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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

Santa Cruz residents Tobin Ortenblad, the defending state high school mountain biking champion, and Steven Sperling rode to victory in the Mike’s Bikes Cat’s Hill Classic criterium in Los Gatos on Saturday.

Ortenblad, a Pacific Collegiate School student who rides for the Ritte Elite U23 Development Team, edged teammate Matt Schaupp for the win in the junior men’s 17-18 division. Schaupp, of Watsonville, placed second and Petaluma’s Kenneth Gonzales [Team Swift] was third.

Sperling [unattached] won the men’s Cat 4 division over runner-up Chris Leibman of Palo Alto [Webcor/Alto Velo] and third-place finisher Daniel Green of Oroville [Chico Corsa Cycling Team].

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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