Star Track is honored and thrilled to be selected as one of the first five grantees chosen to receive financial support from the newly-created Rapha Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to building a better future for the sport of cycling by inspiring, empowering and supporting the next generation of racers. The grant will help fund the most significant expansion of our after-school program in Star Track's history, enabling even more New York City kids to discover the joys and benefits of bike racing with zero barriers to participation. And it will help support our racers as they pursue competitive excellence, allowing us to provide season-round coaching and training as well as transportation to races. More details on what this grant will mean to the program are coming — along with ways you can join in to support our ambitious goals for growing junior racing in NYC — but right now we just want to say thank you to Rapha for this amazing support to all five organizations (along with the Amy D. Foundation, Boulder Junior Cycling, the MudFund at the USA Cycling Foundation, and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association), the incredible commitment to grassroots cycling, and the determination to see cycling become the most popular sport in the world. #GoStarTrack
Star Track brought a record 27 kids, aged 10-18, out to compete at the 2018 USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships at Valley Preferred Cycling Center — many of them first-timers. We are very proud of them all. Our riders earned 25 medals and 8 national champion jerseys. Here are individual highlights:
Joe Apollon 11-12 M: 1st Minor Final Scratch
Ian Buss 17-18 M: Gold Team Sprint, Silver Sprint, Silver Keirin. 4th kilo
Enzo Edmonds 11-12 M: Bronze Omnium, Silver 2km Scratch, Bronze 1km Scratch, Bronze 500m Scratch
Natalie Eng: 11-12 W: 4th 500m Scratch
Emma Eng: 13-14 W: 5th 10-14 TT
Anton Gibson 15-16 M: 4th 2km Scratch
Matthew Harrison 17-18 M: Gold Team Sprint, Bronze Kilo, Bronze Keirin
Jayden Li 11-12 M: Gold Omnium, Gold 1km Scratch, Gold 500m Scratch, Bronze 2km Scratch
Geneway Ryan Tang 17-18 M: Gold Team Sprint
Sophia Shuhay 15-18 W: Gold Sprint, Gold TT, Silver Team Sprint, 5th Keirin
Billy Taylor 17-18 M: Gold Team Pursuit, Bronze 8k Scratch
Jacob Waters 17-18 M: Gold Team Pursuit, Silver Kilo TT, Bronze Ind. Pursuit
Congrats to Johnny Alman, Laurence Chang, Wesley Chang, Andrew Cheong, Katie Cheong, Yosef Gonzalez, Anna Harrison, Allen Leung, Max Rodriguez, Asha Sandler, Marvin Santos, Nya Santos, Genelan Tang and Genelyn Tang and special guest Lewis Kopchak for representing Star Track with pride, effort and courage.
Many thanks to the sponsors who made this success possible and contribute so generously to our program: Affinity Cycles, Chef's Cut Real Jerky, The Center For Spine Care & Mobility, Davidson Kempner Capital Management, Christine D'Ercole, ERO Sports Pennsylvania, Hincapie Sportswear, Lenox Advisers, Lucarelli & Castaldi, LLP, One Equity Partners and Williams Trading. 🥇❤️🙏
Well done coaches: Gil “Gibby” Hatton, Pete Taylor, David Harrison, Delroy Walters and Michael Sandler.
We're thrilled to welcome Justin Butsavage to the team for the 2018 racing season. Justin is a T Town native who’s had quite a tremendous few years of racing, he’ll be a wonderful addition to the team.
His recent accolades include:
2017 junior national team pursuit champion
Competitor at the 2017 junior world championships representing team USA
Justin recently raced the 2018 6 days of Berlin
A proud eagle scout recipient!
He’s also helped break the current fastest junior men’s team pursuit time as part of the US national team. Finally, Justin has been invited to train with Team USA at the US Olympic training center in Colorado springs.
Congratulations Justin and welcome to the team!
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Star Track is super proud of our junior rider Billy Taylor for having some great rides during rounds 1 & 2 of the Revolution series.
Billy has had a tremendous racing season in 2017, a pinnacle moment was becoming a junior national champion in the team pursuit and now he's in Europe racing with the worlds best junior track racers.
#gostartrack #boysinblue #billytaylor #billythekid #revolutionseries #trackracing #startracknyc
We're still settling down from the incredible racing that took place over the weekend in Glasgow. The guys battled hard, won a few, lost a few but came out to race another day.
We're super proud of Dominic, Joe and Billy, plus thrilled to race with our guest riders Chris Lawless and a special thanks to Matt Rotherham who stepped in and partnered with Chris for the madison time trial to take home a very respectable 4th place.
Team Star Track currently sits in 9th place overall in the Champions league!
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