… is a good way to spend the day at the San Giovanni al Natisone Velodrome in Italy.
Behind the Scenes at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Los Angeles
Photos by Eugene Kim, words by John Watson
Track cycling’s draw is massive in Europe, so you never know what you’re going to get when a UCI event rolls into the US, much less, Los Angeles. This year’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup took place at the on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in their VELO Sports Center at the StubHub Center, drawing crowds that surprised. Eugene was there, in the pits so to speak, covering the events of the two-day World Cup. The most notable conquests that weekend were the United States’ own Chloe Dygert Individual Pursuit, the New Zealand team took home the event trophy, and French took home the 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup title.
While track cycling in the United States has yet to reach “Six Days” status, seeing an event like this land in Los Angeles is a win / win.
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Here’s a rad bit of cycling history. Back in 1976, Eddy won the Antwerp 6 Days with his good friend Patrick Sercu. Here’s the duo racing the madison. Later, they would win the National Team Championship together. Photo via Walter Vermeulen’s Flickr.
With the Olympics upon us, we’re getting a healthy dose of track cycling these days. Donkey Label takes to their local velodrome to get in the spirit.
Christian from Minneapolis made this short video on the NSC Velodrome’s struggle to stay open. For more information, head to the MN Cycling Center’s website.
Sir Bradley Wiggins and Becky James get to show comedian Jack Whitehall the ins and outs of track cycling for Samsung UK. This one’s too good!
Gillette meets up with Jeffrey Hoogland as he prepares for the Rio Olympics.
The PDW Omnium returns this year to Alpenrose Velodrome in Portland. Head to PDW for all the details!
Check out this video featuring Jeffrey Hoogland as he breaks down the sport of track cycling.