race pictures by Gina Green.
Beth Miller improved on her second place finish in the Spring Bear by winning the Nancy Morgenstern Memorial Women’s 1/2/3 race while Dan Vaillancourt won the Men’s P/1/2. Mark Alden, CRCA/Blue Ribbon-Translations.com won the 40+, Matt Doron, Global Locate, the Cat 3, Lyn Frampton the Women’s 3/4,Al Blanchard, Westwood Velo the 50+, Matt Sack the Cat 4A and Danny Habig the Cat 4B, Mark McCarthy the 60+,and Kevin Rooney, CRCA, the Cat 5.
Miller of Anthem Eltie Team beat Kim Geist. It was good to see that Kim is back and ridng well. She was riding for the Lipton pro team, and considered a potential Olympian, when she was hit by a tractor trailer during a 2007 training ride.
Vailancourt, who rides for the Colavita/Sutter Home pro team edged Roger Aspholm of Westwood Velo in a 2 man break.
Riders liked the new uphill finish. Some said it gave a more honest result and was better suited to a course characterized by challenging hills. Many also thought is safer.
More to come on the races.