Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide, and back to Melbourne. The cycling world will turn it’s eyes towards Melbourne in April for another round of professional cycling as the world’s best track cyclists hit the Hisense Arena in Melbourne for the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Champions
This is the lead-up event to the 2012 London Olympics with track cycling starting on August 2. For contestants in Melbourne it is also the last opportunity for points qualification to be able to compete in London. For Australian cycling fans, it is the opportunity to watch the best men and women in the world on home soil over five days as they fight for the rainbow jersey.
Tickets prices start from $35 (Adult) though you need to get in quick as many sessions are sold out or getting close to selling out. The racing runs from April 4 to 8 at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne. Ticket prices and availability are here: www.2012trackworlds.com.au/tickets-and-travel/session-prices/
The Australian Cyclones team is expected to be announced tomorro. Favorite Anna Meares will likely be selected for multiple events and to defend her three gold medals from Apeldoorn, Holland – and faces strong competition from UK favourite Victoria Pendleton.
One of the activities leading up to the World Championships in Melbourne is the Melbourne Bikefest Chasing Rainbows Poster Design competition. You can view the entries here.
The 50 finalists have the artwork on display from today until Saturday 5pm at FYXO Hub in South Yarra – the five finalists will be announced on Friday March 16.