More Records for Project London

Sunday, July 17, 2011
Portland, Oregon – Project London 2012 captured several track records this weekend at the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge, en route to wins in the Kilo and Team Sprint.  The American-based team has drawn immediate success since its formation just a few months ago, and has dominated the domestic track racing scene.

Kevin Mansker set the tone in the Kilo, recording a new track record on Friday night with a scorching 1:07.79.  That time bested the previous track record, held by Per Bjesse since 2009, by half a second.  That track record is the second in month of July for Mansker, who also broke the flying 200m time at the Testarossa Challenge on his way to victory in the Sprint.

Project London 2012 also acquired the Alpenrose Track record at the Team Sprint when Dean Tracy, Michael Blatchford, and Kevin Mansker took to the track.  The trio beat the previous track record by two seconds with a 51.16. 

Next up for Project London 2012 is the FSA Grand Prix at the Marymoor Velodrome in Seattle.  The team is looking to break even more track records at this event, and is proving itself as the preeminent U.S. track squad.  All Project London 2012 racers compete aboard Felt’s revolutionary TK1 track frame.

Photo Courtesy of Jon Ragsdale