SoCal Cyclists Claim Titles at USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships


Justin Williams

The 2019 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships wrapped up with the Road Race and Criterium this weekend. Talented cyclists from across the country and Southern California competed for the Championship titles and the prestigious Stars ‘N Stripes jersey.

SoCal’s Megan Jastrab (Rally Cycling- UHC) and Justin Williams (Legion of LA) were previous winners in the National Road Race and Criterium in 2018 and looked to defend their titles.

This year, Jastrab (Rally Cycling- UHC) went on to win two jerseys in both the Junior 17-18 Road Race and Junior 17-18 Criterium after some tough competition from the Lux Cycling Team.

Justin Williams (Legion of Los Angeles) was able to defend his title in the Criterium pulling out a win which will allow him to don the start’ strips jersey for another year.

Youngster Eire Chen(Rock n Road Cyclery/Team Velosport) won the Junior Women’s 11-12 Criterium.

In addition, SoCal based Team LUX/Sideshow p/b Specialized also had a successful week at the U.S. National Road Championships to earn six National Championship Jerseys and seven other medals.

LUX/Sideshow p/b Specialized reported “Our men dominated all events opening with a sweep of the podium in the 17-18 Time Trial with Quinn Simmons 1st, Matthew Riccitello 2nd, Michael Garrison 3rd, Jared Scott 6th, Seth Callahan 7th, and Logan McLain 9th.

In the Road Race our guys showed advanced tactical understanding and fitness, establishing the first breakaway of the day and then bridging riders to form a 5 man break with 4 LUX riders which went to the line to take the top 4 spots.

The final result had Gianni Lamperti 1st, Seth Callahan 2nd, Logan McLain 3rd, Jared Scott 4th, Quinn Simmons 6th, Micheal Garrison 9th, Matthew Riccitello 10th, Kyle Chromy 11th and Luke Lamperti 13th. All 9 LUX team members finishing in the top 13.

In the criterium, the guys were in every break, but on the last lap, the field came back together. But the LUX boys would rise to the occasion once more with Quinn taking the bunch sprint ahead of Luke Lamperti. And then it was official: 3 for 3 in National Titles!

Our women raced two age groups. Our development rider, Lilly McLeod won both the 13-14 Time Trial and Criterium, while a crash in the Road Race had her riding alone in 6th. In the Junior 17-18 Women’s race, Zoe Ta-Perez took the win in the time trial, Ava Sykes took 2nd in the Criterium and Jane Tullis took 3rd in the road race.”

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