Junior Track Cycling Velodrome cycling for junior (18 and under) riders

July 30, 2005

Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome Junior Championship

Filed under: Cycling — Administrator @ 5:39 pm

(Northbrook, Ill., July 27, 2005) – The Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome had another all time high with over seventy participants who competed in last week’s races.

The featured event, the Ed Rudolph Championship Junior Race presented by XXX Racing-AthletiCo Junior Development Program brought out junior cycling track star Allyson Brunner (Kenosha Velosport) who rolled away with a number of top honors.
Another winner last week was Chicago’s Yojimbo’s Garage who covered the cost for all junior racers entry fee.

In addition, the race sponsor was represented by several of their own junior development program members who also competed and included one of the scholarship recipients. Nicole Kemerer, XXX Racing-AthletiCo junior development program coordinator; stated that “Aaron Harrison is the recipient of a XXX Racing-AthletiCo scholarship offering coaching services, racing apparel and financial support that paid for his entire season of racing at Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome.”

On the same evening, the velodrome hosted the “David Young Night” and accepted donations for his prosthetics and rehabilitation. David is a U23 cyclist and track rider from Kenosha, WI, who lost his leg in an accident last month. Also present was Jonas Carney, the 2004 USPRO National Criterium Champion and Robbie Ventura, formerly of the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling were on hand to talk to track enthusiasts and to support the fund raising efforts.

Tomorrow, in addition to other scheduled races the velodrome will host a feature race for Master’s 40 and over.

On-site registration for Thursday night events will take place from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Riders are advised that they must be registered prior to warming up on the track.

Zipp, the official wheel of Thursday night racing will again be there. Racers will have the opportunity to win a new Zipp 900 disk wheel by purchasing a raffle ticket ($5 each). Participants may enter as often as they like increasing their chances of winning.

The Northbrook Cycling Committee continues to have available for sale the newly designed t-shirt. Riders may purchase the t-shirts for $15. The shirts are available in medium, large, and extra large.

About Zipp: A leading disc wheels manufacturer with a strong brand presence worldwide. Zipp has remained dedicated to developing and improving their technologies in a continuing drive to constantly redefine the industry’s leading edge. (www.zipp.com )

About the Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome
The newly resurfaced velodrome, located just north of Chicago suburban Northbrook. Several fundraising efforts helped save the facility. The velodrome attracts cyclist from multiple states.(www.northbrookvelodrome.org)

About XXX-Racing AthletiCo: the team was founded in 1999 by a group of professional couriers who wanted to extend their cycling experienced to organized racing. Members compete in the North Central region of the United States in road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike races. XXX-Racing AthletiCo has a women and junior development team. The junior women development team produced a national champion and a silver medal at the 2003 junior world championships. (www.xxxracing.org)

[Editor’s note: this announcement was received as a comment, and was delayed a few days due to travel on my part. I have not edited or changed the announcement, other than a “cut and paste” into this post.]

July 27, 2005

Track racing for juniors this Sunday, July 31.

Filed under: Cycling,Hellyer,Junior 10-14 Sessions — Steven Woo @ 1:15 pm

The Ed Steffani Memorial San Jose Gran Prix will be held on Sunday July 31. There will only be separate races for juniors if at least six juniors show up. What this means is that the juniors will race with adults unless there are six or more juniors and then the juniors get to race against each other for a few races, and the rest of the races will be against the adults. This is a bit different from most races and there will generally be one race right after another race, sometimes with category or gender restrictions or age restrictions so one may pick and choose which races one will attempt. Prizes are ribbons.

I asked the promoter – although the flyer does not state this – juniors race for free no matter what. (There is still the parking fee for the County.)

Also, since there are so many groups racing, if there are junior only races, there may be a long gap between junior only events.

Click here for more info.

July 21, 2005

Junior Worlds Start August 7 – Diarists Wanted

Filed under: Cycling,Junior Worlds — Administrator @ 7:25 pm

This is a shot in the dark, but let’s see what happens.

Are any of you who are going to Worlds interested in writing something for this site? Any of the following could be of interest.

  1. A daily diary of your experiences.
  2. Occasional stories.
  3. Results data.

Any point of view is interesting, whether you are a rider, coach, parent, or something else.

If you are interested, please contact me (leave a comment) and we can work out the details. I know that everyone at Worlds will be busy, so you could just email things to me and let me take care of formatting and posting. On the other hand, if you like I can arrange for you to post directly to the site.

I can’t offer any payment for authors, but it is a chance to get your name seen in one more place. You are welcome to mention your sponsors regularly, as long as your articles are not overly commercial.

I won’t have consistent net access this week, but I WILL answer before Worlds if you leave a message.

Track Riders at Tour de l’Abitibi

Filed under: Cycling,Junior Worlds — Administrator @ 7:24 am

For those of you who don’t know, this tour is probably the top race in North America for junior road riders. It is the only stage of the UCI Junior World Cup held on this continent.

Falling between track Nationals and Worlds, the race is also used as a training event for the “long team” track riders who will represent the USA at Junior Worlds. They are doing very well, with 3 of our riders in the top 10 on GC after 3 stages.

Daniel Holloway was the first rider from the USA to win a stage this year, against an international field representing at least 4 continents. A little track-rider-friendly criterium? No, a 117 km road race! Daniel also holds the Orange jersey of the points leader.

The other top-10 GC riders from the track team are Cody O’Reilly at 8th and Guy East at 9th. These are very impressive placings in a field of 27 teams including 7 national teams.

July 20, 2005

Congratulations to the USA Team for Junior Worlds

Filed under: Cycling,Junior Worlds — Administrator @ 5:58 am

Direct from Cyclingnews.com, where you can also find the road team roster.

Men’s Track

Ben Barczewski (Breinigisville, Philadelphia) – team sprint, sprint, keirin
Spencer Hartfeld (Santa Barbara, California) – team sprint, sprint, keirin, kilometre time trial
Mike Schnabel (Emmaus, Philadelphia) – team sprint, sprint
Daniel Holloway (Morgan Hill, California) – individual pursuit, scratch race, madison
Richard Schenck (Milford, New Jersey) – points race, madison

Women’s Track

Cindy Lakatosh (Trexlertown, Philadelphia) – sprint, keirin, 500 meter time trial
Kimberly Geist (Emmaus, Philadelphia) – individual pursuit, scratch race
Natalie Klemko (Bristol, Wisconsin) – points race, keirin

Note: the release from USA Cycling is dated the 18th, but their RSS feed apparently isn’t working, so I didn’t get the news immediately.

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