2008–09 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics

The 2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics was a multi race competition over a season of track cycling. The season ran from 31 October 2008 to 18 February 2009. The World Cup is organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale.[1]

2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
Seventeenth edition of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
Details
Dates31 October 2008 – 18 February 2009
LocationUnited Kingdom, Australia, Colombia, China and Denmark
Races5

The World Cup kicked off in Manchester, Great Britain on 31 October 2008. Although many of the top riders did not participate in this round, as they were still recovering from the 2008 Summer Olympics, this gave many less experienced riders an opportunity to make their mark in the competition.[2]

171 riders were on the start list for the second round in Melbourne, Australia, held from 20–22 November 2008. New talent was prevalent once more, demonstrated by Cyclingnews' statistics which showed that 100 of those riders were under the age of 23 and only 12 were over 30.[3]

The third round was held at the newly renovated Alcides Nieto Patiño Velodrome in Cali, Colombia from 12–14 December 2008. 166 athletes competed in this round, representing 30 different countries.[4]

For the fourth round, held from 16–18 January 2009, riders returned to the Beijing velodrome in China for the first time since the 2008 Summer Olympics. Temperatures in the velodrome were much lower than the sweltering heat experienced by the riders during the summer, this time it was approximately 16 degrees indoors.[5]

The fifth and final round was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 13–15 February 2009. British paralympic rider Darren Kenny also made an appearance at Copenhagen, a world record attempt had been scheduled during the World Cup, on 14 February. Kenny intended to attempt to break his own CP 3 World Hour Record of 41.817 km which was set in Manchester on 8 January 2005.[6]

As the five rounds of the World Cup were held scattered around the world, only a few riders were able to participate in every round. Those who attended the first two rounds were able to rise to the top of the overall series standings, this led to many unfamiliar names appearing at the top of the rankings.[4]

Overall team standingsEdit

Overall team standings are calculated based on total number of points gained by the team's riders in each event. With one round remaining, 60 teams have so far participated in the 2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics. The top ten teams are listed below:[7]

Rank Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Total Points
1   Germany 92 56 62 52 74 336
2   Netherlands 41 60 17 72 99 289
3   Great Britain 133 36 15 32 57 273
4   France 24 25 65 64 71 249
5   Spain 49 66 78 17 31 241
6   China 41 38 23 108 31 241
7 Southaustralia.com–AIS 12 98 38 29 35 212
8   Russia 45 55 51 37 11 199
9   Ukraine 51 67 22 30 24 194
10 Cofidis 25 26 51 26 44 172

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Event Winner Second Third
  United Kingdom, Manchester — 31 October–2 November 2008
kilo   David Daniell (GBR)   Yevhen Bolibrukh (UKR)   Kamil Kuczyński (POL)
keirin   François Pervis (FRA) (Cofidis)   Jason Kenny (GBR) (Team Sky+ HD)   Teun Mulder (NED)
individual pursuit   Ed Clancy (GBR)   Vitaliy Shchedov (UKR)   Valery Kaykov (RUS) (Lokomotiv)
team pursuit   Great Britain
Steven Burke
Ed Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Rob Hayles
  Denmark
Michael Færk Christensen
Casper Jørgensen
Daniel Kreutzfeldt
Jens-Erik Madsen
  Netherlands
Ismaël Kip
Peter Schep
Wim Stroetinga
Arno van der Zwet
sprint   Jason Kenny (GBR) (Team Sky+ HD)   Shane Perkins (AUS)   Matthew Crampton (GBR)
points race   Chris Newton (GBR)   Eloy Teruel Rovira (ESP)   Iljo Keisse (BEL)
scratch race   Wim Stroetinga (NED)   Tim Mertens (BEL)   Martin Bláha (CZE) (ASC Dukla Praha)
madison   Germany
Olaf Pollack
Roger Kluge
  Belgium
Kenny de Ketele
Iljo Keisse
  Russia
Ivan Kovalev
Sergey Kolesnikov
team sprint Team Sky+ HD
Ross Edgar
Jason Kenny
Jamie Staff
  Poland
Łukasz Kwiatkowski
Kamil Kuczyński
Maciej Bielecki
  Germany
Sebastian Doehrer
René Enders
Mathias Stumpf
  Australia, Melbourne — 20–22 November 2008
kilo   Michaël D'Almeida (FRA)   Scott Sunderland (AUS) (Southaustralia.com–AIS)   Wen Hao (CHN)
keirin   Azizulhasni Awang (MAS)   Andriy Vynokurov (UKR)   François Pervis (FRA)
individual pursuit   Jack Bobridge (AUS)   Alexei Markov (RUS)   Vitaliy Shchedov (UKR)
team pursuit   Australia
Jack Bobridge
Rohan Dennis
Luke Durbridge
Mark Jamieson
  Spain
Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur
David Muntaner Juaneda
Toni Tauler Llull
Eloy Teruel Rovira
  Ukraine
Roman Kononenko
Sergiy Lagkuti
Lyubomyr Polatayko
Vitaliy Schedov
sprint   Shane Perkins (AUS)   Michaël D'Almeida (FRA)   Jason Niblett (AUS) (Southaustralia.com–AIS)
points race   Glenn O'Shea (AUS) (Southaustralia.com–AIS)   Seo Joon Yong (KOR)   Eloy Teruel Rovira (ESP)
scratch race   Kwok Ho Ting (HKG)   Leigh Howard (AUS) (Southaustralia.com–AIS)   Jason Christie (NZL)
madison   Spain
Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur
David Muntaner Juaneda
  Australia
Cameron Meyer
Chris Sutton
  Germany
Henning Bommel
Fabian Schaar
team sprint Southaustralia.com–AIS
Daniel Ellis
Jason Niblett
Scott Sunderland
  Japan
Narita Kazuya
Nitta Yudai
Watanabe Kazunari
  Ukraine
Yevhen Bolibrukh
Yuriy Tsylipyk
Andriy Vynokurov
  Colombia, Cali — 12–14 December 2008
kilo   Stefan Nimke (GER)   Yevhen Bolibrukh (UKR)   Li Wenhao (CHN)
keirin   Leonardo Narváez (COL)   Jason Niblett (AUS) (Southaustralia.com–AIS)   Barry Forde (BAR)
individual pursuit   Sergi Escobar Roure (ESP)   Valery Kaykov (RUS)   Arles Castro (COL)
team pursuit   Russia
Artur Ershov
Valery Kaykov
Leonid Krasnov
Vladimir Shchekunov
  Spain
Sergi Escobar Roure
Asier Maeztu Billelabaitia
Antonio Miguel Parra
Carlos Torrent Tarres
  Colombia
Juan Esteban Arango
Arles Castro
Edwin Ávila
Alexander González
sprint   Kévin Sireau (FRA) (Cofidis)   Stefan Nimke (GER)   Mickaël Bourgain (FRA) (Cofidis)
points race   Leonardo Duque (COL)   Peter Kennaugh (GBR)   Carlos Torrent Tarres (ESP)
scratch race   Zachary Bell (CAN)   Tim Mertens (BEL)   Carlos Torrent Tarres (ESP)
madison   Belgium
Ingmar de Poortere
Tim Mertens
  Colombia
Juan Esteban Arango
Carlos Alberto Uran
  Russia
Artur Ershov
Valery Kaykov
team sprint   Germany
Carsten Bergemann
Robert Förstemann
Stefan Nimke
Southaustralia.com–AIS
Daniel Ellis
Jason Niblett
Scott Sunderland
Cofidis
Mickaël Bourgain
Didier Henriette
Kévin Sireau
  China, Beijing — 16–18 January 2009
kilo   Mohd Rizal Tisin   François Pervis (FRA)   Kamil Kuczynski (POL)
keirin   Azizul Hasni Awang (Bike Technologies Australia)   Grégory Baugé (FRA)   Teun Mulder (NED)
individual pursuit   Jesse Sergent (NZL)   Vitaliy Shchedov (UKR)   David O'Loughlin (IRL)
team pursuit Southaustralia.com–AIS
Leigh Howard
Glenn O'Shea
Rohan Dennis
Mark Jamieson
  New Zealand
Sam Bewley
Peter Latham
Marc Ryan
Jesse Sergent
Lokomotiv
Artur Ershov
Valery Kaykov
Leonid Krasnov
Vladimir Shchekunov
sprint   Grégory Baugé (FRA)   Zhang Lei (CHN)   Shane Perkins (AUS)
points race   Chris Newton (GBR)   Zachary Bell (CAN)   Rafał Ratajczyk (POL)
scratch race   Hayden Godfrey (NZL)   Chris Newton (GBR)   Rafał Ratajczyk (POL)
madison Southaustralia.com–AIS
Glenn O'Shea
Leigh Howard
  Great Britain
Rob Hayles
Peter Kennaugh
  Germany
Roger Kluge
Ralf Matzka
team sprint Cofidis
Mickaël Bourgain
Kévin Sireau
François Pervis
  France
Grégory Baugé
Michaël D'Almeida
Thierry Jollet
  Germany
Sebastian Doehrer
Maximilian Levy
Mathias Stumpf
  Denmark, Copenhagen — 13–15 February 2009
kilo   Taylor Phinney (USA)   Michaël D'Almeida (FRA) (US Créteil)   Quentin Lafargue (FRA)
keirin   Kévin Sireau (FRA) (Cofidis)   Hodei Mazquiaran Uria (ESP)   Andrii Vynokurov (UKR)
individual pursuit   Taylor Phinney (USA)   David O'Loughlin (IRL)   Alexei Markov (RUS)
team pursuit   Great Britain
Steven Burke
Ed Clancy
Peter Kennaugh
Chris Newton
  Spain
Unai Elorriaga Zubiaur
Sergi Escobar Roure
David Muntaner Juaneda
Eloy Teruel Rovira
  Denmark
Niki Byrgesen
Michael Færk Christensen
Daniel Kreutzfeldt
Jens-Erik Madsen
sprint   Grégory Baugé (FRA) (US Créteil)   Mickaël Bourgain (FRA) (Cofidis)   Kévin Sireau (FRA) (Cofidis)
points race   Wong Kam-Po (HKG)   Marcel Barth (GER)   Milan Kadlec (CZE)
scratch race   Kazuhiro Mori (JPN)   Franco Marvulli (SUI)   Daniel Holloway (USA)
madison   Germany
Marcel Barth
Robert Bartko
  Italy
Elia Viviani
Angelo Ciccone
  Netherlands
Peter Schep
Pim Ligthart
team sprint Team Sky+ HD
Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny
Jamie Staff
Cofidis
Mickaël Bourgain
François Pervis
Kévin Sireau
US Créteil
Grégory Baugé
Michaël D'Almeida
Thierry Jollet

WomenEdit

Event Winner Second Third
  United Kingdom, Manchester — 31 October–2 November 2008
500m time trial   Victoria Pendleton (GBR) (Team Sky+ HD)   Gong Jinjie (CHN)   Miriam Welte (GER)
keirin   Victoria Pendleton (GBR) (Team Sky+ HD)   Diana Maria García Orego (COL)   Gong Jinjie (CHN)
individual pursuit   Wendy Houvenaghel (GBR)   Tara Whitten (CAN)   Joanna Rowsell (GBR) (Team 100% ME)
team pursuit Team 100% ME
Elizabeth Armitstead
Katie Colclough
Joanna Rowsell
  Germany
Charlotte Becker
Christina Becker
Lisa Brennauer
  Ukraine
Svitlana Halyuk
Lesya Kalytovska
Lyubov Shulika
sprint   Victoria Pendleton (GBR) (Team Sky+ HD)   Zheng Lulu (CHN)   Lyubov Shulika (UKR)
points race   Elizabeth Armitstead (GBR) (Team 100% ME)   Lucy Martin (GBR)   Katie Colclough (GBR) (Team 100% ME)
scratch race   Elizabeth Armitstead (GBR) (Team 100% ME)   Tara Whitten (CAN)   Alex Greenfield (GBR)
team sprint   Great Britain
Anna Blyth
Jessica Varnish
  Germany
Christin Muche
Miriam Welte
  Russia
Victoria Baranova
Swetlana Grankowskaja
  Australia, Melbourne — 20–22 November 2008
500m time trial   Willy Kanis (NED)   Gong Jinjie (CHN)   Kaarle McCulloch (AUS) (Southaustralia.com–AIS)
keirin   Willy Kanis (NED)   Elisa Frisoni (ITA)   Christin Muche (GER)
individual pursuit
details
  Joanna Rowsell (GBR)   Josephine Tomic (AUS)   Lada Kozlíková (CZE)
team pursuit   Great Britain
Elizabeth Armitstead
Katie Colclough
Joanna Rowsell
  Australia
Ashlee Ankudinoff
Sarah Kent
Josephine Tomic
  Ukraine
Svitlana Halyuk
Lesya Kalytovska
Lyubov Shulika
sprint   Lyubov Shulika (UKR)   Christin Muche (GER)   Kerrie Meares (AUS)
points race
details
  Evgenia Romanyuta (RUS)   Leire Olaberria (ESP)   Belinda Goss (AUS) (Southaustralia.com–AIS)
scratch race
details
  Elizabeth Armitstead (GBR)   Annalisa Cucinotta (ITA)   Evgenia Romanyuta (RUS)
team sprint   Netherlands
Yvonne Hijgenaar
Willy Kanis
  Australia
Kerrie Meares
Emily Rosemond
  South Korea
Gu Hyon Jin
Kim Won Gyeong
  Colombia, Cali — 12–14 December 2008
500m time trial   Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU)   Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (CUB)   Sandie Clair (FRA)
keirin   Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU)   Clara Sanchez (FRA)   Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (CUB)
individual pursuit
details
  Vilija Sereikaitė (LTU)   María Luisa Calle (COL)   Tara Whitten (CAN)
team pursuit   Cuba
Dalilia Rodriguez
Yudelmis Domínguez
Yumari González
  Colombia
Elizabeth Agudelo
Andrea Botero
María Luisa Calle
  Italy
Giorgia Bronzini
Annalisa Cucinotta
Marta Tagliaferro
sprint   Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU)   Clara Sanchez (FRA)   Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (CUB)
points race   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA)   Yumari González (CUB)   Tara Whitten (CAN)
scratch race   Annalisa Cucinotta (ITA)   Yumari González (CUB)   Gema Pascual Torrecilla (ESP)
team sprint   France
Sandie Clair
Clara Sanchez
  Germany
Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
  Lithuania
Gintare Gaivenyte
Simona Krupeckaitė
  China, Beijing — 16–18 January 2009
500m time trial   Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU)   Gong Jinjie (CHN)   Xu Yulei (CHN) (Max Success Pro Cycling)
keirin   Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU)   Guo Shuang (CHN)   Willy Kanis (NED)
individual pursuit
details
  Alison Shanks (NZL)   Vilija Sereikaitė (LTU)   Svitlana Halyuk (UKR)
team pursuit   New Zealand
Kaytee Boyd
Lauren Ellis
Alison Shanks
  China
Jiang Fan
Sun Feiyan
Wang Cui
  Russia
Evgenia Romanyuta
Olga Slyusareva
Elena Chalykh
sprint   Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU)   Lyubov Shulika (UKR)   Willy Kanis (NED)
points race   Jarmila Machačová (CZE)   Wang Cui (CHN)   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA)
scratch race   Evgenia Romanyuta (RUS)   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA)   Belinda Goss (AUS)
team sprint   Netherlands
Yvonne Hijgenaar
Willy Kanis
  Lithuania
Gintare Gaivenyte
Simona Krupeckaitė
  China
Gong Jinjie
Zheng Lulu
  Denmark, Copenhagen — 13–15 February 2009
500m time trial   Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (CUB)   Sandie Clair (FRA)   Willy Kanis (NED)
keirin   Clara Sanchez (FRA)   Elisa Frisoni (ITA)   Guo Shuang (CHN)
individual pursuit
details
  Ellen van Dijk (NED)   Tara Whitten (CAN)   Joanna Rowsell (GBR) (Team 100% ME)
team pursuit
details
Team 100% ME
Elizabeth Armitstead
Katie Colclough
Joanna Rowsell
  Netherlands
Vera Koedooder
Amy Pieters
Ellen van Dijk
  Germany
Christina Becker
Lisa Brennauer
Verena Joos
sprint   Victoria Pendleton (GBR) (Team Sky+ HD)   Clara Sanchez (FRA)   Lyubov Shulika (UKR)
points race
details
  Ellen van Dijk (NED)   Katie Colclough (GBR) (Team 100% ME)   Shelley Olds (USA)
scratch race   Elizabeth Armitstead (GBR) (Team 100% ME)   Vera Koedooder (NED)   Andrea Wolfer (SUI)
team sprint Southaustralia.com–AIS
Kaarle McCulloch
Anna Meares
  Germany
Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
  China
Guo Shuang
Zheng Lulu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008–2009 Track Calendar". UCI. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Ben Atkins. "Track World Cup 08-09 Round 1 – CDM". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 16 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Laura Weislo. "Track World Cup 08-09 Round 2 – CDM". Cyclingnews. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Track World Cup 08-09 Round 3 – CDM". Cyclingnews. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Laura Weislo. "Track World Cup 08-09 Round 4 – CDM". Cyclingnews. Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Briton aims for hour record in Ballerup". 25 January 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Team World Cup Standings – as of 18 JAN 2009" (PDF). UCI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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