2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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Event: 4-8 April 2012
Location: Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia

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Team Pursuit Gold & Scratch Race Gold for GB
: Two gold medals for GB - in the Men's Team Pursuit and Men's Scratch races - meant it was good opening day for the team, though there was also controversy and disappointment as medals were missed in both the Team Sprint competitions. We have a comprehensive report, including rider interviews. Report and images | Analysis

Team Pursuit Gold
for GB: World records galore on the second day of the Championships, with GB's women Team Pursuit trio setting two new marks on the way to gold. There was also a new record in the 200m TT as the women's Sprint reached the quarter final stage and one of the quickets Kilo competitions of all time. The men's Omnium also got underway. Report and images

Women's Sprint Gold for GB: This will always be remembered as the day Victoria Pendleton picked herself off the track and won back the Sprint title for a six time in the most dramatic manner. The men's Sprint was also full of drama as it progressed to the quarter final stage. And a very tight men's Omnium concluded, whilst the women's Omnium got under way. Report and images

Women's Omnium Gold for GB: Laura Trott sealed Great Britain's fifth gold medal of the championships with more consistently brilliant riding in the Omnium; Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy both won medals in the Sprint, but the gold eluded them as Gregory Bauge prevailed; Ben Swift followed up his Scratch Race gold with a hard-earned silver in the Points race. Report and images

Keirin Gold for GB: Sir Chris Hoy once again demonstrated why he’s regarded as one of cycling’s all-time great competitors, grapping gold in an incredible Keirin final. There was also saw a p.b. and bronze medal for Jess Varnish in the 500m TT, silver for Wendy Houvenaghel in the individual pursuit and a fine silver medal in the Madison for Ben Swift and Geraint Thomas. Report and images

Final Medal Table


Great Britain Cycling Team for 2012 UCI Track World Championships

Sprint: Matt Crampton, Philip Hindes, Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Victoria Pendleton, Jess Varnish

Men’s Endurance: Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Pete Kennaugh, Ben Swift, Geraint Thomas, Andy Tennant

Women’s Endurance: Wendy Houvenaghel, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott



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TV Schedule

BBC: Evening sessions live on red button from 10am each day. Daily highlights on red button at 7pm each day. Sunday BBC2 2.30pm – 5pm.

British Eurosport 1: Weds 10am - 12.30pm, Thurs 10am-2.30pm, Fri 10am-2.30pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 10am-1.30pm.

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