I asked one of the Peninsula NorCal posse, @yu_kie, at the Dash for Cash to get a quote for me from the Men’s P/1/2 winner Eric Wholberg. I’m not sure if it’s a joke or not but here was my Wholberg quote…”Are these (bib) shorts too thin and showing my butt?” The first thought that came to my mind was “Oh, I bet he’s wearing shorts from the 1996 Olympics.” Wholberg is serious legend material.
Having guys like Wholberg jump into local crits is what makes the NorCal race scene so great. I’m sure most people know who Eric Wholberg is but if not here is the story from Wikipedia…
Eric Wohlberg (born January 8, 1965 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a retired male professional racing cyclist from Canada. He competed for his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996. Wohlberg won two medals at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He also won the Tour of the Gila in 2000.
We really need to jump in there and spice that bio up. I feel like it doesn’t even come close to getting it right. Wholberg bring egg nog to the Stahl ride at Christmas time. At least that happened once when I was there.
Dash for Cash
Wholberg spent the last quarter of the race in a break with Bryan Duke (Bear Development Team). They were chased in the closing laps by Logan Loader (CashCall), Chuck Hutchison (Marc Pro Strava), and James Laberge (Mikes Bikes) and Willie Myers (Marc Pro Strava.)
Elle Anderson (Vanderkitten) took up welding duties in the pack. She ended up 20th but showed her form is gonna be screaming for Tulsa Tough next week. Anderson is going to be a force to reckon with in cross next fall. Racing with guys like Wholberg, Hutchison, and Loader is perfect training for taking her game to the next level.
I’m still sorting out if the picture of Two Metromint riders and the Cycles Fanatic Factory Racing team is the 35+ or the P/1/2 race. Send me your leads.
Marc Pro Strava and Pinnacle pb Argon 18 won the NCNCA Team Time Trial State Championships. There should be a huge trophy for this. Something gigantic and unwieldy. I’m thinking six feet tall with some Mad Max spikes.
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