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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trackies write letter to IOC chief

by Bjorn Haake at 5:00 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Track

Top riders of international track racing have written a letter to Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The reason is the planned canceling of several track events for the 2012 Olympics, including the individual pursuit.

The goal for the IOC was to have an equal number of events for men and women. Besides the pursuit that kicked out the points race and the Madison.

Stars from the recent Gent Six Days - Bruno Risi, Iljo Keisse and Danny de Ketele - as well as other track stars signed the letter, according to Sporza.

In the letter, the riders express concerns that some track riders may skip the 2012 Olympics.

Instead, they propose an increase of the women's field for 2012 an a restructuring of the disciplines for 2016.

The current IOC plan sees only the sprint, the team sprint, the keirin, the team pursuit and the omnium for both men and women in London.


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