• About Alex Chiu

    Alex Chiu is a local photographer in the NorCal cycling scene. After dabbling a bit in racing (and not doing very good at it), he decided to pick up a camera and take pictures at the races to still be a part of the action. Chances are if the race is within a 2 hour driving window from Sacramento, you'll find him somewhere along the course. You may find his photos at http://acaurora.smugmug.com

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    Interview: Limitless Cycling Team

    by  • April 2, 2014 • teams

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    SOLVANG, CA – A few months ago, I spent a weekend in the sunny region of Solvang, California with team captains Jared Ellison and Mark Fiori of the Limitless Cycling Team, with its riders primarily from the Folsom area. •  What are your 2014 goals? §  The goals for the team are centered around the self-prescribed...

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    Land Park Criterium Recap

    by  • March 17, 2014 • Crit, race coverage

    Max Jenkins (Marc-Pro/Strava) leads the peloton into the right-hand curve after the finish line with Ryan Anderson (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) in tow.

    Report by Ellen Sherrill with photos by Alex Chiu. Full results on USA Cycling. Another iconic day of warm, sunny, calm California weather greeted and treated participants and spectators alike at the Land Park Criterium in Sacramento on Saturday, leaving the surprises of the day to be decided by the racers. In the women’s P/1/2/3...

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    Gold Country Gran Fondo

    by  • March 11, 2014 • too random

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    EL DORADO HILLS, CA.  This March 29th, come join riders on 3 different routes (s) in El Dorado County for a day of amazing views, challenging climbs, and an epic experience. The distance will cover approximately 100 miles in total on a designated route. Riders will arrive at the finish back at Town Center...

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    Weekend Recap: Madera Stage Race Criterium

    by  • March 11, 2014 • Crit, race coverage

    The finish line - Owen Gillott (Hagens Berman U23) 1st, Kristofer Dahl (Team SmartStop) 2nd, and Colin Joyce (California Giant/Specialized) 3rd.

    Photos courtesy Alex Chiu Photography. Results (when available) at USA Cycling. Madera Criterium: Located in the heart of Madera (and only two blocks away from a Starbucks!), the criterium’s rectangular course featured two very wide streets for the start and backside with the other two sides being narrow by means of a concrete divider...

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    Weekend Recap: Snelling Road Race

    by  • February 25, 2014 • race coverage

    Chris Harland-Dunaway (Marc-Pro/Strava), Keith Wong (VuMedi Elite Cycling Team), Kirk Carlsen (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis), and Brandon Trafton (Mike's Bikes p/b Equator Coffee) gain a small gap over the field during the men's P/1/2 race Saturday in Snelling.

    MERCED, CA – In this quaint little town with a giant university in the outskirts built on top of a golf course, Merced is a small city surrounded by miles and miles of flat farmland and agriculture, which has made it an ideal place for a road race as well as a fun criterium...

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    Weekend Recap: Merced Criterium

    by  • February 25, 2014 • Crit, race coverage

    Justin Rossi (Marc-Pro/Strava) during one of his breakaways Sunday in the men's P/1/2 field.

    Sunday, 2/23/2014: Original Merced Criterium The following day, there was the Merced Criterium – a standard square with the added variety of one of the turns being a narrow alleyway behind the city courthouse. In the men’s pro field, a majority of those that had raced the previous day made up the peloton. With...

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