Cargill battled from behind in the Gold Medal final to take the 2018 Corporate Challenge title over a very strong and well-oiled Medtronic Purkinje team. Medtronic found their rhythm within the first 60 meters to take an early lead in the final. Cargill battled back to level the race at the half-way mark. The lead changed hands 3 times before Cargill's Joshua Schneider sealed the deal for the defending champs.
Twelve teams entered the fray, with the fastest 6 qualifying teams battling in the medal rounds. Three companies fielded two teams, Boston Scientific, HGA and Medtronic. Galil Medical, MN Cycling Center, Pope Architects, Quality Bicycle Products and the Real Estate Riders rounded out the draw. The bronze medal went to HGA Velo 1 over Quality Bicycle Products. Boston Scientific's #2 team added another medal to the corporate display case with a 5th place win over Medtronic's Synapse squad.
|3||HGA Velo 1||1.57.22|
|4||Quality Bicycle Products||1.58.01|
|5||Boston Scientific 1||2.04.53|
|Quality Bicycle Products||1.57.47|
|HGA Velo 1||1.58.24|
|Boston Scientific 1||2.01.34|
|MN Cycling Center||2.04.81|
|HGA Velo 2||2.07.11|
|Real Estate Riders||2.07.16|
|Boston Scientific 2||2.07.96|
The Corporate Challenge at the NSC Velodrome offers your employees a unique team-building experience while at the same time introducing them to the sport of velodrome racing. On top of that, it's just plain fun!
The Corporate Challenge pits teams against one another in the Italian Pursuit. During each race, two teams line up on opposite sides of the velodrome and "pursue" each other over six laps. The lead rider of each team drops off after each lap, leaving only the final, or anchor rider, to finish the race against the clock.
Race Night: August 2, 2018 - stay tuned for 2019 details.
Training Nights: June 27, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1st.
This year June 27 and July 11 will be reserved for "new riders"....those who have not raced on the track before are required to make these first two training sessions to get up to speed before training with their teams.
Team registration fees: $600 per team of 6. $100 per rider for "extra" riders. All proceeds benefit the NSC Velodrome programs.
Contact event registrar Danielle Seraphine
Phone: 763.785.5614 Hotline: 763.785.5651
View the general weekly schedule of when the velodrome is open for training and racing.