Monday, February 2, 2009

Early Bird Crit. Final - 2/01/09

Nor-Cal's Early Bird Crit Action......
Top 10 Cat. 1/2/3 Race~
1. Larry Nolan- Specialized Racing
2. John Wilk- Sierra Pacific Racing
3. Jan Diemont- Webcor
4. Randy Bramblett- Village Peddler
5. Brian Laird- Labor Power
6. Tyler Brandt- HDR p/b Lombardi Sports
7. Keith DeFiebre- HDR p/b Lombardi Sports
8. John Bergmann- Team Clif Bar
9. Paul Penn- Wells Fargo
10. Billy Hudak- SixFifty Racing

Top 3 Women's 1/2/3
1. Liza Rachetto - MB Cycles
2. Jennifer Van Muckey - SugarCRM
3. Lindsay Myers - SugarCRM

It was a picture perfect day for the final Early Bird Crit. event for 2009. The wind was down and the racing was fast & very competitive in all the groups on the day. The success of the Early Bird race sessions was displayed by the extremely large fields in all categories. The 1/2/3 race had nearly 100 riders fighting out placings. For that final, Pat Briggs(Cal Giant Inc.) ramped up the pace on the last lap providing a perfect opportunity for powerfully built Larry Nolan(Specialized) to sprint to the win.

A special thanks goes out to all the instructors who take great care in teaching safe riding to everyone in the early season. And a big thanks to VeloPromo and Bob Liebold for getting the whole thing going!

Ride Safe! Have Fun!

Around 100 riders contested to 1/2/3 race making for a very long line of cyclists when the speeds picked up.....

Large fields were the norm on the day..........
Blue Sky made for a awesome day in Fremont.....
It was very fast at the front....
Lombardi's David Nelson leads the group thru turn #1.....
Specialized tried to set up Larry Nolan in the end......