The second day of the world title fights in Cali was marked by joy and sorrow for the German team. After Miriam Welte celebrated yesterday together with Kristina Vogel gold in the team sprint [Link], she added on the second day. In the 500m time trial, the clock stopped at 33,451 seconds. The woman from Kaiserslautern prevailed against the Australian Anna Meares and the Russian Anastasiia Voinova.
Maximilian Levy's hopes for a medal ended in a serious fall in the keirin final, in which the Cottbus native broke his right collarbone. Victory, meanwhile, went to Frenchman Francois Pervis, who prevailed against Colombian Fabian Hernando Puerta and Dutchman Matthijs Buchli. The Chmenitzer Joachim Eilers was close behind fourth. Things didn't go well for Levy and Eilers in the heats either. Both reached the final only via the repechage.
The Swiss Stefan Küng, trained by Heiko Salzwedel, ensured a strong result in the individual pursuit. In an exciting final run, he lost out in the photo finish to Australian Alexander Edmondson. While Küng's clock stopped at 4:22,995 minutes, Edmondson's clock read 4:22,582 minutes. New Zealand's Marc Ryan secured third place in the 4000 meters, beating Irishman Ryan Mullen in the small final.
On the other hand, it was an Irishman who was considered the favorite in the men's scratch. Martin Irvine had secured the title in Minsk a year ago and was in a good mood this time too. Together with the Hong Kong Chinese King Log Cheung and the Russian Ivan Kovalev, he managed to win a round. But Kovalev had the better end for himself. Maximilian Beyer took a pleasing sixth place from a German point of view.
In the women's team pursuit there is currently no way past Laura Trott, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell. The British quartet also proved this impressively in Cali. With a time of 4:28,587 minutes for the 4000 meters, they were more than two seconds ahead of the second-placed Canadians. Third place went to Australia. The German foursome with Stephanie Pohl, Mieke Kröger, Lisa Küllmer and Gudrun Stock finished eighth with a time of 4:43,279 minutes.