Clouds lingered overhead and rain hit the earlier races at the 2020 edition of the Roger Millikan Memorial Grand Prix Pro 1/2 race. With two of the main top teams in town tuning up and having training camps, this was going to be a battle that would show the rider’s and team’s form and organization as we head into the season.
With both Elevate-Webiplex and the Legion of Los Angeles fielding full squads it was going to be a battle to see who would come out on top at the Roger Millikan Memorial Grand Prix.
With the course running the reverse direction from previous years, it made for a more challenging course. With all the muscle from the two full squads they pretty much would dictate how the race went down.
Attacks were flying all over the place, but nothing really was sticking for more than a lap or two. With many attacks coming left and right it would take its toll on the field over time.
With a dwindling field, you would see who had put in good training over the winter as this course was demanding and the field was keeping the heat on for most of the race.
With nothing really getting up the road it was going to be a battle for who would control the front of the race which was surely coming down to a field sprint. It seemed like Elevate-Webiplex had a little more organization as a team, but they just couldn’t contain the cagey and speedy Williams brothers who would take advantage of the light blue train and come out on top for the win, with Justin “The Judge” Williams speeding across for the win ahead of Elevate-Webiplex’s fast man Jose Rodriguez, with Gavin Hoover rounding out the top three.
It was also good to see the SoCalCycling.com Team taking shots at the bigger teams and finishing consistently in the top ten again with Osvaldo Mora and Carlos MacPherson finishing 7th and 11th.
Photos and Report by Frank Sarate, SoCalCycling.com