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It has not been a good week for Watsonville cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes. Four days after being hit and run by a car during a training ride, Jacques-Maynes was dropped by his team, 5-Hour Energy/Kenda, for the 2013 season — without so much as a phone call, according to his Twitter feed.

Jacques-Maynes’ name was left off the 5-Hour Energy/Kenda roster for 2013 as USA Cycling announced 15 road racing teams for the year and their rosters. According to CyclingNews.com, the 5-Hour Energy/Kenda team and the Competitive Cyclist team have merged, which led to downsizing.

“That’s how you find out, sometimes,” Jacques-Maynes tweeted, following with, “Seems that cycling owes me nothing, after I’ve given cycling everything I have. Unrequited love.”

On Sunday, Jacques-Maynes, a UC Santa Cruz alum, suffered non-displaced fractures of the scapula and clavicle when he was hit and run during a training ride, according to his brother Ben Jacques-Maynes’ Twitter feed. Andy Jacques-Maynes  was riding on Holohan Road near Highway 152 in Watsonville when he was hit by what he thinks was a 2004 or 2005 Chevy Impala SS at about 10:25 a.m. Sunday, according to his Twitter feed, where he has put the call out for his followers to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

Andy Jacques-Maynes will wear a sling for the next six weeks. His plans after that are unknown.

Ben Jacques-Maynes, also a professional cyclist, will compete for Jamis Hagens Berman in 2013. 

Watsonville cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes won the muddy elite division of the Central Coast Cyclocross Series race No. 6 at Manzanita Park in Prunedale as a storm moved through the area on Sunday.

Jacques-Maynes [Cal Giant/Specialized] finished eight laps in the elite men’s Cat 1/2/3/4 race in 51 minutes, 58 seconds. Millbrae’s Keith Hillier took second [Marc.Pro-strava] in 53:39, and Julian Gomez-Villafane [Ibis Buy-cell.com] took third in 54:02.

Also from Santa Cruz County, Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson [Cal Giant] won the master men’s 35-plus “A” Cat 1/2/3/4 division, going seven laps in 45:42.; Santa Cruz’s Natasha Perry [Bicycle blue book/HRS/Rocklobster] won the master women’s 35-plus “all” division, going six laps in 53:14; Soquel’s Miles Wadsworth [Family Cycling Center] won the master men’s 45-plus “B” 2/3/4 division, going seven laps in 52:46; and Santa Cruz’s Chance Tiner [SCJC] won the junior men’s 15-18 division as the only entrant, going five laps in 40:46.

The next series race, which doubles as the USA Cycling/Northern California Nevada Cycling Association District Championships, is scheduled for Dec. 30 at Manzanita Park.

Information in this report is from the CCCX website. Photos of the mud and action can be found here.

Santa Cruz’s Tobin Ortenblad eked out a win over the Jacques-Maynes brothers, Andy and Ben, in the Surf City Cyclocross elite men’s A single-speed race at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville on Sunday.

Ortenblad finished 10 laps in 59 minutes, 58 seconds for the win. He was the only rider in the field to break and hour.

Andy Jacques-Maynes finished runner-up in 1:00:26.1 and Ben Jacques-Maynes rounded out the top three [1:00:56]. The Jacques-Maynes are pro cyclists from the Watsonville area.

The event was the third in the Surf City Cyclo-X Series. The final event is scheduled for Dec. 16.

For full results, visit the Surf City Cyclo-X website.



			

Watsonville’s Andy Jacques-Maynes won the men’s elite Cat 1/2/3/4 race and two other riders from Santa Cruz County also earned wins in the Central Coast Cyclocross Series race No. 5 at Manzanita Park in Prunedale on Sunday.

Jacques-Maynes [Cal Giant/Specialized] finished nine laps in 1 hour, 54 seconds for the win. He was followed by Santa Cruz’s Scott Chapin [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster] in second place in 1:01:03 and Santa Cruz’s Aaron Bradford [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster] in third in 1:03:12.

Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson was successful in the master men’s 35-plus A Cat 1/2/3/4 division, winning with seven laps in 49:30. Robinson [Cal Giant] was followed by Aptos’ Todd Hoefer, who was second in 49:33, and LaFayette’s Gannon Myall, who was third in 50:15.

Santa Cruz’s Chance Tiner [SCJC] also won the junior men’s 15-18 age division, going uncontested for five laps in 44:45.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website. The next CCCX race, which doubles as the district championships, is scheduled for Dec. 29-30 also at Manzanita Park.

Watsonville resident and pro cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes failed to defend his title after he crashed in the men’s solo class of the 18th annual 24 Hours of Moab, an endurance mountain bike race, in Utah on Oct. 6-7.

Jacques-Maynes was battling back pain early on, and then “tore up” his knees and wrenched his back in a crash at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, according to his Twitter feed. He also posted there that he finally called it quits about 1 a.m. Oct. 7.

“I feel like I quit the race or DNF’d, but in reality I rode 220km off road. That’s not exactly slacking… Just not what I wanted.” Jacques-Maynes tweeted afterwards.

Josh Tostado of Breckenridge, Colo., eventually won the race, completing 223.65 miles over 15 laps in 11 hours, 49 minutes, 34 seconds.

Results included in this report are from the 24 Hours of Moab results page.

After dominating the elite men’s division to open the 2012 Central Coast Cyclocross Series at the beginning of the month, Watsonville resident Andy Jacques-Maynes earned his second straight win at Fort Ord on Saturday.

Jacques-Maynes, who hasn’t lost a CCCX race since Oct. 22, 2011 stretched his winning streak to four with a 50 second lead over Yannick Eckman.

Jacques-Maynes [Cal Giant/Specialized] completed 10 laps in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds. Eckman [Cal Giant/Specialized], of Boulder, Colo., clocked in at 1:3:41.

“Thanks to @iamspecialized @calgiantcycling for a great time CXing yesterday at CCCX. I’m happy to take the win for the team.” Jacques-Maynes tweeted Sunday.

Santa Cruz’s Scott Chapin [Bicycleblue Book/HRS/Rocklobster] rounded out the top three in 1:04:15.

Three other Santa Cruz County residents also won their divisions for the second week in a row: Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson [Cal Giant] repeated in the master men’s 35-plus A Cat 1/2/3/4 division, completing eight laps in 52:02; Santa Cruz’s Natasha Perry [Bicycleblue Book/HRS/Rocklobster] accomplished the same feat in the master women’s 35-plus division, completing five laps in 39:11; and Ben Lomond’s John Ryan [unattached] accomplished the same feat in the master men’s 35-plus C division, completing six laps in 46:22.

For the first time this season, Santa Cruz’s John Haver [X-Fusion] won the B men’s Cat 3/4 division, finishing seven laps in 45:48.

The third CCCX event is scheduled for Sept. 22 at CSU Monterey Bay.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website.

Watsonville resident and pro cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes, who competes in cyclocross for CalGiant/Specialized, won the 2012 Central Coast Cyclocross Series season opener at Fort Ord near Monterey on Saturday.

Jacques-Maynes conquered the elite men’s division, completing 10 laps in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds for the victory, with Santa Cruz’s Scott Chapin [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster] taking second in 1:05:13 and Millbrae’s Keith Hillier [Team Rambuski Law] rounding out the top three in 1:05:51.

Three other cyclists from Santa Cruz County also won their divisions: Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson [Cal Giant] finished eight laps in 53:00 in the master men’s 35-plus A division, Santa Cruz’s Natasha Perry [Bicycle blue book/HRS/Rocklobster] finished five laps in 39:10 in the master women’s 35-plus age division and Santa Cruz’s Elli Freiburn [Spokesman] finished five laps in 41:29 in the women’s B Cat 2/3/4 division.

Results in this report are from the CCCX results page. For photos of the event, go here.

Andy and Ben Jacques-Maynes, twin brothers from Watsonville and pro cyclists, placed in the top 15 of the Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Ore., over the weekend.

Andy Jacques-Maynes finished 14th overall with his best finish of the stage race coming in the criterium Friday, when he placed fourth in the same time as winner Carlos Alzate Escobar [1 hour, 13 minutes, 49 seconds]. Escobar rides for Team Exergy, and Andy Jacques-Maynes rides for Kenda/5-Hour Energy.

Andy Jacques-Maynes, who now lives in Corralitos, had three top-10 finishes over six events.

Ben Jacques-Maynes placed 15th overall with his best finish of the stage race coming in the time trial Tuesday, when he placed 10th in 5:09.84. Winner Chad Haga of Fort Collins, Colo., finished in 5:02.64. Haga rides for Optum, and Ben Jacques-Maynes rides for Bissell Pro Cycling.

The overall stage race winner was Francisco Mancebo from Watkinsville, Georgia.

Results in this report are from USACycling.com.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Corralitos resident and pro cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes placed fourth in the San Rafael Twilight Criterium on Saturday.

The Kenda/5-Hour Energy team rider crossed the finish line behind winner Eric Riggs of Antelope [Team Mike’s Bikes], runner-up Jared Barrilleaux of Petaluma [Cal Giant/Specialized] and third-place finisher James LaBerge of Napa [Team Mike’s Bikes] in the men’s Pro/Cat 1/2 race.

Jacques-Maynes’ twin brother Ben Jacques-Maynes, a Watsonville resident and fellow UC Santa Cruz alum, placed 17th for Bissell Pro Cycling.

Scotts Valley’s Rob Evans was the only other cyclist from Santa Cruz County to break into the top 25. He was 24th for McGuire Cycling Team.

In other divisions, the sole other county rider with a top-five finish was Santa Cruz’s Steven Sperling, who placed third [men’s Cat 3].

Results in this report are from USACycling.com.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Watsonville resident and UC Santa Cruz alum Ben Jacques-Maynes placed eighth at the USA Cycling Pro Road Race Nationals on Monday.

Jacques-Maynes, who rides for Bissell Pro Cycling, was part of a breakaway pack that trailed eventual winner Timmy Duggan by about 30 seconds for the final three laps through downtown Greenville, S.C.

Duggan [Liquigas-Cannondale] won the race in 4 hours, 17 minutes, 40 seconds.

Jacques-Maynes crossed the finish line in 4:18:09 and his twin brother from Corralitos, Andy Jacques-Maynes [Kenda 5-Hour Energy Cycling Team], placed 19th in 4:20:20.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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