Monday, July 7, 2014

 Erica Allar Out Sprints the Field to Capture Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Victory!

Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradlli Cycle and Allar Continue to Win and Dominate NCC!

Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle Photo Credits

Manhattan Beach, CA- Team Colavita/Fine Cooking / Stradalli Cycle  traveled to Manhattan Beach, CA for the 10th stop on the NCC calendar.  Sunday's Manhattan Beach Grand Prix challenged the peloton with a 2.1K course that was fast and technical. The course featured two long straight-aways and two sweeping 180° turns, plus 50' of climbing per lap.  Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ Stradalli Cycle showed little weakness on this challenging course, all while working extremely well as a team.  The backside headwinds did little to discourage an onslaught of break away attempts; however, those attempts were futile and as predicted the race came down to a bunch field sprint. 

Team Colavita/Fine Cooking remained focused on their race plan and demonstrated near perfect execution in their leadout for sprint specialist Erica Allar on her Stradalli R7. The hard fought positioning in the final lap of the race was done in textbook fashion by the Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ Stradalli Cycle lead out specialists, leaving Allar with a clear shot for the final sprint. Allar's victory at the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is her second in as many years.  Allar continues to lead the NCC Individual Standings and Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ Stradalli Cycle leads the overall team standings.

Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ Stradalli Cycle now heads north of the border for a few days of racing in British Columbia for the BC Superweek.  The team, consisting of Erica Allar, Jessi Prinner and Mary Zider will compete in the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix and the Giro di Burnaby.

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