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    2012 Cal Cup Week 4

    by  • August 30, 2012 • Cal Cup, norcal scene

    30 August 2012 Lost in the race coverage, of the penultimate weekend for the 2012 California Cup, were two crashes on the downhill section at the Winters Road Race. One involving a Michael David racer warranted some neutralization of racing. NorCal Cycling News understands the racer has a broken femur and we wish him...

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    Solo Wins from Kinsella and Rossi

    by  • August 27, 2012 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

    Vacaville Gran Prix 26 August 2012 Today’s Cal Cup was contested at the Vacaville Gran Prix under cooler and windier conditions than the previous day’s Winters Road Race. Maura Kinsella (Vanderkitten-Focus) crossed the line solo to win Women’s 1-2-3, after much effort by Touchstone Climbing during the first few laps. Heather Nielsen and Marissa...

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    Smith takes a Deserved First Place at Winters as Williams and Team Mike’s Bikes Fight for a Win

    by  • August 25, 2012 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

    Winters Road Race 25 August 2012 Marley Smith (Stevens Bike’s p/b Pactimo) went off the front twice, crossed the finish line solo, and won the race for Women 1-2-3 at the Winters Road Race. Mary Elizabeth Maroon took the field sprint for second ahead of Nicole Justice (Steven’s Bikes p/b Pactimo). Smith said her...

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    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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