Monday, September 28, 2009

Past Weekend Wrap-Up

It was a busy weekend of racing for Northern California Cross racers with competitions in Sacramento, Reno, & Monterey. Many Nor-Cal racers also traveled around the USA testing out the talent in places such as Vermont & Wisconsin. Nor-Cal's own Andy Jacques-Maynes(Bissel) has produced standout rides- making top 10 in some very high ranked events. AJM is a player on the National level and he has dedicated himself to a very strong Cross schedule for 2009. Both winners at CCCX #1 one week ago, Devon Haskell(Velo Bella) & Justin Robinson(Cal Giant Inc.) had strong rides in Wisconsin. Haskell made top 10 at the USGP races both Sat & Sun. From what I have heard the Sacramento Series race #1 was very successful. I have personally raced at Del Paso Park and the courses there can be deceptively hard. Chris McGovern(HRS Rock Lobster) & Emily Kachorek were the Elite winners on the day. Linda Elgart(Webcor) was the Master 35+ Women's winner, Joe Miller(Taleo Racing) was the 35+"B" Men's victor, and Spence Peterson the "B" Men's king for the day. I did notice there were 53 riders in the "C" division in Sac. Town, showing the growing popularity of Cross in the Capitol. Meanwhile in Monterey, HRS-Rock Lobster showed the strength of their team in taking 4 of the top 5 positions in the Elite Men's division at CCCX race #2. Only Don Myrah, who also ran away with the Master's 35+ event, was able to sneak on the Rock Lobster controlled podium. Josh Snead patrolled the front for most of the Elite Men's race before making his race winning move in the latter stages of the hour long test. In the CCCX Women's Elite race Kerry Barnholt(Scott/Ritchey) claimed top honors after a thrilling duel with Karen Brems(Webcor). In other races Robert Meighan(Cal Giant Inc.) won his 2nd straight 45+ Men's "A" race. Kevin Crossley(HRS/Rock Lobster) was the "B" Men's winner, while Michael Hyde( Buy-cell.com) & Karl B Ehlert(Webcor) were the Master "B" 35+ & 45+ champs. San Luis Obispo's Bob Guglielmelli took the Men's 55+ win & Kathleen Bortolussi the Master Women's 35+ win. Junior winners on the day were Madeline Myall(Cal Giant Inc.), Matthew Valencia(SugarCRM/LGBRC), & Tobin Ortenblad(Bike Trip/SCJCC). Links to all the results & some very good photos are below. Congratulations to each and every rider who made the effort to race, just suiting up and taking to course is a victory!...


Full Sacramento Cyclocross results...
http://sacramentocx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/saccx-2009-race-1.html

Full Central Coast Cyclocross results...
http://cccx.org/2009/race2/index.shtml

Nor-Cal's Andy Jacques-Maynes snags the hole-shot at the past weekends USGP race in Wisconsin. Following AJM's lead is past World Champion Erwin Vervecken (Team Revor-Baboco-Champion Systems), USA National Champion Ryan Trebon (KONA), and everybody else....
Kerry Barnholt takes the top step of the podium at CCCX #2 for the Elite Women. Josie Jacques-Maynes(Cal Giant Inc.) & Karen Brems share in the accolades....
The Elite Women's start blasting up the first climb at CCCX #2....
Mark Howland(Black Market Racing/Family Cycling Center) at the very top of the run up CCCX #2....
The Elite Men surge up the start hill at the Central Coast race in Monterey....
John Brown( Family Cycling Center) showing how it's done over a log hop section....
Melissa Schultz(Kaiser Perm/ Team Oakland) on a tricky descent showing off her balance and skill....
Josh Snead was simply flying over the boards on his way to the overall win in Monterey....
Amy Goldstein of Santa Cruz has some serious ability on the bike....
Robert Meighan taking a fast start on his way to victory in the Men's 45+ "A" division....

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dusty you really know your shit! nice work.

9/29/09, 10:03 PM  

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