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Posted by: Mellow Velo
« on: April 11, 2014, 23:37 »

  Aguascalientes:#rainbow wearer number 2. :D .

BBC report video:
Posted by: froome19
« on: March 25, 2014, 18:52 »

It is an interesting idea, but I personally consider a Winter Olympic medal less significant than a Summer Olympics one (possibly due to my sports orientation and country of residence). Therefore I am not so convinced about riders going off and winning medals which may of less significance...Additionally, the summer Olympics come at a time where it is summer (duh) here in England and it develops an interest in the Olympics of huge proportions (even if not in England). But I am not so sure about the timing of the Winter Olympics, I for one wouldn't be able to watch most of it, whilst in the Summer I could follow every second.
Posted by: Mellow Velo
« on: March 25, 2014, 18:35 »

 What? I'm supposed to be going to Rio, not Pyeong flipping chang.
The track season takes place during the European winter, so it kind
of makes sense.
 How do they make the change though: will it be a 2 year, or a 6 year gap?
Posted by: Jamsque
« on: March 25, 2014, 16:29 »

Track at the Winter Olympics?  :S

Weird! Cyclocross at the Winter Olympics makes more sense but I see where Cookson is coming from here. Most (non WC) track events are scheduled in the road off-season anyway, and the chance to re-gain some lost events like the kilo would be wonderful.
Posted by: cj2002
« on: March 25, 2014, 16:24 »

The Revoluion series in the Olympic velodrome is live on youtube from 7pm/uk/8pm cet

I was there - bonus points if you spot me...
Posted by: Leadbelly
« on: March 25, 2014, 16:10 »

Track at the Winter Olympics?  :S
Posted by: KeithJamesMc
« on: March 15, 2014, 18:38 »

The Revoluion series in the Olympic velodrome is live on youtube from 7pm/uk/8pm cet
Posted by: Fus87
« on: March 15, 2014, 11:43 »

Also, the first Danish Sixdays star, Kay Werner, the founder of "pair no. 7" at the Copenhagen Sixdays, passed away Thursday night at the age of 92.

An obituary by Henrik Elmgreen:

A shorter version in English:
Kay Werner Nielsen in memoriam

Thursday 13th of March died in Copenhagen the former professional top-rider Kay Werner Nielsen at the age of 92.
Nielsen was the first real Danish Sixday-Star. He won in 1951 in Copenhagen the first of his 14 6-Days wins and achieved the last ten years later in 1961. He was the man, who created the legend of the famous Danish “Team No. 7”, always in the Danish colors. His first partner was Evan Klamer, but in 1958 he teamed with Palle Lykke, with whom he won 8 6-Days. Later on teams like Frank – Ørsted, Veggerby – Madsen and in recent years Mørkøv – Rasmussen have carried on the great traditions.
Nielsen was also an endurance-rider of high international standard. 13 times in a row, from 1948 to 1960, he won the Danish pro Championship in 5 Km indiv. Pursuit and three times he was on the podium in the World Championships in the same discipline with silver in Zurich 1953 (beaten by the legendary Sid Patterson in the finale) and two times bronze in Milano 1951 and in Copenhagen 1956. In 1956 he was beaten by Jacques Anquetil in the ½ finale. Anquetil lost the finale to Italian Messina, but afterwards Anquetil said to L’Equipe, that is was in fact Nielsen and not Messina who defeated him in Copenhagen…
In September 1956, at the age of 35, Nielsen made an attempt on the hour-record in Vigorelli/Milan. With 45,306 Km he didn’t beat the World Record, but his result was among the very best achieved so far, and it was for many years a Danish Record.
After his career Nielsen was for some years President of the Danish Pro Cycling Federation and from 1977 until 1983 sport director at the 6-Days in Forum/Copenhagen.

Henrik Elmgreen
Posted by: Fus87
« on: March 15, 2014, 11:27 »

For those wanting a last fix of track cycling, the final round of the Revolution series will be streamed live:
Afternoon session (from 14:00 CET, 13:00 GMT)
Evening session (from 20:00 CET; 19:00 GMT)
Posted by: Mellow Velo
« on: March 11, 2014, 08:51 »

Hang on:

The UCI notes the press reports that the 2015 Track World Championships have been awarded to Aguascalientes, Mexico. These reports are incorrect. Other bids are under consideration and a formal decision has yet to be taken by the UCI Management Committee.
Posted by: Mellow Velo
« on: March 10, 2014, 19:12 »

 Crap, my info was right.

That's 4 major events in just 2 velodromes in 2 years for one "lesser" nation.
The UCI's globalization of the sport, looks more like polarization.
(might as well be at the Pole, if you live in Europe.)

Then there's the ongoing issue with clen.
Hope they stock up on plenty of tuna.
Posted by: froome19
« on: March 10, 2014, 11:40 »

Well some is confirmed:

The 2015 track World Championships will be held in Aguascalientes, the Mexican government commission for sports announced. It is the first time that Mexico will play host to the World Championships. The Mexican city Guadelajara will organize one of the World Cup races in 2014, as it did this season.

Aguascalientes hosted a World Cup race this season and it proved to be a very fast track. Located 1,800 metres above sea level, no fewer than seven official world records were set during the World Cup meeting last December. François Pervis rode two and a half seconds faster than the previous, 12-year-old world record in the kilometre, and four other riders also broke finished inside the 2001 world record time of Arnaud Tournant.
Posted by: Mellow Velo
« on: March 09, 2014, 09:55 »

At least you get that. Here in Denmark, we haven't had a Worlds or WC since 2010; and the Sixdays are overpriced and often not that action-packed as a multi-discipline event (unless you go on the final day, which is even more overpriced).

 Well, I just found out that I might have jumped the gun.
This info is from a pretty reliable source, so we sent it to contacts in Japan........
....who sent back an article stating that the new Paris velodrome had next year's WCs.......
(the only thing about Paris is that it's only held a small "test" event, so far)

God, I hope we are wrong and it's Paris.......
Posted by: Fus87
« on: March 09, 2014, 09:27 »

Looks like I'll get to go to just a solitary WC again, next season. :(
At least you get that. Here in Denmark, we haven't had a Worlds or WC since 2010; and the Sixdays are overpriced and often not that action-packed as a multi-discipline event (unless you go on the final day, which is even more overpriced).
Posted by: Mellow Velo
« on: March 09, 2014, 09:19 »

 What on Earth is going on?
Just announced that the venue for the 2015 World championships is.......................
.................................Mexico. :angry
So, they once again host 2 of the 4 major events for the second year running.

Looks like I'll get to go to just a solitary WC again, next season. :(
Posted by: Fus87
« on: January 29, 2014, 17:55 »

Which reminds me:
The Copenhagen (well, Ballerup) Sixdays start tomorrow!
I probably won't have go and watch this year - no time before Monday, and the prices for the final two days are over the moon.
But looking forward to follow it from afar; and maybe I'll decide to just go for cheapest ticket for Monday and/or Tuesday.

Preview (in *dk): Optakt til 6-dagesløbet

Post Merge: January 29, 2014, 19:20
Found a preview in English as well:
Ballerup Sixdays preview on UIV website
Posted by: just some guy
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:18 »

Posted by: Froome's Thoughts
« on: September 25, 2013, 17:33 »

The London velodrome which hosted cycling at the 2012 Olympics is to stage the 2016 Track World Championships
Posted by: cj2002
« on: August 22, 2013, 21:31 »

So, it looks like Sir Bradley is not the only one with one eye on Rio 2016 already...

Cav will team up with Owain Doull, the reigning British IP champion who took bronze in the 2012 British Madison Championships, at the International Belgian Open on September 6th. He'll take to the boards for the Scratch race, as well.

This is all because of the stupid interesting new rules governing qualification for the UCI World Cups and World Championships. Cycling Weekly say Olympic selection is affected, too, but I think they're wrong. The BOC will pick Team GB for Rio, with little or no regard for the men at Aigle (even if it's Brian Cookson at the time...)
Posted by: Dancing on the Pedals
« on: April 18, 2013, 18:47 »

A great rider, a great champion, and a great ambassador for both his sport and cycling in the UK in general.  Chapeau, and thanks for the memories Chris.


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