There was plenty of racing this past weekend both on and off road, beginning with Las Campanas, the state road race championship. ZVC colors were in abundance and representing in both women and men categories. In the womens Pro/1/2/3 category, ZVC claimed top spots on the podium. Terry Casey and Tamatha Risner worked hard and pulled away from the others and continued to work hard together until the finish, with Terry coming in 1st , winning the state championship title, and Tamatha in 2nd. Also in this category was Kathy Alvarez who came in 4th. In the mens Pro/1/2, Marcel was able to pull away soon into the race with competitor Fortunato Ferrara. They continued to pull away and work together until the final sprint. Marcel came in 2nd place, with a strong team of ZVC racers to follow including, Al Senft, Joseph Garcia, and Chris Schlabach. In the womens 4/5 category, we had two new racers to ZVC, Amber Zimmerman and Rachael Greuber. Both worked hard, with Amber coming in 3rd and Rachael in 6th. In the mens 4 category, ZVC won another state title with Robert Mercer’s impressive sprint to the finish with a win and Francis Horton in 5th. Zach Taraschi had a strong 7th place finish. Eric Collins also raced this category after racing the state criterium race the day before. A special thank you goes out to ZVC racer Jerry Garcia who was at the feedzone and finish to assist racers and hand out water. And as always, thank you to one of our very own, Norm Desrochers, for officiating.
Over in Angel Fire, ZVC racer, Kevin Quattlebaum, raced the Chili Challenge Pro XCT (cross country) and GRT (downhill gravity) race, winning both the Cat 1 40-49 XCT and Cat 3 GRT races. In Gallup, ZVC racers Ryan Read and Sergio Pacheco competed on a 4-man team at the 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest and came in 4th.
Congrats to all of our ZVC racers!
For more results visit our results link from the main menu.
Plenty of racing to be had in July!
- NM Spokettes Time Trial, Algodones, NM, July 9
- OSO High Mountain Bike Race, Angel Fire, NM July 16
- Oak Flats, Albuquerque, NM, July 30
- Tour de Los Alamos, Los Alamos, NM, July 30