The Lehigh Valley Velodrome will host a double-header weekend of international racing beginning with the International Women's Challenge on Friday September 1 followed by the rescheduled Red Robin Keirin Cup on Saturday.
Competitors from around the world will ride one of the most prestigious women's track races in the US. Several world medallists, national champions, and Olympic team riders will be participating in the events.
Among the field of riders will be Norway's May Britt Hartwell, Argentina's Veronica Martinez, and USA's own national team rider, Becky Quinn. Germany's current World Keirin Champion, Christin Muche, will return to Lehigh after five years race to race against the 2001 Junior Worlds Sprint Champion, Sarah Uhl.
Also going head to head this week is Erica Allar and Ashley Kimmet. With a four point advantage over Kimmet, Allar is going for the women's Rider of the Year award that will be determined in the Women's Five Mile on Friday night.
Joining the women this weekend is USA's Spike Pro Team members Andy Lakatosh, world champion Keirin medallist, and Giddeon Massie, Quakertown's 2004 Olympian. Lakatosh and Massie are sure to give the other local riders a run for their money.