Track world's day 3 pictorial

Hoy's triumph; fast & furious in pursuit & points

The third day of racing at the track world championships saw an eagerly anticipated victory by Chris Hoy as the big Scot stamped the authority over the sprint that he used to reserve for the kilo. 

Britain's dominance continued in the women's team pursuit,  where the team of Wendy Houvenaghel, Joanna Rowsell and Rebecca Romero comfortably defeated the Ukraine in the final, with Germany beating Belarus for bronze.

In the men's points race, Belarusian Vasili Kiryienka triumphed by a single point over Frenchman Christophe Riblon with Peter Schep (Netherlands) taking third.

In the women's sprint, Victoria Pendleton (GBr) qualified fastest and progressed through the early rounds. Shuang Guo (China), Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) and Jennie Reed (USA) also advanced through to the semi-finals, which will be raced tomorrow.

Stephen McMahon was there to capture the action, and there was plenty of it on day 3 of the track cycling world championships in Manchester.

Statue of British cycling legend Reg Harris oversees the warm up session at the start of day 3.

The Manchester Velodrome is impressive, worthy of its reputation as the world's best indoor track

The buzz of tyres and friendly conversation filled the velodrome during the warm up session

Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (Cuba) was back in action during qualifying in the women's sprint

Victoria Pendleton set a new British record during qualifying for the women's sprint.

Rebecca Romero leads the British team on their way to setting the standard in the pursuit

The youthful Belgian team at full speed in the qualifying rounds of the women's team pursuit

Belarus finished their qualifying round in a time of 3:29:878

Some formation problems hindered the progress of the Dutch team.

The German trio on their way to third spot in qualifying.

Is that a smile of excitement or a grimace of pain? The Russian squad finished in fifth position.

Yelizaveta Bochkarova of the Ukraine composes herself before the start.

Bochkarova leads the Ukrainian trio on their way to second place in qualifying

The evening session opened with the semi-finals of the men's sprint

Germany overcame Belarus to take the bronze medal in the women's team pursuit.

Great Britain get rolling on their way to victory.

The Ukrainian team had to settle for silver.

Roberto Chiappa was gracious in defeat to Chris Hoy (Great Britain).

Vasili Kiryienka (Belarus) held off Christophe Riblon (France) by a single point in the men's points

Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) digging deep in the fast and furious men's points race.

Tactics played a major role in the battle between Clara Sanchez (France) and Guo Shuang (China).

Kévin Sireau (France) had to settle for silver behind Great Britain's Chris Hoy in the men's sprint

The German team were obviously pleased with their bronze medals in the women's team pursuit.

Second place went to the team from the Ukraine.

Britain's team pursuit champions - Rebecca Romero, Wendy Houvenaghel And Joanna Rowsell

The new world men's sprint champion, Chris Hoy of Great Britain.

Chris Hoy's family were present to witness his sublime victory.

The new world champion was exhilarated and exhausted by his victory over KéVin Sireau of France.

The men's points race – Kiryienka (Belarus), Riblon (France) and Schep (Netherlands)

An emotional Chris Hoy (Great Britain) celebrates.

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