Thursday, December 10, 2009

Steph Thompson, Courtney Shipman and John Elgart Strike First for Nor-Cal At Cyclocross Nationals

Steph Thompson(HRS/Rocklobster), Courtney Shipman(Bike Station Aptos) & John Elgart(Webcor) hit out for Nor-Cal at the USA Nationals making podium in their respective divisions on the first day of racing. Steph Thompson led the charge with the Silver Medal in her class. In my previous writings I declared I was fully positive Nor-Cal racers would make podium appearances on many occasions over the 4 days of racing at the USA Nationals. On the first day of competitions it was Thompson, Shipman and Elgart who struck first in representing Northern California on the awards podium in freezing Bend Orgegon. Both Shipman and Elgart raced to the Bronze Medal in their divisions. Congratulations to all three riders!!

Other racers to fight through low temperatures to outstanding results were Ron Riley (Team Santa Cruz), Mike Macdonald (Jaeger Wheelmen), Frank Cuaresma (Cal Giant Farms), John Brown (Family Cycling Center), Michelle Monroe (Joselyn's/burnham Coaching), and Justin Morejohn (Davis Bike Club). These talented riders all made top 10 in their races!

Both Friday and Saturday should be big days for Nor-Cal racers to make the push for podium and the Gold Medal-Stars & Stripes jersey combo in Bend.

Andrew Yee(CX Magazine) in the cold........
Jim Gentes(Rambuski Law) had a strong ride going.......


Blogger GenghisKhan said...

Been checking out all the write-ups, ics and videos of the Nats--very cool (should I say, "cold") stuff. Almost makes me want to go CX, though that snow makes me think twice! ;o)

Peace and Happy Trails/Holidays!

8:23 AM  
Blogger GenghisKhan said...

Er, that should be "pics", not "ics". Sigh.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Kubla con Carne said...

Steph Thompson HRS/Rocklobster Santa Cruz
Silver medal womens B race! :D

11:32 AM  
Blogger Dusty Downs said...

Thanks for the info, I will change the report right now
Kubla con Carne

I did not know she was from Santa Cruz but now she gets the headlines!

Congratulations Steph Thompson HRS/Rocklobster !!

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Top photo is the 40+B race. Im on the left in Blue Team Rambuski Law Kit.
I did a few hot laps to learn the course, lucky me front row random call up! If you would like to see the view from the front Check scjimbo on youtube...

Jim G.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work Jim G.
keep up the great riding.

1:08 AM  

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