• Crit

    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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    Farewell Mt. Hood: Men’s Stages 3 & 4

    by  • June 26, 2013 • Crit, race coverage

    Behold: The Beauty of Mt. Hood Cycling Classic.  Photo Credit: Tim Aiken of Bear Development.

    Early in June, a startling announcement was made.  Mt Hood Cycling Classic, would not continue beyond 2013 according to race director Chad Sperry.  Sperry claimed that registrations, sponsorship, and local volunteer support has waned over the years; in fact, this year’s women’s race was almost cancelled entirely because there was only 1 registrant with...

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