WORLD CHAMPS - Day 5 Preview

With four more striped jerseys to hand out, tomorrow is the final day of the 2011 UCI World Championships and you can bet that we’ll see a climactic end to the past five days of racing, especially with the women’s Keirin in the mix. The Madison is always fun to watch too — despite being a little bit tough to follow. Tune in on a FREE LIVE FEED at Cycling Fans. I think coverage should start around 6:30am Pacific Time.

Men’s Kilo TT » Even though the Kilo is no longer an Olympic event (thanks UCI!), we still have some pretty powerful legs vying for the title of World Champion. I expect that Teun Mulder (Netherlands) should be able to defend his stripes but you can bet we’ll see some damn close times coming from the likes of Stefan Nimke (Germany) and Francois Pervis (France).

Men’s Madison » The Australian duo of Cameron Meyer and Leigh Howard are back to defend their World Champion stripes. If they perform as well as they did last year, I think they’ll have it clinched. But watch out for the deadly Dutch combo of Peter Schep and Theo Bos who will be running off the cheers of their home crowd.

Women’s Omnium » Kirstin Wild (France) is leading in the Omnium standings but there are still three more events to contest tomorrow — Individual Pursuit, Scratch Race and 500m TT. Tara Whitten (Canada) is trailing right behind Wild in points and I still think she’ll get back on top to defend her World Champ title.

Women’s Keirin » This will be a great tournament to watch and probably the highlight of tomorrow’s events. We’ve got some heavy contenders like the one and only Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain), Shuang Guo (China) and Kristina Vogel (Germany). Lithuania’s Simona Krupeckaite will be looking to defend her World Champion title but there’s just one problem — the new queen of sprints Anna Meares (Australia) who already outpowered Krupeckaite in the Match Sprints earlier today. Does Meares have what it takes to win the Keirin as well? I’m not sure but if she does it I will certainly be impressed. Get ready for some exciting Keirin races tomorrow.

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