– Felt athlete Matt Baranoski
was the class of the field at the U.S. Junior Track Nationals. The eighteen-year-old won each of the five races he entered, met two Junior Worlds qualifying standards, and set a new track record in a dominating performance.
Baranoski’s first event was the Kilo where he delivered the fastest time in the men’s 17-18 division by nearly three seconds. Baranoski’s time (1:05.6) qualified him for Worlds was also established a new track record. Baranoski won the Sprint, Flying 200 (11.151), and Keirin. Baranoski then teamed up with Kaleb Koch and Ryan Gadow in the Team Sprint where they rode to a decisive victory.
Baranoski’s next competition will be Moscow for Junior Track Worlds where he will compete aboard his Felt TK1
track bike. Baranoski looks to improve on the Bronze he won in the Keirin in 2010, and is showing excellent form in the buildup to the World Championships.
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