Congratulations to Devon Gory(Team Rambuski Law) & Andy Jacques-Maynes(California Giant/Specialized) on their outstanding overall victories at CCCX Race #2.
Congratulations to Sarah Maile(Ventana) and Mitch Trux on their tremendous overall victories at Sac. Town Cross #1.
CCCX #2 had over 200 riders take to course on the day, and there was even some rain and moisture to contend with during the morning races! The track was talked up greatly by most riders, and technical skills were tested throughout!
The Sacramento Series had over 200 racers on the day. I am sure wind direction and the soft-loose dirt sections in the turns on the far side of the College Cyclery Compound course played heavy into the overall outcome in most divisions during the day. Plus BMX skills were tested in the spectator area near the start/finish.
Both Elite Women's races on Saturday were epic battles. The CCCX Women's Cat. 1/2/3 race had Devon Gory & Karen Brems of Team Rambuski Law post a large gap on the other female racers early. However Team Webcor's new Cross sensation Katheryn Mattis slowly started to close this gap. Each lap Mattis was making up lost time, with the crowd screaming encouragement. However, the hard charging Mattis was 1 lap short on time for her valiant comeback and finished a few seconds down to Gory & Brems.
In Sacramento, the A Women's race had Sarah Maile and Joan Gregg off the front in a heated dual on the College Cyclery Compound course. Each lap Gregg & Maile would come past the finish line together locked in a battle for the ages! The crowd was going out of control over the war between the two rivals. In the end it was Maile who sprinted to a well timed 1 second victory over the inspirational riding Gregg.