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TRACK WORLD CUP: SUPER SARAH HAMMER


While Azizulhasni Awang crossing the finish line with a seven-inch spike through his leg was the talk of the Manchester Track World Cup a couple weeks ago, Sarah Hammer's victory in the Women's Omnium was probably the most brilliant performance of the entire event.

Just watch her lay down the “hammer” (get it?) in the last four laps of the Scratch Race. Amazing!

TRACK WORLD CUP: FAV PHOTOS

I knew there was going to be an overwhelming amount of media coming out of the UCI Track World Cup in Manchester last weekend. I’ve spent the past couple of days sifting through Flickr streams and picking out my favorite photos from my favorite photographers…

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The new Sky kits are looking rad through the lens of Mark Jenkinson.

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Seb Gray catches the GB pursuit team riding through his focal plane.

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Tons of action photos are posted up at Manchester Velodrome’s Flickr.

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Larry Hickmott contributed thousands of photos to British Cycling.
This one is golden!

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Luke Webber, also a contributor for British Cycling, got up close
and personal with the GB riders.

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Looks like the cats at 5th Floor were having a real good time.

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An intense moment between two rivals captured by Angus Sung.

TRACK WORLD CUP: TEAM SKY


One more video from the Manchester World Cup. In this one, we get to hear from members of Team Sky Cycling about the thrill of competing in front of a sold-out stadium crowd at their home turf, Manchester Velodrome.

TRACK WORLD CUP: SHANAZE READE


World Champion BMX rider and Team Sky track cyclist Shanaze Reade has a really cool video series about what she’s up to in competition and in life. The latest episode is about preparing and competing in the Manchester World Cup Women’s Team Sprint event with Victoria Pendleton.

Check out the rest of the Shanaze Reade Series here.

TRACK WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS


Three days of racing at Manchester Velodrome packed into five minutes! Podium results are below:

Men’s Sprint
1. Kevin Sireau (France)
2. Jason Kenny (Sky Track Cycling)
3. Chris Hoy (Sky Track Cycling))

Women’s Team Pursuit
1. Great Britain (Wendy Houvenaghel/Joanna Rowsell/Sarah Storey)
2. New Zealand (Lauren Ellis/Jaime Nielsen/Alison Shanks)
3. Ouch Pro Cycling (Sarah Hammer/Dotsie Bausch/Lauren Tamayo)

Men’s Individual Pursuit
1. Rohan Dennis (Australia)
2. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain)
3. Mark Ryan (New Zealand)

Women’s Team Sprint
1. Australia (Anna Meares, Kaarle McCulloch)
2. China (Jinjie Gong, Shuang Guo)
3. France (Clara Sanchez, Sandie Clair)

Women’s Sprint
1. Anna Meares (Australia)
2. Shuang Guo (China)
3. Victoria Pendleton (Sky Track Cycling)

Men’s Keirin
1. Chris Hoy (Sky Track Cycling)
2. Jason Niblett (Team Jayco-AIS)
3. Azizulhasni Awang (YSD Track Team)

Women’s Scratch Race
1. Anastasiya Chulkova (Russia)
2. Jennie Reed (Ouch Pro Cycling)
3. Amy Cure (Australia)

Men’s Omnium
1. Shane Archbold (New Zealand)
2. HoSung Cho (Korea)
3. Elia Viviani (Italy)

Women’s Omnium
1. Sarah Hammer (Ouch Pro Cycling)
2. Kirsten Wild (Netherlands)
3. Malgorzata Wojtyra (Poland)

Women’s Keirin
1. Shuang Guo (China)
2. Clara Sanchez (France)
3. Victoria Pendleton (Sky Track Cycling)

Men’s Team Sprint
1. France (Gregory Bauge/Kévin Sireau/Michaël D’almeida)
2. Germany (Rene Enders/Maximilian Levy/Stefan Nimke)
3. Sky Track Cycling (Jason Kenny/Chris Hoy/Matthew Crampton)

Results courtesy of Canadian Cyclist.
TRACK WORLD CUP: BRITISH TEAM PURSUIT 

This is an amazing photo from the Track World Cup in Manchester.  The photographer (Tom Jenkins) uses an off-camera flash pointing back towards the camera to freeze the subject and a slow shutter speed of 1/4 sec at F16 to blur the other cyclists.

Read about Britain’s Gold Medal ride at The Guardian.
TRACK WORLD CUP: BRITISH TEAM PURSUIT 

This is an amazing photo from the Track World Cup in Manchester.  The photographer (Tom Jenkins) uses an off-camera flash pointing back towards the camera to freeze the subject and a slow shutter speed of 1/4 sec at F16 to blur the other cyclists.

Read about Britain’s Gold Medal ride at The Guardian.

TRACK WORLD CUP: BRITISH TEAM PURSUIT


This is an amazing photo from the Track World Cup in Manchester. The photographer (Tom Jenkins) uses an off-camera flash pointing back towards the camera to freeze the subject and a slow shutter speed of 1/4 sec at F16 to blur the other cyclists.

Read about Britain’s Gold Medal ride at The Guardian.
EPIC SPLINTER UPDATE 

An update on the condition of Azizulhasni Awang and the 7” wooden spike that he took out of the Manchester Velodrome with the flesh of his leg.

Surgery was completed today and the splinter successfully removed, the doctor present suggested he could fly back as early as tomorrow and can ride again in just under a fortnight.  Dude should mount it on a trophy base and put it on the center of his coffee table!

See the video report here.
EPIC SPLINTER UPDATE 

An update on the condition of Azizulhasni Awang and the 7” wooden spike that he took out of the Manchester Velodrome with the flesh of his leg.

Surgery was completed today and the splinter successfully removed, the doctor present suggested he could fly back as early as tomorrow and can ride again in just under a fortnight.  Dude should mount it on a trophy base and put it on the center of his coffee table!

See the video report here.

EPIC SPLINTER UPDATE


An update on the condition of Azizulhasni Awang and the 7” wooden spike that he took out of the Manchester Velodrome with the flesh of his leg.

Surgery was completed today and the splinter successfully removed, the doctor present suggested he could fly back as early as tomorrow and can ride again in just under a fortnight. Dude should mount it on a trophy base and put it on the center of his coffee table!

See the video report here.

TRACK WORLD CUP: KEIRIN FINAL


Here’s the dramatic race which earned Azizulhasni Awang a seven-inch wooden stake through the leg. So crazy!

Results from the rest of the day’s events can be found here.
EPIC SPLINTER! 

There was a huge crash during the Keirin final at the Track World Cup in Manchester today.  As the last man standing, Chris Hoy took the win.  Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang wasn’t so lucky — he picked up a gnarly 7-inch splinter from the track surface which pierced cleanly through his leg.  The crashed riders all remounted their bikes and finished the race with Awang coming in third place to take the overall World Cup Keirin title.

Read the full story at Velo News.
EPIC SPLINTER! 

There was a huge crash during the Keirin final at the Track World Cup in Manchester today.  As the last man standing, Chris Hoy took the win.  Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang wasn’t so lucky — he picked up a gnarly 7-inch splinter from the track surface which pierced cleanly through his leg.  The crashed riders all remounted their bikes and finished the race with Awang coming in third place to take the overall World Cup Keirin title.

Read the full story at Velo News.

EPIC SPLINTER!


There was a huge crash during the Keirin final at the Track World Cup in Manchester today. As the last man standing, Chris Hoy took the win. Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang wasn’t so lucky — he picked up a gnarly 7-inch splinter from the track surface which pierced cleanly through his leg. The crashed riders all remounted their bikes and finished the race with Awang coming in third place to take the overall World Cup Keirin title.

Read the full story at Velo News.


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