• Crit

    Land Park Criterium Recap

    by  • March 17, 2014 • Crit, race coverage

    Max Jenkins (Marc-Pro/Strava) leads the peloton into the right-hand curve after the finish line with Ryan Anderson (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) in tow.

    Report by Ellen Sherrill with photos by Alex Chiu. Full results on USA Cycling. Another iconic day of warm, sunny, calm California weather greeted and treated participants and spectators alike at the Land Park Criterium in Sacramento on Saturday, leaving the surprises of the day to be decided by the racers. In the women’s P/1/2/3...

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    Weekend Recap: Madera Stage Race Criterium

    by  • March 11, 2014 • Crit, race coverage

    The finish line - Owen Gillott (Hagens Berman U23) 1st, Kristofer Dahl (Team SmartStop) 2nd, and Colin Joyce (California Giant/Specialized) 3rd.

    Photos courtesy Alex Chiu Photography. Results (when available) at USA Cycling. Madera Criterium: Located in the heart of Madera (and only two blocks away from a Starbucks!), the criterium’s rectangular course featured two very wide streets for the start and backside with the other two sides being narrow by means of a concrete divider...

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    Weekend Recap: Merced Criterium

    by  • February 25, 2014 • Crit, race coverage

    Justin Rossi (Marc-Pro/Strava) during one of his breakaways Sunday in the men's P/1/2 field.

    Sunday, 2/23/2014: Original Merced Criterium The following day, there was the Merced Criterium – a standard square with the added variety of one of the turns being a narrow alleyway behind the city courthouse. In the men’s pro field, a majority of those that had raced the previous day made up the peloton. With...

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    Mike’s Bikes p/b Equator Dominate Men’s Season Openers, A Rookie and Sage Riders Win the Women’s

    by  • February 14, 2014 • Crit, norcal scene, race coverage

    An exciting win in the rain for Riekert after a suspenseful duel with Adrian Costa.  Photo Cred: Mike's Bikes p/b Equator

    CAL AGGIE CRIT Women’s P/1/2/3 Cal-Aggie Crit at Land Park, Sacramento took place in unusually balmy January weather and in the midst of a severe drought.  Folsom Bike p/b Cervelo set an aggressive tone early in the day, sending Diane Moug up the road on lap 3 with Rio Strada’s Breezer Hill.  Moug and...

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    Bicycles Plus Winter Criterium

    by  • February 11, 2014 • Crit, norcal scene, race coverage

    Yuko Gee (MetroMint Cycling) and other women pedal through the puddles of the corners in the women's 3/4 field.

    After one of the driest winters to date for California, Mother Nature decided to end our drought with an epic weekend of torrential rain and wind. Despite the damp conditions, the races carried on, including the Bicycles Plus Winter Criterium held in Folsom, California. Athletes raced their hearts out despite being soaked to the...

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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

    James Laberge and Dana Williams of Mike's Bikes p/b Incase take the top 2 spots of the P/1/2 podium.

    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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    Suisun Harbor Criterium – Cal Cup Continues

    by  • August 13, 2013 • Cal Cup, Crit, race coverage

    Lina Martensson (Metromint Cycling) holds a considerable gap for several laps halfway into the women's 1/2/3 field.

    Dunnigan Hills reportage from the day prior is being assembled.  Alex Chiu and Chris Harland-Dunaway collaborated on this report. The breezy streets of downtown Suisun City adjacent to the small local harbor were filled with bike racers for the annual Suisun Harbor Criterium on Sunday.  The course is exceedingly small, perhaps the smallest in...

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