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Highlights from Day 2 of the UCI World Cup in Melbourne!

Click play to find out who took the sprint final between Anna Meares and Vicky Pendleton (if you haven’t already read it from the results below).

See Shuang Guo’s dramatic crash which sent her to the hospital.

Also Chris Hoy is interviewed after his golden Keirin ride. That’s two Golds for Hoy. He’s still got it!

Men
Keirin
1. Chris Hoy (GBR)
2. Teun Mulder (NED)
3. Mickael Bourgain (FRA

Individual pursuit
1. Shane Archbold (NZL) 4:25.023
2. Ivan Kovalev (RUS) 4:28.038
3. Edward Clancy (GBR) 4:28.999

Scratch
1. Zachary Bell (CAN)
2. Rafal Ratajczyk (POL)
3. Ho Ting Kwok (HKG)

Time Trial
1. Edward Clancy (GBR) 1:02.586
2. Tim Veldt (NED) 1:03.040
3. Marel Kalz (GER) 1:04.369

Women
Sprint
1. Anna Meares (AUS)
2. Victoria Pendleton (GBR)
3. Kristina Vogel (GER)

Points race
1. Jarmila Machacova (CZE) 35 pts
2. Tatsiana Sharakova (BLR) 29
3. Elena Tchalykh (AZE) 29

Find the full results in exhaustive detail at Tissot Timing.

The last day of competition is already underway. Follow up-to-the-minute news at the Cyclones Twitter.

THE SHOWDOWN

Victoria Pendleton vs. Anna Meares

The Melbourne World Cup women’s Match Sprint tournament is already underway.  Get instant updates at the Cyclones Twitter.

« Both world champions, both Olympic gold medallists, both the fastest women on two wheels for their respective countries; superficially Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton have much in common.

The truth, however, is revealed with little more than a scratch: the leading ladies of track cycling are the best of enemies, unlikely to settle their differences any time soon. And they are poised to go head-to-head in the first round of the 2010-11 Track World Cup series starting today (as in RIGHT NOW), the latest instalment in a rivalry that has intensified over the best part of eight years… »

Read the rest of the history of their bitter rivalry here.
THE SHOWDOWN

Victoria Pendleton vs. Anna Meares

The Melbourne World Cup women’s Match Sprint tournament is already underway.  Get instant updates at the Cyclones Twitter.

« Both world champions, both Olympic gold medallists, both the fastest women on two wheels for their respective countries; superficially Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton have much in common.

The truth, however, is revealed with little more than a scratch: the leading ladies of track cycling are the best of enemies, unlikely to settle their differences any time soon. And they are poised to go head-to-head in the first round of the 2010-11 Track World Cup series starting today (as in RIGHT NOW), the latest instalment in a rivalry that has intensified over the best part of eight years… »

Read the rest of the history of their bitter rivalry here.

THE SHOWDOWN


Victoria Pendleton vs. Anna Meares

The Melbourne World Cup women’s Match Sprint tournament is already underway. Get instant updates at the Cyclones Twitter.

« Both world champions, both Olympic gold medallists, both the fastest women on two wheels for their respective countries; superficially Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton have much in common.

The truth, however, is revealed with little more than a scratch: the leading ladies of track cycling are the best of enemies, unlikely to settle their differences any time soon. And they are poised to go head-to-head in the first round of the 2010-11 Track World Cup series starting today (as in RIGHT NOW), the latest instalment in a rivalry that has intensified over the best part of eight years… »

Read the rest of the history of their bitter rivalry here.

Highlights from Day 1 of the Melbourne World Cup.

Men
Team sprint
1. Great Britain (Jason Kenny/Matthew Crampton/Chris Hoy) 43.829
2. New Zealand (Edward Dawkins/Ethan Mitchell/Sam Webster) 44.339
3. Jayco Team Australia (Daniel Ellis/Jason Niblett/Shane Perkins) 44.545

30km points race
1. Eloy Teruel Rovira (ESP) 70 pts
2. Carlos AlbertoUran Arroyave (COL) 51 pts
3. Zachary Bell (CAN) 48 pts

Madison
1. Australia (Cameron Meyer/Leigh Howard)
2. New Zealand (Aaron Gate/Myron Simpson)
3. Netherlands (Nick Stopler/Peter Schep)

Women
Team sprint
1. China (Gong Jinjie/Guo Shuang) 33.240
2. Great Britain (Victoria Pendleton/Jessica Varnish) 33.562
3. France (Sandie Clair/Clara Sanchez) 33.655

Team pursuit
1. Australia (Katherine Bates/Sarah Kent/Josephine Tomic) 3:22.171
2. Germany (Charlotte Becker/Lisa Brennauer/Madeleine Sandig) 3:23.166
3. New Zealand (Kaytee Boyd/Lauren Ellis/Jaime Nielsen) 3:23.477

Complete results can be found here.

Track Stars Face Off In Melbourne

The UCI World Cup Classics season kicks off tomorrow in Melbourne and all eyes are on Australia and Great Britain.

The Aussies are determined to put on an impressive show for their home court audience, fresh off a dominating medal haul at the Commonwealth Games. The Brits are eager to rebuild their reputation as the fastest country in the world after a decent performance at the European Championships.

The stakes are even higher with much-needed Olympic qualification points on the line. Let’s take a look at a few of the stars of this dramatic rivalry…

Britain’s Chris Hoy ducked out of the Commonwealths to focus on the European Champs for the Olympic qualification points. But he made an embarrassing miscalculation in the first round of Match Sprints against 18-year old Felix English which cost him the tournament. Now Hoy is fiending for retribution like a crack fiend to get those qualification points that he missed out on. See a video interview at BBC Sports.

Australian Shane Perkins is eager to be the next kid to take down Hoy. He recently came down with a bad stomach bug and there was a scare that he might not be able to compete. But the latest news is that Perkins is feeling well enough to compete. The 23-year old rising star won Gold in the Sprint at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and now he’s excited to kick some ass on his home turf. Read about it at Cycling News.

Great Britain’s Victoria Pendleton will be trying to outrun her demons on the track. The current Olympic Match Sprint champion knows what’s at stake and the pressure is on. With the 2012 Olympics taking place in London, Pendleton needs to make her country proud and she’s been training hard. Maybe a little too hard? Pendleton recently complained of a training-related back pain but she will compete anyway. Read about it at Cycling Central.

In the women’s sprint events, Anna Meares could be Australia’s biggest hope for some World Cup medals. She’s taking on the Keirin, 500m TT and Match Sprints and constantly looking for weaknesses in what could be some very stiff competition. At the 2008 Olympics, Meares was beaten by Victoria Pendleton in the Match Sprint finals and since then, she’s been looking to turn the table around. Read more at Velodrome Shop.

The World Cup Classic in Melbourne starts tomorrow and will continue until Saturday. I’m really excited about this competition and hopefully I’ll be able to find a live feed to share. For more event information, event schedule, news and results as they develop check this website and of course I’ll be bringing you the coolest news and video I can find right here at Ride The Black Line!

This week in Melbourne!

The 2010-2011 international track cycling season kicks off with the Melbourne World Cup Classic at Hisense Arena.  I’ll have more about it later but for now, here’s the schedule of events:

Melbourne Event Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, December 2
Men’s Omnium, Men’s Madison, Women’s Team Pursuit, Men’s Team Sprint, Women’s Team Sprint

Day 2: Friday, December 3
Women’s Omnium, Women’s Sprint, Men’s Keirin, Men’s Omnium

Day 3: Saturday, December 4
Men’s Sprint, Women’s Keirin, Women’s Omnium, Men’s Team Pursuit, Women’s 500m Time Trial

Find all the event information here!
This week in Melbourne!

The 2010-2011 international track cycling season kicks off with the Melbourne World Cup Classic at Hisense Arena.  I’ll have more about it later but for now, here’s the schedule of events:

Melbourne Event Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, December 2
Men’s Omnium, Men’s Madison, Women’s Team Pursuit, Men’s Team Sprint, Women’s Team Sprint

Day 2: Friday, December 3
Women’s Omnium, Women’s Sprint, Men’s Keirin, Men’s Omnium

Day 3: Saturday, December 4
Men’s Sprint, Women’s Keirin, Women’s Omnium, Men’s Team Pursuit, Women’s 500m Time Trial

Find all the event information here!

This week in Melbourne!

The 2010-2011 international track cycling season kicks off with the Melbourne World Cup Classic at Hisense Arena. I’ll have more about it later but for now, here’s the schedule of events:

Melbourne Event Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, December 2
Men’s Omnium, Men’s Madison, Women’s Team Pursuit, Men’s Team Sprint, Women’s Team Sprint

Day 2: Friday, December 3
Women’s Omnium, Women’s Sprint, Men’s Keirin, Men’s Omnium

Day 3: Saturday, December 4
Men’s Sprint, Women’s Keirin, Women’s Omnium, Men’s Team Pursuit, Women’s 500m Time Trial

Find all the event information here!

Marco Menin catches air at the 2003 World Cup Classics in Cape Town!

See a couple more shots on his Flickr.
Marco Menin catches air at the 2003 World Cup Classics in Cape Town!

See a couple more shots on his Flickr.

Marco Menin catches air at the 2003 World Cup Classics in Cape Town!

See a couple more shots on his Flickr.


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