UNR Home Collegiate Race Wrapup

UNR’s home collegiate races were a great success.  The team would like to thank all the racers, volunteers and sponsors who came together to make the event possible!  We had an improved turnout from last year for the Campus Criterium, and both the Time Trial and the Cold Springs Road Race saw exciting battles.  Results are posted here on the WCCC Cycling Site.

Nevada Cycling had notable results in several categories.  In the brutal criterium, the Men’s B racers had a very strong showing, taking 2nd (Matt Fanfelle), 4th (Jeff Stein) and 6th (Justin Clark).   Representing the lady wolves, Erica Greif sprinted for 5th in the Women’s A Category.  Also, new team members for this reason season Aaron Anderson and Nathan Berch had some of their best finishes yet, placing 8th and 13th respectively.

Erica also got an awesome writeup in the sagebrush profiling her road season, check it out!

Matt Fanfelle rocking it in the Men's B Criterium

Matt Fanfelle rocking it in the Men’s B Criterium

Erica Taking a 40mph turn in the Women's A Category

UNR’s Erica Greif taking a 40mph turn in the Women’s A Category

The Red Rock Road Race took our collegiate racers through the rolling hills north of Reno to the California state line, rolling through suburbs, farmland, and sagebrush.  Aside from a few feral horses and llamas, the racers had very little traffic to contend with.    UNR’s Eric Greif held on in the sprint for a 2nd place finish, rounding out a strong weekend for her.  Matt Fanfelle also built upon his criterium results with another 2nd place in the road race, with Jeff Stein not far behind in 6th.  Justin Bumgardner (UNR’s “most improved” rider from Death Valley Training Camp) also placed 8th in the Men’s C group.

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