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Fignon - In my day, doping methods were derisory and the riders´exploits were massive.
For the last 15 years or so  it has been the other way rond: there is a huge number of ways in which riders can dope, and any exploits are derisory.

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2012, 14:33 »
schedule

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2012, 17:38 »
schedule

I've downloaded mine, seeing as I'm now going to be in front of the tv, instead of on the finish line. :(

Live timings can be opened here, for all events:
http://www.tissottiming.com/

Click on live timing 1etc and open with Java or whatever. Quite safe.

Wendy H's words are ringing slightly hollow, as GB qualify behind Canada, but make the final at the expense of Oz.
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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2012, 22:09 »
http://tinyurl.com/6ss9h22 The German sprint guys somehow manage to pose completely terribly for a picture  ;D
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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2012, 08:34 »
UCI present Kenny with WC jersey now Baugé suspended

Cool at the London UCI event yep

in a media room with 6000 people above, and then gives him the Junior jersey for the media to takes picture off

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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-scores-own-goal-with-kenny-presentation

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2012, 21:25 »
Brailsford nurtures shoots of growth as Great Britain march towards London Olympics

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/brailsford-nurtures-shoots-of-growth-as-great-britain-march-towards-london-olympics

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2012, 08:55 »
Not so much velodrome news, more a question...

Watching the track world cup over the weekend, I was struck by how the sprinters invariably sprint sitting down, rather than getting out of the saddle (although they do get out of the saddle for the initial acceleration).  Does this give more power?  Why is velodrome sprinting technique so different to that on the road?

And also, have the UCI given any reasons why have the world cup leaders have had to wear those terrible grey jerseys rather than the white with red and blue stripes that world cup leaders normally wear?
'Sacrifice and hard work is our only secret' - Alberto Contador
'Vinokourov...a lord of cycling' - Andrea Guardini
'As world champion you wear the most beautiful jersey ever for a year. The rainbow stripes have something magical. All great champions have worn them' - Mark Cavendish

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2012, 14:05 »
Belarus to hold World Cycle Track Championship in 2013 on highest level.
http://www.tvr.by/eng/president.asp?id=63594

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2012, 06:31 »
Turbo Durbo retired from the track.

Will not ride track olympics.

Greenedge neo now - training camp in the states then 3 days of pain to start.

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« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2012, 12:43 »
Wow. I wonder about the backroom politics relating to this decision. Huge call and now makes not picking him in CQ even worse. :D

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« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2012, 08:51 »
oz track selection

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/australian-selections-still-on-the-line-for-uci-track-world-championships
North Korean propaganda have been known to be more transparent than that press release. Cycling Australia have revealed sweet fark all.

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« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2012, 13:55 »
North Korean propaganda have been known to be more transparent than that press release. Cycling Australia have revealed sweet fark all.

Yeh, here I was thinking it might actually contain some news we didn't already know, or a decent analysis of the situation, who should be picked and why.

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2012, 12:40 »
Super up to date news,
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Decent Panamerican track championships for T&T. 2 golds, Quincy Alexander (18 year old in his first international event) in the kilo time trial and Njisane Phillip in the sprint. The kilometre time trial was cancelled the day earlier and second place Mansker was leading.


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« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2012, 11:15 »
Cyclones selection for the 2012 UCI Track World Championships:

Sprint Group

The eight sprint events are team sprint, sprint, keirin and time trial for both men and women.

Kaarle MCCULLOCH (Gymea Bay, NSW 20.01.1988) 2011 team sprint world champion
Anna MEARES (West Richmond, SA [formerly QLD] 21.09.1983) 2011 team sprint, sprint and keirin world champion

Matthew GLAETZER (Paradise, SA, 24.08.1992)
James GLASSPOOL (Fairview Park, SA 08.06.1991)
Shane PERKINS (Clayton South, VIC 30.12.1986) 2011 keirin world champion
Scott SUNDERLAND (Waneroo, WA 16.03.1988)

Endurance Group

The eleven endurance events are men's and women's team pursuit, individual pursuit, scratch race, points race and omnium plus the Madison for men.

Ashlee ANKUDINOFF (Menai, NSW, 20.08.1990)
Amy CURE (Penguin, TAS 31.12.1992)
Annette EDMONDSON (Stirling, SA, 12.12.1991)
Melissa HOSKINS (Lesmurdie, WA, 24.02.1991)
Josephine TOMIC (Perth, WA, 09.06.1989)

Jack BOBRIDGE (Evanston Park, SA, 13.07.1989) * 2011 individual and team pursuit world champion
Rohan DENNIS (Vale Park, SA 28.05.1990) * 2011 team pursuit world champion
Alexander EDMONDSON (Stirling, SA 22.12.1993) *
Michael HEPBURN (Brookfield, QLD 17.08.1991) * 2011 team pursuit world champion
Leigh HOWARD (Waurn Ponds, VIC, 18.10.1989) 2011 Madison world champion
Cameron MEYER (Helena Valley, WA 11.01.1988) 2011 Madison world champion
Mitchell MULHERN (Carseldine, QLD 22.01.1991) *
Glenn O'SHEA (Ridleyton, SA [formerly VIC] 14.06.1989)


Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/11363/Impressive-Australian-lineup-named-for-world-track-championshps.aspx#ixzz1p5ZTOHJp

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2012, 05:05 »
Australian National Junior track championships coming to an end today. Travis Smedley and Courtney Field (Victoria) have had decent nationals. Smedley won the Time Trial (500m) in the U17 age group, the individual sprint gold and was also part of the winning NSW team sprint. Courtney Field won the women's TT in the U17 group and the Individual sprint.

Full results
http://www.cycling.org.au/?ID=45239

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« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2012, 01:15 »
Chris Hoy motivated by 'different challenge' of London 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/17606711

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2012, 12:26 »
Think he's got a point.  For an organisation that  are so 'good' on marginal gains etc. it seems odds that they didn't insist that the test event be exclusively for British riders.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17688871

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2012, 22:17 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01l1yl4/Victoria_Pendleton_Cyclings_Golden_Girl/

Really good documentary on Vicky P.  Covers her 'journey' from 2003 through to the present day.  Lots on her relationship with British Cycling - who I think come across as complete control freaks, particularly regarding her personal life, and her rivalry with Meares.  Oh, and lots of tears.  8)

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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2012, 22:21 »
Indeed I find her a very unstable figure and one who has quite a big mouth even though originally she doesnt come across that way.

In terms of he medal chances it is obvious that Meares is slightly faster but as she showed recently in London it is not all about the speed in track sprinting. Yet I am afraid her and many of the public may be disappointed especially as she seems to be the female match to Hoy when it comes to being the UK team poster lass.

Also there now seems to be Guo and Krupekaite coming through who also may give here a run for her money.

 

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