I think it's great to see that there are people out there interested in learning more about track racing. It's a whole side of cycling that many of us fans know far too little about. I wouldn't even begin to pretend that I'm any kind of expert in track racing but, as I said yesterday, it's utterly thrilling to watch.
Thanks to Nikki (and welcome, glad to hear that Theresa pointed you in our direction, I hope you'll stick around and tag along with our little group here) and others who posted links to sites with good info on track racing.
Also, there's a fabulous book written by Lori-Ann Muenzer called "One Gear, No Brakes" that really gives the reader a great overview of the world of track racing and even a look behind the scenes. Muenzer won the gold medal in the women's match sprint at the 2004 Olympic games at the age of 38!
So far, across the pond in Manchester, it's been an event for the Brits. Bradley Wiggns followed up his gold earlier this week by leading his team to another gold and a new world record in the men's team pursuit. And, Shanaze Reade and Victoria Pendleton took the gold (and another new world) record in the women's team sprint.
The second part of the Bobby Julich interview with Velo News is up and it's interesting to hear his take on the battle between the UCI and ASO and what it's doing to the sport as a whole.
Have a great weekend everyone. It's warming up in my area of the world - time to get the bike in for a spring tune up!