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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.

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!

You have to be harder, tougher, develop a thicker skin and emotions have to be pushed to one side — you can’t cry.

— British Champ Victoria Pendleton on the difficulties of working in such a male-oriented environment.



Read the full article on Cycling News.

Dreaming of being chased by some killer is normal for me.

Victoria Pendleton on confronting her track sprinting demons.

Read the full interview at CyclingNews.



Photo found on Cyclop.

Victoria Pendleton earned her 27th British National Champion title yesterday with the 500m TT (in 34.636 seconds!). Read the full day’s recap on Cycling Weekly (and see some photos here).

The British Track Nationals will continue all this week at Manchester Velodrome. Results will be posted here as they become available.

Canadian Cyclist interviews Pat McQuaid — Part 5


I skipped the last two parts of this extended interview with the president of UCI because they didn’t have much to do with track cycling. But in this segment, McQuaid basically calls bullshit on Chris Hoy and Vicky Pendleton for whining about not being able to do the Commonwealth Games because they need the Olympic qualification points from the European Championships. He basically calls them whiny little brats and there’s no reason they can’t do both competitions. Pretty easy for him to say, right? But I guess he’s got a point.

If you haven’t seen the other segments from this interview, definitely check out Part 1 and Part 2.

Found on Canadian Cyclist.

Victoria Pendleton shares with us what her weekly training schedule is like. Twenty-four hours a week? That’s like three times my training on a good week. Ha ha!

Pendleton Backs Out Of Commonwealth Games

Victoria Pendleton has just confirmed that she will be joining Chris Hoy at the European Championships instead of attending the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The reasoning is because the European Champs will count for 2012 Olympics qualification points. It must be a pretty tough decision to pass up the 3rd largest multi-sport event in the world.

Read a great article about Pendleton’s decision on Velodrome Shop.


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