We have chosen 22 July as the date for the 2018 Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. Application for the city is in preparation. Positive feedback from all concerned for the 2017 MBGP, so planning to use the same direction for the race.
SBW Pizza Party was great. Grimaldi's makes tasty thin-crust pizza and salads. Weather was perfect. And there were lots of raffle prizes, beverages, and, most of all, Outstanding Rider recognitions. More details soon.
Here is the customary "walkabout" video to give you a feel, if you weren't there.
Records fell and medals were plentiful at the Masters Track World Championships in the Velo Sports Center, Carson. Kurt Sato won the M60+ 500m ITT in a world record time of 34.936 sec. Leo Longo and 3 reigning members of last year's world champ team won gold in the 3000m TTT in a new record 3:41.738. The 10/9 morning session saw 5 women's world best times broken, including 2 events where all three places were taken by USA riders. Sarah Munoz got silver in her 2k ITT and Bronze in the 3k TTT.
On 10/11 Jim Kloss won the M75+ 500m breaking his own WR in 39.005 sec. Leo Menistrina was in contention, but caught, and had to pass, his opponent to get a time by going high on the track in the turn. Kurt Sato won his first Match Sprint WC in three rides against James Joseph of Guyana. Joseph set a new WR of 11.420 in the qualifying round. Victor Copeland's previous record had lasted 15 years. Also, Joseph was Kurt's competitor in Kurt's very first national championship at T-Town in 2007. On 10/13, Jim Kloss won the WC in the match sprint, beating Leo Minestrina. Leo broke Jim's 200m WR in the qual round.
Leo also broke Jim Kloss' WR in the 2k quals. Sadly, Jim was crashed out of the points race - possible shoulder injury and dns the 2k.
In the last session of the week, Gerry Agnew won the world championship in the M70+ 2k ITT - shown here on the winner's podium proudly saluting flag and country.
Official results can be found here in near-real time. Just click the age group you're interested in and a new page will list all of its events.
Previous Masters World Best Performances can be found here for men and women - near the bottom of the page.
Former SBW member Sarah Hammer announced her retirement from cycling competition and joined Performance United to coach and share her world championship expertise! More HERE.
Rick and Sally Lilleberg barely arrived in Texas and he has already won the state RR championship! Results posted here. Not surprised - having raced with him over several years, he has shown the most incredible combination of both RR/TT and sprinting talent in one pair of legs I've seen on the masters circuit. Podium pic at right via William Aligue.
Former member Jan Palchikoff absolutely crushed the UCI women's hour "Best Performance" for her age group by about 3km. The official UCI Masters Track "Best Performance" times are here for men and women.
SBW/LAVRA track TT series finale Sept 10 saw a heartwarming sight - three generations of Agnews doing a team sprint! Granddaughter Addison, daughter Sarah (Munoz), and proud papa Gerry. You should have seen Addison attack after the exchange from Mom on the last lap! A natural.
Gerry Agnew awards the Agnew/Brusavich Scholarship to Haley Winn, with proud parents Chuck and Diana looking on. This award is made every year to a number of deserving high school seniors. Make an application for next year if you are in the club, or know a worthy student in the cycling community.
The law firm, an SBW sponsor (more at CalBikeLaw), has given hundreds of these scholarships to students over the years, giving them a jump start for a better college education.
Volunteer slots are filling for the upcoming Masters World Track Championships Oct 8-15 at the Velo Sports Center.
Race registration is closed.
UCI Masters Track "Best Performance" times are here for men and women.
Great results at State Elite/Juniors Track. Jon Gorski shown here getting Gold in the Match Sprint. Jon and Weston Giem recently returned from Madison competition in Juniors World Track near Milan, Italy.
Manhattan Beach Grand Prix was a big success. Thank you volunteers and sponsors for your generous help. Great weather, great racing, lots of vendors, Chevron's (Jill) Kids' Zone, and the course direction change all contributed. Click on the site link above and the FB Page for more winner pics and results.
"Race" menu tab has links to good videos of both Pro races. Here's a shot of Race Director John McNulty pulling a break out of turn 2.
Photo by Matt Thompson.
W Pro winner Anita Stenberg was delighted, and put in extra effort, to win the SBW prime of a an Electra woman's cruiser bike. Roger Martin snapped the pic at right of her ditching the racing bike at the prime tent and riding off on the cuiser with her big paycheck. Read on FB that she has already cruised to the beach on it. Libby once again got the kids off to blazing starts in her famous team outfit. And who is this earnest-looking wiseguy driving the Pace Car?
Gerald Agnew, SBW's longtime sponsor, world-class rider, education donor, and top attorney set a new track national record in the 2k TT, breaking teamate Jim Kloss' 9 year record by almost 2 sec with a 2:38.5! John McKee won the State Crit Championship, with Mike Fleming a close 2nd.
Masters 2017 Track Nats at Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill SC July 2 - Results HERE
See Jim Kloss and Kurt Sato relaxing in their tent at Rock Hill SC Masters Track Nats. Jim won all five individual Golds: Sprint, Scratch, Points Race, 500m, and 2k - and therefore the BAR as well!. Look out Worlds. Kurt won the 500m gold by almost a second, and the Sprint Gold. Sarah Munoz won two Golds in the Individual Pursuit and Team Pursuit, and two Silvers in the Scratch and Points Races.
Lots of Gold for SBW State Road TT competitors. Ryan Resella and Lynette Rock in the ITT; and Leo Longo in the TTT.
And SBW race team was great at Memorial Day CBR Crit.
Sarah Hammer visits the club in 2006 (Sparks) to thank us for our sponsorship in winning her first of many UCI World Championships. Here she is in a great short for USA Cycling, training at Colorado Springs with her Australian Kelpie "Sedona" tagging along!
Nice results from the Cat 3/4 Ontario crew Sunday, 6/25
with Hilario Reyes leading the way.
Hilario also finished in the money at Redlands, with Jose Dagoberto Chuc near the front of the chase group just seconds behind.
Steve Whitsitt says Thanks to LA FD Lifeguards in a special ceremony honoring the first responders to his cardiac arrest incident on the bike path 12/26/2016, saving his life. This article appeared in the 4/25/2017 issue of the Daily Breeze. After testing, conclusion is that he has developed an arrhythmia condition that can trigger ventricular fibrillation (deadly). This can be controlled by drugs - but no more hard efforts (sigh).
Leo Pettus and team still on a roll - this time Ontario.
SBW Picnic was great. Many new members and old friends. Check out the Facebook site for William's photos.
Diego and folks at right are a pleasant treat!
Check out Team News in menu links at the top for Prez Matt and Comm Director William updates to racing results and club news.
World Cup and Paracycling worlds were amazing. Thanks to all who volunteered. See victorious US WC Women's TTT at right. Also Makayla as a Podium Medal Lady, chatting with Sarah Hammer.
Also, former SBW team racer Coryn Rivera won the Women's Tour of Flanders with an amazing finishing sprint. Coryn won the 2009 MBGP Women's Pro Race at age 17, the same age as World Juniors Champion (Scratch) Jennifer Valente when she won it in 2012.
SBW Team Ride continues, every Saturday at 8am from Catalina Coffee in RB - but always check FB or calendar for occasional changes.
Curious about USAC anti-doping program? RaceClean
Sarah Munoz strikes Gold at 2016 Track Nats with Team Pursuit mates Jan Palchikoff and Elise Traylor. Sarah and Elise doubled for another Gold in the Team Sprint.
Here is the 2016 SBW Pizza Party walkabout video.
Rider Award Winners presented at 2016 PP
Junior Women's Racer of the Year - Makayla Macpherson
Junior Men's Racer of the Year - Jon Gorski
Women's New Racer of the Year - Jennifer Hirsch
Men's New Racer of the Year - Jose Chuc
Most Improved Men's Racer - Christopher Hirsch
Women's Masters Racer of the Year - Charity Chia
Men's Masters Racer of the Year - Kurt Sato
MBGP 2016 Juniors winner Brandon McNulty won the UCI Juniors Individual Time Trial World Championship
Sponsor Gerry Agnew and AgnewBrusavich have again been honored with selection to the 2016 top 100 SoCal Super Lawyers list.
And if that wasn't enough, here he is breaking the men's 65-69 national hour record.
Ted's nostalgia photos - do you know anyone in the 1962 club meeting (3rd pic) besides Ted (desk at right)?
Easy Reader article re Richardson Series
Tony Wang's great video - DR PV TT
From 10/18/12 seminar: Kurt Sato links
- Early season strength training: here
- Fundamental exercises here
- Watch Kurt put it together: video here
Easy Reader article - Richardson series;
- Nice article about Ted's history
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2017 SBW Pizza Party
Gerry Agnew - 2k ITT World Champ
Kurt Sato is Sprint World Champ
(Big Picture Cycling)
Jim Kloss 500m World Champ +WR
Kurt Sato 500m World Champ +WR
Leo Longo crew World Champs 3kTTT +WR
Sarah Munoz silver in 2k ITT
Rick Lilleberg Texas RR Champ
Addison, Gerry, Sarah
The Winns and Gerry Agnew
Weston + Jon Nats Madison Silver
John McNulty leads out of turn 2
Stenberg on her prime (Martin)
Libby fires up the Kids
Cary and his hot wheels
MBGP T-shirt Design by Diego
Jon Gorski State Sprint Gold
John wins State Crit. Mike 2nd
Gerry & Sarah - 2:38.5 2K record
Sarah Munoz 2 Golds in IP & Team Pursuit + 2 Silvers
"Doc" Kloss Gold in IP - one of 5
Kurt Sato wins Sprint - and 500
Legends O'Rourke & Kloss Gold
Strong 3/4 crew at Ontario
Kloss & Sato at Nats (R. Pelegrin)
Ryan Resella State ITT Champ
Lynette Rock State ITT Champ
Leo & mates State TTT Champs
SBW Race team at CBR Crit
SBW Team Sprint at LAVRA TT
Hilario payday at Redlands
Whitsitt thanks LAFD Lifeguards
Leo Pettus gold at Ontario
Leo Pettus gold at CBR (Aligue)
2017 SBW Picnic (Aligue)
Kloss & Sato Nat Track Champs
Diego, Mike, Julie at Picnic 2017
US Women's TTT WC Gold
Kay and Zoe w/ Sarah Hammer
Some mates -SBW TT (Aligue)
Team Ride 2/4 - new kits!
Dykzeul Memorial Ride (Aligue)
Get well Teresa - tough as Steele
Elise, Jan, and Sarah - Gold 2016
SBW Track Training Class
SBW ride - CCC 8am every Sat
Mario Obejas & Jeff 10/18/16
Pizza Party 2016
SBW Saturday riders
Sarah Munoz Silver at States
Kay Silver at States Track
Deo Silver at ARCO Crit
Kay big at Road Nats
Charity Chia wins CBR
John McNulty beats the boys CBR
Kay takes Bakersfield
Kay in the So Bay Magazine p78
Baxter crew makes the Domes
Kay wins Jurupa 3/4
Kay at Tuscon: 1 CR, 1 RR, 2 GC
Kay wins Murrieta Cat 4
Jennifer wins at Desert Tri
Kay wins Val. of the Sun Cat4 crit
Greg Aden retires
Hirsch Bronze at The Greek CX
McNulty edges Winn at DR Dominguez Crit 2015 (Hirsch)
Jim Kloss sweeps all the Gold!
Kurt Sato - Gold in Team Sprint
Baxter/DR combo 9/27- Monika-Leo-Ted (Aligue)
Bouquet Canyon RR - 1963
Kay Macpherson - Nats Omnium Gold
"Golden" Jim Kloss wins Nats BAR
Nats Gold for Kurt Match Sprint
Nats Gold for Mel 500M
Kay jumps at Nats Crit
Kay! National Jr RR Podium
Leo gold!- states 2k Podium
States Gold for Grandpa Jim
Jon Gorski Jr State Omnium
Also gold in TTT (Hernandez)
Lilleberg State Crit Champ
Mike Fleming 2nd (Cyclovets)
Hilton Clarke - Pro 1 (Beckman)
Kay State ITT! (Sam right)
Kay wins State Crit!
Steve chaperones - World Cup