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    "Quod nomen mihi est?" Cranking the glass to capture photographs at bicycle races.

    No Time for ‘Watchin’ the Tide Roll Away’ at Suisun Harbour Crit

    by  • August 13, 2012 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

    Suisun Harbour Criterium Suisun City – 12 August 2012 Alex Chiu and Chuck Hutcheson contributed to this report. Somewhat a day of contrasts for the Suisun Harbour Crit, compared to the the previous day’s Cal Cup event. Dunnigan Hills saw triple-digit temperatures around a 78-km (44-mile) course. Suisun City stayed well below the century...

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    The Hills are Alive

    by  • August 11, 2012 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

    Dunnigan Hills Road Race 11 August 2012 Final report. Racers took to the Dunnigan Hills Road Race with temperatures already at 70°F by race time and surpassing 100°F as the last of the riders crossed the finish line. The event is part of both the Cal Cup and Premier Series. The Women’s 1-2-3 race...

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    And So it Begins – Cal Cup 2012

    by  • August 6, 2012 • Cal Cup, norcal scene

    6 August 2012 Preliminary report and photos. Alex Chiu and Bill Nicely contributed to this report. Velo Promo’s 2012 California Cup began this past weekend with the Warnerville Time Trial and the Patterson Pass Road Race. Torey Philipp (California Giant/Specialized) won the time trial for Men Pro-1-2 with a near 37-second gap over team...

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    NCNCA Criterium Championship sees the Southern Hemisphere Take Tremendous Wins

    by  • August 5, 2012 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Fast and Furious Festival Pleasanton – 5 August 2012 South African-born Devan Dunn (CashCall Mortgage) outlasts all contenders to win the race for Men Pro-1-2 as Kiwi Emily Collins (Vanderkitten-Focus) takes her second Women Pro-1-2-3 crown in as many years at the Fast and Furious Festival in Pleasanton. The Women’s Pro-1-2-3 race started at...

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    Maroon and Loader Sprint for Wins

    by  • July 24, 2012 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Menlo Park GP 22 July 2012 Both Logan Loader (Team Exergy) and Mary Elizabeth Maroon (Folsom Bike/Mercedes Benz) powered their way up the long finish straightaway to take wins in their respective categories at the 7th Annual Velo Girls™ Menlo Park Grand Prix, presented by Mikes Bikes. The flat, 1.4 miles is a long...

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