This Friday, July 20, 2007, the "International Women's Challenge" will take place in the Lehigh valley velodrome. In addition to the women's competition, there will be professional men's racing with strong international fields.
Among the field of riders will be T-Town Express team member Lip Reap, who just last week claimed the title of North American Omnium Champion, Norway's May Britt Hartwell, Argentina's Veronica Martinez, and local favourite Ashley Kimmet who is determined to take home the title of Rider of the Year once again in 2007 and will be vying for points every chance she gets. Also going head to head this week are U.S. pro road rider and track all-star Theresa Ryan and Plane Team Revolution's Mindi Martin. On hand for some high-speed sprinting action are Juliet Earle and Jocelyn Rastrick from the New Zealand National Sprint Team.
Joining the women this weekend are Australia's Pete Fitzpatrick and Gary Ryan, the men of the New Zealand National Sprint Team, Haseem Maclean and Jonathon Rollins from Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina's Sebastian Alexandre and Gustavo Artacho, along with a host of riders from Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United States.