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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.

2010 LAVRA Cup Standings …So Far



The sixth and final LAVRA Cup race is this Saturday at LA Velodrome. The whole series has been great fun to watch with cameos from big racers such as Rahsaan Bahati, Tara Whitten and Justin Williams (who will be appearing again this Saturday). However, it’s the regular LAVRA cast members who will be eligible for the Cup series awards.

The series is tallied by the sum of each racer’s best 4 (out of 6) omnium scores. Like most local track leagues, omnium points are awarded by how the racers position in each race. First place gets 7 points and there are 3 races held on each race day so the most anyone can get in one race day is 21 points. If you’re confused by all this, try coming down to a track meet and it might become clearer!

To be eligible for the LAVRA Cup, competitors have to attend at least 4 of the 6 races in the series. This means that anyone in the running for this year’s LAVRA Cup has already attended at least 3 race days.

John Allen, Kevin Schiller
[Photo by Pat Benson.]

The Masters 45+ and 55+ categories have already been clinched by John Walsh and Keith Ketterer respectively. The real competition is going to be in the Cat 1/2/3 field between Ketterer and Walsh (both Amgen-UBS teammates). Of course it’s still anyone’s game. With riders like Justin Williams showing up to race tomorrow, some of those omnium points might have to be shared with non-Cup competitors.

It’s definitely gonna be an exciting race day to watch. Races start in about 23 hours. Be there!

LAVRA Cup Standings

Cat 1/2/3

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#5

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OVERALL
1. John Walsh00-17017
2. Keith Ketterer0008715
3. Tony Canevari00010-10
4. John Allen070-07
5. Jack Lindquist-00224
6. Chris Lindensmith02-0-2
7. John Rondash0-01-1
8. Aram Goganian-10-01

Masters 45+

#1

#2

#3

#4

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#6

OVERALL
1. John Walsh17211771974
2. John Rondash17-1013-40
3. Scott Lelieur2131011337
4. Keith Ketterer05010-15
5. Mark Neumann2-04814
6. Tom Buescher-14049
7. Reggie Jones000-22
8. Gavin Scholle010--1
9. Bret Sehorn000000

Masters 55+

#1

#2

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OVERALL
1. Keith Ketterer21212117-80
2. Lionel Space8-15-2144
3. Eguege Poyrena8-715-30


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