Northern California Masters Cyclocross racing is ranked #1 in America after another amazing USA Cycling National Championship
performance in Madison Wisconsin....
Now Nor-Cal Masters own the World Championship Stage, as
Karen Brems(Team Rambuski Law), Don Myrah(Ibis/Buy-Cell.com),
and Ron Riley(Bike Station Aptos) all earn the coveted Gold Medal at Masters World Championships in Louisville Kentucky.
Northern California is now Cyclocross capitol of the World for Masters racing as John Elgart(Webcor), Norm Kreiss(Cal. Giant Inc.),
Henry Kramer(Cal. Giant Inc.) & Gannon Myall(Cal. Giant Inc.)
all rise to the occasion of a World Championship event and bring home
Silver & Bronze UCI medals back to family & friends, and the NCNCA region.
More on Nor-Cal Success at Masters Worlds Coming Tomorrow.
King of America, now King of the World!
Don Myrah wears #1 and the USA National Championship jersey on his way to dominating the 45+ race at Masters World Championships!
Karen Brems has been the leading lady of Northern California Cyclocross this season! Brems rattled off a very impressive winning streak to close out her year in regional Nor-Cal racing. One of the those victories was a dominating win in the Women's Elite division at the NCNCA District Championships at Toro Park. Brems was one of my top picks for a USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championship in her age group.
Yet Brems bypassed that event and played all her cards on a Masters World title. Brems rose to the occasion by tearing apart her field in one of the more masterful rides at Masters Worlds, on her way to a awesome victory salute on the line and a Gold Medal on the podium!
Ron Riley is a class act, and in my opinion one of the most inspirational athletes in all of Northern California Cyclocross! Riley is now the 75+ Masters World Champion for Cyclocross and is a prime example of how cycle sport keeps riders young at heart and fresh in mind and soul. Riley does not let anything deter his quest for competition. His age only makes him wiser, while inspiring others to chase their dreams in the same fashion and with the same passion as Riley has over the years.
Andy Jacques Maynes leads Cal. Giant Cyclocross team mate USA Cycling U23 Silver medalist and past Junior National Champion Cody Kaiser
at the CCCX Series finals near Monterey.
Jacques Maynes won the CCCX final race and overall series title on Sunday.
Jacques Maynes posted a dominating 2011 Nor-Cal Cross race season
losing only one event during the year,
while earning a plethora of race victories.
The on form Jacques Maynes would have been a major contender at Nationals & Masters Worlds had he chose to participate.
Sophie Gomez-Villafane continued her stellar riding at the CCCX Series final winning the Elite Women's race and taking home some cash for her fast riding efforts in that group. Villafane is the NCNCA Junior Cyclocross champion, and has been ripping off some incredible rides as the Cross season concludes.
Bay101/HRS/Rock Lobster sponsored athlete Mark Howland showed some steady power and determination in his comeback from injury six weeks ago after a racing crash. Howland was forced to skip Masters World's after his mishap, but found himself back on the CCCX podium in the super tough 45+ division at the Central Coast Series final race on Sunday.