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This is pretty cool — details on the London Olympic Velodrome's sustainable design and suspended cable roof.

Interview With Zach Bell

Check out this Q&A with Canada’s top track cyclist Zach Bell and his dreams for the upcoming 2012 Olympics. Read the interview here.

[Photo by Lyne Lamoureux]

Laying it down at the London Olympic Velodrome.  The track surface is coming along beautifully and they are already painting lines along one of the stretches.

Photo found on Tim Pitot’s Flickr.
Laying it down at the London Olympic Velodrome.  The track surface is coming along beautifully and they are already painting lines along one of the stretches.

Photo found on Tim Pitot’s Flickr.

Laying it down at the London Olympic Velodrome. The track surface is coming along beautifully and they are already painting lines along one of the stretches.

Photo found on Tim Pitot’s Flickr.

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.

The new London Olympic Velodrome is coming along.  They’re currently laying down supports for the track and soon the surface will be installed.  Any bets on who’s going to be the first one to ride it?

Photo by Anthony Charlton found on Darren Lewis’ Flickr.
The new London Olympic Velodrome is coming along.  They’re currently laying down supports for the track and soon the surface will be installed.  Any bets on who’s going to be the first one to ride it?

Photo by Anthony Charlton found on Darren Lewis’ Flickr.

The new London Olympic Velodrome is coming along. They’re currently laying down supports for the track and soon the surface will be installed. Any bets on who’s going to be the first one to ride it?

Photo by Anthony Charlton found on Darren Lewis’ Flickr.

This is so rad! Sir Mix-A-Lot droppin’ rhymes at the Los Angeles Olympic Velodrome circa 1994. The track is bangin’ too!

Found it on Go Means Go.

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.

Speedbicycles has a great interview with Fritz Fleck, the innovative German builder who was making the first (probably) titanium race bikes under the Flema brand name.  Read the interview here.

Found on Spinwell.
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.

Speedbicycles has a great interview with Fritz Fleck, the innovative German builder who was making the first (probably) titanium race bikes under the Flema brand name.  Read the interview here.

Found on Spinwell.

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.

Speedbicycles has a great interview with Fritz Fleck, the innovative German builder who was making the first (probably) titanium race bikes under the Flema brand name. Read the interview here.

Found on Spinwell.

Wiggo’s Back On Track!

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.


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