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Omnium podium, 2014 European Track Championships

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1.   Laura Trott, Great Britain, 199 points
2.   Jolien D’hoore, Belgium, 198
3.   Anna Knauer, Germany, 167
4.   Kirsten Wild, Netherlands, 166
5.   Tatsiana Sharakova, Belarus, 160
6.   Malgorzata Wojtyra, Poland, 159
7.   Ausrine Trebaite, Lithuania, 142
8.   Laurie Berthon, France, 139
9.   Simona Frapporti, Italy, 134
10. Evgenia Romanyuta, Russia, 122

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Omnium podium, 2014 European Track Championships

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1. Laura Trott, Great Britain, 199 points
2. Jolien D’hoore, Belgium, 198
3. Anna Knauer, Germany, 167
4. Kirsten Wild, Netherlands, 166
5. Tatsiana Sharakova, Belarus, 160
6. Malgorzata Wojtyra, Poland, 159
7. Ausrine Trebaite, Lithuania, 142
8. Laurie Berthon, France, 139
9. Simona Frapporti, Italy, 134
10. Evgenia Romanyuta, Russia, 122

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Katie Archibald, after winning the Individual Pursuit at the 2014 European Track Championshipsvia Photo Gallery - Category: 2014 TRACK Elite: Baie-Mahault-Guadeloupe - European Cycling Union

Katie Archibald, after winning the Individual Pursuit at the 2014 European Track Championshipsvia Photo Gallery - Category: 2014 TRACK Elite: Baie-Mahault-Guadeloupe - European Cycling Union

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2014 European Track Championships Individual Pursuit podium
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1. Katie Archibald, Great Britain, 0:03:40 2. Mieke Kröger, Germany, 0:03:42 3. Vilija Sereikaite, Lithuania, 0:03:45 4. Eugenia Bujak, Poland, 0:03:48 5. Joanna Rowsell, Great Britain 6. Aleksandra Goncharova, Russia 7. Lotte Kopecky, Belgium 8. Silvia Valsecchi, Italy 9. Pascale Jeuland, France 10. Irina Molicheva, Russia
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2014 European Track Championships Individual Pursuit podium

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1. Katie Archibald, Great Britain, 0:03:40
2. Mieke Kröger, Germany, 0:03:42
3. Vilija Sereikaite, Lithuania, 0:03:45
4. Eugenia Bujak, Poland, 0:03:48
5. Joanna Rowsell, Great Britain
6. Aleksandra Goncharova, Russia
7. Lotte Kopecky, Belgium
8. Silvia Valsecchi, Italy
9. Pascale Jeuland, France
10. Irina Molicheva, Russia

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Tracy Moseley

Amazing opportunity for young British girls - if you know MTB-crazed teens, send this to them! Riding with Enduro star Tracy Moseley, 4 Cross genius Katy Curd and superb downhill World Champ Manon Carpenter, wow!

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Team Pursuit podium, 2014 European Track Championships

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Team Pursuit
1.   Great Britain (Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott) 0:04:38.391
2.   Russia (Tamara Balabolina, Irina Molicheva, Aleksandra Goncharova and Evgenia Romanyuta)
3.   Italy (Simona Frapporti, Beatrice Bartelloni, Tatiana Guderzo and Silvia Valsecchi)
4.   Poland (Eugenia Bujak, Lucja Pietrzak, Natalia Rutkowska and Malgorzata Wojtyra)
5.   France (Coralie Demay, Margot Dutour, Roxane Fournier and Pascale Jeuland)
6.   Germany (Charlotte Becker, Anna Knauer, Stephanie Pohl and Gudrun Stock)
7.   Lithuania (Vaida Pikauskaite, Vilija Sereikaite, Ausrine Trebaite and Edita Mazureviciute)
8.   Ireland (Lydia Boylan, Lauren Creamer, Caroline Ryan and Melanie Späth)
9.   Belarus (Katsiaryna Piatrouskaya, Polina Pivovarova, Ina Savenka and Marian Shmatankova)
10. Ukraine (Olena Demydova, Teyana Klimchenko, Inna Metalnikova and Marta Tereshchuk)

Team Pursuit podium, 2014 European Track Championships

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Team Pursuit
1. Great Britain (Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott) 0:04:38.391
2. Russia (Tamara Balabolina, Irina Molicheva, Aleksandra Goncharova and Evgenia Romanyuta)
3. Italy (Simona Frapporti, Beatrice Bartelloni, Tatiana Guderzo and Silvia Valsecchi)
4. Poland (Eugenia Bujak, Lucja Pietrzak, Natalia Rutkowska and Malgorzata Wojtyra)
5. France (Coralie Demay, Margot Dutour, Roxane Fournier and Pascale Jeuland)
6. Germany (Charlotte Becker, Anna Knauer, Stephanie Pohl and Gudrun Stock)
7. Lithuania (Vaida Pikauskaite, Vilija Sereikaite, Ausrine Trebaite and Edita Mazureviciute)
8. Ireland (Lydia Boylan, Lauren Creamer, Caroline Ryan and Melanie Späth)
9. Belarus (Katsiaryna Piatrouskaya, Polina Pivovarova, Ina Savenka and Marian Shmatankova)
10. Ukraine (Olena Demydova, Teyana Klimchenko, Inna Metalnikova and Marta Tereshchuk)

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“It’s going to be an interesting few days because of the track out here, which is unlike anything I’ve ever come across before,” Rowsell wrote.

“To begin with, it has no roof and is fully open, and then there’s the fact it’s 333m long (as opposed to the conventional 250m). Next, and this is the most interesting part, the track itself is made out of concrete, not wood, and finally, it’s tropical storm season over here, so there’s a good chance of rain while we’re racing. All in all, it’s going to be quite an experience.”

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Gallery: Riders prepare for Euro Track Championships in Guadeloupe | Cyclingnews.com

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The Night I Became National Pursuit Champion I Forgot My Headphones

… so I had to ride home in silence. Apart from that I couldn’t do that. So I rode home singing all my favourite songs to myself. Apart from that I couldn’t do that either (I thought I knew the words to at least half of Eminem’s MMLP2 album, turns out I’ve been tricking myself rapping along).

So I rode home in the dark singing hymns, including hand actions where appropriate.

I’ve ridden past crazy people like me in the past. Sometimes they make me happy, sometimes they make me scared. Now I realise the person themselves doesn’t give a shit, all they care about is whether your anchor holds in the storms of life? When the clouds unfold their winds of strife? When the strong tides lift and the cables strain, will your anchor drift or firm remain?

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Katie Archibald Learns To Live

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Emma Pooley: British Cycling wrong to pick no women for world time trial | Sport | The Guardian

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Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike

Click through for Manon Carpenter telling the story of her trade team at the 2014 downhill MTB Worlds, with some gorgeous photos.

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Manon Carpenter, the 2014 downhill MTB World Champion

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Manon Carpenter, the 2014 downhill MTB World Champion

via Madison Saracen 2014 - World Championships: Hafjell, Norway - Pinkbike - click through for great photos and Manon telling the story of Worlds!

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2014 Downhill MTB World Championships podium

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1. Manon Carpenter, Great Britain
2. Rachel Atherton, Great Britain
3. Tahnée Seagrave, Great Britain

2014 Downhill MTB World Championships podium

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1. Manon Carpenter, Great Britain
2. Rachel Atherton, Great Britain
3. Tahnée Seagrave, Great Britain

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UCI World Championships Downhill Finals Highlights

Including clips of Tahnée Seagrave, Rachel Atherton and Manon Carpenter’s runs, with Manon’s post-race interview.  (and OMG, remember when you watch Neko Mulally, he’s riding without a chain!)

If you want to watch the full coverage of the women’s and men’s DH MTB World Champs it’s archived here on Red Bull Bike