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

    NorCal Bicycle Racing Photography Contest

    by  • September 7, 2013 • norcal scene, Press Release

    7 September 2013 At last year’s NCNCA Banquet, Mary Maroon presented an award to Alex Chiu as the best local bicycle-racing photographer. This year Mary has acquired a sponsor and made the competition even better. Here is the press release: For Immediate Release: The 2013 Smug Mug NCNCA Photography Event Begins Now! Professional and...

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    The Kevin Noiles Watch

    by  • September 5, 2013 • cx, interviews, norcal scene

    6 September 2013 This past Sunday, the Vancouver Cross Coalition held Alder Acres, the longest running cyclocross race in British Columbia. Canadian Kevin Noiles, despite a spill late in the race, finished in second place. Noiles wore the seafoam green kit of Rock Lobster and raced for the first time on his Paul Sadoff,...

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    A Storm Brewing from the Coast

    by  • September 4, 2013 • interviews, norcal scene

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    A Storm Brewing from the Coast 4 September 2013 At the 33rd Copperopolis Road Race earlier this year, a slight-framed racer could be seen up front with some of NorCal’s best. The blue-clad rider would take third in that race, behind Chuck Hutcheson (Marc Pro-Strava) and eventual winner Stephen Leece (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized)....

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    Esparto Time Trial and Broken Asses

    by  • September 1, 2013 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

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    Esparto Time Trial 1 September 2013 Katie Hall (Metromint Cycling) won today’s 18-mile Esparto Time Trial in a time of 42’21.5″. The result kept the 2013 Cal Cup, for Women Pro/1/2/3, alive until Giro di San San Francisco. Jane Despas (Leopard-Saporro) also finished ahead of Sara Clafferty (Pinnacle p/b Argon 18) and just those...

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    2013 Cal Cup’s Penultimate Weekend

    by  • August 27, 2013 • Cal Cup, norcal scene

    2013 Cal Cup’s Penultimate Weekend 27th August 2013 Sara Clafferty’s Cal Cup campaign rolled on this past weekend with huge wins at Winters and Vacaville. The result made three in a row for the Pinnacle presented by Argon 18 rider as she assumed the lead for Pro/1/2/3 Women. The Women’s category tightened up significantly...

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    Race for the Cup – So Far

    by  • August 22, 2013 • Cal Cup, norcal scene

    2013 California Cup presented by Velo Promo 22 August 2013 This year’s Cal Cup is half-way through the 10-race series. All four categories race in each of the remaining events with a maximum of 85 points to be gained. At 18 points, Jane Despas (Leopard-Saporro Team) has the biggest lead amongst the categories. Nevertheless,...

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    An Aitch-Dee Victory

    by  • August 20, 2013 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

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    San Ardo Road Race 17 August 2013 Chris Harland-Dunaway (Marc Pro-Strava) to one look back under the armpit, saw a small bike’s length gap, and then attacked away to win the San Ardo Road Race for Pro/1/2 Men. Racing up the final stretch to the finish, Harland-Dunaway was surprised by the lead he had...

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