There's not much in the way of UCI racing on the west coast but there is 'Cross Reno- formerly 'Cross-Vegas, connected with the re-located Interbike trade show. The show is smaller and the fields at this C1 event were not large but the spectators were out in the thousands as the main events happened after dark under the lights.
Earlier in the day we did have two junior girls that both made the podium. Kennedy Cortopassi won the junior 10-14 group and Ciara Wing got 2nd in the 15-18 race.
We had two riders in the single speed race with Ian Stowe just missing the podium in 6th and Chris Seymour returning from his honeymoon finishing on the lead lap in 23rd.
The women's elite field was world class with riders from Europe and Canada. Caroline Nolan rode to an impressive 8th place and well up in the UCI points. Campbell Steers overcame some pre-race tire issues to finish on the lead lap in 23rd.
The men's race was also filled with some of the best riders in the sport. Max Judelson made the top-20 finishing 19th with some strong riding late in the race. Under 23 rider Noah Hayes rode his first C1 event and came in 30th with Brendan Lehman 31st fighting an oncoming cold. Aaron Bradford having to work the trade show was probably not anywhere near his best but still rode to 39th . Dean Poshard broke a pedal in the first lap and was forced to withdraw. With 5 out of 7 of our elite riders finishing on the lead lap there was a reason to be happy , along with the junior podiums. Not bad for a small team from Nor-Cal.