- I sat next to a really interesting fellow who is a Director of British cycling. He was brilliant at explaining all the details/strategy behind each race. We're going to have a ride out together.
- I was in awe at the amazing bikes, like a toy shop for adults. I want that one!
- We were sat very close to where the riders warmed up and warmed down, we were less than five feet away.
- I was surprised by the steepness of the banking on the track and the sheer speed of the riders in the sprint (60kph).
- The atmosphere was brilliant, electric inside.
- The British teams (GB & Sky) all performed brilliantly and are clearly the teams to beat.
- We saw a new world record in the Womens team pursuit. Well done indeed ladies.
- It was great to hear the national anthem played so many times.
- The velodrome was very warm inside, however this is intentional in order to reduce air resistance (factoid I learnt from a Director of British Cycling).
- Cycling is clearly a sport on the up.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Track World Cup - Manchester Velodrome
Really interesting afternoon at Manchester Velodrome today watching the Track World Cup. I went as a VIP guest (ooh get me) of British Cycling. I've never been to Velodrome before and it was absolutely fantastic on a number of fronts, I'll put them in bullet form below: -
Posted by Phil Jones at 19:12