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Flu Forces Cornu to Miss Track Worlds

flu forces cornu to miss track worlds   Flu Forces Cornu to Miss Track Worlds

Dominique Cornu will be forced to watch from the sidelines as he has officially withdrawn from the UCI Track World Championships due to illness. He was expected to make a bid for the 4,000-meter individual pursuit event and was actually one of the top favorites to win.

Cornu was the only cyclist from Belgium to win a medal at the 2009 World Championships, and had high hopes of winning another medla for his country in this year’s competition, which is scheduled to be held in Denmark this coming March 24.

However, a bout of flu (which had sidelined him since February) has put his plans for success on hold. Cornu had already missed riding in the Ruta del Sol and the recent Paris-Nice event, and is still far from getting back on his feet, never mind going back into the saddle.

In the light of Cornu’s absence, Belgium’s hopes…

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All Systems Go for New Zealand at UCI Track Worlds

all systems go for new zealand at uci track worlds   All Systems Go for New Zealand at UCI Track Worlds

New Zealand is all systems go for the upcoming UCI Track World Championships in Denmark, with strong contenders on both the men’s and women’s teams.

Alison Shanks, the current women’s individual pursuit world champion, will be leading the women’s team for New Zealand, with strong support coming from able riders like Jesse Sergent, Wes Gough, Sam Bewley, and Peter Latham. Shanks will be competing in both the individual and team pursuit events.

Aside from pursuing a strong finish at the Track Worlds, New Zealand is also planning on using the event to get ready for the Commonwealth Games, which will be held in India this coming October 2010. The team has already showed that it is capable of competing at the highest levels, and as head coach Tim Carswell says, “I would like to think we can make gains as we work towards the Commonwealth Games later in…

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