Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Omnium Race Report May 18, 2010

Well, for the second Omnium Week in a row, it looked as though the rain would cancel racing, but it held off until the last bell was rung. A great night of racing in the Category 4/5 field, with 2 new comers, Oliver Hiller (CL Noonan) and Morgan Hiller (Team CF) coming out to give the Track a go.

The Hiller brothers (both seasoned road riders) took to the oval quickly and rode tactfully and aggressively, with both placing in every event, and ultimately finishing high on the evenings Omnium standings. Also putting in a good show was Team CF rider, Peter Gogen who broke away during the twenty lap points race and impressively lapped the entire field except for the Hiller brothers and NEBC's Greg Sheets.

Commendation must go out to several junior riders who chose to race their categories on Tuesday Night as apposed to their age group on Thursday. This includes 10 year old Kevin Goguen(Team CF), 13 year old Peter Goguen(Team CF) and 15 year old Ben Lambert (Unattached) who did well to stay upright in a clash of handlebars by Comprehensive Training's, Andrew Van Kuren.

It was also good to see the return of seasoned trackies, Stephen Pelletier, Charles Wason and Mark Bowen all of whom didn't lay down arms when the young Hiller brothers started firing attacks. Even recent "Try The Track Clinic" graduate Brett Anderson responded well to the constant attacks and finished third in the consolation "Wheel Race," which capped off a great night of racing.

It must be said that 13 year old Peter Goguen is riding incredibly well, and should he choose to take part at the Junior National Track Championships in Trexlertown, PA next month, stands a very good chance of a podium finish there.

Please see the Northeast Velodrome & Cycling Park site for more results.