Road To 2012 is a three year series of features, following the British Cycling Track Team on their way to the London Olympic Games. From explaining the qualification process, to selection for the team and coverage of major events, British Cycling will document the entire process, with reaction from the Olympic Coaches and the riders themselves. Included in every modern Olympic schedule, London 2012 will host five track cycling in a stunning new velodrome.
UCI TRACK WORLD CUP
Comprehensive coverage of every round of the UCI Track World Cup - including buildup and rider and coach comment.
STEVEN BURKE ON TEAM PURSUIT BOOTCAMP
"“It’s hard graft we have to do - In the end it’ll all pay off and it’ll be worth it” - Olympic bronze medallist Steven Burke on the first phase of team pursuit coach Dan Hunt's intensive preparations for 2012.
BRITISH CYCLING'S OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: A FOUNDATION FOR TODAY'S TALENT
Annie Last, Jason Kenny and Geraint Thomas – all products of British Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy – and as the class of 2011/12 were inducted, Luke Webber talked to coach Matt Winston on the coming year.
BRITISH CYCLING'S TALENT TEAM: STARTING THE PATHWAY TO ELITE SUCCESS
British Cycling’s introductory Performance Programme, the Talent Team is the first chance cycling’s aspiring future stars get to pull on a Programme jersey. Following the 2011/12 inductions, Luke Webber speaks to coach Gary Coltman about the role coaches, parents and riders play in the formative years of a cyclist.
BEN SWIFT "GOING FULL GAS FOR THE TEAM PURSUIT"
Ben Swift has had an incredible 2011 on the road completing his first Tour de France and winning a total of five stages in Romandie, Tour Down Under, Castilla y Leon and California. However, 2012 will see a change of emphasis for the 24 year old from Rotherham, whose primary focus will turn to London, the velodrome and the team pursuit.
EUROPEAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Comprehensive coverage of the European Championships
DAVID DANIELL BANISHES MEMORIES OF FRUSTRATING YEAR
David Daniell believes he has turned a corner in form following his superb display in the 2011 National Track Championships after a ‘frustrating’ 2010 season.
VICTORIA PENDLETON EYES BIGGER PICTURE AFTER BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
When Victoria Pendleton stormed to victory in the team sprint, with her partner Jess Varnish, during last week’s National Track Championships, she was effectively saying goodbye to an event and venue she has graced for a decade. Many expect the pair to compete together in the team sprint at next year’s home Olympics, but the signs are that London 2012 will be Victoria’s final bow as a sprinter, at least.
SIR CHRIS HOY TARGETS FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS
Sir Chris Hoy admitted he was ‘delighted' with his hat-trick of titles at the British Cycling 2011 National Track Championships but is already targeting further improvements for the upcoming European Championships and World Cup.
BRITISH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Daily coverage of the British Track Championships
BRITISH CYCLING - JOIN THE TEAM
British Cycling, home to Britian's most successful Olympic sport and some of the UK's most widely recognised sporting heroes - including Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Shanaze Reade - has opened applications to join the prestigious British Cycling Team.
REPORT: UNDER-23 AND JUNIOR EUROPEAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Complete reports from a medal-filled Under-23 and Junior European Track Championships
INTERVIEW: DANI KING
From missing a maths lesson at school to World Champion, Horizon Fitness RT/ Pendras Ciclismo's Dani King has certainly made her mark in women's cyclesport over the last few years. I caught up with Dani recently before she won the bronze medal in the National Women's Under 23 Championships held at Newcastle.
British Cycling's Olympic Academy and Podium Sprint Programme riders concluded their first races of the 2011 summer track season at the Cottbus GP; with both Pete Mitchell and Becky James producing exciting performances ahead of the Under-23 European Championships next month.
TRACK SPRINT ACADEMY RACE IN GERMANY
British Cycling's Sprint Academy made their annual training and racing trip to Germany last week, comprising of weekends of racing, with training and gym work in-between.
UCI TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Full reports, results and images from the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
OLYMPIC VELODROME LAUNCH
Cyclists from the Great Britain Cycling Team including Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Jason Kenny, took to the track in the London 2012 Velodrome for the first time as the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) unveiled the first Olympic Park venue to finish construction, on time and to budget.
UCI TRACK WORLD CUP - MANCHESTER
Full reports, results, images and video from the final round of the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: CHRIS NEWTON
The third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Beijing saw a young men's endurance Olympic Academy team go faster than any other British academy team on their way to a Bronze medal in the Team Pursuit. Their time (4.05.010) may have been even faster had it not been for a messy 'catch' at the end but for Chris Newton, it was a triumphant beginning to his career as a coach.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: SAM HARRISON
The Welsh eighteen year old was a winner of a Silver medal in the Junior Omnium at the Track Cycling World Championships in 2010 (Italy) and followed that up with a Gold medal in his first Track Cycling World Cup (Beijing). British Cycling talks to him, his coach Chris Newton and also his Academy teammates Mark Christian and Erick Rowsell.
UCI TRACK WORLD CUP - BEIJIJNG
The third round of the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup took the British riders to the 2008 Olympic velodrome where a young, mostly Olympic Academy based team, were chasing Olympic qualification points. Despite the riders ages and for many, it being their first Track Cycling World Cup, they team did very well with a Gold medal for Sam Harrison, bronze medals for the Men's Team Pursuit and Becky James as well as a fine fourth place for Peter Mitchell in the Sprint.
UCI TRACK WORLD CUP - COLUMBIA
The third step in the qualification process, and the second round of the 2010/11 UCI Track Cycling World Cup took place in Cali (Columbia) where a strong British team competed. Victoria Pendleton was the star of the event with two Gold medals but there were a load of other medals for the team right across the three days.
REPORT: UCI TRACK WORLD CUP - MELBOURNE
The first UCI Track Cycling World Cup of the 2010/11 season and the Olympic qualification process, saw the British team from the European Championships travel down under where they were successful in keeping up the momentum in the qualifying process for the 2012 Olympics. Medals of all colours were won by the riders in the team with Sir Chris Hoy leading from the front.
TRAINING CAMP: ODP AND ACADEMY
British Cycling's development athletes come together for a mock-World-Cup at Newport velodrome
REPORT: EUROPEAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
On the 5th of November in Pruszkow (Poland), the Great Britain Cycling Team took their first step on the road to qualifying places in all the Olympic track cycling events for London 2012.
ROAD TO 2012 STARTS IN POLAND
A look at the qualifying process for countries wanting to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
REPORT: UCI TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
All the action from the 2010 UCI Track World Championships.
REPORT: UCI TRACK WORLD CUP MANCHESTER
The track World Cup comes to Manchester - we've got all the action.
“IT’S HARD GRAFT WE HAVE TO DO - IN THE END IT’LL ALL PAY OFF AND IT’LL BE WORTH IT”