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Track World Cup London - Day 3, Live from 19:00 GMT!!

Saturday 18th February, from 19:00 GMT, 20:00 CET;

5:30am Adelaide; 2pm USA Eastern; 10am USA Pacific


Day 3 is full of sprints - with Anna Meares & Vicky Pendleton going head-to-head this evening, the men's keirin, and both men's & women's omnium rounds.

Today we're live on BBC2 from 19:00-21:00, with streams for that part, and BBC red button & UK-only web coverage after that.

A very rough timetable of the evening session's events (bear in mind, I can't add, so you might be better off working it out from the event programme)

18:30 Women's sprint semi-finals race 1 (Meares v Pendleton, Lee v Guo)
18:40 Men's keirin 2nd round
18:50 Women's sprint semi-finals race 2
19:00 Men's omnium round 5 - 15km scratch
19:20 Women's sprint semi-finals race 3 (if needed)
19:25 Men's keirin Final places 7-12
19:30 Men's keirin Final 1-6
19:35 Women's sprint finals 1st race
19:45 Men's keirin ceremony
19:55 Women's sprint finals 2nd race
20:05 Women's Individual Pursuit final (Rowsell v Whitten for gold, Sereikaite v Cure for bronze)
20:15 Women's sprint finals race 3 (if needed)
20:25 Women's IP ceremony
20:33 Men's omnium final round - Kilo TT
21:08 Women's sprint ceremony
21:16 Men's omnium ceremnony
21:24 Women's omnium 3 - elimination race

So what's happened today? Well you can guess, a little, about the women's IP! It should be an exciting final between Jo Rowsell (GB) and Alison Shanks (NZ)

Over in the sprints, the draws have been really unlucky - I think everyone hoped it would come down to Anna Meares v Vicky pendleton for gold, but a real surprise is Wai Sze Lee of Hong Kong getting so far - and no Germans or French in the semis. The race for 5th-8th will have Kaarle McCulloch (Aus), Jess Varnish (GB - who was beaten by Pendelton in her quarter final), Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (Cub) & Kristina Vogel (Ger) and will be done & dusted by the time tv starts.

EDIT!! The London home advantage is doing a spectacular job for young Jess Varnish - here's the results of the race for 5th-8th place!

5. Jess Varnish (GBr)
6. Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (Cub)
7. Kristina Vogel (Ger)
8. Kaarle McCulloch (Aus)

The men's keirin has been full of crashes and a few DQs, and looking at the second round, there's one clearly stronger group out there - in fact, race 1 could easily be a Final, rather than a round!

Race 1: Chris Hoy (GB), Rene Enders (Ger), Christos Volikakis (Gre), Teun Mulder (Ned), Matt Crampton (GB) & Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysian, riding for YSD)

Race 2: Joachim Eilers (ERD), Mickael Bourgain (Fra), Kazunari Watanabe (Jpn), Simon Van Velthooven (NZL), Ilya Okunev (Phl) & Phililip Njisane (Tri)

See what I mean? If Bourgain doesn't get through, he should be ashamed of himself!

The men's omnium will be ending, and the standings at the start of the day were

1. Juan Esteban ARANGO (Col), 9 points
2. Elia VIVIANI (Ita) 12
3. Bryan COQUARD (Fra) 16
4. Ho Sung CHO (Kor) 20
5. Zach BELL (Can) 26
6. Luís MANSILLA (Chi) 26
7. Martyn IRVINE (Ire) 27
8. Ben Swift (GBr) 27
9. Rafal Rayajczyk (Pol) 29
10. Shane ARCHBOLD (NZ) 30

But they will have had the IP round before this evening, so look to the comments for an update - and the scratch and the kilo this evening are such different races, it will be interesting to see what happens. Watch out for Albertina in the crowds, cheering for Viviani, and also for the British commentators being incredibly rude about the omnium and omnium riders, complaining that it's terribly unfair Brad Wiggins can't ride the IP in London etc, then turning round and saying it's a fabulous event when it gets to the women, when Laura Trott is doing as well as usual

In the women's omnium, we've had the flying lap, won by China's Li Huang and the points race, won by Mexico's Sofi Arreola, and it really does look like everything could change this evening. I know, I know, I'm one of the few people who is in love with this event in the UK, but I think it's super-exciting, and the elimination is my favourite race! Standings after 2 rounds:

1. Ausrine Trebaite (LTU) 11 points
2. Sarah Hammer (USA) 12
3. Nettie Edmondson (Aus) 12
4. Tara Whitten (Can) 15
5. Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) 17
6. Kirsten Wild (Ned) 17
7. Li Huang (Chn) 19
8. Laura Trott (GBr) 19
9. Molgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) 20
10. Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr) 20
11. Sofi Arreola (Mex) 20

I'll be watching for Kirsten Wild, who rides a lot of 6-days, and is superb in bunch races, Leire Olaberria (who's sitting 12th) and of course, the usual big rivalry between Sarah Hammer & Tara Whitten

Check out Sum of Marc's previews of the event

You can see the startlists and results via Tissot and live results there too - and there is tv coverage! If you're in the UK, check out BBC2, the red button & streaming on the BBC website - everyone else, see See CyclingFans and Sports-livez - and if you have other links that are country-specific, add them to the links!

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