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CHRIS ROBIN VISITS MANCHESTER VELODROME


If you’ve been reading for the past couple months, you should know I’m really stoked on Chris Robin and his homemade Obree-inspired bike. Recently Chris was able to visit Manchester Velodrome and hang out with some real track legends

« It truly was a fantastic day. Everyone was so nice to us. We hung around the track talking to Graeme for about 4 hours — talking everything from tech stuff on Old Faithful to Björn Borg. I rode my bike on the track while Graeme stood and cheered on (a really bizarre situation). Then we got to hang with Jan van Eijden who is a former sprint champ and now Hoy’s coach. He was really super super nice and we talked about training and the Olympic Games. Then by a chance we bumped in to Sir Chris Hoy himself. And he was suuuuper nice, a really humble down to earth guy and SUPER BIG — I mean really big — like the Hulk. A real power house. Both Obree and Hoy signed my helmet and Obree signed my bike. Almost all day the track was booked by the British Team but they where so nice that they let me ride when they had a break. It felt really strange riding the track and being cheered on by guys like van Eijden. We filmed everything and we have great interviews with both Obree and van Eijden. I’ll let you know when we have edited. »

Keep up with Chris Robin’s latest at 42km/timmen

TRACK WORLD CUP: FAV PHOTOS

I knew there was going to be an overwhelming amount of media coming out of the UCI Track World Cup in Manchester last weekend. I’ve spent the past couple of days sifting through Flickr streams and picking out my favorite photos from my favorite photographers…

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The new Sky kits are looking rad through the lens of Mark Jenkinson.

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Seb Gray catches the GB pursuit team riding through his focal plane.

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Tons of action photos are posted up at Manchester Velodrome’s Flickr.

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Larry Hickmott contributed thousands of photos to British Cycling.
This one is golden!

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Luke Webber, also a contributor for British Cycling, got up close
and personal with the GB riders.

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Looks like the cats at 5th Floor were having a real good time.

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An intense moment between two rivals captured by Angus Sung.

TRACK WORLD CUP: TEAM SKY


One more video from the Manchester World Cup. In this one, we get to hear from members of Team Sky Cycling about the thrill of competing in front of a sold-out stadium crowd at their home turf, Manchester Velodrome.

TRACK WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS


Three days of racing at Manchester Velodrome packed into five minutes! Podium results are below:

Men’s Sprint
1. Kevin Sireau (France)
2. Jason Kenny (Sky Track Cycling)
3. Chris Hoy (Sky Track Cycling))

Women’s Team Pursuit
1. Great Britain (Wendy Houvenaghel/Joanna Rowsell/Sarah Storey)
2. New Zealand (Lauren Ellis/Jaime Nielsen/Alison Shanks)
3. Ouch Pro Cycling (Sarah Hammer/Dotsie Bausch/Lauren Tamayo)

Men’s Individual Pursuit
1. Rohan Dennis (Australia)
2. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain)
3. Mark Ryan (New Zealand)

Women’s Team Sprint
1. Australia (Anna Meares, Kaarle McCulloch)
2. China (Jinjie Gong, Shuang Guo)
3. France (Clara Sanchez, Sandie Clair)

Women’s Sprint
1. Anna Meares (Australia)
2. Shuang Guo (China)
3. Victoria Pendleton (Sky Track Cycling)

Men’s Keirin
1. Chris Hoy (Sky Track Cycling)
2. Jason Niblett (Team Jayco-AIS)
3. Azizulhasni Awang (YSD Track Team)

Women’s Scratch Race
1. Anastasiya Chulkova (Russia)
2. Jennie Reed (Ouch Pro Cycling)
3. Amy Cure (Australia)

Men’s Omnium
1. Shane Archbold (New Zealand)
2. HoSung Cho (Korea)
3. Elia Viviani (Italy)

Women’s Omnium
1. Sarah Hammer (Ouch Pro Cycling)
2. Kirsten Wild (Netherlands)
3. Malgorzata Wojtyra (Poland)

Women’s Keirin
1. Shuang Guo (China)
2. Clara Sanchez (France)
3. Victoria Pendleton (Sky Track Cycling)

Men’s Team Sprint
1. France (Gregory Bauge/Kévin Sireau/Michaël D’almeida)
2. Germany (Rene Enders/Maximilian Levy/Stefan Nimke)
3. Sky Track Cycling (Jason Kenny/Chris Hoy/Matthew Crampton)

Results courtesy of Canadian Cyclist.
TRACK WORLD CUP: BRITISH TEAM PURSUIT 

This is an amazing photo from the Track World Cup in Manchester.  The photographer (Tom Jenkins) uses an off-camera flash pointing back towards the camera to freeze the subject and a slow shutter speed of 1/4 sec at F16 to blur the other cyclists.

Read about Britain’s Gold Medal ride at The Guardian.
TRACK WORLD CUP: BRITISH TEAM PURSUIT 

This is an amazing photo from the Track World Cup in Manchester.  The photographer (Tom Jenkins) uses an off-camera flash pointing back towards the camera to freeze the subject and a slow shutter speed of 1/4 sec at F16 to blur the other cyclists.

Read about Britain’s Gold Medal ride at The Guardian.

TRACK WORLD CUP: BRITISH TEAM PURSUIT


This is an amazing photo from the Track World Cup in Manchester. The photographer (Tom Jenkins) uses an off-camera flash pointing back towards the camera to freeze the subject and a slow shutter speed of 1/4 sec at F16 to blur the other cyclists.

Read about Britain’s Gold Medal ride at The Guardian.

TRACK WORLD CUP: KEIRIN FINAL


Here’s the dramatic race which earned Azizulhasni Awang a seven-inch wooden stake through the leg. So crazy!

Results from the rest of the day’s events can be found here.

CHRIS BOARDMAN IN BOARDMAN’S BAR


Another video from today’s Track World Cup in Manchester — we get to chat with the legendary Chris Boardman as he reminisces over his long-standing Individual Pursuit world record which was recently broken by Jack Bobridge.
GERAINT THOMAS PURSUIT 

I can already tell there’s going to be tons of media coming out of the Track World Cup in Manchester.  This shot by Tom Jenkins is one of my favorite images so far: Britain’s Geraint Thomas riding the qualifying round for the Men’s Individual Pursuit.

See some more photos at The Guardian.
GERAINT THOMAS PURSUIT 

I can already tell there’s going to be tons of media coming out of the Track World Cup in Manchester.  This shot by Tom Jenkins is one of my favorite images so far: Britain’s Geraint Thomas riding the qualifying round for the Men’s Individual Pursuit.

See some more photos at The Guardian.

GERAINT THOMAS PURSUIT


I can already tell there’s going to be tons of media coming out of the Track World Cup in Manchester. This shot by Tom Jenkins is one of my favorite images so far: Britain’s Geraint Thomas riding the qualifying round for the Men’s Individual Pursuit.

See some more photos at The Guardian.

KEEPING TRACK OF POINTS


As a spectator, the Points Race is one of the toughest events to follow. It can’t be much easier for officials either — which is why they need such an extensive crew at the UCI World Cup to keep track of everything that’s going on. Matt Rendell gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what is involved in keeping score at the Manchester Velodrome.

The UCI Track World Cup is well underway now and results from the morning session of Day 1 can be found here.


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