Saturday, March 10, 2007

CVC TT -- Ouch!!!

Quick report...

Cat 2: MarkZen 14th ~39:40, Cookie 16th ~39:50; me 25th-30th in ~40:45. Winner Joe Wiley was ~37:00 with over a minute advantage on second place. Assuming he's not a crit spaz, he should be able to take the g.c. with help from teammate(s) ...Not that we, and others won't be trying to prevent that. We'll have to wait to see the official g.c. before the crit, but I think we'll now be able to race full-aggro tomorrow. Make it interesting...

35+: Marco Hellman (AMD Masters?) won with a blazing 36:50, Mike Hutchinson 2nd (I think), and Hernando 3rd (I think... working from faulty memory here). Not sure what happened to Dave W., but he was down around 42: something. Hawk is out of it, but their crit should be very interesting with the Bagboys against AMD.

No info on P/1 or the Women.

Other notes from today...

Harvey Nitz is here supporting logistics for the AMD masters. He was a big-time track and road star in the 70's and 80's and lived in Sacramento when I was a junior. He was one of my idols and was always kind to me on Sacto group rides and the Wed. night Cal-Expo crit series. After the tt today, I went up to him and told him he was my childhood hero (god, I'm such a dork). He was very gracious and we chatted briefly about the old times and the Sacto guys we both knew ...Tim Imai, Mike Williams, Steve Uhler, etc. Apparently those guys all still hang out together after all these (30!) years. Very cool.

Also chit-chatted with Chilcott... He's happy with his new career owning and running the BMC team. He's looking at it as a long-term business and is building for a bigger and better future. He was pretty disappointed that his team got blasted by a flu virus during the ToC, which explains why they were a non-factor.

We're off to patronize race sponsor Bentley's for dinner.

2 comments:

D. McElfresh said...

Yo Marco, when did you live in Sacto? I used to do those river rides and cal expo/wed crits too. What a hoot those were...

Marco Fanelli said...

I lived in Stockton (until 1979) and I would go up to cal expo, river ride, etc. fairly often. Usually with my friend and training partner Tim Imai (who was living in Lodi at the time). I was also really good friends with Mike Bunds and would go up and stay with him in Carmichael and do rides around Folsom, etc. Yeah, good times.