Kiss And Crash As Wiggins, Cavendish Provide Big Finish For Britain

By Ian Whittell London, March 6, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish ended the Track World Championships in London with a dramatic win for the host nation in the Madison event, a result that left Britain top of the medals table. The pair, who have both tasted multiple successes in the Tour de France, claimed the fifth gold medal of … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Happy Again After Leaving Team Sky

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN York, United Kingdom, April 30, 2015 (AFP) - Olympic and world time-trial champion Bradley Wiggins said he was enjoying life again now that he's left Team Sky and is focusing on track racing. Wiggins became a legend in British cycling during his spell with Sky as he won the 2012 Tour de France, as well as a host of other prestigious races such as Paris-Nice, … [Read more...]

Aussie Meares Makes Track History As French Raise Roof

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Anna Meares won a historic 11th women's world title as France ended the World Track Cycling Championships in Paris in celebratory style. Meares won the women's keirin to eclipse the record gold medal mark of 10 she previously shared with Frenchwoman … [Read more...]

Ride The Black Line: Why Track Racing Appeals To Everyone

by Zachary Rynew There are very few things that remain like they once were. Movies are still made replacing actors with 3D animation. Shopping malls get updated to look like the latest thing. Even sports seems to have been corporatized at every level. When I watch the Karate Kid (the one with Karate), I always sigh to think about how things were. I was approaching teenager status when … [Read more...]

British Women Extend Team Pursuit Total Reign

CALI, Colombia, Feb 28, 2014 (AFP) - Great Britain retained their women's team pursuit world crown Thursday, rallying to vanquish Canada to claim Britain's first gold of the 2014 track cycling World Championships. Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell -- members of the team that won Olympic gold before home fans in London in 2012 -- Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald triumphed with a time of … [Read more...]

Aussies, Kiwis Take World Team Track Titles

CALI, Colombia, Feb 27, 2014 (AFP) - Australia defended the men's team pursuit title, while New Zealand dethroned defending champion Germany to win the men's team sprint crown at the World Track Cycling Championships on Wednesday. The Aussies kept their crown by rallying in the last half to the race to defeat Denmark in the final. Glenn O'Shea, Alexander Edmonson, Mitchell Mulhern … [Read more...]

London Olympics Track Cycling — The Key Battles

LONDON, Aug 1, 2012 - A look at the possible medal contenders in the 10 Olympic track cycling events, five each for men and women, to be contested in London: Sprint France's Gregory Bauge is considered the man to beat ahead of the demanding three-day match sprint tournament, although he won't be handed the gold by either Britain's Jason Kenny, Australian Shane Perkins or Robert … [Read more...]

Olympic Track Cycling Program

LONDON, Aug 1, 2012 - The Olympic track cycling programme from Aug 2-7: August 2 Men: Team pursuit qualifying; Team sprint qualifying, semi-finals and finals Women: Team sprint qualifying, semi-finals and finals August 3 Men: Team pursuit first round and finals Women: Keirin first and second rounds and final; Team pursuit qualifying August 4 Men: Omnium … [Read more...]

Meares, Bobridge Spearhead Australia Team For London Olympics

Guardini Wins Stage 18 of the 2012 Giro d'Italia

SYDNEY, May 25, 2012 (AFP) - Triple Olympic medalist Anna Meares and team pursuit leader Jack Bobridge spearhead a 14-strong Australian track cycling team named on Friday for the London Olympics. Twelve athletes will make their Olympics debut, with Meares and Bobridge the only cyclists remaining from the 2008 Beijing Games team. The Australian team medalled in eight of the 10 … [Read more...]

Pendleton Wins Sixth World Sprint Crown

MELBOURNE, April 6, 2012 (AFP) - Britain's Victoria Pendleton claimed a sixth sprint title at the world track cycling championships Friday after a 2-0 defeat of Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania. A third leg was scheduled after Krupeckaite had levelled their match 1-1, however race officials relegated the Lithuanian for an infringement in the second match, a decision which handed the title … [Read more...]