Thursday, October 15, 2009
Felt: The smart choice at MIT
Any team comprised of aspiring nuclear engineers and other whiz-kid college majors knows a thing or two about technology. So it makes perfect sense that the MIT Cycling Team chose Felt to go after the title at last month's USA Cycling Track National Championships.
Sure enough, MIT brought home the gold. Racing at Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, MIT won the Division II Omnium, which recognizes the best overall results throughout the competition. It was the second consecutive year MIT won stars and stripes in the Omnium, which is pretty incredible considering that this was only the third time the team competed at the event. Riders from MIT also won the Division I and II Collegiate Sprint, a co-ed team sprint.
That's the team pictured above with one of their Felt TK2 bikes. The champions are, left to right:
(back row): Guo-Liang Chew, Matt Blackburn, Martha Buckley, Nick Loomis
(middle row): Mike Garrett, Yuri Matsumoto, Laura Ralston
(front): Zach Labry, Tim Humpton
Also on the team but not pictured are Jose Soltren and Spencer Schaber.
Here is some more info and photos of the team in action.