“I am very excited to play an active role in this project. I’ve always understood how important track racing and indoor velodromes are to the future of the sport as a sustainable, entertaining business and as a center for youth development.”
~ Greg LeMond, 3-time Tour de France Winner,
Honorary VDF Chair
Major Taylor was the first African American professional sports celebrity to captivate sports fans around the world. In the early 20th Century he set historic trends, broke racial barriers and advanced excellence. These overriding themes are embraced by the National Sports and Events Center to be the premiere sports facility in the U.S. today.
“I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship.”
~ Major Taylor