This past weekend was stacked with great events for every type of cyclist to challenge themselves.
Held a few months earlier than normal, the Elite Championships were held in conjunction with the Chuck Pontius Memorial Castaic Lake Road Race on a new course that proved challenging with 2,875 feet of climbing over a 27.5 mile lap. Depending on what category you raced and how many laps your race had, the elevation gain could add up nicely!
Elite Road Race Champions Crowned
After a tough day of racing at the Chuck Pontius Memorial Castaic Lake Road Race, Elite Road Race Champions were crowned and awarded the title! Congratulations to the following Elite Road Race Champions, who won their respective championships!
- Stefano Barberi (California Giant Berry Farms / Specialized) – Cat 1
- John Budinoff – Cat 3
- Robert Freeman (Rokform) – Cat 4
- Jessica Cerra (Spy Giant Ride) Women 1-3
- Vanessa Snapp (Incycle Racing pb Full Circle) – Women Cat 3
- Heather Balbier – Women Cat 4
For those that like speed and fast racing, there were two options to get an adrenaline rush with the Spring Classic Grand Prix in Ontario and also the Chuck Pontius Memorial Criterium in Santa Clarita.
Mountain Bike Racing
In addition, it was another huge weekend of Mountain Bike racing with the US Cup – Fontana City National, which was held out at the popular Southridge Park.
Below are the results from the action packed cycling weekend!
- Chuck Pontius Memorial Castaic Lake Road Race – Results
- Chuck Pontius Memorial Criterium – Results
- Spring Classic Grand Prix – Results
- USA Cycling US Cup – Fontana City National – Results
Above Photo – Tim Woo (SoCalCycling.com / Craig Shelly) leads the pack a the Spring Classic Grand Prix.
Photo © Christy Nicholson / EchelonDesignPhoto.com