Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic and Jan Blokhuijsen of the Netherlands lead the women's and men's classification tables respectively here after the second day at the 2012 European Allround Speed Skating Championships.
In the women's 1,500 meter race, the third of four events which will decide the competition, Sablikova won her second consecutive event after Friday's triumph in the 3,000 meters.
The Czech skater timed 2:03.64 minutes, finishing ahead of Linda de Vries of the Netherlands in 2:04.70 and Yuliya Skokova of Russia in 2:05.18.
Sablikova now leads the overall women's classification going into the final 5,000 meter event on Sunday with 125.684 points.
Two-time Olympic champion Ireen Wust of Holland lies in second place on 126.095 points while Skokova occupies third spot with 126. 589. Claudia Pechstein of Germany, leader after day one, slipped to fourth after finishing tenth in Saturday's race.
In the opening events of the 2012 men's competition, Konrad Niedzwiedzki of Poland won the 500 meters with a time of 36.89 seconds ahead of Zbigniew Brodka of Poland and Blokhuijsen in third place.
Sven Kramer won the 5,000 meters with a time of 6:31.82 ahead of Blokhuijsen in second and Alexis Contin of France in third place.
The Dutch pair Blokhuijsen and Kramer lead the men's overall classification rankings with 76.579 and 76.952 points respectively, with Havard Bokko of Norway chasing in third on 77.310. The final men's events, the 1,500 meters and 10,000 meters, take place on Sunday.