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WORLD CHAMPS - Day 5 Results


Men’s Kilo TT
Stefan Nimke laid down a Kilo in just over a minute. Considering how slow this track is, he needs to get his ass down to Bolivia and set a new World Record.
1 - Stefan Nimke (Germany)
2 - Teun Mulder (Netherlands)
3 - Francois Pervis (France)


Men’s Madison
Cam Meyer and Leigh Howard — the Australian dream team — held it down and defended their title for another year.
1 - Australia (Leigh Howard, Cameron Meyer)
2 - Czech Republic (Martin Blaha, Jiri Hochmann)
3 - Netherlands (Theo Bos, Peter Schep)


Women’s Omnium
Placing top 5 in five of the six events, Tara Whitten gets to keep her World Champ jersey for another year.
1 - Tara Whitten (Canada)
2 - Sarah Hammer (USA)
3 - Kirsten Wild (Netherlands)


Women’s Keirin
Meares makes it a triple-crown affair after winning an awesome Keirin tourney. Three World Champ titles for her this year! Definitely the star of the show.
1 - Anna Meares (Australia)
2 - Olga Panarina (Belarus)
3 - Clara Sanchez (France)

Find complete results and times at Tissot Timing and check the video highlights from Universal Sports.
Thanks to VeloImages for the photos!

WORLD CHAMPS - INTERVIEW WITH TARA WHITTEN


…after she successfully defended her World Champion title in the women’s Omnium in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Congratulations, Tara!

Check the report at Canadian Cyclist.
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WORLD CHAMPS - PHOTOS BY KJGUCH


Klaas Guchelaar was in attendance at the sold-out event taking photos.

See the rest of the shots here.

WORLD CHAMPS - Day 5 Preview

With four more striped jerseys to hand out, tomorrow is the final day of the 2011 UCI World Championships and you can bet that we’ll see a climactic end to the past five days of racing, especially with the women’s Keirin in the mix. The Madison is always fun to watch too — despite being a little bit tough to follow. Tune in on a FREE LIVE FEED at Cycling Fans. I think coverage should start around 6:30am Pacific Time.

Men’s Kilo TT » Even though the Kilo is no longer an Olympic event (thanks UCI!), we still have some pretty powerful legs vying for the title of World Champion. I expect that Teun Mulder (Netherlands) should be able to defend his stripes but you can bet we’ll see some damn close times coming from the likes of Stefan Nimke (Germany) and Francois Pervis (France).

Men’s Madison » The Australian duo of Cameron Meyer and Leigh Howard are back to defend their World Champion stripes. If they perform as well as they did last year, I think they’ll have it clinched. But watch out for the deadly Dutch combo of Peter Schep and Theo Bos who will be running off the cheers of their home crowd.

Women’s Omnium » Kirstin Wild (France) is leading in the Omnium standings but there are still three more events to contest tomorrow — Individual Pursuit, Scratch Race and 500m TT. Tara Whitten (Canada) is trailing right behind Wild in points and I still think she’ll get back on top to defend her World Champ title.

Women’s Keirin » This will be a great tournament to watch and probably the highlight of tomorrow’s events. We’ve got some heavy contenders like the one and only Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain), Shuang Guo (China) and Kristina Vogel (Germany). Lithuania’s Simona Krupeckaite will be looking to defend her World Champion title but there’s just one problem — the new queen of sprints Anna Meares (Australia) who already outpowered Krupeckaite in the Match Sprints earlier today. Does Meares have what it takes to win the Keirin as well? I’m not sure but if she does it I will certainly be impressed. Get ready for some exciting Keirin races tomorrow.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE 

A swarm of photographers capture the moment that Shane Perkins thrusts past Chris Hoy to the finish line in the men’s Keirin final.  Look at all those cameras!  I wonder how many pictures of this moment are floating around out there.

This particular angle was snapped by Casey Gibson.  See more of his shots at VeloNews.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE 

A swarm of photographers capture the moment that Shane Perkins thrusts past Chris Hoy to the finish line in the men’s Keirin final.  Look at all those cameras!  I wonder how many pictures of this moment are floating around out there.

This particular angle was snapped by Casey Gibson.  See more of his shots at VeloNews.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE


A swarm of photographers capture the moment that Shane Perkins thrusts past Chris Hoy to the finish line in the men’s Keirin final. Look at all those cameras! I wonder how many pictures of this moment are floating around out there.

This particular angle was snapped by Casey Gibson. See more of his shots at VeloNews.

WORLD CHAMPS - WOMEN’S SPRINT FINAL


In the final heat against Simona Krupeckaite, Anna Meares proves that she’s a force to be reckoned with. This sprint victory has been a long time coming and she earns it with style and grace. Look how smooth she is on the bike while outpowering her opponent.

Watch the full video recap of today’s events here.

WORLD CHAMPS - Day 4 Results

Men’s Keirin
A perfectly timed victory from Shane Perkins, robbing Chris Hoy of the World Champion glory in the exciting final round.
1 - Shane Perkins (Australia)
2 - Chris Hoy (Great Britain)
3 - Teun Mulder (Netherlands)

Women’s Sprint
Anna Meares wins her first World Champion title in the Sprint with truly impressive form. The victory brought tears to her eyes at the podium.
1 - Anna Meares (Australia)
2 - Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)
3 - Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)

Men’s Omnium
Michael Freiburg earns Australia’s third Gold medal of the day with a win in the Omnium Scratch race.
1 - Michael Freiberg (Australia)
2 - Shane Archbold (New Zealand)
3 - Gijs Van Hoecke (Belgium)

Women’s Scratch Race
Brilliant race tactics from Marianne Vos. She joined a late breakaway with a group of 5 or 6 and then left them all behind on the bell lap.
1 - Marianne Vos (Netherlands)
2 - Katherine Bates (Australia)
3 - Danielle King (Great Britain)

Complete results and times can be found at Tissot Timing and watch the video highlights from Universal Sports.

WORLD CHAMPS - PERKINS BEATS HOY IN KEIRIN 

Shane Perkins (Australia) stole the Keirin from Chris Hoy (Great Britain) by less than half a wheel today at the Track World Champs.  Amazing finish!

Check the full story over at BBC.
WORLD CHAMPS - PERKINS BEATS HOY IN KEIRIN 

Shane Perkins (Australia) stole the Keirin from Chris Hoy (Great Britain) by less than half a wheel today at the Track World Champs.  Amazing finish!

Check the full story over at BBC.

WORLD CHAMPS - PERKINS BEATS HOY IN KEIRIN


Shane Perkins (Australia) stole the Keirin from Chris Hoy (Great Britain) by less than half a wheel today at the Track World Champs. Amazing finish!

Check the full story over at BBC.

WORLD CHAMPS - WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT


One of my favorite YouTube users — who has been dormant for about a year now — just started uploading videos from the World Champs. Nice!

So without further ado, here’s Sarah Hammer (USA) and Alison Shanks (New Zealand) facing off in the dramatic women’s Individual Pursuit final. Congratulations, Sarah!

See more World Champs replays here.


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