• norcal scene

    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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    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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    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 Winters Road Race

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

    The early break climbing Cantelow before shedding more riders. L-R, Nate Freed (Marc Pro - Strava), Brandon Trafton (Mike's Bikes p/b Incase), Zeke Mostov (Craddock Slipstream), Elliot Hawkes (Metromint).

    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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