11 Aug Rotherham, Nothstein Had The Force in Sprint Wars
TREXLERTOWN, Pa. – The force was with T-Town on Friday night. With rain threatening and falling in all areas surrounding, the Bicycle Racing Capital of the World stayed mostly dry for the first-ever Sprint Wars on Friday night at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, part of the 2017 World Series of Bicycling.
The new event, Sprint Wars, grouped riders, regardless of category, based on times into different groups to sprint and then ride in a keirin final. Matt Rotherham, Tyler Nothstein, Scott Savory, Josiah McGraw, Zac Olszewski, and Danielle Van Niekerk all won the sprint battles in their respective groups.
Overall, Rotherham, of Great Britain, won the men’s omnium with 24 points while Anita Stenberg of Norway won the women’s overall omnium with 14 points.
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The 2017 World Series of Bicycling season continues next Friday with the Air Products Finals. Riders from this summer’s Air Products classes compete against one another under the bright WSB lights. Additionally, it is the final Dog Day of Summer this season as fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the track. Also, there will be $1 hot dogs all night long at the A-Treat Breakaway Café.
Gates open at 6 p.m. with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $6 with children 12 years old and younger being $2. Tickets are on sale in advance here and at the box office on event night.