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Los Angeles Time Trials - NE

Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 19-20, 2004

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Race Schedule

  • Day 1 - November 19: Flying 200m TT - Men & Women, Standing 250m TT - Men, Standing 3km TT - Women, Standing 4km TT - Men,
  • Day 2 - November 20: Standing 500m TT - Women, Standing 1km TT - Men, Standing 4km Team Pursuit,

Beijing begins now for Olympic hopefuls

For American cyclists, the road to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing begins this weekend in Los Angeles as USA Cycling hosts the Los Angeles Time Trials. Scheduled for November 19-20 at the ADT Event Center velodrome at the Home Depot Center, the Los Angeles Time Trials mark the first step towards identifying and cultivating new talent with an eye on Beijing in four years time.

With just one medal on the track in each of the last two Olympic Games (a bronze in Athens for Erin Mirabella and gold in Sydney for Marty Nothstein), USA Cycling is trying to reestablish the U.S. as an international powerhouse in track cycling, as it was in 80's and 90's.

Athletes meeting certain time standards at the L.A. Time Trials will gain entry into USA Cycling's Talent Pool, a select group of athletes from which the rosters for all major international competitions will be selected. Two of those major international competitions, the second round of the 2004/05 UCI World Cup series and the UCI Elite Track Cycling World Championships, will also be held at the ADT Event Center.

Already selected to the talent pool are Jame Carney (Boulder, Colo.) and Michael Blatchford (Cypress, Calif.) as a result of their performances at the 2004 USCF Elite National Track Championships and Rebecca Conzelman (Allentown, Pa.) and Stephen Alfred (Capitola, Calif.) after meeting time standards at the first World Cup event.

Expected in Los Angeles this weekend are 2004 Olympians Giddeon Massie (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Christian Stahl (Bethany, Conn.), Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.), and Erin Mirabella (Kenosha, Wisc.) and 1996 and 2000 Olympic Team member, Mariano Friedick (Brentwood, Calif).

Competition begins at 12:00 noon on both Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20.