Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cal Aggie Criterium - WIN!

Beth Newell - 1st
Amy Chandos - 4th
Christina Yglesias

Held in William Land Park, just outside of Sacramento, the Cal Aggie Criterium marks one of the first races on the NCNCA calender where teams can show what they are made of for the up-coming season. For the cat1/2/3 race there was some considerable NorCal talent, making the race fast and fun for Beth, Amy, and Christina.  Former teammate Emily Kachorek now racing with the Primal - Map My Ride Professional Team had a teammate in Liza Rachetto, while Lindsay Myers formerly of the Webcor Women's Professional Team raced solo amid a good representation of local teams like Touchstone and Vanderkitten. With a break unable to stick, Beth attacked with 5 laps to go and once caught Amy countered. Amy was also caught, and the group was all back together with only 1.5 laps left in the race. Amy maintained her good position at third wheel, and Beth took control of the race in the final turn and was able to hold of Kachorek in the sprint for the win. Amy finished close behind Kachorek and Rachetto for 4th and Christina finished with the group.

Fremont Bank Women's Cycling is very proud to be represented by such talented and wonderful women, on and off the bike. Great team racing, no matter how many riders represent, is the ultimate goal. Amy, Beth, and Christina are all new additions for the 2011 season but have already shown that they will be instrumental in the teams success. When and where is the next race?

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