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TOKYO OVAL KEIOKAKU 

This shot just popped up on Kyle’s Flickr.  Save the track bike stadium!
TOKYO OVAL KEIOKAKU 

This shot just popped up on Kyle’s Flickr.  Save the track bike stadium!

TOKYO OVAL KEIOKAKU


This shot just popped up on Kyle’s Flickr. Save the track bike stadium!

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A FIST FULL OF HANDLEBARS


My buddies at Predator Cycling just posted up this POV video from an Encino Velodrome race a few years ago. I didn’t make it to this race because I had to work that day but it looks like the team had a good time.
REVOLUTION 40 

Congratulations to Matt Baranoski for his Keirin and Sprint victories in front of a sold-out stadium crowd at the brand spankin’ new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

Check out more winning shots from last night’s Revolution event at Track Cycling UK.
REVOLUTION 40 

Congratulations to Matt Baranoski for his Keirin and Sprint victories in front of a sold-out stadium crowd at the brand spankin’ new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

Check out more winning shots from last night’s Revolution event at Track Cycling UK.

REVOLUTION 40 


Congratulations to Matt Baranoski for his Keirin and Sprint victories in front of a sold-out stadium crowd at the brand spankin’ new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

Check out more winning shots from last night’s Revolution event at Track Cycling UK.
TONIGHT AT ENCINO VELODROME 

One of the most action-packed nights in the Summer Race Series and we are expecting some seriously heavy hitters tonight.  Do not miss this.

Check out the event listing on F’book.
TONIGHT AT ENCINO VELODROME 

One of the most action-packed nights in the Summer Race Series and we are expecting some seriously heavy hitters tonight.  Do not miss this.

Check out the event listing on F’book.

TONIGHT AT ENCINO VELODROME


One of the most action-packed nights in the Summer Race Series and we are expecting some seriously heavy hitters tonight. Do not miss this.

Check out the event listing on F’book.
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OLYMPICS: MEN’S KEIRIN


While one of Great Britain’s track megastars faded away in second place, the other went out with a huge bang. Sir Chris Hoy owned the men’s Keirin event earlier today at the London Olympic Velodrome and became Britain’s most successful Olympian of all time, decorated with 6 Gold medals.

In typical Hoy fashion, it didn’t look like our Keirin World Champion would take the win until the last fraction of a second leading up to the finishline. After advancing through the tournament with ease, Hoy began the final heat in the third position behind the derny. As the derny pulled off, the race between some of the fastest racers in the world starts off. With to laps to go, Hoy pulls to the front of the field and creates a small gap. The gap doesn’t last long as Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang sticks to Hoy’s wheel. The bell rings to signify the the last lap and Germany’s Maximilian Levy comes around the field to come up next to Hoy’s bike. On the back straight, it looks as if Hoy is running out of gas and Levy might have him beat. But Levy has a longer distance to travel on the outside of turns three and four and Hoy takes advantage of that. He pulls hard and strong through the corners and slingshots into the front straight to take a demanding lead towards the finishline. Another amazing win for Sir Chris Hoy as the stadium’s crowd roars.

Hoy has said before that he will be retiring after the London Olympics but it’s really up in the air. A couple years ago Hoy had to drop out of competing in the Commonwealth Games at New Delhi in order to chase down Olympic qualification points at the European Championships. Hoy laments this decision as the Commonwealth Games provide a rare opportunity to represent his native country of Scotland in an international competition. The 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow at the newly built Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. The competition is still a couple years away so Hoy has not decided yet whether or not to sign up. We’ll see.

GOLD — Great Britain (Sir Chris Hoy)
SILVER — Germany (Maximilian Levy)
BRONZE (tied) — Netherlands (Teun Mulder) and New Zealand (Simon van Velthooven)

Full results available HERE. Watch the final heat at NBC Olympics. Photos courtesy of The Guardian.
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OLYMPICS: WOMEN’S KEIRIN



Great Britain’s sprinting queen, Victoria Pendleton was able to reverse her bad luck from the first day of track racing and come out on top. Surprisingly, her main rival and current World Champion Anna Meares didn’t even medal. Rest assured, they will meet again in the women’s Sprint.

GOLD — Great Britain (Victoria Pendleton)
SILVER — China (Shuang Guo)
BRONZE — Hong Kong (Wai Sze Lee)

Full results available HERE. Photos courtesy of NBC Olympics.

OOHZSNAP: BACK ON TRACK (BIKE)


This is a teaser for something that’s “coming soon" but I’m too lazy to look up what exactly it is. Just something pretty and sparkly to look at which is aaall good with me.

THE WINNING MOVE OF THE DECADE


I know it’s old news now but…

"I thought I’ll give it a go and I breathed in, shut my eyes and went through the gap." Sir Chris Hoy, Keirin World Champion. Seriously did that with his eyes closed. I love Hoy’s parents’ reaction in the upper left corner of this video. Priceless.

UPDATE: Check out Alfred’s YouTube Playlist for more highlights from last weekend’s World Championships in Melbourne. Full results are up at Tissot Timing.

ROLLING NOW BE EXCITED


Keirin ‘95. So good!
Tags: keirin, lulz,
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