Felt riders score two more U.S. track titles
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Los Angeles — Felt-sponsored athletes racked up two more national titles at the USA Cycling National Track Championships Friday night. On Day 3 of the competition, Sarah Hammer scored her second 2009 title with a win in the 3000-meter Individual Pursuit, and Adam Duvendeck won the Men’s Match Sprint.
Hammer, a two-time world champion on the track, set a new track record at the Home Depot Center in her final pursuit against Dotsie Bausch. She clocked a time of 3:31.831 to collect her ninth U.S. track title.
Duvendeck, a local Southern Californian racing on his home track, advanced through the match sprint heats and then won his first ever U.S. Elite Sprint Championship in dramatic fashion. Racing against fellow Olympian Giddeon Massie, he split the first two finals heats. Duvendeck was crashed out in the third and final heat and was awarded the title after Massie was relegated.
Track Nationals competition continues on Saturday with the points race, men’s Keirin and the women’s sprint events.