Bike Doctor Takes on Cross! Upgrades & Wins Galore

4 12 2012

All may have been quiet on the blog front, but fear not, as the team has been very busy racing this fall!   So far this season has seen a number of new faces stepping out both to experience the unique thrill of racing cyclocross and subsequently stepping up on the podium.  The number of wins, category upgrades, and podiums are almost too much to list, so here is our best attempt at a a run-down of the team’s campaign:

Nicholas Taylor returned to the MABRA elite schedule with wins at BCA and Patapsco CX.  He also saw podiums at the MABRA Super8 elite races at Hyattesville, Schooley Mill, and Rockburn, and also at the Sportif Cup Seneca CX race.  He currently stands in the top 5 of the MABRA Super8 elite series and hopes to finish the season on a good note.

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Brian Rist decided to give ‘cross a try this fall, and opened his season with a podium in the 35+ 3/4 at Tacchino CX.  He moved on to give the Sportif series a run, with a hat trick of wins in the 35+ 3/4 at BCA, Psycho, and Seneca CX.  Not one to stop others from a chance at glory, he received his Category 2 CX upgrade and moved on to the punishment of MABRA’s 35+ elite field.  He ended up 4th in the Sportif 35+ 3/4 series after upgrading mid-season.

Michael Cordova was another new face jumping barriers this fall.  He saw podiums in the 3/4 category both at Patapsco CX and Turkey Chase, the MABRA/MD CX championship.  He finished with 4th in the Sportif Cup 3/4 series.

Tanner Browne returned for another dominating series in the MABRA And Sportif series.  He was nearly untouched in the MABRA Super 8 15-18 junior race, seeing wins at Tacchino, Hyattesville, DCCX, Schooley Mill, and Rockburn CX.  He saw a similar performance in the Sportif series, winning at BCA CX.

He also gave the regular a 3/4 races a go, seeing podiums in the Sportif series at Psycho, AACX, Patapsco, and Turkey Chase.  This enabled him to end up 2nd in the decidedly non-junior competition of the Sportif 3/4 series and achieve his Category 2 upgrade.  He also hopes to do well in the MABRA Super8 15-18 junior series, despite not competing in the final two races.  Watch for him coming to an elite race near you!

Jeff Chun also decided to test the waters with his first season racing cross. He opened his year with a podium at Tacchino CX in the 35+ 3/4 followed by a win in the 35+ 3/4 at AACX. Not one to sit idly by, he immediately upgraded to category 2. MABRA elite fields will be seeing a lot of new faces in 2013!

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