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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, 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. 

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

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Corralitos resident and professional cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes rode his way to two fifth-place finishes in the road race portions of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Ark., over the weekend.

He finished four seconds back of winner and teammate Shawn Milne on Friday, and then finished in the same time as winner Eric Marcotte of Elbowz Racing on Saturday. Jacques-Maynes, who is a UC Santa Cruz alum, and Milne ride for the Kenda/5 Hour Energy team, powered by Geargrind.

Jacques-Maynes also had a sixth-place finish in the criterium, crossing the finish line in the same time as winner, Eric Young of Bissell Pro Cycling and was 21st in Thursday’s time trial. He was 13th in the stage race.

Jacques-Maynes’ twin brother Ben, who lives in Watsonville, also competed in the stage race, finishing 20th overall. His best finish was ninth in the individual time trial 13 seconds back of winner Francisco Mancebo [Competitive Cyclist Racing Team].

Ben Jacques-Maynes was also 16th in the criterium Sunday, crossing the finish line in the same time as teammate Young, and in the road races, he placed 54th and 15th on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Andy Jacques-Maynes rides up a hill in the first stage of the San Dimas Stage Race. He finished the entire event a champion, with green and yellow jerseys. (Annette McCusker/Contributed)


There was only one way Corralitos resident and UC Santa Cruz alum Andy Jacques-Maynes could describe how he felt after winning the San Dimas Stage Race‘s General Classification: Shocked.

“So what can I say?” Jacques-Maynes, who rides with Kenda/5 Hour Energy’s pro cycling team, posted to Twitter. “It’s amazing to have won the San Dimas Stage Race in very trying conditions this weekend. I’m a little shell-shocked…”

Andy Jacques Maynes, the overall winner, celebrates on the podium after Stage 3. (Bill McCusker/Contributed)

Much of the stage races were held in rain, wind, and cold, but Jacques-Maynes pushed through the difficult weather. Friday, he placed 12th in the first stage, a 3.7-mile time trial through the San Gabriel Mountains. He finished in 13 minutes, 54.74 seconds — 44.59 back of winner and teammate Phil Gaimon — according to results posted on the SDSR website.

Saturday, he followed with a second-place finish in the second stage, which organizers describe as “a rolling to hilly circuit” in Frank G Bonelli Regional Park. He crossed the finish line in the same time [3:32:19] as winner Joseph Schmalz of Elbows Racing, according to the SDRS site. That finish put Jacques-Maynes at the top of the standings and in position to capture the General Classification.

He clinched the win Sunday with a sixth-place finish in the third and final stage race, which was held on a 1.21-mile grand prix course through San Dimas’ historical downtown area, in the same time [1:29:29] as winner Eric Young of Bissell Pro Cycling, according to results on VeloNews.

“It was a very intense build up to the crit, and the race itself was quite stressful (rainy and slick),” Jacques-Maynes tweeted later. “Pretty stunned, hasn’t sunk in yet.”

Ben Jacques-Maynes in action in the first stage. (Annette McCusker/Contributed)

Jacques-Maynes’ twin brother Ben, who rides for Bissell, also competed.

He placed 16th in the time trial [47.88 off the lead], fourth in the second stage race [:03 off the lead], and 18th in the third stage race [in the same time as the winner]. This was just his second race back from injury. He suffered a broken collarbone during last year’s Tour of California.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets

Pro cyclists Ben Jacques-Maynes and Andy Jacques-Maynes — identical twins and UC Santa Cruz alums — finished in fourth and sixth, respectively, in the Cat 1/2/Pro division of the  Madera Stage Race over the weekend, according to official results.

Ben Jacques-Maynes, a Watsonville resident, rides with Bissell Pro Cycling, but Andy Jacques-Maynes, who lives in Corralitos, moved over to Kenda/5 Hour Engery after Bissell declined to re-sign him after last season.

Andy Jacques-Maynes’ top finish came when he was runner-up to Ken Hanson [1:02:2] in the Madera Criterium with the same time.

Ben Jacques-Maynes’ top stage finish at Madera was when he took third in the Sharon Time Trial in 21:07. Overall winner Michael Creed of Optum Pro Cycling took the time trial victory in 20:57 and California Giant/Specialized rider Evan Huffman was second [20:57].

For full results, including those for masters and women, visit the official site via the image link below.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets

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