Monday, October 18, 2010

Cycle Loft Pro Kacey Manderfield Races in Europe

U.S. pro track rider Kacey Manderfield has been contracted to represent The Northeast Velodrome and Cycling Park in this weeks Six Days of Amsterdam.

Manderfield left last week for a two-week trip to Europe, which will include races in Milan, Italy, and Amsterdam, Holland. Manderfield a pro on the Cycle Loft UCI Track Team, finished 4th on Friday night’s “Red Hook – Milan” criterium.

Manderfield who won the original “Red Hook Criterium” in New York, two years ago, was invited to the first “Red Hook – Milan” on Friday night. Both “Red Hook” crits are downtown style crits raced on pure track bikes with no brakes.

Tonight begins the start of the winter Six Day Track Season, with the Six Days of Amsterdam running from the 18th to the 23rd October. Northeast Velodrome Director and Manderfield's personal manager and coach, Kurt Begemann, will join her today for what hopes to be a good week of racing.

As is the case with all Pro Six Day contracts, Manderfield will enter the Six as an independent contractor and will race for an assigned sponsor for the Six Days. “We knew she was going to get a ride in Amsterdam after her 6th place in Rotterdam, last winter,” said Begemann. “We also had the opportunity through a private investor to purchase a team for the Six Day. It made sense to ask the promoters to put our rider into the team, rather than have Kacey racing for a Dutch Sponsor and having a European rider racing for The Northeast Velo.” Said Begemann.

Northeast Velodrome patrons John Laupheimer, Greg Pellegrino and Bill Beyer will join Begemann in attending the Amsterdam Six day for the final two nights of racing. The three will be attending the Six as VIP’s with an insiders look at European Velodromes and the Six-Day scene. Please take a look at the Amseterdam Six Day site.