• race coverage

    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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    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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    An Aitch-Dee Victory

    by  • August 20, 2013 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

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    San Ardo Road Race 17 August 2013 Chris Harland-Dunaway (Marc Pro-Strava) to one look back under the armpit, saw a small bike’s length gap, and then attacked away to win the San Ardo Road Race for Pro/1/2 Men. Racing up the final stretch to the finish, Harland-Dunaway was surprised by the lead he had...

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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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