CARSON, CALIFORNIA— AEG Facilities’ Home Depot Center Velodrome will launch the USA vs. Canada Showdown Series next Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. The series will pit national team riders from the U.S. and Canadian National Teams in both sprint and endurance races in a free-to-the-public evening event.
The U.S. and Canadian National Teams are in training residency at The Home Depot Center Velodrome, and the racing series will provide an opportunity for the teams to augment their training programs in a competitive and spirited environment. The national team race lineup includes men’s team sprint, women’s sprint and men’s keirin. Other races during the evening include an invitational points race, Madison and exhibition kids racing.
“International caliber racing opportunities are hard to come by in North America. As we move into an Olympic year, it’s critical to offer our national team athletes the chance to sharpen their racing skills which will ultimately get them one step closer to qualifying for London,” said Velodrome Manager Adam Duvendeck. “We are pleased to put on a race that proves not only beneficial to the riders, but also to our local community, and we’re looking forward to showcasing USA and Canadian Olympic hopefuls in their own backyard.”