Track Cycling world championships

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I had the pleasure of watching one night of the Track World Championships in Melbourne (day one of competition, 4 April 2012). There was plenty of great cycling. This video is a sample, for any of my blog readers who wish for a taste.

It’s the final of the women’s team sprint: two laps at full speed, in teams of two, with the first rider pulling out after lap one. The two teams start on opposite sides of the track. I decided I could only follow one team, and went with Australia – world champions for the previous three years. Australia went faster than the world record – and came second! Great effort by Germany (but you’ll have to go elsewhere to see their skills, sorry).