Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Change is Coming!

It's true, changes are in store for the 2011 season.....

We are grateful for the support C4/Wells Fargo Racing Team provided us over the 2010 season. We were very proud to represent the club and sponsors all year and we hope they are proud of our accomplishments, as individual riders and especially as a team.

2011 is full of changes for the women's team. The women will be riding together with a new program next year and we hope that all of you will continue to follow our cycling adventures with Team Leadout. Additionally, we will be adding some new riders to the roster that should compliment our existing squad. Please visit our new sites for updates, fabulous pictures, great sponsor highlights, and of course race results.

Team Leadout Women

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Monday, October 4, 2010

BAR, BAT, and a Big Thanks!

Wow - What a Season!
We want to thank all of our family members, friends, and sponsors for their incredible support over the past 9 months. Without all these wonderful people, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish so much this season and we are truly grateful. The 2010 season was a team effort in every way - all of the support riding, family contributions, and sponsorships made the individual successes possible for many of our riders on many different occasions. So a big thank you from all of us as we head into the off-season.

NCNCA Best All-Round Team Competition - 2nd!
With only 5 riders on our roster, we still finished 2nd in the P1/2 Women BAT competition this season - another wonderful accomplishment for the team. Compared to many other teams in NorCal with 10-15 riders, we made our presence known by racing aggressively and selflessly for each other. This result truly reflects how hard many of the ladies raced on occasion for each other to ensure the single highest placing for one of our riders. We could not have accomplished as many top placings without such incredibly selfless riding. So, congrats ladies on not only being strong riders but making your efforts count for one another all season.

NCNCA Best All-Round Rider Competition - 3rd!
Emily finished up her strong season with 3rd place in the BAR. Congrats to EEK on her numerous wins and podium finishes all season. We are excited to see where Emily will take her cycling in 2011!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Everest Challenge - Podium!

Annie Malouin - 3rd
The Everest Challenge (aka the California-Nevada Climbing Championship) is a two day event held in Bishop, CA and Annie traveled on her own to compete in the women's P1/2 race. The first day starts at 4,425' with the first climb to Mosquito Flat (22 miles long with an average grade of 5%). At 10,250', it is the highest paved road in the Sierras. The race then travels back down to Round Valley for an 8 mile climb up Pine Creek to 7,420'. Finally, the route goes up Bishop Creek to 9,835' in 20.4 miles, average grade 6% with a last mile the contains two short sections around 15%. L'ouch! Annie finished 3rd on stage 1 and although she was pleased with her result, she was surprised to see that the women finishing in front of them had mtb gears......
Stage 2 starts at 3,940' and climb ups towards the Palisade Glacier which is the most southern glacier in North America, finishing at 7,800'. The climb is 9 miles with an average grade of almost 8%-max is 11%. The next climb is 8.5 miles and heads up Death Valley Road through Waucoba Canyon to an elevation of 6,545' with an average grade of 5%. To race finishes with a climb up White Mountain to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest at 10,100' in 21 miles-average grade 6%.

Wow - that's 29, 035 ft of climbing and over 200 miles in two days. Congrats on another podium Annie!