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Olympian to head American team for Christmas Carnivals

By:
Laura Weislo
Published:
November 20, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:00 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, November 20, 2008

Two-time Olympian Gideon Massie will head the American team at the Christmas Carnivals. It will be...

Two-time Olympian Gideon Massie will head the American team at the Christmas Carnivals. It will be Massie's first time at the carnivals in Latrobe, Launceston, Devenport and Burnie. He will compete in the skilled U.C.I. sprint series and other wheelrace and scratch events.

Massie, a winner of multiple US National titles, will head up the team which will also include sprint National Champion Dean Tracy, team sprint National Champion Kelyn Akuna, Collegiate National Championship bronze medal winner Eugene Chacherine and keirin, sprint and team sprint National Champion Cari Higgins. Jame Carney will also be making the trip after missing the carnivals last year due to suspension.

The American team is one of several foreign teams expected to compete.

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