Thursday, January 27, 2011

USA National U23 Track Camp

photo from 2005 World Championships in Carson (Tien Mulder wins the keirin)

Billy and I took a quick trip to Carson, CA to visit with National Team Coach Benjamin Sharp and to catch up with Team Specialized graduates Charlie Avis and Eamon Lucas who are now a part of the U23 National Team Program. The athletes were on their fifth day of track workouts, but they looked fresh to me. Ah, the advantages of youth! USA Cycling benefits from these camps as they not only test the speed of young talented athletes but they also chose the one event where teamwork is required (and rewarded) in the team pursuit. 30 hours door to door and worth every minute. I am pumped up about team pursuiting! Larry

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