The second day of track cycling at the London Olympic Games presented the gold medal rounds for the women’s keirin and the men’s team pursuit along with qualifying rounds in the women’s team pursuit.
Canada’s Monique Sullivan had a good start to the opening round of the women’s keirin. She placed fifth in the first heat against six riders. Kristina Vogel (Germany) won that heat. Multiple-time world champion Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) won heat two and Shuang Gho (China) won the third heat.
Sullivan did not immediately advanced to the second round and instead competed in the repechage where she placed third. That performance qualified her for the second round where she placed second to Anna Meares (Australia). Pendleton won the second heat of round two.
Pendleton capped off the event with a gold-medal ride ahead of silver medallist Gho and bronze medallist Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong, China). Sullivan finished the keirin in sixth place.
Canada’s women’s team pursuit squad place fourth during the qualifying rounds. The team included multiple-time world champion Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser.
Great Britain’s team won the three-kilometre opening qualifier ahead of the U.S. and Australia.
Great Britain also won the men’s team pursuit gold-medal round against Australia. The winning team included Edward Clancy, Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas.
Photos by Casey Gibson: cbgphoto.com