Track Worlds in Netherlands

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Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby MichaelB » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:15 am

Bobridge is Indiv Pursuit WC Whhoooohhhooooo !!! And Michael Hepburn taking a Bronze.

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Brilliant effort

And to top it off, Anna & Kaarle are Team Sprint WC's as well !!!!

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Re: Track World Cahmpionships in Netherlands

Postby JV911 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:34 am

Teams persuit gold in 3:57 :mrgreen:

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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby shiv » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:15 pm

Heard about Jacks win on Triple J, and they added that cycling should now be made our national sport as its the only thing we are good at these days
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby MichaelB » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:06 am

Talking about wiping the floor - in addition to above, we now have World Champs as follows ; (feel free to correct me where I am wrong, there is soooo many)

Meares : Individual Sprint
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Frieburg : Mens Omnium
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Meyer & Howard : Madison (again !!)

Perkins : Mens Kieren
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And Honourable mention to Kate Bates for taking Silver in Womens scratch race
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Not a bad effort for a little country !!!
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby JV911 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:20 am

MichaelB wrote:Talking about wiping the floor


bring on London 2012!
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby jules21 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:00 am

first off, congrats to the aussies for cleaning up.

however, without meaning to belittle these great achievements, i find the media's coverage frustrating. they love headlines like "aussie world champ!" for obscure stuff like the omnium. the uninformed would believe this was a huge triumph, while ignoring gossy's win at MSR - which frankly dwarfs most of the world championship track titles for status - probably assuming it was a local race against some italians. is it too much to ask for sports editors to have a clue about what they're reporting on?
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby wheels46 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:13 am

Jump on all the UK media sites and read some of the stuff they're writing ... They're treating it like the English don't even care and they're "peaking" for 2012... I think they're starting to feel the weight of expectation for next year to be honest. Particuarly in regards to Hoy and Pendleton !! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby CommuRider » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:35 am

Hope this continues until the Olympics ;-) Ok so the Brits have home ground advantage but jeez the cyclones blitzed them this time!
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby MichaelB » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:16 am

jules21 wrote:first off, congrats to the aussies for cleaning up.

however, without meaning to belittle these great achievements, i find the media's coverage frustrating. they love headlines like "aussie world champ!" for obscure stuff like the omnium. the uninformed would believe this was a huge triumph, while ignoring gossy's win at MSR - which frankly dwarfs most of the world championship track titles for status - probably assuming it was a local race against some italians. is it too much to ask for sports editors to have a clue about what they're reporting on?


For an absolute chnage, the Adelaide Advertiser actually had an article on Gossy's MSR win, but bugger all about the track successes, which is odd , as some of the guys come from SA - Bobridge, Durbridge - something about -idges ?
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World Champs-Michael Freiberg

Postby peewee_cc » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:35 am

Has anyone been watching the Track World Champs in the Netherlands at the moment??
Michael Freiberg won the most gruelling event the Omnium and is an absolute freak!! In the last kilometre time trial he needed a top 9 finish and results to go his way and he got there in 6th and a 4 point win overall.
I came across his website to see what he is about and it is fantastic
http://www.michaelfreiberg.com/ , i also came across a video of the time trial, http://www.michaelfreiberg.com/2011/03/ ... sentation/

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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby shiv » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:49 pm

MichaelB wrote:
jules21 wrote:first off, congrats to the aussies for cleaning up.

however, without meaning to belittle these great achievements, i find the media's coverage frustrating. they love headlines like "aussie world champ!" for obscure stuff like the omnium. the uninformed would believe this was a huge triumph, while ignoring gossy's win at MSR - which frankly dwarfs most of the world championship track titles for status - probably assuming it was a local race against some italians. is it too much to ask for sports editors to have a clue about what they're reporting on?


For an absolute chnage, the Adelaide Advertiser actually had an article on Gossy's MSR win, but bugger all about the track successes, which is odd , as some of the guys come from SA - Bobridge, Durbridge - something about -idges ?



Dont forget Anna Meares is one of us now!
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby MichaelB » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:40 am

Watched some of the highlights package on SBS last night - to see the emotion on Freibergs face was brilliant - 20 years old anda WC at Senior level !!!

Perkins holding off Sir Hoy was a pretty good highlight as well !!!

GB must be mnaking all sorts of excuses ....
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby JV911 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:40 am

shiv wrote:Heard about Jacks win on Triple J, and they added that cycling should now be made our national sport as its the only thing we are good at these days


we're a fickle bunch aren' we? :lol: but it is about time cycling took its rightful place as number 1 :D

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Cyclists to fly the flag at London Olympics

THE stunning success of Australia's track cyclists at the world championships has raised the possibility of them replacing the swimmers as the nation's flagship team at next year's Olympics.

Spearheaded by Anna Meares, they enjoyed a record-breaking week at Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, powering to eight gold medals, including victories in six of the 10 Olympic events.

With Australia ending last year without a swimmer ranked No. 1 in the world in an Olympic event, the cyclists appear to be filling the breach 16 months out from the London Games.

Advertisement: Story continues below But in between the smiles and tears following Australia's best medal haul at a world championships - eight gold, two silver and one bronze - was the reality that the job is far from done.

''The really big competitors in the world have yet to really raise their hands,'' Cycling Australia national performance director Kevin Tabotta warned. ''That is the challenge we have to lift to.''

Great Britain has huge expectations in track cycling for the London Olympics after dominating the 2008 Beijing Games, where Australia disappointed and immediately set about rebuilding.

Britain's performance director Dave Brailsford claimed he wasn't worried about the resurgent Australians after his team collected the second-most medals - just one gold, plus three silver and five bronze.

''They have had a great championships but we are not concerned about other nations at the moment,'' Brailsford said. ''I wouldn't be overly concerned by the Australians. There's nothing in it.''

Athens Olympic gold medallist Meares enjoyed a breakthrough competition, winning the team sprint, sprint and keirin.

Her win over British arch-rival Victoria Pendleton on the way to her maiden sprint world title was enormous as a psychological fillip going towards London 2012.
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby CommuRider » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:52 am

Why not. The cyclists deserve their turn with the flag. Some recognition please.
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby r2160 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:16 am

And yet there is still nothing on the news. If it had been swimming, the first 20 minutes of the news would have been taken up about the victories.

It would be great if we had the cyclists leading the Aussie team!!

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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby fats » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:57 am

''I wouldn't be overly concerned by the Australians. There's nothing in it.''

Nah, just a world championship, or 8!
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby MichaelB » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:23 am

The Poms are really sulking now, Barilsford has siad that they performed well to get the single gold, and are now debating attending the WC meet in 20112 in melbourne, citing that it's not worth travelling that far so close to the Olympics.

Bah :P :P :P :P

Only 1 gold to 8 - sucks big time I reckon.
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Re: World Champs-Michael Freiberg

Postby Aushiker » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:08 pm

peewee_cc wrote:Has anyone been watching the Track World Champs in the Netherlands at the moment??
Michael Freiberg won the most gruelling event the Omnium and is an absolute freak!! In the last kilometre time trial he needed a top 9 finish and results to go his way and he got there in 6th and a 4 point win overall.
I came across his website to see what he is about and it is fantastic
http://www.michaelfreiberg.com/ , i also came across a video of the time trial, http://www.michaelfreiberg.com/2011/03/ ... sentation/

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Re: World Champs-Michael Freiberg

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:58 pm

Michael is a coaching client of ours at RST. He's a really top young bloke. We are really stocked for him.
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Re: Track Worlds in Netherlands

Postby fats » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:42 am

Great vision of him in tears after realising he won. If you didn't join him you're emotionaly dead!
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