For the 2nd year in a row, the CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team headed up to Bend, OR for the 6 day Cascade Cycling Classic. One of the most difficult stage races of the season, Cascade takes the racers up long mountain climbs, through lava fields, and past ice cold glacial lakes.
The event begins with a fast and short Prologue. Not even 3 miles, a time trial-like event, the prologue sets the GC (General Classification) of the racers heading into stage 1. The organizers changed the prologue from 2011 to a less technical course around the Tetherow Gold Course. CashCall rider Devan Dunn had an amazing ride of 5:08 placing him in 8th place only 6 seconds behind the winner, out of 190 riders.
Boise Twilight Podium, NCC
1st Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare)
2nd Carlos Alzate (Exergy)
3rd Michael Weicht (CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team)
We learned last year that Boise is one of the greatest cities to race in! The fans line the barriers 5-deep around the 4 turn course. Patrons from the eateries and pubs that line the course pour out onto the sidewalk for the Pro mens race which finishes as the sun sets.
This year proved to be just as exciting as the event began mid-day with a kids race and category events. The women’s pro field raced just before the mens event and as the national anthem was sung, the rain began to fall. This rain would continue off and on through the mens event, creating and nervous tension in the air. Boise had not received rain in weeks and the warm drops made the pavement and multiple man hole covers slicker than soap. Crashes quickly started happening on the backside of the course, sending over half the field to the pits for wheels and bikes. It looked like an odd game of “Sharks and Minnows” as 30 plus racers would re-enter the race as the peloton came whizzing by. Continue reading “Boise Twilight Criterium 3rd place finish!”
Boise Twilight Criterium 3rd place finish! was last modified: August 6th, 2012 by khsadmin
While the CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team was in Boise, ID for the Exergy Twilight Criterium, the team took some time to Bob’s Bicycles an authorized KHS Bicycles dealer. Click here to read the complete story.
CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team Visits Bob’s Bicycles – Boise, ID was last modified: July 26th, 2012 by khsadmin
The 2012 addition of the Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prixwas another exciting event. Being an NCC race, all teams were limited to a 6-man roster. Although this course favors a sprint finish, we were playing our cards at a break away. Devan Dunn, Michael Weicht and Stefano Barberi each animated the race and rode into breakaways, but none of these moves got enough traction to stay away from the hard-chasing field.
Never content to be complacent, Devan Dunn made the race really exciting by being in two breakaways. The second of the two stayed ahead of the field until he and his breakaway partner Eric Marcotte (Elbowz) were swarmed by the field with a lap and a half remaining in the race. Lee Muse, Wes Holloway and David Santos had worked hard to allow the break to stick, but with the work of Mountain Khakis and Full Circle to set their sprinters up for the finish, Devan was reeled in.
Ken Hanson of Optum Pro Cycling won the 90 minute criterium and Ricky Escuela of Full Circle was 2nd. Our highest placed racer was David Santos in 15th. Official results HERE.
KHS Factory Team Manager Quinton Spaulding is totally psyched about 650b wheels for downhill racing. He told us that based on his prototype testing, the tween wheels offer traction advantages with no compromise in handling. “Nothing lost, only gained,” was his executive summary.
KHS is fully committed to the production of an all-new DH650b model, based on the suspension platform used on the company’s current DH300 bike (shown here). The first production bikes are due off the line in about six weeks. Look for KHS rider Logan Binggeli to pilot the DH650b at the upcoming Red Bull Rampage in Virgin River, Utah.
The plan is to have the Factory Team riders thoroughly test the DH650b throughout the end of the 2012 and into 2013, with an anticipated release to the public in late 2013 or early 2014.
Sunday the CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team had 2 racers compete in the CBR Criterium, Dominguez Hills. Justin Williams and Stefano Barberi raced with the best in the area for 90 minutes, with Justin Williams winning the event in the sprint finish.
Justin Williams racing earlier this season. Photo Credit: Danny Munson
Here are some statistics for our 2012 season so far:
Races entered: 47
Podium appearances: 57
Thank you for you ongoing support and belief in our program and our racers.
Happy 4th of July!
Another Win for CashCall! was last modified: July 18th, 2012 by khsadmin