Pros talk about Sea Otter Classic

Sea Otter Classic Spokespeople: Jacques-Maynes, Nash, Wallace, Benjamin, Stander, and Pruitt Tell a Tale of Sea Otters Past MONTEREY, Calif. Starting in 1991, the Sea Otter Classic laid the foundation to bring a celebration of cycling to mid-coastal California. Now in its twentieth year, Sea Otter continues to create the opportunity for competitors, fans, families,…

TIBCO’s Kiesanowski wins Sea Otter’s Circuit Race in 2-up sprint

After back to back second place finishes at the Sea Otter Classic, Jo Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO) broke through with a tight sprint win against Catherine Cheatley (Colavita/Sutter Home) in Saturday’s Circuit Race. “Colavita riders were sitting on me,’ stated Kiesanowski. “They have a couple of really good sprinters and that was their tactic. They did…

Leipheimer wins Sea Otter Road Race

The Bissell team launched attack after attack but in the final two-mile long, eight percent grade to the finish, Levi Leipheimer (Astana) dropped Paul Mach (Bissell) in the final meters to win the Sea Otter Classic Road. Winner of yesterday’s criterium Morgan Schmitt (Bissell) was third. “This is home for me. I came up through…

Sea Otter Classic Preview

Over 50,000 spectators and 10,000 athletes are gathering at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California for the 19th Annual Sea Otter Classic on April 16-19, 2009. The next 4 days, billed as the “Celebration of Sport”, is filled with a wide variety of bike races and fun rides for every kind, level and…

Sea Otter

In the middle of the cornucopia of (hopefully) mud, mountain bikers, single speeders, and overall party atmosphere of Sea Otter, an NRC-rated circuit race is being held this coming Saturday. The circuit course is raced on the Laguna-Seca International raceway where each 2.25-mile loop includes a 300ft climb with a corkscrew S descent. The women…