Monday, March 17, 2014

Bountiful Bonelli for Whole Athlete/Specialized

Neilson Powless
Powless and Bennett lead the Junior 17/18 field up the first climb.

The second stop on the ProXCT and US Cup series, and the first-ever UCI HC event held in the US, Bonelli Park served up some great racing and summer-like weather for Whole Athlete/Specialized. Neilson Powless and Sean Bennett kicked off the team's weekend success with 1st and 3rd in the highly competitive Junior 17/18 field. 

Casey Williams
Williams was the 2nd place U23 in a stacked Pro field.

Cole Avery also hit the podium with 3rd place in his first Junior 15/16 race, while Casey Williams took on a 114 rider world-class Pro field, finishing as the 2nd U23 in 25th. Only 31 of the 114 riders completed the UCI "Hors Categorie" race.
Cole Avery
Avery on his way to a podium finish.

Mike Mace continued his winning streak by taking top honors in the Under-15 race, while Haley Batten bounced back after an unlucky flat in the XC to win the Super-D that same afternoon.

Cole Avery
Mace awaits his call up to the podium.

Haley Batten
Batten wins the women's combined Super-D.

Neilson Powless, Sean Bennett
Powless and Bennett on the Junior 17/18 podium.

Next stop: UCI Cat 1 ProXCT / US Cup round 3 at Fontana, CA on March 22.

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