Valley Preferred Cycling Center’ UCI Festival of Speed

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Featured Image: Lauriane Genest (CAN) wins the UCI Women’s 500m Standing Start | Photo by Trevor Raab

Valley Preferred Cycling Center Sees More Long-standing Records Fall


Trexlertown, PA.  Day two of the UCI Festival of Speed saw both Sprint and Endurance action unfold on the track as one of the biggest and most international fields in track history assembled on the iconic T-Town velodrome.

Current World Record holder in the Individual Pursuit, USA Cycling national team rider Ashton Lambie (USA), won today’s IP in convincing fashion but feel short of setting a new track record, ahead of Texas Roadhouse rider John Croom (USA) and DC Bank rider Greg Daniel (USA).  In the Women’s IP South African Rider Danielle Niekerk (RSA) finished well ahead of New Zealand’s Nicole Shields (NZL) and fellow South African Victoria Bester (RSA).

Long-standing records fell as local stand-out Team Novo Nordisk rider Mandy Marquardt (USA) beat the 1991 record for the 1K standing kilo with a new best time of 1:11:168 replacing the old mark of 1:12.  Homare Yamashita (USA), age 13, set a new National Record in the 2K for Junior Women – beating a record older than her (16 years) which was set here in 2003 by another graduate of Air Products Community Programming, Lauren Shirock (USA).  Jean-Luc Contant-Galitello (USA), riding for the USA Cycling Olympic Development Program set a new record in the Junior Men’s Flying Lap, shattering the old record or 19.22 set in 1989 by riding a time of 18.679.

In the Men’s Keirin, 3-time World Champion and 7-time Commonwealth Games Champion Eddie Dawkins (NZL) won convincingly over a very deep men’s final beating Colombian Kevin Quintero (COL) and Njisane Phillip (TTO) of Trinidad and Tobago. Dawkins, a T-Town fan favorite, survived 6 qualifying rounds before reaching the top step of the podium.

The Women’s Keirin was won by Mathta Boyona (COL) ahead of fellow countrywoman Diana Maria Garcia Orrego (COL) and New Zealander Shaane Fulton (NZL).

In the Women’s Omnium Canadian Allison Beveridge (CAN) won with 112 points over Norwegian National Team rider Anita Stenberg (NOR) who amassed 100 points narrowly beating Austrian Verena Eberhardt (AUT) who finished in third with 99 points.   In the Men’s Omnium the margin of victory was tighter with Colombian Juan Esteban Arango (COL) winning with a total of 126 points over Canadian Derek Gee (CAN) at 121 points and Regan Gough (NZL) of New Zealand with 119 points. Hometown star Shane Kline (USA) missed the podium coming in 4th with 100 points.

Complete results are available here.

Information  & Image Provided By:
Joan Hanscom
Valley Preferred Cycling Center