Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 1 Report

I am going to try my hand at loosely reporting the race so bear with me!

So today's stage started out very aggressive with Slipstreams Cozza and a Successful living rider attacking right out of the gate, they held off the group for quite some time.
Once they got caught it was just attack after attack by what seamed to be everyone. Then a solid 12 man break formedwith our very own Chris Jones (Redding peeps), Chris did his fare share of work and managed to get second at the KOM and 4th on the day!
After the KOM on the decent there was a nasty crash on involving a cattle guard and Ben Brooks, he was hurt pretty badly, his fork was broke and he was not moving, but all reports for the hospital say he is in stable condition. Ben is a Team Type 1 team mate of Chris Jones, and a Australian coincidentally, I gave an Australian a ride to this years CCC.
Davina Summers is a delightful Aussi riding for Metro Mint, that I met threw Lindsay Myers who I met threw our very own David Albrecht, she fancies herself a sprinter but she seams to get over the hills quite nicely as well, check out her blog at,

The winner on the day who accidentally flew into North Bend, about 5 hours away by Taxi was Rock Racing's Santiago Botero of Columbia, and Levi managed to bridge up a 45 second gap in the last 5k from what I could gather solo to take 5th, that's right Chris, you beat Levi!

STAGE 1 PHOTOS HERE (flash, sorry iPhone'ers)


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