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Video of the Day: Euro Elite Champs Keirin

13 Nov

It’s quite a bit late but here’s a well shot and edited video of the keirin finals in this week’s European Elite Track Championships. Do take note that this was shot using an iphone but the results are really really good.


Video of the Day: October 6, 2010

6 Oct

Here’s the last keirin AD, which is in done in a similar style to the 2 previous keirin ads featured. I do hope track cycling will get the treatment it deserves in the US and hopefully will see ads like this.

Video of the Day: October 5, 2010

5 Oct

This is another keirin ad similar to the one featured yesterday, but this version one-ups the other in amazingly epic ways.

Video of the Day: October 4, 2010

4 Oct

You know, the Japanese are masters in making simple things epic and over the top. Take this 60 second ad for example. It’s an ad for…. the keirin. Ok, people don’t make ads for cycling events unlike say basketball, american football, or soccer. So, I give it to the Japanese for making a very well done, albeit a little epic for its own good keirin ad. If you take note in the last scene, the cyclist throws some salt over his bike just like how a sumo wrestler throws salt on the ring before a match. This practice is meant to ‘purify’ or ‘lustrate’ the bike. And the last line reads “Humans are not weak.. Keirin” whatever that’s supposed to imply relates to the Japanese love for deep or maybe just convoluted ideas.

Video of the Day: September 02, 2010

2 Sep

This is how a Keirin event looks like.

Track Cyclist of the Day: Michaël D’Almeida

16 Aug

So for today’s featured track cyclist, we decided to do something a bit different. We decided to pick Michael over the other track cyclists because of one reason: Anna is madly in love with him! Oh yes, Anna considers Michael to be the hottest track cyclist out there, the photos don’t even give him justice. While Kean is a bit ambiguous about this whole thing, Kean believes he is worth featuring in this blog for a lot of reasons other than being so ridiculously handsome (by Anna’s standards that is, as you all know beauty is very subjective.

Michael D’Almeida is a French track cyclist specializing in track sprint events including the sprint, team sprint, keirin and kilo. He has ridden for the Union sportive de Créteil cycling club since 2006. We’ve seen Michael in action and Anna has spent considerable time flirting with him in the track including a therapy session. Michael’s career highlights is impressive. You can check his medal record and see that he has won a lot both for himself and for his team. Amazing for someone so young. Yet another formidable track cyclist out there. He certainly has a very bright future ahead. One of the truly promising track cyclists out there. So Anna’s infatuation is justified not just for the looks but for his talent as well. So let’s take an in depth look at Michael. Here’s a video though a bit on the blurry side of Michael.

It’s not clear on the video, but Michael’s power and strength is certainly evident. His muscles work their way to propel him to blistering speeds. Certainly a build that’s suited for the track.

Here’s Michael d’Almeida in the podium in a sexy white skinsuit. Check out his body build. Unlike the previous featured track cyclist, Jason Niblett, Michael is one of the perfect examples of a mixed ectomorphic mesomorph. Still, take note that Michael has more of a mesomorphic body by observing his body structure from the torso down. His shoulders and upper extremities are a bit ectomorphic but nevertheless they are well built and very developed and could easily be mistaken for a purely mesomorphic structure.

Now, take a look at Michael’s body structure. There’s a rectangular shaped body with mature muscle mass and excellent posture. The upper extremities may look a bit ectomorphic but the rest of the body is that of a mesomorph.The muscles are well defined with large bones.

Now here’s Michael on the rollers. Check out the well developed thighs. While not as big as the other track cyclists, Michael’s thigh muscles are very well developed and is in proportion with his mixed type of body build. It’s perfectly symmetrical with his upper body.

In this photograph, Michael’s mesomorphic body becomes more prominent when compared with Taylor Phinney’s (USA) unmistakably ectomorphic body. The rectangular shaped body and the mature muscle mass becomes evident.

Here’s Michael in the rollers. This type of build and form is definitely suited to the track and Michael looks good in that form. Remember that while emphasis is on the thigh muscles and calves, track cycling will require all the muscles of the body, especially during sprints.

Again, try to compare Michael’s body with Taylor’s. The difference is striking. Taylor, being ectomorphic has a lean and slender body, while Michael being more of a mesomorph, has an athletic body. You have to hand it to Taylor for performing extremely well in the track sprints despite being ectomorphic.

Now take a look at Michael’s thighs clearly evident here. It’s very well developed, and muscular. This guy must have been lucky to have the opportunity to prepare Michael’s legs for the next event!

Here’s Michael together with his teammates concentrating before the start of their race. Take note of their body builds. They have a similar build to Michael and those thighs! They’re definitely built for the track!

Take a look at Michael striking a pose and smiling! Yes, you can rarely find a photograph of Michael smiling. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t smile often. He often exhibits a faint smile that cannot be captured in photos. A smile like this is when Michael does it overtly. It can melt hearts away. Anna can’t stop infatuating!

This guy possesses an amazing personality. He is so warm, accomodating, friendly, humble and very very calm. His concentration is intense especially pre-race. Anna has taken French classes during college and this became useful in conversing with Michael though it really isn’t a problem if you talk in English. There’s never a dull moment with Michael and every time spent talking with him is certainly worthwhile! And he doesn’t really mind talking with people at all! Take a look at this video interview. Smooth ain’t it? He is sexier even in person.

Now here’s another shot of the smile of Michael’s! Truly I can’t get enough of that smile. Often when he flashes that smile, Anna can’t stop but go over Michael and talk to him. A lot of girls swoon over him during pre and post races. Hot guy! Though it seems among friends, Anna is the only one who sees him that way. Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

Now here’s Michael concentrating before the start of the race. Again, Michael’s concentration is very intense during pre-races. He rarely smiles and just shows this faint ‘hi’ smile. Take note of his muscles here. The lower extremities are very well developed and that, ehem is quite visible. Nice package Mike!

Oh let’s not forget this one. Michael has an unbelievably beautiful ass!! I love it! Remember that the buttocks also generate a significant amount of power during a race. So there’s a beautiful ass put into good use! Since I’ve ran out of things to say, I’d like to say Good luck Michael! You will surely have a bright future in cycling! Now let’s move on the obligatory more photos part.

Michael in the rollers with his team.

Michael in the podium. Again.

Michael with that ‘faint’ smile of his.

Michael’s piercing eyes! Yes, I want coffee!

Here’s Michael with those piercing eyes again. And we have the final photo, the obligatory track cyclist NOT in lycra, spandex, or skinsuit of any kind. Here’s Michael with the other hot track cyclists.

Track Cyclist of the Day: Jason Niblett

15 Aug

Since it’s going to be impossible to feature one track cyclist EVERY day (despite what this blog category says) I’m going to post as much as I can in the coming days and weeks.

Now, in my 5 year career, I have spent more time with Australian and New Zealand national track cycling teams more than any other team. So ultimately the track cyclist of the day will be an Australian track cyclist. But I didn’t pick Ryan Bayley or Shane Perkins who will have their time in this blog some day. But I choose to feature Jason Niblett simply because of his imposing build. When we first met this guy, he was as big as his teammates but when we started working on him, we were surprised that he was more than meets the eye. This guy is AS hard as a ROCK.

Jason Niblett’s body goes hand in hand with an impressive career. While still not reaching Olympian status, Jason is as every bit as talented as the Australian Olympic track cycling team. Jason specializes in the sprints as expected from his body build. He has won several medals in both sprint and team sprint.

Unfortunately though, I could not find a decent video of Jason Niblett in action. Needless to day, Jason possesses an unbelievable amount of strength and power as expected from his build. His excellent performance in team sprints and sprints are proof of his more than average performance. Despite not sweeping gold medals left and right, Jason manages to grab some silver and bronze medals making him a formidable competitor to track cycling’s biggest names.

Here is Jason Niblett (far right) in the podium together with Scott Sunderland and Shane Perkins. Now, take a look at his muscle build. Jason is a true mesomorph with very little ectomorphic features. Jason has well-defined muscles and large bones. The torso tapers to a relatively narrow and low waist. The bones and muscles of the head are prominent. Features of the face are clearly defined, such as cheek bones and a square, heavy jaw. Arms and legs are developed and even the digits of the hand are muscled. The mature muscle mass, and muscular body give way to an excellent posture. In our experience, Jason definitely has a hard body that we likened to a rock and he has thick skin.

Now take a look at the 2 photos above where Jason is the shirtless guy in the left. It showcases Jason’s muscles and body build. Take note of the well defined muscles in the upper extremities, chest, and lower extremities. The features are unmistakably mesomorphic. Oh yeah, and that body is HARD, emphasis on hard as in rock. Jason’s hard body has become a joke among his colleagues in the track cycling world. Another track cyclist, Josiah Ng from Malaysia has commented that during the Japanese Keirin Association Keirin series this year, Jason no longer needs to wear the protective pads since his body itself is adequate protection enough. Another showcase of his body build is seen below:

Here’s Jason Niblett applying a healthy dose of sunblock. But take note of the upper and lower extremity muscles. The rectangular shaped build is quite evident in here, with his torso. Also take note that his hands are that of a mesomorph, a bit on the muscular side.

Here’s a closer look at Jason’s upper body. The rectangular structure is again evident and the upper extremities are well developed. And oh, Jason strikes that innocent pose here which he nailed so perfectly. Jason’s bones are humongous, his pelvic bones are reasonably sized for his big thighs that doing some therapy on him can be quite a chore. But fret not, Jason possesses an amazingly warm personality that you just can’t resist.

So here’s Jason with Daniel Ellis (Left) and Scott Sunderland (Right). All 3 possess mesomorphic bodies and all 3 specialize in sprint and team sprint unsurprisingly. For the record, of the 3 Jason is the biggest.

Now a side view of the boys. Take note of the mesomorphic features of the 3 australian track cyclists. In this photo the facial features of Jason are clearly defined, such as cheek bones with a square, heavy jaw. (oh yeah, its heavy we tried it ;) Again its worth noting Jason is Bigger compared to his already BIG teammates.

Now it’s time again to take a look at Jason’s lower extremities, and its typical of a mesomorph. The mature muscle mass of his thighs and calves are impressive. Also take note the size of the thighs which leave very little to no space in the middle despite Jason’s legs open enough. Compare his legs to the other cyclists.

Now here’s a weird position for a track cyclist. Of course, its because of the camera, but take a look at those thighs. They’re huge. His build is definitely for the track. Right now, Jason is in Japan for the Keirin Series. We wish him good luck in all his future endeavors and for his track cycling career. Continue being hard as a rock Jason!

Here are photos of Jason in the bike:

Take a look at those upper extremity muscles.Very well developed and another necessity for track cyclists.

Here’s another photo of Jason Niblett in action. Take a look at those well defined muscles!!!

But in the end Jason had to hand his ass over to the tiny Malaysian guy in the middle who beat him and Daniel Ellis. Below is another photo of Nibbo (as his friends call him) in the bike.

For the last photo we present to you this photo of Jason without lycra. Looks good too right? This time he is together with other good looking track cyclists. Very hot guys indeed.