Sunday, February 27, 2011

Multiple Podiums from NorCal to SoCal

Whole Athlete-Specialized Team riders showed their class today with multiple victories and podium finishes ranging from high school to collegiate to elite level races.

At the NorCal High School Prologue race in Folsom, CA, Max Houtzager and Taylor Smith went 1-2 in the Varsity race, with Bobby Zidek in 4th and Sven Beer in 10th. Lucas Newcomb and Jonny Kaufman also took 1st and 2nd in Junior Varsity, while Josie Nordrum took the win in JV Girls. Other top finishes include Kate Courtney 3rd, Victoria Yoham 4th, MacKinzie Stanley 5th and Sofia Hamilton 6th in Varsity Girls.

On the collegiate front, Nick Newcomb finished 6th in the Cal Poly TT and Will Curtis took 3rd in the Cal Poly Criterium.

Meanwhile, Kenda Cup Sagebrush Safari, in the San Diego desert, Zach Valdez opened up his first season as a U23 Pro with a strong 4th place at the Sagebrush Safari while Keegan Swenson earned the win in the Cat 1 Junior field!

Check out all the team's 2011 top-10 results here:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Newcomb and Predum Follow the Team's Saturday Success with Wins on both Road and Dirt on Sunday

Nick Newcomb continued the Whole Athlete-Specialized U23 Road Team's weekend success with a win in the Pine Flat Road Race, while Alec Kassin followed yesterday's win with a solid 3rd place, only after helping set Nick up for the finale.

Meanwhile on the dirt, Riley Predum took the Pro win at the TBF Challenge XC in Folsom, CA - his first race of the season.

Three wins in two days...not bad, guys. Not bad at all.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kassin Opens Season with Win at Cantua Creek Road Race

Congrats to Alec Kassin for just taking the Cat. 3 win the Cantua Creek Road Race. The Whole Athlete-Specialized U23 Road Team was at the sharp end of the race in the finale, putting the team in the perfect position to take the win. Great job, guys!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dirt Rollin' with Todd, Lea and friends...

An uncharacteristically warm February day punctuated the success of the Dirt Roll, a benefit for the NorCal High School Cycling League and Marin Country Bicycle Coalition (MCBC). The Whole Athlete-Specialized Team juniors were out in force supporting two organizations that simply help make cycling better for all of us.

We had the opportunity to ride some of our favorite trails with current MTB cross country, short track and cyclocross National Champion Todd Wells, and Specialized Pro MTB racer Lea Davidson. Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a great event!