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Track World Cup 06-07 Round 4 - CDM

Manchester, Great Britain, February 23-25, 2007

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  • Day 1 - February 23:
    Session 1: women's sprint qualifying, men's keirin first round, men's individual pursuit qualifying, men's scratch race heats, women's points race heats

    Session 2: women's sprint semi-finals, men's kilo, women's points race final, men's kierin final, men's individual pursuit final, women's sprint final, men's scratch race final

  • Day 2 - February 24:
    Session 1: Men's sprint qualifying, women's individual pursuit qualifying, women's 500m, men's team pursuit qualifying, men's points race heats

    Session 2: Men's sprint semi-finals, women's team sprint qualifying, men's team pursuit final, men's points race final, men's sprint final, women's individual pursuit final, women's team sprint final, men's team sprint final

  • Day 3 - February 25:
    Session 1: men's jka keirin qualifying, men's madison heats, women's scratch race heats, women's keirin qualifying, men's madison final, women's scratch race final, women's keirin final, men's team sprint final, men's jka keirin final


Stars come out for Track World Cup finale

By Ben Atkins, UK Editor

The season's Track World Cup comes to a close this weekend where a record number of 274 entries from 36 countries and 11 trade teams will be competing over three days of events at the Manchester Velodrome. Despite an overwhelming majority of European riders, teams from North and South America, Asia and Australasia give the event a truly international flavour. The field is liberally studded with World and Olympic champions, as well as world record holders as the build up continues to next month's World Track Championships on the Spanish island of Majorca.

In the men's sprint events a full home team is led by Olympic kilo champion Chris Hoy who will be pushed hard by individuals and teams from top sprinting nations. Riders including Holland's world 200m record holder Theo Bos, Australia's double Olympic champion Ryan Bayley, Germany's Olympic team sprint champion Stefan Nimke and France's world kilometre record holder Arnaud Tournant will be leading the charge for their respective nations.

The men's endurance events will be just as hard fought. A large contingent of British riders led by Olympic pursuit champion Bradley Wiggins will be challenged particularly by the Australian pursuit team. Australia's Bradley McGee chooses not to take part in the team race, but will be contesting the individual pursuit, where once again he will come up against Wiggins in what should be a great battle as both riders prepare for their seasons on the road. Hong Kong rider Kam-Po Wong - fresh from his victory in the Asian Games road race - will contest the scratch race.

Women's racing will be just as competitive. The British riders, led by national sprint champion, Victoria Pendleton will be out in force, but will face fierce competition from Australian sisters Kerrie and - Olympic 500m champion - Anna Meares. One of three Dutch women travelling will be former world BMX champion Willy Kanis, who has successfully made the transition to the track.

Sunday's racing will, once again, include a Japanese keirin competition, and while the riders prepare for the final races the crowds will be entertained by some Japanese Dojo Drumming.

Cyclingnews will be providing full and up to the minute coverage of racing over all three days.

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