Junior Worlds are August 5 to August 8 at the Vlaams Wielercentrum Eddy Merckx in Gent (a.k.a. Ghent), Belgium. I expect to have some coverage here, though I won’t be at the event myself. I’ll also post links to sites with Worlds news or pictures as I find them (please leave a comment if you know something I should include).
Current sources of information include the UCI page and the official World Junior Cycling Championships 2006 site. Among other things, the site includes entry lists for men and women.
I have added the velodrome to this site’s list of mappable velodrome locations, now up to 611 velodromes in 83 countries.
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Congrats to Ben, who got a stage win yesterday at Tour de l’Abitibi, the top junior stage race. Not bad, right after two top-5 finishes in his first visit to track nationals.
He’s also 5th in the points competition at l’Abitibi, though not so high on GC thanks to time trial results. Keep an eye on this guy – he’ll still be a junior next year.
Unrelated – I have entered a few more times from European championships. They are only posting final results, so I don’t have the pursuit or 200 meter qualifying times.
Ben Barsi-Rhyne at Cat's Hill
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I also reserve the right to censor comments, especially since this site is directed largely at minors. I’m pleased to say that I haven’t had to do this yet, though I don’t agree with everything posted. You are seeing everything that gets submitted, just with a slight delay for new users.
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Robert Leroux has pointed out a link for European Track Championships results. Some very fast times are being recorded, including 3 riders below 1:05 in the Kilo, and a women’s individual pursuit below 2:26. The event continues through Sunday, so more results will follow. I’ll put the time trials in the database, and you can go to the original source for everything else.
Adds a little perspective to our worries about who to send to worlds, doesn’t it?
USA Cycling has announced the complete team for junior worlds. Some of us were confused by the first article, which didn’t mention that there would be more riders named.
The final team includes most of the riders discussed in the previous article and the associated comments. Congratulations to all.
Quoting USA Cycling:
Catherine Fiedler (Long Beach, Calif./Home Depot Center)
Lauren Shirock (Emmaus, Pa./South Mountain Cycles)
Cindy Lakatosh (Trexlertown, Pa./Tri-State Velo)
Cristin Walker (Houston, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club)
Justin Williams (Los Angeles, Calif./Major Motion)
Shane Kline (Bally, Pa./Team Fuji)
Nik Reinert (Mertztown, Pa./Team Fuji)
Matthew Fox (Highland Park, Ill./Hayes on Track)
Barry Miller (Larchmont, N.Y./ACT)
Cody OíReilly (Santa Barbara, Calif./Echelon)
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