Project London Sweeps Podium

Sunday, July 03, 2011
San Jose, California – Project London riders Michael Blatchford, Kevin Mansker, Daniel Walker, and Jimmy Watkins dominated at the Testarossa Velodrome Challenge at the Hellyer Velodrome.  The team took first, second, and third in the Sprint and Keirin. 

In the Sprint, the fireworks began in the qualifying round.  Michael Blatchford kicked things off with a 10.82 flying 200, setting a new track record.  That record would only stand for a few moments, as fellow Project London riders Jimmy Watkins and Kevin Mansker both went 10.73.  Daniel Walker also qualified well, slotting in fifth place.

In the Sprint semi finals, Mansker and Blatchford advanced making for an all Project London final.  Walker won the minor final for fifth place and Watkins won the finals for third place in three rides.  The finals for first place also went three rides with Mansker getting the better of Blatchford. 

The Keirin was also fiercely contested among the Project London riders.  At the finish, it was Watkins taking the win, Blatchford in second, and Mansker in third.

Photo Credit – Brian Hodes of