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Dideriksen defies Archibald to take Six Day Berlin women’s crown

25 January 2017

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World road race champion Amalie Dideriksen held off a rampaging Katie Archibald to seal victory in the final race of the Six Day Berlin women’s omnium.

The Dane, who sprinted to an unexpected victory in October’s Doha road World Championships, finished third on her Six Day debut in London, last year.

That result came just two weeks after converting her junior world title to a senior rainbow jersey, and a winter on the track has clearly helped the 20-year-old as she got the better of Archibald, who romped to victory in London, in Berlin.

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Archibald led after the first day of women’s competition (Day 4), but Dideriksen came to the fore on Day Five and went into the final day with a two-point advantage.

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Archibald wiped that deficit away at the first opportunity, though – winning the elimination race ahead of Anna Knauer, with Dideriksen in third.

Day 5 had seen two Derny heats, behind closed doors, with the bottom four from each heat competing in a keirin on the final day – with Anna Knauer taking the sprint to the line ahead of Alzbeta Pavlendova.

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The four winners from each of yesterday’s heats then faced off in a Derny final, with Dideriksen streaking away to a convincing victory and taking the overall lead, too, as Archibald struggled to keep pace, eventually finishing sixth.

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All that meant that Archibald went into the final 10km points race five points behind her rival, needing to finish at least five places ahead of her to take the title.

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And the Brit did everything she could to unseat Dideriksen, taking the first sprint and the final one, racing away from the field to cross the line with the pack still rounding the final bend.

But a fourth-place finish in the final sprint was enough to seal second place in the points race, behind Archibald, and the overall title.

The Dane finished with a total of 27 points, three ahead of Archibald, with home favourite Knauer just doing enough to take third place – 22 points behind Dideriksen – ahead of Canada’s Stephanie Roorda.

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