World Championship Prep Races
All donations will go to the NCVA infrastructure committee to make improvements to our Hellyer velodrome. We’re going to have Mass Start races on Saturday, 15 February, and then Timed Event races on Sunday, 16 February. Come have fun with us! View: Results are Up!
NCVA Infrastructure Fundraising Series
We had a super fun time at the track – with folks doubling up in categories for some extra training. We had 2 short Scratch Races, then a longer Points Race, then an ending Win-n-Out. View: Results.
Beth Newell, Silver Medal at UCI Track World Cup
The women’s points race podium. Photo: Guy Swarbrick
A silver medal by Beth Newell (Oakland, Calif. / NOW and Novartis for MS) in the women’s points race highlighted the American effort at the first UCI Track World Cup of the 2013/14 season. The women’s team pursuit squad also scored a top-five at the event, finishing fifth.
Newell entered the third day of competition at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England, having already competed in the scratch race, in which she finished 15th, and three events of the women’s omnium. She picked up twenty points for lapping the field once, as well as a point in the fourth sprint and five points in the seventh sprint. Her total of 26 points was just three short of the 29 that winner Laura Brown of Canada earned. Newell’s point total was tied with Wan Yiu Jamie Wong of Hong Kong, but she took silver by virtue of finishing ahead of Wong in the final sprint.
“I wasn’t expecting a great result in the points race after riding the omnium over the past two days, but I saw an opportunity to go for it and I did just that,” said Newell. “Once you’re in the race, sometimes your legs forget what you’ve done before. Thanks to USA Cycling for the continued support and to all my training partners at the Hellyer Velodrome for preparing me for my first world cup success.” Read More About Worlds…