Valencia, Venezuela (May 21, 2007)—The United States Cycling Team kicked off the 2007 Pan American Road and Track Championships with Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.) capturing Gold in her respective track event on the opening day of competition.
In the women’s keirin, Reed led out the sprint from start to finish to edge Lizandra Guerra (CUB) in a six-woman final that also included Nancy Contreras (MEX), Diana Garcia (COL), Monique Sullivan (CAN) and Sol Roa (COL). Reed’s victory automatically qualifies her for the 2008 UCI Track World Championships in Manchester, Great Britain next March.
The 2007 Pan American Road and Track Championships continue on Tuesday as several more Americans will be in action on the track. Reed will compete in the qualifying round of the women’s sprint Becky Quinn (Quakertown, Pa.) will compete in the women’s scratch race while Huff and Kenny Williams (Kenmore, Wash.) will race in the men’s scratch race. Also, Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen) will replace an injured Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./Ouch Pro Cycling) in the women’s individual pursuit.
2007 Pan American Road and Track Championships
1. Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.)
2. Lizandra Guerra (CUB)
3. Nancy Contreras (MEX)
4. Diana Garcia (COL)
5. Monique Sullivan (CAN)
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