Air Force Major to compete in Track Cycling Worlds

By Armed Forces Sports | Armed Forces Sports | March 04, 2016

4 March 2016 -- Air Force Major Ian Holt, member of the U.S. Armed Forces Cycling Team and Air Force World Class Athlete, will compete in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London on Friday, March 4.  

Holt, one of a nine-member U.S. National Team, was selected by USA Cycling to compete in the ‘Points Race’ of the World Championship.  

The Points Race is a 40km race on a 250m track, encompassing 160 laps.  Racers sprint for points every 10 laps with the first four across the line earning points (5, 3, 2, 1, respectively).  A rider is awarded 20 points for lapping the field.  The rider with the most points at the end of the race wins.     

The day before his first-ever UCI World Championship appearance, Holt is confident, “I know that I’m strong and have trained well the past two months.  Now I hope I can ride to my potential."  

Holt recently represented the U.S. Armed Forces at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) 6th Military World Games in South Korea from 2-11 October.    

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NBC will air portions of the UCI Track Cycling World Championship events online here
NBC Live Stream; and Race Highlights at NBC Coverage of UCI Worlds

Learn about track racing, including the Points Race, here