Beth Newell - 3rd
The Berkeley Hills Road Race is a challenging 71 mile course in the East Bay that travels over the "3 Bears" a total of four times. Beth, Susannah, and Catherine were joined by 15 other P1/2 NorCal women for the event. Jane Despas from Yahoo! Cycling Team started the racing by rolling off the front for a 2 lap solo effort. By the last lap, she was caught and the front group was down to about 10 riders. Beth attacked and split the group before the final turn onto Bear Creek, bringing Webcor's Rebecca Werner and Anna Barensfeld with her along with two Metromint Riders. Rebecca's final surge up the finishing climb proved too strong and Beth finished 3rd. Congrats to Beth on another podium finish!