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Lehigh Valley Velo to host wheel race and corporate challenge

By:
Gerry McManus
Published:
August 02, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:35 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for August 2, 2007

For the second year in a row, the Golden Wheel Race comes to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. The wheel...

For the second year in a row, the Golden Wheel Race comes to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. The wheel race is also known as a "handicap," a race in which riders qualify for a seeded final via traditional events such as the scratch, elimination, and points before they are seeded in a final according to speed and ability.

Argentina's Alejandro Acton, Gustavo Artacho, Alejandro Borrajo, and Sebastian Alexandre. Jackie Simes, a Trexlertown native, are among those pros scheduled to hit the track. Look out also for the New Zealand National Sprint Team, and T-Town Express riders Ben Barczewski and Andy Lakatosh, who are 2007 Pan-American Games silver and bronze medalists respectively. Their teammate and last week's sprint champion Ryan Nelman will take on the concrete crater this weekend for some serious sprinting action.

In conjunction with the wheel race, the eighteen Corporate Challenge teams will fight for local "bragging rights" The teams will duke it out in the Italian Pursuit time trials to see who will bring home the title.

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