Russians Plan Tour of Russia With A Red Square Finish

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by Alexandre FEDORETS MOSCOW, Feb 27, 2013 (AFP) - Russia is planning a world-class velodrome on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics and hopes to create a Tour of Russia with a Red Square finish to promote the sport, its cycling federation chief said on Wednesday. The head of Russia's cycling body, Igor Makarov, told reporters that the federation's plans to renovate the country's … [Read more...]

Hoy’s Joy At New Glasgow Velodrome

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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...]

2012 USA Olympic Track Long Team Announced

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec, 15, 2011) — USA Cycling announced Thursday the 19 athletes in the discipline of track cycling who are eligible to be nominated to represent the United States of America at the 2012 Olympic Games. As part of its Olympic Team nomination process, USA Cycling names a Long Team of eligible athletes in the discipline of track cycling. This will serve as a pool of … [Read more...]

China’s Liu Wins Women’s Points Gold

GUANGZHOU, China - China's Liu Xin stormed to the women's points race gold medal on Tuesday, with Hong Kong's Wong Wan-Yiu taking silver and Chanpeng Nontasin, of Thailand, winning bronze. In an incident-packed race that included a major pile-up that saw several racers tumble over and at least one carried off on a stretcher, Liu emerged from the chaos with a winning 34 points. Wong … [Read more...]

Malaysia’s Ng Ends Aussie Dominance With Keirin Gold

NEW DELHI, Oct 6, 2010 (AFP) - Malaysian rider Josiah Ng ended Australia's dominance in the Commonwealth Games velodrome on Wednesday, taking gold in the men's keirin after his compatriot Azizulhasni Awang was disqualified. Awang powered through a tight gap to take the race in the home straight from Ng, who finished second ahead of England's David Daniell. But officials announced after … [Read more...]

A Tri To The Track

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The other day I let a friend of mine convince me to race a sprint triathlon on the same day I was going to attempt to revive my track career from 25 years ago. And in full disclosure my abilities on the track got me no more that a few races were I was not DFL (dead F..in last). I have raced triathlon along side my road bike for the 25 years that I was away from the track. On the bike I have … [Read more...]

Wiggins and Romero Lose Out In Cycling Shake-Up

LONDON, Dec 10, 2009 (AFP) – British cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Rebecca Romero will not be able to defend their titles at the 2012 Games in London after changes to the Olympic track program were announced on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the changes proposed by cycling’s world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), in a bid to increase gender … [Read more...]