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The Olympic testing ground

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Wendy Houvenhagel's UKSI pursuit bike

Wendy Houvenhagel's UKSI pursuit bike
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Wendy Houvenhagel's UKSI pursuit bike

Wendy Houvenhagel's UKSI pursuit bike
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Jens Mouris' Koga in team pursuit mode

Jens Mouris' Koga in team pursuit mode
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The Russian team pursuit stable

The Russian team pursuit stable
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Stealthy all-in-one carbon bars for Ross Edgar

Stealthy all-in-one carbon bars for Ross Edgar
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Shimano SPD-Rs are still the pedal of choice

Shimano SPD-Rs are still the pedal of choice
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American sprinter Gideon Massie's modified SPD-SL

American sprinter Gideon Massie's modified SPD-SL
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Old-style toe clips on Virginie Cueff's Look

Old-style toe clips on Virginie Cueff's Look
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A UK Sports Institute disc wheel

A UK Sports Institute disc wheel
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Customised fit on the Great Britain bikes - frames and wheels come from the same manufacturer.

Customised fit on the Great Britain bikes - frames and wheels come from the same manufacturer. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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Shimano SPD-Rs are still the pedal of choice for most sprinters: note the novel use of a zip tie on this one.

Shimano SPD-Rs are still the pedal of choice for most sprinters: note the novel use of a zip tie on this one. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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Old school : Some riders still prefer the reassurance of steel bars.

Old school : Some riders still prefer the reassurance of steel bars. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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A UK Sports Institute disc wheel : their Mavic Comete disc are only for training, apparently.

A UK Sports Institute disc wheel : their Mavic Comete disc are only for training, apparently. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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Stealthy all-in-one carbon bars and stem on Ross Edgar's machine.

Stealthy all-in-one carbon bars and stem on Ross Edgar's machine. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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The Great Britain team use the Track World Cups to test equipment for bigger events like the World Championships and Olympics.

The Great Britain team use the Track World Cups to test equipment for bigger events like the World Championships and Olympics. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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Shimano SPD-SL pedals with sprinting straps attached on American Gideon Massie's Raleigh.

Shimano SPD-SL pedals with sprinting straps attached on American Gideon Massie's Raleigh. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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Old-style toe clips on Virginie Cueff's Look

Old-style toe clips on Virginie Cueff's Look (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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The Russian team pursuit stable - they went on to record a convincing victory in the final.

The Russian team pursuit stable - they went on to record a convincing victory in the final. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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Jens Mouris' Koga gets its final adjustments before the team pursuit.

Jens Mouris' Koga gets its final adjustments before the team pursuit. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)
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Wendy Houvenhagel's UK Sports Institute pursuit bike.

Wendy Houvenhagel's UK Sports Institute pursuit bike. (Image credit: Greg Johnson/Cyclingnews)

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