Monday, October 09, 2006

Gran Prix of Cyclocross weekend part 1

Just a spectator this weekend. Hauled my ass out of bed and over to Stage Fort Park on Saturday just in time for the start of the B Men's race. Sorry I missed the early women's race, I much prefer watching girls race.

Full on drag race to start the men's B

The early leaders of the killer B's

Thom P shouldering his pink ss 'cross bike
A Train of Vets on their first lap. Richard Feldman (DurancCycleworks)followed by Dale Knapp (Kona), Chris Peck (Fiordifrutta) and Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo). Aspholm went on to win by 10 seconds.

I.F.'s Bruno leading a couple riders including Paul Curley

best seat in the house

(from the rock) overlooking the mechanic pit and the sand trap (in the distance)

Birds eye view of the switchback section
Lyne Bessette dominated Saturday's elite women
Georgia Gould and Katerina Nash (both of team Luna Chix) were hot on Lyne's heels the entire race.

Wendy Simms (Kona) placed 4th in elite and was named most aggressive rider


Christopher Horner had a strong race in elite men's category

Here is the start of the Elite men's race Saturday with Andy Jacques-Maynes (California Giant Strawberries/Specialized) leading #8 Matt White (FiordiFrutta Elite Cycling Team) then Ryan Trebon (Kona), Tim Johnson (Cannondale, Cyclocross World) and 88 other bad asses.
Adam Craig (Giant Bicycles) works the tempo with Mathieu Toulouse (Maxxis),Mark McCormack (Clif Bar), Andy Jacques-Maynes (California Giant Strawberries/Specialized) in tow.
Jesse Anthony (cliff bar) grabbed the win for the u23 catagory
Tim Johnson (Cannondale- Cyclocrossworld) pushes the pace on the stretch, Trebon (Kona) uses the draft to recharge while Barry Wicks fights to catch up.
If I could ask Ryan Trebon one question... "You're an incredible cyclist, but have you ever heard of basketball?"

Here are the results from Saturday's races.

2 comments:

IF Chicks said...

great shots..
any movies come out ???????

John Hurley said...

Brings back memories of last year although the weather looks a LOT nicer!
As we're sprinting up the hill i'm on the inside left when there is a huge pile up! I go left towards the spectators nearly missing a baby carriage before returning to the pack.