Santa Cruz resident Kim Sperling [Red Racing] placed third in the women’s pro Cat 1/2 open division at Foothill College’s Learning Curve Bike Circuit Race and was just one of three Santa Cruz County riders to finish in the top five of any division on Sunday.
Sperling was third behind winner Kate Finegan [Building Champion Squad] and runner-up Ellen Anderson [Touchstone Climbing] of San Francisco.
The other county riders who placed in the top five of their divisions were Michelle Heaton [Sycomp Racing] took fourth in the women’s Cat 3 open division and Steven Sperling [unattached] took fifth in the men’s Cat 3 open division.
Results included in this report are from USACycling.com.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets
Gabe Multer, at right, celebrates his podium performance with other top finishers. (Charlotte Multer/Contributed)
Scotts Valley High student and Santa Cruz resident Gabe Multer won the 17-18 juniors cycling race at the Central Coast Circuit Races in Monterey on Sunday. Multer, who rides for Ritte Elite U23 Development Team, edged out Mill Valley’s Dillon Charlton for the victory and his second podium finish of the day, according to results released early this week.
Multer also placed fourth in the men’s Cat 4 race behind winner Chris Riekert of San Jose.
Aptos’s David Borba was another Santa Cruz County rider in good form, winning the master men’s Cat 5 45-99 age division race, and the Heatons again dominated. Steve Heaton [HC3 Coaching] won the master men’s Cat 1/2/3 35-99 age division and Michele Heaton [Sycomp Racing] won the women’s Cat 1/2/3/4 35-99 age division.
The next circuit race is scheduled for March 11. For details, go here.
– Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter