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London 2012

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Meares takes victory lap

London 2012 - A victory lap gives Anna Meares a chance to salute the crowd in the Olympic Velodrome after winning the individual sprint for Australia.
IOC/Jason Evans
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Hitting top speed

London 2012 - Guo Shuang of China and Cuba’s Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez on the run-in to the line in women’s sprint quarterfinal action. Guo wins this run and goes on to win the heat 2 to 3.
IOC/John Huet
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Kenny soaks up adulation

London 2012 - Great Britain’s Jason Kenny wins the gold medal in men’s sprint and soaks up the applause and adulation from the local crowd.
IOC/John Huet
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Full track at full throttle

London 2012 - The elimination race during the women’s omnium pits all cyclists against each other. Every other lap the last place rider is pulled from the race one by one until the winner is the sole cyclist remaining.
IOC/John Huet
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It’s go time!

London 2012 - It’s “sprint on” for Anne Meares of Australia who starts behind Lyubov Shulika but overtakes Ukraine track racer to win the qualifying heat in women’s sprint.
IOC/John Huet
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Omnium scratch race

London 2012 - Cyclists stretch around the velodrome in the women’s omnium scratch race event. The scratch race is a straightforward contest; all participating cyclists race together for 16 kilometers and the first to cross the line is the winner.
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