UCI Track World Cup 2012-2013: round two results round-up

Olympic champions Laura Trott and Lasse Norman Hansen among winners

These results were originally published on Cyclingnews.com

Men's omnium

Earlier in the session, Lucas Liss had led the way for Germany by winning the men’s omnium ahead of Glenn O’Shea (Australia) and Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur (Spain).

Meanwhile, Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark) – who won the omnium at the London 2012 Olympics – was focused on the individual pursuit in Glasgow, and he took gold ahead of Ireland’s Martyn Irvine.

Women's omnium

Olympic and World Omnium champion Laura Trott won the women's omnium title in dramatic style, beating rival Ashlee Ankudinoff from Australia into silver in the final heat of the sixth event, the 500m time trial.

Going into the final event Ankudinoff was two points ahead of Trott with Trott needing to beat her rival by two places to secure gold. An aggressive ride in which Trott gave everything she had saw her deliver once again, finishing with the second fastest time behind Russian Tamara Balabolina which was enough to secure gold and bring the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome crowd to their feet.

Men's team pursuit

The opening session of the UCI Track World Cup round two in Glasgow got off to a rocky start for the Great Britain team. The men's team pursuit squad literally fell out of contention in the qualifying round. 

The relatively young British pursuit team had a mishap during their heat that sent three riders tumbling to the wooden track. The gold was won by Denmark over Germany, with bronze going to Belgium.

Women's team pursuit

The women's team pursuit squad made up a half second deficit on the Australians in the gold medal final, relying on Olympians Laura Trott and Dani King with newcomer Elinor Barker to pull off the victory over Ashlee Ankudinoff, Melissa Hoskins and Amy Cure of Australia.

Men's keirin

Olympic champion Jason Kenny (Great Britain) was the star attraction, but a crash in the final meant that he could only take fourth place, while Stefan Boetticher (Germany) took the gold medal ahead of Australia’s Peter Lewis.

Team GB star Jason Kenny after his crash in the men's keirin

Women's keirin

Germany's in-form Kristina Vogel picked up her second gold medal of the week, adding keirin gold to the sprint she won on Saturday night. Silver went to Ekaterina Gnidenko, racing for the Petroholding Leningrad team, and bronze went to Hong Kong's Wai Sze Lee.

Men's team sprint

Without the powerful final lap of Sir Chris Hoy in his eponymous velodrome, the British men's sprint team was unable to get ahead of the Germans and had to settle for silver in the final.

Rene Enders, Robert Forstermann and Stefan Boetticher won handily over Olympians Jason Kenny, Phillip Hindes and Ed Clancy, who made a switch from the endurance side after his dual gold medals in London, to join the sprint team.

Women's team sprint

The British team got its second gold medal in the women's team sprint, with Rebecca James filling in for retired sprinter Victoria Pendleton in the pairing with Jess Varnish. The duo repeated their strong performance in qualifying to win gold over Spaniards Tania Calvo Barbero and Helena Casas Roige.

Men's sprint

An all-Germany final saw Friday night's team sprint gold medallists Robert Foerstemann and Stefan Boetticher go head to head for gold in the men's sprint final. It was Boetticher who got the better of his countryman, winning the first match and taking the second with a stunning sprint in the final 200m that saw him take gold in emphatic style and bring the UCI Track Cycling World Cup to a fitting end.

Women's sprint

Kristina Vogel (Germany) emerged victorious by coolly dispatching of Jessica Varnish (Great Britain) in the final, winning 2-0. On each occasion, Vogel bided her time and nipped around Varnish on the crown of the final bend to take the decision. Varnish had defeated her British teammate Rebecca James to make the final, and James duly won the bronze medal race.

For full results, reports and photos from the second round of the 2012-2013 UCI Track World Cup, visit Cyclingnews.com.

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