Session 2, Day One at the Track World Cup in Trexlertown, Pa.For Immediate Release, May 29, 1997
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Russian Alexei Markov continued to impress in the mens individual pursuit as action continued Thursday at the second round of the UCI World Track Cup at Lehigh Valley Velodrome.
Markov, who turned 18 on May 26, repeated his World Cup victory from a week ago in Cali, Colombia, defeating American Christian Vande Velde, Lemont, Ill., in the final for the second consecutive time.
Both riders are all but assured of qualifying for the UCI World Championships in Australia in August.
German Ina Teutenberg, one of the top road sprinters in womens cycling, proved her track ability as well, winning the womens points race in convincing fashion. Rita Razmaite (Lithuania) was second while American Erin Veenstra, Colorado Springs, Colo., competing for the first time since a nasty training wreck May 14 which knocked out several of her teeth, placed 12th.
In the nights last final, Arnaud Tournant (France) won the mens kilometer time trial in one minute, 4.949 seconds. Tournant, 19, was second in the mens match sprint at the World Cup in Cali, but is not competing in that event at Trexlertown. Pole Grzegorz Krejner was second and Jose Escuredo Raimonez (Spain) third. Jason Garner, Newport Beach, Calif., was 12th.
In other action, Australian Darryn Hill and American Marty Nothstein, Trexlertown, Pa., both easily advanced into the quarterfinals of the mens match sprint. Marcelo Arrue, Alburtis, Pa., also advanced. That event concludes Friday.
Other finals scheduled Friday include the team pursuit and mens points race. Action will also begin in the womens match sprint, which include world champion Felicia Ballanger of France.
Mens 4km Individual Pursuit 1. ALEXEI MARKOV (RUSSIA), 4 minutes, 35.125 seconds; 2. Christian Vande Velde, Lemont, Ill., 4:42.849; 3. Juan Oliver Martinez (Spain), 4:38.458; 4. Robert Karsnicki (Poland), 4:43.670; 5. Brett Aitken (Australia), 4:44.764; 6. Lee Vertongen (New Zealand), 4:45.836; 7. Ivan Dominguez (Cuba), 4:47.809; 8. Carlos Suarez (Colombia), 4:50.019; 9. Philip Collins (Ireland), 4:51.876; 10. Michael Sandstod (Denmark), 4:52.496. Womens Points Race, 20km 1. INA TEUTENBERG (GERMANY), 20 pts (3 sprint wins); 2. Rita Razmaite (Lithuania), 15 (1); 3. Lioudmila Gorojanskaia (Belarus), 14 (1); 4. Antonella Bellutti (Italy), 13 (1); 5. Daniela Larreal (Venezuela), 11 (1); 6. Lucy Tyler-Sharman (Australia), 8 (1); 7. Maureen Kaila Vergara (El Salvador), 8 (1); 8. Yoanka Gonzalez Perez (Cuba), 6 (1); 9. Tania Duff-Miller (New Zealand), 6; 10. Mirella Van Melis (Netherlands), 5. American: 12. Erin Veenstra, Colorado Springs, Colo., 4. Mens Kilometer Time Trial 1. ARNAUD TOURNANT (FRANCE), 1 minute, 4.949 seconds; 2. Grzegorz Krejner (Poland), 1:05.471; 3. Jose Escuredo Raimondez (Spain), 1:06.340; 4. Dimitrios Georgalis (Greece), 1:07.202; 5. Craig McLean (Great Britain), 1:07.313; 6. Matthew Sinton (New Zealand), 1:07.315; 7. Danny Day (Australia), 1:07.558; 8. Robert Slippens (Netherlands), 1:07.568; 9. Miguel Angel Clavero (Argentina), 1:07.801; 10. Julio Cesar Herrera Cabrera (Cuba), 1:07.927. Americans: 12. Jason Garner, Newport Beach, Calif., 1:08.631.
Nothstein loses out to Darryn Hill in World Cup Sprint finalAustralian Darryn Hill edged out Marty Nothstein Friday to capture the Men's Olympic Sprint Final during the second day of competition at the World Cup of Cycling.
Hill beat Nothstein, the 1996 Olympic silver medalist, in two consecutive rides out of a best-of-three 200-meter series for the gold medal. Hill broke from the American on the second turn of the rack and outdistanced him down the straightaway. Hill was a former world sprint champion
Hill's winning time was 11:19.
``I knew he would give me a strong race,'' Hill said. ``It was a matter of having enough in me to make a burst at the end. He is a fierce competitor.''
Germany's Eyk Pokomy captured the bronze.
Nothstein had expected a battle with Olympic gold medalist Jens Fielder of Germany, but Fielder withdrew from the competition due to a knee injury sustained during a race in Cali, Colombia, last week.
``(Hill) had better position on me throughout the race,'' Nothstein said. ``I had trouble accelerating. It was a race to the finish line and he was a better man than me tonight.''
In the men's points race final, Canadian Brian Walton took the gold with a total of 28 points in the 90-lap race.
Russia set a new track record of 4:15.38 in the 4K Team Pursuit Final. The United States was second with a time of 4:24.90.
Thirty-one countries were competing in the three-day event, which concludes Saturday evening. This was the first time in five years the United States played host.
The World Cup is a qualifier for the 1997 World Championship, which will be contested in in August in Perth, Australia.
USCF Report - Results from Session Three at World Track Cup in Trexlertown:For Immediate Release, May 30, 1997
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Lehigh Valley residents Marty Nothstein, Marcelo Arrue and Nicole Reinhart all advanced during the Friday morning session of the UCI World Track Cup at Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Trexlertown.
Nothstein, the current world keirin champion and 1994 world match sprint champion, won his quarterfinal in the mens match sprint, besting Sean Eadie of Australia. The Trexlertown native moves on to tonights semifinals where he will meet Eyk Pokorny of Germany.
Arrue, of Alburtis, Pa., also moved into the semifinals by defeating Igor Chtchelinski of Russia. Arrue, who placed fifth in the mens match sprint at the 1996 UCI World Championships, will meet 1995 world match sprint champion Darryn Hill of Australia in the semifinals.
Reinhart, of Macungie, Pa., moved into the quarterfinals of the womens match sprint by upsetting Canadian Lori Muenzer in the first round. The 20-year-old American will face another Canadian, 1993 world match sprint champion Tanya Dubnicoff, in the quarterfinals. Another American, Jennie Reed, of Issaquah, Wash., advanced to the quarterfinals by winning her repechage round. She will face Olympic silver medalist Michelle Ferris of Australia. The womens sprint event concludes Saturday.
In the mornings other event, Russia and the United States qualified first and second, respectively, in the team pursuit. The two nations will square off in tonights final. Tonights session will also include the mens points race, featuring Olympic silver medalist Brian Walton of Canada.
The Lehigh Valley Velodrome round of the UCI World Track Cup is the second of six events used as qualifiers for the UCI World Track Championships, scheduled for late August in Australia. Thirty-one nations are competing in Trexlertown, the first time a World Track Cup has been held in the United States since 1994.
Session One Results
Mens Match Sprint, Quarterfinals Darryn Hill, Australia, def. Frederic Magne, France. Marty Nothstein, Trexlertown, Pa., def. Sean Eadie, Australia. Eyk Pokorny, Germany, def. Lampros Vasilopoulos, Greece. Marcelo Arrue, Alburtis, Pa., def. Igor Chtchelinski, Russia. Semifinal pairings: Hill vs. Arrue; Nothstein vs. Pokorny. Womens Match Sprint, 1/8 Finals Galina Enioukhina, Russia, def. Rita Razmaite, Lithuania. Michele Ferris, Australia, def. Yumari Gonzalez, Cuba. Felicia Ballanger, France, def. Ulrike Weichelt. Germany. Tanya Dubnicoff, Canada, def. Giovanna Troldi, Italy. Nicole Reinhart, Macungie, Pa., def. Lori Muenzer, Canada. Magali Marie Faure, France, def. Jennie Reed, Issaquah, Wash. Repechage winners: Reed and Muenzer. Quarterfinal pairings: Enioukhina vs. Muenzer; Ferris vs. Reed; Ballanger vs. Faure; Dubnicoff vs. Reinhart. Team Pursuit Qualifying 1. Russia (Anton Chantyr, Edouard Gritsoun, Nikolai Kouznetsov, Alexei Markov), 4 mins, 18.964 secs; 2. United States (Mariano Friedick, Brentwood, Calif.; Adam Laurent, Shell Beach, Calif.; Adam Payne, Newnan, Ga.; Christian VandeVelde, Lemont, Ill.), 4:24.731; 3. Spain (Adolfo Alperi Plaza, Miguel Alzamora Riera, Isaac Galvez Lopez, Ivan Herrero), 4:28.050; 4. Argentina (Gustavo Artacho, Angel Colla, Sebastian Donadio, Gonzalo Garcia), 4:28.777. Finals pairings: Russia vs. United States (first and second); Spain vs. Argentina (third and fourth).SESSION TWO REPORT
Australian Darryn Hill stole the spotlight from American Marty Nothstein Saturday night in the World Track Cup at Lehigh Valley Velodrome.
In front of a partisan crowd in Nothsteins hometown, Hill, the 1995 world sprint champion, won the mens match sprint final in two rides.
"Darryn was the man tonight," a disappointed Nothstein said. "That wasnt the real Marty out there."
Nothstein has been suffering from a fever since he returned from the first round of World Track Cup last week in Colombia.
"The way I was feeling tonight, I just wanted to make it to the final."
He lost his opening semifinal ride to German Eyk Pokorny, then won the next two rides to advance to face Hill. Pokorny defeated American Marcelo Arrue, Alburtis, Pa., for third place.
Nothstein, the current world keirin champion, will compete in that event Saturday, the last day of the competition.
In other action Saturday night, Canadian Brian Walton won the mens points race, edging Julian Dean of New Zealand and Michael Sandstod of Denmark. Walton, the Olympic silver medalist in the event, said he had not competed on the track since the Olympics. American Mariano Friedick, Brentwood, Calif., was seventh.
In the team pursuit, Russia set a new Lehigh Valley Velodrome track record in the final with a time of four minutes, 15.381 seconds, defeating the United States in the final. Spain was third.
World and Olympic champion Felicia Ballanger of France moved into the semifinals of the womens sprint, where she will face Olympic silver medalist Michelle Ferris of Australia. Galina Enioukhina of Russia will face Canadian Tanya Dubnicoff in the other semifinal.
Action will conclude Saturday. Other finals include the keirin, Olympic sprint, Madison and womens individual pursuit. The womens individual pursuit field includes American Rebecca Twigg, Colorado Springs, Colo., the six-time world champion, three-time world champion Jeannie Longo of France and Olympic champion Antonella Bellutti of France.
Session Two Results
Day Three, UCI World Track Cup, Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, Pa.For Immediate Release, May 31, 1997
Contact: Frank Stanley, USCF Communications Manager, (610) 395-7911
World champion Marty Nothstein easily advanced in the keirin qualifying Saturday during the final day of the UCI World Track Cup at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Trexlertown, Pa.
Competing in his hometown, Nothstein moved into the 12-rider semifinals, along with match sprint champion Darryn Hill (Australia) and Frederic Magne (France), the 1995 world champion in the event. The semifinals and finals are Saturday night.
Elsewhere, Rasa Mazeikyte (Lithuania) qualified first into the finals of the womens individual pursuit with a time of three minutes, 45.452 seconds. Mazeikyte will face Lucy Tyler-Sharman (Australia), the world silver medalist, in the final. American Rebecca Twigg, Colorado Springs, Colo., qualified third and will face world champion Antonella Bellutti of Italy in the bronze medal ride. Three-time world champion Jeannie Longo of France was fifth.
Greece, winners of the Olympic sprint at the first round of the UCI World Track Cup in Cali, Colombia, last week, qualified first in that event with a time of one minute, 4.561 seconds, and will face France for the gold medal. Poland and New Zealand will compete for the bronze medal.
Finals will also take place in the Madison and the womens match sprint. In the latter event, world and Olympic champion Felicia Ballanger of France faces Olympic silver medalist Michelle Ferris of Australia in one semifinal, while Galina Enioukhina of Russia will face Canadian Tanya Dubnicoff in the other semifinal. Enioukhina won the first round of the World Cup in Colombia.
The competition concludes with tonights action. In the team overall competition, Australia leads with 51 points, Russia is second with 46 points and the United States has 45.
Results from Final Day
Keirin, Semifinal Qualifiers
For Immediate Release, May 31, 1997