It was time to test the racing legs at a stalwart Northern California event, the 28th annual Madera Stage Race for four of the California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized riders this past weekend. Ansel Dickey, Yannick Eckmann, Colin Joyce and Torey Philipp contested four stages – two time trials, one criterium and a road stage – and got to know each other a bit better over three days.
“Overall, it went pretty well. It was our first time this year racing as a team, I’ve done a few races by myself and for a couple of guys it was the first race of the year. I think it was good, we got some good bonding, got to see how everyone rode and how people are feeling at the moment.” said Philipp who finished sixth overall. “It’s good to do a couple of time trials at the beginning of the year and gauge your efforts. For me looking at the data, I see a big improvement over last season.”
Torey Philipp, Colin Joyce, Ansel Dickey and Yannick Eckmann at the Madera Stage Race – photo courtesy of Ansel Dickey
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The California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized riders came together for a training camp in Northern California to kick off the 2014 road season this past weekend. On Friday, the team took part in the legendary Specialized Bicycles lunch ride, also known … Continue reading
In his first world championships in the U23 ranks, reigning USA National Champion Logan Owen raced to 14th place to post the top result for the United States at the 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Championships, in Hoogerheide, Netherlands today.
“I’m pretty happy with my result, it wasn’t the top 10 I wanted and am capable of but it’s a solid result for it being my first year in the u23′s. I also was the second first year to finish, behind [Mathieu] van der Poel [of the Netherlands] of course.” the 18-year old said.
Elle Anderson capped off her breakthrough season with a solid 15th place finish at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships earlier today in Hoogerheide, Netherlands. It was the first time the California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized rider raced at a world championships. Teammate Meredith Miller finished 24th.
“The race was so inspirational and emotional for me today. The atmosphere and the crowds were amazing. Especially hearing my parents cheer for me, traveling all the way from the US to watch. I rode as hard as I could today and enjoyed every moment.” Anderson stated.