Monsoons, thunderstorms, and hail marred the 2011 and 2012 Virginia Tech race weekends. The ACCC was due for some good weather for the 2013 edition. Unfortunately, only the Eskimos in the conference enjoyed the sub freezing temperatures that greeted teams in Blacksburg. Eight brave NCSU riders opted to start their spring break in the frozen tundra of the Virginia.
Saturday’s mountainous road race offered a rare opportunity for the climbers of the ACCC. The 15-mile loop featured a tough climb on the course and an additional summit finish on a category 2 climb for the A and B fields. Richard and Adam were the first off for the Wolfpack in the Men’s C field. Richard battled to stay in contention over the climbs with hopes of unleashing his powerful sprint in the rolling finish. On the last lap, he lost contact with the main group but rolled in shortly after for a solid top 15. Mary represented the team with a top 10 in the Women’s C field despite a dropped chain.
With some treacherous gravel on the descent from the summit finish back to the start, the officials pushed to cancel the final climb for the A and B races. In the 27-degree temperatures, few had the patience for late changes to the course. We were going up that hill. The final decision was for only the Men’s A to battle up the summit finish. Caroline went off in a Women’s A field combined with Men’s B. The fast pace set by the men shed her competitors before the final lap. She finished with the Men’s B field to take the win! The B field got lucky they didn’t finish up the climb. Caroline was ready to show them how to ride a bike up a mountain.
Wagstaff, Michael, Boehm, and I took the line in the 65-mile Men’s A race. A fast start setup a break of six halfway through the first lap. Wagstaff made the move, which had representation from all of the major teams. The high pace broke up the field, leaving Boehm and I in the main group of about 15 riders. It was clear that the winner would come from the break as the gap ballooned to about eight minutes. Wagstaff managed himself very well in the break, but an ill-timed flat on the final climb took him out of podium contention. He was still able to hang on for fourth. We were happy with the situation up the road, but that didn’t mean we weren’t going to keep racing. It was too cold to let it turn into a group ride. I was able to slip away from the field with about 12 miles to go. Only a Navy rider joined me for the ride. We quickly opened up an advantage, and carried enough of a gap into the final climb to stay away. I dispatched the Navy rider shortly into the climb and survived for seventh on the day. Boehm came over the summit for a solid 12th place. Both Stephen and Steven achieved their personal best finishes in the A field. Looking back at it, it was a lot like the ’88 Giro’s stage over the Gavia. It was equally cold, mountainous, and legendary. Unfortunately we didn’t win, we weren’t racing for the Maglia Rosa, and Andy Hampsten wasn’t on our team (but we’d rather have Wagstaff anyway).
Sunday featured VT’s classic crit in the school’s business park. The circuit is always tough with a small finishing climb. Flurries throughout the day and strong winds didn’t make it any easier this year. Mary was the first of the Wolfpack to race. It was her first real crit, and she finished fourth. She even beat some of the Women’s B racers. Richard and Adam were up next in the Men’s C race. Clearly the temperatures were starting to get to some of our riders. Richard made a questionable decision to wear non-uniform correct tall, pink socks that highlighted his bare knees. We allowed this choice with the requirement that he win. Sure enough, he made the early break, conserved his energy, and crushed the sprint for the victory. Next time you see Richard, he’ll probably be lining up for a Men’s B race (hopefully without those pink socks, though).
Caroline was once again our only rider in the Women’s A field. She animated the race, but was heavily marked all day. It came down to a sprint, and she crossed the line in third for another podium. The Men’s A crit saw us start the same four guys as the road race. The pace started out high, and the field saw a big reduction in riders. Down to just two, Wagstaff and I covered all of the early moves. We stuck with our plan, but the numbers weren’t on our side. Eventually a move of Rinehart and Gottlieb slipped away. We were able to keep the gap in check with help from VT. We asked Navy for a little help; the race was over. Rather than cut our losses and race for third, we lost focus and let the early race frustration get to us. We burned matches, and played right into the hands of the large Duke squad. In the end, both Wagstaff and I came in around 10th place. It was disappointing, but we are looking forward to returning to the App and Duke races with a full team for the crits.
In the end, it was a successful weekend. We all survived the high risk of frostbite, hypothermia, and polar bear attacks. All of that credit goes to our plethora of custom Giordana clothing. While I can’t attribute the warmth to a single item, all 16 of the layers that I wore kept me functional in the ‘23 feels like 3’ degree temperatures. Race weekends in Blacksburg are always memorable, but our club will long be talking about that 2013 edition as that time when our bottles froze, the blizzard nearly cancelled the race, and it was uphill both ways.
If cold and wet are words used to describe dogs, then our cyclists who took the trip to William and Mary this weekend were quite canine.
Our group of As and Cs ascended the country to arrive at the York River state park to compete on relatively flat terrain.
In the C race, despite the ominous conditions, all 4 riders finished safely within the pack with notable pace contribution by Richard O’Briant.
The A race took advantage of drier conditions in the form of increased speed that challenged the best of the A field.
With the threat of a breakaway sticking toward the end, Stephen Smith chased the avail of 3rd place.
Mary Conrad and Caroline represented the NCSU women will with top five finishes in their C and A races, respectively.
There was much skepticism to be had over the security of the crit course Sunday. It was confirmed by crashes by every men’s field with D’s as the exception.
A vote by the Men’s A field confirmed an early ending to the race following the menacing crash taking down a Navy rider.
However, much can be said about Richard, who managed to pull out a top five finish in the Men’s C race.
Day 1 (2/9) Lake Jordan Road Race, 69 miles - The first day of the collegiate season is always an exciting one, especially with it being our home race.
The A race started off harder than most of the riders probably expected with most of the schools riding aggressive trying to assert their dominance as the top school in the conference.
Lots of small moves were going early and quickly getting brought back. Duke managed to get a break of two of their strongest rider up the road in the first 20 miles.
Stephen Wagstaff, Michael Raynor, and I took it upon ourselves to make sure that duo was brought back to the field. That left Stephen Smith and Matt Bruner to stay out of the wind ready themselves for the sprint.
Michael took some super hard pulls with about 25 miles left in the race to help get the chase started and completely sacrificed himself for the team result.
That left myself and Stephen Wagstaff to reel back in the two Duke riders. With 15 miles left the Duke duo were over 2 minutes up the road.
Wagstaff and I absolutely buried ourselves to chase them down. Coming up on the finish stretch with 1 lap to go I had completely worn myself out and left Wagstaff at the front with one rider from Virginia Tech to finish the job.
I spent the rest of the race at the back of the main field hanging on for dear life. Wagstaff and the VT rider caught the Duke duo with less than 2 miles left in the 69 mile race.
Matt Bruner lead out Stephen Smith for our first race and first win of the season. The team came together and functioned together for the result we wanted.
Day 2 (2/10) Sanford Road Race, 64 miles - After our Stephen Smith taking the win for us the first day we went into the second much more confident.
The second day started similarly to the first with a lot of aggressive racing. Most of the teams were looking at Duke to do most of the work because of their near dominant performance the day before.
It did not hurt that they were the only A team to start a full 9 man squad. Stephen Boehm and Stephen Wagstaff did some great work on the front for team quickly shutting down a dangerous break we missed.
After continuous accelerations and attacking a break of 8 got away including NCSU's Matt Bruner. Most teams were represented in the break so the field did not try especially hard to chase it down.
Duke had 4 of the 8 riders in the break so it was expected they dominate the top 5 spots. Matt Bruner did a heroic job to get 7th after getting worked over by 4 Duke riders for 20 miles.
With about 14 miles to go I followed a Navy rider who attacked. We never made it accross to the break but we did hold off the field. He beat me in at the line so I ended up 10th.
A Duke rider came out of the field and held on for 11th and Stephen Smith won the field sprint for 12th. Another solid day of racing for the A team and a very respectable performance.
An 11.5 mile loop that runs along scenic Jordan Lake. The course is on new roads and is mostly flat with a few small inclines.
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A 7.8 mile loop in Lee County. Terrain is rolling. Nuetral start will be implemented from the Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport. The course is the same as the 2011 and 2012 Wolfpack Classic.
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Our Home Cyclocross Race!
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Don’t let Thanksgiving weekend slow down your cyclocross season. The Cycling Club at NC State p/b Giordana is excited to announce the first ever ‘Cross Off Turkey Day Cyclocross Extravaganza with 2 days of collegiate racing and a full day of USAC categories. The weekend of November 24th and 25th will mark the return of the popular Dorthea Dix cyclocross venue that was used for the BHB Training Series in September near downtown Raleigh. The course will be completely different for each day and will feature a technical dirt section in the woods, some nicely paved climbs on the road, and a wide-open field with barriers. All of the action will be very spectator friendly. Be sure to bring the whole family; there's even a kids race.
Sunday’s racing features over $1300 in cash payout. There will be great prizes from some of the race sponsors. Save time and $7 on race day by preregistering on Pre-Reg. All racers that sign up before Thanksgiving Day will be entered in a drawing to win a prize TBA. Most categories are only $20, and all riders can save $5 on their second race of the day. All junior races are FREE! Results will be available on Pre-Reg and the USA Cycling site.
Tuesday 9/4 8pm Charmichael 2037
If you have any interest in doing a mountain bike race, most specifically the upcoming races at App State, you should attend this meeting
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Story from Men's C
Rain begins to fall
Race against the clock and wind
Should have warmed-up more
The race starts and quickly turns up the hill,
The field is split when some riders take a spill.
The pack rejoins on the following decent,
But for some, too much energy has been spent.
On the second lap the field splits again at the top,
As a rider in the middle decides to just stop.
The rest of the race plays out in groups of less than five,
Catching those in front keeps you going, gives you that drive.
With dogs on the course and plenty of blind curves,
Catching up on the descent takes lots of nerves.
After four fast descents and four tough climbs,
Small pack finishes, sprints for the line.
Harris Bassett takes eighth, finishing in the second group,
Leading the Wolfpack after the final loop.
We had good finishes from all the C’s
Even if at times the race made us wheeze.
On a damp course with some spitting rain Thomas sprinted out of the gate with his WWI fighter pilot goggles keeping his eyes and face clean while he kicked water and dirt into the faces of those who tried to keep up. He sprinted the lap, dropping all the other riders and picking up the prime that started the race. Happy to have his points, and to have not run over any one going to church, he settled back into the pack and put his goggles to good use. Unlike the day before, the pack stuck together even though the App State riders alternated attacks throughout the race. Steve Walsh showed off his racing know-how sprinting for a prime then realizing that it had been two laps since the bell was rung. Everyone in the race managed to stay upright on the fast, wet course and a pack sprint up the final hill decided the race. Steve Walsh finished 6th despite his dumb riding. Thomas Pofahl and David Smith sprinted for the line to finish off a solid weekend for the C team.
By: Steve Walsh
Story from the Women's A
Caroline and the other Women's A riders lined up with the Men's B field for the shortened 43 mile road race shortly before noon. Caroline was able to hold pace with the men over the first climb, and she rode together with a small group of guys from the shattered Men's B field for the next 3 laps. Teammate Forrest Raynor drove the group through the descents and flats at a murderous pace until his legs gave out with cramps. With her lead over the women's field at more than five minutes and increasing, Caroline started her fifth and final lap solo, and rode hard to keep her gap, completely unaware the rest of the Women's A field was pulled and scored after finishing four laps while she was out on her fifth.
In the Women's A team time trial Caroline teamed up with Kay Comer of Virginia Tech to form a composite team: Team Hokie Pack. The ladies rode to second place amid rain, lightning, and thunder, finishing only a second slower than the Naval Academy's three woman team.
The ladies lined up for the Women's A crit. Nina Laughlin (ASU) launched an immediate attack from the start, eager to protect her overall conference lead, which was reduced to a small margin after Caroline's victory in the road race the day before. At first working with the field, and then chasing solo, Caroline was able to close the gap to :06 seconds, but in the end the previous day's efforts caught up to her, and she couldn't match Nina, who secured her overall conference victory with the win. Caroline took second in the crit and the conference for the season.
By: Caroline Moakley
Story from the Men's B
"I nailed a Christian this weekend and took 3rd." -Stephen Wagstaff
Story from Men's A
After consecutive weekends with many riders opting for local, open racing, NC State sent a strong squad to Boone to take back a place near the top of the conference and fight for the remaining D1 nationals spots. With fewer than ten points separating the top three teams, the ACCC Championships hosted by the Appalachian State Cycling Club would prove to be much more decisive than recent years.
The Saturday morning road race in the rural mountains of western North Carolina featured a steady, 3.5-mile climb on an 8-mile loop. Stephen Smith, Guillaume Deschamps, and Matt Bruner represented State in the 30-man Men’s A field. Despite sun and temperatures in the 60s, the 100-km race was cut short by a lap before the start because of strong storms in the forecast. Riders were warned that in the event of severe weather that the race could end on any lap.
The race started out calm. Teams raced patiently, and riders prepared for a race of attrition even with the shortened route. On the third and fourth laps, the field dwindled with more and more riders struggling to stay in contact with the field over the climb. On the fifth trip up the climb, Lazzarotto of UVA made a strong solo move. He opened up a large advantage as other teams focused on the team results. Bruner and Deschamps entered the base of the final climb with a group of 15 racers. Attacks quickly shattered the field, leaving only the top climbers in the conference to contest the win. Even though he had a broken spoke on his borrowed cross bike, Guillaume and an App rider crested the final climb with a small advantage on the field. They were caught by a few more riders on the decent, and came to the line shortly behind Lazzarotto. Deschamps ended up with a top ten and Bruner followed in 14th.
More and more clouds rolled in as teams rolled out for the TTT. With thunder and lightning, the team opted to save the legs for Sunday’s crit.
Sunday’s forecast called for steady rain and temperatures barely touching 50. The team arrived at Wataugu High School for the crit to find a wet course, but the rain held off for the entire morning. The fast, .6 mile course finished with a short hill and was almost completely dry for the start of the Men’s A race. Early moves were shut down as App, VT, and Navy controlled the field. 30 minutes into the 60-minute race, Bruner bridged his way into a 6-man break with all of the major schools represented. The field was content with the break and allowed it to open a large gap in only a few laps. Deschamps and Smith helped control the field as Bruner worked in the break. Former NC State rider, Matt Howe of Duke, took the win with Bruner following in 5th.
In less than a week, the same group of NC State A racers, including Caroline in Women's A will travel to Ogden, Ut to contest the USAC Collegiate National Championships!
By: Matt Bruner
Hipster Photos Provided by: Guillaume Deschamps
Le 31 mars s’est déroulée la course sur route organisée par la NAVY où étaient présents Stephen Smith, notre Cavendish à nous, David Moreau, notre Cancellara, Stephen Wagstaff, notre Chavanel et Guillaume Deschamps, notre Contador. Cette course avait lieu au sein d’un parc national, la route était donc parfaite et les nombreuses petites bosses jonchant le parcours ont rajouté du piment à celle-ci
En guise d’échauffement, nous avons eu l’immense chance d’avoir l’occasion de faire un prologue de 5 kilomètres à 8h30, hum ! Celui-ci n’a pas été une grande réussite pour la team même si Guillaume Deschamps a pris la troisième place après une prise des temps plutôt « bizarre » puisqu’un coureur a été déclaré vainqueur avec plus de 30 secondes d’avance sur un parcours de… 5 kilomètres ! David Moreau a quant à lui pris la 4ème place.
En ce qui concerne la course sur route, Guillaume Deschamps gagne la course au terme d’un sprint en côte de toute beauté tandis que Stephen Smith prend une superbe 4ème place, une belle réussite ! Dans la course des B, David Moreau prend la 5ème place et Stephen Wagstaff termine quant à lui 12ème après une course éprouvante pour tout le monde.
Suite à cette belle matinée de course, la fine équipe a eu l’immense chance de pouvoir visiter Washington. Et en vélo, s’il vous plaît ! Faire une petite sortie de récupération autour de la Maison Blanche, cela n’arrive vraiment pas tous les jours.
Le lendemain, le critérium se déroulait sur la base de la NAVY à Annapolis, dans le Maryland. Sur un parcours technique, Stephen Smith et Guillaume Deschamps se glissèrent dans la bonne échappée et terminèrent respectivement à la 5ème et 4ème place. De leurs côtés, David Moreau et Stephen Wagstaff prenaient la 5ème et 6ème place.
Encore un bon weekend pour le club !
By: Guillaume Deschamps
It was a wet, nasty weekend in Blacksburg Virginia, but Virginia Tech put on a well orchestrated weekend and provided exceptional hospitality to NCSU team. The road race took place on rural backroads and we were provided the full road to race on. The main feature of the course was the steepest hill we have seen this season. The race started in a rain storm and the sun came out halfway through the race. In the B field, David Moreau got in a field split and won the race. In the A field, Guillaume Deschamps was in a small break, but ended up flatting. Our Women's A rider, Caroline Moakley won the road race in perfect style. Our C and D riders put up some awesome work in the wetter part of the day.
Sundays crit took place on the edge of Virginia Tech's campus in a business park. It was cold and raining, and Matt Bruner took care of it in his own dry way.
Thomas Pofahl took care of business in a different way. Only El Presidente can be this classy.
Steven Wagstaff got in a two person breakway and won the B race, David Moreau took fifth, and won the prime for free pizza. In the A race Stephen Smith finished fifth after a tough race.
By: David Moreau
Last weekend’s races at William and Mary college were graced by fantastic weather and excellent roads. In Saturday’s criterium David Moreau, racing in the B category, lapped the entire field for first place with Steven Bohem bringing in second. Caroline Moakley dominated womens’ A’s for the weekend placing first in all of the her races. Racing in A’s, Steven Smith struggled in second place in the crit and sprinted for a first place finish after the leader crashed near the final lap. Later in the afternoon, racers ticked over top speeds on the individual TT course. Guillaume Deschamps flew through the course and finished second in A’s. Steven Wagstaff and Steven Bohem finished out third and fourth places for B’s. The race weekend in Virginia was a great success and gave the NCSU cycling team the points needed to place second in the conference.
By: Tom Coyne
The NC State Cycling team got off to a great start Saturday morning in East Bend, NC with a one-two punch in the Men’s D field. Doug Kosiba won the race, followed closely by David Smith in second place. David Mabe finished 4th with Preston Daniels in 8th. Our D riders dominated the field and represented NC State with class. Lauren Deuser had a great season debut in the Women’s B field. The Men’s A race was an exciting one with Matt Bruner making the break and sprinting to an impressive 2nd place, his best result of his season so far. Stephen Smith got second in the field sprint, which was good for 7th overall. It was another great finish for Stephen, who is having a great first season in the A field. He is currently sitting 4th in the conference. David Moreau made his first B race a great one. He made a four man break and ended up winning the sprint by inches!! Caroline Moakley had her usual great race and finished second in the Women’s A field.
Sunday was on a brand new course that race around a beautiful landscape that included a graveyard and old rundown tobacco factories. The D team did it again on Sunday morning with Doug and David Mabe going one, two! David Smith got 5th, Preston Daniels 7th, and Richard O’Briant 12th. Lauren Deuser had an amazing race, finishing 4th, proving that not even her master’s thesis can ruin her racing form. The new, reinforced B team had an aggressive race with everyone taking at least one attempt at a break at some point in the race. David Moreau, Stephen Wagstaff, and Michael Rosenberg had a very nice first weekend in the B field and we except big things out of them in the future. Caroline Moakley ended up doing a lot of the work during the windy race and still managed to finish 3rd in a tough Women’s A field. The Men’s A team was racing underweight, with only three riders in the field. They still held their own, mixing it up in the primes, with Matt Bruner winning one. They did a great job, but are anxious to get the rest of their teammates back for the next race.
By: Steven Boehm
The 2012 Watha Classic and Campbell Criterium weekend was great for many of NCSU’s cyclists. Saturday’s race at UNC-Wilmington was well organized on short notice, but was nowhere near as organized as NCSU’s road race, since Steven Boehm was not organizing it. It was a bright sunny day, with a pleasant breeze rolling over the barren flatland that is Watha, NC. The ground was slightly damp, and there was fresh manure on the course. The D field got out to a great start with Thomas Coyne and David Smith both placing in the top five. The C field got out to a terrible start and was about to be passed by the women’s B/C riders. The day was saved by Stephen Wagstaff, who set a blistering pace, which persisted until he did not want to pull any more. Unfortunately, no one else in the field wanted to pull either. There was some major carnage caused by rubbing wheels, resulting in the end of Thomas Pofhal and Adam Stewart’s race. For NCSU end of the race was picturesque, with champion of the day David Moreau easily winning the group sprint. Stephen Wagstaff sprinted for 7th. Steven Boehm was the sole representative of NCSU in the B field, making it a tough day for him, but it sounds like he had a lot fun. The A field had a strong showing with Guillaume Deschamps, Max Robb, Michael Raynor, and Stephen Smith. The group orchestrated a superb lead-out for Smith who finished 2nd in the field.
The 2012 Campbell Criterium was a perfect day: it was cold, it was raining, and there were bricks. The fields were much smaller than UNC-W’s, which made for safer races. David Moreau rode away from a split field and won the Men’s C race. Thomas Pofhal and Michael Rosenberg both placed in the top ten as well. The course was a lot of fun and everyone made it through the day unscathed. Richard O’Briant and Julian DeFronzo gave strong rides in the D field. Caroline Moakley (our designated women’s rider) finished second in Women’s A, while Stephen Smith finished in the Men’s A field sprint to grab 4th in a race swept by ASU. Steven Boehm had a great 4th place finish. Both Ste(ph/v)en’s were alone in their categories, but rode excellent races.
By: David Moreau
The 2012 Wolfpack Classic p/b Giordana’s double road races opened up the season with a great turnout in both the collegiate and open races, and set the stage for what promises to be an exciting season of collegiate racing. NCSU’s Cycling Club had a great turnout of over thirty riders on Saturday and just a few less on Sunday. Both races were organized by our road VP Steven Boehm, with the help of the other officers, and received great reviews from many riders.
Photo Curtesy of Ken Taylor
Saturday’s race placed riders on a chilly flat eleven mile loop near Jordan Lake, promising to make individual efforts a difficult feat. Our Women’s B riders were the first to hit the windy course, where new members Ellie Gamache and Katie Stewart had great 3rd and 5th place finishes in their first races (they also seem to have enjoyed it). Next off was the Men’s D race, which was quickly broken up by the wind. David Smith road a solid race, but rubbed shoulders with another rider during the field sprint and went down. Thomas Coyne narrowly avoided David’s crash placed highest for NCSU in 6th. The mid-day Men’s A race was the most exciting race of the day. A breakaway opened up at the end of the rollout, and included NCSU riders Michael Raynor and Guillaume Deschamps. The break built up a five minute lead, which ultimately stayed away. Controversial tactics employed by ASU did not stop Deschamps from finishing 5th, and allowed other riders to finish well. Matt Bruner and Stephen Smith grabbed top ten finishes (7th and 10th). Max Robb finished 17th in his first collegiate race. The Men’s B race had Forest Raynor following breaks and eventually finishing in 5th place. Our Women’s A race showed a surprise win by NCSU’s very own Lauren Komanski, and a solid 3rd place finish by new member Caroline Moakley. Both riders finished amidst the chaos of the Men’s B field sprint. The Men’s C field rolled out at the end of the day and saw a number of NCSU riders get stuck behind a crash on the first lap. Harris Basset and Stephen Wagstaff bridged back to the group, and Basset sprinted for our highest place in 4th, while Michael Rosenberg held on for 8th. Skilled mountain biker Alan Nolting was taken out by a piece of cardboard, but still finished the race.
Photos Curtesy of John Joyner
Sunday’s race took place in Sanford, on the same course that hosted last year’s Wolfpack Classic. Wind and sub-freezing morning temperatures deterred many racers from rolling up to the start line. The Men’s C race rolled out first, and a breakaway formed on the first lap and included three NCSU riders: David Moreau, Michael Rosenberg, and Stephen Wagstaff. The trio worked together, allowing Rosenberg to sprint for the win, while Moreau and Wagstaff finished 3rd and 4th. Douglas Kosiba and David Mabe secured top ten finishes in the Men’s D field, wisely not following another rider into the back of the referee’s motorcycle. The Men’s A race saw ASU’s Nick Inabinet time-trial to a win, but not without a solo chase by Guillaume Deschamps. Stephen Smith eventually sprinted to a 9th place finish with Matt Bruner just behind in 11th. Steven Boehm was our only Men’s B rider, and stayed in the pack to finish 19th. Meanwhile, Caroline Moakley battled ASU’s Nina Laughlin all day and finished 2nd in the Women’s A race. NCSU’s strong finishes, especially those on the women’s side, have us tied for first in the conference. Thanks to all the riders who came out to the 2012 Wolfpack Classic.
Open Category Results are Posted Here
Collegiate Results are Posted here.
Photos by Ken Taylor
The 2012 Wolfpack Classic presented by Giordana (flyer)
Open Riders will recieve a $5 discount when they bring two items from the following list, collegiate riders are still encouraged to donate, however they will not recieve a discount:
NC Food Bank Needed Items
Riders who preregister will also be able to receive a $5 refund upon donating at the event.
Preregistration is open at BikeReg.com
This Wednesday (1-18-12), 7pm in Charmichael 2037. BE THERE!!!!!
-Learn about road season
-Find other awesome cyclists like yourself
-Discover the epicness that is the NC State Cycling Team
I know you want to be a part of this:
Cyclocross season came and past quickly for NCSU. The ACCCCCCCC had a grueling season that intertwined with much of the NCCX series and even made a guest appearance at the UCI races in Hendersonville, NC. Overall, it was a great season, let’s recap:
-Matt Bruner broke his frame - don’t worry he’s obtained a shiny new one, hopefully not so shiny any more.
-Forrest Raynor finished a race!
-Stephen Wagstaff did not break any bones.
-Stephen Smith only ran into the barriers 5 times.
-Thomas Pofahl only lost to Wagstaff by 1 point.
-Lauren Deuser had a top 3 finish in Women’s A’s after only doing one race!
EDIT: correction, 2 races.
-Mike Young had too much fun.
-Guillaume Deschamps passed some A rider’s on a mountain bike (stay tuned for road season where he may have his own bike).
-Harris Bassett rode the run up.
-Michael Raynor got his 3?
-Garret Warren ran the run up (which may or may not have been faster than riding it)
-Joel Sink experienced Matt Bruner’s horrible driving skills and possibly Stephen Smith’s as well.
-Max Robb stayed classy.
All in all we had a good season, with a 3rd place in the conference, and 4 riders podiuming the conference.
Our own Stephen Smith finished 2nd in the ACC (Collegiate A). A good finish for all.
This picture may or may not sum it up:
By: Stephen Smith
It was wet and wild Saturday with the Cold chill that came through bringing the rain for the weekend. The icy rain didn't stop us from racing but the roots where saying otherwise. The rest of the Conference is use to vertical climbs with light roots and not the constant battering in the flats we see in our day to day riding. With everyone's backs hurting the smooth short track was welcomed and fun to watch. The rain did cancel our venue at Crabtree but Harris lake let us stay for Sunday to race in Reverse. Slick Off-camber Rooty trials describes the weekend's race; the way we like it. Next week it's off to Williamsburg to race at William & Mary.
By: Richard O'Briant
Our home mountain bike race weekend is here! Come on out and race or cheer us on! Saturday at Harris Lake County Park, Sunday at Lake Crabtree County Park. To learn more, including how to race for free, come to Charmichael 2037 - 8PM - WEDNESDAY!!!
In the Meantime, check out pictures from last weekend's race at VT!
We had a great weekend of Racing up at Dark Mountain for the first mountain bike weekend of the year. We are still awaiting results. Next weekend is VT. We have a good pack going up there, 14 riders!
Come out to our first club meeting: Thursday August 25th at 8:00pm in 2036 Charmichael Gym
Find us at the following preseason events!
Rec Fest 2011 - Interested in the NCSU Cycling Club? Come to RecFest Sunday August 14th 5:30-8:30pm and talk to us, we'll be the ones with the bikes.
Campus Crawl 2011 - Come find out more about us at Campus Crawl, Monday August 15th 11am-1pmWelcome Back Pack 2011 - Still didn't get a chance to come talk to us? Tuesday August 16th 4:30-8pm