DAY TWO RESULTS: MADISON GOLD FOR GB AS MEYER GIVES POINTS MASTERCLASS
Great Britain won their third gold medal of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glagsow as Katie Archibald and Manon Lloyd took the honours in the inaugural world cup women’s Madison in front of a sold-out crowd at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Overcoming an early crash, which saw both Great Britain riders hit the deck, Archibald and Lloyd won the last sprint of the race to overhaul the French pair of Laurie Berthon and Coralie Demy, who had led for the majority of the race, to finish two points ahead of their rivals. The Russian pair of Maria Averina and Diana Klimova completed the podium with 13 points.
Cameron Meyer produced a points race masterclass, the multiple world champion giving an impressive display, amassing a total of 81 points to win gold by a margin of 37 points from France’s Benjamin Thomas. Meyer finished three laps up and won four of the 12 sprints on his way to glory. Thomas, Sam Harrison (Team USN) and Mark Stewart (Great Britain) all gained 20 points from lapping the field but Thomas picked up 24 points in the sprints to take silver whilst Harrison edged out Stewart to finish in bronze, one point above his rival.
The men’s keirin gold went to Czech rider Tomas Babek, with Vasilijus Lendel of Lithuania taking silver and Welshman Lewis Oliva taking bronze after coming through the repechages earlier in the day.
Lithuania’s Simona Krupeckaite added her second gold medal of the Glasgow world cup in the women’s sprint, adding to her keirin gold from Friday evening. Krupeckaite overcame Ukraine’s Liubov Basova in two heats in the gold-medal final. The bronze medal went to Spain’s Tania Calvo Barbero who defeated Nicky Degrendele of Belgium in two heats.
Racing continues tomorrow, Sunday 6 November. Follow the action via Twitter and watch the afternoon session on BBC Two and Eurosport.