WORLDS CHAMPS - Day 3 Preview

Lots of great performances delivered today at Apeldoorn Velodrome. The early rounds of the men’s Match Sprint tournament were insane and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds tomorrow. If you want to catch the FREE LIVE STREAMS, CLICK HERE. Coverage starts at around 11am Pacific Time.

Men’s Points Race » Last year Cameron Meyer (Australia) lapped the field twice in to take the World Champion title. What a beast. I don’t think he’ll have any trouble repeating the performance. His biggest threat from the field will probably be Peter Schep (Netherlands) who will be eager to impress his home crowd.

Women’s Individual Pursuit » Sarah Hammer (USA) is the current wearer of the stripes and she also holds the World Record which was set at the Pan American Games last year. Looking at the starting list, I’m not sure there’s anyone who could hold a candle to that. I think Hammer’s got this on in the bag.

Men’s Match Sprints » Kevin Sireau (France) was knocked out of the sprint tournament in a huge upset today in the 1/8 finals. He couldn’t even make it back in the repechage round. So we’re left with an interesting semi-final. In side of the tournament, the fastest of the French — Mickael Bourgain and reigning World Champ Gregory Bauge. On the other side, the Brits — Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny. Now this should be interesting! Will each country choose a man to go to the final or will the semi’s go fair-and-square? I’m predicting that Bauge and Hoy will face off in the final and if it comes to that, I’m not sure Hoy’s got what it takes.

Women’s Match Sprints » World Champion Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) might be the queen of the sprint but her rival Anna Meares (Australia) has made it clear that there’s a new lady in the house. Also watch out for Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) and Shuang Guo (China). Tomorrow we’ll see who makes it to the semi-final round.

Men’s Omnium » With current World Champ Ed Clancy (Great Britain) out sick, the Omnium is up for grabs. Tomorrow we’ll see the first three rounds of the Omnium: the Flying Lap, Points Race and Elimination Race. I predict that the main contenders for the stripes will be Zach Bell (Canada), Shane Archbold (New Zealand) and the youngster Sam Harrison (Great Britain).

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