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Introducing Young and Feldstein

Julie Young (Roseville Cyclery) Showing Good 'Cross Skills

28 September 2015
Orangevale Park, Sacramento Cyclocross Series

The two-miler course at Orangevale Park sports plenty of grass and is fast moving. Men A put in the fastest lap times at seven and one-half minutes. With temperatures in the low to mid-nineties, on this cloud-covered muggy day, the racing proved relentless. In a long sand-pit, a plank stretched across the course had a deceptively short height. Wheels could sink into the soft sand and raise the effective height of the barrier. Along with two other plank barriers and a stair run-up, the racing was very staccato: peddle hard on the firm terrain, stop for a barrier, repeat.

The turn-out for the first SacCX event of 2015-16 had very good numbers, particularly for Junior and Women fields. Top-notch skills were on display by youngsters and experienced riders alike. The well-organized event kept the racing and awards running close to clockwork efficiency. And, TimeYourRace.com had results on-line and posted at the venue with lightning speed after each race. All the other features for ‘cross were in place: food truck, beer garden, the Gheto crew’s music, and heckling.

Two new winner’s names to the region’s cyclocross appeared in the results for both the Women’s A and Men’s A races. After holding off challenges from teammates, Bakersfield-SoCal transplant Gareth Feldstein (Real Wheels) broke away from Nick Schaffner (Herbalife p/b Marc Pro-Strava) to take the Men’s podium. Winner of the 1992 Tour de l’Aude, Julie Young (Roseville Cyclery) found enough cyclocross skills to take a 67-second margin of victory in the Women’s race.

Julie Young (Roseville Cyclery) Showing Good 'Cross Skills

Julie Young (Roseville Cyclery) Showing Good ‘Cross Skills

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Orangevale Preview

27 September 2015

SacCX has posted a course preview for their first race of this season. The venue is Orangevale Park and forecast conditions are sunny and warm with temperatures reaching into the nineties. It is a 2.1-mile course with plenty of grass and what promises to be fast-going racing.