Monday, April 1, 2013

Phenomenal Fontana for Whole Athlete/Specialized Team

The Fontana ProXCT marked the third stop on the US Pro Cross Country Tour and the Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team came ready to play. The young riders showed their class at the national event earning victories in both the Junior Men and Women, a 1-2-3 sweep by the Under 23s, and the Under-15 top honors.

Zach Valdez
Zach Valdez, Casey Williams, and Jacob Albrecht make it an all-Whole Athlete/Specialized U23 podium.

Lucas Newcomb
Lucas Newcomb and Shane Skelton on the top two podium steps. (photo: Max Houtzager)
Lucas Newcomb and Shane Skelton led the charge, going 1-2 in the Junior 17/18 race while Kate Courtney took a convincing win the the Junior Women's race. The U23s faced off against the country's top Pros, with Zach Valdez in 8th, Casey Williams 10th, and Jacob Albrecht 18th, finishing as the top three under-23 riders amid a national-class field. The following day, Valdez and Albrecht earned two more Pro top-10s with 6th and 9th in the short track. Cole Avery and Dylan Fryer finished out the team's successful weekend with 1st and 2nd respectively in the Cat 2 and Cat 3 under-15 races. 

Kate Courtney
Kate Courtney on top in the Junior Women's race.

Cole Avery
Cole Avery earns his third consecutive win in as many races.

Dylan Fryer
At only 12-years-old, Dylan Fryer hits the podium in his first race with the team.
Whole Athlete
The Junior Men's field ready to rock.
Casey Williams
Casey Williams on his way to his first top-10 finish in his first pro season.

Zach Valdez
Zach Valdez takes his second 8th place ProXCT finish this spring. (photo: Max Houtzager)

Kate Courtney
Kate Courtney takes the win.

Lucas Newcomb & Shane Skelton
Teammates Shane Skelton and Lucas Newcomb happy with their 1-2 finish.
Fontana ProXCT - Top-10 Team Results

Junior 17/18 Men
Lucas Newcomb 1st
Shane Skelton 2nd
Sean Bennett 6th
Marcus Segedin 10th

Junior 15-18 Women
Kate Courtney 1st

Junior 15/16
Steffen Andersen 4th

Junior Under 15 Cat 2
Cole Avery 1st

Junior Under 15 Cat 3
Dylan Fryer 2nd

Pro Men XC
Zach Valdez 8th (1st U23)
Casey Williams 10th (2nd U23)
Jacob Albrecht 18th (3rd U23)

Pro Men Short Track
Zach Valdez 6th
Jacob Albrecht 10th 

Pro Men Super-D
Casey Williams 5th
Next stop for the Whole Athlete/Specialized Team is the Sea Otter ProXCT on April 18-21. Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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