Tokyo 2020 Olympics track cycling LIVE: Day three updates from sprint, Keirin and team pursuit final

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Good morning and welcome to live coverage from day three of the track events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with updates from the men's sprint, the Keirin, and the men's team pursuit final. 


Good morning cycling fans,

Here is the schedule for today's racing: 

First up we have the qualifying for the men's sprint, featuring Jack Carlin and Jason Kenny of the USA. 

In this qualifying session, riders take to the track solo to complete one flying lap to set their best time, which will then sort the riders into their heats. 

We have a few more times set now, Hugo Barrette from Canada is second fastest with a time of 9.596, Tomas Babek from the Czech Republic is third fastest with a 9.856. 

We have a new fastest time set by Canada's Nick Wammes with a 9.587, just three hundredths of a second off the Olympic record. 

Team GB's Jack Carlin on the course now and it's a rapid ride! 

Japan's Yuta Wakimoto with another huge time, 9.518, which would have been the Olympic record if it hadn't been smashed by Jack Carlin. 

France's Sebastien Vigier just matched the old Olympic record to go third fastest.

Still no change to the fastest times so far:

As I say that, Nicholas Paul from Trinidad and Tobago with a huge time, going second fastest. 

We're getting into the sharp end now, as we have the Dutch pairing Jeffrey Hoogland and Harrie Lavreysen coming up soon, with reigning champion Jason Kenny last off. 

Jeffrey Hoogland from the Netherlands on track now.

Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands on next, another gold medallist in the team sprint. 

Final rider in the men's sprint qualifying is on the track, Jason Kenny.

So after the qualifying round in the men's sprint we have 24 riders going through to the next round, with just six riders being eliminated. 

Jason Kenny and Jack Carlin are both through to the next round in the men's sprint, but it's the Dutchmen Harrie Lavreysen and Jeffrey Hoogland who are the clear favourites, both tied with a new Olympic record as we head into the head-to-head races later today. 

Next up it's the first heat in the first round of the women's Keirin. Katy Marchant of Team GB is in this event.

The Derny has pulled off with three laps to go and China's Zhong Tianshi hits the front but Marchant jumps over the top with two laps to go.

Heat two now in the women's Keirin

Oh bad news for Katy Marchant after the first heat. Marchant had won the race but she has been relegated after deviating from her line in that race. She has been put in last place in her race now.  Still has a chance in the Repechages is seems though.  

Time for heat three and it's Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, ROC and Ukraine competing in this one. 

Fourth heat now: Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and the Ukraine. 

The final heat is Canada, Australia, USA, Poland, Australia, France and Mexico. 

Now it's back to the men's sprint and the first of the head-to-head races, Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands) vs Ethan Mitchell (New Zealand). 

The next heat is Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands and Muhammad Sahrom from Malaysia. 

The first of the Team GB riders now in the men's sprint heats, Jack Carlin goes up against Australian Nathan Hart. 

World record holder Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago) and Matthew Richardson from Australia hit the track for heat four in the men's sprint. 

Heat five is Denis Dmitriev (ROC) and Rayan Helal from France. 

The next heat is  Jair Tjon En Fa from Suriname vs Max Levy of Germany.

Next up we have Mateusz Rudyk of Poland against Sam Webster of New Zealand.

Heat eight is Jason Kenny from GB vs Awang from Malaysia.

Yuta Wakimoto  (Japan) goes up against Kevin Quintero (Colombia) for heat nine in the men's sprint.

Heat 10 is Sebastien Vigier (France) vs Hugo Barrette (Canada).

Heat 11(Yes they're still going) is China's Chao Xu against Poland's Patruk Rajkowski. 

Now we're onto the final heat from this round, and it's Nick Wammes (Canada), Stefan Boetticher (Germany). 

That's the sprint heats done and we're now back to the women's Keirin Repechages. 

Time for the next women's Keirin Repechages, with Australia, China, Hong Kong, Lithuania and Mexico all fighting for their last chance to qualify for the quarter finals. 

Heat three in the Repechages for the women's Keirin now, featuring Katy Marchant after she was relegated from her dominant victory in the initial round.

Time for heat four now, the final Repechages in the women's Keiring -  France, Germany, Netherlands and Poland. 

Back to the men's sprint Repechages now.

Into the second heat, it's also Malaysia's Muhammad Sahrom who storms through to qualify, knocking out Hugo Barrette from Canada and Mateusz Rudyk from Poland. 

Heat three in the men's sprint Repechages is China's Xu Chao, Nathan Hart (Australia) and Jair Tjon En Fa from Suriname. 

In heat four of the Repechages it's Stefan Boetticher of Germany who overpowers Rayan Helal from France and Matthew Richardson of Australia to make it through. 

Now it's the big one - the men's team pursuit finals. Team GB have found themselves in a poor spot, fighting for seventh or eighth place against Switzerland after the crash with the Danish team yesterday.

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