Frans Rutten said:
. Kevin Sireau already broke his 200m world record with 9,572s. Just two months ago he qualified during the world's 3rd with 10,001s.
This means a colossal difference of 8,75m. Even with the advantage of the steep Krylatskoje velodrome in mind this is hardly to understand. The rate of progress is baffling and for me at least also annoying. What are the unseen underlying decisive factors? First GB in Beijing 2008 and now France in sprint.
The 9,572s is an out of competition result and there are no further details in the official report of the GP of Moscow, now available on http://www.fvsr.ru
Friday, Kevin Sireau won the 200m qualification in 4,775s + 4,875s = 9,650s. Average speed of the first 100m exceeds the omninous 75km/h mark (75,393km/h), but Gregory Bauge did even better with 4,750s/75,789km/h.
Kevin Sireau probably did better last Saturday during his 9,572s effort.
Although the European Cup competition with 7 riders sub 10,10s, 18 riders sub 10,30s can be classified as very good, the 9,650s/9,654s French upset (later even 9,572s) did quite ressemble the GB Hoy/Kenny upset of 9,815s/9,857s in Beijing 2008.
The results of Sireau during the competition: 10,70s-11,34s-10,90s-10,48s-10,48s-10,89s-10,61s-10,29s don't match those of Chris Hoy during the Olympics, so I'm not sure if Sireau did catch Chris Hoy.