Track Worlds Day 6 - Lotte Kopecky dominates Points Race, secures gold

World championships: Lotte Kopecky celebrates with her gold medal from the points race in Glasgow
World championships: Lotte Kopecky celebrates with her gold medal from the points race in Glasgow (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jeffrey Hoogland fastest in 1km TT

Jeffrey Hoogland of Netherlands celebrating after winning the 1Km Time Trial

Jeffrey Hoogland of Netherlands celebrating after winning the 1Km Time Trial  (Image credit: SWPix)

Jeffrey Hoogland of the Netherlands secured his ninth career world title and fourth world title in the 1km time trial after winning the elite men's 1km time trial at the combined Worlds in Glasgow. 

The Dutch rider posted the winning time of 58.222 to beat Australia's Matthew Glaetzer and Thomas Cornish at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on Tuesday.

Cornish, who started second last, was the second rider to go under a minute with a time of 58.822 seconds, bumping Joseph Truman (Great Britain) out of a podium spot.

The two fastest riders, Hoogland and Glaetzer, were next to go, with the Australian posting a time of 58.526, but it was only good enough for the silver medal as Hoogland posted the winning time of 58.222 to take the world title.

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1km TT
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands) 0:00:58.222
2Matthew Glaetzer (Australia) 0:00:58.526
3Thomas Cornish (Australia) 0:00:58.822
4Joseph Truman (Great Britain) 0:00:59.092
5Maximilian Dornbach (Germany) 0:00:59.245
6Patryk Rajkowski (Poland) 0:01:00.096
7Matteo Bianchi (Italy) 0:01:00.099
8Alejandro Martinez Chorro (Spain)
9Santiago Ramirez Morales (Colombia)
10Chenxi Xue (People's Republic of China)
11Juan Ruiz Teran (Mexico)
12Melvin Landerneau (France)
13Roy van den Berg (Netherlands)
14Cristian David Ortega Fontalvo (Colombia)
15Willy Leonhard Weinrich (Germany)
16Ryan Dodyk (Canada)
17Nicholas Kergozou de la Boessiere (New Zealand)
18Muhammad Fadhil Mohd Zonis (Malaysia)
19Matěj Hytych (Czech Republic)
20Edgar Verdugo Osuna (Mexico)
21Jose Moreno Sanchez (Spain)
22Johannes Myburgh (South Africa)
23Andrey Chugay (Kazakhstan)
24Ronaldo Laitonjam (India)
25Hussein Hassan (Egypt)

Lotte Kopecky captures another world title in Glasgow

Lotte Kopecky of Belgium wins the Points Race world title in Glasgow

Lotte Kopecky of Belgium wins the Points Race world title in Glasgow (Image credit: SWPix)

Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) is enjoying the form of her life, having secured her second world title at the UCI Track World Championships in Glasgow. 

Kopecky stormed to victory in the elite women's Points Race just two days after winning the Elimination Race at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

"In the end, I just had to focus on Georgia [Baker] because she was six points behind, so as long as I stayed beside her, then it couldn't go wrong, so that's what I did," Kopecky said.

She came into this Worlds fresh off of finishing second overall at the Tour de France Femmes and in prime form, aiming for a total of four world titles in the Elimination Race, Points Race, Omnium and road race in Glasgow.

In the 100-lap Points Race, Kopecky secured a total of 39 points to win the world title ahead of Georgia Baker (Australia) with 31 points and Tsuyaka Uchino (Japan) with 14 points.

Kopecky immediately picked up points in the opening two laps. She then went on to lap the field with Baker and Neah Evans of Great Britain at roughly halfway into the race, however, Evans lost the extra 20 points she earned after losing a lap to the two leaders later in the race.

Kopecky kept an eye on Baker, and went on to collect additional points in the remaining laps to secure the world title ahead of the Australian.

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Points Race
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) 39
2Georgia Baker (Australia) 31
3Tsuyaka Uchino (Japan) 14
4Lily Williams (United States Of America) 9
5Neah Evans (Great Britain) 9
6Marit Raaijmakers (Netherlands) 8
7Silvia Zanardi (Italy) 8
8Daniela Campos (Portugal) 5
9Lea lin Teutenberg (Germany) 4
10Jarmila Machačova (Czech Republic) 3
11Michaela Drummond (New Zealand) 3
12Ariane Bonhomme (Canada) 2
13Jiali Liu (People's Republic of China) 2
14Nafosat Kozieva (Uzbekistan) 1
15Karolina Karasiewicz (Poland)
16Yareli Acevedo Mendoza (Mexico) -4
17Marie le Net (France) -14
18Ziortza Isasi Cristobal (Spain) -19
19Verena Eberhardt (Austria) -20
20Michelle Andres (Switzerland) -20
21Bo yee Leung (Hong Kong, China) -40
DNFFanny Malissa Cauchois One (Lao People's Democratic Republic)

Netherlands stage massive coup in Madison

Jan Willem Van Schip and Yoeri Havik of the Netherlands staged a massive coup to take the gold medal in the men's Madison, putting in a blazing mid-race surge and a furious defence of their lead in the final sprint.

Great Britain's Ollie Wood and Mark Stewart snuck in at the line to claim silver after New Zealand's Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart won the final sprint, pushing Belgium into fourth to claim bronze.

Belgium's Robbe Ghys and Lindsay De Vylder started out strong, taking the first two sprints but may have spent their bullets too soon.

While they defended their lead, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Great Britain took turns chasing points to stay in contention.

Denmark made a brief appearance at the top of the leaderboard with 28 points but failed to gain any more and had to settle for fifth.

None of the teams could take a lap on with an almost constantly torrid pace. The Netherlands came the closest, attacking after the halfway point to snatch enough points to move into second behind Belgium.

The Spanish pair Sebastian Mora and Alberto Torres tried to go clear but a fight for the sprints injected enough points for them to be reeled in.

The Dutch team attacked again to take sprints in the closing laps to move into the lead with 33 points over Belgium, while Great Britain and New Zealand came into the closing sprints tied on points.

Portugal's Rui and Ivo Oliveira launched a last-ditch attack before penultimate sprint, but couldn't hold it, and a surge for the penultimate points ended their hopes.

The crowds went wild as the double point final sprint approached with Great Britain still in contention to take the gold, but the Kiwis snatched the 10 points to deny another gold for the home team.

Their six points were enough to climb into second. The Dutch and Belgians were almost match-sprinting for the line with the points for third enough to propel the Netherlands into the rainbow jersey.

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Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Netherlands 37
Row 1 - Cell 0 Jan Willem van Schip
Row 2 - Cell 0 Yoeri Havik
2Great Britain 35
Row 4 - Cell 0 Oliver Wood
Row 5 - Cell 0 Mark Stewart
3New Zealand 34
Row 7 - Cell 0 Aaron Gate
Row 8 - Cell 0 Campbell Stewart
4Belgium 32
Row 10 - Cell 0 Lindsay de Vylder
Row 11 - Cell 0 Robbe Ghys
5Denmark 28
Row 13 - Cell 0 Lasse Leth
Row 14 - Cell 0 Michael Morkov
6France 16
Row 16 - Cell 0 Benjamin Thomas
Row 17 - Cell 0 Thomas Boudat
7Germany 14
Row 19 - Cell 0 Roger Kluge
Row 20 - Cell 0 Theo Reinhardt
8Spain 14
Row 22 - Cell 0 Sebastian Mora Vedri
Row 23 - Cell 0 Albert Torres Barcelo
9Italy 9
Row 25 - Cell 0 Elia Viviani
Row 26 - Cell 0 Michele Scartezzini
10Portugal 8
Row 28 - Cell 0 Rui Alves Oliveira
Row 29 - Cell 0 Ivo Alves Oliveira
11Austria 0
Row 31 - Cell 0 Felix Ritzinger
Row 32 - Cell 0 Maximilian Schmidbauer
12Japan -37
Row 34 - Cell 0 Shunsuke Imamura
Row 35 - Cell 0 Kazushige Kuboki
DNFPoland
Row 37 - Cell 0 Alan Banaszek
Row 38 - Cell 0 Szymon Sajnok
DNFCzechia
Row 40 - Cell 0 Denis Rugovac
Row 41 - Cell 0 Jan Voneš
DNFSwitzerland
Row 43 - Cell 0 Claudio Imhof
Row 44 - Cell 0 Lukas Ruegg
DNFHong Kong, China
Row 46 - Cell 0 Chun Wing Leung
Row 47 - Cell 0 Yu Leung
DNFUnited States
Row 49 - Cell 0 Gavin Hoover
Row 50 - Cell 0 Colby Lange
DNFCanadaRow 51 - Cell 2
Row 52 - Cell 0 Dylan Bibic
Row 53 - Cell 0 Mathias Guillemette

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