Monday, March 24, 2014

Whole Athlete/Specialized Team Flying in Fontana

Haley Batten
National Champ Haley Batten on her way to victory in the Junior Women's Race. (photo: Mark Avery)

Following the success of last weekend's Bonelli Park ProXCT, the Whole Athlete/Specialized Team rode a wave of momentum into the Fontana ProXCT earning multiple victories and podium finishes. Resplendent in stars and stripes, National Champion Haley Batten won the Junior Women's XC, while Neilson Powless and Sean Bennett rode to an impressive 1-2 finish in the highly competitive Junior 17/18 event. 
Neilson Powless
Powless goes two for two with another win in Fontana. (photo: Mark Avery)

And making it three for three, Mike Mace took a convincing win in the Under-15 XC race, followed by 3rd in the Junior combined Super-D and 6th in the Cat 1 open Short Track.
Mike Mace
Mike Mace with yet another win.
Sean Bennett
Bennett with another strong podium performance. (photo: Mark Avery)

Another hard fought battle in the Pro UCI XC race for Casey Williams amid a world-class field of 115 starters saw him finish top-30 and the 3rd U23. Williams recovered quickly for the late afternoon Super-D event, landing squarely on the podium in 3rd. 

Casey Williams
Casey Williams on his way to a 3rd place in the Pro Super-D.

Neilson Powless, Sean Bennett
Powless and Bennett go 1-2 in the Junior 17/18 XC.

Haley Batten
Haley Batten tops the Junior Women's podium.

Casey Williams, Mike Mace
Williams and Mace podium finishers in their respective Super-D races.
Josh Snead
Lest we forget the unsung heros of the race...Head Mechanic Josh Snead keeping the bikes dialed!

Next stop: The Sea Otter Classic on April 10-13.
Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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