Thursday, October 02, 2014

CCCX 4 Manzanita Park

On a cloudy day that saw some drizzle there was also some really fast racing. With our numbers down due to racers out of town and the hangover from the team party there were some challenges on the day. This said, our women's team was nearly all on the podium starting with Michelle Perez in 3rd in the 45+ race.
Alexis De Zubria rode to 5th in the women's B race .
Ellen Sherrill continues to improve getting 3rd in the women's elite race with Campbell Steers nearly making the podium in 6th.

This is the women's B podium with Lexi.
The women's elite podium featuring Ellen.
Michelle descending the podium after the 45+ awards.
 Our men's elite squad was missing two main payers, Scott Chapin and Max Judelson so Alex Work had to fill in as the point man. This didn't play out quite as well as Alex would have liked but he rode strong in the closing laps to finish 8th out of over 30 starters. Brendan Lehman would follow in 12th with a strong ride and newcomer Ian Stowe finished in 16th with Ben Dodge following in 19th. New man in his first race of the season Eric Brown came in 21st.
 The A single speed field was filled with the top Nor-Cal men and Sean Coffey held his own and came in 4th and on the podium.

Brendan 'Shredloxx' at the top of the small climb.
Alex Work on his recently re-worked frame that was damaged by a deer on Hwy. 17. -I'm not kidding.....
 Ben Dodge in his second race of the day.
 Eric 'Ferret' Brown putting everything into it on the course.
This is the A single speed podium with Sean Coffey. In the men's masters races Ben Dodge finished 10th in the 35 A race, Michael Schaller was a victim of a hard crash and had to pull out of the 45 B race , Brent Harris finished 12th and I in 10th in the men's 55+ field. Benoit Dubuisson scored a 4th place in the B single speed race and continued an excellent start to his season.

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