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Mecay soars on a snowboard - Chicken Ranch's Garcia claims green jersey at San Dimas race

April 4, 2008 8:39 AM


Gabriel Garcia of the Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch Cycling team won the Category 4 green points jersey at San Dimas Stage Race, a three-day event that included an uphill time trial, a road race and criterium.

After finishing in the middle of the pack in the time trial, Garcia rebounded with a powerful sprint finish to win the road race. In Sunday's criterium, Garcia placed second to secure the points title.

Brett Harrison of Chicken Ranch took fourth overall in Category 5. He finished sixth in the uphill time trial, sixth in the road race and in the lead pack in the criterium.

Kimberly Turner also rode well for Chicken Ranch in the Women's Category 3-4 race.

Former Santa Barbaran Kim Anderson, of the women's professional cycling team Team High Road, won the overall title in the Women's Professional Stage Race at San Dimas.

Platinum Performance Team member Gary Douville finished fourth in the Category 2 criterium at San Dimas and Mark Fannell placed ninth (15:06.71) in the Master 35+ uphill time trial. Brian Cook was 10th in the Category 2 road race and seventh in the criterium.

The local cycling teams also competed at the opening event of the National Mountain Bike Series in Fontana last weekend.

Platinum riders brought home four victories and one runner-up finish.

Terry Dahl continued his winning ways in the Expert 60-64 division, while Chase Schoen captured the Expert 30-34s, Luke Werhkoven the Sport Clyde and Amanda Schaper the Beginning 19-20 class. Bobby Langin Sr. pulled off a second place in a very fast Expert 45-49 division.

Other top five finishers from Platinum were Adam Poytress, third in Sport 25-29; Todd Booth, fourth in Expert 35-39; Mike Roberts, fourth in Sport 55-59.

From Chicken Ranch, Peter Sproul nabbed a sixth place in the very competitive 35-39 Expert Race.

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