Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 National Sports Center Velodrome All-Star Team

As summer turns to autumn and the competition at the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine, MN comes to its annual conclusion it's time to recognize the riders that made the biggest impressions on the track in 2014. Here they are:

Linsey Hamilton, not just a 2014 all-star but a permanent all-star, she's headed to Manchester, UK for the World's Masters Track Championships after winning the Minnesota State Points Race championship, among others.

Brandon Krawczyk is always a threat to win any Category 1-2 race he starts.

Matt Montesano has developed into one of the most aggressive and exciting riders in the track peloton.

Local lady Margeaux Claude moved her athletic talents from the ski slopes to the velodrome with continuing success.

Cyclocrosser Josh Roeser has been tough to beat in the Category 3 arena.

Junior teen-ager Anya Malarski has been an inspiration for years with her competitive fire.

Adam Weitzner is generally on the front end of any Cat 3 tussle.

Jacob Okamoto has moved rapidly up the ladder to become one of strongest Cat 1-2 riders.

Minneapolis firefighter and track demon Dan Casper heads to Manchester, UK to defend his masters world championship in the individual pursuit after winning the Minnesota Cat 1-2 80 lap points race.

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