Posted by Editor on 12/18/06
Giant Bicycles Six Days of Burnaby Update
Courtesy Glenn Barr
From Tuesday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 7th, the Harry Jerome Sports Centre in Burnaby will be the centre of attention for all track cycling enthusiasts. The second annual Giant Bicycles Six Days of Burnaby will feature not only some of North America's finest track cyclists, including five Langley, B.C.-based Symmetrics professionals, but also the traditional mix of sprint races, amateur races, courier challenges, music, food and refreshments.
Each night, the top riders in the Elite category will compete in three to five races totaling over 200 kilometers for the week while vying for $3000 in prize money. Including the local Symmetrics riders Svein Tuft, Cam Evans, Christian Meier, Zach Bell, and Marsh Cooper, this Elite Madison field will feature no less than 13 current or past National Champions from Canada, the US, and Hungary as well as a Masters World Champion.
Other standouts to watch for are young US road racing star Tyler Farrar of the Cofidis ProTour team, the Great Divide Brewing/Raleigh duo of Kevin Suhr and Ryan Luttrell from Colorado, the US and Canadian National Teams of Cody O'Reilly/Austin Carroll and Martin Gilbert/Ryan McKenzie respectively, and Eric Robertson and Adan Thuss - a top team from the Forest City Velodrome in London, Ontario. Daniel Harm and Adrian Hegyvary will pair and these National Champions from the US and Hungary will be formidable as will the oldest competitor in the field Kenny Williams, 37, from Redmond, WA and young junior phenom Cody Campbell, 16 from Surrey, BC riding in the dEVo colours.
In addition to the Elite Madison, the Giant Bicycles Six Days of Burnaby will feature top level sprint events with some of the best riders from across Canada including the powerhouse Fast Twitch Cycling Team from Vancouver with National Champion sprinters Matt Barlee, Matt Chater, and Keith Bruneau. Also featured in the sprint competitions will be young speedsters Felix Haspel from Calgary, Laurence Leroux from Oka, Quebec, and one of the fastest Junior female sprinters in the world - 17 year old Monique "Supersonic" Sullivan from Calgary.
Racing commences at 7 PM each night and 6 PM on Friday, 9 AM Saturday and Sunday. For more details and a full schedule of all the races please visit www.burnabyvelodrome.ca
1. Cameron Evans/Zach Bell - Symmetrics#1
2. Svein Tuft/Christian Meier - Symmetrics#2
3. Marsh Cooper/Cody Campbell - Symmetrics/dEVo
4. Cody O'Reilly/Austin Carroll - US National Team
5. Martin Gilbert/Ryan McKenzie - Canadian National Team
6. Kevin Suhr/Ryan Luttrell - Great Divide Brewing/Raleigh
7. Kenny Williams/Tyler Farrar - First Rate Mortgage/Cofidis
8. Eric Robertson/Adam Thuss - Forest City Velodrome
9. Daniel Harm/Adrian Hegyvary - Recycled Cycles
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