Track World Cup Melbourne Part 2

8 Dec

Day 3 of the Melbourne Track World Cup recently concluded with an amazing sprint match which ultimately ended up with crowd favorite Shane Perkins bagging the gold, while GB sprinter Jason Kenny had to settle for silver and Teun Mulder of the Netherlands with bronze. In the team pursuit, the Australian team of  Jack Bobridge, Michael Hepburn, Leigh Howard, Cameron Meyer rode spectacularly to beat the Russians for the gold. Team GB ended up third against a very strong New Zealand team. It was quite the spectacular closer for this round of racing and for the 2010 season. It will be incredibly tough next year with both Australia and GB proving to be exceptional teams with the New Zealand team closing in and proving to be a very strong dark horse which could at anytime deliver an upset. Other teams to look out for are the Germans and the Dutch who are still riding extremely well despite being overshadowed by the Aussies and the Brits lately. Full results HERE. Video highlights for Days 2 and 3:

Veeral Patel has some amazing photographs of the event mostly in sensational black and white, definitely the classiest set of photographs of the event we have seen. Moreover, at Cycling Tips, he shares his first time experience in the velodrome and the sport of track cycling. It’s a very good account of a first timer and excellently recounts a very exciting sprint match. (From Ride the Black Line)

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