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And now the thrilling conclusing to one of the most dramatic match-ups in track sprinting history…

1982 World Championships — Pro Sprint Final


Koichi Nakano (Japan) vs. Gordon Singleton (Canada) — Round 2

See the first round here and the second round here.

Gordon Singleton recently recounted the entire event in a thread on Fixed Gear Fever. So here’s his side of the story in his own words (thanks to Chris Reed for the tip)…

«  Just to clarify the chain of events that happened back in ‘82.

The first race Nakano was DQ’ed [disqualified]. We both crashed. I separated my left shoulder, put it back into place. We waited approx. 1/2 hr for what should have been the 2nd ride.

Just as we were putting our legs over the handle bars for the second ride there was an announcement the the first race had been anulled (no verdict).

This was unprecedented in UCI competition.

The whistle blew and off we go into the second ride, which is now the first because the real first was anulled.

What should have happened was for me to get back off my bike and launch an appeal. Secondly, the other situation that should have happened. If they didn’t feel that Nakano had done any wrong after the DQ. Then they should have awarded him the first ride, not the DQ.

But here we go off on the first/second ride.

It’s all sort of like instant replay in the NFL. If you don’t throw your flag before the beginning of the next play then thats it!!!

I win the second ride hands down, which should be 2-0. But I’m only up one.

In the final ride, whether he did or I did or whatever. When I crashed I separated my shoulder again, but real good this time. Plus I had no skin left on my back. So I chose not to come up for the 3rd and final ride as I felt I would have lost for sure and we were still in appeal with the decision of that last race.

So there you have it.  »

1982 World Championships — Pro Sprint Final


Koichi Nakano (Japan) vs. Gordon Singleton (Canada) — Round 1 
Chris Hoy was involved in a car collision on Thursday which left his Jaguar XKR all torn up.  Fortunately, nobody involved in the accident was harmed.  Hoy reassures us that the crash will not affect his training for the European Championships coming up in November.

Check the article with exclusive photos (just don’t tell them I stole this one) at The Sun.
Chris Hoy was involved in a car collision on Thursday which left his Jaguar XKR all torn up.  Fortunately, nobody involved in the accident was harmed.  Hoy reassures us that the crash will not affect his training for the European Championships coming up in November.

Check the article with exclusive photos (just don’t tell them I stole this one) at The Sun.

Chris Hoy was involved in a car collision on Thursday which left his Jaguar XKR all torn up. Fortunately, nobody involved in the accident was harmed. Hoy reassures us that the crash will not affect his training for the European Championships coming up in November.

Check the article with exclusive photos (just don’t tell them I stole this one) at The Sun.

I’ve already posted a couple of old Australian track cycling videos from the 90’s earlier this week. Here’s one more and it’s gnarly.

To see some more great Australian track racing coverage check out the Old Cycling Stuff YouTube chan.

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CAUTION:  Watch for flying track bikes!

From Cycling Captured.
CAUTION:  Watch for flying track bikes!

From Cycling Captured.

CAUTION: Watch for flying track bikes!

From Cycling Captured.

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Are you hyped for LA’s NJS Ride yet? If not, here’s a Pro Keirin video for ya. And if that’s not enough, check out kumamotokeirin’s YouTube Channel for literally hundreds more Keirin videos — bionic bursts of speed, gnar gnar crashes and sparkly steel bicycles plus festive rainbow costumes! That should get you in the mood, right? See you Sunday!

Marco Menin catches air at the 2003 World Cup Classics in Cape Town!

See a couple more shots on his Flickr.
Marco Menin catches air at the 2003 World Cup Classics in Cape Town!

See a couple more shots on his Flickr.

Marco Menin catches air at the 2003 World Cup Classics in Cape Town!

See a couple more shots on his Flickr.

Zack Zimkover was involved in a crash during the Cat 1/2/3 Points Race at Encino Velodrome last Saturday.  He is facing medical expenses not covered by the $5000 deductible in the USAC insurance.

Encino Velodrome is collecting donations to help with his medical expenses. Please donate generously.

This crash was terrible.  I witnessed it from the warm-up track.  It took out three riders from the race and Zimkover caught the worst of it.  You can see him going down in this picture as the rider behind him (I think it’s John Allen?) is about to run over his head.  Collin Berry also hits him in the chest.  All three riders topple over and slide down to the apron.  Zimkover looks the worst as he appears to go into some kind of convulsion.  That’s the point where I had to leave the warm-up track.  Ambulances where called.  Two riders went off on stretchers and one limped away in a shoulder sling.  Please be safe out there.

See more photos of the action at last Saturday’s Gone In 250 Meters at Pat Benson’s Flickr.
Zack Zimkover was involved in a crash during the Cat 1/2/3 Points Race at Encino Velodrome last Saturday.  He is facing medical expenses not covered by the $5000 deductible in the USAC insurance.

Encino Velodrome is collecting donations to help with his medical expenses. Please donate generously.

This crash was terrible.  I witnessed it from the warm-up track.  It took out three riders from the race and Zimkover caught the worst of it.  You can see him going down in this picture as the rider behind him (I think it’s John Allen?) is about to run over his head.  Collin Berry also hits him in the chest.  All three riders topple over and slide down to the apron.  Zimkover looks the worst as he appears to go into some kind of convulsion.  That’s the point where I had to leave the warm-up track.  Ambulances where called.  Two riders went off on stretchers and one limped away in a shoulder sling.  Please be safe out there.

See more photos of the action at last Saturday’s Gone In 250 Meters at Pat Benson’s Flickr.

Zack Zimkover was involved in a crash during the Cat 1/2/3 Points Race at Encino Velodrome last Saturday. He is facing medical expenses not covered by the $5000 deductible in the USAC insurance.

Encino Velodrome is collecting donations to help with his medical expenses. Please donate generously.

This crash was terrible. I witnessed it from the warm-up track. It took out three riders from the race and Zimkover caught the worst of it. You can see him going down in this picture as the rider behind him (I think it’s John Allen?) is about to run over his head. Collin Berry also hits him in the chest. All three riders topple over and slide down to the apron. Zimkover looks the worst as he appears to go into some kind of convulsion. That’s the point where I had to leave the warm-up track. Ambulances where called. Two riders went off on stretchers and one limped away in a shoulder sling. Please be safe out there.

See more photos of the action at last Saturday’s Gone In 250 Meters at Pat Benson’s Flickr.


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