Denver – The Primal/MapMyRIDE Professional Women’s Racing Team powered by BH Bikes heads to California for the second time in only a couple of weeks to meet, greet and compete at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey April 14-17.
The team is coming off of a strong performance at the Redlands Bicycle Classic in Redlands, Calif. March 31-April 1, despite high temperatures, flat tires and crashes that plagued the first-year team.
Primal/MapMyRIDE’s Tiffany Pezzulo rode for top-10 finishes in the first road race stage as well as the criterium, and Emily Kachorek placed in the top 15 in both road race stages. Primal/MapMyRIDE team members Nicole Evans, Liza Rachetto and Kasey Clark all had top-25 finishes in an individual stage.
Kachorek was the highest overall finisher for Primal/MapMyRIDE in 18th place, followed by Clark in 26th.
“Redlands was a tough race and we did have some tough luck, but the girls did a great job of stepping up to the plate and worked super hard for their results,” said Primal/MapMyRIDE Team Director Susannah Gordon. “For a brand new team, we feel that we made our presence known. This was a great way to kick off the season, and we look forward to learning and growing as a team to get stronger and make more of a mark in the peloton.”
The Primal/MapMyRIDE team roster for the 2011 Sea Otter Classic:
Emily Kachorek, Sacramento, Calif.
Gwen Inglis, Lakewood, Colo.
Kasey Clark, Louisville, Colo.
Liza Rachetto, Los Altos, Calif.
Megan Hottman, Golden, Colo.
Nicky Wangsgard, Salt Lake City
Nicole Evans, Salt Lake City
Tiffany Pezzulo, Salt Lake City
Over the course of the training season, team members are using the iMapMyRIDE smartphone application, which tracks and broadcasts speed, distance, and heart rate to the team’s group page at mapmyride.com. Cycling fans and potential racers can learn from team members’ training regimes by monitoring that data, reading team members’ blog posts and interacting with them by using the site’s social media tools.
The team will host a happy hour on Friday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at its booth (#514) and a group ride with Sea Otter media and attendees Saturday at 9 a.m. in nearby Carmel.
Riders are encouraged to park in Carmel and ride to the rendezvous point near the intersection of Carmel Way and North San Antonio Drive. The route can be viewed at https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/30273440/. Riders who miss the departure or want to meet up with group along the route can view live-tracking with the iMapMyRIDE smartphone app or online to find up-to-the-minute location information.
For more information about the team, visit https://www.primalprowomensracing.com.