March 20, 2008 (Manchester, UK) – World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) will provide exclusive coverage of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships beginning March 26 in Manchester, UK. Cycling fans can watch the webcast on www.wcsn.com and broadcast on WCSN TV as the top 47 nations eye the special rainbow striped jersey reserved for World Champions.
The 2008 World Championships also serves as the last chance for the world’s top athletes to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games this summer. On WCSN.com, fans can follow Americans Sarah Hammer (Temecula, CA), Jennie Reed (Kirkland, WA) and 17-year old Taylor Phinney (Boulder, CO) race for top honors in Manchester. Canadian fans can follow their top riders as well including Gina Grain (BC), Zach Bell (Yukon), Travis Smith (AB), Tara Whitten (AB), Martin Gilbert (QC) and Ryan Mackenzie (BC).
The UCI Track Cycling World Championship will include races in the Keirin, Kilometer and 500 meter, Madison, Omnium, Individual Pursuit, Points Race, Scratch Race, Sprint, Team Pursuit and Team Sprint. In Saturday’s Madison Americans Colby Pearce (Boulder, CO) and Michael Friedman (Pittsburgh, PA) will go up against the UK’s Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish as well as the Swiss defending champions Bruno Risi and Franco Marvulli.
Fans can follow world-class cycling events and their favorite athletes online with complete coverage via a $4.95 monthly subscription with free access to results, video highlights, breaking news, behind-the-scenes features, and more. Visit www.WCSN.com/cycling for detailed schedules.
What: UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Where: Manchester Velodrome in Manchester, UK
TV: WCSN TV
When: March 26-30
Schedule: Visit WCSN.com for complete schedule
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