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Yep. Track racing. It’ll blow your mind.

Just a friendly kolo t.c. reminder to get the heck out of bed and watch the track World Championships this year. Four days of racing from Minsk, with the biggest names of the velodrome returning to action. The six day events are done for now, and the World Championships will feature several rematches from the London 2012 Olympic races.

The Australians, Brits and Kiwis will be the big favorites over the opening two days, with the Men’s Team Pursuit and Women’s Individual Pursuit kicking off the events. kolo t.c.’s bank-breaking bet of the week is squarely on a Kiwi upset in the Men’s Team Pursuit, and it’s not only because they have the best uniforms in sport. It’s also because they are facing relatively depleted GB and Aus go up against the rising New Zealand squad.

Check the Facebook page for updates on livestream coverage and race recaps from Minsk.

Race date location
Day 1 Feb 20 Men: Team Pursuit; Kilometre TT – Women: Individual Pursuit; Team Sprint
Day 2 Feb 21 Men: Individual Pursuit; Team Sprint, Scratch Race – Women: Team Pursuit; 500m TT
Day 3 Feb 22 Men: Keirin; Points Race; Omnium: Flying Lap, Points Race, Elimination – Women: Sprint Qualifying; Scratch Race
Day 4 Feb 23 Men: Sprint Qualifying; Omnium: Individual Pursuit, Scratch, Kilometre TT – Women: Sprint Finals; Points Race; Omnium: Flying Lap, Points Race, Elimination
Day 5 Feb 24 Men: Sprint Finals; Madison – Women: Keirin; Madison; Omnium: Individual Pursuit, Scratch, 500m TT