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British success in Moscow

Britain’s track cyclist won silver and bronze medals
in round one of the 2000 World Cup which was held on the 333metre olympic veledrome
in Moscow.

Jason Queally Britain’s hot medal hope for the kilometre at the Olympic Games in
Australia later this year, showed his preparation is right on track when he recorded
1min 02-0551sec.

The former water-polo player who gained silver at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala
Lumpur, was just 0;49sec shy of his British record set at high altitude on the Mexico
Olympic velodrome in May last year.

Queally from near Preston, finished the competition in the bronze position behind
Frenchman, Robert Thuet, who filled top spot with 1min 03.321sec. Former world record
holder Raimondez Escuredo of Spain talking silver in 1min 03.461.

Queally joined up with Craig McLean of Manchester and Edinburgh’s Chris Hoy the trio
were runners up at last year’s world championships, to win the silver medal in the
Olympic Sprint with a time of 1min 00.409sec. Spain took gold in 59.938sec and were
clearly the speedy form country being the only team dip under the one minute barrier
having qualified in 59.973.

Latvia became the second fastest team of the competition when they beat Japan for
the bronze in 1-00.811.

France the world champion, ended the competition a disappointed seventh.

McLean closed out the sprint contest in fourth position loosing to Germany’s Jan
van Eijden 2-0 in the ride off for bronze.

Julie Forrester filled 9th position in the womens 500m time trial in 36.7 won by
Cuihua Jiang of China, took gold with a time of 35.004, who pushed world champion
and record holder Felicia Ballanger of France, into second place.

Jiang’s time of 35.004 was 0.060 quicker than the French woman who will not look
back on her World Cup visit to Moscow with happy memories having lost in the sprint
final the day before to twenty five year old Russian Svetlana Grankovskia to 2-1.

Yvonne McGregor ended the pursuit in eighth place with 3min 46sec.Gold went to Leontien
van Moorsel of the Netherlands, in 3min 36.168 who out raced world champion Marion
Clignet from France, by almost a clear second.

Emma Davies finished in the same lap as the winner Russia’ Irina Tchalikh, of the
womens points race having scored two points.



1 Laurent Gane France 2-0

2 R Chiappa Italy

3 J Van Eijden Germany 2-0

4 C McLean GB


1 Jan Van Eijden Germany

2 P Buran Cze Republic

3 A Kiksis Latvia

9 C Percival GB


1 Robert Thuet France 1-03.321.

2 R Escuredo Spain 1-03.462.

3 J Queally GB 1-03.551.

Olympic Sprint

1 Spain 59.938.

(Villanueva, Melia,Escuredo)

2 Great Britain 1-00.409.

(Hoy, Queally, McLean)

3 Latvia 1-00.811.

(Lakucs, Kiksis, Berzins)

4 Japan 1-01.079.

(Fushimi, Kamlyama, Nagatsuka)


500m Time Trial.

1 Cuihua Jiang China 35.004.

2 F Ballanger France 35.064.

3 S Grankovskaia Russia 35.576.

9 J Forrester Gb 36.7.


1 Leontien Van Moorsel Netherlands 3-36.168.

2 M Clignet France 3-37.028.

3 I TChalykh Russia 3-36.481.

4 A Bellutti Italy 3-39.890.

8 Y McGregor GB 3-46.0.


1 Irina Tchalikh Russia 26pts.

2 M Clignet France 25pts.

3 Bellutti Italy 23pts

12 E Davies GB 2pts.




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