Chico Stage Race – Thunderhill Circuit Race

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 by in photos, race

James Laberge (Team Mike’s Bikes) won stage 1, Thunderhill Circuit Race, of the Chico Stage Race. Mike Friedman (Optum) was second and Kris Dahl (Team Smartstop) third.

Huge men's pro/1/2 field is off for 75-min circuit race

Huge men’s pro/1/2 field is off for 75-min circuit race

Attacks on one of the climbs

Attacks on one of the climbs

More attacks but nothing sticks

More attacks but nothing sticks

Another short-lived attacks

Another short-lived attack

Acceleration

Acceleration

Sprint for prime at the end of the second lap

Sprint for prime at the end of the second lap

Two more riders try to get something going

Two more riders try to get something going

Field reacts to the acceleration

Field reacts to the acceleration

Tobin Ortenblad leads the field up the climb

Tobin Ortenblad leads the field up the climb

Turn five on the climb

Turn five on the climb

 

Rob Evans takes a turn at the front

Rob Evans takes a turn at the front

Trying to jump the field

Trying to jump the field

Thunderhill Racetrack is surrounded by walnut orchards

Thunderhill Racetrack is surrounded by walnut orchards

Digging deep

Digging deep

Teams organize at the front with one lap to go

Teams organize at the front with one lap to go

James Laberge wins, Mike Friedman 2nd and Kris Dahl 3rd

James Laberge wins, Mike Friedman 2nd and Kris Dahl 3rd

 

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