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May 30: Photos: All the Day 5 action
May 30: Day 5 wrap-up report
May 30: Photos: All the Day 4 action
May 29: Day 4 wrap-up report

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May 30: Men sprint final
May 30: Men's Madison
May 30: Start list: Men sprint finals
May 30: Men sprint semis, 5-8, 9-12

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Heroes Made In Melbourne

For the first time, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships will be held in Melbourne at the magnificent Vodafone Arena, May 26-30, 2004. See 200 of the world's finest athletes as they battle for the honour of the coveted World Champion's rainbow jersey, and a place in their country's 2004 Olympic team. More than 40 nations will contest 15 events, six for women and nine for men, in a dazzling display of speed, tactics and thrilling racing.

The steep-banked walls of the Vodafone Arena offer an excellent close-up view of track cycling, one of the world's most exciting spectator sports.

New world record the highlight of day 2

May 27, 2004: A world record and a historic win highlighted the second day of competition at the world track cycling championships at Melbourne's Vodafone Arena.

New Zealander Sarah Ulmer has temporarily deposed Leontien Zijlaard - van Moorsel as the queen of world pursuit racing after a blistering ride this morning. Ulmer was pitted against Zijlaard - van Moorsel in the qualifying round ride off and the New Zealander broke the Dutchwoman's world record for the 3000-metres set at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

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Weekend finals sell out as Melbourne flocks to World's

May 27, 2004: Organisers of the 2004 UCI Track Cycling World Championships today announced Melbourne’s Vodafone Arena is officially sold out for the finals sessions being staged on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

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Melbourne unveils world first in TV technology

May 27, 2004: Last night a worldwide audience of hundreds of millions was introduced to VS Speedmarker, technology that allows television viewers to watch how competitors are faring against world records.

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New world record set in women's 3km IP

By Gerard Knapp

May 27, 2004: In the final qualifying heat of the women's 3km individual pursuit, New Zealand's Sara Ulmer has broken the world record with a time of 3.30.604, two-tenths of a second inside the record that was set by Holland's Leontien Zijlaard - Van Moorsel in a semi-final at the Sydney Olympics.

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