The story here is a three man break powered by Webcor riders Joel Robertson and Billy Crane powered their way to the finish for a 1-2 finish. One might say… finally Webcor has two riders in a break and wins… but they almost didn’t. Billy Crane, who flashed some brilliance at some Cat 2 Oregon stage races last year, got so excited by his victory he screamed “F#%$ Yeah!” as he crossed the finish line. The officials, obviously acting on orders from some kind of dark overlord, like Voldemort, DQ’d him, and after some pleading, relegated him to third. Webcor still took the victory and USA Cycling proved that it is an uncompromising and hard task master. Seriously, he was just excited, i mean i get it, it was all “unprofessional” and all, but it never feels right. Frankly it would be more fun to make fun of Billy if he cried when he crossed the finish line and got disqualified for that… that would be gold!
Hanford & Apple Pie Crit’s
Working on it – no details yet. Folks need to bone up on their twitter hashtags!
Best coverage can be found on Podium Insight. NorCal Pro-Hero Bissell BJM took second in the GC, while Cal Giant’s John Bennett took the KOM Jersey. Should be interesting to see if Bennett makes it through the year without going all stagiaire on us in Europe. Emily Kachorek was top NorCal finisher in the Women’s race at 18th. Lindsay Myers, who I’m not sure if we consider her NorCal any more – but I will since Hernando was raving about her, also was in the money at 21st. Nice to see a new generation starting to have a big impact.
Several NorCal riders were in this years edition of the Women’s Tour of Flanders. Shelley Old’s came in right behind the lead group to finish 15th while Megan Guarnier encountered some more bad luck, after misfortune at last weeks World Cup, when she was crashed out of the front group once again. Tough weekend for the Crane-Gaurnier Syndicate… but their luck will turn soon, i can feel it in the wind. Despite the set back TIBCO’s Joelle Numainville came in 6th proving the they will be a factor in the coming Euro-Spring races.
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