OA 3-Day Madison Challenge | August 2nd thru 4th, 2011

Rachel Canning and Dave Shishkoff, Bronze Medal winners, 2008 BC Provincial Championships

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OrganicAthlete Victoria is pleased to be organizing the first big racing event since the re-opening of the Victoria Commonwealth Legacy Velodrome in June of this year!

There will be three nights of racing, beginning at 6:30pm each night, featuring Madison races. If you're unfamiliar, Madisons are unique to track (velodrome) racing, with teams of two competing in 'bunch' races. One rider 'rests' up high by the railing, while the other races. They exchange positions with a high-speed hand sling (see photos!) Madisons are among the fastest cycling events, and speeds are expected to average 45-50kph in most events!

Racers & Format
We would love to welcome 12+ teams for two categories, but chances are we'll be mixing in A & B teams. The A racers will be gear-restricted to 84", and the B's will be limited to 86".

Each night we have four Madison races - three bunch races, and one TT. Bunch races will start with a Neutralized Scratch each night (to give all a warm-up), and events will include Scratch, Snowball, Win'n'Out and Points races.

TT (time trial) events will be the 4km Pursuit, the Kilo and the challenging Madison Flying 200m TT. 

We will post a schedule soon.

Cost: $15 per night per team, $40 for all-three.

Laura Brown and Emile De Rosnay, both BC Track Champs
Championship Jerseys
We hope to award four Championship jerseys to the best teams in each category: Overall, TT, Mass Start & Women's. (There must be at least two Women's teams for us to award this.) The draft design can be viewed here.
We are expecting over $1,000 in prizes from our sponsors and supporters, and perhaps some cash as well! Prizes will be mainly awarded by draw - we wish to encourage participation, and while results may reward a team with a Championship Jersey, most prizes (and cash) will be evenly distributed amongst all participants. (Check back as we update this section.)

Online pre-registration is here (no $$ necessary, please pay at the event). If you do not have a teammate, please sign up, and we should be able to pair you up with another! In the mean time, book off these dates in your calendar, and email victoria@organicathlete.org if you have any questions.