Track Cycling

Buck-Gramcko leads German 1-2 at UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships –

Tobias Buck-Gramcko claimed his second title of the event ©UCI

Tobias Buck-Gramcko claimed his second gold medal of the International Cycling Union Track Cycling World Championships in Frankfurt by leading home a German one-two in the men’s individual pursuit.

Buck-Gramcko lined-up alongside compatriot Nicolas Heinrich to win the men’s team sprint in a junior world record at the Oderlandhalle velodrome yesterday.

He pushed his compatriot into the silver medal position over the 3,000 metres individual pursuit today, winning in 3min 09.926sec.

Heinrich claimed silver in 3:11.648, while Canadian Tristan Jussaime got the better of Britain’s Zach Bridges in the bronze medal battle to take third place in 3:18.258.

Russian Vlas Shichkin claimed gold in the men’s points race with a total score of 61.

He was one of eight riders to gain two laps over the field to collect 40 points and his final sprint 10-point haul was the difference as he took the top step on the podium.

Frenchman Kevin Vauquelin finished second on 51 points, having also collected 40 points for two gained laps, while Spain’s Raul Garcia Pierna was third on the same score.

Vauquelin won silver owing to his superior record in the points race sprints.

Alessa-Catriona Propster was crowned as the women’s sprint champion to secure a second German gold of the night.

She defeated Poland’s Nikola Seremak and Emma Finucane of Britain, who finished second and third, respectively.

With a score of 118 points, the final gold medal of the day was won by American Megan Jastrab in the women’s omnium.

Eleonora Gasparrini of Italy was second, four points adrift, with Ella Barnwell taking bronze with 110 points.

The Championships continue tomorrow with the men’s sprint and omnium as well as the women’s time trial and individual pursuit.