Lead from the East: T-Town Segment on CSN
Marty Nothstein appeared on Comcast Sports Net earlier this season in a short documentary shot by Brad Nau. Entitled “Lead from the East,” Nothstein calls Valley Preferred Cycling Center the Yankee Stadium of track cycling, and compares its riders to the tradition of Oakland Raiders football for its smashmouth competitiveness.
Valley Preferred Cycling Center, affectionately coined T-Town by its fans, has been training cyclists in first-class community programs since 1976. The venue’s community programs have over 23,000 graduates. Eight graduates, including Nothstein, have gone on to participate in Olympic Games.
This year’s Olympics was special for T-Town, as one of its own claimed a Silver Medal in the Women’s Team Pursuit. This is where Lauren Tamayo got her start in cycling: