ZiaVelo Cyclists participated in the Valley of the Sun this past weekend in ‘not-so-sunny or warm’ Phoenix, Arizona this past weekend. The Valley of the Sun is a three-day event in which professional and amateur road racing cyclists of different categories compete for cash and prizes. A stage is held each day consisting of a time trial, a road race and a criterium. There were over 800 participants in 23 categories of professional and amateur riders, both men and women, ages 10 to over 70. The cyclists that had the lowest cumulative time from the three stages placed in their respective categories.
The red and gold zia could be seen in most categories with ZVC Zia racers, Marcel Berger (Pro/1), Joseph Garcia (Pro/1), Jerry Garcia (Masters), Al Senft (Masters), Tamatha Risner (Cat 3), Terry Casey (Cat 3) , and Kathy Alvarez (Cat 4), along with Velo racers, David Hughes (Masters), Tim Ketalaar (Masters), Gary Bell (Cat 3), Kevin Quattlebaum (Cat 3), and Eric Collins (Cat 4), proudly representing. There were many notable finishes in the stage 1 time trial, with Al earning a 3rd place and Jerry a 5th place in a very large and highly competitive Master’s men field. Participating in her first VOS race, was Kathy finishing with a remarkable 1st place in the women’s cat 4 category. In the women’s cat 3 category, another large and competitive field, Terry had an impressive win and Tamatha a very noteworthy 5th place. In the men’s cat 4, Eric finished with a strong 7th place. The most incredible finish was in stage 2, with Jerry winning the road race, and after winning a sprint for bonus points and doing some work for the lead group. In stage 3, Jerry had another remarkable finish, coming in 4th. Marcel had an outstanding overall 16th place finish racing in a very large pro field. For more VOS race results, click here. (Pictures to follow in the photos menu tab.)
With this first race behind us, we are gearing up for the ZVC Trifecta! If you haven’t registered, please do so! It will be as epic! Volunteers are also still needed.
Click here to register for the ZiaVelo Road TriFecta Series 2017.
To sign up or for volunteer information, please email Kurt at [email protected]