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UCI WORLD CUP ASTANA: VIDEO RECAP


Honestly, there is not much coverage floating around of last weekend’s UCI World Cup in Kazakhstan but this highlight reel captures some of the best moments including Chris Hoy’s victory in the Sprint.

Of all the international teams competing, Germany took the most medals with 1 Gold, 2 silver and 5 Bronze (8 total) and are currently leading in the UCI World Cup series. Will they keep that lead with other powerhouse countries like France, Great Britain and Australia hungry for Olympic qualification points? The next UCI World Cup event takes place December 1st through 3rd in Cali, Colombia.

Full results from Astana have been posted at Tissot Timing.
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ELITE NATS: SATURDAY NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS


With 18 National Champion titles awarded, the 2011 Elite Track Cycling National Championships is all over now but I just have to recap a little on how rad the Saturday night racing was.

Like Friday night, all the racing was aggressive and of course fast. Giddeon Massie popped in a win in the Keirin tournament and Dana Feiss took the women’s Sprint title. The Points Races were some of the most exciting races I’ve seen this year. Elizabeth Newell won the women’s Points Race and the men’s race was won by Dan Holt with a stunning breakaway with less than ten laps to go. On the final lap of the 160-lap race, Holt bridged with the back of the field, earning him 20 points for the win.

The racers all worked hard but the true stars of Saturday night were the spectators — all 1,200 of them. Home Depot Center’s velodrome stadium was packed (but not that packed since the seating capacity is about 2,400) with cheering fans. It was a great time hanging out with friends and getting into the races and I don’t remember the last time I saw that many people there.

Overall, the event was very well-organized and all the promoters put on an excellent show for Elite Nats. I had a great time and while I’m sad to see the 2011 track racing season come to an end, I’m really excited to see this scene continue to grow next year.

Check out the full results at USA Cycling and some more photos from Beaver Beavs.
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ELITE NATS: FRIDAY NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS


The atmosphere was super fun and the racing was awesome at Elite Nationals last night. Big upsets in the men’s Sprint Tourney as Giddeon Massie beat top-seeded Kevin Mansker in the semi-finals and then Michael Blatchford beat Massie for the Gold final. Dana Feiss defended her National Title in the women’s Keirin while Jennie Reed, Dotsie Bausch and Sarah Hammer destroyed the Home Depot Center Velodrome record in the women’s Team Pursuit. Check out more photos by Beaver Beavs.

See a full recap HERE and full results HERE. Stoked for more racing tonight!
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SUMMER RACE SERIES - O20 TRACK CUP RECAP


What a night! The Orange 20 Track Cup was a total success. Lots of racers came out and the Encino Velodrome bleachers were full of spectators having a good time. While we still have a couple little kinks to iron out in the program, everything went smoothly and each race was just as exciting as the next.

The prizes were awesome thanks to Orange 20 Bikes and our other sponsors who are very generous to support the Summer Race Series. The top three racers in each field took away some very bling prizes — but they certainly earned it for some great racing.

The C-Class Omnium was won by Angel Dubon [Coco’s Variety] who has been taking the Intro To Track Racing class at Encino Velodrome all year. He is becoming a very sneaky racer, always waiting for the last minute to make his move. Watch out for this kid! Robert Pacheco [The Juice] and Matt Locascio [Chain Gang] came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. C-Class podium winners went home with medals and some Orange 20 tees.

Fabian Vasquez [Sho Air] outpowered the competition in the B-Class Omnium. Fabian is kinda new to the velodrome but he’s no stranger to riding fast and that’s just what he did to earn this victory. Hernan Montenegro [The Juice] came in 2nd place and Aaron Palmer [Chain Gang] took 3rd. They all went home with medals and Izumi chains.

It was a clean sweep in the A-Class omnium for Daniel Kosykh [Encino Velo] who won all three events on his new slime-green Serenity bike. Chris Reed [PAA Remax] took 2nd place on the podium and Tim McGee [Predator Cycling] came in 3rd. They all left with medals some fancy cogs from Euro-Asia Imports.

But that’s not all that Tim McGee took home. He also won a set of brand spanking new Phil Wood hubs for winning 1st place in the Sprint Tournament. Richard Kim [Herbalife La Grange] lost to Tim in the final round but he still came out of it with a nice Blackburn pump and some Phil Wood products. Finally, an Adidas sweatshirt went to CJ Williams [Predator Cycling] who took 3rd in the Sprint Tournament.

Congratulations to the winners and to all the racers who rode their arses off. Thanks to the spectators who came to watch and cheer everyone on. And a huge special thanks goes out to Jack, Kenny, Geobbe, Hern, Omar, Aram and Ty who all made this night possible. Now we’re super excited for the next night in the Summer Race Series

Check out the FULL RACE RESULTS.

Photos taken by Ace Boogie — see more shots at Trafik Pictures.

Next up: Golden Saddle Grand Prix on August 10th.
TOTALLY PRO ROLLER RACING 

Dan Sullivan vs Giddeon Massie at Affinty’s Great American Shootout last weekend.  No forkstands — these ain’t no goldsprints!

Check out the full event recap at Affinity Cycles.
TOTALLY PRO ROLLER RACING 

Dan Sullivan vs Giddeon Massie at Affinty’s Great American Shootout last weekend.  No forkstands — these ain’t no goldsprints!

Check out the full event recap at Affinity Cycles.

TOTALLY PRO ROLLER RACING


Dan Sullivan vs Giddeon Massie at Affinty’s Great American Shootout last weekend. No forkstands — these ain’t no goldsprints!

Check out the full event recap at Affinity Cycles.
WOLFPACK WINS THE CARMAWHATEVER 

Congratulations to the Wolfpack Hustle riders who challenged and beat a JetBlue aircraft to a race from Burbank to Long Beach.  They arrived at the Long Beach Aquarium in about half the time it took the guy travelling by plane.  Check the full story on LA Times.

I must also send congrats to the City of Los Angeles for a weekend with barely any car traffic.  Let’s seriously consider closing the freeways more often!

Photo by VeloImages.
WOLFPACK WINS THE CARMAWHATEVER 

Congratulations to the Wolfpack Hustle riders who challenged and beat a JetBlue aircraft to a race from Burbank to Long Beach.  They arrived at the Long Beach Aquarium in about half the time it took the guy travelling by plane.  Check the full story on LA Times.

I must also send congrats to the City of Los Angeles for a weekend with barely any car traffic.  Let’s seriously consider closing the freeways more often!

Photo by VeloImages.

WOLFPACK WINS THE CARMAWHATEVER


Congratulations to the Wolfpack Hustle riders who challenged and beat a JetBlue aircraft to a race from Burbank to Long Beach. They arrived at the Long Beach Aquarium in about half the time it took the guy travelling by plane. Check the full story on LA Times.

I must also send congrats to the City of Los Angeles for a weekend with barely any car traffic. Let’s seriously consider closing the freeways more often!

Photo by VeloImages.
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SUMMER RACE SERIES - H&S TT NIGHT RECAP


The first night of the Summer Race Series at Encino Velodrome went really well. We had a bit of a late start (thanks to me) but each event went smoothly once we got everyone registered. Personally, I usually find time trials sessions to be pretty tedious but the H&S Time Trials Night was actually pretty fun. We had good vibes and great company on the infield and in the stands. Of course cheering on the riders while they’re deep in their efforts never gets old.

It was a nice turnout with about 50 or 60 riders and spectators. Thanks to everyone who showed up and rode their hearts out. Also a huge thanks to everyone who helped out (you know who you are) and to H&S Bicycles for sponsoring the night.

For prizes, there were nearly twenty mystery grab bags that went to the fastest times in each event. I hid a one hundred dollar bill in one of those bags and after each event, the winners each picked a bag at random. So who won the hundred-dollar cash prize? Well it didn’t last very long. After winning the first event of the night — the Women’s Flying 200 — Megan Dean of Moth Attack randomly picked out the hundred-dollar prize bag. Congrats, Megan!

Check out the FULL RESULTS.

Photos taken by Samson Hatae.

Next in the Summer Race Series: Orange 20 Track Cup on July 27th.
SHOTS FROM HELLYER’S TVC 

Lyne Lamoureux took some cool photos at the Testarossa Velodrome Challenge last weekend for Podium In Sight.  Here’s Project London 2012's Kevin Mansker and Michael Blatchford chasing their shadows down to the line.

Check out the rest of the flicks here:  Day 1 and Day 2.

Full TVC results have been posted HERE.
SHOTS FROM HELLYER’S TVC 

Lyne Lamoureux took some cool photos at the Testarossa Velodrome Challenge last weekend for Podium In Sight.  Here’s Project London 2012's Kevin Mansker and Michael Blatchford chasing their shadows down to the line.

Check out the rest of the flicks here:  Day 1 and Day 2.

Full TVC results have been posted HERE.

SHOTS FROM HELLYER’S TVC


Lyne Lamoureux took some cool photos at the Testarossa Velodrome Challenge last weekend for Podium In Sight. Here’s Project London 2012's Kevin Mansker and Michael Blatchford chasing their shadows down to the line.

Check out the rest of the flicks here: Day 1 and Day 2.

Full TVC results have been posted HERE.
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KISSENA ROYALE WINNERS


These badasses took it all at the Kissena Royale finale on June 4th. Seems like it was a great series and I hope Affinity Cycles does it again next year.

See the full recap on Affinity’s blog.


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