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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 March 2008, 14:00 GMT
World Cycling - day one photos

Reg Harris OBE, former world champion sprint cyclist, looks down over the velodrome in Manchester

Reg Harris OBE, former world champion sprint cyclist, looks down over the velodrome in Manchester

Victoria Pendleton

British golden girl Victoria Pendleton gets warmed up and will be going for four golds starting on Thursday

A mechanic works on a bike for the British team

A mechanic makes sure the bikes are prepared to the optimum for the cyclists

Team GB's workshop is indoors while other nations have to do their assembly work in the cargo containers outside

Team GB's workshop is indoors while other nations have to do their assembly work in the cargo containers outside

Team GB's men get in some preparation ahead of the start of the championships

Team GB's men get in some preparation ahead of the start of the championships

The bank at the southern end of the velodrome

And the steepness of the bank at the southern end of the track shows what the riders have to contend with

Germany's Robert Bengsch competes during the men's individual pursuit qualifying round

Germany's Robert Bengsch competes during the men's individual pursuit qualifying round in the afternoon

The opening ceremony

The opening ceremony opens the evening session at the velodrome with lycra-clad ladies performing acrobatics on coloured silks

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins gives Britain a perfect start to the Championships with gold in the individual pursuit

The British sprint team of Ross Edgar, Chris Hoy and Jamie Staff

France set a new world record in the team sprint to take gold but Britain's Ross Edgar, Chris Hoy and Jamie Staff win silver

Shanaze Reade in the starting gate for the 500m time trial

Shanaze Reade finishes seventh in the women's 500m time trial but Steven Burke fails to finish his scratch race



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