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2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - CM, Great Britain, March 26-30, 2008

Day 4 - March 29: Men's keirin, Madison final; Women's sprint semifinal & final, points race final

The Keirin riders line up for the start.
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Azizulhasni Awang in the Keirin,
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Shaken but not stirred: Minus half a skinsuit,
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Girl power: Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)
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Crowd pleaser: Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)
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French duo Arnaud Tournant and KÚvin Sireau
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German pair Carsten Bergemann and Stefan Nimke
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Defending champion Katherine Bates (Australia)
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Denmark's Trine Schmidt was the first to gain
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Trine Schmidt (Denmark) gets her breath back in the bunch
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The women's points race, with the bunch
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Marianne Vos (Netherlands) and Italy's Vera Carrara also
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Marianne Vos (Netherlands) shows her delight
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Women's points podium: Marianne Vos, Trine Schmidt and Vera Carrara.
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The Keirin riders head off
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The Derny leads the Keirin riders around
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With the Derny gone, the riders get down to business.
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First things first: After winning the sprint final Victoria Pendleton's (Great Britain)
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...before being swamped by the media
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Belgium's Kenny de Ketele throws in partner Iljo Keisse
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Denmark's Alex Rasmussen and Michael Morkov have been one
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Experienced six-day rider Joan Llaneras throws his partner Carlos Torrent
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Full stretch: The French pair in mid-handsling
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Top dogs: Leading six-day rider Bruno Risi
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Silver: The German pairing of Roger Kluge and Olaf Pollack
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Pain: Bruno Risi's face shows the strain
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Teamwork: Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins
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Wiggins and Cavendish are surrounded by photographers
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Happy chappies: Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain)
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Madison podium: Winners Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins,
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All smiles: Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) celebrates her win
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Keirin winners: Britain's Chris Hoy on the Keirin podium,
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Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins handslinging
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Chris Hoy (Great Britain) ahead of
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It's been a big week but Chris Hoy (Great Britain)
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Play it again sam: Chris Hoy (Great Britain)
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Rebecca Quinn (United States Of America)
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Vera Carrara (Italy) checks
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Home rider Elizabeth Armitstead (Great Britain)
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Marianne Vos (Netherlands) on her way
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Vera Carrara (Italy) rides
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Vera Carrara (Italy)
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Marianne Vos (Netherlands)
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Marianne Vos (Netherlands) checks
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Trine Schmidt (Denmark) gasps for air
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Belem Guerrero (Mexico) made some
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Catherine Cheatley (New Zealand) had a relatively quiet race
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Marianne Vos (Netherlands) with a lap to go
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Marianne Vos celebrates her Points Race win
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The Points Race podium: Trine Schmidt, Marianne Vos and Vera Carrara
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Vera Carrara (Italy) in the bunch
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Jennie Reed (USA) accelerates away
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Simona Krupkaite (Lithuania) looks for Victoria Pendleton
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Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) celebrates her second gold medal of the Championships
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Jennie Reed (USA) rides away from Shuang Guo
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Jennie Reed (USA) celebrates
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Emma Jones, pro with Team Swift,
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Victoria Pendleton chases Krupkaite in the second heat of the
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Pendleton is mobbed by photographers
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Lithuanian athlete Simona Krupeckaite
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Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain) celebrates her victory
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The Women's Sprint podium
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The explosive spectacle of the Men's Keirin
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A strong nerve and excellent judgement
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A crash during the qualifying rounds
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Ricardo Lynch (Jamaica) relaxes between rounds of the Men's Keirin.
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Stefan Nimke (Germany) leads
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The Women's Points race
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Svetlana Paulikaite (Lithiuania) sets the pace
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Belem Guerrero Mendez (Mexico) focuses
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Obviously giving her very best effort,
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Marianne Vos (Netherlands) looking composed and determined
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Her efforts reaped the ultimate reward:
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The medal winners for the Women's Points Race:
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Fabio Masotti (Italy)
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Reach out for me:
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The Swiss duo of Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli
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Fortunately they both stayed upright
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The strain of his efforts is obvious
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Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain)
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Jens Mouris and Peter Schep (Netherlands)
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Argentinian pairing Juan Esteban and Walter Fernando Perez
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Carlos Torrent Tarres (Spain)
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Volodymyr Rybin and Lyubomyr Polatayko
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Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) in full flight
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Mark Cavendish senses victory
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Cavendish and Wiggins brought the home crowd to their feet
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The teammates celebrate another win
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Wiggins and Cavendish gave the home crowd
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To the victors, the spoils.
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The podium for the Men's Madison:
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Chris Hoy (Great Britain) had some unfinished business
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Chris Hoy (Great Britain) took a convincing victory
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Chris Hoy receives another rainbow jersey.
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Hoy's first act as the newly crowned World Keirin Champion
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Bradley Wiggins and his number one fan.
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