Entries in track (5)


Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma's Kovalcik and Urbanski Bring Home National Gold and Bronze

Zak Kovalcik's National Championship gold and jersey. ©Zak KovalcikZak Kovalcik of the Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma team won the Elite Omnium Track National Championships in South Carolina this past weekend. On Friday he won the flying lap and elimination races, then Kovalcik used a winning kilometer time trial effort to secure the overall victory. Teammate Al Urbanski  joined Kovalcik on the podium, snagging third, with Stefan Rothe (Tulsa Tough) in second.

Great job by Zak and Al, and more terrific results for the all-business carbon Veloforma Pista Pro track bike!

Kovalcik broke down the racing action for us:

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Crit, Track and Stage Race Glory: Sizzle Pie-Veloforma, Ironclad & Paceline Projects-Veloforma Rocket through July

Capt Dave coaches Ironclad's Jenn Levo on race-winning tactics. ©Ironcladcycling.comA gaggle of super-talented Veloforma athletes have been rocking the results boards in everywhere from the velodrome in Seattle to NRC stage races to national-caliber crits. Along the way, these racers have sent in glowing reports on their Veloforma ridea and confirmed the versatility of the carbon Strada SLR road and Pista Pro track bikes that have succesfully translated their power to fast forward motion. We're super proud to work with these partners. In case you missed these blurs of speed, here's a quick update:

Stage Race Sensation
Ironclad's Brianna Walle recruited a couple of Elite Seattle riders to join her on a composite team for the National Road Calendar (NRC) Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Oregon. The six-day stage race wrapped up yesterday (Sunday, July 22nd), and after many miles and some injuries, by the end she was the lone Ironclad-Yakima racer left standing.

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Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma, in Black & White

Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma getting an Alpenrose-style workout. ©Brenton SaloWe just got wind of some fabulous black and white photos Brenton Salo snapped of the Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma's team workout on the Aplenrose track the other day. To see the rest of the set, check out Brenton Salo's album on Flickr.


Zak Kovalcik Hits Europe for Stayer Track and Derny Crit Racing

Zak Kovalcik tucks his Veloforma Strada onto his derny driver's wheel in the derny crit. ©JavelinZak Kovalcik of the Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma team became the first American to compete in stayer racing in 37 years when he ventured to Germany last week. “In short, stayer racing is a motor-paced track race,” says Kovalcik. “The pacemakers are on big motorcycles and are basically standing to make a bigger draft, and the bikes are more upright with a 24″ front wheel and backwards fork.” He competed in both a stayer track race on a specifically-styled stayer rig and a derny motor-paced criterium on board his Veloforma Strada SLR carbon road bike.


For more on stayer racing, check this story on Pez Cycling News, and see the video below:

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Fast Racing, Sweet Shots of Veloforma Track Bikes at Alpenrose

Al Urbanski burning up the Alpenrose track. Photo by PEDALConsumption.comOur fellow PDXers over at PEDAL Consumption posted some great photos of the Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma team's sweet new track bikes in action at Alpenrose the other day. Zak Kovalcik, the team captain, took overall victory in the Eric Kautzky Memorial track race this past weekend, and he followed that up by winning the individual pursuit on his freshly built Veloforma track bike on Thursday. Not a bad first meeting between rider and bike!

As PEDAL Consumption said, "I got a chance to see their Veloforma carbon track framesets in action and they were sweet as fuck!" Glad you like 'em, guys.

See more on the PEDAL Consumption website, and go check out the Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma team, too.