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The Inaugural Terry McGinnis Crit, Holladay City

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We do some odd S%$* here in Utah.   For example, The Fourth of July can never, ever fall on a Sunday.  In case it does, most of the State the which proclaims  “Life elevated” as it’s motto, holds the fourth on the third.  Sometimes it’s on the Fifth.  Anyway, yesterday, July 3 2010, the City of Holladay (yes we spell things in unique ways too.. of course it was some dudes name) put together a small bike race as part of their Fourth of July Celebration.  A great three straight course with two 90º corners and a 180º sweeper made for good times as the men (why there was no women’s class is a mystery to be solved later) did 60 minutes and 3 laps.  The race honored long time Utah cycling advocate and the driving force behind the Tour Of Utah, Terry McGinnis.  Terry passed last year shortly after the completion of the 3rd running of the Tour Of Utah, after a long battle with cancer.

Billy Demong... Looking like a bike racer

Saturdays race brought out 70 of the top Utah racers in categories 1-3.  Cameron Hoffman (Bikers Edge/Destination Homes) took the win, after spending some time off the front in a short lived (aren’t they all?) break with Nordic Combined Medalist Billy Demong (Cole Sport Racing).

The boys from Coles, lacking a field sprinter, contented themselves with scarfing up nearly all of the lap prems. In all a pleasent afternoon in the 801, with a light breeze, moderate temperatures, good roads and a well supported race for the 3 of July Celebration.

Chase Pinkham (Trek Livestrong) on the point

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July 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

4 Corners, 4 Straights, 90 minutes of pain

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Saturday brought us the Downtown Crit, sponsored by Bingham’s Cyclery.  The fun started early in the am at Pioneer Park in SL,UT.  Racing went on until 4 in the afternoon.  On the line, a very sharp Blue Shirt, from Blackbottoms, and the claim to being the crit champ for a year.

Here's Cat 3 winner Jeremy Collins (Masherz) modeling the goods.

Round and round the boys and girls went in pursuit of the goal.   Breakaways went, and came back.  Some even stuck till the end.  Many came to start, some finished, some did not.  Some brought the suffering face.

The Early Pro 1-2 Break Brings The Pain

The Pro 1-2 boys from Cole Sport buried themselves to try hold their race together to no avail.  Dave Harward and the Canyon Bicycles team proved to be to much of an obstacle to overcome.  Text book team tactics from Canyon and Mi Doule-Barbacoa meant a two man break of Harward and Norm Bryner stayed away  for the win, despite the concerted effort of Coles and FFKR.

On the Ladies Side things were somewhat more civilized with riders swapping leads, as the bunch rode a solid pace.  Nichole Evans of Millcreek Bicycles decided it was time to make her mark  and rode off to a solo victory at three to go.

Rachel Cieslewicz (Chruch Of The Big Ring) And A Competitive Ladies Pro 1-2-3 Group

Nichole Evans (Millcreek) On The Rivet

additional images posted at Downtown Crit

additional Utah Cycling images from 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Written by fredmarx

May 10, 2010 at 11:19 am