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SC’s Kimberly Sperling places fourth in Pacific Service Credit Union Criterium

Santa Cruz’s Tobin Ortenblad took second in the junior 17-18 age division of the Nevada City Bicycling Classic Criterium on Sunday.

Ortenblad [Ritte Elite U23 Development Team] crossed the finish line in 48 minutes, 13 seconds. Mill Valley’s Skyler Taylor won in 46:40.

Santa Cruz’s Devon Gorry [NOW and Novartis for MS] placed fifth [52:48] in the women’s Cat 1/2/3 race behind winner Katarina Nash of Trukee [52:17].

A day earlier, Ortenblad placed 18th in the Pacific Service Credit Union Criterium men’s Cat Pro/1/2 division, which was won by Rand Miller of San Francisco.

Santa Cruz’s Kimberly Sperling [Red Racing] placed fourth in the PacService women’s Cat Pro/1/2 division. She was the only racer from Santa Cruz County to finish in the top five of any division.  El Cerrito’s Marissa Axell [Touchstone Climbing] won.

Results in this report are from

— 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

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