This is pretty cool — details on the London Olympic Velodrome's sustainable design and suspended cable roof.
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I plan to do some track (racing) this winter. Track is good, but I’m lacking the passion that I’m now starting to have for the road and time trialling.
— Taylor Phinney on his doubts about competing in the Omnium event at the 2012 Olympics after his event — the Individual Pursuit — has been removed from the program.
The twenty-year old has had a great year on the road and just won the World Championship title for the men’s U23 time trial. Maybe it’s time to say farewell to the ‘drome. We’ll miss you, Taylor!
Read the full article on Bike Radar.
What an awesome image. Guenter Haritz (2nd. from left) winning gold in the Team Pursuit at the 1972 Munich Olympics on a Flema titanium(!) track frame. Haritz’s coach was skeptical about the titanium frame at first until riding tests had him convinced.
Found on Spinwell.
Everyone’s favorite mod cyclist, Bradley Wiggins, announced that he will be returning to the velodrome for the UCI World Cup in Manchester this February. He hasn’t been competing on track for the past couple of years but he’ll be shooting for the Team Pursuit event at the 2012 Olympics. Says he, “With the Olympics being in London - potentially my last Olympics, I don’t know - it will be a fantastic way to finish. To get another gold medal there in the team pursuit, will be the goal now for us.” Good to have you back, Wiggo!
Read the full article at Cycling Weekly.
Pat McQuaid Interview Part 2
Here’s part 2 (of 5) of Canadian Cyclist's interview with UCI President Pat McQuaid. This is a great segment. McQuaid talks about something that’s really been bothering us trackies for the past year: the Olympics. McQuaid really breaks it down as to why and how the UCI and IOC downsized the Olympic track cycling program. He explains why they decided to axe the Madison (cuz it’s confusing to watch) and says he understands why people are upset that they dropped the Individual Pursuit. He does leave us with a glimmer of hoping saying that they’re going to be working on getting another endurance event added to the program for 2016 once the London Olympics are out of the way. Bring back the Individual Pursuit!
Found on Canadian Cyclist.