The men’s and women’s sprints take place over 3 days. Men’s race: Sat 4th, Sun 5th, and Mon 6th of August. Women’s race: Sun 5th, Mon 6th, and Tues 7th of August.
It is bound to be an exciting event and one of the most watched track events of the games.
The women’s Match Sprint will see once again if Victoria Pendleton (GBR) and Anna Meares (AUS) are still on top of their game.
Again the two are both favourite to win but in a recent interview with Victoria Pendleton, she picked Meares to take victory as she thought that Meares has had a stronger, more consistent year in competition. But I wouldn’t count out Shuang Guo (CHN), who had beat Anna Meares in a semi-final of the 2008 Olympics only to be relegated when the judges decided that she had illegally pushed Meaers. She went on to with the Bronze medal.
The men’s race will be equally as exciting as Jason Kenny (GBR) was chosen over Sir Chris Hoy (GBR) to represent his home nation in the Match Sprint. Equal in talent and fitness is Gregory Bauge (FRA) who was stripped of his World Championship gold after failing to turn up for a scheduled drug test last year. And then of course there is the sprinter with the enormous thighs. Robert Forstemann (GER) is the outside favourite to take the gold medal.