With her third title at the Track World Championships, Kristina Vogel not only secured a historic hat trick, she also became the most successful athlete in the title fights at the same time. After securing the rainbow stripes with her partner Miriam Welte in the team sprint, she also won the sprint. This made her the automatic favorite for the final keirin contest.
And the woman from Erfurt dominated this at will. In both the semifinals and the final, she showed her competitors why she deserved the honor. Vogel won both runs from the front. Second and third place in the final went to Australian Anna Meares and last year's British winner Rebecca James.
In the men's sprint, defending champion Stefan Bötticher made a strong impression in the semifinals. He won the first run with ease. In the second run he was narrowly defeated by his Australian opponent Mathew Glaetzer, but his victory in the third run was all the clearer. The Frenchman Francois Pervis clearly won the second semi-final in two runs against the Russian Denis Dmitriev.
Only in the final did the Chemnitz world champion of the past year find his master. While you could literally hear the wood of the oval crackling with excitement, Pervis once again underlined his current form. The winner of the qualification finally prevailed in two runs against Bötticher, who was already second in the qualification. This silver medal is all the more significant given the long-term ankle injury that kept him out of action for much of the season. Finally, third place went to Dmitriev. Pervis thus secured three gold medals in Cali, like Vogel in the women's race.
The third decision of the day was made in the women's omnium. Here the American Sarah Hammer defended her title. Second place went to Olympic champion Laura Trott from Great Britain ahead of Annette Edmondson from Australia.
Hectic was then required at the end of the title fights in Madison. The race opened with the Australian duo winning a lap, but later falling behind – including a serious crash that shook the field halfway through the race.
The beneficiaries of this situation were the Belgians Kenny de Ketele and Jasper de Buyst, who built up a substantial cushion of points for the rest of the race and were also celebrated as winners after the end of the race. At that point, however, hardly anyone had reckoned with the jury. After an objection by the duo, shortly before the end of the race, the Spaniards attacked as a lap win. Since, in addition to the new world champions Albert Torres and David Muntaner, the Czechs Martin Blaha and Vojtech Hacecky, the Swiss Stefan Kueng and Thery Schir and the Austrians Andreas Müller and Andreas Graf were all awarded a round, the Belgians were only able to finish fifth. The German duo Theo Reinhardt and Henning Bommel finished seventh.