Can Anna save Australia?

August 18, 2008

Anna Meares is Australia’s sole remaining medal hope after streaking into the semi-finals at the Laoshan Velodrome tonight. Meares, 24, had a strong day yesterday and followed that up this evening by beating France’s Clara Sanchez in the first two heats of the best-of-three quarter-finals.

In the event affectionately known as the cat and mouse, Meares won the first heat comfortably before Sanchez fought tooth and nail in the second, only to lose by a whisker.

Meares will face home favourite Shuang Guo in the semi-final tomorrow…

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3:53! Brits win gold and break World Record!

August 18, 2008

The Great British team pursuit team have smashed their own world record to record the time of 3:53 for the 4km team pursuit, beating the Danish team home for the Olympic Gold medal…

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Australia finish 4th in Team Pursuit, New Zealand takes Bronze.

August 18, 2008

The Australian team pursuit quartert, consisting of 19 year old Jack Bobridge, Tasmanian Mark Jamieson and former Olympic champions Luke Roberts and Graeme Brown, have finished in fourth behind New Zealand in the bronze medal ride off tonight…

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BREAKING NEWS: World Calendar to replace ProTour

August 18, 2008

The long-running political battle between the UCI and the Grand Tour organisers appears to be moving closer to an end following the announcement on Monday of a new “UCI World Calendar” system.

According to the UCI, this will combine the existing ProTour races plus the monument events organised by the Grand Tour organisers. It will come into effect from next season and will feature both individual and team classifications.

Under the proposed terms, participation in the 2009 and 2010 Tours de France will be governed by the agreement signed by the teams and ASO on 18 June. From 2011 onwards, the classifications of the UCI World Calendar would confer the right to participate, with either seventeen teams of 9 riders or eighteen teams of eight taking part.

The announcement of the new system was made on Monday morning in Beijing and followed several weeks of discussions between the UCI…

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Australia Qualify 3rd in Team Pursuit

August 17, 2008

MARK Jamieson’s quick thinking and the doggedness of his 4000m pursuit teammates saved cycling defending champion Australias from Olympic Games elimination.

Jamieson’s front tyre punctured at the halfway mark, leaving Jack Bobridge, Bradley McGee and Luke Roberts to complete eight qualifying laps without one of the nation’s strongest riders.
Jamieson’s exit meant his teammates had to shoulder his share of the workload in an extreme endurance event – while making sure their time was good enough to make the top eight.
The Cyclones trio responded instinctively and courageously to clock a creditable 4min 02.041sec to finish third in qualifying, with competition rules demanding that three riders finish the course.

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August 14, 2008

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Free Cycling Wallpaper: Fabian Cancellara…2008 Olympic Champion

August 13, 2008

Get this awesome Fabian Cancellara Desktop Background for your computer! 

To set a desktop background:

  1. Click on the image above.
  2. Right click on the full size image.
  3. Select ’set as Background’.
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