The 16th Annual Tour de Murrieta presented by Wine Ranch Grill and Cellars kicked off the 2021 Omnium with the downtown Grand Prix. The Tour de Murrieta always is an awesome community event that is a favorite cycling event for riders and fans to attend each year.
In addition to the Grand Prix, the Pacific Western Bank – Kid’s Race gave kids 8 and under a chance to have fun on their bikes, practice their skills and experience bike racing up close.
The racing was fast throughout the day with the June heat adding a challenging new dimension that took a toll on the riders.
The Pro 1/2 race came down to a field sprint that saw Ama Nsek (Legion of Los Angeles) cross the line first for the win with Dante Young in second and Eduardo Cruz (SoCalCycling.com Team) finishing 3rd to round out the podium.
In the Women’s race, Shelby Reynolds (Monster Racing Team) took the win ahead of Hayley Bates in 2nd followed by Esther Walker (SDBC Powered by Spinergy p/b UC Cyclery) in 3rd for the podium spots.
Photos © Frank Sarate / SoCalCycling.com