NCS Points Update

Results from the UIV/IVBP 3Day are in the system and the points re-calculated. No change to top of the standings in either the Mens or Womens competitions heading into this weekends Testarossa Velodrome Challenge to be held at Hellyer Velodrome. Best of luck to all the racers this weekend, and we'll see an update to the points again next week before Dick Lane Velodrome's Pro Race Series event, Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium' and then again before the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge.

Results here:


Alpenrose Six Day Results

You can keep up with the Alpenrose Six Day that is going on this week on OBRA's website here: . Some good looking fields in each of the categories, 6 teams in the Men's A, 5 teams in the Men's B and a great field of 5 women's teams should see some great action throughout the week.


Alpenrose Six Day $10,000 prize list

Courtesy of Mike Murray at Alpenrose Velodrome:

As we are counting up the prizes for the Six Day at Alpenrose we noted that
rather than the advertised $4,000+ the actual amount is closer to $10,000.
If prize list is something that motivates you to race this is a race you
should not miss.

Mike Murray

Go here of more info:

National Sports Center's MN Fixed Gear Classic Race Report

Courtesy of the NSC Velodrome:

Marvulli Secures Final Endurance Omnium at Fixed Gear Classic Sunday

Four-time world champion Franco Marvulli (Assos-Skoda), secured the overall endurance victory in the 2011 MN Fixed Gear Classic on Sunday at the National Sports Center Velodrome, outpacing Dan Harm (Broadmark Capital) and defending champion Colton Barrett (Kelly Benefits Strategies-OptumHealth).

Read the full story here:

Video courtesy of by Jeffrey Thompson, Minnesota Public Radio:


ATRA NCS Standings Updated

With the second round of ATRA's National Championship Series, MN Fixed Gear Classic, in the books, the standings have been updated and some new leaders have emerged.

On the Mens side, some stellar performances by Project London's Kevin Mansker on the sprint side and former World Champion and 6-Day star Franco Marvulli on the endurance side pushed them both into the lead in their respective disciplines and into a tie for the overall points lead. With Alexander Gil and Michael Blatchford tied just one point behind Mansker and Marvulli, only one point separates the top 4 riders.

On the Womens side, Cristin Walker and Val Brostrom were the big point scorers of the weekend, however they weren't quite able to overcome Lauren Roberston's points tally from the Matrix Cup event at the Superdrome earlier in the year. Walker has taken a handy lead in the Sprint standings, while Brostrom and Robertson are tied for the lead in the Endurance standings.

The next stop on the NCS calendar is at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park for their UIV/IVBP 3 Day Madison Cup. The full series schedule can be found here:

Links to all of the standings and race results:
Overall Standings: Men Women  
Sprint Standings: Men Women  
Endurance Standings: Men Women  
Team Standings: Overall  
Results For:
 MN Fixed Gear Classic
 Matrix Cup 



Follow the Action at NSC on Twitter #mnfgc

The second stop of ATRA's National Championship Series is going on this weekend in Blaine, MN at the National Sport Center Velodrome. For those of us who aren't at the race, we'll have the opportunity to keep up with the action of the weekend's activities via Twitter. The race has the twitter hashtag #mnfgc, so a quick twitter search will provide all of the action from the race.

Here's the link to the search:!/search/realtime/%23mnfgc


Fast times on horizon in Blaine, MN

"The Fixed Gear Classic bike race is bringing high-caliber cyclists to the banked track of the Velodrome in Blaine."

A great article by MARIA ELENA BACA of the Star Tribune about defending Fixed Gear Classic champion Colton Barrett and his pending battle with four-time world champion Franco Marvulli of Switzerland.

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Register Now for NSC Velodrome's Fixed Gear Classic

**Online registration closes June 4th. Register here:

The MN Fixed Gear Classic pits professional and elite amateur track cyclists in fast-paced sprint and grueling endurance events. During the 2008 MN Fixed Gear Classic, Italian sprint superstar Roberto Chiappa thrilled the crowd, shattering an NSC Velodrome 200m TT record. US National Champion Cari Higgins, Junior National Champion Colleen Hayduk and Masters National Champion James Tainter all tested their strength against the best track racers in the US.

The 2011 MN Fixed Gear Classic will feature a unique dual omnium program that showcases separate competitions for sprinters and endurance specialists. Cross-over races will bring sprinters and distance racers together in search of omnium points.

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