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Due to scheduling conflicts, the date of the 16th annual Boulevard road race has been changed to Saturday, February 27th, 2016. This year we are reinstating collegiate categories and adding a collegiate TTT. On Sunday the 28th we will host a flat, fast crit in San Diego. Stay tuned for more details!
The first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year will be on Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm in the Dugout room at RIMAC. All interested undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend!
UCSD returned this weekend from one of its strongest ever showings at USA Cycling’s Collegiate Track National Championships. The championships were held at the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Twelve Tritons traveled to race: Esther Walker, Holly Resh, Lily McCormick, Aileen Tran, Eric Geier, Daniel Yang, Daniel Freilich, Sean Lee, Masato Yoshihara, Todd Woodlan, Chris Bonner and coach Pat Jak. Team members were lucky enough to stay in the Olympic training center and get the real athlete experience (and get to take home their own OTC ID badges!).
Competition consisted of three days of races, which ranged in distance from 200m to 30km. For those unfamiliar with track cycling, racers ride around a 333m banked concrete track called a Velodrome. There are a variety of race formats, each of which might play to a different set of skills. Match sprints pit two racers against each other in short, fast races. Racers face each other one-on-one, tournament style, until a winner is found. The individual pursuit is similar but racers start on opposite sides of the track to “pursue” each other, with final results determined by time. In the time trial each racer has the track to themselves in a race against the clock. The scratch race is a traditional mass-start race of 4 to 6 km – the first rider across the finish line is the winner. The points race is longer and more tactical – placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in certain laps earns the rider more points, and points are tallied after the race to determine the winner. There are team events as well – the team pursuit puts three to four teammates on the track to work together and earn the fastest time. The team sprint is similar, but each lap the team’s leading rider drops out to leave the final rider to sprint a solo lap as hard as they can.
UCSD put up some great results, earning top-ten spots in the women’s individual pursuit, men’s match sprint, men’s 1000m TT, women’s scratch race, men’s scratch race, women’s team pursuit, men’s team pursuit, and co-ed team sprint. Both Esther Walker and Eric Geier earned 6th place in the overall individual omnium, and UCSD as a team placed 7th overall. UCSD showed they have what it takes to compete with the top schools in the country, and more importantly, have a ton of fun doing it.
- Overall Team Omnium: UCSD 7th place
- Overall Individual Omnium, Women: Esther 6th, Holly 35th
- Overall Individual Omnium, Men: Eric 6th, Yang 41st
- Coed Team Sprint: 3rd place
- Women’s Team Pursuit (Esther, Holly, Lilly) – 7th
- Men’s Team Pursuit (Eric, Yang, Freilich, Lee) – 10th
- Women’s Individual Pursuit: Esther 3rd, Lilly 31st, Holly 42nd
- Men’s Individual Pursuit: Eric 17th, Masato 47th, Yang 48th, Sean 51st
- Women’s Points Race: Esther 7th, Holly 14th
- Men’s Points Race: Eric 11th, Yang 27th
- Women’s Sprint: Aileen 16th, Esther 18th, Holly 32nd
- Men’s Sprint: Eric 5th, Todd 12th, Freilich 20th, Bonner 22nd, Yang 28th
- Women’s 500m: Aileen 24th, Esther 28th, Holly 46th
- Men’s 1000m: Eric 8th, Freilich 19th, Bonner 43rd, Todd 44th, Masato 60th
- Women Scratch Race: Esther 7th, Holly 27th
- Men’s Scratch Race: Eric 4th
It’s been a few weeks since Collegiate Road Nationals, but we have big results from a big weekend. Congratulations to all of our Nationals racers for going and suffering through a largely climber favoring course! We’re looking forward to returning to Nationals next year with an even stronger team. Great job, Tritons!
Team Result – 2nd in the Women’s TTT, 7th in the Team Omnium
Gretchen – 1st in the RR, 1st in the Crit, 1st in the Individual Omnium (Ladies and Gents, we have another national champion on the team!!!!!! Congratulations on the killer results, Gretchen!)
Kat – 10th in the RR
Esther – 21st in the RR
Matea – 61st in the RR
Ben – 69th in the RR
We had an awesome weekend at our First Annual San Diego Omnium! Several of our riders made it to the podium. In fact, in each of the women’s categories, we had at least one rider on the podium for every race. Our men did a great job hitting that podium game as well. See below for some highlights from the races.
If you haven’t noticed the amazing flyers floating around about the Omnium, you’ve been missing out. Let’s go ahead and fill you in. The First Annual San Diego Omnium is a joint event between UCSD, SDSU, and SDBC that will take place February 28th and March 1st. We are aiming to increase awareness and participation in collegiate cycling. Additionally, we are keeping up our mission to support women’s cycling with better prize purses for all women’s fields. February 28th, SDSU will be hosting a criterium race while SDBC will be hosting time trials on Fiesta Island the morning of March 1st, followed by a criterium on UCSD’s campus. This is a great opportunity to get some good racing in and support collegiate cycling. For more information, refer to our Omnium page under the Race tab.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, do not forget to sign up for Boulevard! Pre reg is open until the day of Boulevard. Why spend the extra money on day of registration when you can just commit to the fun of Boulevard right now? Another incentive to register is this awesome cloth race number. We’re keeping the theme of uniqueness strong throughout all aspects of apparel this year, including your race number.
Haven’t you always wanted to represent a jersey that’s as epic and mind blowing as our jerseys? Yeah, we know you have. That is why we’ve made the Champion’s jerseys (awarded to the winners of the Men’s P/1/2 and Women’s P/1/2/3 fields) something to strive for. There will be no question as to what race you’ve won to get your hands on our extreme winner’s jersey. The elevation profile and intense color scheme says it all. Let’s just say that you’ll stand out. In a good way.
We can’t just let the winners have all the fun! Again, we have taken a unique approach to the jersey design and come up with this bad baby for the truly insane people whose hearts swell when they have the chance to destroy others on the climb. These jerseys are also restricted to the Men’s P/1/2 and Women’s P/1/2/3 fields.
Thank you to our sponsor, Champion System for supplying the Champion’s, KOM, and QOM jerseys. It takes a special company to help our creativity flow.
We would also like to thank the Labeja family for a kind sponsorship of $50 towards the production of our QOM jersey.
We are proud to announce that our very own alumnus, Daniel Zitter, has donated $500 to the Women’s 3/4 prize pool. We are excited to find such support behind our movement to equalize women’s and men’s category prizes. Spread the word to all your lady friends who race bikes: the money is up for grabs to those who thrive on race day intensity.
If you or anyone you know would like to sponsor the Women’s P/1/2/3, contact our race director, Ian, at email@example.com.