Hammer To Represent U.S. At Track World Championships

USA Cycling

Colorado Springs, Colo. (February 10, 2013) -- Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./OUCH Pro Cycling) has been selected as the lone representative for the United States at the 2013 UCI Track World Championships in Minsk, Belarus, Feb. 20-24. “After the London Games, our coaching staff and myself took the opportunity to take a step back, take a hard look at the changing landscape within the new … [Read more...]

GB Cycling Boss Brailsford Eyes Rio In 2016

GLASGOW, Nov 19, 2012 (AFP) - Dave Brailsford, the man behind the British cycling's team run of gold medal success at the Beijing and London Olympics, has vowed to continue in his post until the 2016 Games in Rio. As well as being British Cycling's performance director, the 48-year-old Brailsford is also the principal of Team Sky, in which capacity he oversaw Bradley Wiggins becoming the … [Read more...]

Olympic Track Queens To Join Team Backed By Wiggins

LONDON, Nov 6, 2012 (AFP) - Olympic champions Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell have signed for a new women's team supported by fellow British London 2012 cycling gold medalist and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins. The DTPC (Dream Team Pro Cycling) Honda Pro Cycling Team will be registered in Britain and led by Australia's Rochelle Gilmore. A statement issued Tuesday … [Read more...]

Hoy’s Joy At New Glasgow Velodrome

GLASGOW, Oct 4, 2012 (AFP) - Sir Chris Hoy, Britain's multiple Olympic track cycling champion, on Wednesday cycled the first lap of the 2014 Commonwealth Games velodrome in Glasgow which bears his name. The venue officially opens on Friday but Scotsman Hoy, Britain's most successful Olympian with six golds to his name, was allowed in early to try out the track. "It's amazing to be … [Read more...]

Elite Track Nationals Wrap Up

Elite Track Nationals wrap up with Madisons, time trials, and the women's team sprint Carson, Calif. (September 30, 2012) – It was a thrilling day of racing on Sunday as the 2012 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships concluded at the VELO Sports Center in Carson. Four more elite and six more para-cycling national titles were awarded during a single session that included time trials, … [Read more...]

China, Britain Win Gold As Velodrome Bows Out

by Robin Millard LONDON, Sept 2, 2012 (AFP) - China set a world record as they defeated Great Britain on Sunday in the thrilling final race at the Velodrome, meaning both track cycling teams finished the London 2012 Paralympics with five golds. In an exciting farewell at the 6,000-capacity venue, China won the mixed C1 to C5 team sprint in 48.454 seconds, ahead of Britain in … [Read more...]

Belgian cyclist sent home for drunken shame

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug 9, 2012 (AFP) - Belgium's Olympic Committee has sent track cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke home from the 2012 London Olympic Games after pictures in British tabloids showed him drunk after a night out, Belgian media said Thursday. Van Hoecke, 20, came 15th in the Omnium race then went out on the town on Tuesday night. Dutch newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws promptly … [Read more...]

Beaten Aussies Look At ‘Hard Work’ Leading To Rio

LONDON, Aug 8, 2012 (AFP) - Australian track cycling team bosses admit they have plenty of work to do if they are to be competitive enough to challenge world-beating Britain at the 2016 Games in Rio. For the second consecutive Olympics Australia was humiliated by an all-conquering British team, securing only one gold medal courtesy of a final day surge from Anna Meares to finish … [Read more...]

Sir Chris Hoy Wins Record Sixth Gold

LONDON, Aug 7, 2012 (AFP) - Sir Chris Hoy ended his stunning Olympic career Tuesday by defending his Beijing keirin crown to claim a sixth Games gold and become Britain's most successful Olympian. Germany's Maximilian Levy finished second to take the silver with New Zealand's Simon Van Velthooven and Dutchman Teun Mulder sharing the bronze after a long wait for a photo finish … [Read more...]

Meares Beats Pendleton To Sprint Gold

LONDON, Aug 7, 2012 (AFP) - Australia's Anna Meares stunned British rival Victoria Pendleton to win the women's Olympic sprint title at the London velodrome on Tuesday. China's Guo Shuang took the bronze after beating Kristina Vogel of Germany in the race for third place. Pendleton, racing for the last time in what has been a hugely successful career, had been expected to beat her … [Read more...]