Nature Valley Grand Prix
8th - 12th June 2005
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Race Insight >> New Timing Company Scores Big on First Pro Stage Race
Second Services Providing Timing Services to Nature Valley Grand Prix
from Split Second Services, a Minnesota based electronic timing,
photo-finish and results processing company, announced they had provided
accurate times for every competitor at the Saint Paul Time Trial, Stage 1
of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Timing results were filed with officials
within minutes of the end of the competition. The
Nature Valley Grand Prix is one of the largest professional cycling
competitions in the United States.
event is our first professional competitive event as a company,” says
Bruce Brasaemle, one of the principals of the firm. “But with 25 years
of experience in competitive cycling we felt we could handle it.”
Brasaemle added along with the other principals in the firm, Matthew Moses
and Jeffrey Helgerson, Split Second Services has over 25 years’
experience in aspects of competitive cycling including race organization,
officiating and event services. The firm has also provided timing services
for other competitive sports including canoe and skijoring races.
was provided at the Nature Valley Grand Prix using an Alge ASCI start
clock and an Alge TdC 8001 Timedata Computer using a Tapeswitch
Corporation Controlfex Ribbon Switch to record finish times.
Competitors’ times, current placing and elapsed time were
instantaneously displayed as each rider finished on Alge GAZ4 display
boards. No timing errors were reported and each competitor was given an
accurate time. Split Second Services will be using FinishLynx digital
photo-finish technology for the subsequent stages of the Nature Valley
“This is an excellent way to begin the competition,” says David LaPorte, Race Director for the Nature Valley Grand Prix and Great River Energy Bicycle Festival. “These guys have been involved in some way with the event for years, so I knew I could trust them to get the job done.”
About Split Second Services: The mission of Split Second Services is to provide fast and accurate electronic timing, photo-finish and results processing for competitive sports with an emphasis on bicycle racing. The firm was founded in 2005 by principals with collectively over 25 years experience in racing, race organization and officiating. Split Second Services is rapidly establishing itself as a high quality service provider of timing services for national professional bicycle races.
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