DNA Cycling p/b K4 Announces 2015 Roster

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DNA Cycling p/b K4 Announces 2015 Roster, plans for an expanded calendar of racing.

 

Following a strong 2014 season, where the DNA Cycling p/b K4 team produced numerous wins, podiums and awards in national and international racing, the team announces its 2015 roster and plans for the upcoming season.

 

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, (November 25, 2014) – After a successful season as a USA Cycling Domestic Elite-registered team, DNA Cycling p/b K4 heads toward the 2015 season with a fresh roster and a full calendar.

 

The team will start the 2015 season with the Trust House Women’s Tour of New Zealand (UCI 2.2) from February 18-22 and then focus efforts on a busy calendar of events in North America with an eye on select NRC and NCC races as well as the women’s races at the Amgen Tour of California (UCI 2.1), the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado.

 

Led by three time USA Cycling’s masters national road champion and 2013 UCI masters world road champion Anne Perry and 2012 USA Cycling’s collegiate national road champion Heather Fischer, the returning squad will be bolstered by an infusion of talent, making the DNA elite team its deepest ever.

 

Joining the team this year are Gabrielle Pilote Fortin (current Canadian U23 national road champion), Tiffany Pezzulo (a fixture on the national criterium scene) and Joanie Caron (former Canadian national team member) as the DNA Cycling p/b K4 roster spreads north of the border.

 

“We are really looking forward to 2015. I believe we are bringing an excellent mix of talent and experience for what looks to be a fantastic year of races for the women’s field,” commented general manager, Alex Kim.

 

Pilote-Fortin, who raced on UCI Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope 86 this year, is a climbing specialist and stage race GC threat. In addition to winning the U23 national title, the youngster from Quebec finished third in the Canadian U23 national time trial race and was fifth in the Canadian elite national road race.

 

Caron is coming off a strong season with the Canada-based Garneau Factory team where her strong sprinting skills led to several podium finishes including a win at the NoDa GP Criterium in North Carolina and a second-place finish at the Canadian national criterium championship. In addition to racing on the DNA-K4 squad, Caron will be piloting a tandem team in UCI Para competition next year.

 

Pezzulo, who calls Utah home, has numerous victories over an extensive career as one of the strongest sprinters and criterium racers in the United States. Racing for Vanderkitten in 2014, Pezzulo won the 42nd Carolina Cup and placed second at the Chase Pinkham Memorial Criterium.

 

Lauren De Crescenzo (Colorado), Catherine Fegan-Kim (Utah) and Kemi King (California) also return to race with the talented 8-woman team.

 

DNA Cycling p/b K4 will also sponsor a pair of regional women’s cycling teams – DNA Cycling 801 and DNA Cycling Masters. Based in Utah, the DNA Cycling 801 squad will compete in local and regional races while the DNA Cycling Masters, based in Colorado, will race around the intermountain region with a focus on USA Cycling’s Masters Nationals.

 

About DNA Cycling p/b K4:

Founded in 2012 by King and Fegan-Kim, DNA Cycling p/b K4 has a mission to inspire women riders to reach their highest potential in the sport. DNA Cycling p/b K4 is devoted to raising the profile of competitive women’s cycling locally, regionally and at select national events.

 

DNA Cycling p/b K4 is owned and managed by K4 Racing, LLC. 2015 partners include DNA Cycling, SCOTT Sports, Markosian Auto, Osmo Nutrition, Rudy Project, Blendtec, Plan 7 Endurance Coaching, Cotton Sox Photography, Doc’s Skincare, and Attract Interact.

 

The 2015 Domestic Elite roster:

 

Joanie Caron, British Columbia

Lauren De Crescenzo, Colorado

Catherine Fegan-Kim, Utah

Heather Fischer, Colorado

Gabrielle Pilote Fortin, Quebec

Kemi King, California

Anne Perry, Utah

Tiffany Pezzulo, Utah

 

Contact: Alex Kim

K4racingteam@gmail.com

 

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Kerry Werner Claims First UCI Victory at Super Cross Cup

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November 25th | Minneapolis, MN
Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies rider Kerry Werner claimed his first-ever UCI victory on day two of the Super Cross Cup in Stony Point, NY, improving on his 3rd place finish from day one. Coincidentally, Werner outkicked Dan Timmerman (House Industries/Simplehuman) and newly signed Optum p/b KBS road rider Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) who finished 3rd. Kerry claimed his first-ever UCI podium two weeks ago at Iowa’s Jingle Cross.

 

“My fitness level is beginning to come around after a tough start to the season. I earned my first UCI podium last weekend, and now my first UCI victory, so I’m excited to continue my good form heading into my big late season goals,” said Werner.

 

After bridging across to Timmerman and White with three laps to go, Werner made his “now or never” attack midway through the last lap and held his advantage to the finish.

 

Read Werner’s own words on a memorable weekend of racing in New York.

Pro Cycling Teams Unite to Create a More Exciting, Stable and Credible Sport

 
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(Quotes from Luca Guercilena and Fabian Cancellara below)
Trek Factory Racing is proud to announce its membership in Velon, the first joint venture of UCI World Tour cycling teams. This group brings together 11 leading teams – over 60 percent of the World Tour – to drive a financial model that, in line with other international sports, ensures a sustainable future for the teams. Velon aims to make the sport more accessible to all, to bring technology to the races and to promote stable, credible teams that fans can support long-term.
To achieve this the group wants to bring excitement to the sport, allowing fans to engage more with the teams than ever before. Velon’s aims are for a coherent season that excites people from start to finish and uses emerging technologies, such as on-bike cameras, that bring fans closer to the action.
Through Velon, the group will continue to work on partnerships with other stakeholders in the sport, including the UCI, the race organisers, and the AIGCP professional cycling association.
Velon’s founding members are Belkin Pro Cycling, BMC Racing, Garmin-Sharp, Lampre-Merida, Lotto-Belisol, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, Orica-GreenEDGE, Team Giant-Shimano, Team Sky, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek Factory Racing. The group is open to working with other teams that share their objectives and values, either to join Velon or partner with the company on new business.
The core ideas and objectives for the Teams in Velon are:
– More exciting sport: looking for a race calendar that tells a season long story, and is better understood by a growing international fan base, with more entertaining racing for the fans.
– New technology: bring the race alive from the rider’s perspective, showing the fans what it’s like from the saddle.
– Underpinned by sustainable, credible teams the fans can follow now and long into the future. Creating a new, better economic future for the sport, through collective action and increased co-operation between the teams and other stakeholders.
The company has been created to work on behalf of these teams for new business creation. Each team is represented on the board and Graham Bartlett (formerly of UEFA, Nike and other major sports brands) has been appointed as CEO.
Bartlett said: “The existing, sponsor only, business model is fragile for all teams. We need to change this to a more rounded one with fans at the heart of it, investing in new technological initiatives to generate greater excitement from the races and bring the sport closer to its fans. The company will look to use the combined commitment of the teams to create new revenues.
“This combined commitment can help to deliver more of what the fans want to see from the sport – exciting races brought to life with great technology. What we’re trying to build will hopefully create a virtuous circle where it’s easier for fans to engage with the teams and riders and gives the teams even greater incentives to maintain credibility.”
The first example of Velon’s work came earlier this year, when these teams got together to work with their riders and the race organisers to implement on-bike cameras during the races.
Bartlett adds: “This could only have been negotiated and delivered with the organisers by having a unified group. Initially co-operating with IMG for the Tour de Suisse and then continuing with A.S.O. at the Tour de France, the Vuelta and a number of other big races in the calendar.
“By using new technology, and by working very closely with the race organisers, the teams were able to capture fantastic, never seen before footage showing the riders in spectacular fashion and the response from the fans was even better than we expected.”
The Tour de Suisse on-bike camera videos syndicated to Cyclingnews and InCycle (which is also an IMG Media/Velon collaboration) were viewed over 1 million times. The videos from other races also gave significant YouTube traffic for the teams themselves, Orica-GreenEDGE’s Tour de France stage-5 footage, for example, was viewed over 108,000 times, creating significant interest for the team.
Fans and financial partners must trust the sport and the teams must be open, honest and transparent. The integrity of cycling is also the foundation for a healthy following, increased investment and further growth. This must be based on a sound, stable business model for the teams.
General Manager Luca Guercilena: “The teams share a series of priorities to bring to the table of professional cycling. All eleven Velon teams believe a strong commercial entity representing them is essential to develop cycling. The optimism for the future of our sport in the group is telling. Trek Factory Racing is happy and proud to be a part of this project.”
Fabian Cancellara: “The teams have a story to tell and it is through a project like Velon that they can be sure that story is heard. The on-bike cameras were a first example of the soul and strength of the collaboration between the teams and the other stakeholders in cycling.”
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DRISCOLL, NASH DOUBLE UP AT CXLA DAY 2

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It’s not often that pro cyclocross riders get to work on their tans between race days. Then again, it’s not often that pro ‘cross racers get to collect their pay and UCI points in SoCal. Day 2 of CXLA was another day in paradise for those who elected to head southwest this weekend; a warm, dry, dusty and sometimes wildly gusty day at the famed Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. Sunday in the heart of the country’s second largest city was in many ways much like the day before. Some of the obstacles on this climb-heavy 2.5km course were moved, some were rearranged, traction was diminished, but it made little difference to the big winners.

The highly decorated Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) produced a Hollywood sequel by charging past early leaders Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital/American Classic), Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo) and Nicole Duke (Marin Bikes/Spy) on the second of six laps and then riding into the sunset. Just like the day before, the four-time Olympian and World Cup winner built on her lead every time around to eventually win by 42 seconds. The rest of the Elite Women’s field was spread out all over the park, with McFadden holding on for second, Miller third at one minute, Duke fourth and local heroine Amanda Nauman (SDG/Bellwether/Krema Peanut Butter) rounding out the podium.

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In the Men’s Elite event, Saturday winner Jamey Driscoll (Raleigh/Clement) appeared to be a box-office bust after completing the first lap in eighth place with a very uncomfortable look on his face. Adam Craig (Giant Factory Off-Road Team), meanwhile, sporting a stylish Tom Sellick-like ‘stache, looked ready to improve his previous day’s runner-up position by moving into the spotlight alone for for several laps. But Belgian transplant Ben Berden was having none of that, chasing down and then capturing Craig at the halfway mark.

Third at this point was—plot twist!—Driscoll. He had found his legs and with four to go and had clawed his way not only into the picture, but to the top of the credits. Like Nash, once at the fore he was smoothly and decisively gone. Unlike the day prior, this time Berden was able to turn the tables on Craig for second at 36 seconds. Craig’s teammate Carl Decker scored a podium in fourth, with Zach McDonald (Cyclocross Project 2015) completing the final scene.

Sunday’s Junior 17-18 UCI event had Bear Development Team’s Lance Haidet escaping breakaway partner Brennan Fix (Boo Bicycles/TrainingPeaks) on the last lap. Third went to Saturday’s winner, Liam Dunn (Clif Bar Development CX Team).

UCI Elite Women:

1. Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team)

2. Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital/American Classic)

3. Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo)

4. Nicole Duke (Marin Bikes/Spy)

5. Amanda Nauman (SDG/Bellwether/Krema Peanut Butter)

6. Emily Kachorek (Squid)

7. Carolina Gomez Villafane (Vanderkitten CX)

8. Beth Ann Orton (Team S&M Sellwood Cycle Repair)

9. Lauren Rathbun (Raleigh/Clement)

10. Caroline Dezendorf (Marin Bikes)

UCI Elite Men:

1. James Driscoll (Raleigh/Clement)

2. Ben Berden (Raleigh/Clement)

3. Adam Craig (Giant Factory Off-Road Team)

4. Carl Decker (Giant Factory Off-Road Team)

5. Zach McDonald (Cyclocross Project 2015)

6. Michael van den Ham (Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Home)

7. Cody Kaiser (LangeTwins/Specialized)

8. Shawn Milne (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo)

9. Craig Richey (Trek Red Truck Racing)

10. Kevin Bradford-Parrish (SET Coaching/Specialized)

NASH, DRISCOLL SEIZE CXLA DAY 1

 

Pro ‘cross racing returned to Los Angeles this weekend, for the first time at the Greek Theater in Griffith Park. Day 1 of CXLA was conducted under blue skies and dry, short-sleeve conditions on a 2.5km course featuring considerable climbing and enough technical trickiness to keep even the most savvy bike handlers on their toes.

nashcxlasatKaterina Nash (Luna Pro Team) wasted little time jumping to the fore of the 20-rider UCI Elite Women’s field and was never headed in the 45-minute foray. At the conclusion of her six laps, Nash had more than a minute on Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo), who had gapped Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital/American Classic). Nicole Duke (Marin Bikes/Spy) and Emily Kachorek (Squid) rounded out the podium.

driscollcxlasatJamie Driscoll (Raleigh/Clement) escaped a group of six that had formed at the front of the UCI Elite Men’s race around the halfway point of that hour-long event. Two laps later he was able to climb away to a solo lead on the course’s longest, hardest ascent. Adam Craig (Giant Factory Off-Road Team) and Ben Berden (Raleigh/Clement) got the better of Shawn Milne (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo) to form the final chase group. Craig dropped Berden on the final lap, but both were well behind Driscoll, who cruised in with a 20-second cushion. Milne held on for fourth, with Cody Kaiser (LangeTwins/Specialized) completing the top five.

Saturday at CXLA also included a UCI-point-scoring Junior 17-18 event, captured by Liam Dunn (Clif Bar Development CX Team). Brannan Fix was runner-up, followed by Eric Brunner.

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UCI Elite Women:

  1. Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team)
  2. Amanda Miller (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo)
  3. Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital/American Classic)
  4. Nicole Duke (Marin Bikes/Spy)
  5. Emily Kachorek (Squid)
  6. Carolina Gomez Villafane (Vanderkitten CX)
  7. Beth Ann Orton (Team S&M Sellwood Cycle Repair)
  8. Amanda Nauman (SDG/Bellwether/Krema Peanut Butter)
  9. Caroline Dezendorf (Marin Bikes)
  10. Ellen Sherrill (RockLobster Cyclocross)

UCI Elite Men:

  1. Jamie Driscoll (Raleigh/Clement)
  2. Adam Craig (Giant Factory Off-Road Team)
  3. Ben Berden (Raleigh/Clement)
  4. Shawn Milne (Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo)
  5. (LangeTwins/Specialized)
  6. Tobin Ortenblad (California Giant/Specialized)
  7. Michael van den Ham (Trek Red Truck Racing)
  8. Zach McDonald (Cyclocross Project 2015)
  9. Carl Decker (Giant Factory Off-Road Team)
  10. Craig Richey (Trek Red Truck Racing)

 

Rushlee Buchanan Wins New Zealand National Criterium Title

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While much of the professional cycling community considers this period to be the road racing off-season, citizens of New Zealand have been honing their top-end speed in preparation for this week’s national championship criterium in Auckland. Current New Zealand national road champion Rushlee Buchanan set the tone for UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team in 2015 with an impressive sprint victory, earning the right to wear the national jersey in criterium events throughout the 2015 season. With the title on the line, the women’s pro field was deep and talented, bringing many former national champions and national track team members to the starting grid. The race was aggressive and technical throughout the 1.1-kilometer course thanks to tight corners and cobblestone sectors that required the riders’ undivided attention.

 
Buchanan commented, “I was bit nervous without any of my Blue Train teammates, but also confident in my speed coming from a lot of track training.” Buchanan succeeded in staying near the front of the aggressive field, where she was able to cover moves and watch the many attacks unfold throughout the race. Despite the numerous attacks, the field was all together rounding the final 180-degree turn before the finishing sprint. Buchanan was mindful of her placement coming into this critical part of the race, and exited the turn in third position, allowing her to unleash her powerful sprint in the drag race to the line. The training and instinct paid off as Buchanan powered around the remaining riders and sprinted to victory.
Buchanan’s victory brings the national criterium champion count to three heading into the 2015 season, with teammates Coryn Rivera and John Murphy holding the current titles for America. “I’m super happy to win for the team and to bring another national championship jersey to our already stellar lineup. Winning both the road and criterium nationals this year has certainly made it a good one! I’m looking forward to wearing the jersey with pride and racing it overseas for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team in 2015,” concluded Buchanan.

Orange & Black Announce 2015 Men’s Road Roster

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Orange & Black Announce 2015 Men’s Road Roster
November 18th | Minneapolis, MN
Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies today announces its complete roster for the 2015 men’s team. The team retains the core of its UCI stage-winning leadout train from 2014 while adding five talented new riders, including two World Tour standouts.

 

Cannondale Pro Cycling’s Guillaume Boivin (CAN), and Garmin-Sharp’s Phil Gaimon (USA) highlight the new signings, returning to race primarily in North America with Optum p/b KBS after spending last season at the World Tour. Pierrick Naud (CAN), Michael Woods (CAN), and Curtis White (USA) round out the final selection for the team’s 14-man roster.

 

Nine riders return from last season’s record-setting team, including Ryan Anderson (CAN), Jesse Anthony (USA), Brad Huff (USA), 2014 Tour of California stage winner Will Routley (USA), Bjorn Selander (USA), Tom Soladay (USA), 2014 Tour of Utah stage winner Eric Young (USA), 2013 US Time Trial Champion Tom Zirbel (USA), and Scott Zwizanski (USA).

 

“On paper this should be our strongest and most well balanced team yet. We will have more depth on the climbing side thanks to some of our new signings, and we’ll maintain a great core of time trialists, sprinters, and leadout guys,” said Performance Director Jonas Carney. “That being said, there are very high expectations for this group based on our results in 2014. Our goal is to exceed those expectations.”

 

Boivin, Naud, Woods, and Gaimon arrive with a long list of individual palmarés, while White’s professional career is just beginning to take shape.

 

“White is a ‘cross specialist and just a few weeks ago claimed the biggest victory of his young career at the U23 Pan Am Continental Cyclocross Championships” said Carney. “He also excels on the road, and we believe he will bring a lot to the table with our already competitive team.”

 

As has become tradition, the team will begin its 2015 season with a block of international racing, undertaking a multi-race campaign in Portugal following its Southern California training camp in late January. The campaign will feature the Volta ao Alentejo / Liberty Seguros stage race, as well as the Volta a Costa Vicentina, Cycling Portugal – Classica de Loulé, and the Grande Premio do Guadiana.

 

“Racing in Europe during the early portion of the season is critical to our yearlong success,” said Carney. “The racing is hard and intense, it helps us quickly build chemistry as a team, and it prepares us well for difficult blocks of racing later in the year.”

 

The team again lists stage wins and overall standing in the UCI America’s Tour as primary goals. UCI stage races like the Tour of California, Tour of Utah, USA Pro Challenge, and the Tour of Alberta will feature prominently in the team’s preparations, as will defending its National Racing Calendar team title.

 

The 2015 men’s team consists of entirely American and Canadian athletes – for the eighth consecutive season – a direct result of Carney’s focus on the development and support of North America’s significant talent pool. The uniquely domestic roster will again make the US and Canadian national championships a primary goal, with former national champions in the time trial, road race, and criterium disciplines hailing from both countries.

 

The historic 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, VA could feature prominently in the team’s late season. With high standing in the UCI America’s Tour bringing with it an automatic bid in the world championship team time trial, another chance at the TTT on American soil is a highly enticing proposition for Carney’s new look 2015 roster.

 

“Having the world championships here in America is a rare opportunity for a North American team like ours,” said Carney. “We have competed in two world championship TTT events with the men’s team, and having another shot at it with some “home advantage” could be very exciting for the program.”

 

2015 Men’s Road Roster –
Ryan Anderson (CAN)

Jesse Anthony (USA)

Guillaume Boivin (CAN)

Phil Gaimon (USA)

Brad Huff (USA)

Pierrick Naud (CAN)

Will Routley (CAN)

Bjorn Selander (USA)

Tom Soladay (USA)

Curtis White (USA)

Michael Woods (CAN)

Eric Young (USA)

Tom Zirbel (USA)

Scott Zwizanski (USA)

UCI CXLA WEEKEND LIVE AT THE GREEK!

 

 

Altadena, California, Nov. 13, 2014 — World-class cyclocross returns to the Los Angeles’ largest park: Griffith Park at the Greek Theater in the Hollywood Hills! CXLA is back! Enjoy a full weekend of festivities leading into the Thanksgiving weekend! Highlights include the LA Bike Fest: CXLA Bicycle Expo and Swap Meet and Food Truck Festival, benefiting the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition!

 

Athletes will be competing for points in several important race series, including California Cyclocross (CACX), the SoCalCross Prestige Series and, most vitally, UCI internationally-sanctioned elite racing as part of the USA Cycling PRO CX Tour! That’s right, UCI Elite Men, Women and Juniors 17-18 as well as factory teams from around the country will once again be going wheel to wheel in our own back yard.

 

JUST FOR THE LADIES: Equal prize money to the UCI Elite Women’s races from top to bottom will be provided thanks to Knobbe Martens IP Law. There will also be a Women’s Lounge hosted by the She Wolf Attack Team! Ladies Ride, as well as Women on Bikes web radio Q&A.

 

RIDE WITH THE PROs: On Friday at 3 p.m. we’ll be gathering at Golden Saddle Cyclery to ride with a few of the fast guys and gals in town, over to Griffith Park for a CX clinic. Everyone’s invited!

 

PARTY TIME: Friday evening after riding with the Pros, let’s enjoy Happy Hour food and drinks at Mowhawk Bend. Saturday evening everyone is invited to an After Party Social at Golden Road Brewing.

 

Hope you can make it to CXLA Weekend at Griffith Park – Vermont Canyon – Greek Theatre! Saturday and Sunday November 22-23!

 

Register at BikeReg.com and all SoCalCross events at: www.SoCalCross.org/register. Complete race info at: www.SoCalCross.org http://socalcross.org/events/cxla-weekend/

 

Special thanks to the following parties for helping to make it all happen: Voler Team Apparel, Jenson USA, Knobbe Martens, Clif Bar, TRP Brakes, CENTRICsport, Castex, American Classic, Union Sport, Squareone, Montrose Bike Shop, H&S Bicycles, Golden Saddle Cyclery, Rock N Road Cyclery, Bike Effect, The Mob Shop, SoCalCycling.com, 10 Speed Coffee, Pedalers Fork, Empire Bikes, Craig Abrams, D.C., SoCalCycling.com, Sock Guy, Pasadena Cyclery, The Mob Shop, Cadence, The Bike Shop of Temecula Valley, Orange Bikes, Road Runner Bags, NUUN, Road Runner Bags, American Classic, Magic Cycle Werks, Pro Gold, and Velo Allegro.

 

For more information, the weekend schedule and to stay up to date, visit Facebook.com/SoCalCross and follow us on Twitter: @SoCalCross. For complete details, check out SoCalCross.org/events/cxla.

 

ABOUT THE SERIES: Cyclocross is a historic form of bicycle racing that typically takes place in the autumn and winter. It is a timed event consisting of multiple laps of a 1.5- to 2-mile course consisting of pavement, wooded trails, grass, hills, sand, mud and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry their bike, and then remount. The SoCalCross Prestige Series was launched in 2006 and has grown over 500% in terms of participation since its inception to become one of the nation’s leading cyclocross racing organizations.

 

Williams Racing Management Puts On Race Academy for Juniors & Beginners

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        Everyone has a story. What separates us, are the unique paths we choose to take on our journey through life. Mine is a simple one. I’m an inner city kid that was lucky enough to be introduced to cycling through my heritage. Looking back at my past, I felt the need to share my experiences with those around me who may not have access to some of the ins and outs of cycling. Williams Racing is a program I put together to give young cyclists the experience, tools, and support to move past their current level in cycling. Our first event is finally happening! The Williams Racing Race Academy will aim to help riders learn tactics, and develop a sense for reading races. The rules are simple: come out, jump in the pace-line, and staff will help pick categories for each rider. #Nosandbaggers! It’s all about having fun and learning something new. $10 Reg; JUNIORS RACE FREE! Categories will include, junior’s boys and girls, women’s A (B category maybe added), and men’s A- B and possible C’s.

 

The race will take place on Saturday, December 6, from 4pm-10pm, at the Encino Velodrome: 17301 Oxnard St, Los Angeles, CA 91316. Activities will include race simulation, music, games, raffles, and more. We encourage all juniors to come out to participate as juniors race FREE! We will have former Olympians, National team members, and some of the best track coaches out to help guide racers to success. There will be Williams Racing Mgt. shirts and socks for sale along with snacks and drinks. All in all, this is a simple attempt to better the cycling experience for fans, kids, and beginners alike, so come out for a fun day of racing!

 

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