Sep 04

Catch up on the SECCC Track Racing Action!

by Matthew Robbins

Georgia Tech Cup Podium

Georgia Tech Cup Men’s Podium

The GA Tech Cycling club put on a great day of track racing at the Dick Lane Velodrome just outside Atlanta. They also offered a certification class the morning of the race to enable any new riders to the track the chance to get in on the action. The nine newly certified riders joined ten other racers for a fast paced afternoon of six different types of races including the flying 200 meter time trial, match sprints, an elimination race, scratch race, points race, and the collegiate sprint. The pace of the races coupled with the intensity of track racing pushed all competitors to their edge.

Anna Zuver (Georgia) had a great day in the saddle winning the first four races in the Women’s division. However, Stephanie Lin (GA Tech) was able to use her experience on the track to edge Zuver out for first in the points race.

Lukas Grob (GA Tech) led early in the Beginner Men division with wins in the flying 200m, 5 lap scratch race, and sprint final. After finishing 2nd to Grob in the previous races, James Wade (GA Tech) stepped up to take the win in the 10 lap scratch. However, it was Joshua Longnecker (GA Tech) finishing 2nd and Brent Mayo (Georgia) 3rd to Grob in the points race.

Similarly, Matt Robbins (UT Chattanooga) jumped out to an early lead in the Men’s division with wins in the flying 200 and match sprints before Nathaniel Rowe (GA Tech) turned up the speed for the win in the elimination race.  Robbins went on to win the scratch and points race, but not before Rowe and teammate Christian DiCenso (GA Tech) dished out the pain with several tactful team attacks in the 60 lap points race. 

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