Monday, May 20, 2013

Courtney Scores Big with World Cup Podium, O'Neal Crowned CA State Champ as Team Earns Eight Podium Places on Two Continents

Kate Courtney showed her class once again with an impressive 3rd place ride at round one of the World Cup in Albstadt, Germany. 

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Courtney happy with her podium finish in Albstadt.

Against the best junior women in the world, Courtney rode her heart out, leading the final lap in a bold bid for the win. It was a tight battle resulting in a major result for the young rider. 

Kate Courtney
A World Cup podium for Kate Courtney.

Meanwhile back in the US, Tyler O'Neal continued his successful Spring run with a well-deserved Sophomore State Title at the NICA CA State High School Championships at Stafford Lake. 

Tyler O'Neal
Tyler O'Neal takes the Sophomore CA State Title.

O'Neal wasn't the only one to end up on the podium, as Whole Athlete/Specialized riders took four of the top five Varsity places with Jacob Albrecht, Sean Bennett, Marcus Segedin, and Ben Spurr 2nd through 5th. Steffen Andersen added to the podium tally with 5th place in Junior Varsity. 

Varsity Podium
CA State Champs Varsity Podium.

And the team wasn't done yet. Casey Williams battled back from an early week flu to take a hard-earned fourth place in the highly competitive Pro race at the US Cup at Lake Morena. 

Casey Williams
Casey Williams with another solid Pro finish in 2013.

Next up for Whole Athlete/Specialized riders is round two of the World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic next weekend.

Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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