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Momentum gathers speed for LA

Antonio J. Salmerón
January 16, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
April 20, 2009, 21:11 BST
First Edition Cycling News, January 16, 2008

The Momentum Cycling team has announced it will field a full team for the UCI Track World Cup...

The Momentum Cycling team has announced it will field a full team for the UCI Track World Cup Classic at Los Angeles' ADT Velodrome this weekend. The team will consist of six elite men and women riders focused on a variety of races over the weekend.

The team will be led by American sprinters Jennie Reed, who took silver in the keirin at last year's World Cup round in Sydney, Australia, and 2004 Olympian Adam Duvendeck. Joining Reed and Duvendeck are sprinters Josiah Ng, a former World Cup Keirin Champion, and Travis Smith, a Canadian National Champion and Commonwealth Games medalist who is making a comeback from a hip injury suffered in a keirin crash.

The outfit will also feature two endurance riders – Bobby Lea and Roger Rilling, focusing on Madison, Pursuit and Points races.

"The UCI Track World Cup Classic is an exciting event – nobody should miss this one," said team owner Dr. Howard Marans. "This is a combination of powerful cyclists, extraordinary speed and thrilling racing. I'm just very proud of our team who is up with the best of the world."

Duvendeck is placing emphasis on the event to help the 2004 Athens Olympian qualify for this year's Beijing Olympic Games in August. "The qualification process for the 2008 Beijing Olympics is based on the accumulation of points that are awarded through competing in international competition, so it is imperative that we rack up points while racing at our home track," he said.

Momentum Cycling Team Roster: Jennie Reed (Women's sprint and Keirin), Adam Duvendeck (Men's Sprint), Travis Smith (Men's sprint and Keirin), Roger Rilling (Men's Individual pursuit).

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