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UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« on: March 18, 2010, 04:05:47 pm »
There's incomplete info about this on the BBC Sport site:

Cycling – World Track Championships
Wednesday 24 March
7.00-9.00pm BBC TWO

Cycling – World Track Championships
Thursday 25 March
6.30-8.00pm BBC TWO

Cycling – World Track Championships
Friday 26 March
Time to be confirmed BBC TWO

Cycling – World Track Championships
Saturday 27 March
2.15-4.30pm BBC ONE

Cycling – World Track Championships
Sunday 28 March
2.00-5.30pm BBC TWO


I'm shortly off to see these live, but does anyone have the means to record these summaries in a form that could be transmitted to me (eg get_iplayer files)?  I'd be very grateful.

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 04:18:05 pm »
where? Manchester?
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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 04:44:43 pm »
where? Manchester?

.... nope, wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen !

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 05:56:44 pm »
Ballerup!

Fancy organising a Track Day there, Rob? ;D

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 07:24:31 pm »
Ballerup!

Fancy organising a Track Day there, Rob? ;D

Nah, we've got to do Ghent ... that has to be THE place :-))

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 07:53:20 pm »
I suppose we should be grateful that it's on TV at all, but the it's really hard to follow what's going on.

I'm watching the points race now and the cameraman seems not to understand cycling. We just get random shots of the riders, there are too many close-up shots. When a rider gained a second lap, it's not even shown.

The commentators don't seem to be commenting what is shown to viewers, with the result that the race is not explained to viewers.
 

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 07:56:09 pm »
Eurosport - it's live and in HD  ;D ;D

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2010, 08:45:45 pm »
Watching it on iPlayer atm. One question why is they world champs hold in Copenhagen so often ? Aren't there any other tracks in the world ?

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2010, 08:50:43 pm »
Watching it on iPlayer atm. One question why is they world champs hold in Copenhagen so often ? Aren't there any other tracks in the world ?
They hold the Worlds at the good tracks. Manchester has had it twice since 1996. Majorca had it recently

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2010, 10:01:26 am »
Off to watch this evenings session. Would I look stupid if I sat watching the cycling in my cycling gear - tights, Shimano winter boots, and a US Postal long sleeved Jersey? ;D

I think home town girlie Lizzie Armitstead is racing, as well as Vicky Pendleton - bonus!

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2010, 11:27:21 am »
Off to watch this evenings session. Would I look stupid if I sat watching the cycling in my cycling gear - tights, Shimano winter boots, and a US Postal long sleeved Jersey? ;D



Not if you sit there with a large blanket covering your bottom half.   ;)
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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2010, 12:29:20 pm »

So glad that Chris's pedal sheared off on the start line and not in the race.  :o

Could've been very nasty indeed.
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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2010, 07:50:43 pm »
Are the riders strapped in to their bikes?

What's the idea of the pacemaker?

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2010, 07:52:56 pm »
Yes they are strapped in. The derny is the motorbike, to wind the pace up.

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2010, 07:57:13 pm »
Well done sir Chris  :thumbsup:
Nice wheelie fron 2nd place  :o  :D

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2010, 07:58:19 pm »

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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2010, 08:50:16 pm »
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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2010, 09:40:24 am »
Are the riders strapped in to their bikes?

A lot of trackies, especially those at the sprint end of the market, don't trust these new-fangled clipless pedals and still use double toestraps.  I was mildly surprised to find that Jan Van Eijden1 was using such a system when riding at Battle Mountain in 2002, where he had five miles to get up to maximum beans.

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2010, 09:45:44 am »
Are the riders strapped in to their bikes?

A lot of trackies, especially those at the sprint end of the market, don't trust these new-fangled clipless pedals and still use double toestraps.  I was mildly surprised to find that Jan Van Eijden1 was using such a system when riding at Battle Mountain in 2002, where he had five miles to get up to maximum beans.

1 - He now has the best job in the world.  Imagine getting paid to squeeze Victoria Pendleton's bum :o

Double toestraps on clipless pedals I believe. Though one rider did a spectacular dismount and landed on his feet when The Old Man brought him down in the Keirin qualifier. OK it wasn't The Old Mans fault.

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2010, 09:48:44 am »
Are the riders strapped in to their bikes?

A lot of trackies, especially those at the sprint end of the market, don't trust these new-fangled clipless pedals and still use double toestraps.  I was mildly surprised to find that Jan Van Eijden1 was using such a system when riding at Battle Mountain in 2002, where he had five miles to get up to maximum beans.

1 - He now has the best job in the world.  Imagine getting paid to squeeze Victoria Pendleton's bum :o

Double toestraps on clipless pedals I believe. Though one rider did a spectacular dismount and landed on his feet when The Old Man brought him down in the Keirin qualifier. OK it wasn't The Old Mans fault.

Umm.. the old man was sitting in the stands.. (as in David Hoy who goes by the id 'oldmanof' on veloriders..)

Impressive dismount from Mulder though..

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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2010, 10:06:18 am »
Hee hee, Old Man of Hoy. Top marks to him for having a sense of humour.  He reminds me of Mr Turnbull, Peter's Dad.

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2010, 10:53:10 am »
Exustar E-PR107TK Track Pedals from Velodromeshop.org.uk

Used to be SPDRs modified to take straps, but these are as hard to get hold of as hen's teeth now.

I don't know what BC are using at the moment, could be the above.

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2010, 04:45:53 pm »
Exustar E-PR107TK Track Pedals from Velodromeshop.org.uk

Used to be SPDRs modified to take straps, but these are as hard to get hold of as hen's teeth now.

I don't know what BC are using at the moment, could be the above.
The cleats looked like those last night, at least those or some other three bolt design like Look ones

Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2010, 04:52:31 pm »
Exustar E-PR107TK Track Pedals from Velodromeshop.org.uk

Used to be SPDRs modified to take straps, but these are as hard to get hold of as hen's teeth now.

I don't know what BC are using at the moment, could be the above.

They're all now using Look pedals.
This was talked about in depth by Rob Hayles and Jamie Staff on Eurosport after the Hoy pedal incident.
They've had to go to the Look system because as you said the others have now exhausted their supply.
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Re: UCI World Track Champs Coverage
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2010, 08:27:54 pm »
Spectacular crashes in the lasses scratch race. Bike broken in two.