Metcalfe Wins at Snelling

2017 Snelling Road Race: Master's 45+ 1/2/3

Peet's Coffee Racing LogoThe boys from Peet’s Coffee Racing were at it again. This time during the 2017 Snelling Road Race Master’s 45+ 1/2/3 race. Starting a six man team of Chris Ott, Michael O’Rourke, current National Road Race Champion Nick Theobald, John Coletta, Dean LaBerge and senior statesman, 16 time National Champion Kevin Metcalfe. Peet’s was up against a strong field that included racers from CoreTechs Cycling TwT. So this race is never easy.

(Photo Above: Snelling, CA, USA – Breakaway racers Kevin Metcalfe of Peet’s Coffee Racing and Phil Malaspina of CoreTechs Cycling TwT crest the hill on Los Cerritos Road during the Snelling Road Race: Master’s 45+ 1/2/3 race on March 4, 2017. Photo Credit: Craig Huffman)

 

Snelling, CA, USA – Chris Ott of Peet’s Coffee Racing leads a three man attack in the early stages of the Snelling Road Race: Master’s 45+ 1/2/3 race on March 4, 2017. Photo Credit: Craig Huffman

Early on the field took jabs at each other with various attacks. Then a two man breakaway of Metcalfe and Phil Malaspina of CoreTechs Cycling TwT was established. The two worked together to maintain their gap for most of the race. Kevin is an amazing athlete, often competing against racers ten or more years his junior. Once he locks into TT mode and he is tough to stay with. This finally dropped Malaspina on the final climb and Metcalfe rode on to the solo victory.

Snelling, CA, USA – A two man breakaway for a large part of the race, Kevin Metcalfe of Peet’s Coffee Racing followed by Phil Malaspina of CoreTechs Cycling TwT head into the final lap during the Snelling Road Race: Master’s 45+ 1/2/3 race on March 4, 2017. Photo Credit: Craig Huffman

 

Snelling, CA, USA – Master’s 45+ 1/2/3 standout Kevin Metcalfe of Peet’s Coffee Racing takes the victory during the Snelling Road Race on March 4, 2017. Photo Credit: Craig Huffman

In a bunch sprint, Shawn Bagley of CoreTechs Cycling TwT finished 2nd followed by Sean Haider of Schnur Racing, Chris Ott of Peet’s Coffee Racing and Andrew Adelman of CoreTechs Cycling TwT rounding out the top 5.

Snelling, CA, USA – Shawn Bagley of CoreTechs Cycling TwT finishes strong to claim 2nd place during the Snelling Road Race: Master’s 45+ 1/2/3 race on March 4, 2017. Photo Credit: Craig Huffman

Following the race Kevin said “his fitness was good going in with a lot of roller hours under his belt this winter”. The race set up well for him and he hammered down the win in fine fashion. Job well done.


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