The team is back from a long trip and big stage race in Bend, Oregon – the Cascade Cycling Classic. We scored three podiums, and two more top tens. Full results can be found here.
Brandon scored two second place finishes, this one atop Mt. Bachelor, and a 6th overall in GC.
Jess got barley nipped at the line and took second at the Downton Criterium after her TT in the morning on Saturday.
Julia guest rode for the Canyon Bicyles – Shimano pro team in her first race as a 2. She had some unfortunate luck that saw a screw go through her wheel during stage 3, ending her weekend a bit early. We can all attest the Giesch still had fun!
Not a bad drive, albeit 12 hours long…
Racing in the mountains with scenery like this, we’ll be back next year!
Tomorrow, Tucker is racing the San Rafael Twilight (or Sunset as it is now known) criterium in Marin County. His form is on point, look for him to sneak up on some NorCal hitters and grab a #FigFast podium!
Bbakes also scored his final upgrade, fourth of the season, into the 1st. This is FMBR’s 11th of the season.
Patterson Pass Road Race next weekend as well…stay tuned!
The 2s squad post Mt. Bachelor Road Race before the podium shot.
Our captain submitted and received his final USAC upgrade today!
Photo by Lola Tinney
Congratulations to David for all of his hard work! #FigFast
Full results are posted! 5 podiums, 9 top fives, 15 top tens and…an upgrade for Mr. Silverander from the 4s to the 3s!
More info, including race reports to come…recover up friends & stay #FigFast.
FMBR sent a lone rider south to the Inland Empire and the Tour de Murrieta this past weekend seeking & finding his final Cat 2 upgrade points. Bbakes took 2nd in the TT on Day 1, 2nd in the criterium on Saturday and took the win in the road race securing his place on the top step once again in the overall omnium standings.
We’ll see you in Santa Clarita this weekend for the Chuck Pontius Omnium! Thanks to our friends at Santa Clarita Velo for hosting this fantastic, local event. A classic and tough road race is expected for Saturday…
Three FMBR team members achieved results over the long holiday weekend to warrant road category upgrades: Jessica Baum, Brandon Baker & Jeffrey Stern all moved up a level!
Stern Shreddin’ the field @ Dinuba
J-Baum/BBakes are both 3s with J-Stern upgrading to the 2s and now racing with the elite squad. This is BBakes second upgrade this season…and it’s only the middle of February.
Congratulations! More to come!
Congratulations to BBakes on his Cat 4 upgrade! We expect his ascent through the ranks to move at a rapid pace and hope to have him as a versatile weapon on the elite squad soon…he’ll be going for his first points as a 4 this weekend during the Cantua/Pine Flat/Dinuba triple header!
Mr. Baker rippin’ through a wet corner at the Soto Memorial Crit – photo by M. Fennell
Stay tuned for some #FigFast results from this weekend!