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From the kilo to the hour record, if it's on the velodrome it goes in here

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17 Oct 2016 10:22

I thought Pascal Ackermann rang a bell. My son was a medallist ahead of him in the 2011 junior omnium.
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17 Oct 2016 14:17

Craigee wrote:I thought Pascal Ackermann rang a bell. My son was a medallist ahead of him in the 2011 junior omnium.

Okay, now I truly understand your opposition to the omnium changes.
Hopefully, your lad will come back with a vengeance as did Sir Chris
Hoy after the kilo tt was removed from the Olympic program. If the
changes to the omnium do result in the Madison returning to the
Olympics, well, your son has had success in that event too, so
he could have three Olympic medals to aim for in 2020. :)
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Re: 2016-2017 Track Season

17 Oct 2016 15:57

Good news for track cyclists and track cyling fans: 6-Day Series announcement: http://www.sixday.com/about/series/
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18 Oct 2016 11:46

oldcrank wrote:
Craigee wrote:I thought Pascal Ackermann rang a bell. My son was a medallist ahead of him in the 2011 junior omnium.

Okay, now I truly understand your opposition to the omnium changes.
Hopefully, your lad will come back with a vengeance as did Sir Chris
Hoy after the kilo tt was removed from the Olympic program. If the
changes to the omnium do result in the Madison returning to the
Olympics, well, your son has had success in that event too, so
he could have three Olympic medals to aim for in 2020. :)



Is there anything you don't know about track cycling Oldcrank? I thought that would stump you but no you are good.

I think the new format suits my lad anyway with them shortening the bunch races so much. Points race from 160 to 100 laps. Scratch from 60 to 40 laps and wouldn't the 40 laps point a lap race suit the fast guys? He's done 8 races in a day at carnivals with his last ride being as good as the first so 4 races in a day won't hurt him. I would still prefer to see the omnium gone and add more events for the sake of track cycling. How can they call the winner in the new format the best all round track rider when they have no time trials? It's pathetic.
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18 Oct 2016 17:14

The European Championships will be a good chance to observe all the rule changes and
new events and how the teams, riders and officials have adapted on pretty short notice.
http://www.uec.ch/en/home-2/item/546-uec-track-elite-european-championships-five-day-great-spectacle-in-saint-quentin-en-yvelines.html
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19 Oct 2016 00:42

'For the kilo & 500tt, 2 athletes will ride simultaneously on the track during qualifications and finals will be held individually in the evening.'

Seriously!!!? They're bringing in a qualifying round in the kilo????
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20 Oct 2016 11:49

I am most disappointed in the changes, although I welcome the women's madison.
They are effectively killing timed events.
Will the kilo survive?
Notice the schedule for the first cup has only a mens pursuit. No kilo, no womans pursuit or 500.
The omium is the worst. I loved last year's format. Bunch races only, esp. scratch race,don't come up with great finishes.
I assume the scratch race and points race will exist solely in the omnium format as well?
Then, all events may be placed in the World Championships, but for how long?
How many athletes will ride the kilo if it takes away from the keirin performance?
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20 Oct 2016 12:05

[urlhttp://www.trackworldcup.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/GLASGOW-TWC16-SCHEDULE_OCT16_RET.png][/url]

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04 Nov 2016 22:53

Well OldCrank, what do you think? This cup is a bit of a bust. Where are all of the stars? Simona K is there. I know it is post Olympics, but this competition seems lackluster. We will see how the coverage goes on Sunday. One day coverage is making it worse. I see they have women's point race and men's scratch and points. I heard something may be amiss with the LA cup. Maybe just a rumor that it may be cancelled. I think there's one american girl that showed up. Silver medal in WP and now a no show? Maybe next week will turn out better. But, it would still prove my point that 2 cups close together is bad for at least one if not both competitions. Maybe in a few years they'll just be a Zwift velodrome and we can all watch online.

EDIT: Correction...LA is still on although I couldn't get an answer why it is scheduled for only 2 days.
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06 Nov 2016 16:29

So, they skipped womens point race, mens omnium, kilo and 500 .
Mens madison was 30 K instead of 50 K and womens 20K
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08 Nov 2016 08:53

So, we learned that the shorter Madison and omium points race has double points every ten laps.
Here's the schedule for Apeldorn Nov 11-13
[http://www.trackworldcup.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Competition-Programme-Apeldoorn_Final.pdf][/url]

A few things missing is Women's scratch race and womens madison.
No men's kilo but womens 500 has a 250 qualifying(?) Odd
No Individual Pursuit for men or women.

They seem to have attracted a few more stars than last week.
but, it will be a long wait until the third world cup.
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08 Nov 2016 18:07

Six Days of Flanders-Ghent is sold out
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08 Nov 2016 20:06

[url][http://trackworldcupla.com/uploads/images/content/UCIWorldCupLAFinalSchedule_101016.pdf/url]

LA schedule - new revised version.
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22 Nov 2016 10:50

Wiggins and Cav win 6days Ghent in the last 5 rounds.

Ghent is the city where Wiggins was born, where his father lived for most of his career.

The Ghent 6 days was also the first 6days ever won by Wiggins (2003) and the first track event where Wiggins and Cav formed a duo (2008).

And this time, it might have been his last race ever (though he claims he is not sure yet).
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08 Dec 2016 18:30

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Re: 2016-2017 Track Season

13 Feb 2017 15:52

World Cup from Cali, Colombia is this coming weekend - Feb 17 - 19, 2017.
Two hour coverage of the weekend event on Universal HD (in USA) on Monday 2/20, 5 - 7 pm MST.
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