Monday, January 15, 2007

January 8th Sponsorship Update

Much of the Davis Bike Club Junior Race Team spent the first week of 2007 in action.

New Years Day saw Cody Tapley, Chris Stastny, Alexander Freund, and Andreas Freund testing their early season form at the San Bruno Hill Climb. All four riders posted reputable times for so early in the season.

Sunday, the seventh, kicked off the season for several other DBCJRT athletes. Kieran Noble-Goodman, Zachary Long, Tyler Cheseboro, and Glen Wilcox all competed in and completed their first bike races, enduring the 'squirrelly' pack of new category five racers at the Earlybird Criterium in Fremont, CA. All four of them came away from the race with a new understanding of what bike racing is all about. DBCJRT veterans David Vuilleumier, Alex Wick, and Zachary Wick competed in the Earlybird Criterium Pro/1/2/3 race. With the help of his team, Alex Wick was able to work himself into a late break that was not caught until there was only one lap remaining. With Alex back in the group, Zachary Wick then went to work to set Vuilleumier up for the sprint finish. Unfortunately, after being delivered to a sprint position, Vuilleumier was caught behind a crash and ended up 'touching pavement' himself. Fortunately, he was able to walk away with only minor injuries and does not expect to miss any training time.

DBCJRT athletes are using these early season races as training tools to help them reach their goals later in the season. The kids have targetted races such as Valley of the Sun in Phoenix, AZ, Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, Fitchburg-Longsjo in Fitchburg, MA, and Junior Nationals in Seven Springs, PA along with the many Northern California races they will compete in. When the kids are not racing they are often seen training on the local roads of Yolo, Solano, and Napa counties as well as Sacramento and Yuba Counties. Some of them spending as much as 18-20 hours a week on their bicycles.

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