Lavreysen takes men’s sprint jersey at UCI Track Champions League

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Harrie Lavreysen – the world and Olympic sprint champion – proved to be the dominant force in the men’s sprint events in the first round of the UCI Track Champions League, taking the lead in the first round winning the individual sprint and taking the lead in the first round. finishing close second in the keirin.

In the sprint, Lavreysen completely smashed the final against the young Russian Mikhail Iakovlev who surprised Lavreysen’s compatriot Jeffrey Hoogland in the semi-final to qualify for the final.

But when it comes to the two-man sprint, Iakovlev had no response to the Dutchman’s acceleration and let go of his wheel with a U-turn to go.

“It was fun running with three runners, it was tough and tactical. I liked it and felt really strong.

“He’s still young and he’s coming over there. I thought you had to gain a lot of speed and surprise him, and he wasn’t ready for my speed. But it was a good final.”

Sprint

Mateusz Rudyk (Poland), Mikhail Iakovlev (Russia), Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago), Stefan Botticher (Germany) and pre-race favorites Jeffrey Hoogland and Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands) won the round of opening of the men’s sprint. The races took on the unique format of three riders per heat, with only the winners advancing to the semi-finals. As a result, the race lacked the usual tactical games of the individual sprint and favored early attackers.

Paul said the format “changed a lot tactically because there isn’t just one rider, you have to be aware of two riders so it was very different”.

The sprint semi-final pitted Paul and Rudyk against Lavreysen, while Iakovlev and Botticher had to face Hoogland.

Rudyk opened the effort first in round 1, but Paul leapt past the bell. The acceleration only served to inspire Lavreysen to push inside, forcing Paul to climb high on the bank. With higher speed and a shorter line, Lavreysen took off to claim the semi-final victory over Paul to advance to the final.

In the second heat, Botticher took the advantage early but it was Iakovlev who opened the sprint with more than a lap and a half to go. With Botticher in the sprint lane and the Russian holding onto the inside firmly, Hoogland was forced to take the long way and failed – Iakovlev made it to the final and the Dutchman was turned down.

Keirin

In the first round of the Men’s Keirin, Stefan Botticher (Germany) left nothing to chance and started early, with world champion Lavreysen having to qualify for the final ahead of Vasiliujs Lendel (Lithuania).

Heading into Round 2, Kento Yamasaki was let loose by his incumbent before the line-up and used the adrenaline rush to fuel a vicious turn of speed on the final lap to keep Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands) from advancing.

The third round went a bit smoother, with Nicholas Paul setting up a tactical masterclass to take the victory over Hugo Barrett (Canada).

In the final, Botticher came early in the lead to challenge Hoogland while Lavreysen waited too long.

The German stood up to his Dutch rivals to secure a meteoric victory.

Men’s Sprint Round 1 Round 1
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Mateusz Rudyk (Poland)
2 Rayan Helal (France)
3 Denis Dmitriev (Russian Federation)
Men’s Sprint Round 1 Round 2
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Mikhail Iakovlev (Russian Federation)
2 Jair Tjon in Fa (Suriname)
3 Jai Angsuthasawit (Thailand)
Men’s Sprint Round 1 Round 3
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago)
2 Maximilian Levy (Germany)
3 Kento Yamasaki (Japan)
Sprint Men Round 1 Round 4
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Stefan Botticher (Germany)
2 Kevin Santiago Quintero Chavarro (Colombia)
3 Jean Spies (South Africa)
Men’s Sprint Round 1 Round 5
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)
2 Vasilijus Lendel (Lithuania)
3 Jordan Castle (New Zealand)
Men’s Sprint Round 1 Round 6
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)
2 Tom Derache (France)
3 Hugo Barrette (Canada)
Sprint Men Semi-final Round 1
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)
2 Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago)
3 Mateusz Rudyk (Poland)
Sprint Men Semi-final Round 2
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Mikhail Iakovlev (Russian Federation)
2 Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)
3 Stefan Botticher (Germany)
Men’s Sprint Final
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)
2 Mikhail Iakovlev (Russian Federation)
Men Keirin Heat 1
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Stefan Botticher (Germany)
2 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)
3 Vasilijus Lendel (Lithuania)
4 Rayan Helal (France)
5 Mateusz Rudyk (Poland)
6 Denis Dmitriev (Russian Federation)
Men Keirin Heat 2
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Kento Yamasaki (Japan)
2 Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)
3 Kevin Santiago Quintero Chavarro (Colombia)
4 Jordan Castle (New Zealand)
5 Maximilian Levy (Germany)
6 Jai Angsuthasawit (Thailand)
Men Keirin Heat 3
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago)
2 Hugo Barrette (Canada)
3 Tom Derache (France)
4 Jean Spies (South Africa)
5 Jair Tjon in Fa (Suriname)
6 Mikhail Iakovlev (Russian Federation)
Keirin Men’s Final
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Stefan Botticher (Germany)
2 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands)
3 Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)
4 Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago)
5 Hugo Barrette (Canada)
6 Kento Yamasaki (Japan)
Men’s Sprint Ranking
Pos. Rider’s name (country) Team Results
1 Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands) 37
2 Stefan Botticher (Germany) 33
3 Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands) 30
4 Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago) 24
5 Mikhail Iakovlev (Russian Federation) 18
6 Kevin Santiago Quintero Chavarro (Colombia) 16
7 Rayan Helal (France) 14
8 Vasilijus Lendel (Lithuania) 13
9 Tom Derache (France) 12
ten Hugo Barrette (Canada) 11
11 Kento Yamasaki (Japan) 11
12 Mateusz Rudyk (Poland) ten
13 Jair Tjon in Fa (Suriname) 9
14 Jean Spies (South Africa) 6
15 Maximilian Levy (Germany) 6
16 Denis Dmitriev (Russian Federation) 6
17 Jordan Castle (New Zealand) 4
18 Jai Angsuthasawit (Thailand) 2

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