Germany won two gold medals and is leader of Tissot UCI World Cup Cali 2017

Male and female Teams sprint give to Germany the Cali World Cup leadership. Ireland and Belgium won other two races of first day of competition. This saturday there will be five finals.

Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte celebrating
Canada delegation in Tissot UCI World Cup Cali 2017.
Photo by @TrackWCupCali

German riders Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte demonstrated great condition and won the first gold medal in Cali World Cup, beating Gazprom Rusvelo team (Daria Shmeleva and Anastasiia Voinova) and Spain team (Tania Calvo and Helena Casas).

Vogel, considered queen of Cali velodrome, and Welte, his partner, receive the ovation of Cali´s fan, that clapping two beautiful german riders: «Thanks, it is very beautiful the name of ´queen´ that I had earned in Cali, when I am competing the crowd give me a lot of energy to compete» said Vogel. Welte add, I am very happy to compete in Cali, people es very happy and they motivate us».

German pair expecting repeat performance in the next stage of World Cup, next weekend in Los Angeles, United States.

In similar way german team sprint, integrated by Robert Forstemann, Max Niederlag and Eric Engler, mark a time of 43.598 beating Poland team (Maciej Bielecki, Mateusz Rudyk and Krzysztof Maksel). Bronze medal was won by Russia (Pavel Yakushevskiy, Koroll Samusemko and Aleksei Tkachev), they beat to France team.

Third medal of the day was to Belgium, with Lotte Kopecke, who won the female Omnium race with 128 points, beating to british Emily Nelson (118) and italian Rachele Barbieri (114).

The last race was men points race won by Irish Mark Downey, after he win a lap of advantage. Second was Larsen Niklas of Denmark and third was belgian Ghys Robbe.

Colombia lived a dissapointment when the man team sprint lost in second round by disqualifing against France, after beat to Canada. Santiago Ramírez make two mistakes and caused the elimination of colombian Team. In the morning, Colombian Team was fourth, very near of third time of Russia.

This saturday schedulle include classifications in the morning, since 11:30. In the night, since 18:30, there will be five finals: Teams pursuit, men keirin, women scratch 10 km, women sprint and men omnium.

Results Friday February 17

Women Team Sprint:
Gold: Germany (Kristina Vogel-Miriam Welte) 32.441 seconds
Silver: Gazprom Rusvelo (Daria Shmeleva-Anastasiia Voinova) 32.521
Bronze: Spain (Tania Calvo-Helena Casas Roige) 33.325

Men Team Sprint:
Gold: Germany (Robert Forstemann – Max Niederlag – Eric Engler) 43.598 seconds
Silver: Poland (Maciej Bielecki – Mateusz Rudyk – Krzysztof Maksel)) 45.058
Bronze: Russia (Pavel Yakushevskiy – Koroll Samusemko – Aleksei Tkachev)
Russia beat France

Women Omnium:
Gold: Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) 128 points
Silver: Emily Nelson (Great Britain ) 118
Bronze: Rachele Barbieri (Italy) 114

Men Points Race:
Gold: Downey Mark (Ireland)
Silver: Larsen Niklas (Denmark)
Bronze: Ghys Robbe (Belgium)

Schedulle February 18:

11:30 a.m. a 4:10 p.m.
Women Sprint 200 m Classifications
Women Team Pursuit Classifications
Women Sprint 1/16 Final
Men Omnium I – Scratch 10 km
Women Sprint 1/8 final
Men Keirin first round
Women Sprint 1/4 final
Men Omnium II Tempo Race 10 km
Women Sprint 1/4 final (2nd)
Men Keirin Repechajes
Women Sprint 1/4 final (3rd)
Women Scratch 5 km Classifications

6:30 a 9:35 p.m.
Women Sprint 1/2 final (1st)
Men Omnium III Elimination
Women Sprint 1/2 final (2nd)
Men Keirin second round
Women Sprint 1/2 final (3rd)
Men Teams Pursuit Final 3-4 and 1-2
Men Keirin Final 7 – 12
Men Keirin Final 1 – 6
Women Sprint 3-4 and 1-2 (1st)
Women Scratch 10 km final
Women Sprint 3-4 and 1-2 (2nd)
Award Ceremony Men Teams Pursuit
Award Ceremony Men Keirin
Award Ceremony Women Scratch 10 km
Women Sprint lugares 3-4 y 1-2 (3rd i.r.)
Men Omnium IV – Points Race 25 km final
Award Ceremony Women Sprint final
Award Ceremony Men Omnium

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