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Drink Floyd : NYC roller race

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.

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Looks like this event was held on the Bikeworks NYC rig, lots of info on their site here.

Goldsprint Zurich 1999 video

This is it, THE event at the Cyle Messengers World Championships that started the Goldsprint Revolution and inspired Greg Tipper from London and New York couiers to create goldsprint events in the USA and London (later became Rollapaluza)