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Highlights from Day 2 of the UCI World Cup in Melbourne!

Click play to find out who took the sprint final between Anna Meares and Vicky Pendleton (if you haven’t already read it from the results below).

See Shuang Guo’s dramatic crash which sent her to the hospital.

Also Chris Hoy is interviewed after his golden Keirin ride. That’s two Golds for Hoy. He’s still got it!

1. Chris Hoy (GBR)
2. Teun Mulder (NED)
3. Mickael Bourgain (FRA

Individual pursuit
1. Shane Archbold (NZL) 4:25.023
2. Ivan Kovalev (RUS) 4:28.038
3. Edward Clancy (GBR) 4:28.999

1. Zachary Bell (CAN)
2. Rafal Ratajczyk (POL)
3. Ho Ting Kwok (HKG)

Time Trial
1. Edward Clancy (GBR) 1:02.586
2. Tim Veldt (NED) 1:03.040
3. Marel Kalz (GER) 1:04.369

1. Anna Meares (AUS)
2. Victoria Pendleton (GBR)
3. Kristina Vogel (GER)

Points race
1. Jarmila Machacova (CZE) 35 pts
2. Tatsiana Sharakova (BLR) 29
3. Elena Tchalykh (AZE) 29

Find the full results in exhaustive detail at Tissot Timing.

The last day of competition is already underway. Follow up-to-the-minute news at the Cyclones Twitter.

Track Stars Face Off In Melbourne

The UCI World Cup Classics season kicks off tomorrow in Melbourne and all eyes are on Australia and Great Britain.

The Aussies are determined to put on an impressive show for their home court audience, fresh off a dominating medal haul at the Commonwealth Games. The Brits are eager to rebuild their reputation as the fastest country in the world after a decent performance at the European Championships.

The stakes are even higher with much-needed Olympic qualification points on the line. Let’s take a look at a few of the stars of this dramatic rivalry…

Britain’s Chris Hoy ducked out of the Commonwealths to focus on the European Champs for the Olympic qualification points. But he made an embarrassing miscalculation in the first round of Match Sprints against 18-year old Felix English which cost him the tournament. Now Hoy is fiending for retribution like a crack fiend to get those qualification points that he missed out on. See a video interview at BBC Sports.

Australian Shane Perkins is eager to be the next kid to take down Hoy. He recently came down with a bad stomach bug and there was a scare that he might not be able to compete. But the latest news is that Perkins is feeling well enough to compete. The 23-year old rising star won Gold in the Sprint at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and now he’s excited to kick some ass on his home turf. Read about it at Cycling News.

Great Britain’s Victoria Pendleton will be trying to outrun her demons on the track. The current Olympic Match Sprint champion knows what’s at stake and the pressure is on. With the 2012 Olympics taking place in London, Pendleton needs to make her country proud and she’s been training hard. Maybe a little too hard? Pendleton recently complained of a training-related back pain but she will compete anyway. Read about it at Cycling Central.

In the women’s sprint events, Anna Meares could be Australia’s biggest hope for some World Cup medals. She’s taking on the Keirin, 500m TT and Match Sprints and constantly looking for weaknesses in what could be some very stiff competition. At the 2008 Olympics, Meares was beaten by Victoria Pendleton in the Match Sprint finals and since then, she’s been looking to turn the table around. Read more at Velodrome Shop.

The World Cup Classic in Melbourne starts tomorrow and will continue until Saturday. I’m really excited about this competition and hopefully I’ll be able to find a live feed to share. For more event information, event schedule, news and results as they develop check this website and of course I’ll be bringing you the coolest news and video I can find right here at Ride The Black Line!

2010 European Champs - Sir Chris Hoy vs. Felix English

So far, this is the only video I can find of Chris Hoy getting his ass handed to him by 18-year old Felix English. The footage starts right on the last lap so we get to see right where Hoy made his big blunder. I bet he’s kicking himself on that one!

Complete results from the European Championships are available here.

European Champs Update

The big news from the Euro Championships yesterday is that Sir Chris Hoy was beaten out of the Sprint tournament in the first round by 18-year old Irish rider Felix English.

Apparently Hoy was just too confident. Thinking he had his opponent beat, Hoy let up in the last half lap of the sprint to conserve his energy for the rest of the day. The young Irishman closed the gap and beat Hoy by half a wheel length. Huge facepalm for Chris Hoy — especially considering that he reluctantly turned down the Commonwealth Games to compete in this tournament for the Olympic qualification points.

Felix English, who’s usually a road racer and was just competing at European Champs for the experience, was probably the most shocked. He had the slowest qualifying 200m time of the day — over a second slower than Hoy’s 9.999 second 200m time. The final sprint of their race was even slower at 11.752 seconds. Lucky kid!

Anyway, Denis Dmitriev from Russia won the men’s Sprints. Sandie Clair of France won the women’s side of things. For full results check here.

The Keirin tournament, Madison and the rest of the Omnium events will be contested today to conclude the 2010 European Track Cycling Championships. Live feeds are available!

» Live broadcast session 1. Starts at 1am Pacific Time.

» Live broadcast session 2. Starts at 9am Pacific Time.

Photos taken from British Cycling on Flickr.

P.S. Don’t forget to change your clocks this morning. Fall Back!

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Some more of my favorite shots from today’s events at the European Championships.

Read a full recap of the day at

Great shot of Chris Hoy's track shoes and helmet at Revolution 29 last weekend.  Anyone know what those shoes are?  I’m thinking custom made.

Found on Cycling Weekly.
Great shot of Chris Hoy's track shoes and helmet at Revolution 29 last weekend.  Anyone know what those shoes are?  I’m thinking custom made.

Found on Cycling Weekly.

Great shot of Chris Hoy's track shoes and helmet at Revolution 29 last weekend. Anyone know what those shoes are? I’m thinking custom made.

Found on Cycling Weekly.

UK’s Revolution season opener was last Saturday at Manchester Velodrome featuring many of the fastest British track cycling talents and teams. One of the highlights of the night was definitely Sir Chris Hoy's amazing Keirin victory in this video.

Read the recap at Velodrome Shop and see some photos at Track Cycling UK.

Sir Chris Hoy was dethroned by Jason Kenny in the British National Championships Match Sprint quarter finals.

Hoy was unable to defend his title and later pulled out of British Nationals entirely due to illness. Jason Kenny went on to defeat Matt Crampton for the National Championship title.

Hey, I know how Hoy feels. It’s never a good day to have a bad day.

Read the full article on The Guardian UK.

Chris Hoy portrait by Lee Jones.

Found on 5th Floor.
Chris Hoy portrait by Lee Jones.

Found on 5th Floor.

Chris Hoy portrait by Lee Jones.

Found on 5th Floor.

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