The West Sacramento GP was the first UCI cyclocross race in Northern California in a number of years. It provided a welcome opportunity for West Coast riders to cut down on their travel and race close to home while supporting top-level racing in their neck of the woods.
Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team) spends much of her time living in Northern California, so attending the races was a no-brainer for her. Courtenay McFadden (American Classic/Zones) made the trip down from Seattle as well. The two had two spirited battles at the WSCXGP, and Nash came out on top both days.
Lance Haidet (Donnelly) hails from San Luis Obispo, which is located about four hours south of Sacramento. He has already raced in the Bay Area this season, and the race in Sacramento provided another opportunity to race close to home in UCI-categorized races. Haidet narrowly lost a sprint to Anthony Clark (Squid Bikes) on Saturday and then got revenge by topping Allen Krughoff (Krughoff Racing) on Sunday.
Vicky Sama was in West Sacramento to help Cyclocross Magazine cover the weekend of racing. Vicky talked with Nash, Haidet and McFadden after their races on Saturday in this series of post-race interviews.
Katerina Nash – 2017 WSCXGP Winner
Lance Haidet – 2017 WSCXGP Second (Saturday), First (Sunday)
Courtenay McFadden – 2017 WSCXGP Second Place
Stay tuned for more coverage of the 2017 West Sacramento GP.