Monday, April 13, 2015

Bountiful Bonelli for Whole Athlete/Specialized Juniors with Two Wins, Six Podium Places

It was back to Bonelli Park for round three of the ProXCT/US Cup Series as Whole Athlete/Specialized Juniors faced talented fields at the second US Junior UCI race of the season.

Veda Gerasimek
Gerasimek was focused and flawless in her race.
Race day started out with 16-year-old Veda Gerasimek earning her first win of 2015 in the Junior Women's 15-18 race, while young Michael Mace continued his upward trajectory with a solid 3rd place in the Junior men's 15/16 event. 

In the UCI Junior races, Haley Batten and Kelsey Urban once again scored a 1-2 performance among the 17/18 Women, as Christopher Blevins and Carson Beckett earned hard fought 2nd and 4th places, battling it out with current World Champion Simon Andreassen and Pan American Champion Egan Bernal in the Men's 17/18 event.

Christopher Blevins
Blevins held on to a strong 2nd place, closing in on eventual winner Bernal in the final laps.
Haley Batten
Batten goes three for three with her win at Bonelli #2.

Carson Beckett
Beckett shows his consistency with yet another podium performance.
Kelsey Urban
Urban on form as she prepares for Spring racing in Europe.

Junior 17/18 Podium
Junior Men's 17/18 UCI Podium:
Egan Bernal 1st, Christopher Blevins 2nd, Simon Andreassen 3rd, Carson Beckett 4th, and Jerry Dufour 5th.
Veda Gerasimek, Mike Mace
Gerasimek and Mace were all smiles after their performances in the 15/16 Junior events.

Continuing its Spring Campaign the team heads to the Sea Otter Classic this week, then four 17/18 Juniors will head to Europe - Christopher Blevins, Carson Beckett, Haley Batten, and Kelsey Urban - to tackle prestigious UCI events in Austria and Germany against the best in the World.

Next up for the Whole Athlete / Specialized Team:
  • 04/18/15 Sea Otter Classic ProXCT
  • 04/25/15 Junior UCI XCO Haiming, Austria
  • 05/02/15 Junior UCI XCO Heubach, Germany
Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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