The Longest Lap race, based on the Marymoor Crawl, was back at the Revolution Series in Manchester last weekend. Firmly established as a crowd-pleaser, there was controversy as Adam Blythe and Ed Clancy were set to go head to head, but one was disqualified from the event.
The Olympic Velodrome in London is ready to host its first major international track competition since the London 2012 Olympic Games two years ago.
The UCI Track Cycling World Cup is coming to London. Specifically, the competition is coming to the boards of the transformed Lee Valley Velopark from December 5-7 for the second and penultimate round of the 2014-2015 competition which will culminate in Columbia early next year.
Organisers have unveiled a packed programme for the final round of the Revolution track racing series at London’s Olympic Velodrome, March 14-15.
The series finale will unfold over three sessions on Friday and Saturday and will feature top riders including Ed Clancy and Laura Trott.
The Elite Championship will conclude on Saturday night as Team Sky, Rapha Condor JLT and current leaders Rudy Project RT battle for the title.
Two members of Team GB’s London 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team pursuit quartet starred in the Revolution Series in Manchester last night – Peter Kennaugh, who lapped the field seven times as he won the points race, and Ed Clancy, who partnered Ollie Wood to a new world record in the Madison Kilo.
It’s the second year running that Kennaugh has triumphed in the points race at Manchester; last season’s victory saw the Team Sky lap the other riders twice, but this time round the win was even more emphatic.
British Cycling’s chief executive Ian Drake has told Sir Bradley Wiggins that reputation is no guarantee of selection for the British Olympic team at Rio in 2016.
Wiggins, aged 33, hopes to ride the team pursuit with the aim of picking up a fifth Olympic gold medal.
He was a member of the victorious Team GB quartet at Beijing in 2008, where he also successfully defended the individual pursuit title he had won in Athens four years earlier.
Ahead of track world cup, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish warned to commit to track to make Rio 2016 team
Team GB's Olympic gold medal team pursuit rider Ed Clancy has warned Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish that they won’t be able to just roll into the British track team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Speaking ahead of the track world cup in Manchester tonight, Clancy said: “Brad and Cav have both voiced ideas about coming back in.
"They'll have to commit to the track, not just have a road programme. It's hard to do both.
Shugborough Hall will this weekend provide a stately backdrop to the second day of the inaugural Staffordshire Cycling Festival, with the action starting on the streets of the county town on Friday evening with the fourth edition of the HMT Stafford GP.
Lasse Hansen of Denmark has won the sixth gold medal of the ten to be decided in the Olympic Velodrome, winning the omnium with a gutsy performance after crashing in the scratch race. Bryan Coquard of France took silver, with Great Britain's Ed Clancy, who lost ground to his rivals in that scratch race, recovering to post the fastest time in the kilo to secure bronze.
Team Green Britain Bike Week, which takes place this year from 18 to 26 June got its official launch this morning at the London Eye, accompanied by the unveiling of a new ‘Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix’ initiative seeking to get bikes that have been forgotten about back on the road.