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Felt Athletes Dominate US Track Nationals; Holloway wins Iron City Crit; Jackson wins in BEL; Middaugh takes XTERRA Mexico

It was another prolific race weekend for Felt athletes as more than 20 wins were collected all-told across several disciplines and numerous time zones. Beginning in Carson, CA at the USA Track Cycling National Championships at the Velo Sports Center, Felt elites and juniors combined for a suitcase full of stars-and-stripes jerseys.

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In the Elite Men’s events it was 22yr-old Matt Baranoski who swept the sprint events qualifying fastest in the 200M with a 10.289 and going on to win the Match Sprints, Keirin, Kilo and anchor the Team Sprint competitions. In the endurance events, Jacob Duehring (above) chalked up his first individual National Championship in a thrilling Scratch Race win, as well as combining with 2x Olympian Bobby Lea for the Madison title. Jacob also grabbed silvers in the Omnium, Points Race and Individual Pursuit. In Elite Women action, 2015 World Championship silver medalist Jennifer Valente (below) swept her events taking wins in the Individual Pursuit, Omnium and Scratch Race. Last but not least, Jennifer Tetrick won her first National Championship as part of the winning Team Pursuit squad.

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The Junior ranks also featured some very impressive performances by Felt athletes including numerous titles by Summer Moak (5, 15-16) and Dominic Suozzi (2, 17-18). For complete results log on to:

http://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?permit=2015-15

In road news, Daniel Holloway recorded his umteenth win of the year as the undisputed US crit leader, behind the clockwork-like leadout from his team Alto Velo/Sea Sucker, won the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium in high-speed, spectacular fashion. For a nice look from a POV standpoint, check out the video below.

In other road news, Team TWENTY16’s Alison Jackson took a high-quality win aboard her ZW as she grabbed the Massemen-Wettern Kermesse in Belgium, crossing the line first ahead of a very strong international field. Alison also took a second and a third in two other Kermesse’s that same week to finish the Belgian series in third overall.

Finally, XTERRA athlete extraordinaire Josiah Middaugh, behind a smoking bike leg of 1:16:41, collected his second major in just three weeks taking XTERRA Mexico with the help of his Edict NINE. Josiah has been on a real tear and has clearly established himself as America’s top off-road multi-sport athlete. For full race details log on to:

http://www.xterraplanet.com/2015/08/middaugh-corona-win-xterra-mexico/

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