Welcome to the first edition of 'Crank it Up', the official newsletter for the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Melbourne.
The Cyclones dominated the medal tally at the 2010 UCI Track World Championships in March and were unstoppable at the recent Commonwealth Games in Delhi. So there is no doubt Australia will be the nation to beat when they hit Hisense Arena for the first round of the 2010-2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics from Thursday 2 December to Saturday 4 December.
But as the pain of seeing the Aussie flag flying at the top starts to dig deeper for the Brits as we edge closer to their home Olympic Games fans can expect an epic Ashes battle of the bikes to be a highlight of three days of thrills, spills and pure adrenalin pumping action.
36 national teams and 11 trade teams have so far entered with a total of more than 350 of the world's best cyclists. Full teams will be finalised and named in coming weeks.
Brits Launch Campaign at European Champs
After an impressive seven gold medals on the track at the Beijing Olympic Games, British Cycling is under pressure to deliver again on home turf in London in 2012..........more>
Buy Tickets & Register to Win
Cycling Australia and Urban Hotels is offering fans the chance to win two nights accommodation at the boutique Urban St Kilda Melbourne from 3 to 5 December 2010..........more>
Event Focus - 500m Time Trial
The time trial is a race against the clock with no room for error. The difference between gold and silver can be as little as one thousandth of a second. The bike is locked in a starting gate and riders must time their first pedal stroke to match the gate release..........more>
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Don't miss your chance to experience premium hospitality and world class cycling action. Confirm your place today!..........more>