Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Manchester Track World's - Day 1

Slipstream: Phinney Family Dream.
NY Times:
For the Phinney Family, a Dream and a Challenge.

Men's Individual Pursuit -
Bradley Wiggins 4:18.519
Taylor Phinney - 8th place (qualifies for Olympics!) Way to go Taylor!!!

Phinney sets unofficial 3km junior world track record -
Taylor Phinney's performance at the UCI Track World Championship in Manchester, England, stood out on Wednesday. The 17 year-old junior not only finished eighth among his more senior challengers, but also may have broken the three kilometer junior world record while racing the individual pursuit.
Phinney found some extra energy to pull ahead of Spain's Sergi Escobar, a double world champion, during their ride. Escobar had been leading Phinney until the final half kilometer. Phinney's unofficial world 3km record was recorded as 3:17.523, faster than the current record of 3:17.77.
His final 4km time was 4:22.358, approximately two seconds faster than his previous personal best time of 4:24.364.

Men's Scratch -
Winner: Aliaksandr Lisouski
Mike Friedman - 18th place PR: Phinney Records his Fastest Pursuit Yet, 8th at World Championships.
Slipstream: Phinney sets PR and Junior world record.

If I find some time when I get home tonight I will look for some more pics and such. I know there were a few great sites from the other world cup's. I just need to remember where. :-) Huge congrats to Taylor!

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