The Brickworks set the stage for 85 of the most skilled riders as they showcased their cycling abilities on a scaled down velodrome, reaching speeds of 35km/hr. A raucous crowd of 600 witnessed athletes trying to complete ten laps in the shortest time as they faced the most challenging and treacherous ride of their lives. After a day of qualifying rounds and finals, it was recent title holder of Red Bull Mini Drome Montreal and Orlando events, Addison Zawada who schooled his competitors, heat after heat, making it a three-peat win for the Jacksonville, Florida native.
On August 26, Addison was crowned champion in Orlando after completing a lap in only 39.421 seconds, the fastest among the other riders. Following his victory at the very first Red Bull Mini Drome in the United States, Addison registered for the Montreal event, where he showed he’s fast and skilled once again. His eyes are already set on the Vancouver stops on October 23. “You never know what you run into,” said Zawada about the Toronto stop. “I’m exhausted but I will go home, ride some more and head to Vancouver.” The 4-1-6 did represent and certainly gave Addison a run for his money. Toronto’s own Justin Soares rode on Zawada’s tail but was defeated and came in second place while Brad Brownie took third spot.
RED BULL MINI DROME TORONTO RESULTS
1st place: Addison Zawada (Jacksonville, Florida)
2nd place: Justin Soares (Toronto, ON)
3rd place: Brad Brownie (Toronto, ON)
ABOUT RED BULL MINI DROME
From its roots in New Zealand, several Red Bull Mini Drome events took place around the world including London, Mexico, Estonia, Poland, and for the first time in the United States last August. "Mini" means a very small version of its kind” and “drome” is a place to run or compete. These two definitions summarize the concept of Red Bull Mini Drome—provide the world’s smallest velodrome to race in solo and duel. The track of seven meters wide, four meters long, and 3.5 meters high at both ends was built of plywood.
The next Red Bull Mini Drome event is set to take place in Vancouver on October 23.