Lea & Newell win omniums on 2nd day of Elite Track Nats

  
  


The first national championship jerseys were awarded on the second day of the 2011 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championshipsat the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Competitors in the 2008 Olympic Games Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./OUCH), Jennie Reed (Seattle, Wash./OUCH) and Bobby Lea (Mertztown, Pa./Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA) were among the eight athletes to earn medals in Thursday’s races.

Bobby Lea topped the men's omnium podium after winning four of the six events.
Bobby Lea topped the men's omnium podium after winning four of the six events.
The second of five days of national championship track racing saw over 120 of the nation's best track cyclists contest the individual pursuit, scratch race, men's team sprint, time trial and omnium contests.

Lea, who held a three-point lead in the men's omnium after the first day of racing, swept the three contests today to win four of the six races to secure the national title. Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, Calif./Bell Lap Racing/Team Bell Lap) overcame a one-point deficit to Lauren Hall (Dolores, Colo./Colavita/Forno D'Asolo) entering today’s contests to win the women’s omnium.
 
“It feels great. This one is really special to me,” Lea said. “This is my second consecutive omnium and 12th elite title. I’m really pleased with the way it is going this week and it is really a stepping stone on the way to London; it’s not really the end here it is just the beginning.“
 
Newell won each of the women's omnium events in the morning and placed sixth in the 500-meter time trial to help her win the women's omnium.
 
“I was a little disappointed with a couple races yesterday and just came back refocused for today,” Newell said. “I was able to pull off first in the pursuit and the scratch race to really sealed the deal. It was just really the race of my life, so it’s really exciting.”
 
Elizabeth Newell registered a come-from-behind win in the women's omnium.
Elizabeth Newell registered a come-from-behind win in the women's omnium.
In the women’s 500-meter time trial, Elizabeth Carlson (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Black Dog Professional Cycling Team) successfully defended her national title, posting a stellar 36.640. Tela Crane (Sammamish, Wash./Lake Washington Velo) earned second place with a time of 37.183.
 
The first non-omnium race of the event was the men's and women's individual pursuit. Lea and Hammer topped the podiums as each registered sizable wins. Lea was over 10 seconds faster than silver-medalist Daniel Harm (Southworth, Wash./Hagens Berman Cycling), who  in the men's contest.
 
Hammer, adorned in the rainbow jersey she earned in Appeldorn, Netherlands in the spring, ascended to the top step. Newell placed second to earn the silver while Kimberly Geist (Emmaus, Pa./Chester County Cycling Foundation-Team Alliance Environmental) was a half second behind Newell to take the bronze medal.
 
"It's always fun to come out to US Nationals," Hammer said. "I don't know if this is any different. They're all special. It's always great to put on the red, white and blue. I get to wear the rainbow and I get to put the red, white and blue over the top. That's something that every American wants to have. I get to have that title, too."
 
In the first contest of the evening session, Geist went up a lap on the field with 15 laps remaining in the women's scratch race. Hammer drilled it trying to regain the lap, but was unable to do so. With five laps remaining, Reed broke off the front to earn second place.
 
The men's scratch was nearly an instant replay of last year's contest. With the pack together, Carney snuck through to the front and won a bunch sprint to defend his scratch race national title, holding off Ian Moir (Long Beach, Calif./Yahoo Cycling Team) at the finish line.
 
The men’s team pursuit was dominated by riders with ties to the west coast. The trio of Michael Blatchford (Cypress, Calif./Project London 2012), Kevin Mansker (Long Beach, Calif./Project London 2012) and Dean Tracy (Portland, Ore./Project London 2012) finished a half-second faster than the silver medalists Giddeon Massie (Cypress, Calif./Bike Religion), T.J. Mathieson (Redondo Beach, Calif./Bike Religion) and James Watkins (Bakersfield, Calif./Bike Religion). The bronze medalists represented the east coast as Daniel Sullivan (Bloomfield, N.J./Pure Energy Cycling), Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Pure Energy Cycling) and Andrew Lakatosh (Trexlertown, Pa./Pure Energy Cycling) earned the bronze medal.
 
Fans can purchase tickets for the races on Friday and Saturday nights at Ticketmaster, the box office at the Home Depot Center or at the velodrome box office (same day only). For group sales, please either call (887) 234-8425 or visit the AEG group sales web site. Admission is free for spectators to watch the contests on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
 
For further information about the Home Depot Center or ancillary events click here.
 
Visit the official event webpage of the 2011 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championshipsvfor more information on the event, including complete schedule, results, photo gallery and more. Follow the event on Twitter, using hashtag #tracknats.
 
2011 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships
Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2011
Carson, Calif.
 
PHOTO GALLERY
 
FULL RESULTS
 
Men's Omnium - Overall
1. Bobby Lea (Mertztown, PA/Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA) 9
2. James Carney (Tucson, AZ/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com) 22
3. Cody O'Reilly (Santa Barbara, CA/Full Circle Sports) 22
4. Charles Huff (Springfield, MO/Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) 32
5. Kit Karzen (Beverly Hills, CA/VRC/NOW-MS Society) 33
 
Women's Omnium - Overall
1. Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, CA/Bell Lap Racing/Team Bell Lap) 18
2. Lauren Hall (Dolores, CO/Colavita / Forno D'Asolo) 20
3. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, PA/RIDECLEAN/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com) 22
4. Jennifer Triplett (Manitou Springs, CO/Lake Washington Velo) 30
5. Hanan Alves-Hyde (Albany, CA/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com) 32
 
Men's Omnium - Individual Pursuit
1. Bobby Lea (Mertztown, PA/Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA) 04:34.0
2. James Carney (Tucson, AZ/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com) 04:42.7
3. Karl Erickson (Boulder, CO/ColoBikeLaw.com) 04:44.8
4. Charles Huff (Springfield, MO/Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) 04:46.3
5. Zack Noonan (Kutztown, PA/FCS/ Metro Volkswagen/FCS Cycling Team) 04:46.4
 
Women's Omnium - Individual Pursuit
1. Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, CA/Bell Lap Racing/Team Bell Lap) 03:49.0
2. Lauren Hall (Dolores, CO/Colavita/Forno D'Asolo) 03:50.7
3. Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, CA/Cog Cycling/COG Cycling) 03:56.3
4. Ruth Winder (Lafayette, CA/HDR p/b Lombardi Sports) 04:01.5
5. Hanan Alves-Hyde (Albany, CA/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com) 04:02.3
 
Men's Omnium - Scratch Race
1. Bobby Lea (Mertztown, PA/Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA)
2. Kit Karzen (Beverly Hills, CA/VRC/NOW-MS Society)
3. James Carney (Tucson, AZ/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com)
4. Cody O'Reilly (Santa Barbara, CA/Full Circle Sports)
5. Daniel Holt (Atlanta, GA/Team Type 1- Development)
 
Women's Omnium - Scratch Race
1. Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, CA/Bell Lap Racing/Team Bell Lap)
2. Ruth Winder (Lafayette, CA/HDR p/b Lombardi Sports)
3. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, PA/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com)
4. Shelby Reynolds (Cypress, TX/Sugar Cycles)
5. Lauren Hall (Dolores, CO/Colavita/Forno D'Asolo)
 
Men’s Omnium – Time Trial
1. Bobby Lea (Mertztown, PA/Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA) 01:05.9
2. Cody O'Reilly (Santa Barbara, CA/Full Circle Sports) 01:06.6
3. Austin Carroll (Orange, CA/OUCH Pro Cycling) 01:07.5
4. Charles Huff (Springfield, MO/Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) 01:07.5
5. Kit Karzen (Beverly Hills, CA/VRC/NOW-MS Society) 01:08.3
 
Women’s Omnium – Time Trial
1. Mandy Marquardt (Breinigsville, PA/Team Type 1) 37.996
2. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, PA/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com) 38.276
3. Hanan Alves-Hyde (Albany, CA/RIDECLEAN/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com) 38.709
4. Jennifer Triplett (Manitou Springs, CO/Lake Washington Velo) 38.915
5. Lauren Hall (Dolores, CO/Colavita/Forno D'Asolo) 39.16
 
Men's Individual Pursuit
1. Bobby Lea (Mertztown, PA/Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA) 04:33.5
2. Daniel Harm (Southworth, WA/Hagens Berman Cycling) 04:43.7
3. David Swanson (Tucson, AZ/White Mountain Road Club/Landis/Trek) 04:44.2
4. Ian Burnett (Durango, CO/Realcyclist.com) 04:45.0
5. Roman Kilun (Oakland, CA/KENDA Pro Cycling presented by GEARGRINDER) 04:45.2
 
Women's Individual Pursuit
1. Sarah Hammer (Temecula, CA/OUCH Pro Cycling) 03:39.6
2. Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, CA/Bell Lap Racing/Team Bell Lap) 03:49.0
3. Kimberly Geist (Emmaus, PA/Chester County Cycling Foundation/Team Alliance Environmental) 03:49.5
4. Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, CA/Cog Cycling/COG Cycling) 03:56.3
5. Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, CA/CPT/Connie Cycling Junior Racing Team) 04:03.2
 
Men's Scratch Race
1. James Carney (Tucson, AZ/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com)
2. Ian Moir (Long Beach, CA/Yahoo Cycling Team)
3. Stephen Pelaez (San Francisco, CA/Bell Lap Racing)
4. John (Jackie) Simes (New Tripoli, PA/Jamis/Sutter Home)
5. Zachary Kovalcik (Portland, OR/Diamond Law Cycling)
 
Women's Scratch Race
1. Kimberly Geist (Emmaus, PA/Chester County Cycling Foundation/Team Alliance Environmental)
2. Jennie Reed (Seattle, WA)
3. Hanan Alves-Hyde (Albany, CA/RIDECLEAN/RideClean p/b PatentIt.com)
4. Erin Glover (Portland, OR/Bike Central)
5. Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, CA/CPT/Connie Cycling Junior Racing Team)
 
Women’s Time Trial
1. Elizabeth Carlson (Jim Thorpe, PA/Black Dog Professional Cycling Team) 36.640
2. Tela Crane (Sammamish, WA/Lake Washington Velo) 37.183
3. Dana Feiss (Telford, PA/CPT/Home Depot Center Team) 37.243
4. Madalyn Godby (Louisville, CO/enCompass Racing) 37.285
5. Cristin Walker (Houston, TX/Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic/Momentum Coaching Group) 37.394
 
Men’s Team Pursuit
1. Michael Blatchford (Cypress, CA/PROJECT LONDON 2012) 45.369
1. Kevin Mansker (Long Beach, CA/PROJECT LONDON 2012) 45.369
1. Dean Tracy (Portland, OR/PROJECT LONDON 2012) 45.369
2. Giddeon Massie (Cypress, CA/BIKE RELIGION) 45.998
2. TJ Mathieson (Redondo Beach, CA/BIKE RELIGION) 45.998
2. James Watkins (Bakersfield, CA/BIKE RELIGION) 45.998
3. Daniel Sullivan (Bloomfield, NJ/PURE ENERGY CYCLING) 46.923
3. Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, PA/PURE ENERGY CYCLING) 46.923
3. Andrew Lakatosh (Trexlertown, PA/PURE ENERGY CYCLING) 46.923
4. Jack Lindquist (Los Angeles, CA/TEAM AWESOME) 47.916
4. Samuel Milroy (Mountain View, CA/TEAM AWESOME) 47.916
4. Daniel Walker (Orange, CA/TEAM AWESOME) 47.916
5. Danny Robertson (Rolling Meadows, IL/HONEY BADGER) 48.773
5. Joshua Ryan (Chicago, IL/HONEY BADGER) 48.773
5. Jonathan Fraley (Menomonee Falls, WI/HONEY BADGER) 48.773

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