• Cal Cup

    Cal Cup 2014: The Real Tour of California

    by  • September 6, 2014 • Cal Cup

    Cal Cup is a huge part of the NorCal season.  It’s an interesting series. There isn’t any prize money to speak of (“$500 value”), it is a diverse set of races, and series scoring is not always quickly tabulated. At least it wasn’t in my day. And still, it dominates August, which is dead in...

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    The Grand Finale: Metromint’s Giro di San Francisco Closes Out Cal Cup

    by  • September 5, 2013 • Cal Cup, Crit, norcal scene, race coverage

    Photography by Alex Chiu Photography. More photos can be viewed here. Women’s 1/2/3 coverage by Lisa Mueller The women’s 1/2/3 event was a race within a race. In one contest, solo superstars Mary Maroon (SBRacing), Starla Teddergreen (Vanderkitten), and unattached veteran Martina Patella were chomping at the bit. At last year’s Giro, Maroon won in...

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    Esparto Time Trial and Broken Asses

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

    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 Winters Road Race

    by  • August 28, 2013 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

    At the red-brown brick intersection of Main and Railroad in downtown Winters, riders milled around, sitting on top tubes, joking, and talking to one another while the morning sunlight of late-August cast down through the sycamores.  Saturday’s race was one of the last of a dwindling number of Premier Series races left on the...

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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

    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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