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American Velodrome Challenge - NE

California, USA, July 20-21, 2007

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Keefe Team Realtors American Velodrome Challenge promises high speed racing

The inaugural challenge pits the world's best against the bay area's stars.

The 2007 Keefe Team Realtors American Velodrome Challenge starts on Friday, July 20, 2007 under the lights in San Jose, California. Over a two day period, races such as keirin, sprints, Madison and points race will be on the schedule.

Josiah Ng of Malaysia, a multi-time World Cup medalist will be competing in the sprints, keirin and flying lap record attempt. His toughest competition will likely come from, Adam Duvdendeck, Travis Smith and Stephen Hill, 2006 National Elite Kilo Champion. Travis Smith of Canada is a 2004 Bronze Medalist in match sprint and is coming off a hip injury but has shown impressive speed in recent sprint events.

The John Peckham Memorial Elite Points Races will be offering $2,000 prize list with $1,000 going to the winner which has drawn several of the area's best racers. San Jose's Ben Jacques-Maynes of Team Priority Health, the USA Cycling's NRC points leader will be competing in this event. His main competition will come from Slipstream's Michael Creed.

Several of Bay Area's best include Larry Nolan (AMD-Discovery Masters), Kenny Williams (First Rate Mortgage), Bobby Walthour, a former USA Team member, and Michael Hernandez (Safeway/GA Communications).

In the women's events, Jennie Reed of Momentum cycling will be competing in all sprint events and is expected to show her world class strength. In the women's endurance events, the competition is more wide open. Budding star Shelley Olds (Proman/Paradigm) who has turned in strong performances in recent races is expected to be a marked racer.

The American Velodrome Challenge promises high speed racing and also great time for fans by providing free drinks and food to all fans who show up on July 20 from 6-10 pm at the Hellyer Park Velodrome.

Session 1 - Friday 7/20/2007 	 	 	 	 
Sign in & warm up. Track Opens 5:00 PM, Session Starts 6:00 PM
Masters 200 m sprint qualifier
Men Keirin qualifier
Masters Sprints Round
Men Keirin repechage 
Women Keirin qualifier
Masters sprints repechage 
Cat 3 5 Km scratch 
Masters sprints repechage
Men Keirin final 
Women Keirin final 
Masters sprints 5th-9th final
Cat 3 Miss & Out 
Masters 10 km scratch 
Masters Sprints semifinal 
Men Miss & Out 
Women points race
Masters Sprints Final
Men Keirin Final 
Men Madison 45 lap 

Session 2 - Saturday 7/21/2007

Sign in & warm up Track Opens 11:00 AM, Session Starts 12:00 PM
Men 200 m qualifier 
Women 200 m qualifier
Men Sprints Round 1
Women Sprints Round 1
Men Sprints repechage
Men 15 km scratch 
Masters Keirin qualifier 
Cat 3 15 lap tempo 
Men Sprints round 3 
Women Sprints repechage 2
Masters Keirin repechage
Men Sprint repechage
Women Sprints repechage
Men 7th-12th Minor Final
Cat 3 Points race 
Masters Keirin Final 
Women 5th-9th Minor Final 
Women Sprints Semifinal 
Masters Miss & Out 
Women Miss & Out 
Team Sprint Session Complete 4:30 PM

Session 3 - Saturday 7/21/2007

Kiddie Kilo Session Starts 6:30 PM
Women 5 km scratch 
Men Sprints Semifinal 
Women Sprints Semifinal 
Masters Points race
Women Sprints Final 1-2 & 3-4 
Men Sprints Final 1-2 & 3-4 
Men Points race
Flying Lap Record Attempts