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Old 10-06-06, 01:52 AM   #1
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I just got home from the ADT Velodrome where the nationals are going on. The main race tonight was a 120 lap points race with sprints every 10 laps. I'm not sure if thats longer than normal, but man it seemed like it lasted forever. It was awesome.
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120 laps is the official distance for the national championships, and we sometimes run them that long locally. Usually they're shorter because you're trying to fit 5 categories into an omnium with 3-4 races/category, and cram it into 3 hours or so.
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I just got home from the ADT Velodrome where the nationals are going on. The main race tonight was a 120 lap points race with sprints every 10 laps. I'm not sure if thats longer than normal, but man it seemed like it lasted forever. It was awesome.
120 laps = 30km = 18 miles or so at roughly 30mph...so still shorter than most crts.
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120 laps = 30km = 18 miles or so at roughly 30mph...so still shorter than most crts.
But with sprints every 8 laps at up to 40 mph.
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But with sprints every 8 laps at up to 40 mph.
so like a short crit with prime laps.
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so like a short crit with prime laps.
Every lap or every other lap. (every 2 km)
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http://www.velodrome.org.uk/natsphotos.html

some photos from the british national track champs here
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