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American Velodrome Challenge - NE

Hellyer Park Velodrome, USA, June 20-21, 2008

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Race 2 - June 21: Men: Sprint, Scratch race, Points race, Women: Sprint, Miss & Out, Scratch race; Masters: Sprint, Keirin, Points race

Massie is back in business and dominates American Velodrome Challenge

By Robin Horwitz and Rory Osbrink

2008 USA Olympian Giddeon Massie, preparing for the Beijing Olympics, started off the day by doing the second fastest 200m time with an 11"08. After going through the rounds, he battled the sprint finals with newcomer Jimmy Watkins (11"06) to beat him in two straight thrilling finishes. Wrapping up the evening with a flying lap (19"1) to seal one of the most successful nights of his career, Giddeon said "This was an awesome weekend and I enjoyed racing with those guys a lot. I'll be back."

Adam Duvendeck (11"22) of Momentum Cycling Team defeated Kelyn Akuna (11"44), Veritas, to complete the podium for the Elite sprints.

In one of the fastest points race ever at Hellyer Velodrome, Kenny Williams pulled away from the field to win the final sprint and the $1,000 dollars in the John Peckham Memorial Race. Matt Talbott, a points racer, stated "This was insane. We were lulling around at 30 mph and sprinting at 37+ mph everytime but this was tons of fun".

During the evening, Shelley Olds of Proman Racing dominated the women's scratch race drawing the most amount of cheers from the hometown crowd.

Adam Duvendeck of Momentum Cycling Team said "This is easily one of the best races in the country and I really hope this continues to grow and track racing will be popular once again in the United States," commenting about the incredible crowds of the weekend. He added, "Now that American Velodrome Challenge is done with, it's back to the grind for the Olympics, which I can't wait for."


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Elite men


1 Gideon Massie
2 Jimmy Watkins
3 Adam Duvendeck
4 Kelyn Acuna
5 Giovanni Rey
6 Peter Bilington
7 Nicholas Harter
8 Keiran Cox

Flying 200 time trial

Watkins          11.06
Massie           11.08
Duvendeck        11.22
Akuna            11.44
Rey              11.55
Cox              11.67
Bilington        11.79
Elgart           11.90

Points race 

1 Kenny Williams
2 Daniel Holloway
3 Gideon Massie
4 Karl Erickson
5 Grant Boursaw
6 Scott Zwizanski
7 James Badia
8 Dirk Copeland
9 Javier Castaneda
10 Steve Pelaez

 1 Kenny Williams
 2 Lawrence Nolan
 3 Grant Boursaw
 4 Steve Peleaz
 5 Steven Beardsley
6 Giovanni Rey

Master keirin

1 Larry Nolan
2 Dan Smith
3 Doug Hall
4 John Simmons
5 Matt McNamara
6 Stan Terusaki
7 Patrick Briggs
8 Mark Altamirano

Masters points race

1 Michael Hutchinson
2 Lawrence Nolan
3 Eric Balfus
4 David Klipper
5 Dan Smith
6 Scott Derdenger
7 Shaun Locker
 Elite women

1 Jen Featheringill
2 Becky Lang
3 Jennifer Triplett
4 Andrea Fisk
5 Beth Newell
6 Amara Boursaw
7 Larssyn Ruegg
8 Vanwalkenehm 

1 Shelly Olds
2 Larssyn Rueegg
3 Annette Williams
4 Jen Fetheringill
5 Jennifer Triplett
6 Amara Boursaw

Miss n out

1 Jennifer Triplett
2 Jen Featheringill
3 Larssyn Rueegg
4 Megan Guarnier
5 Amanda Seigle
6 Kelly Bartholomew
7 Annette Williams
8 Jennie Bihlmaier
9 Shelley Olds
10 Amara Boursaw