ZVC Racers Find the Podium at Nationals

This past weekend was a significant weekend for ZiaVelo Cycling Racers. Two of our very own found the podium at the national level. Marcel traveled to Augusta, GA to race USAC Collegiate Nationals. He had an astounding 2nd place finish in the time trial, missing the top of the podium by less than four seconds. Another one of our own, Tamatha Risner, traveled to Palo Duro Canyon, TX to race USAC Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals. She also finished with an impressive 2nd place finish in her age group, this after heavy rains almost cancelled the race and three delayed starts.

Both also plan to head to Master Road Nationals in August to Colorado Springs, along with a few other ZVC Racers.

Way to represent!

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ZVC Shines at the 505 Cycling Classic

Several ZVC racers raced the 505 Cycling Classic Omnium this past weekend. They were out in full force and seen in every race, dominating several of the races. There were many racers competing from surrounding states, bringing in steep competition. Among our ZVC racers were, Shane Cunico, David Rutledge, Jerry Garcia, Al Senft, Marcel Berger, Tamatha Risner, Joseph Garcia, Terry Casey, Kevin QuattleBaum, Eric Collins, Toni Bettini, Laura Burkett, Alissa Pajer, David Hughes, Patrick Gilmore, Jesus Palma, Gordon MacDonald, Josh Sanders, and James Peel.

In the TT race, Tamatha Risner finished a minute ahead of all of her competitors in the P123 A race; Alissa Pajer dominated the Cat4/5 category with Laura Burkett taking 3rd; Al Senft won the Masters A race with Jerry Garcia not two far behind for 2nd and Kevin Quattlebaum finished 4th; Marecl Berger won the Coll A category.

In the criterium, a few of the notable finishes go to Jerry Garcia for finishing 4th in the Masters A; Jesus Palma won the Cat 4; Laura Burkett finished 2nd in the Cat 4/5, and Joseph Garcia took 5th in the P123 category. In the road race, some of the notable finishes include, Tamatha Risner, who came across the line with the 2nd place finisher for a photo finish; Joseph Garcia finished 6th in P/1/2/3; Marcel Berger won the Coll A; Al Senft came in 2nd place Masters A; David Rutledge finished 5th in the Masters B; Patrick Gilmore finished 4th and Gordon MacDonald finished 5th in the Cat 5; Laura Burkett finished 2nd in the Cat 4/5.

For the omnium awards, ZVC took many podium spots, including Tamatha Risner winning the P123/Coll A podium; Joseph Garcia took 5th in the P123/CollA; Al Senft took 3rd and Jerry Garcia took 5th in the Masters A/Cat 3/Coll B category; Laura Burkett took top spot on the Cat 4/5 podium and Alissa Pajer took 5th; Patrick Gilmore took 3rd and Gordon MacDonald took 4th in the Cat 5.

Way to GO ZVC Racers!

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Spring Has Arrived

Spring has arrived! With it comes longer days, warmer temps, infamous winds, training, racing, and other cycling events. What are your goals for the season? If you don’t have any, set some! Whether it’s riding your first group ride, nailing an enduro race, racing your first stage race, beating your personal best in a time trial or getting fit for a mountain bike holiday, we all have goals. The question is, how do you turn those ambitions into reality? It’s never too late to make these goals. Set a specific and realistic goal with a specific and realistic plan to match. Keep track of your progress and just go for it! What do you have to lose? You are still faster than anyone that resorts to a unhealthy full-time spot on the sofa.

So if you need some motivation for some goal setting, here are some upcoming events that you may want to consider.

And many more events and races can be found here or on the ZiaVeloCycling calendar.

Lastly, if you are a member of ZVC, paid your dues, and interested in being included on the ZVC Velo team and website, please email me at [email protected]  If you are interested and have not paid your dues, please do so. We love to see the ZVC colors out representing!

Happy Tailwinds!

Tammy

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