VR7 Colorado Cycling Team’s 2016 Season Recap
The road season has come to a close. Our team had a fantastic season. We achieved some great results and have a state champion to congratulate. Chris Parsons won the SM4 40+ State Championship Lucky Pie Criterium. We accomplished our goal for the season, which was, “Have fun riding bikes while promoting our sponsors, partnerships, and the sport of cycling.”
First off, I would like to thank our generous sponsors. The season would not have been the same without their support. Thank you sponsors!
I would like to thank all of our riders who put in the miles and effort to make this season a success. We had some fantastic results this year, and we had a good mix of riders. We had state champion caliber riders through riders who pinned on a number for the first time. We had some young guns on the team and had a man who turns 60 this year. It was great to have everybody on the team and we appreciate your support. Without you guys we couldn’t do it.
Bannock Street Criterium
Our team helped race director Deidre Moynihan with the Bannock Street Criterium. The criterium was a success this year and our riders volunteered their time to help with course marshalling, set up, medals, and clean up. It was an honor to be a part of this event. We hope to continue to work with Deirdre in the future on events.
For those cyclists who crave data I pulled together some stats from the season. See the table below for active roster and Race information.
Number of Race Entries: 113
Number of Racers that participated in at least one race: 16
Number of Criterium Entries: 86
Number of Road Race Entries: 15
Number of Hill Climb Entries: 1
Number of Top Ten Finishes: 46
Number of Podium Spots: 15
Number of First Place finishes: 6
Most races ridden by an individual: Chris Parsons took this honor with 22 races.
Most Podium spots by an individual: Chris Parsons knocked this one out of the park with 7 podium spots! He had a fantastic season.
Most First Place finishes by an individual: Chris Parsons and Ben Jendrek found the top spot on the podium twice this year a piece! One of those top spots earned Chris Parsons the title of State Champion! Quite the season these guys had. Congratulations Chris and Ben!