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Cali, december 16th / 2010
France leads UCI Track World Cup Cali.
Frenchman were victorious in two of four finals.while Great Britain and New Zealand won the rest.
Colombiano Juan Esteban Arango leads Omnium.

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Bauge, Sireau and D'Almeida, won the team sprint for France.

Day of high emotions, with the final odds of the team sprint, where Great Britain showed their superiority in women, but suffered an unexpected defeat in men. For its part, the female trio from New Zealand, came to his world record and won with more in the final. French Kneisky Morgan won the scratch men's final spectacular.

Classifications in the morning

The event began with Omnium's qualifying, which selects 24 men for the fly lap, where tip stung Colombian Juan Esteban Arango, also second in the points race, which became the first leader the new race in World Cups.

In the women's team pursuit, qualified to the final triplets New Zealand and the United States OUCH, while the bronze did Great Britain and Germany.

Opening at night

A sober event served for the resumption of the Cup in the late evening hours of Cali. The opening words of the lawyer Hernando Zuluaga, and Welcome Cali Mayor Jorge Ivan Ospina, preceded a folk act in the world champions of salsa delighted the audience with his artistic ability, involving some team members that attended the final presentation.

Cycling emotions

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Scratch Race Men.

The first medals were in the team pursuit, where New Zealand Women Rushlee Buchanan, Lauren Ellis and Alison Shanks demonstrated its capacity possess the world record to beat in a thrilling final to North American professional team OUCH (Sarah Hammer, Bausch Dolsie and Lauren Tamayo), while mourning the bronze medal favored the British trio (Laura Trott, Katie Colclough and Wendy Houvenaghel) over the German.

Minutes later, the ladies also leading the second end of the night. This time, it was the team sprint duets, where the British Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Varnish confirmed their favoritism, defeating German girls Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte. The bronze it fell to the French duo, conformed by Sandie Claire and Virginie Cueff, over Spanish Helena Casas and Tania Calvo.

In the scratch men, the attacks were swift, and 6 riders (the Belgian Gijs Van Hoecke, Chile's Marco Arriagada, Czech Martin Blaha, Spanish Sebastian Mora, French Morgan Kniesky and Russian Kirill Sveshnikov) managed to take back advantage, at different times of the race, ensuring the dispute of the medals in the sprint final, where the Frenchman was the fastest, beating the Belgian and Czech.

The last gold medal was amazing definition in the team sprint men, including favorite all-important British and French. A mistake by the English was used by the French, more in sync and with a spectacular last lap of Michael D'Almeida, won their second gold, and thus lead the World Cup. The bronze medal went to the New Zealand trio, composed of Edward Dawkins, Sam Mitchell and Ethan Webster.







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