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EPIC SPLINTER! 

There was a huge crash during the Keirin final at the Track World Cup in Manchester today.  As the last man standing, Chris Hoy took the win.  Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang wasn’t so lucky — he picked up a gnarly 7-inch splinter from the track surface which pierced cleanly through his leg.  The crashed riders all remounted their bikes and finished the race with Awang coming in third place to take the overall World Cup Keirin title.

Read the full story at Velo News.
EPIC SPLINTER! 

There was a huge crash during the Keirin final at the Track World Cup in Manchester today.  As the last man standing, Chris Hoy took the win.  Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang wasn’t so lucky — he picked up a gnarly 7-inch splinter from the track surface which pierced cleanly through his leg.  The crashed riders all remounted their bikes and finished the race with Awang coming in third place to take the overall World Cup Keirin title.

Read the full story at Velo News.

EPIC SPLINTER!


There was a huge crash during the Keirin final at the Track World Cup in Manchester today. As the last man standing, Chris Hoy took the win. Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang wasn’t so lucky — he picked up a gnarly 7-inch splinter from the track surface which pierced cleanly through his leg. The crashed riders all remounted their bikes and finished the race with Awang coming in third place to take the overall World Cup Keirin title.

Read the full story at Velo News.

POV SIX DAY CRASH


This is some awesome footage from the Berlin Six Day which is going on right now. One of the teams had cameras mounted on their bikes and the result looks rad. Madison races are so crazy!

Found on The Fixed Gear.
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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!

Men
Keirin
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

Scratch
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

Women
Sprint
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.

1993 World Championships - Motor Pace Race


I think this is the last year they held stayer races at the World Champs.

I know Phil Liggett says he’s never seen a crash in one of these races before but it just looks hairy. I mean look at that gnarly wipeout.

Jens Veggerby is the star of the show.

I’m not sure what the rules are for this race or how points are awarded. Anyone care to elaborate?

Gnarly wipeout in the Women’s Points Race at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Amazingly, Hong Kong’s Wong Wan Yiu got back on her bike and rode to a Silver medal.

Read the full recap at Bicycle.net.

1993 World Championships - Tandem Races


Beaver and I were chatting about Tandem Sprints last night so I decided to upload this gnarly video from the '93 World Champs. We don’t see any tandem racing at the tracks here in California. I think T-Town might be the only velodrome in the country that still holds tandem events.

As you can see in this video, two big dudes sprinting on one bicycle can create some seriously sketchy consequences.

Ross Edgar's brilliant crash during the Men's Keirin last week at the Commonwealth Games. Look at that tuck and roll! Amazing to watch in slow motion how this guy’s sharp reflexes probably saved him from breaking a collar bone at about 45 mph.

Needless to say the Aussies completely stole the show, taking 12 of the 14 Gold medals offered for track cycling events. Definitely look out for these guys at the 2012 Olympics. Read more at Bike Radar.

Today’s big fail…

Found on The 5th Floor.

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