Thursday, Sept. 8, was the final night of competition this year at velodrome in Blaine, Minnesota. We present the riders that were most impressive during the 2016 season.
Junior Anya Malarski, Women's 17-18 International Omnium National Champion and, by a large margin, Minnesota women's track rider of the year.
Veteran Linsey Hamilton dominated the women's sprint scene, just as she has for years. Once again she's on her way to the world's masters meet in the UK.
Big Nate Brennaman turns a big chain ring.
Experienced road rider Peter Olejniczak ran away from his Cat 3 competition.
Laura Moreno spends her days at Quality Bike Parts in Bloomington, MN and Thursday nights orbiting the NSC Velodrome.
Sam Bramel owned the Cat 4 scene.
Elvis Lee was usually on the front end of Cat 3 tests.
Tim Mulrooney is another world master's champion headquartered in the Twin Cities.
Tiana Johnson, a force in the women's track peloton.
Personable Sarah Bonneville may have been the most improved rider of the year.
Another North Star Development junior with a big future, Rylski Bogdan.
Aggressive Nikki Munvez impressed fans from day one.
Alec Guggemos has created a spot for himself in the Cat 1/2 scene with some dynamic performances.
Francie Barbeau is a consistent Cat 4 competitor.
The cycling fans that regularly make their way up to the NSC Velodrome want to express their thanks to the riders for perhaps the best entertainment value in town. And a special thanks go out to the newer Cat 4 ladies that have added so much to the local track cycling scene. We hope to see you again next year.