Lehigh Madison Cup this weekend

This Friday, June 23, the Lehigh Valley Velodrome will host the Lehigh Valley Acura Honda Madison Cup presented by East Penn Bank, an internationally sanctioned race featuring Olympic and world championship medalists from all over the world.

The 16 teams competing for the Bob Rodale trophy will include Germany's Stefan Steinweg and Christian Grasmann and Australian duo Jeff Hopkins and Pete "Fitzy" Fitzpatrick. Representing the host nation will be Mike Friedman and Brad Huff and the pairing of Dave Clinger and Mike "Speedy" Beers. Argentina will be represented by Colavita Pro team's Guido Parma and Gabrielle Brizula.

For the women, world champion Sarah Uhl (USA) will be back in T-town to showcase her skill and speed, along with multiple world medalists including Kim Geist also from the USA.

Both a UCI and USA Cycling National Track Calendar (NTC) event, the Madison Cup is the longest running event at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Organisers say this year's field will be the strongest in years.

For more information see www.thevelodrome.com

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