The Brentwood Grand Prix is one of SoCal’s favorite races and the 2015 edition also hosted the SCNCA Elite Criterium Championships. With a great atmosphere in the trendy downtown area of Brentwood, an Expo and challenging course there was something for everyone.
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In the women’s race NorCal’s Mary Maroon was the main instigator and was in several breakaways, including the winning break which included Pam Schuster (SPY/Giant/Ride) and Nicole Brandt (Monster Media). In the three up sprint for the win and title, Maroon was the fastest followed by Schuster in 2nd and Brandt in 3rd. Maroon was not eligible for the SCNCA Elite Criterium Championships title, since she live in Norcal, so Pam Schuster took the honors and the bear jersey.
Video – Women’s Race
Watch the final laps of the Women’s race at the Brentwood Grand Prix as the break of three goes for the win.
In the Pro Men’s race, two time Olympian Bobby Lea put on a clinic and rode in a solo break for half the 75 minute race. He was eventually caught after KHS got organized and brought it back. With about 20 minutes to go another break including Fabrizio Von Nacher (KHS/Maxxis/JL Velo), Josh Ruiz (SoCalCycling.com) and Bobby Lea (Maloja Pushbikers) powered away with Von Nacher and Lea sticking to the end with Lea driving the break. Von Nacher was the fresher of two and won the sprint for the win. Corey Williams (Incycle / Cannondale) won the field sprint for 3rd and also took home the SCNCA Elite Criterium Championships title.
Video – Men’s Race
Watch the final laps of the Pro 1/2 Men’s race at the Brentwood Grand Prix as the riders battle for the win.
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