While the Elite Men and Women’s races captured the attention because of their high-profile names, big cash prize and Raleigh contracts at stake and a little fat tire controversy, there were other races on Thursday in Deer Valley.
Perhaps one of the tightest races of the day was the Women’s Cat 3/4 race, where two young juniors battled racers three times their age, and came out on top, with 12-year-old Katie Clouse (Canyon Bicycles) winning ahead of 11-year-old Sydney Palmer-Leger (Summit Bike Club). Erika Powers (Revolution/Peak) returned for her one and only USA Cycling race of the year, and finished third after placing 10th in the combined women’s field last year.
Amanda Schaper of Ritte scared away all competitors before the race to win the women’s singlespeed title. Raleigh’s Craig Etheridge had an easy ride to capture the singlespeed title, but not until Ritte’s Alan Danger Zinniker broke his seatpost to fall out of contention and finish third behind Bob Pitkin (White Pine Touring).
Philip Tinstman (MRI Endurance) returned to the Raleigh race to defend his Industry title, and local Jared Kirkham won the men’s 3/4 race ahead of youngster Drew Palmer-Leger (Summit Bike Club), who brought home the family’s second silver medal after sister Sydney’s silver in the women’s 3/4. Raleigh’s Mark Landsaat was third.
Results below the photos.
Raleigh Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross Race Photo Gallery by Cathy Fegan-Kim:
Raleigh Midsummer Nights Cross 2014 Results - Industry Men
Raleigh Midsummer Nights Cross 2014 Results - Singlespeed
|1||Craig Etherige||Raleigh Clement|
|2||Bob Pitken||White Pine Touring|
|3||Alan Zinniker||Ritte CX Team|
|5||Denny Kalar||Cole Sport|
Raleigh Midsummer Nights Cross 2014 Results - 3 and 4 Men
Raleigh Midsummer Nights Cross 2014 Results - Cat 3 and 4 Women