News for April 8

Belluti's record

Antonella Belluti from Italy set a new World record during the track World Cup on the velodrome Alcides Nieto Patinoin in Cali, Colombia.

During the qualification for the individual pursuit she covered the 3000 m in 3.31,920 to better Rebecca Twigg's old record (3.36,081 from the World's in Bogota) by more than four seconds.

Costly podium place

The third place for Brian Holm (Den, Telekom) in A Travers la Belgique will cost him about 1000 USD. The Danish rider was fined that sum, just a little less than his prize money, for not turning up for the victory ceremony.