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Track World Championships - a recent history

By:
Jane Aubrey
Published:
March 23, 2011, 5:41 GMT,
Updated:
March 23, 2011, 6:24 GMT
Chris Hoy on the top spot of the men's kilo podium flanked by Francois Pervis (France) and Jamie Staff (Great Britain)

Chris Hoy on the top spot of the men's kilo podium flanked by Francois Pervis (France) and Jamie Staff (Great Britain)

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On the eve of competition for the 2011 UCI Track World Championships, consider some of the biggest names of track cycling in recent years – Hoy, Pendleton, Llaneras, Wiggins, Cavendish, Meares. You'll find them all in this recent photographic retrospective.

With another Olympic Games just around the corner, think too of some of those expected to stamp their authority on London 2012, like Taylor Phinney and Cameron Meyer. They also make an appearance.

There is an emotion in track cycling that you don't find anywhere else in the sport; perhaps it's in the confined nature of the velodrome. Regardless, Gerry McManus has captured it and Cyclingnews hopes you enjoy.

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