This past weekend, the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca swapped leathers and superbikes for suit jackets and folding bikes, as it played host to the Brompton World Championship. Brompton owners from all corners of the country came together just outside Monterey, California to compete in the U.S. leg of the event during the Sea Otter Classic.
Now in its 11th year, the Brompton World Championship was celebrated in style with competitors decked out in sports coats, ties and button-downs. This was no formal affair though, as the contest requires competitors to first run to unfold their Bromptons before racing wheel-to-wheel to the finish line. Check out the race recap video.
“We are always excited to bring the Brompton World Championship to new locations and meet new fans, and it is great to be part of one of the biggest cycling events in the U.S. with the Sea Otter Classic,” said Katharine Horsman, Brompton, general manager in North America.
The top men’s rider of the Brompton World Championship USA was Peter Yaskauskas from New York who wins flight and entry to the Brompton World Championship Final in London this summer. Second place Nick Taiber from J&N Lawncare received a bicycling bag from sponsor Brooks and Clay Wagers from Bay Area Bikes received Green Oil from the eponymous sponsor.
The women’s title was taken by local favorite Karen Loutzenheiser from Monterey County Weekly who also wins flight and entry to the Brompton World Championship Final in London this summer. Second place was awarded to Dee Bailey who also received a bicycling bag from sponsor Brooks and Katherine Fuller took third place and secured herself some Green Oil as a prize.
“It’s always incredible to see so many Brompton owners fly in from all around the country and come together for a weekend of good-hearted competition,” said Horsman. “And the Sea Otter Classic was the perfect setting for a fiercely fought race with a thrilling atmosphere.”
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This article is part of RoadBikeReview’s coverage of the 2016 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.