The 2006 World Deaf Cycling Championships have announced a supporting 40 km points race held on June 22. Presented by Sterling Sports Group for Categories 1/2/3, the prize will be $1,000 cash, possibly more. "Thanks to generous sponsorships and partnerships, we are able to involve the Northern California 's best track racers," said Robin Horwitz. "This is a director's dream. Because this event may not happen again in USA for 20, maybe 30 years, I want as many fans to have a chance to see the Northern California's best track racers."
"This is truly a fantastic opportunity for the local riders to start riding on Thursday Evening Points Race and get themselves into shape for what is turning out to be one of the biggest events of 2006," remarked Larry Nolan, promoter for the Thursday Evening Points Race at Hellyer Park Velodrome.
There will be 10km (30 laps) heats before the 40km (120 laps) main race allowing the racers to move up to the main event. Up to 72 spots will be available for 20 dollars entry fee each spot.
This race will be a supporting race to the World Deaf Cycling Championships 40 km race with participants from countries such as Russia, Australia, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, France, Italy, Slovakia, New Zealand, and Canada. More information can be found on www.usdeafsports.org/2006cycling.