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November 14/07 10:36 am - Burnaby Velodrome Fall Challenge a Huge Success

Posted by Editor on 11/14/07

Burnaby Velodrome Fall Challenge a Huge Success
Courtesy Glenn Barr

The first major event of the winter track racing season has concluded at the Burnaby Velodrome. With a record high of over 80 racers throughout all categories including women and new racers, it was an enormous success.

The A category turned into an epic battle between two heavyweights: Kenny Williams and Kirk O'Bee. Williams ended the weekend on top, with another US rider, Dan Harm, rounding out the podium. In the A sprints it was Matt Chater taking the match sprints over Ontario transplant Jamie Shankland, and also taking the keirin in a nail-biting final.

The B group was filled to capacity with over twenty riders lining up at the rail on the tight 200 meter track. dEVo rider Jason Manning seemed to have never-ending leg speed in his quest for the overall title, but his weekend ended early with a crash in the keirin final on Saturday night. The battle was left to heavy hitters Stuart Lynn, Iona Wynter-Parks, Tony Zackery and Mandy Poitras. Zackery took the sprint Omnium over Alberta sensation Monique 'Supersonique' Sullivan, with Manning coming in third.

The C category was dominated early by Mike Sidic, but an epic fight was put forth by another dEVo phenom Curt 'The Hurt' Jung. Sidic ended the weekend with new jerseys for both the sprint and endurance Omnium.

Organizers would like to thank all volunteers, racers, and spectators who came out and enjoyed the spectacular racing this weekend. Also a special thanks to our sponsors: Karma Metal Works, Saeco Coffee Machine, Kicking Horse Coffee, La Bicicletta, Popeye's Supplements, Super Champion Bike Shop and ATAC Sportswear.

Results, photos and videos are available at:

And remember, it's only six weeks to the Six Days of Burnaby! Starting New Years Eve, this is the DON'T MISS track event of the year. Check out for event information and organizer contact details. Can't make it for the whole Six Days? Come and race on Friday Night and all day Saturday! There's more than enough racing on just those two days, and then stick around and watch the final madison races that will decide which Pro team will earn the right to wear the BVC Burnaby Six Day Champion Jerseys!


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