Sample video footage of a typical race
For the new racers:
This is a Category C race at Duncan Gray Velodrome in Australia.
This is a "Miss & Out" also known as "Elimination" or "Devil Takes the Hindmost". The basic rule is that it's race where the last person in the pack is eliminated every lap down to 3 riders. With 3 guys left, then it becomes a 2 lap scratch for the finish. So, the fight is to not be last.
This video contains real-time:
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It also shows how close the riders are and how they safely behave.
Pay particular attention to the fact that for 4 minutes, once the rider is up to speed, his cadence didn't drop below 100RPM and peaked out at 130RPM making speeds of 45-55kph (28-35mph). I would estimate his gear to be 50/15 or 47/14.
Last edited by carleton; 02-29-12 at 12:11 PM.
Beautiful track! Closest indoor 250 to me is LA Velodrome.
My home track, I live 10 minutes from it and race there year round. Our summer series finished last night, the program for which included an elimination, one of my favorite events. Night and season ended with a 50 lap points race.
Dunc Gray is a great set up. World Class Indoor velodrome plus 800m criterium circuit right outside!
Originally Posted by sideshow_bob