Belgium's best sprinter, Erik Schoefs, the 1992 bronze medallist in the world sprint championship, missed his chance to try Britain's first permanent indoor track after colliding with a loose dog while training and sustaining a back injury.
Josef Ka'bele, of the Czech Republic, was later taken to hospital after a spill. Ka'bele hit another rider during training on the 250-metre wooden surface, and suffered an aching head as well as a hip injury.
Today the double world champion, Chris Boardman, who trained yesterday after recovering from a viral infection, takes on the Frenchman Francis Moreau, whom he beat for the world pursuit
'I am feeling much better, and I reckon I have enough in my legs to win,' Boardman said. Racing starts at 1.30pm.Reuse content