Report and Photo Gallery: Tour de Murrieta – Jax Bicycles / Rabobank Grand Prix

The Tour de Murrieta held the second stage of the omnium today with the Jax Bicycles / Rabobank Grand Prix. The course, which had great views of the Murrieta’s green hillsides, was a flat, fast six corner course that stretched one mile long.

In the Pro 1/2 race, a break of six riders escaped in the first fifteen minutes that include three Jelly Belly pb Kenda riders (Christian Kriek, Sean Mazich and Emerson Oronte), two CashCall riders (Cole House and Chris Barton) and  Serghei Tvetcov from Full Circle pb Pure Gear. The six stayed off the front until the end with Christian Kriek taking the win ahead of Sean Mazich in second and Cole House for third.

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Suzanne Sonye sprinted to the win in the Women’s Race ahead of Helens teammate Emily Georgeson and Holly Breck (SC Velo)

In the Masters 35 +, Mike Easter held off the “Green Train” of MRI Endurance Masters to clinch the win ahead of teammates Phil Tintsman and Kayle Leogrande.

In the 45 + race, Aron Gadhia (SPY Giant) continued his winning form  that he found at the Rosena Ranch Circuit Race to take the sprint ahead of Bill Harris (BBI-SIC) in second with Armin Rahm (Time /Velo Pasadena) rounding out the podium for third.

In the Masters 55 + race, Mark Hoffenberg (Rokform / RockN’ Road) took the win ahead of Malcolm Hill (Breakaway from Cancer Masters) in second and Kal Szkalak in third.

All photos from the Tour de Murrieta Grand Prix and Circuit Race are available and can be viewed at, as well.


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