NCS Points Update after ProCycling US GP of Sprinting

Unfortunately it was a smoke filled weekend out in Colorado Springs for Procycling's US Grand Prix of Sprinting, and all of our thoughts go out to the folks in Colorado for a positive resolution to the wildfire situation out there.

The thick hazy air didn't affect the riders over the first two evenings with a multitude of World, US and track records falling over the course of the weekend. The womens field was highlighted by Miriam Welte's new 200m World Record with a time of 10.64 and an equally impressive ride by Tela Crane to break the long standing US record with 11.04. World records fell in both the Men's and Womens team sprints. An astonishing 4 riders went under 10s for the Men's 200m, with the top US rider, Kevin Mansker almost breaking the 10s barrier with a 10.002. Unfortunately due to the heavy smoke, several riders did retire from the competition, but those who stayed finished out the racing on sunday evening with the sprint finals and flying lap time trials. With her results over the weekend, Tela Crane has moved herself into the 3rd position overall in the womens standings while holding onto her lead in the sprint standings. On the men's side there wasn't any changes to the pecking order at the top of any of the standings, but Andy Lakatosh and Giddeon Massie moved themselves into 4th and 5th respectively in the sprint standings.

See all of the results and standings over here:

The series now heads east to the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point, GA for Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium' on July 6th and 7th.


Cleveland Velodrome is On the Way

Clevelands brand new velodrome is currently under construction and is soon to be completed and ready to ride. You can check out the progress in their time laps video below and read more about things there on their website, They're also looking for volunteers to help assemble the track, so if you are in the area, you can sign up to lend a hand here:



IVBP Junior Track Cycling Camp June 27 - 29

Each dedicated riding/training session is intended to take serious young riders to the next level of performance. Youth cyclists with previous track experience age 10-18 are welcome. Speed work, pace line drills, nutrition & fitness discussions, and race emphasis will be covered. The Friday Night Races will feature riders in some of their Jr. National events. Participation in theIVBP State of Michigan Time Trial Track Championshipson Saturday, June 30 at 1:30 optional and encouraged.
Coaching is under the direction of IVBP Director and Wolverine Sports Club Track Team Coach Dale Hughes. Featured guest coaches are: Lucas Wall ofDevelo Coaching LLC; Bonnie Karas, Head Triathlon Coach at Fraser Bicycle; Dave Hicken, Edgar Gostin, & Bruce Carlson ~ IVBP Instructors.

Cost: $300 tax-deductible donation;make check payable to “IVBP Jr. Track Cycling Camp”
Register more than one sibling and take 10% off.
You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift directly from the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester.

Beverages and snacks will be provided while at the IVBP. BYO helmet& track bike, water bottle(s) & sunscreen. Daily lunch money ($10-15) will be needed.Adult volunteers will provide mid-day transportation services to local restaurants and recreation spots. A limited number of non-local campers can be housed in participants’ homes. Contact IVBP Volunteer Carolyn Wells at 248-651-4478 to discuss overnight accommodation arrangements. A parent signature on a 2012 IVBP-ATRA liability waiver is required to participate.

Info and registration form/info:

IVBP website:



NCS Points Update after NSC's Fixed Gear Classic

With racing completed at the Fixed Gear Classic in Minnesota at the National Sports Center Velodrome, we've updated the points standings and have new leaders in several categories. Swiss former World Champion Franco Marvulli has taken over the lead in the overall standings and the endurance standings, scoring 39 points over the course of the 3 days of racing. In the Endurance standings he leads Rossetti Bikes Canadian National Champion Jean Michel Lachance by 15pts, with Chris Carlson hanging onto third from his performances at the Matrix Cup earlier this year. Jon Fraley of Serenity Bikes is currently leading the sprint competition and holding down second place overall, with Danny Robertson nipping at his heals one point back in second in the sprint competition, and third overall. On the Womens side Cari Higgins of Exergy Twenty12 was the big points scorer of the race scoring 40 points, but Lauren Stephens of Bicycles Plus scored 9 points to hold onto her overall lead by 7 points ahead of Higgins. Junior World Champion Jennifer Valente also of the Exergy Twenty12 showed her versatility scoring points in both the Endurance and Sprint events to move up to third overall, and second in the sprint standings. Broadmark Capitals Tela Crane scored big in the Sprint events to take the lead in that competition just ahead of Valente, moving herself into 4th place overall. Some great racing by all the riders throughout the course of the 3-days, and some great live streaming action over the internet as well, a big congratulations to the NSC Velodrome staff for putting on a great event, and it was nice to hear velodrome manager Bob Williams calling the racing on the mic!

See all of the results here:

The next race in the series will be held in Colorado Springs in two weeks, for the US Grand Prix of Sprinting. If you're out there, don't forget to tweet all about it, using the hashtag #sprintgp.


Fixed Gear Classic Live Stream

With the National Sports Center Velodrome's Fixed Gear Classic kicking off this evening, they'll have a live stream running throughout the weekend to showcase the racing. As the second stop of this years ATRA National Championship Series, the competition will once again be bout as good as you could get up there in Minnesotta. So keep an eye on the live stream on their website and keep and eye on after the weekend is completed to see the updated NCS points standings.

Live Stream Link:


Fixed Gear Classic 2012