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Detroit to host U25 Madison selection event

The Bloomer Park Velodrome in the Detroit, Michigan suburb of Rochester Hills will host a three-day race for under-25 riders to qualify for international Six-Day racing this weekend. The three-day "NAS-Track" event will break up riders into two heats of head-to-head racing, with the top 5 teams in each heat moving on to the next day of racing.

According to race promoters, the UIV (Union International Velodromes) will be using the event as part of its selection criteria for the winter European under-25 Six-Day series, the UIV Talents Cup.

Racing will take place on the world class 200m outdoor wood velodrome designed by Olympic track designer Dale Hughes. "The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park was specifically designed for Madison team racing. We are very excited to be hosting a world class Madison tournament featuring our future Olympians and our future Six Day riders.

"Our spectators will be seeing the most exciting kind of racing anywhere in the world. My goal is to create a UIV Talent Pool of US and Canadian riders so the professional six-day organisers can select outstanding qualified riders to compete in their races," said Hughes.

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