Twin brothers Ben and Andy Jacques-Maynes may not ride for the same team anymore, but they were side by side in the top 10 in the overall standings of the Redlands Classic pro cycling race after the final stage on Sunday.
Watsonville resident and Bissell Pro Cycling rider Ben Jacques-Maynes placed seventh, and Corralitos resident and Kenda/5 Hour Energy rider Andy Jacques-Maynes placed eighth in the General Classification standings.
Another brutal day in the rain wind and cold today, the race completely came apart, no idea what happened beside paddy winning again!
— Ben Jacques-Maynes (@Benjm1) March 26, 2012
Ben Jacques-Maynes, a UC Santa Cruz alum, finished :37 back of teammate and winner Patrick Bevin [3:51:49], who averaged 24.36 miles per hour, according to results on the Redlands Classic website. Andy Jacques-Maynes, also a UCSC alum, was 1:20 back and battling a cold as well as the cold weather, according to his Twitter feed.
After the race yesterday, I was RUINED. I was hallucinating, my skin looked green, and I couldn’t really speak English. Just demolished.
— Andy Jacques-Maynes (@ajmiac) March 26, 2012
Andy Jacques-Maynes‘ best finish in a stage was seventh place, which he accomplished twice, according to results on USACycling.com. He was seventh in the final stage race Sunday at 1:13 off winner and teammate Phil Gaimon, and Andy Jacques-Maynes was seventh in the first stage, a time trial where he finished :18 off winner Gaimon.
Ben Jacques-Maynes’ best finish in a stage was 11th place, which he also accomplished twice (anyone sensing a twin connection here?), according to USA Cycling. He was 11th in the final road race at 2:55 off winner Bevin and 11th in the individual time trial, where he finished :25 back.
Other Santa Cruz County riders who competed were Scotts Valley’s Jennifer Reither [Vanderkitten - Focus], who finished 57:33 back of women’s General Classification winner Alison Powers in 53th place, and Powers’ NOW and Novartis for MS teammate Devon Gorry of Santa Cruz, who finished 1:03:16 back in 55th, according to Pedalmag.com.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets