Sunday, January 10, 2010

USA Champion Tim Johnson Rips Apart Surf City Final- Congratulations Surf City Series Champions

Reigning USA National Champion Tim Johnson(Cannondale/CyclocrossWorld/Red Bull) put on a dominating display of Cyclocross power and finesse at the Surf City Series final race at Aptos High School today. Johnson streaked to a huge advantage after only 2 laps in his newly designed USA stars & stripes kit. The Cannondale/Red Bull sponsored rider then proceeded to extend his lead on each lap over a chase group that was shattered behind. Johnson even had time to get a Red Bull feed at the top of the run up from Nor-Cal's finest hecklers(photo above). The chase group behind featured Northern California's fastest riders such as Ben & Andy Jacques-Maynes(Bissell Pro Cycling), David Wyandt(HRS / Rock Lobster), Don Myrah(Ibis / Buy-Cell), and Justin Robinson(Cal Giant/Specialized). Johnson however was on another level on the day and in the end his smooth & fluid style thrilled the large crowd who stayed late in the day to catch a glimpse of Johnson working over Nor-Cal's best. Meridith Miller( Cal Giant) put together a equally dominating ride as Johnson in her Elite Women's division. Miller, fresh off her Silver Medal at the USA National Championships was tested by Karen Brems(Webcor) for the early part of the race. Miller then went solo on course to claim the victory by 2 minutes over the talented Brems, with Katrina Baumsteiger(Team Rambuski Law) in 3rd place at the end. The course at Aptos High School was possibly the best layout ever for that facility and produced excellent racing in all categories. Congratulations to all the Surf City Series Champions!- Category A Men- David Wyandt, Category A Women- Stella Carey(HRS / Rock Lobster), Master Men 35+ A- Don Myrah(Ibis / Buy-Cell), Master Men 45+ A- Norm Kreiss(Cal Giant Inc.), Single Speed- Cesar Chavez(Buy, Category B Women- Julianna Perry(SCCCC Team Santa Cruz), Category C Women- Kathleen Boyle(Roaring Mouse), Junior Women 18 & U- Maxine Shimmel(Bicycle Trip), Master Women 35+- Amy Goldstein(Bicycle Trip), Master Women 45+- Soni Andreini-Poulsen(Velo Bella), Category B Men- Jonathon Schantz(Santa Cruz), Master Men 35+ B- Mike Morgan(SyCip Racing), Master Men 45+ B-Karl Ehlert(Webcor/Alto Velo), Master Men 55+- Mark Michel(Bicycle Trip), Master Men 65+- Ron Riley(SCCCC Team Santa Cruz), Category C Men- Justin Drawbert(Godspeed Courier/Team Crash), Junior Men 13 & Under- Matthew Valencia(Above Category Racing), Junior Men 18 & Under-Tobin Ortenblad(Bicycle Trip). Next stop on Nor-Cal's season ending race tour are the CCCX Series final & the Sacramento Series final. I highly recommend you compete in & show support for these fine events that finish out the Cyclocross season. Full Surf City results can be found here-


Anonymous Miss Mary said...

Thanks Dusty!!! And to all who came out to Surf City & made it a successful series!!!

1/12/10, 4:49 PM  
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