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2014 UEC European Track Championships

The 2014 UEC European Track Championships was the fifth edition of the elite UEC European Track Championships in track cycling and took place at the Vélodrome Amédée Détraux in Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, France, between 16 and 19 October. The Event was organised by the European Cycling Union. All European champions are awarded the UEC European Champion jersey which may be worn by the champion throughout the year when competing in the same event at other competitions.

2014 UEC European Track Championships
Vélodrome Amédée Detraux 2015 03.jpg
VenueBaie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, France
Date(s) (2014-10-16 - 2014-10-19)16–19 October 2014
VelodromeVélodrome Amédée Détraux
Nations participating23
Cyclists participating219 (93 women, 125 men)
Events19 (9 women, 10 men)
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The programme for the 2014 championships was considerably extended, and all World Championship track events were held; ten Olympic events, (sprint, team sprint, keirin, team pursuit and omnium, for both men and women), for which qualification points for the 2016 Summer Olympics were available for the first time, and nine non-Olympic events; the men's madison race and points races, scratch races, sprint time trials (1000 metres for men, 500 metres for women) and individual pursuits for both genders were held as part of the championships. The omnium was held in its new format for the first time, ending with the points race, rather than the sprint time trial.

Unusually, the event was held on a fully outdoor concrete track with a 333-metre circumference, as opposed to the now standard 250 metre indoor wooden velodromes normally used in such events. As a result, several of the events (team sprints, omniums and points races) will be held over non-standard distances.

In addition, the event took place outside continental Europe for the first time, being held in the French caribbean province department of Guadeloupe.

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SummaryEdit

Great Britain topped the medal table with six golds, including a clean sweep of team and individual pursuit titles. Germany won the most medals, with thirteen including a fifth successive men's team sprint title, while Russia were second on golds, with four, and medals with eleven. There was a first ever medal for Austria, gold in the men's madison.

The most successful individual was Russia's Anastasiia Voinova with three gold medals.

The redesigned omnium event, where all points won in the first five events go forward into the final points race, was held in its new format for the first time. Despite the change, Laura Trott of Great Britain defended her title in the women's edition to retain her claim as most successful cyclist in the history of the event with six golds. 2013 points race winner, Elia Viviani of Italy won the men's event, having entered the final points race already with a clear lead. Katie Archibald became the first winner of the women's individual pursuit at the championships. In doing so she ended British team-mate Joanna Rowsell's monopoly on all available major international team and individual pursuit titles.[1]

Ed Clancy's team pursuit gold made him the most successful male rider in the events history with five gold medals and one bronze medal in total. Grégory Baugé's sprint gold was his first, and was won on home soil, as Bauge was born in Guadeloupe.

Events were delayed on a number of occasions by rain on the outdoor track, and times in the timed events were, as expected, significantly slower than usual.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

218 cyclists (93 women, 125 men) from 23 nations participated at the championships. The number of cyclists per nation is shown in parentheses.[3][4]

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Sprint
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Grégory Baugé
  France
Damian Zieliński
  Poland
Robert Förstemann
  Germany
Team sprint §
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  Germany
Robert Förstemann
Tobias Wächter
Joachim Eilers
59.602   France
Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Michaël D'Almeida
59.820   Russia
Pavel Yakushevskiy
Denis Dmitriev
Nikita Shurshin
1:00.061
Keirin
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Joachim Eilers
  Germany
Matthijs Büchli
  Netherlands
Denis Dmitriev
  Russia
1 km time trial
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Callum Skinner
  Great Britain
1:02.399 Joachim Eilers
  Germany
1:02.474 Quentin Lafargue
  France
1:02.734
Omnium
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Elia Viviani
  Italy
219 pts Jon Dibben
  Great Britain
198 pts Unai Elorriaga
  Spain
179 pts
Team pursuit
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  Great Britain
Ed Clancy
Andy Tennant
Owain Doull
Jon Dibben
4:11.545   Germany
Henning Bommel
Theo Reinhardt
Nils Schomber
Kersten Thiele
Leon Rohde
4:12.342   Russia
Alexey Kurbatov
Evgeny Kovalev
Ivan Kovalev
Alexander Serov
Artur Ershov
4:13.318
Individual pursuit
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Andy Tennant
  Great Britain
4:32.686 Alexander Evtushenko
  Russia
4:34.954 Kersten Thiele
  Germany
4:32.878
Points race
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Benjamin Thomas
  France
37 pts Liam Bertazzo
  Italy
30 pts Henning Bommel
  Germany
24 pts
Scratch race
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Otto Vergaerde
  Belgium
Eloy Teruel
  Spain
Ed Clancy
  Great Britain
1 lap down
Madison
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  Austria
Andreas Graf
Andreas Müller
6 pts   Belgium
Otto Vergaerde
Kenny De Ketele
21 pts
(1 lap down)
  France
Vivien Brisse
Morgan Kneisky
18 pts
(1 lap down)
Women's Events
Sprint
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Anastasiia Voinova
  Russia
Tania Calvo
  Spain
Kristina Vogel
  Germany
Team sprint §
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  Russia
Elena Brezhniva
Anastasiia Voinova
Daria Shmeleva
44.341   Germany
Miriam Welte
Kristina Vogel
44.623   Netherlands
Elis Ligtlee
Shanne Braspennincx
45.302
Keirin
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Kristina Vogel
  Germany
Elena Brezhniva
  Russia
Shanne Braspennincx
  Netherlands
500 m time trial
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Anastasiia Voinova
  Russia
34.242 Elis Ligtlee
  Netherlands
34.776 Miriam Welte
  Germany
34.842
Omnium
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Laura Trott
  Great Britain
199 pts Jolien D'Hoore
  Belgium
198 pts Anna Knauer
  Germany
167 pts
Team pursuit
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  Great Britain
Katie Archibald
Elinor Barker
Ciara Horne
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
4:38.391   Russia
Tamara Balabolina
Irina Molicheva
Aleksandra Goncharova
Evgenia Romanyuta
Alexandra Chekina
4:45.364   Italy
Simona Frapporti
Beatrice Bartelloni
Tatiana Guderzo
Silvia Valsecchi
Maria Giulia Confalonieri
4:42.018
Individual pursuit
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Katie Archibald
  Great Britain
3:40.136 Mieke Kröger
  Germany
3:42.153 Vilija Sereikaitė
  Lithuania
3:45.811
Scratch race
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Evgenia Romanyuta
  Russia
Laurie Berthon
  France
Elena Cecchini
  Italy
Points race
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Eugenia Bujak
  Poland
21 pts Kelly Druyts
  Belgium
14 pts Elena Cecchini
  Italy
14 pts

§ = raced over non-standard distance (men=1000 metres, women=660 metres)

  • shaded events are non-Olympic
  • riders named in italics did not contest the corresponding finals

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  GBR6118
2  RUS43310
3  GER34613
4  FRA2226
5  BEL1304
6  ITA1135
7  POL1102
8  AUT1001
9  NED0224
10  SPA0213
11  LTU0011
Totals (11 nations)19191957

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rowsell not expecting European gold
  2. ^ "Results Book" (PDF). UEC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-25. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Start list women" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  4. ^ "Start list men" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-10-16.

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