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January 6/08 11:18 am - Symmetrics Cycling Team Victorious at 2008 Burnaby Six Day

Posted by Editoress on 01/6/08

Symmetrics Cycling Team Victorious at 2008 Burnaby Six Day January 5th, Burnaby BC
Courtesy Glenn Barr, BVC

Photos by Greg Descantes

Photos provided by the BVC

The 2008 Burnaby Six Day wrapped up on Saturday night, with an even larger crowd than on Friday night. In front of at least 400 excited race fans, Symmetrics defended their 2 lap lead over Slipstream Sports, and claimed the 2008 Burnaby Six Day champion jerseys.

Final 2008 Burnaby Six Day Standings

PlaceTeam RidersTeamLapsPoints
1Tuft / BellSymmetrics Cycling0408
2Pearce / FriedmanSlipstream Sports2389
3Williams / O'BeeHealthnet5282
4Meier / O'ReillySuccessful Living8175
5Holloway / SilvaUS National16183
6Campbell / MacDonalddEVo1955
7Suhr / LuttrellCody Racing2950
8Mackenzie / ChaterTeam Orange35118
9Goodfellow / NortonCalyon / Martin Swiss7033
10Vives / VivesCalyon9242
11Crosby / Huff*Los Angeles LightningDNFDNF
12McCook / KilunProman CyclingDNFDNF

*- Andrew Armstrong replaced Crosby for the final night due to injuries sustained earlier in week

Elite women racers also took to the boards, with National Champion Steph Roorda laying claim to the Burnaby Six Day Elite Womens Omnium.

The last day of the 2008 Burnaby Six Day also featured the Kiddie Kilo, with 25 kids under 10 racing around the warm up track to the cheers of parents and racers.

During the evening, spectators were entertained by a four piece rock band in the infield and by the antics of urban fixed gear cyclists as they ran several competitions including a running start scratch race and a foot-down challenge.

The Burnaby Velodrome Club would like to thank all our sponsors and many volunteers for helping to make this one of our best events ever.

100 Lap 10 x 10 Madison
The first race of the final night was a fast 100 lap Madison. Symmetrics and Slipstream both took one lap on the tired field. US National rode a strong race, and were able to cushion their lead over Team dEVo by another lap.

PlaceTeam RidersTeamLapsPoints
1Tuft / BellSymmetrics Cycling028
2Pearce / FriedmanSlipstream Sports023
3Holloway / SilvaUS National121
4Williams / O'BeeHealthnet111
5Meier / O'ReillySuccessful Living17
6Suhr / LuttrellCody Racing10
7Campbell / MacDonalddEVo25
8Mackenzie / ChaterTeam Orange (06)38
9Crosby / HuffLos Angeles Lightning34
10Goodfellow / NortonCalyon / Martin Swiss50
11Vives / VivesCalyon73
DNSMcCook / KilunProman CyclingDNSDNS

Full Field Individual Elimination
Next up was a 22 rider miss & out. Riding was very tight, as riders were eliminated every 2 laps. Slipstream was able to take victory in this race, with Healthnet coming in second and US National coming in third.

PlaceTeam RidersTeam
1Pearce / FriedmanSlipstream Sports
2Williams / O'BeeHealthnet
3Holloway / SilvaUS National
4Tuft / BellSymmetrics Cycling
5Mackenzie / ChaterTeam Orange (06)
6Meier / O'ReillySuccessful Living
7Suhr / LuttrellCody Racing
8Campbell / MacDonalddEVo
9Vives / VivesCalyon
10Goodfellow / NortonCalyon / Martin Swiss
11Crosby / HuffLos Angeles Lightning
DNSMcCook / KilunProman Cycling

140 Lap 7 x 20 Madison
The final race of the night and of the 2008 Burnaby Six Day was a 140 lap Madison. US National took a lap on the group in this race, securing their 5th place in the overall standings. A mid-race crowd prime sprint worth $260 was won by Team Orange, with Chater putting in a sprint lap speed of over 66 kph!

PlaceTeam RidersTeamLapsPoints
1Holloway / SilvaUS National06
2Tuft / BellSymmetrics Cycling122
3Pearce / FriedmanSlipstream Sports120
4Williams / O'BeeHealthnet115
5Meier / O'ReillySuccessful Living18
6Campbell / MacDonalddEVo11
7Suhr / LuttrellCody Racing10
8Mackenzie / ChaterTeam Orange (06)42
9Goodfellow / NortonCalyon / Martin Swiss53
10Vives / VivesCalyon70
DNFCrosby / HuffLos Angeles LightningDNFDNF
DNSMcCook / KilunProman CyclingDNSDNS


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