Monday, September 20, 2010

Juniors successful on both road and dirt

Whole Athlete Juniors wrapped up the 2010 racing season in style with success across multiple disciplines.

Riley Predum won the 49th Mt. Tamalpais Hillclimb Junior race, while teammates Nick Newcomb, Will Curtis, Tony Smith and Colby Pastore were 3rd, 4th, 5th and 8th respectively.

The team's success on the road followed only one week after Zach Valdez took the final round of the US Cup Series at Bonelli Park and the Junior Cat 1 Overall Title, winning every event he entered.

And if that doesn't show the incredible range of ability in the team, Max Houtzager takes an impressive 2nd place in the Pro/open Northstar Super-D.

Road, dirt, gravity - these kids are multi-talented on two wheels!

Friday, September 3, 2010

MTB XC World Championships - Junior Men

Congratulations to the Whole Athlete Junior Men at the 2010 MTB World Championships.

Tony Smith (49th, started 58th)
Will Curtis (58th, started 72nd)
Zach Valdez (DNF - crashed out)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Junior MTB XC World Championships - Day 1 Junior Women

In only her second year racing mountain bikes and her first season as a Cat 1 junior, Sofia Hamilton made it all the way to the World Championships in Mont Sainte-Anne, Canada. Facing the best riders in the world on an extremely technical course, she rode her heart out. Although it wasn't her best day on the bike - finishing 26th, the experience was very positive and a great opportunity to learn about world-class competition. Most of all, Sofia maintained a great attitude about the whole experience. Way to go, Sofia.

Junior Women's start