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    Tour of California Kicks Off In Sacramento

    by  • May 12, 2014 • race coverage

    The field prepares for an hour of hard, fast racing around the State Capital.

    Photos courtesy of Alex Chiu Photography and Cranking Glass. Stage 1, Sacramento On a sunny Sunday characterized by pleasant spring temperatures but plenty of wind, the first stage of the Tour of California commenced eight days of stage racing for the men, and two stand-alone events for the women. The men’s field headed off into...

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    Cat’s Hill Delight

    by  • May 5, 2014 • race coverage

    Women's P/1/2/3 main group climbs the short, steep pitch.

    Photos with grateful courtesy of Garrett Lau. The Cat’s Hill Classic, now in its 41st year, provided another day of classic racing entertainment for crowds and racers alike on Saturday. The usual contingent of hecklers formed at The Hill, the beloved short block of 23% fun that defines the event. P/1/2/3 Women Scant minutes...

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    Soloists Take Copperopolis

    by  • April 20, 2014 • race coverage

    copper mens break

    Photos used with grateful courtesy of Alex Chiu Photography. The Copperopolis Road Race, a Northern California classic always held the day before Easter, celebrated its 34th iteration with impressive solo wins in the P/1/2 men’s and women’s fields. Even for first flight starts, the day was already warm and continued the slightly windy conditions...

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    Chico Stage Race

    by  • March 24, 2014 • race coverage

    P/1/2 men on the Thunderhill Raceway track.

    Results at USA Cycling. Photos courtesy of Alex Chiu. Summary After Friday’s Thunderhill Circuit Race, stage 1 for the men’s P/1/2 event, came to a field sprint and failed to separate the top hundred or so entrants for total GC time, a windy morning for Saturday’s stage 2 Paskenta Road Race provided plenty of opportunities...

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    Bariani Road Race Roundup

    by  • March 18, 2014 • race coverage

    Photos courtesy of Alex Chiu Photography. Much like last year’s weather, in striking contrast to the year prior, the first flight of the 2014 Bariani Road Race began already nearly warm enough to forgo arm warmers, with little wind. The P/1/2 men’s rolled out first for 70 miles, five laps of a flat to...

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