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    Oliviera Climbs Away at Pescadero

    by  • June 3, 2013 • race coverage, womyn on weels

    Fifteen strong riders arrived at the chilly start line for the 2013 Women’s Pro,1,2 Pescadero Costal Classic.   The field included four singletons who would feature prominently at the front of the race all day: Flavia Oliviera (DNA p/b Plan 7), Olivia Dillon (Now and Novartis for MS), Sara Clafferty (Pinnacle p/b Argon 18),...

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    Mariposa Women’s Stage Race, May 17-19

    by  • May 2, 2013 • womyn on weels

    Time to rally for the Mariposa Women’s Stage Race.   For those of you new to NorCal Women’s racing, the MWSR is a replacement for the legendary Kern County Women’s Stage Race.    Kern served as a training ground for many in the current crop of NorCal women making a mark on the professional peloton, including Shelly Olds (Tibco),...

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    Van Houweling Doubles, Anderson Claims a Rainbow Jersey at Masters Worlds Road Race

    by  • August 26, 2012 • too random

    The Masters World Road championships were held on a hilly course outside Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  A vertical mile of climbing was spread out over three significant  ascents on the lollipop shaped, never-flat 96k route.  Race day arrived with unseasonably hot temperatures in the 90s and 20mph wind scouring the course. A strong contingent of...

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    Reeder and Van Houweling Masters TT World Champs

    by  • August 26, 2012 • too random

    The 2012 Master’s World Time Trial Championships was contested on a never-flat 25k loop through sugarcane fields outside of Wartburg, South Africa than included over 1000 feet of climbing.  The course rises for about 10k to a high point at the end of the first leg.  On race day a constant headwind blew down...

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    2012 W,1,2,3 Leesville Gap Road Race: Justice is Served

    by  • July 2, 2012 • too random

    For the uninitiated, a little background on this race course is necessary.   Copperopolis—because of where it falls on the calendar, its ear-catching name and its bumpy roads—has a reputation for being the Nor Cal answer to Roubaix.  The middle third of Leesville Gap deserves the reputation Copperopolis has and then some.   Leesville’s roads are...

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    Thornquist Conquers Haskins Hill

    by  • June 24, 2012 • womyn on weels

    Fifteen women lined up for the 2012 Pescadero Road Race.   The racing got off to a quick start under sunny skies when Joanna Bechtel (Metromint) initiated a four rider break a kilometer prior to the first Stage Road prime sprint of the day.  Emily Thuston (Touchstone) slipped into this group, and took the sprint.   Although...

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