Gwendal le Pivert produced one of three French victories on a rainy day in Nanjing ©FIRS

France claimed three victories as road action continued on a rainy day in Nanjing at the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) World Speed Skating Championships.

It came on a rainy day which made roads treacherous and slippy in the Chinese city.

Three finals were moved to the morning in order to avoid the worst of it.

Gwendal Le Pivert avoided problems, however, when improving upon the second place finish he managed in 2015 to win the one-lap circuit race.

He finished ahead of Jhoan Guzman of Venezuela as Andres Muñoz took Colombian bronze.

Ewen Fernandez then added to French success by leading from start to finish to win the 10,000 metres points race.

Venezuela's Julio Mirena had to settle for silver after being the only man within touching distance while the podium was completed by Diogo Marreiros of Portugal.

Spectators gather to watch the road action despite the rain in Nanjing ©FIRS
Spectators gather to watch the road action despite the rain in Nanjing ©FIRS

A third Gallic success came courtesy of Martin Ferrie in the 20km junior elimination race.

Speed skating superpower Colombia also enjoyed another good day.

Jercy Puello won the women's one-lap circuit race ahead of Vivas Solymar of Venezuela and Yang Ho Chen of Taiwan.

Daniela Mendoza also won the junior women's 20km elimination race.

There was Italian success for Francesca Lollobrigida in the 10km women's points race.

China was again denied gold when Dan Guo was pushed into second place after a titanic dual.

Yang took her second medal of the day in third.

Action is set to continue with two relay finals tomorrow.