Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lion Of Fairfax & CCCX - Photos Of The Week

It was an incredible weekend of racing action this past Saturday & Sunday, with two strong events testing Nor-Cal Cyclocross racers to the maximum. The Lion Of Fairfax event was very well attended and the course produced some outstanding racing. Devon Haskell(Velo Bella) delivered another victory in her maiden year of Northern California Cross racing. Sarah Kerlin(HRS Rock Lobster) and Kathleen Hannon(Hunter/Freewheel) rounded out the Women's Elite top 3 in Fairfax. The Men's Elite race featured some very tight racing, and in the end it was HRS Rock Lobster's Josh Snead who posted another overall win in the Lion Of Fairfax event. Snead has won multiple times at the Fairfax classic. Snead's team mate David Wyandt claimed 2nd place on the day, while racing legend Ned Overend(Specialized) finished third in the very strong Elite field. 1990 MTB World Champion Ned Overend is 54 years young, and makes Don Myrah look like a baby. This result by Overend truly shows age does not matter when it comes to World Class talent on a bicycle. Overend has raced Cyclocross in Northern California at selected events over the past few years, and just shows you never know who might take to course in Nor-Cal Cyclocross events. Sunday's CCCX race at Toro park was also a classic Cyclocross event. The course was in top shape and featured a few selective spots that really quizzed a riders fitness, strength, fortitude, and bike handling ability. Any loss of power or control on course was costly in the riders final placing. Karen Brems(Webcor) & Sarah Maile(Ventana MTB) put on quite the show at the head of affairs in the Women's Elite race. Brems claimed victory after fending off multiple attacks from Maile. Stella Carey(HRS Rock Lobster) made third place on the demanding & fun riding course. Cody Kaiser(Cal Giant Inc.) & Scott Chapin(HRS Rock Lobster) got mixed up in a serious tussle for the Elite Men's win, with both riders launching attacks and surges and constantly animating the race. Each rider was vigorously cheered on by their respective camps, but in the end it was "Young Gun", kid- Cody Kaiser who claimed the Elite race win. Justin Robinson(Cal Giant Inc.) was in the mix early before blowing up and having a off day at the office. Robinson barely held off Josh Snead by seven seconds for third place on the day. Please read on for this weeks featured photos and a list of other division winners over the weekend...

Select photos from Steve Abderson at CCCX #3

http://www.flickr.com/photos/youngsloat/collections/72157622614839032/

Haley Beann(Vanderkitten) Cross racing- is that a Beer feed??.....
Sarah Maile overboard.....
Sacramento's Dan Sovereign.....
Ross TinLine(Pen Velo Pomodoro) of San Carlos in the drops....
Cliff Bar powered Eric Russell.....
Scott/Ritchey rider & newly married Jesse Mayberry leads a strong group into a tricky turn under the oak trees....
Single Speed "A" division winner & newly married Cesar Chavez(Buy-Cell.com) leads into a turn....
Cal Giant Inc. rider Justin Robinson shows why he is the all time CCCX Cyclocross race winner over the past 11 years. Robinson has some of the best Cyclocross bike handling skills in Northern California....
Perfect form.....
Ann Fitzsimmons fighting hard in the Fox Racing Shox kit......
CCCX #3 Elite men's podium- Kaiser, Chapin, Robinson, Snead, D'Aluisio.....


Some select photos from Dylan McReynolds- at the Lion Of Fairfax


Top 3 Elite Women captured attacking the same section of course during the Lion Of Fairfax- Devon Haskell, Sarah Kerlin & Kathleen Hannon.....


Riders kept serious focus on the task at hand.....

More Women race Cyclocross then ever before, and this makes for some very great photos of riders working hard on course....



More results coming.......

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Results at http://www.bigswingincycles.com/lof09-1.htm

10/20/09, 4:14 PM  

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