SESSION 3 Report
Session three on day two of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow featured women’s sprint qualifying, men’s keirin qualifying and C1 finals in the women’s individual pursuit and men’s scratch.
Fresh from winning gold in Friday night’s keirin, Lithuania’s Simona Krupeckaite continued her fine form, qualifying fastest in the women’s sprint before confirming her place in Saturday evening’s semi-finals by beating teammate Migle Marozaite in the quarter-finals. She’ll race against Nicky Degrendele of Belgium for a place in the final. The other semi-final will see Spain’s Tania Calvo Barbero go head-to-head with Liubiv Basova (Ukraine).
Welshman Lewis Oliva was among the twelve riders who qualified for Saturday evening’s keirin second round.
Belguim’s Robbe Ghys won the UCI C1 level scratch race. Ghys launched a solo attack and was joined by Russia’s Maksim Piskunov and Portugal’s Ivo Oliveira to gain a lap. Ghys trimumphed in the sprint for the line to secure the win with Piskunov in second and Oliveira in bronze.
Poland’s Justyna Kaczkowska won the UCI C1 level women’s individual pursuit in a time of 3:33.319, beating Elise Delzenne of France in the gold-medal ride. Great Britain’s Emily Nelson was denied her second podium of the event by Tatsiana Sharakova (Belarus) who took third place.
Racing continues this evening at 7pm. Catch it live on BBC Red Button and Eurosport and keep up-to-date on Twitter @trackworldcup
Here’s what’s coming up in session four