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Melbourne, Australia, May 26-30, 2004

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News and gossip from day 5 of the Melbourne World Track Championships

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  • A perfect world's, according to the UCI As the final medal ceremony concluded and the sell-out audience's applause subsided, the UCI press officer, Enrico Carpani, told Cyclingnews the 2004 Track Cycling World Championships had been "perfect".
  • Florian Rousseau has one of the most impressive palmares in all of track racing. Three world sprint championships (Manchester 1996, Perth 1997 and Bordeaux 1998); twice world kilo champion (Hamar 1993, Palerme 1994) and five-times men's team sprint champion (Perth 1997, Bordeaux 1998, Berlin 1999, Manchester 2000 and Antwerpen 2001). Not forgetting the two gold medals in the sprint and keirin at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the gold sprint medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics…
  • It hasn't been an easy year for two-times world scratch race silver medallist Rochelle Gilmore. First she was laid low by a mystery illness which left her so fatigued that she found her performance was severely lacking during the women's World Track Cup series for 2004.