Gallery from the pro/1 men’s race at the 2013 San Rafael Twilight Criterium.
Gallery from the pro/1/2 women’s race at the 2013 San Rafael Twilight Criterium.
The San Rafael Twilight Criterium quickly came down to a story of two men, Jared Barrilleaux (CalGiant/Specialized) and Eric Riggs (Mike’s Bikes). The two, allies for most of the race, become enemies once again after they lapped the field with 12 laps to go in the 75-minute race. The first 30 minutes were non stop…
Easily the most aggressive rider at the 2012 San Rafael Twilight Criterium was Alison Tetrick of Exergy TWENTY12. She was either off in a solo break attempt or chasing down the numerous break attempts by Vanderkitten-Focus riders. Tetrick was rewarded in her final solo attempt with an easy sprint win. Loren Rowney (Specialized-lululemon) finished in…
Photo gallery of the men’s San Rafael Twilight Criterium.
Photo gallery of the pro women’s San Rafael Twilight Criterium.
Replay of live updates of the San Rafael Twilight Criterium, held on Saturday July 7, 2012.
Photo Gallery of the men pro/1/2 race at the San Rafael Twilight Criterium
Photo Gallery of the women pro/1/2/3 race at the San Rafael Twilight Criterium
It was a battle between sprinter’s teams and lone wolves at the San Rafael Twilight Criterium on Saturday. In the end the sprinters won with Ricky Escuela (Full Circle) winning the bunch sprint ahead of Rahsaan Bahati (SKLZ/Pista Palace), making it the third year in a row that Bahati took second. Eric Marcotte (SKLZ/Pista Palace)…
Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 came to the San Rafael Twilight Criterium with a plan. The plan was to attack and keep attacking, allowing Coryn Rivera to easily win from a bunch sprint. Martina Patella (Red Racing) finished in second and Mary-Ellen Ash (Metromint Cycling) in third. The race began with Rivera teammates Tayler Wiles…
Two crits are on-tap this weekend in Northern California. On Saturday, the San Rafael Twilight Crit in its 13th year is bringing out some of the top American sprinters to battle against the locals. Many of the same riders will migrate a couple of hours north for the Lodi Cycle Fest p/b Michael David Winery…
Post-race video interview with winner Ken Hanson (Team Type 1) after the San Rafael Twilight Criterium. It was Hanson second consecutive victory at the Northern California race.
Post-race video interview with winner Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) after the San Rafael Twilight Criterium. Carroll counter-attacked when her 6-rider break was caught and stayed away for 25 laps to claim victory.
Ken Hanson (Team Type 1) emerged from the dark and outsprinted Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation) and US National Elite Crit Champion Steve Reaney (CalGiant) to win the San Rafael Twilight Crit. That makes it two years in a row for Hanson.
Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) counter-attacked when her 5-rider break was caught in the San Rafael Twilight Crit on Saturday and then spent 25 laps alone at the front to take the win. Mary Elizabeth Maroon (Touchstone) took second and Carroll’s teammate Hanan Alves-Hyde was third.
On tap this weekend are Tour de Delta in British Columbia, Canada; USA Crits pair of races, the Iron Hill Twilight Crit in West Chester, PA and the CapCrit in Washington DC; San Rafael Twilight Crit in CA.
The lineup promised to deliver exiting racing and the raucous and appreciative crowd was not disappointed last Saturday night at the 11th Annual San Rafael Twilight Criterium. Not only were they (and I) witness to aggressive riding under the fading sun and then stars but we also got a two rainbows and a fabulous sunset. What more can a girl ask for? With photos.
The men’s pro/1/2 field is sold out for this Saturday’s 11th Annual San Rafael Twilight Criterium. While not on the NRC schedule, some serious firepower is showing up to race in front of a crowd expected to be over 10,000 strong. Many of the same pros take it to Lodi on Sunday for the Lodi Cycle Fest presented by Michael David.