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Archive for June 8th, 2008

If you’ve ever seen short-track speed skating during the Winter Olympics, then you have some idea of what short-track bike racing might be like…only much faster.

During the time trials for men and women, 41-time Italian national champion, Roberto Chiappa cruised a lap at 41-miles-per-hour.  Most men could only come within four or five digits of that top speed.  The women averaged around 33 mph.  Very impressive, but the dominant force was in the house on Saturday night.

The MN Fixed Gear Classic, the prelude to the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival featuring the Nature Valley Grand Prix, winds up today.

Get ready for the pro stage race which starts June 11.

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