Thursday, October 1, 2009
Crushing it at Track Natz!
Our fellow Felt cubicle dweller Jake Duehring (above) made us proud last night with an impressive performance at the 2009 USA Cycling Track Nationals in Los Angeles. Jake scored a silver medal in the Omnium, an overall competition combining five different events—both sprint and endurance—in one night of competition at the Home Depot Center.
Here’s the thing: It was Jake’s first time competing at nationals. He killed it in the 3km individual pursuit, winning with a time of 3:32.775, and also finished second in the flying 200-meter TT (his first time racing the event); fifth in the Scratch Race; third in the Kilo; and eighth in the Points Race. Jake finished the night with 19 points, just 3 behind national champion Cody O’Reilly.
Felt bikes were out in force at the opening night of the Track National Championships. Three of the top-five Omnium finishers rode Felt.
Here’s a link to cyclingnews.com’s coverage of the event.
And some more photos of Jake: