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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].

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— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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.

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— 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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