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EURO CHAMPS: RAIL FAIL


Heh heh. This clip made me lulz. They seriously should’ve included it in the action-packed edit I posted last night.

EURO CHAMPS: THE ACTION


All the glory, the pain, the thrills and the spills from the European Championships last week.

Found on Tracko.
EURO CHAMPS: SPICKA’S KEIRIN “FLYER” 

Czech rider Denis Spicka catches some air as the field charges toward the finish line in the men’s Keirin.  What a crazy moment!

Seen at VeloNews.
EURO CHAMPS: SPICKA’S KEIRIN “FLYER” 

Czech rider Denis Spicka catches some air as the field charges toward the finish line in the men’s Keirin.  What a crazy moment!

Seen at VeloNews.

EURO CHAMPS: SPICKA’S KEIRIN “FLYER”


Czech rider Denis Spicka catches some air as the field charges toward the finish line in the men’s Keirin. What a crazy moment!

Seen at VeloNews.
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EURO CHAMPS: TOM JENKINS PHOTOS


The Guardian just posted some of Tom Jenkins' photos from last week's European Championships in Apeldoorn. I think these bird’s eye view shots are seriously some of the coolest velodrome shots I’ve ever seen.

Check out the rest of the set at The Guardian.
EURO CHAMPS: BRITISH CYCLING PHOTOS 

The Brits have had plenty of ups and downs over the past few days in Apeldoorn but the plethora of awesome track racing photos from British Cycling just doesn’t stop.  Check out plenty more at Flickr.

Full results from the European Championships are being posted up at UEC.
EURO CHAMPS: BRITISH CYCLING PHOTOS 

The Brits have had plenty of ups and downs over the past few days in Apeldoorn but the plethora of awesome track racing photos from British Cycling just doesn’t stop.  Check out plenty more at Flickr.

Full results from the European Championships are being posted up at UEC.

EURO CHAMPS: BRITISH CYCLING PHOTOS


The Brits have had plenty of ups and downs over the past few days in Apeldoorn but the plethora of awesome track racing photos from British Cycling just doesn’t stop. Check out plenty more at Flickr.

Full results from the European Championships are being posted up at UEC.
EURO CHAMPS: PREPARATION 

As the velodrome events at Pan Am Games wrapping up, trackies across the pond are preparing for the European Championships in Apeldoorn.  This is the first major international event in Europe and the start of the last season before the Summer Olympics.  The racing will be fierce as riders fight for those Olympic qualification points to make it to London 2012.  European Champs start tomorrow at the Omnisport Velodrome.  Check out a write-up from the British perspective and some more photos at British Cycling.

PRO TIP:  The mechanic pictured above is cleaning the tires with vinegar.
EURO CHAMPS: PREPARATION 

As the velodrome events at Pan Am Games wrapping up, trackies across the pond are preparing for the European Championships in Apeldoorn.  This is the first major international event in Europe and the start of the last season before the Summer Olympics.  The racing will be fierce as riders fight for those Olympic qualification points to make it to London 2012.  European Champs start tomorrow at the Omnisport Velodrome.  Check out a write-up from the British perspective and some more photos at British Cycling.

PRO TIP:  The mechanic pictured above is cleaning the tires with vinegar.

EURO CHAMPS: PREPARATION


As the velodrome events at Pan Am Games wrapping up, trackies across the pond are preparing for the European Championships in Apeldoorn. This is the first major international event in Europe and the start of the last season before the Summer Olympics. The racing will be fierce as riders fight for those Olympic qualification points to make it to London 2012. European Champs start tomorrow at the Omnisport Velodrome. Check out a write-up from the British perspective and some more photos at British Cycling.

PRO TIP: The mechanic pictured above is cleaning the tires with vinegar.

Nice edit from the Keirin finals at the European Championships last weekend.

Check out some pictures here.

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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