marchant resists. Lee
Hye-jin in second place. Katy
Marchant in a photo for third.
is a strong ride from the rider by
the Ukraine, Lyubov Shulika. Very
much the shortest route, of course.
Bus over is really experienced and
is the European champion. A very
strong ride from her. Katy Marchant
was third in that phrase. -- that
race. Ninth place overall in the
competition. Lyubov bus overtaking
get from Lee Hye-jin. She wasn't in
the final that she was expecting.
STUDIO: We will get the main final
underway very soon. Kristina Vogel
has been very much the sprinter
in-form here this week, the great
Germans bring to.
She has, it is
hard to look beyond her for the
final. She's been so dominant and so
confident, the way she's been
riding. But the keirin is a tricky
one to control. There's far more
variables in this than by Sprint, it
is difficult to see.
Back to Chris
COMMENTATOR: There's Kristina Vogel,
Hugh is going for what would be an
all-time record of a 12th World
Championship gold medal. She is up
against Areca Betts cratered, she
was the keirin champion of the
world. The Dutch athlete won a
silver medal last week,
Braspennincx. A fast rider when she
gets up to full speed.
gets up to full speed. Nicky
Degrendele finished very strongly
for Belgium. The Dutch are also
represented by Laurine van Riessen
Two riders in this event
really can change things, actually.
They are supposed to ride
individually, but you'll often find
that there's a gap left and things
The one who we haven't
seen on the screen is Lee Sze from
Hong Kong. -- Lee Wai Sze. She
finished third in the keirin in the
Olympic Games in London, that race
was run -- won by Victoria
Pendleton. Lee Wai Sze is in the
back of the group at the moment.
Riessen could do something with
this. As we've heard Chris Hoy
saying, there's a lot of variables
in this event. It isn't always the
fastest person that wins. There's
just so many different agendas being
played out over such a short space
of time as the sprint commences. Are
the Dutch going to be able to use
the fact that they've got two riders
You can spot the difference
between the two Dutchwoman. The one
with all the writing on the helmet
is Braspennincx. Also, van Riessen
is wearing white gloves. She is dead
in line. Braspennincx at the front,
van Riessen in third, looking
anxiously. -- she is third in line.
The three favourites or in the back
of a moment.
Look at the Gap, van
Riessen will be very happy to let
the others go ahead and she will be
able to run. Both of us got work to
do at the back.
They are all looking
and waiting for Kristina Vogel,
sitting on her wheel at the moment.
Now she starts to wind it up. Still
Braspennincx front. Brendan McCole
is passed. Long Way round for Vogel.
-- drug -- Degrendele goes bust. She
has plenty to do if she is to retain
her title. They take the bowel
shoulder to shoulder. Laurine van
Riessen and Nicky Degrendele.
Kristina Vogel is out of it as they
come into the finishing straight.
Degrendele takes it for Belgium!
What an upset in the World
Championship final. Degrendele is
the champion of the world. And
Kristina Vogel, who has won it for
the last two years and already has
three gold medals at these wild
Championships just couldn't be
competitive this time. No wonder
Degrendele I can't believe it. That
is an upset.
Very much so. Kristina
Vogel needed to be aggressive from
the outset and get us off into a
controlling position. But she chose
to wait and wait. Everybody was
waiting for her. By the time the
sprint started, she had way too much
work to do.
There is a confirmation
of the result. Degrendele are taking
the gold. Simona Krupeckaite the
bronze for Lithuania. She won by a
She certainly did. I'd
like to see the full replay of how
she made her way through there. But
Kristina Vogel had three goes to
come around the outside, every time
she was taken wide. It was too much
distance for her.
distance for her.
Well, Lee Wai Sze
looks pretty happy with her medal.
She's a former world champion in the
500 metre time trial. Another one
her collection. The epic figure of
clap -- Simona Krupeckaite, still
performing at the top level late in
her career. What a result for the
Belgian rider, Nicky Degrendele.
Receiving the congratulations from
last year's champion, Kristina
Vogel. Well, that wasn't the outcome
I think most people in the stadium
were expecting. And you can see,
Chris, as soon as it disappeared,
they were looking and waiting to see
what Kristina Vogel would do.
reputation preceded her and really
got in the way. That is the joy of
the keirin, the amount of people
involved, you're never actually sure
what going to happen.
And the joy of
sport, you're never quite sure who
is going to win.
STUDIO: Yes, Kristina Vogel was
unable to defend the keirin title,
Chris. It has been a long week for
her. If she had been able to take
it, it would have been 12 titles,
beating your record. You would have
had to come out of retirement!
would, definitely! Whether I could
win another medal, who knows! Very
unlikely, if not impossible. As
Chris was saying, her reputation
preceded her. It was
Chris was saying, her reputation
preceded her. It was difficult to
take control. The
preceded her. It was difficult to
take control. The Dutch were
dominant in terms of dictating the
pace. You can see Degrendele, so
wily, sitting on the wheel. Winding
up on the outside. Lee Wai Sze from
Hong Kong, using her brain and
sitting in until the last possible
moment. It is great to see Remainer
grip on -- Simona Krupeckaite from
Stephanie Morton, the
Australian sprinter, she was
missing, we would have expected to
see her in that final.
round, she just didn't look herself
today at all. I saw her when we came
in first thing, and her body
language, you could just see that
she wasn't at that sort of positive
demeanour. It just shows the
programme, the amount of raising
their doing, it takes its toll. It's
very hard to back up day after day.
We will leave it there for the
moment, Chris. Next we look at the
women's Madison, which made its
debut at the World Championships
last year. The Madison now back into
the Olympics. It is a -- an
opportunity that Katie Archibald is
Katie Archibald, a great
ride by the British riders! And
Great Britain take it by two points.
Obviously the Madderson, going back
in 2020, you and Eleanor were very
strong in Manchester. Is the
prospect of completing their
prospect of completing their
exciting -- completing their
Last year and this year it
clashed with the Individual Pursuit.
That was more of a target for me
than the Omni, that had been a
long-term desire, it still is, I
think -- the Omni. I guess I'd
always viewed myself as a pursuit
rider. So, yeah, it's something I
want to achieve greatness in.
Here comes Katie Archibald. She gets
it on the line. Everyone in the
stadium is on their feet. What a
race, what a win for Great Britain.
It did not work out in the
individual pursuit last year.
Hopefully one day it will. But the
programme does not work for it. It
is not married in with other
training ambitions. I have said that
the side, and decided to focus on
selection for the madison. We have
been training around that team,
hoping that we will get on that
podium, the same as everyone else.
We want a stripey Jersey.
Archibald was not scheduled to ride
the madison in Apeldoorn, however,
Elinor Barker's crash in the omnium
the day before meant that Katie
Archibald was drafted in to ride
alongside Emily Nelson, who picked
up a silver medal in the madison in
Hong Kong last year.
Zabelinskaya with a little bit of an
advantage over Britain at the
moment. Katie Archibald, second on
the track. That is despite the fact
it is a sea of riders.
another attack from Mexico.
it is a sea of riders.
another attack from Mexico. Mexico
are still on the same lap. They are
back in sixth position, and two
points. The British team of spotted
the danger. The Dutch are trying to
go with them, but they have got
caught in traffic.
It is Salazar on
the front for Mexico. She is being
followed by Zabelinskaya of Russia.
The Dutch are alongside British
We need to be careful they do
not do too much work. The Dutch are
getting an easy ride well Nelson
closes down this move. They might
have to sit this one out.
Katie Archibald going to take it on?
Archibald is looking bank, winding
it up, getting ready to be thrown
back into the race by Emily Nelson,
the change into the back straight
now. Through the traffic was Katie
Archibald. Negotiating it very well,
was not sure whether to go left a
red as the Dutch try to make a
Yes, that was not ideal.
are on the sprint lap. Katie
Archibald is going to get another
five points for Great Britain with
60 laps to go. She will do it with
room to spare.
That changeover did
not work for the Netherlands. Katie
Archibald got in the middle of it. I
do not think she did it
intentionally but it made life
difficult. I thought they were going
to be in trouble because Nelson did
lots of work leading into that. It
is working out beautifully for them.
Just a touch. You're allowed to do
that. It does not have to be
cancelling. You just do not get the
benefit of that extra energy.
takes Franca to minus 19.
have work to do. It is not the two
horse race but it is moving in that
direction. Italy on eight points in
third position, if they took on lap
they would be the lead. It is still
close enough. Both teams from the
Netherlands and Great Britain really
looking to stamp on anyone who tries
to make a move.
following bank Kirsten Wild. We have
not seen anything from the defending
champions, Belgium, from D'Hoore and
inexperienced partner at this level.
The first lull, relatively speaking.
Six laps to go, that is a good time
to take it. The USA look like they
might have a go. They have work to
do, they are a long way behind.
Equal 14th position, 40 points down,
due to losing two laps. They can
afford to let that one goal.
Wild starts to wind things up a bit.
Dideriksen is straight on her. Five
teams on the same lap. This is how
hard this race has been. Quality
Dideriksen moves around the
outside as the Dutch make a change.
Amy Pieters back in the race. They
are past the halfway distance.
will be Trine Schmidt, the European
champion in the points race in the
scratch races into the race for
I am looking where the
partners are on the track. Soon we
will be looking for that changeover.
The British are well poised.
The British are well poised.
that -- there is -- there is an
advantage for Zabelinskaya. Then it
is Amy Pieters of Denmark.
getting ready to go into the race. A
beautiful piece of exhilaration
before the change.
They take the
bell. Nelson is straight into it and
she will go past the Russians who
are about to make a change.
Zabelinskaya makes a change, but no
one is going to challenge Nelson.
This is masterful in the madison
from the British painting.
Technically and tactically they have
been superb until now in this race.
The Dutch keep getting caught on the
back foot, not changing at the right
time. We can see a mechanical
problem for the team from Ireland.
There is no neutral servers, so the
partner has to keep riding until her
team-mate is ready to rejoin.
point advantage over the Dutch. 31,
20 one. The Russians are in fourth
position, just two points behind
They are coming good in the
second half of the race, looking to
take a medal. A hint of easing off
as the fan out across the track.
This is Katie Archibald for Great
Britain, she was world champion in
the omnium one year ago in Hong
Kong. She did not take part in the
omnium year. The Russians have gone
on the attack. That could be a
catalyst. The Dutch are choosing the
Russians. The British team of
effectively got one of the pair they
have got to watch.
They are up the
road. Britain are chasing. Archibald
knows she cannot afford to let those
two Michael Gove.
She is closing the
gap. They will get the change before
the Dutch team as well. They will
get fresh legs first, so Archibald
is not panicking, moving across the
Already in the slipstream. The
laps are ticking by. The gap is
closed and the join is made. Great
Britain make the change.
throws Nelson back into it.
Developing more of a rhythm, this
race. Lots of riders have given up,
it has been so hard.
Lots of riders
have effectively not been in the
race for most of the race, because
of the pace at the start. The
Netherlands are accelerating again
with Kirsten Wild. Emily Nelson is
on Tour real, and Amerli Dideriksen
of Denmark is on to her, and
Novolodskaya from Russia as well.
They are not here for a medal, they
are here to win. They can see they
are not winning the sprints at the
moment. They have a ten point
deficit, so they will start looking
Kirsten Wild having a
Novolodskaya is there.
It will be the bell this time for
the sprint. The British change now.
Good timing for the sprint. Straight
into Katie Archibald. Kirsten Wild
will lead the side. Denmark makes a
change. Just as Archibald tries to
go around the outside. Schmidt will
not be able to challenge. The
Netherlands are leading, but they do
not get it. Archibald has got the
number of Wild every time in the
sprint so far.
The Dutch are going
to try going around and keeping
going. No, spotted straightaway.
Remarkable riding by both teams,
It is relentless. These
two are the class of the field in
this race. 39 laps to go. Great
Britain, Netherlands, Denmark,
Italy, at the front of the race,
altogether on the track.
Britain and 36 points, the
Netherlands in 24, Italy and nine,
and Denmark and seven. Two teams are
dominant. They need to be careful.
If they start watching each other
too early, other teams can take this
I think it is time for the British
team to start trading tactically,
start following the reels. They can
afford to give away points and stay
on the wheel of the touch. -- of the
Dutch team. At this point, they need
to conserve energy.
The Dutch make a
change into Kirsten Wild. If I was
one of the other teams are in a
medal position, this is the time
when you start to think, they will
have to watch each other, so I might
be given an opportunity.
Now is the
time to go on the offensive. The
British and the Dutch start to play
brinkmanship. It could get
interesting. The laps are going
It will be 34 this time. Lydia
Boylan at the front, about to do the
70% of this field has lost
Italy, at the moment
in third place, are leading, leading
the front runners around the bottom.
Justin bank Ireland you are still 20
points down in joint eighth place.
Minus points after the top five. It
is Italy, with Confalonieri. The
Netherlands are second, Great
Britain third. Archibald, right on
the wheel of Amy Pieters.
get the bell when they come around
Everyone is lining up for
the sprint. Paternoster has been put
into the race by Italy.
made their change already. Look at
this, on the bell again. Nelson into
the race from Archibald.
timed. This is the sprint, the
British attack once more. Have the
others got to speak to respond to
this attack from Emily Nelson.
Beautifully timed, expertly
executed. This is where she has to
be careful. Expending a big effort
like that, the Dutch could go on the
It looks like they might. It
is handy to Kirsten Wild to its
close the gap to Nelson and will go
past. Nelson tries to respond.
Nelson did not see that coming. That
is the danger when you're on the
offensive, in the lead. Everyone
else has nothing to lose, you need
to keep something in reserve for
This is watch is kept in
reserve. Archibald swoops down and
is back in the race for Great
Britain, looking to close the gap.
The Netherlands, with Kirsten Wild,
lead the way. Archibald says, no,
you will not escape this time. She
closes the gap.
Nelson will not
recover readily. She has printed and
chaste. It will take some recovering
from that. Katie Archibald will have
to cover this for some time.
Dutch are on the front foot because
they have been able to make the
change. It is Amy Pieters. This is
the Dutch attempt to try and break
the British stranglehold on this
26 laps remaining. Remember,
double points on the last sprint,
ten points for the last sprint.
There are three sprints left, so 20
points, apart from the lap, left in
Great Britain lead the
way and 41 points, Netherlands
second and 26, Italy third and
Without the lap, there
are 20 points left, and the British
team have a 15 point lead. Nervous
times despite the big lead they have
got at the moment. They have put
everything into defence. They do not
have to score ahead of the Dutch
again. They cannot let them escape.
I think the Dutch have showing their
hand now as well.
They are being
marked at the moment. Nelson is
stuck to Kirsten Wild like the
limpet. Not giving her an inch.
Confalonieri from Italy has a look
around. She sees that Poland right
behind her at the moment. They are
not a factor in this race. At the
front end of the race, the chase is
on. That was a wider line that
Novolodskaya had to take for Russia,
but Italy are having a go. The Dutch
are looking to respond. Britain will
have to chase the Netherlands once
more. Italy trying to hoover up the
points, but the Dutch are in a good
position. Now it is Paternoster, on
her shoulder as Kirsten Wild. I am
not sure of Wild has the speed. Here
comes Archibald to try and pick Wild
on the line again.
You can see
better than me and she managed it.
This is brilliant for Great Britain.
Italy can close down on the Dutch
team. They are forced to ride
She has done it again.
Italy, Netherlands, Great Britain
and Russia are the point scorers.
Great Britain's lead is extended.
don't want to put a jinx on it with
19 laps to go, but this is the best
tactical race that I've ever seen
from a British pair, male or female.
It has been a masterclass up until
now. They still have 16 laps to go,
they are not home just yet. Russia
gained off the front. This time, it
is Olga Zabelinskaya. The silver
medallist in the road time trial in
Rio, bronze medallist in the Olympic
Games in London. Don't need to chase
this one. I'm not sure this is a
great idea. They don't need to go
after this. Let the Dutch do it,
they are the ones that have
threatened first. Nelson goes up the
track a little bit to allow the
Dutch to go through. Kirsten Wild is
back in the race. Dietrich is
continuing. -- Dideriksen is
continuing. Confalonieri hands it to
Paternoster now. Inching towards the
World Title. Getting closer.
Archibald once more.
The Dutch having a little look
around. Wild just looking to see
where Archibald was for a moment.
Relatively speaking, is like Lawell
in the pace for the first time in a
-- a slight lull in the
pace. Don't give them the element of
surprise. But everybody's looking
absolutely nailed at this point in
the race, two sprints remaining. 15
points on the board.
Italy are both very keen to get
involved in the points here. Because
the Russians, well, they've got a
bit to make up here. It is Italy and
Russia at the moment in contention
for bronze, potentially. A position
that Italy are dominant in the
moment. But Russia still fighting.
So that's why we've got these two at
the front at the moment. It is
Confalonieri for Italy. And the
Dutch are having another go once
more here. And Great Britain's
riders back, not quite there, the
attack comes from Amy Pieters.
Pieters leads for the Dutch. Italy
in second place. Great Britain are a
bit of the place now. Won't score
any points for the first time in a
long time in this race.
This is the
move, this is the big effort now. I
don't think it's just about the
Can they keep it
going's Pieters for the Netherlands
down the back straight. Great
Britain, there's quite a big gap
here, they've got work to close it.
That's the only mistake they've made
in this race. They got separated
about five laps to go. Have the
Dutch got the gas left to do
anything with it? It doesn't look
No panic from Emily Nelson
when she went past our commentary
position. The door has been closed
once more, but that was an anxious
It certainly was, and I
think they are really feeling it
now. Ten laps to go, World Title
They need to get back onto
that Dutch wheel. And that's exactly
what Katie Archibald is looking to
do. Elbowed to elbow between Schmidt
of Denmark and Wyles of the
Netherlands. Great Britain going
round the outside, very high up the
They don't even
have to score here, they just have
to make sure that nobody takes the
lap. With six laps to go, I don't
think anybody else can do that now.
Getting closer and closer to the
World Title. Got to stay vigilant. A
moment's lap in concentration and
you end up on the deck in a race
like this. One last attack from the
Dutch. They want to finish in style.
Even if they don't take the gold,
they will look for a big sprint.
Dideriksen is thinking about
attacking for Denmark, she decided
to accelerate. Emily Dideriksen in
the red and White has opened up a
little gap for the Danes. -- Amalie
Dideriksen. Katie Archibald is going
to throw Emily Nelson back into it.
They are almost there, Cuadrilla
lapsed ago, last of the dice for
One kilometre remaining in
this Madison World Championship. The
Brits poised to take the World
Title. Less than a minute of racing
Not too far behind the
Netherlands, on the wheel of Mexico
is Nelson for Great Britain now.
Going for it.
She is going past the
Dutch as if they are riding through
treacle. She appears in the
finishing straight, chasing down
Italy, going past them. Russia in
her sights. Denmark with less than a
length of the backstreet advantage.
But is not going to happen for them,
as we are going into the last lap of
the race here now. Great Britain
with the final changeover to take
the bell. It is one lap for Katie
Archibald, as Archibald goes down
the back straight! This has been an
absolute Madison masterclass! A
wonderful ride from start to finish.
And Katie Archibald crosses the
line. Great Britain are the world
champions in the Madison. That was
stunning, that was brilliant, take a
bow, Emily Nelson and Katie
Archibald. No wonder everyone in the
stadium is giving them a standing
ovation. Tremendous race.
ran out of gears! Her bike was
beginning to come off she was going
so fast on the final lap! What an
enjoyable experience that must have
been. I've not seen a Madison
performance like that in many years.
It was a joy to watch. I couldn't
believe they managed to line it up
time after time. A delightful
performance. At the start I said,
you know, I think Katie Archibald
might be a bit off the boil. Well,
she seemed all right there!
hard to think how you can ride it
race better than that. Damari
Nelson, do you want to -- Emily
Nelson, do you want to ride the
The Dutch were fantastic,
but they just didn't get a look in,
they couldn't win a sprint, they can
escape. That was phenomenal,
Britain winning the gold medal here
in Apeldoorn in the women's Madison.
Britain winning the gold medal here
in Apeldoorn in the women's Madison.
STUDIO: Well, congratulations. Simon
Brotherton described it as a Madison
masterclass. You absolutely nailed
that one, Emily.
Yes, I'm a bit
speechless at the moment. It's going
to take a while to sink in. I think
we just raced it really well as a
team. We've actually only ever done
one Madison together as well, we
were thrown together at the last
minute but we played to each other's
strengths, and, yes, we won!
Tactically, I don't think we've seen
a better Madison ride. The changes,
the timing, everything was just
We get into this debate
quite often, do you want composite
strengths or matching strengths? Do
you attack it with the same formats
for both of you? Me and Emily, we've
got the same strengths, I think.
We've got top and really long
sprint, and it worked. And then we
were putting each other in
situations we knew that each other
could handle. We've not done a lot
together, not as partners, but we've
done a lot against each other. It
was nice to be on the other side!
And we will reflect on that victory
in a couple of moments. First, for
those of you who may be concerned
about the Netherlands Jeffrey
Hoogland after his phenomenal effort
in the kilometre time trial where he
wrote into the rainbow jersey, he
was in a bit of pain when he came
off the track but he was able to get
up onto the podium to collect his
jersey, and indeed his medal. And
afterwards he spoke to Chris.
Congratulations, Jeffrey. That was
amazing, absolutely stunning, two
right and 60 seconds. Coming into
this Championship, did you have any
idea that you are going to have this
kind of form?
No, coming into this
Championship I didn't know where I
was at. We had a good training camp
and we saw some good times. Old
racing times. It promised something,
but that my body was this good, it
was really awesome. Yes, I got sadly
a bit sick at the beginning of the
week, so I had to fix myself, stay
in the bathroom, get some air. Yes,
I had to fix myself every day to get
better. But I felt my body was good.
After the team strengths, I knew
that I can do so much, and I ruined
it in the first sprint race. But,
yeah, I think this makes up for it.
Amazing how the rainbow jersey and
that gold medal help with the
recovery. I'm pleased to say that
Stephen Park, the director of
British cycling, has joined Chris
and I down here in the mix zone. We
will hear his reflections on these
World Championships in a moment. The
final event is underway, the men's
Madison. We will be off air before
it finishes, but if you would like
to follow it, you can follow all of
the action with Chris Boardman and
Simon Brotherton via the red button.
It has been a remarkable World
Championships. A great one for the
Dutch. But from a British
perspective, very encouraging.
really encouraging week this week.
Great morale and the camp. Everyone
really has been an point, if you
like. We have seen a lot of our
young athletes come through and put
pressure on well-known performers,
that looks really well towards
We saw Emily Nelson step into
the Madison when Elinor Barker was
unable to ride. Not that long ago,
we wouldn't have had the depth of
riders in the women's sport to be
able to do that.
women's squad has done really well.
They have medals well. But it really
hasn't gone the way that they have
wanted. A couple of them have been
under the weather and they have had
to make changes through the
competition. The coach has done very
well working with the women
themselves to make those really
matured decisions, and as you say,
the likes of Emily being able to
step in with Katie and deliver that
great medal, what a fantastic race.
A masterclass in Madison rider. What
has impressed you, Chris?
perspective, the young riders coming
through and performing under
pressure. -- from AGB perspective.
Jack Carlin, Emily Nelson performing
so remarkably well. But it's
encouraging for the future. We are
performing well across the board,
and more to come.
Australia has only
got a very small team here. They're
big concentration is the
Commonwealth Games down on the Gold
We do have the track world is
first in Rio de Janeiro, a trip back
to the Olympic velodrome. But the
Commonwealth Games is a really great
opportunity for our riders to ride
for their home nations. Everybody
will be racing for their country.
is a different environment, the
Commonwealth Games. The friendly
game, as they say.
It's unique and
we all look forward to it. There's
always a bit of banter within the
team, but of rivalry. It'll be
building now, I'm sure. It's a great
event to be part of.
That just about
bring things to a close here. Just a
reminder that the Madison is ongoing
here, and you can follow that via
the red button with Simon Brotherton
and Chris Boardman. And after that,
there is live coverage of
basketball's BBL Trophy final. That
is between Sheffield and Leicester
between three 30p. Our next cycling
on the BBC is the Commonwealth
Games, as we've just been
discussing, from the Gold Coast in
Australia -- 3:30pm. Coverage begins
on the 4th of April. My thanks to
Stephen Park, the great British
team, Sir Chris Hoy, Chris Boardman,
and Simon Brotherton. A fantastic
World Championship this year. We'll
see you down under. Bye for now.
Kirsten Wild, world champion, and
what a start of this Championship
Germany are the World champions.
She wins the World Title again!
Great Britain finish with the
silver! Brilliant racing from Jack
Carlin! It has been an absolute
Jill Douglas hosts coverage of the World Track Championships in the Netherlands. Jill is joined by Sir Chris Hoy for expert analysis of Saturday evening's action, including the women's madison, in which Great Britain began with high hopes of a medal. There is also coverage of Sunday's final session, which features the women's points race, won by Great Britain's Elinor Barker in 2017, as well as the women's keirin and men's time trial.