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Yesterday Cari Higgins and Jennie Reed made history, winning the very first Women’s Madison National Championship title at Elite Nats.

By the way, the Madison races were AWESOME to watch. Read the full re-cap on USA Cycling.

Elite Nats — Men’s Keirin Photos

Had so much fun watching the Elite National Championship races yesterday at the Los Angeles Event Center Velodrome in the Home Depot Center (formerly known as ADT)!!! The Points Races were awesome and the Women’s Sprints were great but probably the most excitement came from watching the Men’s Keirin Races.

Beaver Beavs was taking some photos…

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Giddeon Massie trying to defend his National Champion title.

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Sprinters strapping in.

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Jack Lindquist came in 12th overall.

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A nasty crash sent two guys sliding down the front stretch towards Pat Benson.

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Justin Williams came in 11th overall.

Seventeen-year old Matt Baranoski — who won the Bronze medal earlier this year in the Keirin at Junior World Championships — is our new National Champion in the Keirin. Here’s a short interview from USA Cycling:



See full results from yesterday here. Elite Nats continues with Team Sprints and Madisons today at noon! If you can’t make it to the track, watch it on Ustream.
A little bike porn from Elite Nationals.

Yep, we’ve seen this bike before.

Found on VeloImages.
A little bike porn from Elite Nationals.

Yep, we’ve seen this bike before.

Found on VeloImages.

A little bike porn from Elite Nationals.

Yep, we’ve seen this bike before.

Found on VeloImages.

Congrats To Our National Champs

…so far!




Giddeon Massie (pictured above, photo by Stefan) defended his National Sprint Champion title yesterday. See a recap of Friday’s events on USA Cycling. After three days of competition, 12 National Champion titles have been awarded. Here are the winners so far:

Men’s Sprint » Giddeon Massie (Cypress, CA)

Women’s Keirin » Dana Feiss (Telford, PA)

Men’s Individual Pursuit » Adam Leibovitz (Indianapolis, IN)

Women’s Individual Pursuit » Kimberly Geist (Emmaus, PA)

Men’s Scratch Race » James Carney (Tucson, AZ)

Women’s Scratch Race » Jennie Reed (Kirkland, WA)

Men’s Team Pursuit » Brent Kay (Temecula, CA), Austin Carroll (Orange, CA), Roman Kilun (Berkeley, CA), Cody O’Reilly (Santa Barbara, CA), Daniel Harm (Southworth, WA)

Women’s Team Pursuit » Hanan Alves-Hyde (Oakland, CA), Ruth Winder (Lafayette, CA), Cari Higgins (Boulder, CO)

Men’s Kilo TT » Giddeon Massie (Cypress, CA)

Women’s 500m TT » Elizabeth Carlson (Jim Thorpe, PA)

Men’s Omnium » Bobby Lea (Mertztown, PA)

Women’s Omnium » Sarah Hammer (Temecula, CA)

Full results can be found here.

There are still two more days of racing (and 8 more National titles) left for the Elite National Championships. Racing starts at 3pm today and at noon tomorrow. If you can’t make it down to LA Velodrome, be sure to tune in on Ustream.

Check out the schedule of events here.
Jennie Reed — already a World Champion in Keirin and US Olympian — took the National Champion title this morning in the Scratch Race.  Could endurance events be her new focus for the 2012 Olympics?

Cycling News has the scoop!

James Carney won the Men’s Scratch Race.  Elite Nationals are still happening right now.  Tune in on Ustream!
Jennie Reed — already a World Champion in Keirin and US Olympian — took the National Champion title this morning in the Scratch Race.  Could endurance events be her new focus for the 2012 Olympics?

Cycling News has the scoop!

James Carney won the Men’s Scratch Race.  Elite Nationals are still happening right now.  Tune in on Ustream!

Jennie Reed — already a World Champion in Keirin and US Olympian — took the National Champion title this morning in the Scratch Race. Could endurance events be her new focus for the 2012 Olympics?

Cycling News has the scoop!

James Carney won the Men’s Scratch Race. Elite Nationals are still happening right now. Tune in on Ustream!

Sarah Hammer has so many National Champion titles, she’s lost count! Here she is chatting about her win in the Women’s Omnium at Elite Nats. Bobby Lea won the Men’s Omnium.

Other National Champion titles awarded yesterday:

Men’s Kilo TT » Giddeon Massie (Cypress, CA)

Women’s 500m TT » Liz Carlson (Jim Thorpe, PA)

Men’s Team Pursuit » Team Ouch (Brent Kay, Austin Carroll, Roman Kilun, Cody O’Reilly & Daniel Harm)

Women’s Team Pursuit » Peanut Butter & Co Twenty 12 (Hanan Alves-Hyde, Ruth Winder & Cari Higgins)

The competition continues today at LA Velodrome with Scratch Races, Individual Pursuits, Men’s Sprint tournament and Women’s Keirin tournament. Catch a live broadcast on Ustream (racing starts at 10am).

Read a recap of yesterday’s Elite Nats events at USA Cycling.

Elite Nats: Omnium Day 1 Standings


[Photo from USA Cycling]

The 2010 Elite National Championships are well underway now. After one day of competition, Omnium riders have contested in four events (out of six) — Flying 250m Lap, Points Race, Elimination Race and Individual Pursuit.

The way the Omnium is scored is for each event, the first place rider gets 1 point, second place gets 2 points, third gets 3 points, tenth gets 10 points and so on. After all the events, the rider with the lowest points wins the Omnium. For example, in a six-event Omnium, the best score you can get is 6 points for six first place finishes.

Here are the top 5 standings so far:

Omnium Standings Day One

Men
1 Bobby Lea (Mertztown, PA)9 pts
2 Dan Heeley (Hermosa Beach, CA)12 pts
3 Kit Karzen (Beverly Hills, CA)19 pts
4 Austin Carroll (Orange, CA)21 pts
5 Ian Moir (Long Beach, CA)23 pts

Women
1 Sarah Hammer (Temecula, CA)4 pts
2 Cari Higgins (Boulder, CO)10 pts
3 Hanan Alves-Hyde (Oakland, CA)20 pts
4 Jennifer Triplett (Seattle, WA)23 pts
5 Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, CA)24 pts

US Olympic cyclist Bobby Lea leads the men’s field with Dan Heeley right on his heels. For the women, Sarah Hammer (current World Champion in Individual Pursuit) cleaned up with a 1st place finish in all the events so far. Last year’s Omnium National Champion Cari Higgins has a big points gap to cover but anything can happen.

There are still two more events in the Omnium to be contested today — the Scratch Race, the Kilo Time Trial (for men) and the 500m Time Trial (for women). Racing starts at 9am and you can catch all the action down at LA Velodrome (free to spectate!) or on Ustream (free to watch!). Team Pursuits will be contested in the afternoon.

See yesterday’s results at USA Cycling and a geat write-up here.

Elite Nats are starting RIGHT NOW!

Don’t worry if you can’t make it down to LA Velodrome, the races are being streamed live courtesy of Ustream.

TODAY: Flying Laps, Points Races, Elimination Races and Pursuits for the Omnium riders (the fun stuff starts at 4pm). See the full race schedule here.


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