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Marvulli, Slusareva take scratch, points races

Franco Marvulli of Switzerland defended his men's 15km scratch title at the opening day of the world track cycling championships in Stuttgart, Germany. The 24-year-old Swiss won the inaugural scratch world title last year in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, Olga Slusareva of Russia won the women's 24km points title. Edita Kubelskiene of Lithuania came second with Yoanka Gonzalez of Cuba taking the bronze in the 22-lap race.

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By AFP

Franco Marvulli

Franco Marvulli

Photo: Graham Watson

Franco Marvulli of Switzerland defended his men’s 15km scratch title at the opening day of the world track cycling championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

The 24-year-old Swiss won the inaugural scratch world title last year in Copenhagen.

Meanwhile, Olga Slusareva of Russia won the women’s 24km points title. Edita Kubelskiene of Lithuania came second with Yoanka Gonzalez of Cuba taking the bronze in the 22-lap race.

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Results

Men’s scratch (15km)

1. Franco Marvulli (Swi)

2. Robert Sassone (F)

3. Jean-Pierre Van Zyl (RSA)

4. Andreas Muller (G)

5. Gregory Henderson (NZ)

6. Alex Rasmussen (Dk)

7. Robert Slippens (Ned)

8. Mark Renshaw (Aus)

9. Alexander Gonzalez (Col)

10. Roland Garber (A)

11. Sergei Koudentsov (Rus)

12. Matthew Gilmore (B)

13. Juan Jose De La Rosa (Mex)

14. Petr Lazar (Cz)

15. Vasilis Anastopoulos (Gre)

Women’s points race (24km)

1. Olga Slusareva (Rus) 27

2. Edita Kubelskiene (Ltu) 19

3. Yoanka Gonzalez (Cub) 16

4. Cathy Moncassin (F) 10

5. Lyudmyla Vypyraylo (Ukr) 10

6. Belem Mendez (Mex) 8

7. Gema Pascual (Sp) 8

8. Adrie Visser (Ned) 7

9. Anke Wichmann (G) 5

10. Katherine Bates (Aus) 5