Chico Memorial Downtown Criterium Results

Pro Men

2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 GC After Stage 3 BEST YOUNG RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 Stage 3 BEST YOUNG RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 GC After Stage 4 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 GC After Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 Stage 4 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 Stage 4 RESULT

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 55+ Cat 1-2-3-4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 55+ Cat 1-2-3-4 RESULT

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 RESULT

Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico

Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015

2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 GC After Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 TEAM GC

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 RESULT

 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+ Cat 1-2-3 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL

 

2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+ Cat 1-2-3 GC After

Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+

Cat1-2-3 Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race

Masters 45+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 SPRINT

CLASSIFICATION 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+

Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 TEAM GC RESULT 2015 Chico Stage

Race Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 GC After TIME TRIAL

RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 TIME TRIAL RESULT

4-5

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Category 4-5 RESULT 2015 Chico

2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 GC After Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 GC After Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

Women 3-4

Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Women 3-4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race

 

TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Women 3-4 RESULT 2015

2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 GC After Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 GC After Stage 3

TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT REVISED 2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT REVISED

Men 3-4

GC After Stage 3 Category 3-4 Stage 3 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race

2015 Chico Stage Race Category 3-4 GC After Stage 4 Criterium BEST

YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 3-4 GC After

Stage 4 Criterium RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 3-4 Stage 4

Criterium BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 3-4 Stage 4 Criterium RESULT

 

Chico Stage Race Stage 3 Category 3-4 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015

Women Pro

Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 GC After Stage 3 BEST YOUNG RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 GC After

SStage 3 BEST YOUNG RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 GC After Stage 4 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 GC After Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 Stage 4 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 Stage 4 RESULT

Chico Stage Race Day 2 Results

Pro Women

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

 

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage 

Race Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 TEAM GC RESULT

 

Pro Men

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 TEAM GC RESULT

 

35+

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 TEAM GC RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 RESULT

4-5

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Category 4-5 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Category 4-5 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Category 4-5 BEST JUNIOR RIDER

RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Category 4-5 RESULT

3-4

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Category 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT REVISED

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Category 3-4 RESULT REVISED

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Category 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT REVISED

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Category 3-4 RESULT REVISED

 

45+

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 45+ Paskenta Hills RR RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 45+ Paskenta Hills RR RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 45+ Paskenta Hills RR SPRINT CLASSIFICATION

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 45+ Paskenta Hills RR TEAM GC

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 RESULT

Women 3-4

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Women 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT (1)

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Women 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Women 3-4 RESULT 2015 Chico

Stage Race Stage 1 Women 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico

Stage Race Stage 1 Women 3-4 RESULT

Race Report: Original Merced Criterium (Men’s P/1/2)

Words By: Andrew Goessling (RCCSF Elite Team)

The 30th Original Merced Criterium is a classic downtown criterium for all Norcal riders who want to make a weekend out of their trip to the Central Valley for Snelling Road Race. While typically not as well attended as Snelling, the Merced Crit is nonetheless a great race in its own right. The course is a mix of long, wide straights that narrow down into a very tight, twisty alleyway around the back of the local courthouse. The race has become even more significant in the past two years, as it offers riders a chance to continue racing on the same streets as the old Merco Stage Race, one of the best races of the year.

However, even knowing the history of the race, I had not planned on staying through the weekend, but thanks to the hospitality of Team Mike’s Bikes, I decided to stick around and get a little more speed in the legs. This would be my first criterium since last July, so I expected to be a little rusty in positioning and leg speed. Given the 150-rider turnout at Snelling the day before, I was surprised to see so few at Merced, but there was still a core contingent of NorCal heavy hitters towing the line: including a full squad from Team Mike’s Bikes p/b Equator Coffees, a Herbalife24 p/b Marc-Pro Strava, Optum Kelly Benefits, and Hagens Berman.

I would be lining up for the second time riding for the newly formed Rapha Cycling Club Elite Team, a small contingent of 1s and 2s based out of the Rapha Cycle Club in San Francisco. I’ve been using Rapha’s Pro Team line for a couple months of training now, and was anxious to see how it performed in the heat of racing. (Spoiler: it’s practically flawless – if you’re ever in SF, you owe it to yourself to visit the Cycle Club and try on a pair of their bibs.)

Given the small field, staying in position was quite a bit easier, so I surfed the front of the race for a few laps as attacks flew. After 7 laps, defending champ Colin Daw (Mike’s Bikes) got off the front solo, and was quickly joined by junior phenom Jack Maddux (Hot Tubes) and a rider I didn’t recognize from XMX Racing. Tom Soladay (Optum) and Neilson Powless (Hagens-Berman) came across soon after. I could see the front of the field exchanging sidelong looks, and knew this would be the move of the afternoon. I attacked going into the narrow back alley, put my head down for half a lap, and made it across without too much difficulty. From then on, everyone worked well together. Being a part of a well-oiled breakaway is one of the best experiences in racing. Most of the time, everyone in the break works hard to get there, and knowing that everyone, including you, is putting in his fair share of work at the front to build the gap is an empowering feeling. Of course, once the attacks start, all bets are off…

With 10 laps to go, Mr. XMX Racing and Mr. Soladay were dispatched by an acceleration from young Mr. Maddux. I was pretty gassed at this point, but I knew I had a decent shot at the win if I could hang on to the wheels. Coming out of the final corner, I followed Jack’s wheel up to 200m, and launched. Sprinting for the win is another interesting moment in racing. It’s amazing how much can cross your mind while your legs and lungs are burning at 35mph:

“Damn, am I really going for this? I haven’t raced in like, two years! What if I lose? Am I going to be super bummed because I want this more than I think, or am I going to be stoked either way because I’m getting back to my best? Also, am I really this strong already? How’s that possible? Well, there’s the line. Definitely nailed that bike throw. Pretty sure I got it, but let’s not fully post up and risk embarrassing myself, right?”

So, yes. Long story short, I won the 30th Annual Original Merced Criterium by about half a wheel over Colin Daw and Jack Maddux. I know I have every right to be super stoked about it, and I am, but I’m working on keeping racing in perspective this year and not letting success (and failure) affect my love for riding my bike in general. Cycling is a beautiful sport, and if I can cross the line first once in a while, all the better.

Andrew Goessling lives in El Cerrito, CA.

2015 Chico Stage Race Results Day 1

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Daniel Holloway taking day one at the Chico Stage Race.

PRO 1/2

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 2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2

BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 SPRINT

CLASSIFICATION 2015 Chico Stage Race TEAM GC

After Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

 

 

Pro Women

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage

Race Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION 2015 Chico

Stage Race TEAM GC After Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT

 

Masters 35+

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race SPRINT CLASSIFICATION After Stage 1 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race TEAM GC After Stage 1 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

3/4/5

2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Thunderhill Sampler RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After St1 Cat 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After St1 Cat 3-4 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race St1 Cat 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race St1 Cat 3-4 RESULT

Race Report: Snelling Road Race (Women’s P12)

Words by: Judy Wexler (Folsom Bike/Trek- Women’s Road Team)

As we drove down to the Snelling road race on Saturday morning, I reminisced about the last time I’d entered this race.

It was 2012, and I was new to the California racing scene. I was also pretty out of shape. Naive and unfit, I got dropped and chased back on twice before abandoning the race. The third time I was dropped. I told my (Folsom Bike/Trek) teammate Dani Haulman on the drive down, “The second best part of that race was being pulled back to the group by you (and we weren’t even team mates yet!) The best part was dropping out.”

Dropping out of this race certainly wasn’t an option this past Saturday. Folsom Bike brought a strong squad (Cara Fitchett, Dani Haulman, Diane Moug, Susannah Breen, and myself), and we were there to win. The plan had been to get Diane in a winning move off the front of the race. The five of us were all aggressive from the start, but it was difficult for any move to stick. The men’s P1/2 field faced a similar dilemma — without its signature wind, the Snelling course is not very selective. And with the full use of the road (which was fabulous!), riders found it difficult to sneak away.

For most of the second lap, Diane was in a break with Felicia Gomez (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing) and Mary Maroon (Academy). But issues with cooperation in the group spoiled its prospects, and they were caught after several miles.

The pace was fierce for the first half of the race. And I was already tired when I covered a move by Melanie Wong (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing). But someone from the team needed to be up there, so I did my best. Melanie was a beast, and I was reduced to only pulling about one third of the time we were up the road. But each time I got to the front, I thought, “The longer I’m out front, the more tired the field will be when they catch us, and the better chance Diane will have of staying off the front.” So when we were caught after almost a lap, I was crestfallen to see everyone and their mother mark Diane as she valiently tried to get away.

Shortly after, Dani and I conferenced in the back of the peloton; resigned to the fact nothing was going get away. Dani asked if I felt good for a sprint. I replied, “No, I feel awful, but I’m going to get the job done.”

We decided the team would take control on the final straight away before the last turn. Dani would be immediately in front of me, with Diane in front of her. With about 1.5 K to go, people got crazy — riders were swerving across the road, battling for position like this was some world championship event. Shortly after 1k to go, I sat boxed in behind Dani, Diane, Mary Maroon, Felicia Gomez, and Lenore Pipes (unattached) and just yelled, “I’m f*cked!”

At that point, I did not think I was going to win the race. But as per usual, Diane and Dani make miracles happen. They kept me out of danger and kept the pace high. We rounded the final corner, which is about 300 meters to the finish, and Mary, Lenore and Felicia just exploded up the hill. I comfortably rode Felicia’s wheel at this point, staying with the group but refusing to start my sprint until at least 200 meters. Right after we passed the 200 M sign, I stood up, wound up and gunned it to the finish. About 100 meters from the line I thought, “DO THIS FOR YOUR AMAZING TEAMMIES,”.

50 meters from the line I thought, “Holy sh*t, I am winning this race!”

As per usual, I could not have gotten this result without the support of the team. I flippin’ love these girls and if I had to would sprint with one leg to pay them back for their work.

Judy Wexler lives in Davis, CA.

Race Report: Snelling Road Race (Masters 35+ 123)

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Words by: Dana Williams (Team Mikes Bikes p/b Equator Coffee)

Snelling is considered the official opening road race of the season. It tends to draw a big field and this past Saturday was no different.

A full field of 100 riders lined up at the start under cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 50s. Many teams had strong representation, with at least five of them having five or more riders in the field. Team Specialized had the largest with nine riders, followed by Mike’s Bikes, SquadraSF p/b Terun, Lange Twins, Bicycle Plus and Chronos all with around six riders. It was either going to be your typical early-season slugfest or just a fast race in general with nothing being allowed to get away. In the end, the latter was the case.

We rolled up the start ready to do battle. Following the 2k neutral roll out, with riders jockeying for the front, the race was on. Snelling is somewhat notorious for cross winds, causing the field splinter, but that wasn’t the case today.

The first real move of the day went away about half way through the first lap. Unfortunately for us, by this time Scott Cox had a front wheel puncture and was no longer in the race. Local strongman Patrick Stanko (Team Stand) and former pro, Michael Sayers (Team HSP), slowly gain some space on the field. Thankfully our South American ‘climbing sensation’ Luiggi Zuniga was latched on the back of the two. This allowed us to watch the other teams go to work and try to real them back.

My teammates did an awesome job of going with any dangerous moves or bringing back anything we missed out on. The leaders put up a Herculean show of defiance, finally being brought back early on the forth lap; gruppo compatto. Then the real fireworks began. Counter attack after counter attack. And the team star of the day, Luiggi, was still there mixing it up. We did well to cover all the moves.

Half way though the last lap and everybody was all together again. The sound of carbon wheels along the pavement, with very little talking, represented the calm before the storm. The group made the left turn onto the final 3k stretch. Littered in bumps and patched pavement, attention to positioning was of utmost importance. At this point our revised team plan (without Scott Cox) was to have Chris Hobbs and Oli Ryan lead Chris Bromstead to the final turn, with him sprinting as hard as he could towards the finish and me coming off his wheel.

The chaos and number of riders definitely made this challenging. As it turned out, I was on the left hand side and boxed in a bit with 50 meters to the final turn. I moved right and accelerated up the inside. Thankfully Oli was right ahead of me and I shouted “stay there, on your right”.

I squeezed by, making up 8-10 places. As I exited the turn, miraculously Scott Bromstead was right there. I yelled ‘go, go, go!’ He hit it and only two riders were in front of him; Chris Baker followed closely by Sayers with a 10m gap. I could see Sayers waiting to make his move and knew I had to go. I sling shotted off Bromstead and dug deep to reach Sayers and Baker. Momentum was in my side as the road kicked up, allowing me to squeak by them and cross the line first.

Dana Williams lives in Mill Valley, CA.

 

Press Release: NCNCA Board of Directors Announces Junior Development Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NCNCA BOD Announces Junior Development Committee

February 2015

The NCNCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Junior Development Committee (Committee) members have been selected and the Committee is actively working. The Committee will focus on growth and advancement of junior racing here in our district. The Committee looks forward to actively working on:

  • Growth of junior racing at the club level
  • Advancement of juniors to the next level
  • Opportunities for bringing bigger fields to the start line
  • Challenges facing clubs and families trying to do this
  • Partnerships with promoters to help them see the values in making racings opportunities for juniors on a regional level more available. Make racing venues closer to home on a regular basis.
  • Better coordination with USAC to get more riders on the USAC “radar”

The 2015 Junior Development Committee:

AJ Kennedy – NCNCA BOD and Committee Liaison

Vitaly Gashpar – Committee Chairman – SquadraSF pb Terun

Mike Sayers – Head Coach USAC U23 Development Program & Secretary SVVA Board of Directors

Paul Morel – San Jose Bike Club,

Elaine Ebner – Tieni Duro Junior Cycling,

Jared Ellison – Limitless Cycling,

Mark Cook – Team Swift

John Simmons – Team City