The USA Madison pairing of Guy East and Austin Carroll finished off the UIV U23 Dortmund three-day on Sunday after leading the race from the first day. The victory gave USA Cycling's recently initiated Madison Program the first major success.
East and Carroll started riding aggressively on the firsth night, and established a lead in both laps and points over the second-placed German team of Tino Thömel and Julian Tuchol. On the second night, the American pair was not able to gain another lap on the Germans, who successfully closed the gap in points.
On the third and final night, East and Carroll started with a lead of only one lap and one point. The pair rode conservatively, holding off their closest competitors and winning their first UIV race while also retaining a lead in both laps and points on all teams.
East and Carroll are scheduled to contest two more UIV races; Munich on November 7-8 and Gent on November 18-23. The pair will also compete in the UK Revolution on November 15 and several local races in Belgium before returning home to evaluate progress and build toward the future.