Friday, May 23, 2014

The "Wrecking Crew" - GoPro video from last week's Bear Lake Classic road race

Thanks for getting the nice video Devin (cyclist hosting the GoPro on his bike). To quote Devin, here's some footage of "Elias, AFCU, and the Zanco' wrecking crew from behind!".  Our team has a new moniker. The Wrecking Crew. I like it.

Nice shot of Aaron looking pro, rockin the Carbones at the start. Then around 2:10 Devin bridges up to a break with none other than Mark...drafts off Mark's arse for awhile. Mark went on to win. It's a long video, but you'll see a smattering of Zanconato kit here and there..including Derrick and Derek. You can see the Zank boys were at the pointy end of the pack for a good part of the race. The only thing missing is Devin got caught up on the final run in so there's no video of the sprint finish with Mark pipping the other dudes at the line.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bear Lake Classic Road Race: Mark takes the Podium

Congrats to our own Mark Otterson (AKA the tall Aussie fella disliked by the racoon community along Legacy Parkway. Since he can't wrastle gators, he'll take on the racoons. Sorry for yet another down-unda stereotype Mark, but you're an easy going guy so i know you don't mind mate. Crickey!!!).

Mark took first in a very tightly packed Cat 4/5 field, in a crazy sprint finish with 40+ mph speeds at the end. 51 mile course around Bear Lake, clockwise. Derek Edwards rode in a very fast Cat3/4 field. - speeds averaging close to 27mph over the full course. Crazy. Unfortunately Derek flatted around mile 30, was not able to chase back onto the fast moving pack, and finished a few minutes down @ 02:07:15.7.

Congrats also to Derrick W, Aaron, and Dave:

Derrick Warlaumont  - 9th place (more accurately, three dudes, including Derrick, all tied wheel to wheel for 7th place), only .7 seconds off Mark's winning time of 02:02:51.5. *Derrick posted the fasted sprint time to the line - 40.7mph!

Aaron Branham - 39th place, 5.1 seconds off  the winning time. That should tell you how heavily contested the finish was.

Dave Baker rounded out the team placings at 02:14:16.4, a little further back, coming in with a chase group.

Here's a look at the top ten:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Tour of the Depot: Brutal weather conditions. Wind & pouring rain. Temps down in the mid 30's. It was a race of attrition. Our own Derrick Warlaumont takes 5th across the Cat4/5s. Nice.

Antelope Island Classic Road Race:  Derrick W, Derek E, and Mark O raced this past Saturday. The course was mostly rollers, some short kicker type climbs, and a final climb to the finish. Around 47 miles. No one really lit it up for most of the race as the pack stayed together and the fast guys more or less marked each other. On the final climb Derek had a nice position and launched out of the group, but ran out of road, to finish 5th. Mark and Derrick W both had great times finishing at the front of a large field of 50+ riders.

Derek Edwards - 5th Cat4/5s
Mark Otterson - 9th Cat4/5s
Derrick Warlaumont - 18th Cat 4/5s