Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Peaks Athlete Accomplishments

Jen Akeroyd - 4th at Kings Valley Road Race, Oregon
Jen bounced back from rough weekend last week to score another top 5 finish by taking 4th in the Kings Valley Road Race which is part of the Oregon Cup series in which Jen in the defending champ from last year.
Peaks Coach: BJ Basham

Rob Sheffield – 4th place overall Cat 2 at Tour of Battenkill
Rob Sheffield rode an aggressive and smart race in the Cat 2 field at the Tour of the Battenkill RR. Rob was on the attack in the final 6k working with another rider until being overhauled in the final 200meter. But the race is not over until you cross the line. Rob jumped right back in to the dash for the line finishing 3rd in the field sprint and taking a great 4th place overall.  Battenkill was Rob's main goal for the first part of this season after winning the Cat 3 race in 2009. Great ride.  
Peaks Coach: BJ Basham

Tom Soladay- Primes in the Pro 1/2 Race at Sunny King Criterium
Tom was active late in the Sunny King Criterium snatching some late race primes with some time off the front in the close kilometers of the Pro 1/2 race in Anniston Alabama.  Tom is on his way to France next weekend for the UCI 2.1 Tro Bro Leon race so this weekends late race power shows that his fitness is on the build after a slow start to the season.
Peaks Coach: BJ Basham

David Guttenplan – Top 20 at Sunny King Criterium – 7th at Foothills RR
David Guttenplan scored a great top 20 at the Sunny King Criterium which came down to a pack sprint in the end. Dave finished 13th.  Dave followed that up with a great 7th at the Foothills Road Race.
Peaks Coach: BJ Basham

Isaac Howe – Top 20 at Sunny King Criterium and Foothills RR
Isaac Howe had a bit of a rough ride in the finish of the Sunny King Criterium losing more than a handfull of places after being forced in the curb in the final lap and having to reaccelerate after the rest of the sprinters had already began to wind up their finishing kick, eventually finishing 20th.  Isaac moved up a spot to 19th in Sundays Foothills RR after another rocky bunch sprintPeaks Coach: BJ Basham

Tiffany Pezzulo – 2nd Place at the Valley of the Pro 1/2 Sun Criterium- 4th at San Dimas RR
Tiffany Pezzulo has really stepped it up this season, starting with a second place at the Valley of the Sun Criterium in February in the Pro1-2 women.  She rides for the Pro women's team Primal/Mapmyride pb BH bikes.  Her team dominated the Tour de Sol stage race in St George, Utah in mid-March, sweeping the podium in all 3 events and the overall.  Then, it was on to the big leagues.    At San Dimas, Tiff finished 4th in the road race (after making it over all the climbs!--she has been working hard on climbing and her watts/kilo ratio), and then got 3rd in the criterium.  PODIUM!  Then, on to the PRO women Redlands Stage Race, where again, she made it over all the climbs and finished 7th in the road race and then a solid 9th in the crit. 
Peaks Coach: Kris Walker

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