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Track Cycling UEC European Championships 2021


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European Champs starting tomorrow. 

 

:GBR team has some Olympians, some squad members who didn't make Tokyo, and some new names.

 

Men

BRITTON Rhys Team Pursuit, Omnium, Madison, Points Race, Scratch Race, Elimination Race
BUNTING James Team Sprint, Keirin, Time Trial
FIELDING Alistair Team Sprint
NORRIS Hayden Sprint, Time Trial
PERRETT William Team Pursuit, Points Race, Elimination Race
TANFIELD Charlie Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit
TIDBALL William Team Pursuit, Points Race, Elimination Race
TRUMAN Joseph Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin
TURNBULL Hamish Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin
WOOD Oliver Team Pursuit, Omnium, Madison, Scratch Race

Women

ARCHIBALD Katie Omnium, Madison, Scratch Race
BARKER Megan Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit
BARNWELL Ella Team Pursuit
BATE Lauren Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin
CAPEWELL Sophie Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin
EVANS Neah Omnium, Madison, Points Race, Elimination Race
KING Eluned Team Pursuit, Madison
LEECH Madelaine Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit
LEWIS Sophie Team Pursuit, Madison, Points Race, Scratch Race, Elimination Race
RIDGE-DAVIS Blaine Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin
TANNER Millicent Team Sprint

 

UEC's website is a bit of mess as usual, but the Tissot official timing website is a bit easier to understand, and you'll need it for the results of the morning sessions. 


https://www.tissottiming.com/2021/uec/en-gb

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Looking at the results coming in….the Women’s Team Sprint is now being run in the same three rider/three lap format the men use, which means not many of the smaller countries can present teams, so only 6 nations competing.  I’m supposing that’s going to be the default format now?

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17 hours ago, Grassmarket said:

Looking at the results coming in….the Women’s Team Sprint is now being run in the same three rider/three lap format the men use, which means not many of the smaller countries can present teams, so only 6 nations competing.  I’m supposing that’s going to be the default format now?

Yes, this format kicked in during the last Europeans in 2020. We had 4 teams last time, so slow progress.

Tokyo Olympics officially was the last competition with 2 riders per women's team.

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2 hours ago, Bearas said:

Yes, this format kicked in during the last Europeans in 2020. We had 4 teams last time, so slow progress.

Tokyo Olympics officially was the last competition with 2 riders per women's team.

And I guess :LTU is one of those countries that is not able to find three sprinters?

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1 hour ago, Grassmarket said:

And I guess :LTU is one of those countries that is not able to find three sprinters?

One of many ... France didn't field any TS in major championships recently, and it's not going to change. Because even if you do find a third sprinter, the level drop is way too important. 

 

Since Tokyo was held in 2021, there is not much time left to adapt for Paris 2024, and the format requires strong adaptations. The "finisher" has to cover 750m when the longest distance a female sprinter can run is 500m (there is no such thing as a +2 laps full sprint in the individual events), so for this particular role you will need a resistant sprinter. Then the 2-riders format force the team to make a choice between a strong TS and strong individuals, in Tokyo China chose to have the first, Germany the second. In order to field both Friedrich and Hinze, Germany had to make one of them a starter, who could be better elsewhere. On the men's side the first one is now nearly systematically a specialist, could be the same for women ... or we'll have a 3-laps specialist to anchor. Yesterday for Russia Tyschenko was clearly better than Shmeleva in this position. 

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2 hours ago, SalamAkhi said:

One of many ... France didn't field any TS in major championships recently, and it's not going to change. Because even if you do find a third sprinter, the level drop is way too important. 

 

 

Same thing happened after London 2012 where the 3-rider 3000m TP went to a 4-rider 4000m format.  Took a few years for everyone to get teams together. It’s harder to find or finance track sprinters because there is less chance of a track/road overlap.

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On 10/6/2021 at 8:20 AM, Grassmarket said:

And I guess :LTU is one of those countries that is not able to find three sprinters?

Plenty of girls, but no one to match Krupeckaitė and Marozaitė in the same team. During Nationals and Baltics Lithuania had several 3-women teams going for the title, but results failed to match federation's qualification standards. Just like our federation refused to send men's team sprint team, despite sending two male sprinters to the championships.

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