Chico Stage Race – Paskenta Road Race

Posted on 22. Mar, 2014 by in photos

The break made it to the line in both the men’s and women’s stage – the Paskenta Road Race – at the Chico Stage Race today. Will Routley (Optum) took the win and took over the leader’s jersey. His teammate Mike Friedman was second and Max Jenkins (Marc Pro-Strava) was third. Joanna Dahl (Metromint) won the women’s race with Emily Matheu (Pinnacle-Reactor) coming in second. Over nine minutes after the winner crossed the line, Shoshauna Laxson (Trek Red Truck) – and Routley’s wife -  took the field sprint for third.

Yellow jersey James Laberge with his Mike's Bikes teammates at the start

Yellow jersey James Laberge with his Mike’s Bikes teammates at the start

Men are off for 90-mile Paskenta Road race

Men are off for 90-mile Paskenta Road race

Women are off for the 2lap/ 90-mile Paskenta Road Race

Women are off for the 2lap/ 90-mile Paskenta Road Race

Robin Farina says hi

Robin Farina says hi

Lead group on the gravel on lap 1 in the men's race

Lead group on the gravel on lap 1 in the men’s race

Max Jenkins, Tom Zirbel, Mike Friedman, Jim Stemper, Wil Routley and Adam Switters in the lead group

Max Jenkins, Tom Zirbel, Mike Friedman, Jim Stemper, Wil Routley and Adam Switters in the lead group

Gravel

Gravel

Team Mike's Bikes leads first chase group two minutes behind

Team Mike’s Bikes leads first chase group two minutes behind

Ben Jacques-Maynes leads second chase group

Ben Jacques-Maynes leads second chase group

Men's Field is shattered on the first lap

Men’s Field is shattered on the first lap

Main field climbs in the gravel

Main field climbs in the gravel

Yellow jersey James Laberge is off the back

Yellow jersey James Laberge is off the back

Joanna Dahl chases Emily Matheu  at the front of women's race

Joanna Dahl chases Emily Matheu at the front of women’s race

Women's field is minutes behind the trio ahead

Women’s field is minutes behind the trio ahead

Wil Routley wins stage 2 and takes over yellow jersey with two stages to go

Wil Routley wins stage 2 and takes over yellow jersey with two stages to go

Mike Friedman is second, Max Jenkins third and Tom Zirbel is fourth

Mike Friedman is second, Max Jenkins third and Tom Zirbel is fourth

Jim Stemper flatted but still smiling at the finish

Jim Stemper flatted but still smiling at the finish

Joanna Dahl wins stage  and has a considerable lead with two stages to go

Joanna Dahl wins stage and has a considerable lead with two stages to go

Emily Matheu sprints to second place on the stage

Emily Matheu sprints to second place on the stage

Shoshauna Laxson takes filed sprint for third, over nine minutes after the winner

Shoshauna Laxson takes filed sprint for third, over nine minutes after the winner

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