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RACE FACE:  FRANCOIS PERVIS 

Last month, Frenchman Francois Pervis finally won his first Elite World Champion title competing in the Kilo at Minsk.

See that face?  Now that’s a Kilo face.  That’s how I’ve been feeling all week trying to get through the crap life is flinging at me right now (not to mention that I’ve also been sick) but once I get through it, nothing but the sweet taste of victory.  Regular posting continues today.  Expect a lot of videos!

Photo taken by Guy Swarbrick.
RACE FACE:  FRANCOIS PERVIS 

Last month, Frenchman Francois Pervis finally won his first Elite World Champion title competing in the Kilo at Minsk.

See that face?  Now that’s a Kilo face.  That’s how I’ve been feeling all week trying to get through the crap life is flinging at me right now (not to mention that I’ve also been sick) but once I get through it, nothing but the sweet taste of victory.  Regular posting continues today.  Expect a lot of videos!

Photo taken by Guy Swarbrick.

RACE FACE: FRANCOIS PERVIS


Last month, Frenchman Francois Pervis finally won his first Elite World Champion title competing in the Kilo at Minsk.

See that face? Now that’s a Kilo face. That’s how I’ve been feeling all week trying to get through the crap life is flinging at me right now (not to mention that I’ve also been sick) but once I get through it, nothing but the sweet taste of victory. Regular posting continues today. Expect a lot of videos!

Photo taken by Guy Swarbrick.

WORLD CHAMPS: FRONTSIDE BAR FLIP


One of the more impressive moves I’ve seen on the track this year — especially since the rider gets back up to finish out the race. This comes just a few minutes after the Russian team had their own little mishap. Please take note of the Belgian rider’s hand position before he goes down.

This is why I’m always yelling at my riders: “TOPS OR DROPS!” Your steering is just not as stable with your hands resting on the bar like that and if you get bumped, you’re more likely to crash. There are no brake hoods on these bikes so nothing to stop your hands from sliding forward and losing the bar like this guy. Keep those mittens in the drops or on the top of the bar (the straight part on either side of the stem).

WORLD CHAMPS: BECKY JAMES MAKES IT A DOUBLE


We might be seeing a foreshadowing glimpse at Rio 2016 here at the UCI World Championships. Great Britain’s Rebecca James, who won the World Champion stripes for the Sprint yesterday, has done it again in the Keirin. She’s proving to be in dominant form and poised to be the Britain’s next track superstar.

See all the results HERE.

WORLD CHAMPS: SARAH HAMMER WINS OMNIUM


After starting out the UCI World Championships with a win in the Individual Pursuit, USA’s Sarah Hammer finished off the 5 days of competition by grabbing a World Champion title in the Omnium. Some could consider this Omnium to be a rematch with Great Britain’s defending World Champ Laura Trott who beat Hammer to the Olympic Gold medal at last year’s London Games by just one point. This is Hammer’s first World Champion title in the Omnium, her second World Champion title of this year and her sixth World Champion title overall.

See all the results HERE.

WORLD CHAMPS: BECKY JAMES TAKES THE SPRINT


After four days of competition, Team GB is proving they are still a force to be reckoned with on the track as they earn yet another World Champion title in Minsk (the Brits have won 4 so far). As seen in this final decider heat against Germany’s Kristina Vogel, Becky James shows that she might have what it takes to pick up Victoria Pendleton’s figurative “Queen of the Sprint” crown.

See all the results HERE.

WORLD CHAMPS: JASON KENNY WINS KEIRIN


On the third day of the UCI World Championships in Minsk, Great Britain’s Jason Kenny was able to adopt the World Champion stripes from teammate Chris Hoy. With a huge surge of speed coming out of turn four, Kenny was able to slinghsot around Germany’s Max Levy and take the win in the final Keirin heat. Though Kenny has won three Olympic gold medals, this is only his second World Champion title to date.

See all the results HERE.

WORLD CHAMPS: MARTYN IRVINE WINS GOLD FOR IRELAND


Ending with the most exciting ten laps in this year’s UCI World Championships so far, the men’s Scratch Race was won by Ireland’s Martyn Irvine today. The winning move was made when Irvine attacked with 10 laps go and held off the field until the end (skip to about 2:38 in the video to see the attack). It was an amazing feat especially considering that he rode to a silver medal in the Individual Pursuit less than an hour before the start of the Scratch Race.

Until today, it had been 117 years since Ireland has won a medal in track cycling. On top of that, it was announced earlier today that Belfast and Dublin would be hosting the opening stages of next year’s Giro d’Italia so this is a pretty huge day for Irish cycling.
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WORLD CHAMPS: BRITISH CYCLING FLICKS


Any time there’s a big international track meet going on, you can be sure that British Cycling’s Flickr will be lighting up with some nice shots of the team both on the track and in the infield. Here are a few from the UCI World Championships second day of competition.

Check out the rest of the set HERE.

WOLRD CHAMPS: SARAH HAMMER HAMMERS AGAIN


The only athlete representing USA in Minsk this week won her fifth World Champion title yesterday and made it look all too easy by catching her opponent, Australia’s Amy Cure, in the women’s Individual Pursuit final. Find the rest of yesterday’s results HERE.

I really wanted to see this live but UCI has failed us yet again after promising WORLDWIDE broadcast on their YouTube channel only to have it it geo-blocked in several countries. So I’ve been turning my attention towards TrackCycling.me.uk for swift recaps and photos.

Sarah Hammer will also be contesting the Omnium and Scratch Race this week. FULL SCHEDULE HERE.


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