Fabrizio Von Nacher wins Roger Millikan Criterium, Justin Williams 2nd! Photo Credit: Danny Munson
Fabrizio Von Nacher recently joined the CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team. He has relocated to Los Angeles from Mexico so that he can train and race with the team. At 19, he is our youngest rider yet packs one of the most powerful sprints. Here is what he has to say about his first win for the CashCall team.
“The plan for the race was to have at least two CashCall riders in each breakaway during the first half of the race. If none of those breaks stuck, we were to start attacking the second half of the race. With 20 minutes left in the race, and there wasn’t a break up the road, we would line the team up for the field sprint. At the start of the race, I rode aggressively and then my teammates told me to take it easy and relax for the final sprint. In the last lap, the team did a great job setting up Justin Williams and me for the sprint. The team was key in helping me win and Justin placing 2nd.
I felt really good in the race and my teammates made me feel confident that I could win the race. The entire team worked very hard to set me up for the sprint. To race well and win with my family there was the best thing. My dad, coach, and god father were visiting, and it made me feel great showing them the awesome team I have and that I am with really nice people.”
Experienced racer Cole House has also set-up shop in Southern California from his snowy home in Wisconsin, so that he can make the most of the great weather and being close to the majority of the CashCall athletes.
“Sunday was our third race of the season, second crit. We definitely didn’t want it to end up anything near what happen at Red Trolly last Sunday. Nobody had to say it, everybody just knew as a team we had to come away with the win. In the pre-race meeting, Paul wanted to be greedy and go 1,2 and 3 (I like his style, if you don’t, that’s too bad). The Orders were “you guys figure it out and make it happen,” which is also a test of leadership and teamwork. Read more →
The CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team was invited to attend the 15th Annual Palm Springs Century. KHS Bicycles is the official bike sponsor for the event. They have a booth in the expo area and they also provide neutral mechanical support at all the stops along the century route. Team members Devan Dunn, Fabrizio Von Nacher, Wes Holloway, Brian McCulloch, Chris Barton, Michael Weicht and Cole House made the trip out to the desert for the event. Newcomer Chris Barton recounted his experience on his first Palm Springs Century. Thank you Chris!
“Our weekend trip to the hottest place in California started out with a near-freezing evening in downtown Palm Springs. Despite the cold, the wonderful folks at the KHS tent were hard at work giving test rides and sharing information about their bicycle models and company with anyone who was interested. Read more →
The CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team lined up for their first criterium of the season at Red Trolley, in San Diego. Wrapping up our 10-day training camp, the team bolstered a full squad. Returning racers David Santos, Brian McCulloch, Michael Weicht, Wes Holloway and Justin Williams were joined by new teammates Michael Olheiser, Chris Barton, Cole House, Logan Loader and Fabrizio Von Nacher.
The course is very fast with a swooping downhill turning right into the punchy hill to the finish. The team was active through out the race initiating breaks and attacks, but in the end nothing would stick. In the end we placed 5th in the finish to cap off a great training camp and our first experience racing together as a team.
Enjoy the photos of the event!
Michael Weicht and Chris Barton on the attack up the hill. Photo Credit: Danny Munson
Wes Holloway. PHoto Credit: Todd MacMillan
New addition to the squad, Chris Barton, make a solid attack. Photo Credit: Todd MacMillan
Boulevard 2013 Pro 1/2 Race winner, David Santos. Photo Credit: Danny Munson
In Southern California, Boulevard Road Race has a reputation for many things……foul weather, an uphill headwind finish, a field of motivated racers ready to race hard, and a course profile that’s arguably the hardest on the SCNCA calendar. For me, its reputation of being a tough race and the fact it’s my hometown race are the reasons why I love Boulevard. Prior to last weekend, I’ve raced Boulevard four times. Once as a Cat 4 and three times as a Cat 1. The first time racing the pro race was in 2010 and I DNF’ed. In 2011, I made the break finishing 3rd, and in 2012 I finished 7th. After finishing top 10 two years in a row, it became a big goal to win Boulevard in 2013.
I’m not a fan of taking too much time off the bike in the off-season, so I typically clip in sometime in early October. Additionally, I met with my coach to figure out which races to target in 2013. Because Boulevard is held in early February and near my hometown, El Cajon, it only made sense that it was first on my target list. Read more →