Edge Cycling

Edge Cycling strives to provide the best in coaching and training for all levels and disciplines. Andrew Harris, Performance Director

Sprinters Edge provides a unique, integrated approach to developing sprint cyclists. We believe that to become your best, careful attention needs to be paid to all elements of preparation. Proper training, nutrition, restorative methods, race tactics, and a balanced lifestyle must be in place to ensure top performance. To succeed as a sprinter, your training must be highly specialized and focused on improving the qualities necessary to produce the power and speed required for a world-class performance. Despite good intentions to help cyclists strengthen their capabilities, many young sprinters are "un-made" by poor choices in training and methodology. We will ensure you make the right choices by selecting methods that develop you as a sprint athlete and by avoiding those techniques that not only waste time but may also cause shifts in physiology which could restrain cyclists from reaching their full potential. Riders are constantly being challenged to break personal bests. Sprinter's Edge strives to create a positive, goal-oriented system and approach for the preparation of sprint cyclists. By helping cyclists to consistently break PRs, Sprinter's Edge enables riders to achieve more confidence in their ability as well as more interest and enthusiasm for training. If your goal is to become a top international sprint competitor or just develop a winning sprint on the Sunday group ride, let Sprinter's Edge provide you with the tools to be your best.

Edge Cycling was well represented at the 2020 Ontario Track Provincial Championships. 13 riders competed in the U17, Juniors, Mens, and Masters categories.

Day 1 events: Individual Pursuit and Keirin.

A gold, a silver, and a bronze for Edge Cycling in the third and final round of the Ontario Cup.

Mandy Marquardt

I’m looking forward to representing the red, white and blue at the World Championships in Berlin! 🇺🇸 ⁣⁣⁣
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Reminiscing: In 2007, I was a junior racing for the state of Baden-Württemberg at my first German Nationals in Berlin. I took bronze in the 500m time trial back when I was an enduro, but that aero helmet tho 😆
A few months later, I was diagnosed with type 1 #diabetes and thinking it was the end to my cycling career. ⁣A lot happened in between, and in 2012, after enough convincing from others, I finally made the switch to sprint and began training with Edge Cycling. So glad I did 🙂 #everythinghappensforareason? ⁣⁣

📷 Kyle Helson
Team Novo Nordisk USA Cycling
#changingdiabetes

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Daily Readiness Monitoring: Utilizing the PUSH Band in the Sport of Track Cycling // PUSH Pro® / Train with Purpose

James Mellen wrote a brief essay about his use of a PUSH band to gauge the effort his training will be for the day. It's a little insight to the details riders like James need to pay attention to when competing at the World Cup Level.

Daily Readiness Monitoring: Utilizing the PUSH Band in the Sport of Track Cycling

James is racing in Australia next weekend, looking to add to his UCI points tally.

trainwithpush.com Track cycling is a specific discipline of cycling that takes place on a velodrome.  The bikes are fixed gear and have no brakes. At the Olympic Games track cycling is comprised of six medal events: Madison, Omnium, Keirin, Sprint, Team Sprint, and Team Pursuit.  Three of the event

Two wins, one 2nd, one 3rd, two top 5s, and nine top 10s for Edge Cycling in the second round of the Youth Track Development Series.

Two silvers, a top 5 and three top 10s for Edge Cycling in the second round of the Ontario Cup.

The team did great at the Ontario Cup #2! Dakota and Nicholas, worked hard today and between them they earned two silvers, a top 5 and two top 10s in category B1. Nick also finished top 10 in the A/B Keirin. Well done and way to represent!

Great weekend of racing in Milton, Canada! 💪🏼🥳 #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Happy New Year! We’ve had a phenomenal year with our athletes and coaches. Thank you to our parents that help make it happen. We look forward to 2020! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

2019-2020 Ontario Cup Race Series

2019-2020 Ontario Cup Race Series

2019-2020 Ontario Cycling Youth Track Development Series

2019-2020 Ontario Cycling Youth Track Development Series

Edge Cycling holiday party! 😍🎄🌟

We are so proud of our athletes on and off the bike and love our Edge families!!!

We’re fortunate for everyone’s support and looking foreword to a phenomenal 2020! Thank you to everyone who has made this possible! #OneTeam #TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

We’d like to wish the best of luck to our #EdgeCycling Sprinters, Mandy Marquardt and James Mellen who are on the other side of the world at the UCI Track World Cup in Hong Kong! They will be racing both the Sprint and Keirin this weekend. Go, Team USA!

Live Results: https://www.tissottiming.com/2019/ctrwcIII

Edge athletes, Tommy Quinn, Mia Deye and Jonah Hover were just in California for the Sprint and Endurance ODP Camp! Photos courtesy of the Velo Sports Center

Mandy Marquardt

4th place in the Sprints at the first World Cup of the season in Minsk! ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Big 12 hour day at the oval office. Qualified 13th with a 10.928 and had some pretty close finishes in a couple of my sprint rounds. It’s been a great experience, lots to still improve, and I’m looking forward to continuing the work. Thank you for all the well wishes and support, especially from my Edge Cycling teammates back home! Big shout-out to our rockstar USA Cycling staff and coaches! ⁣⁣
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Congrats to my teammates on a phenomenal week. So inspired and grateful to be on this journey with you guys 🇺🇸 ⁣⁣⁣

Next stop: Glasgow! ⁣⁣⁣⁣
#ChangingDiabetes

It's a long, hard day in a WC Sprint Tourney. Edge athlete Mandy Marquardt rolled through to the medal rounds before being besting by Emma Hinze of Germany. #Integrity2020 #hardwork #edgecycling #1TOP

We hope to see you at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt off Tilghman St. tomorrow to support the Team Arnav Foundation! #relentlesspositivity

🌈🥇 Women’s Team Pursuit Masters World Champions! Congratulations to Edge Cycling athlete, Gwen (far right) and her teammates!!!! 🎉

Happy #NationalCoachesDay! We are lucky to have Andrew Harris, as well as our coaches Jim Alvord and Mike Sigers and occasionally, Jamie Alvord, all there to help our athletes reach their fullest potential. ⁣

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Dakota Stein
“Happy National Coaches Day to one of the greatest people I've met in my life... I can't thank you enough Andrew for everything you've done for me not just as an athlete but as a person.⁣”

We are wishing our very own, endurance junior, Sebastian (left) a speedy recovery as he recovers from knee surgery. We are all thinking of you and look forward to seeing you back on the bike and riding with us soon again! #WeAreFamily #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

100%. Tommy Quinn has been putting in the work and we are proud of his relentless effort on the bike and in the gym 🙌🏼💪🏼

Tommy:
“When coach says you have lactic efforts tomorrow on your first day back in town from traveling”😂Despite being out of state for peak week for this block in the gym, I’m still very pleased with how it went. 🏋🏼‍♂️ #olympicgymkansascity #staringintothevoid #maxout #amrap #gym #deadlift #trapbar #relentless #45kgplates #isoundlikeadyinganinal

Edge Cycling

😍 “I never know where my bike is going to take me” - Reagen

🙌🏼🎉 Congratulations to Anja Thomas on winning the Junior Cyclecross Race from Reading Hospital #towerhealth in City Park! Thank you for hosting a great event Reading Radsport Festival!

Photo by Matt Jones

Photos from Edge Cycling's post

Photos from Edge Cycling's post

Best of luck to Edge Cycling sprinters, Mandy Marquardt and James Mellen competing at the Pan American Championships in Cochabamba, Bolivia with USA Cycling! Go, Team USA! 🇺🇸

Congratulations to Genelan, who recently took 2nd in the New York State Championships! 💪🏼

For the second year in a row, Edge Cycling athlete Gwenn Afton joined Molly and Rob Van Houweling on their annual pilgrimage to the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes, Mexico for some National and Masters World Record attempts! ⁣

🎉 Gwenn set 2 New US National Records in the flying 200 and 250 for W55+. ⁣

250m: 15.572 previously 16.05 (G. AFTON)⁣
200m: 12.185 previously 12.34 (C. OLSEN)⁣

Gwenn also attempted to break her own National Record in the kilo, set last year at 1:17:281. She nearly broke it and clocked a 1:17:4! ⁣

The multinational group included elite cyclists from Canada, Italy, and the Republic of South Africa. Pictured with Gwenn is Juan, sports director for IDEA (State Sports Institute of Aguascalientes). Congrats, Gwenn! ⁣

Photos from Edge Cycling's post

Photos from Edge Cycling's post

#EdgeCycling sprinters, Mandy and James are #InsideTheOTC in Colorado Springs with Team USA Cycling, preparing for the Pan American Championships in Bolivia!

Photos from Edge Cycling's post

Photos from Edge Cycling's post

Photos from Edge Cycling's post

It was a great night of racing at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center for the sprint invitational. We saw Geneway, who’s been working relentlessly in training, put up a good fight. As well as James and Tommy, who met in gold medal final.

Tommy has had quite a setback this season with illness and surgery and unfortunately missed #TrackNats, but he has been back, healthy and working hard - setting a new PB in the flying 200m with a 10.5. ⁣

Our Masters Sprinter, Joe Transue had has first Friday night debut and put the hurt on the field, earning himself some good results and money! ⁣

On the Women’s side, Allyson and Anja represented strongly. Anja set a new PB with a 12.8. It was a great night of racing! ⁣

📷 Trevor Raab

Last Friday’s Cooperate Challenge at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center! Geneway, Andrew and Genelyn have been coaching 10 teams of 6 riders each (60 total people) for Corporate Challenge for the last 6 weeks. ⁣

#EdgeCycling Juniors, Sebastian, Nicholas, Reagen and Cara volunteered their time taking tickets, escorting Bolt and helping the PeeWee Pedalers at the velodrome!⁣

#edgegivesback

Getting it done on the road in Westchester this morning. Cara King wins the Junior Women’s Race. Dakota Stein takes out the Junior boys U17 race, and Sebastian Malaver taking 2nd. Great team results! #hardwork #EdgeCycling

National Night Out in Upper Macungie was a blast!⁣

James Mellen, Becca Martz and Jocelyn Pattishall shared their experiences and connected with kids and families, educating about helmet and bike safety. As well as promoting the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and recruiting for the Fall BRL programs.⁣

National Night Out is an event throughout the country about police and firemen and safety. It was fun and great to give back to the community and get more kids involved 🙌🏼 They were pretty excited to have their picture taken with the fastest man in America!

Edge Cycling has a great weekend at the Northeast Regional Masters Championships. Jim Alvord won both the 500m and Sprint competition in the 55+ group after setting a nice PB in the 200. Todd Stodolski set the quick time in the 200 for the day in the 45+ group before taking gold in the sprints and 500mTT. Gwenn Afton set TTown PB’s in both the 500mTT and sprint before taking silver in both. Fun weekend, and great racing from everyone.

Cara King was getting it done at the Tour of Millersburg this weekend. The three stage race included a TT, Criterium, and RR. Cara took 13th, 4th, and 10th respectively. Giving her 9th in the GC. Cara, at 16 improves every week. #hardwork
#EdgeCycling

Pro-Am Super Tuesday Night Racing

Congratulations to all of our Masters riders and Coach, Jim Alvord - Pennsylvania State and Regional Champion. Jim won the Match Sprints and 500m TT with a 37.1. ⁣

Pictured with Jim is Nicholas, Rebecca, Reagen and our Endurance Coach Mike - who all just got back from a Sunday ride and came to support our Masters riders racing at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center!

Congrats to Zach Mcclendon for being the fastest in qualifying today at the Fixed Gear Classic today in Blaine Minnesota. Zach was only a 1/10 off the track record. He went on to take the silver medal in the sprint tournament and finished 6th in the Keirin.

After a little reset from Track Nationals, it’s back to the drawing board. Great seeing our athletes and Junior Women consistently put in the hard work.

Mia took the win at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center Junior Women’s Exhibition Keirin! Teammates, Divya, Cara and Anja also landed on the podium.

Women’s 13-14, Reagen raced her first Friday Night at the velodrome and made the podium!

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