Friday, January 6, 2012


Northern California Cyclocross Earns Another Precious Gold Medal At Nationals Day 2.
 California Giant Berry Farms Standout Gina Hall Takes No Prisoners And Claims
Gold In the Women's 45-49 Division.

Hall found her best form of the season at the most important race of the year!  Hall rode the very front of the race throughout, showing her rear wheel to the rest of the group from the start. 

Hall has now won multiple USA Cycling National Championships in the
sport of Cyclocross and can be considered one of the
NCNCA's greatest Cross athlete's ever.

California Giant Berry Farms Norm Kreiss snatches the Silver Medal in the Masters Men 50-54.

Kreiss put up a super fight for the Gold with racing legend  Paul Curley.  In the end Kreiss could be satisfied with his second Silver Medal from Cross Nationals in as many years! 

Kreiss was all smiles after the podium presentations where he added another Silver Medal to his National Championship hardware collection.

Team Rambuski Law's Katrina Baumsteiger delivered a tremendously strong performance in racing to the 5th spot on the podium in the Women's 45-49 division.  Baumsteiger & Hall made Nor-Cal Cross fans very proud with two
representatives on the podium for this group in what was one of the biggest fields of the day in all Masters competitions.

Henry Kramer(California Giant Berry Farms) missed the Masters Men 55-59 podium by a mere 5 seconds.  Kramer will surely be back to Cross Nationals another year to have a go against the best Masters racers from across America.

Northern California was huge in the Masters 55-59 division on Thursday!  Some are calling it one of the most dominating performances in recent years for a region in one division at Cyclocross Nationals.  Kreiss & Kramer were joined in the top 10 finishers in that group by Jim Gentes(Giro) who was 8th & Webcor/Alto Velo racer George Smith who finished 9th place.  Nor-Cal thus put 4 riders in the top ten of this division!  The soggy fields of Wisconsin ended up showing just how strong the Masters Cyclocross racing is for the NCNCA region.  Congratulations to Kreiss, Kramer, Gentes & Smith!