2 weeks ago

Velocious Sport Jr/u23
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The team is killing it in the North Carolina Cyclocross series!

Wes is 13 years old and has won three Men's Senior Cat 3 races! He is in 5th overall for the series too! Will Hardin also won one of the Cat 3 races but his focus on swimming for Lees McCrae College the next few months will limit his appearances in the series. Meanwhile, Jacob Bernas has the lead in Juniors 15-18 while Niko Salazar Garcia sits in 3rd overall, and Matthew Salazar Garcia in 5th. Will Zylstra is currently in 3rd for 13-14 Juniors and is learning the skills quickly to become a contender for a win this year. Mario Quivera is a close 2nd place in 9-12 Juniors and hoping to move up a step before the final races in December.

We are also racing the Triad CX Series that I'm running with the NCC and WSCX crew. The first race was two weeks ago and Wes took the Junior win. Jacob was 3rd and David Davenport 4th, Matthew was 7th, and Niko had a mid race flat which put him back in 8th place. Peter Wallace was 11th in his first ever CX race with the Cat 4/5 field! Come out this Saturday for round 2 of the Triad CX Series. It's little, local, and fun!

In other news we want to welcome aboard Box Components and Pioneer Electronics for the 2019 season!

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3 weeks ago

Velocious Sport Jr/u23
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2 months ago

Velocious Sport Jr/u23

We've had a very strong start to our cyclocross season!

It began with UCI GoCross in Roanoke, Virginia, two days in the heat on probably the best course we've been on in a few years. The temp's were in the 90's but the promoters organized the showers and pool at the park to be open to racers... so appreciated. Best post race swim we've ever had, that's for sure. Another amazing piece of the weekend was seeing the Bandit's car at our hotel, just days before the passing of Burt Reynolds. This is definitely a race to attend next year, to race or spectate, if you missed it this time around. Great atmosphere and the promoters are some of the best.

Day 1 Results:
14th Wesley Haggstrom Men's 1/2/3
12th Will Zylstra Jr 9-14
24th Fox Hamblen Jr 9-14
26th Lucius Hamblen Jr 9-14
6th Matthew Salazar Garcia Jr 15-18
8th Jacob Bernas Jr 15-18
13th David Davenport Jr 15-18

Day 2 Results:
39th David Davenport Cat 4/5 Men
6th Will Zylstra Jr 9-14
19th Fox Hamblen Jr 9-14
23rd Lucius Hamblen Jr 9-14
7th David Davenport Jr 15-18
8th Matthew Salazar Garcia Jr 15-18
16th Wesley Haggstrom Men's 1/2/3

Next up was the Berger Hardware Bikes Cross Central Series in eastern NC. Several team riders have been hitting the series and getting great results.
BHB Spring Hill Day 1
6th Will Zylstra Jr 13-14

BHB Spring Hill Day 2
6th Will Zylstra Jr 13-14

BHB Briar Chapel
7th Will Zylstra Jr 13-14

BHB Spring Hill
1st Wes Haggstrom Men 3/4

BHB Quay Cross
8th Wes Haggstrom Men Pro1-3

You can catch the team at any NCCyclocross race Oct-Dec and at the new Triad CX Series brought to you by us and the WSCX crew, at the Kudzu Cross course downtown. See the attached flyer.

While the juniors have been busy with cyclocross Kit Bjerk has been back at it on the bmx bike, having mostly recovered from his shoulder injury. Kit picked up 3rd place in the Pro Am at Hornets Nest BMX in Charlotte during the State Championships, racing against some of the top pro's in the country. Kit also took the win in 17-20 expert and sealed the State Title! Kit has also been volunteer coaching at Tanglewood BMX with the BMX League beginner rider program. This is providing him with a lot of practice for his upcoming role as the VS BMX team manager. We are looking forward to a podium filled 2019 season on the USABMX National circuit.
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Bull City GP

Race report! The junior team raced the Bull City GP, at not Durham (?) but Ace Speedway on Sunday. Niko, Elizabeth, and Matthew Salazar Garcia joined Finn Hosey and Jacob Bernas for more laps of the now quite familiar speedway. The team did exceptionally well, taking the top three spots!

Niko and Jacob doubled up and raced the 4/5’s as well to get in some more fast training. It’s not easy riding in the senior category but that’s the point, they ride over their head a little and learn how to race with a larger faster group.

U23 rider Marcel Gutierrez teamed up with Senior rider Zach Hostetler for the 1/2 race and the pair made the big break of the day only to get caught shortly before the finish. Still, a good effort and great training.

Ace Race #2

February 5

The Velocious Sport Jr Team (Crumley Roberts, Attorneys At Law, @usnccws, Kensbikeshop) had a great day of racing Saturday, Niko Salazar Garcia won the Ace Speedway Criterium Series in the Juniors category! He was first on the day to secure the series omnium title after winning both events. Jacob Bernas was 3rd on the day and 3rd overall in the junior omnium.

Despite the freezing temps the guys doubled up and raced with the senior 4/5’s where u23 rider Peter Wallace led out the sprint and hung on for 4th, while Niko was 5th. It’s been a good start to the road season! Big thanks to Triangle Velo for the racing.

Learning how to cope with cold weather is not easy but thanks to some warm Rouler Sportswear fleece jerseys and leg warmers, everyone was well prepared.

First Road Race of 2018!

The first Road Race of the year is complete!
The junior team raced at Ace Speedway this morning with all but a sick Wes Haggstrom lining up.

Niko grabbed the win and Jacob took 3rd!

Everyone had a great time and were all smiles afterwards.

The guys doubled up and raced the 4/5 race as well and had the opportunity to race with u23 teammate Ben Hostetler and the other big kids. It was a good experience and great training. Huge thanks to Triangle Velo for letting all the junior racers do the 4/5 at no extra cost!!!

Shaping up!

The pieces are all coming together for this year! Half of the Rouler team clothes made it to the US, the rest should be here next week.
Rouler sent a cool 3d mock up of the skinsuit:

And, the helmets arrived today!

The juniors finished up the NCCX Series this past weekend and hit Zwift for some racing on Tuesday. Road season is just a few weeks away after all. Everyone on the team is excited to get back to the Dixie Classic Criterium Tuesday nights in March!

Juniors Racing on Zwift

It was new bike day last night at the Junior Studio ride! We have four of the five bikes built up and three lucky kids got to ride theirs at the biweekly training race last night.
The kids had a fantastic race on Zwift with a huge group of very fast adults, including former NRC Stage Race winner of Healthnet and Jelly Belly, Mike Jones. Wes Haggstrom finished 6th overall, in the group just 25 seconds behind SoPro Jones! That’s why he wears the National Champ skinsuit… the kid is fast, really fast.

Thanks entirely to our partners, we are giving these young men and women a huge opportunity to experience an amazing sport!

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Junior – u23 Team Taking Shape

Good news from the Velocious Sport Racing Team, we are set to continue with our Junior and u23 racing team next year. Our second year is shaping up to be better than our first with solid sponsorship again from title sponsor Crumley Roberts  and new presenting sponsor the National Cycling Center as well as continued support from Ken’s Bike Shop.

We have retained our core group of racers and picked up a few new faces. Returning are juniors- 10-12 National Criterium Champion Wesley Haggstrom, Elizabeth Salazar Garcia, Niko Salazar Garcia, Matthew Salazar Garcia, and, Fox Hamblen; u23 racers- Will Hardin, Miki Whittington, Marcel Gutierrez, and Kit Bjerk

New riders starting with us in January include junior Jacob Bernas and u23 Ben Hostetler.

More details and Team Presentation info later!