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LA track world cup begins

More than 290 athletes from over 50 teams and 35 countries will compete this weekend at the UCI track cycling world cup in Los Angeles, California, January 19-21. It is a record-high number of competitors that will top the previous two World Cups at the velodrome, located in Carson.

New countries participating this year include Ireland, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland and Uzbekistan. The following riders will complete the US team for this weekend's events.

Women
Sarah Hammer (Temecula, California)
Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho)
Becky Quinn (Carlsbad, California)
Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, California)
Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Washington)
Anna Lang (La Jolla, California)
Liz Reap-Carlson (Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania)

Men
Giddeon Massie (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Adam Duvendeck (Santa Barbara, California)
Michael Blatchford (Cypress, California)
Ben Barczewski (Breiginsville, Pennsylvania)
Kevin Selker (Boulder, Colorado)
Tom Zirbel (Boulder, Colorado)
Bobby Lea (Taneytown, Maryland)
Austin Carroll (Orange, California)
Brad Huff (Fair Grove, Missouri)
Michael Creed (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Jame Carney (Macungie, Pennsylvania)

World Cup races are amongst the most prestigious on the UCI track calendar, providing riders and countries the opportunity to qualify for positions in the upcoming world championships in late March in Spain. After stops in Sydney and Moscow, the Los Angeles event is the third of the four-race World Cup series in the 2006-07 season.

The three-day event includes five sessions:
Friday, January 19
Session 1 – 10:00 AM
Session 2 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 20
Session 1 – 10:00 AM
Session 2 – 6:00 PM

Sunday, January 21
Session 1 – 9:50 AM

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