US Cup #1 Vail Lake 3/2/14
The Platinum Performance Mtn bike team was in force at the start of the 2014 season. The team is ready to defend their title for the tenth year! Twenty-Four riders may the trek to Temecula, CA to take on some of California's best riders. The weather had dumped rain on the course for days and the conditions were surprisingly perfect. The course consisted of sticky soil that made the singletrack ideal. The lap consisted of an 8 mile loop that had plenty of twisting singletract, steep short climbs, and fast fireroads. Every rider had great things to say on this venue.
Here are some pictures of the Platinum riders ripping up the descents.
Randy Liechty took a 1st place in the Cat 1 55-59 class.
Jon Miller putting another 1st place trophy on his shelf.
Jennifer Todd took her first victory in the Pro Women's division.
Bob Llamas never gets old with another victory in the Cat 1 70+ class.
Alex Teno rode strong for a 2nd place finish in the Cat 1 45-49.
Dermot Carroll was on all cylinders with a 2nd place finish in the Cat 1 50-54 race.
Steve Silva surprised himself on how well he rode to a 2nd place finish in the Cat 1 55-59 class.
Josh West rode solid for a 3rd place finish in the Cat 1 30-34 division.
Ted Williams took a hard fought 3rd place finish in the Cat 1 55-59 race.
Tim Sparks took a respectable 3rd place finish in the Cat 1 Singlespeed race.
Francisco Vidal rode to a 4th place finish in the Cat 1 50-54 race.
Corey Luce took a 5th in his first race of the Cat 1 30-34 category in the US Cup.
Roger Moore raced to a 5th place finish in the Cat 1 45-49 class.
Craig Sisino took a 5th in the Cat 1 Singlespeed division.
John Biron took a 6th place finish in the Cat 1 50-54 race.
Michael Marshall rode to a 9th place finish in the Cat 1 50-54 race.
Andy Osburn rode to a 10th place finish in the Ca t1 50-54 race.
Ryan Corbet shown here and Todd Booth both had mechanicals in the Cat 1 40-44 race. Unfortunately, for Ryan he was in 2nd place in the last lap when he tore a sidewall on his tire.