Monday, November 30, 2009

District Champions Crowned At Golden Gate Park -Barbara Howe & Christopher Jones Win Elite Titles

NCNCA District Champions emerged from the Cyclocross spectacle of B.A.S.P. Golden Gate Park this past Sunday. Nor-Cal Cyclocross racing continues to grow by leaps and bounds year after year, and the riders who stepped up and claimed race wins in each and every division at B.A.S.P. GGP are all outright champions in their own right. However, NCNCA Champions were only awarded for the Juniors, Elites, Master Men 35+, 45+ and 55+, and Women 35+ and 45+. I would like to personally congratulate Junior-Maxime Schimmel(Bike Trip/SCJCC), Junior- Ryan Grant(Team Roaring Mouse), Junior- Johnny Mullane(Davis Bike Club), 55+- John Elgart(Webcor/Alto Velo), 45+- Linda Elgart(Webcor/Alto Velo), 35+- Ann Fitzsimmons(Fox Racing), 45+- Rich Maile(Sacramento CX), 35+- Don Myrah(Ibis/Buy-cell.com), Single Speed- Tim Cannard(Buy-cell.com), Elite- Christopher Jones(Champion System), and Elite- Barbara Howe(Vanderkitten) on being the best of the best and now- 2009 NCNCA District Cyclocross Champions in their respected divisions. Please read on...

Cody Kaiser(Cal Giant Inc.) is a Cyclocross star and is one of the most outstanding Junior Cross racers in America. Kaiser claimed the 4th position on the podium in the Elite Men's division at Golden Gate Park....
Elite Men's District Champion Christopher Jones is for real. This talented rider backed up last years Golden Gate Park Elite win with another win in 2009. Jones was far and away the best rider at GGP winning the Elite race by 75 seconds.....
Aaron Bradford(OnSite Ultrasound) demonstrates that skills lead to success in Cyclocross. Bradford again proved himself as one of the best Cross riders in Nor-Cal taking the bronze medal in the Men's Elite division....
Justin Robinson(Cal Giant Inc.) was the 2008 Elite Men's District Cyclocross champion. At Golden Gate Park Robinson displayed huge amounts of power on the soft, loose traction, climbs the course had to offer. Robinson could ride most of the difficult uphill sections where basically every other rider needed to get off and run. Robinson claimed the silver medal on the day in the Men's Elite division.....
Barb Howe used huge support from the crowd, tremendous physical strength and world class riding skill to claim the Gold medal for the NCNCA District Championship in the Elite Women's division....
Ultimate fighter Kerry Barnholt(Scott/Ritchey) on her way to 4th in the Elite Women's race....
Sacramento's Sarah Maile(Ventana MTB) worked her way on to the podium at Golden Gate Park grabbing the final spot on offer, 5th place in the Elite Women's category. Maile has demonstrated over the past few years that Cyclocross is one of her best disciplines on the bicycle as well as MTB racing and Road racing.....
Karen Brems(Webcor Builders) used her bronze medal ride in the Elite Women's race at GGP to take over the B.A.S.P. lead going into the final race of the series next weekend at Coyote Point. Brems has had possibly the most consistent Cyclocross season of all Nor-Cal Elite Women racers...
Janel Lodge(Blackmarket Racing) was involved in one of the most epic races for a District Championship on the day in the Women's 45+ division. Lodge thrilled the crowd with full on fight and just missed getting the gold medal....
It was Linda Elgart who topped the hard charging Lodge to claim the NCNCA District Championship in the Women's 45+ division. Elgart is a legend of Nor-Cal bicycle racing and she added another title to her already very full resume of race wins. Elgart beat Lodge by only 3 seconds to own the NCNCA District Championship for 2009.....
Studs!! John Elgart and Frank Cuaresma(Cal Giant Inc.) finished 1-2 in the Men's 55+ Championship race. Elgart was the winner on the day.....
Ann Fitzsimmons(Fox Racing) is one of Nor-Cal's most gifted all-around cyclists. Fitzsimmons used her talent and fitness to ride to the Women's 35+ NCNCA District Championship win at GGP....
Don Myrah was the deserving winner of the super competitive Master Men's 35+ division. Myrah was the most marked rider in the 35+ field at the start line, he even sported the B.A.S.P. series leaders jersey. He backed up his reputation with a race win and a NCNCA District Championship to add to his stellar 2009 Cross season....
Cesar Chavez(Buy-Cell.com) running to the race day win of the Single Speed division.....
Men's Master 45+ podium- race winner Rich Maile, Brett Lambert(HRS Rock Lobster), Tim Watson(HRS Rock Lobster), Mark Howland(Blackmarket/Family Cycling Center), & Rob Meighan(Cal Giant Inc.).....
Junior Women's podium- race winner Maxime Schimmel, Madeleine Myall(Cal Giant Inc.) & Eliana Stefani....


All results, photos, and some great videos of the chaos and race action can be found here.... http://wordpress.ncncaracing.com/

Photo Credit-

Seth Goddard

5 Comments:

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12/1/09, 11:21 PM  
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12/1/09, 11:22 PM  
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12/5/09, 2:10 AM  

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