Junior National Track Championships
Nine riders raced at Frisco this past week, and two won stars and stripes--Andrew Lanier and Ryan Gadow! They received an invite to compete at Junior Worlds in Moscow. If a rider meets the time standard (mass start test) he/she gets an automatic free ride to Worlds, whereas winning a qualifier gets an invite. Alexander Freund rode the fastest mass start test, but didn't meet the standard. He also rode strong in the scratch race, lapping the field solo. Some riders raced 10+ times! All three girls (Taylor, Fiona, and Shannon) had a crash in their scratch race. Fiona was the only one who went down (the other two got rear wheel bumped). She was able to earn a well deserved 4th place in the points race the day before. Wish her well next time you see her.