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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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    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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    Lloyd Triples at Trippel Stick as Ortenblad Sprints to Victory

    by  • November 25, 2013 • cx, norcal scene, race coverage

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    Candlestick Point BASP Trippel Stick • 24 November 2013 Rachel Lloyd (DFL) took her third Women’s A win at the Candlestick Point venue, against top NorCal competition, in a statement of intent for January’s National Championships. Clearly now “out-of-retirement”, Lloyd was first to reach the first major obstacle on course, the flyover bridge. From...

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