Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PEAKS ATHLETES finish STRONG at US Pro XCT Fontana

Bishop and Schultz were 2nd and 3rd respectively!!

Jeremiah Bishop (Hunter Allen–coach) finished 2nd  and Sam Schultz (Kristen Dieffenbach-Peaks coach) finished 3rd in the Elite mens cross country US Pro XCT in Fontana CA on Sat. March 26th.

The new course at Fontana proved to be much more difficult than in past years. The mountain climb was made twice as long and riders were calling it the BEAST. Bishop looked strong early leading up the mountain on the first few laps, but winner Max Plaxton hammered up the mountain on the third lap and took the lead and won the race.

Bishop gave praise to Max Plaxton "Max was definitely really strong. He came around me right at the top. He was riding full suspension. I was riding a hardtail. He definitely had the course dialed. He was the fastest on the descents - flowing and saving a lot of energy. I was glad that I pulled together a clean race and salvaged a great result."

On Sunday, also at the Pro XTC, both Bishop and Schultz finished in the top 10 in the Elite Mens Short Track, Bishop in 6th and Schultz in 8th.   

Another Peaks athlete Amanda Carey (Kristen Dieffenbach- Peaks Coach) placed 10th in the Elite Womens Cross Country, Pro XTC at Fontana CA.

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