Saturday, August 20, 2011

Men Set American Team Pursuit Record At Junior Worlds


The American team qualified ninth and set a new American record for the team pursuit at the UCI junior track championships in Moscow Thursday.

The pursuit team — Gregory Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Chipotle Junior Development Team), Mathew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club-Hincapie Development), Paul Lynch (Colchester, Conn./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) and Thomas Wrona (Pinehurst, N.C./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) posted a time of 4:17.678.

The previous American record for the junior men’s team pursuit, 4:23:33, was set in 1999 by Mike Creed, Will Frischkorn, Devon Hoff-Weekes and Jon Retseck.

Australia won the pursuit title in 4:02.632. Russia and New Zealand were second and third.

In the team sprint, the American team of Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./SUB 49), Ryan Gadow (Dublin, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club) and Kaleb Koch (Glenview, Ill./Cycle Sports Foundation Inc.-ISCorp Cycling Team) placed 11th with a time of 24.524.

Germany won the men’s team sprint, followed by France and Russia.

American Collin Berry (Huntington Beach, Calif./VRC-NOW-MS Society) finished 11th in the men’s scratch race, which was won by Frantisek Sisr of the Czech Republic.

The women’s team sprint duo of Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./Adams Avenue Bicycles-G S) and Chloe Chepigin (Chappaqua, N.Y./Young Medalists-Team Rothrock) placed fifth overall with a time of 48.682. Russia won the women’s team sprint in 45.061, followed by Australia and New Zealand.

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