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!
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.
UNR’s home collegiate race is coming up on April 13th and 14th! The locations will be the same as 2012 – Saturday’s events include the 7 mile Cold Springs Team Time Trial and the challenging UNR Campus Criterium. Sunday will feature the renowned Red Rock Road Race, ranging from 44 miles to 88 depending on category.
- Collegiate Race Details: 2013 UNR Collegiate Road Flyer
The UNR Campus Criterium will feature open USA Cycling Categories for Men’s, Women’s and Junior categories with cash and prizes, including lots of contributions from local businesses! The course is a 0.7 mile loop at the northern edge of the beautiful UNR campus, with a punchy power climb and some technical turns. It’s a great race for spectators too!