I’m a huge track fan, and since we don’t get live tv from most rounds of the Track World Cups, I rely on photos and websites to keep me updated, and especially the work of Guy Swarbrick. Guy is one of the people who’ve moved from cycling fan to working in the industry, and he provides a superb set of services for us, from his “day job” of photography to his live commentweeting from the events (results and opinion mixed into one) and running the TrackCycling.net website. We talked about everything from photographing the World Cups, to his best and worst moments, and how track has changed over the time he’s been working on it. (1:00:44 MIN / 58.30 MB)
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Follow Guy on the @trackcycling twitter account for the commentweeting, and Trackcycling.net for the previews and news reports throughout the year. If you’d like to have a look at more of his photos, check out his instagram – and if you want to own some, there are still a couple of copies of Guy’s superb 2015 calendar for sale, as well as prints of his other work on his cycling photography website.
There’s always more social media with Guy – two of his his facebook accounts are the trackcycling page, and for his other work too, his personal site. And if you’d like to support his work, he’s got a Patreon account too.
I’ve got collections of videos from the 2014/15 Guadalajara and London Track World Cups – the final round of this season will be Cali, Colombia, on 17th-18th January 2015. Here’s their race website
I’m able to do these interviews thanks to my wonderful Patreon supporters – thank you so much, I really appreciate you all!
All the results are on Tissot, and if you want to see videos from the men’s races, check out the UCI’s and British Cycling’s youtubes. Here’s the UCI’s combined live racing from the final session, with highlights from previous races
On Day 1 we had the women’s Team Pursuit, Team Sprint and Scratch race. Here’s the British Cycling highlights video
BBC Sport’s Day 1 video clip; Race reports & photos from the morning and evening sessions on Track Cycling; Race report and photos from British Cycling; Race report and photo gallery from Cycling Australia; Photos on Cyclingnews.
It’s track time again people!
The London round of the 2014/15 Track World Cup runs from 5th to 7th December, and we get to watch it! Now, the best coverage is, unsurprisingly in the UK – the BBC are showing Friday’s evening session live on their website, and Saturday and Sunday’s second sessions live on the BBC Red Button and online. Here’s their schedule (in GMT) and the livestreams should pop up on the Cycling page and maybe on this page.
Here’s the TV guide for the rest of the world – and the UCI will be streaming the final session on Sunday 9th December – starting at 3:45pm UK GMT (16:45 Europe CET; 10:45am USA EST; 2:45am Monday Australia AEDT)
On Saturday 8th June 2013, it’ll be be the IG Nocturne – a whole series of races in the Smithfield area of London, including urban cyclcocross, penny farthing and folding bike races – and elite criteriums for men and women. These elite crits are great for the British scene, with equal prize money for the women and the men – and big thanks to Rapha for sponsoring the women’s race (now there’s an excuse to buy their shirts!).
In honour of the Nocturne, it’s time for the UK edition of Shirt Week, and I’ll tell you how you can buy women’s cycling team jerseys for the British peloton. If you know of more teams with their shirts for sale, tell me in the comments – and although I’ve posted them before, follow these links to buy kit for Wiggle Honda, Specialized-lululemon and Vanderkitten. But first, let me tell you a little bit more about the race….