This from Adams Carvalho:
This from Adams Carvalho:
Some great research, images and quotes from Carlton Reid of “roads were not built for cars”.
“Indoor roller racing – called Goldsprints to some – became immensely popular in the 1930s and could pack out dance-halls and ballrooms right through until the late 1950s”
Full Article here.
Over 300 competitors took part in Friedrichshafen, Germany apparently!
Top North American pros and past masters gathered at the Boulder Theatre for this fund raising event.
Eric Young overcame Olympian Taylor Phinney to win the event, however the claims of world record times are somewhat erroneous. As far as we know the record sits with Manfred Nuscheler.
Event report and photos here.
This just in from the Ravito Rouleaux Sprint, held at Veloscope in the South of France, nice movie!
originally from cyclingnews.com
Olympic cyclist Lea rules roller race in New York
Landis and Ellis turn out for CRCA fundraiser
US Olympian Bobby Lea took to the rollers in New York at the Drink Floyd- Roller Race Benefit ,Thursday, to help raise funds for the CRCA Junior Development Program. Lea, who competed at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, emerged victorious in an evening of roller racing in downtown New York, beating local track rider Matt Diefenbach in a thrilling final.
The event, organised by nyvelocity.com raised close to $1,000 dollars and attracted a number of high profile guests including Floyd Landis, Slipstream Sports owner Doug Ellis and Tour of Battenkill organiser, Dieter Drake.
“It was a fun night for a great cause, and we’re very grateful for Floyd coming out and supporting it, as well as Bobby Lea and all the other racers,” said Andy Shen from nyvelocity.com.
Competitors set down 500 meter time trials before competing in a set of head-to-heads. Losers from the heats had the chance to through a repechage before the semi-finals and final. You can make further donations for the development team, here.
Looks like this event was held on the Bikeworks NYC rig, lots of info on their site here.
We featured a similar Dutch static velodrome on Goldsprint.com here, a while ago we thought it may be the sameone still occasionally used on Dutch TV, but here we have recent footage, the TV one has banking!
For some reason this doesn’t appear to be displaying on our homepage, click on post title above to watch movie!
Round the world record breaking cyclist James Bowthorpe will be attempting 300 miles in 24 hours on a modified Rollapaluza rig. Rollapaluza have adapted their digital LED displays to display time elapsed and kilometres travelled.
It’s all happening in the window of London bike cafe / workshop Look Mum No Hands between 7.30pm on Wednesday the 15th June ’til 7.30 the next evening….James will be visible to all throughout as he will be in the window of the café.
Although not a record attempt as James is simulating the daily mileage he’ll require or his attempt on the Race Across America next year…this article suggests that he should be able to do it.
This guy’s pedal speed is impressive, but out of the saddle too!