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SUMMER RACE SERIES: TEAM DREAM TEAM TRIAL TIME 

After much deliberation over all the details, Team Dream Bicycling Team and Ride The Black Line have settled on the perfect event to open the 2013 Summer Race Series at Encino Velodrome.

The Team Dream Team Trial Time will be a night full of Team Pursuits, Team Sprints and a dash of Flying 200’s.  This will be an important event in the Summer Race Series because it presents a big opportunity for teams to grab some early points for the Summer Race Series Team Trophy.  Take a look at what the each time trial event will be worth on June 26th:

TIME TRIALS (individual and team time trials)
1st place - 10 points per rider
2nd place - 7 points per rider
3rd place - 5 points per rider
4th place - 3 points per rider
5th place - 2 points per rider
6th place - 1 point per rider

What does that mean?  That means a four-man Team Pursuit all riding for the same club can grab up to 40 points (44 points with the participation points) for their team and get started with a good lead in the SRS Team Trophy standings.  On top of that, since this is the only SRS2013 event in which women race separately and all female racers score DOUBLE POINTS, a three-woman Team Pursuit racing for the same club can pocket up to 60 points (66 including participation points) to get their team started!  How awesome is that?

To sweeten the deal, TDBT and RTBL are putting together some great prizes for the fastest riders of the night just to encourage everyone to pedal that much harder.

Predator Cycling has won the SRS Team Trophy for two consecutive years.  So start putting your DREAM TEAM together for a night of Team Time Trials and remember that any victorious Team Pursuit or Team Sprint composed of riders in different clubs will have the points distributed accordingly.  So choose your teammates wisely and get those points!
SUMMER RACE SERIES: TEAM DREAM TEAM TRIAL TIME 

After much deliberation over all the details, Team Dream Bicycling Team and Ride The Black Line have settled on the perfect event to open the 2013 Summer Race Series at Encino Velodrome.

The Team Dream Team Trial Time will be a night full of Team Pursuits, Team Sprints and a dash of Flying 200’s.  This will be an important event in the Summer Race Series because it presents a big opportunity for teams to grab some early points for the Summer Race Series Team Trophy.  Take a look at what the each time trial event will be worth on June 26th:

TIME TRIALS (individual and team time trials)
1st place - 10 points per rider
2nd place - 7 points per rider
3rd place - 5 points per rider
4th place - 3 points per rider
5th place - 2 points per rider
6th place - 1 point per rider

What does that mean?  That means a four-man Team Pursuit all riding for the same club can grab up to 40 points (44 points with the participation points) for their team and get started with a good lead in the SRS Team Trophy standings.  On top of that, since this is the only SRS2013 event in which women race separately and all female racers score DOUBLE POINTS, a three-woman Team Pursuit racing for the same club can pocket up to 60 points (66 including participation points) to get their team started!  How awesome is that?

To sweeten the deal, TDBT and RTBL are putting together some great prizes for the fastest riders of the night just to encourage everyone to pedal that much harder.

Predator Cycling has won the SRS Team Trophy for two consecutive years.  So start putting your DREAM TEAM together for a night of Team Time Trials and remember that any victorious Team Pursuit or Team Sprint composed of riders in different clubs will have the points distributed accordingly.  So choose your teammates wisely and get those points!

SUMMER RACE SERIES: TEAM DREAM TEAM TRIAL TIME


After much deliberation over all the details, Team Dream Bicycling Team and Ride The Black Line have settled on the perfect event to open the 2013 Summer Race Series at Encino Velodrome.

The Team Dream Team Trial Time will be a night full of Team Pursuits, Team Sprints and a dash of Flying 200’s. This will be an important event in the Summer Race Series because it presents a big opportunity for teams to grab some early points for the Summer Race Series Team Trophy. Take a look at what the each time trial event will be worth on June 26th:

TIME TRIALS (individual and team time trials)
1st place - 10 points per rider
2nd place - 7 points per rider
3rd place - 5 points per rider
4th place - 3 points per rider
5th place - 2 points per rider
6th place - 1 point per rider

What does that mean? That means a four-man Team Pursuit all riding for the same club can grab up to 40 points (44 points with the participation points) for their team and get started with a good lead in the SRS Team Trophy standings. On top of that, since this is the only SRS2013 event in which women race separately and all female racers score DOUBLE POINTS, a three-woman Team Pursuit racing for the same club can pocket up to 60 points (66 including participation points) to get their team started! How awesome is that?

To sweeten the deal, TDBT and RTBL are putting together some great prizes for the fastest riders of the night just to encourage everyone to pedal that much harder.

Predator Cycling has won the SRS Team Trophy for two consecutive years. So start putting your DREAM TEAM together for a night of Team Time Trials and remember that any victorious Team Pursuit or Team Sprint composed of riders in different clubs will have the points distributed accordingly. So choose your teammates wisely and get those points!
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OLYMPICS: MEN’S TEAM SPRINT


With Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and their newest team mate 19-year old Philip Hindes, Great Britain’s Men’s Team Sprint could not have gone better. While Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish had some trouble with their Women’s Team Sprint, relegating them to 8th place — the sold-out stadium crowd was all cheers for Hoy and company.

In the qualifying round, Hoy, Kenny and Hindes broke the Olympic record. Then the top eight teams advanced to the semi-final round. Hindes’ tire slipped a bit on the start so he crashed out in the first turn to get a restart. During the rerun, the Brits broke the World Record with a time of 42.747 seconds (previously set by Germany last year at 42.914 seconds).

The remaining teams advanced to the finals: Germany v. Australia for Bronze and Great Britain v. France for Gold. I expected France to be the biggest threat for Great Britain in this event but at this point, it was obvious that The Brits were in much better shape. In the final round, Hoy and his team once again smashed the World Record with a time of 42.6 seconds while Germany beat Australia for bronze. This is the fifth Olympic Gold medal for Sir Chris Hoy and the second for Jason Kenny. Here are your medals:

GOLD - Great Britain (Chris Hoy / Jason Kenny / Philip Hindes)
SILVER - France (Gregory Baugé / Michael D’Almeida / Kevin Sireau)
BRONZE - Germany (Rene Enders / Robert Forstemann / Maximillian Levy)

Full results are HERE. Photos courtesy of The Guardian.
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LONDON OLYMPICS: WOMEN’S TEAM SPRINT


I usually find the first day of any international track meet to be kind of boring but today was definitely an exception at the London Olympic velodrome. We saw lots of records falling, tons of drama, upsets and of course some of the fastest track riding ever.

In the qualifying round, Great Britain’s team of Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish set a new World Record at 32.526 seconds (the previous record of 32.549 seconds was set by Germany at World Champs earlier this year). A couple heats later and China’s team of Jinjie Gong and Shuang Guo broke the new World Record at a blistering 32.447 seconds.

The top eight teams advanced to the first round and that’s where things started to get dramatic. Shockingly, British favorites Pendleton and Varnish were disqualified from the tournament because Pendleton’s bike overlapped Varnish’s prematurely. Of course the commissaries’ decision to disqualify Great Britain was not taken well by the crowd in the sold-out London Olympic Velodrome. In the next heat, China’s Gong and Guo once again raised the bar by a few thousandths of a second and set the new World Record at 32.442 seconds.

Advancing to the final round was Australia and Ukraine in the race for Bronze and China and Germany in the race for Gold. The Australiennes Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch won the Bronze medal while China beat Germany’s Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte only to get relegated for an exchange violation. The commissaries knocked China down to Silver and Germany took Gold. So with World Records tumbling and some bad luck for a couple teams, here are the Women’s Team Sprint medals:

GOLD - Germany (Kristina Vogel / Miriam Welte)
SILVER - China (Jinjie Gong / Shuang Guo)
BRONZE - Australia (Anna Meares / Kaarle McCulloch)

Full results are HERE. Photos courtesy of London2012.com
SCNCA MASTERS STATES - PREDATOR TEAM SPRINT 

Congrats to the Zaldua brothers who won the Team Sprint at SCNCA Masters Champs last weekend for Predator Cycling!

Still waiting on full results but check out all the photos from Pat Benson.
SCNCA MASTERS STATES - PREDATOR TEAM SPRINT 

Congrats to the Zaldua brothers who won the Team Sprint at SCNCA Masters Champs last weekend for Predator Cycling!

Still waiting on full results but check out all the photos from Pat Benson.

SCNCA MASTERS STATES - PREDATOR TEAM SPRINT


Congrats to the Zaldua brothers who won the Team Sprint at SCNCA Masters Champs last weekend for Predator Cycling!

Still waiting on full results but check out all the photos from Pat Benson.

SIR CHRIS HOY ON BRITAIN’S TEAM SPRINT


Tomorrow’s Team Sprint contest at the World Championships is going to be one of the most exciting events of the entire 5 days. Great Britain have been trying to get back on top of the event ever since the 2008 Olympics and tomorrow they will be faced with some very stiff copmetition coming from the reigning World Champs of Germany and France’s excellent sprint team.

Great Britain were quite disapointed to come in third behind those two teams at the Manchester World Cup last month. Could that have been the motivation they needed to get their act together for the World Championship title and will it be enough? Sir Chris Hoy shares his thoughts on the event in this short interview.

TRACK WORLD CUP: SHANAZE READE


World Champion BMX rider and Team Sky track cyclist Shanaze Reade has a really cool video series about what she’s up to in competition and in life. The latest episode is about preparing and competing in the Manchester World Cup Women’s Team Sprint event with Victoria Pendleton.

Check out the rest of the Shanaze Reade Series here.

A little feature on Kaarle McCulloch — who won the Women’s Team Sprint today at the Commonwealth Games with teammate Anna Meares. She will be riding at the Track Cycling World Cup in Melbourne this December.

In what could be one of the greatest sports rivalries since the Kings vs. Oilers, there has been a healthy dose of competition at our Intro To Track Racing class between the rabblerousing troublemakers of Chain Gang T.O. and the mischievous hooligans of The Juice. Last week, both clubs were sporting their colors in full force and the situation quickly escalated like a scene from Beat Street.

Before the breakdancing on the infield got too out of hand, they decided to settle it on the track with a 4-man team sprint with teams starting on opposite sides of the track. Beaver caught it (most of it) on film.

Chain Gang T.O. won this battle but the war rages on. The Juice are recruiting some new riders and planning a comeback. Tomorrow night we will be doing Match Sprints all night long and you can expect to see a lot of grudge matches between these two clubs.


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