Coached Athlete Results and other stuff

Just my comments about my Coach Athletes, thoughts about training, and other stuff.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sprinters Doing Well!

The last two weeks, A few of my riders have done pretty well on the track. On May 30th, Matt Donovan set a new PR at the San Diego velodrome with his 200 meter. Matt Recorded a time of 11.18 seconds. This was good enough for him to qualify third for the sprint tournament, behind 2 elite level riders. He gave a good showing and wound up in third place for the night as. Matt is going well, and has now set his sights on Master's Track National Championsips in August .

Josepgh Lacour meanwhile, competed in the Texas Master's Track Championships, on June 9th and 10th, just barely missing out on a gold medal..... 3 times. Joe wound up 2nd in the match sprints, 2nd in the 1k time trial, and his team was second in the team sprint. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.... at least for the weekend. That's Ok. Joe is not really experienced on the track, and this time next year he'll be tough to beat. Besides, Joe got his first win as a cat 2 rider just about a month ago at the Moritz Chevrolet criterium in Fort Worth TX, and I'm sure there are more to come.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Gabe French Featured Rider

Gabe French is one of my team's sponsors, and our new featured rider. Gabe came to me last year as a recreational rider, and said he wanted to start racing. His first few months of racing have definitely been a success. Gabe wound up on the podium multiple times as a cat 5 racer, and quickly got his cat 4 upgrade. As a category 4 rider, he found himself racking up the results almost immediately.

Valencia crit- 9th
Valencia GC-16th
Ontario 30+ 4/5 - 2nd
El Cajon Grand Prix 30+3/4 - 4th

Gabe got results on the track as well as the road, and has won multiple races in the "B" category since track racing started this April. Gabe's main goal for the spring was the State Criterium Championships in May, but he found himself sidelined by an infection, and actually wound up in the hospital for 2 days! Gabe has taken a little time off to recover, and will now start building towards the second half of thew long SoCal race season.