Monday, December 05, 2005

O'Dog and Metzger Take Bay Area Super Prestige Overall

Aaron O'Dell (Rock Lobster) and Melodie Metzger (Velo Bella) have won the Bay Area Super Prestige Elite overall categories. Over the weekend Ben Jacques-Maynes (Kodak/Sierra Nevada) won both Men's events but Aaron was a solid 3rd both days which was plenty to take the series over teammate Simon Vickers and Justin Robinson (Cal Giant). Metzger won Sunday's race and eeked out a slim victory in the overall over Velo Bella teammate Ann Fitzsimmons and Sycip's Lauren Costantini. Helene Drum (Village Peddler) won Saturday's women's event.
James Coates (Amgen/Felt) took the final two races and the series for the M35+ category. Jeremy Ferguson won a close fight for the Junior overall over Andy Goessling (Missing Link), although Logan Loader (Alan Bikes) won both weekend races.

Congrats to all the winners. Results are posted:



Anonymous Bruce Lodge - Blackmarket Racing said...

Thanks to Tom Simpson and the entire crew of the Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclo Cross Series!!! It was a Super weekend and a Super series - again this year. It's obvious that a lot of people work very hard to put on what are without a doubt the best Cyclo Cross events in Nor Cal - timers, judges, course tapers, registration takers, muffin sellers, medics, traffic controllers, prize baggers, spare wheel watchers and lots of sponsors. You all do a great job and this racer appreciates it. Let's hope Tom can get the District Championships in 2006 so that the "championship" event lives up to the title. Thanks Tom.

12/5/05, 10:55 PM  
Blogger eric sterner said...

I second that!! The quality and great vibe of the Pilarcitos races are one of the reasons I got hooked on cross in the first place.

12/6/05, 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine calls it
"formula one cross" - faster courses with skill demanding turns and descents. You don't find this style too often, even up in Portland, although they have this rep of being "cross central". I say BAH !! The Pilarcitos/Simpson crew and their helpers did a great job this year - again! Thankx,
Chuck /Gianni Cycling

12/7/05, 3:30 PM  

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