Great Britain’s Katie Archibald tasted success at Roubiax 2021 with a silver medal in the women’s points race.
She finished runner-up behind newly crowned 2021 UCI Track World Champion Lotte Kopecky who claimed gold in the 20-woman race.
Archibald managed to gain a lap before an explosive finish from Kopecky sealed gold and Belgium’s first rainbow jersey.
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A tearful Kristen Wild rode the last race of her career as she finished third and secured bronze to add to her impressive medal haul spanning over a 17-year career.
Germany’s Lea Sophie Friedrich came out on top of the women’s Keirin final classification. The 21-year-old is already a five-time UCI Track World Champion.
She finished second in her first round heat, narrowly edged out by Columbia’s Martha Bayona Pineda who eventually finished eighth overall.
Mina Sato of Japan secured silver medal whilst Yana Tyshchenko won bronze. Yana Tyshchenko did enough to stake a claim in the final race, but she suffered a hard fall in the aftermath of her second round heat that ruled her out.
Madalyn Godby and Kelsey Mitchell made up the top five, whilst Great Britain’s Sophie Capewell just missed out on the top 12 after finishing 13th.
Harrie Lavreysen became world champion for the third year running after success in Tokyo during the summer. He beat teammate Jeffery Hoogland in an all-Dutch men’s sprint final.
France’s Sebastian Vigier secured a bronze in dramatic circumstances. Stefan Boetticher won the first race but was penalised for riding outside the track, so had his advantage deducted. This allowed Vigier to capitalise as he won the decisive run.
Elia Viviani of Italy won the first rainbow jersey of his career after claiming top prize in the men’s elimination race.
Denmark topped the men’s Madison podium after pipping Italy and Belgium to first place, who finished second and third respectively.
The Danish pair, Michael Morkov and Lasse Norman Hansen became Olympic champions in Tokyo during the summer, and have added another rainbow jersey to add to last year’s UCI World Championship.
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