A Day In The Life Of A Professional Track Cyclist

Published on November 19th 2022


Manon went to Mallorca to spend a day with her ex-teammate and close friend, Emily Kay, an Irish pro cyclist who competes in the UCI Track Champions League. From preparing for the day ahead to the evening’s racing action, find out what it’s like to be a rider who races at the highest level of the sport we all love! 

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00:00 Intro
00:36 What is the Track Champions League?
01:11 Plan for the day
01:52 Packing race bag
03:27 Breakfast
04:28 How did you get into cycling?
05:33 Heading to the track
05:55 Bike setup
06:43 Warm up
08:12 Group photo
08:40 Race schedule
09:34 1 hour until the first race
10:37 Final preparations
11:40 Scratch race
14:20 Scratch race reaction
15:21 Elimination race
18:53 Elimination race reaction
20:02 Summary
20:46 Outro

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