Busy World Cup day two in Minsk with eight finals

20 JANUARY 2018

The second day of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Minsk offered to numerous spectators at the Minsk Arena velodrome a full range of spectacular races with eight amazing finals.

In the first final of the day British rider Charlie Tanfield, fastest in the qualifying round, set a time of 04:12.253, broke the velodrome record and claimed a gold medal. He was only 1.7 seconds off the World Record of Jack Bobridge, from 2011. Portugal's Ivo Oliveira was second, more than seven seconds slower. Russian Alexander Evtushenko (Lokosphinx) took third place.

Germain sprinter Pauline Grabosch only in the heat 3 managed to beat double world champion Simona Krupeckaite from Lithuania to win the women's sprint title, with Nicky Degrendelle (Belgium)dominating the bronze finals.

The USA team, fastest in the qualifiers of the women’s team pursuit, showed their class in the final winning the gold medal ahead of Italy and Canada.

The men’s team sprint title went to the Dutch sprinters from Beat Cycling Club, who recorded 43.397sec to defeat Poland in the gold final. And France overcame Russia to take bronze.

Dutch rider Kirsten Wild triumphed in the women's omnium with British Elinor Barker taking the silver medal. Third place in the omnium went to Jennifer Valente of the United States.

Elinor Barker also took silver in the women's scratch race, where gold went Aline Seitz from Switzerland. Amy Pieters (Netherlands) took bronze.

The Hong Kong duo of Chun Wing Leung and King Lok Cheung won the men's Madison finishing ahead of the Netherlands' Roy Pieters and Wim Stroetinga, with bronze going to the Portuguese brothers Rui and Ivo Oliveira.