Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Simply The Best- Rachael Lloyd- Version 2008

The very best Cyclocross racer from Northern California for the 2008 season was by far Rachael Lloyd. The worlds most difficult races were her stage, and the greatest competition and most talented racers on the planet were her adversaries. Every now and then a rare jewel athlete will form from a region of racing like the NCNCA, and Rachael Lloyd was that one of a kind diamond for 2008...

Lloyd seen here pulling the best racers from the UCI rankings at a World Cup event. In her draft are legends Hanka Kupfernagel, Daphny Van Den Brand, and Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel....
Racing at the World Championships sporting her USA Team kit....
This lady has power, drive, and skills. Combine this with a iron will and super athletic ability, and you have the making for one of the best Cyclocross racers ever from Nor-Cal....
Horrible conditions~~ bring it on says Lloyd....

The 2008 Cyclocross season was a break out year for Rachael Lloyd. Stepping up to a full commitment of racing in the most challenging races in Europe, Lloyd found a home at the front of affairs among the worlds best racers. In the USA she finished 3rd at the Elite National Championships. In Europe she produced numerous high finishes, such as 2nd at Vlaamse Witloof Veldrit - C2, 7th at Cyclo-Cross World Cup #8 - CDM Roubaix, France, 5th at Cyclo-Cross World Cup #9 - CDM Milan, Italy, and 11th and the World Championships.
Rachael Lloyd was Northern California's most outstanding story for the 2008 Cyclocross race season.
It is my pleasure to highlight her performances and give proper respect to a great racer who's 2008 achievements produced possibly the best season of racing ever, from any Cross racer from Nor-Cal. Lloyd has proven herself to be one of the best Cyclocross racers on the planet, and I hope she continues to grace us with her tremendous exploits on the Cyclocross bicycle. Congratulations to Rachael!! Your riding inspires!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word! If you see Rachel out and about, encourage her to at least race at home this year and DON"T RETIRE!

8/5/09, 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats a rad write up.
rachael is a incredible rider and thanks to dusty for giving her some well deserved space on this page.

8/6/09, 3:23 PM  
Blogger Shane said...

Rachael is an inspiration to us all. I hate to hear she's retiring, but things change. I wish the best for her.
She raced the district championships 12/8/07 and she is included in our liveplayride flikr phtotos. LivePlayRide.com http://www.liveplayride.com/Photos/tabid/57/Default.aspx

8/7/09, 6:48 PM  
Blogger bikesgonewild said...

...haven't heard anything about rachael's plans recently but a few days after world's she was rethinking the retirement idea...

...it was the end of the season, she'd had a great year & she wasn't feeling burned out by the travel & the racing...

...that focus, that drive, the great bike handling skillz...we wanna see ya coming on like gangbusters again...

...so, come back & kick ass, miz lloyd...kick ass for another year...

8/23/09, 2:05 AM  

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