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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.
IOC/Jason Evans
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Women’s sprint for 5th through 8th

London 2012 - The second tier of sprint racers compete in a four-up format to earn fifth through eighth place in the women’s sprint, while the top four race head to head to advance to gold. In order of finish riders shown are Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania, Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez of Cuba, Ukraine’s Lyubov Shulika and Olga Panarina of Belarus.
IOC/John Huet
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Watching for the pounce

London 2012 - Jason Kenny keeps watch on Gregory Bauge to determine when the Frenchman will begin his explosive sprint. Kenny wins the heat and the gold medal in front of a supportive British audience in the Olympic Velodrome.
IOC/John Huet
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Flying high

Exhibition riders perform on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at BMX Track on August 8, 2012 in London, England.
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