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2013-06-22+23 Women’s Weekend Race Recap (Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Mt. Diablo Hill Climb TT, Burlingame Criterium)

This past weekend was a great time of racing for our women’s team! Let’s take a look!

Mt. Hood Cycling Classic: In Oregon as part of this three day stage race, it starts with a road race, followed by a time trial and criterium the second day, and finally another road race on the third day. Known for miles of beautiful untouched nature, it would prove to be a great time for Fiona Strouts, who placed in the top 10 during both road races and the criterium, with a top 10 GC result!

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Mt. Diablo Hill Climb TT: On a much more local scene, the hill climb time trial starts at the North Gate entrance to Mount Diablo State Park and then proceeds 6 miles upward with a total gain of about 1740 feet. Our Susannah Breen (who lives in the area) climbed the time trial with great speed, and placed third!

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Burlingame Criterium: Last but not least, Sunday’s Burlingame Criterium proved to be challenging despite the overcast weather. With a narrow 180 degree turn, a narrow straightaway, and a final sweeping left turn to the finish, Danielle Haulmann managed to get a gap off of the main peloton while trying to bridge to the leaders. After a crash that resulted in the race to be restarted with 3 laps to go, Danielle maintained her position to score a podium spot as third!

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Amy Chandos and another teammate pick up speed after exiting the 180 degree turn.

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2013-06-16 Nevada City Classic Results and Photos

 

Our ladies raced at what is considered as the oldest race on the west coast yesterday, the Nevada City Classic! And produced some great results: Susannah Breen 4th, Amy Chandos 5th, and Claire Morgan 13th!

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2013-06-08+09 Auburn Omnium Results

Saturday: Despite the sweltering heat, our team was out there in force. Through one extended and two short climbs involving a roundabout at the top and at the bottom of the course, the heat only compounded the challenge. Nonetheless, the girls competed with Amy Chandos placing 5th and Marley Smith 6th.

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Marley Smith charges out of the roundabout in the beautiful Loomis Basin Sierra de Montserrat vineyards.

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The squad (pictured left to right): Danielle Haulman, Amy Chandos, Claire Morgan, Marley Smith.

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Judith Wexler stays ahead of the field on the descent to the roundabout in Saturday’s race.

Sunday proved to have more comfortable temperatures than Saturday’s, which exceeded over 100F. North of Loomis, where Saturday’s race was held, lies the town of Auburn, where the girls raced the punchy climbs in the streets of the downtown area. If the road wasn’t pitching up, it was pitching down. In the end, Claire Morgan attacked as the field came out of the last turn onto the final straightaway and secured the win with Amy Chandos coming in quickly behind for 3rd.

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Claire Morgan and Danielle Haulman in the front of the peloton along the backside of the course during Sunday’s race.

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Claire Morgan secures the win on Sunday’s race, with Amy Chandos shortly crossing the line after.

 


2013-06-01 ICCC Dash for Cash – Chandos Takes 1st!

From Jack Arney:

(In the women’s)P/1/2 race where Amy, Dani, Marley and our new team member Diane (another recruit from the UC Davis cycling team) did a great job of attacking and being in every break. Watching their race, you could just see as a group they were the team the others feared. Big field yesterday. Amy got in the winning break of about 6 girls with Dani trying to bridge up towards the end but Dani received no help from the two passengers on her wheel and finally had to give up the effort. Amy is as cagey and aggressive as they come and won the sprint out of the 6 girls in the break for the win! Judd has done a great job coaching these ladies at UC Davis, and it shows.