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    Collegiate Crushers: The Animal House

    by  • March 13, 2014 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Welcome to the best racing you have never seen.  Photo by UCLA Cycling

    True, collegiate is a remarkable breeding ground for select riders to go on and become accomplished professionals, but mostly it is about fun.  The atmosphere at collegiate races is indisputably jovial and oftentimes hilarious, with die-hards chasing cookie primes as though it were equivalent to a race win, burrito feeds in road races, and...

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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: Snelling Road Race

    by  • February 25, 2014 • race coverage

    Chris Harland-Dunaway (Marc-Pro/Strava), Keith Wong (VuMedi Elite Cycling Team), Kirk Carlsen (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis), and Brandon Trafton (Mike's Bikes p/b Equator Coffee) gain a small gap over the field during the men's P/1/2 race Saturday in Snelling.

    MERCED, CA – In this quaint little town with a giant university in the outskirts built on top of a golf course, Merced is a small city surrounded by miles and miles of flat farmland and agriculture, which has made it an ideal place for a road race as well as a fun criterium...

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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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