Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 San Dimas Stage Race, March 25, 26, & 27, Preview

San Dimas, California - The dates for the San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR) are almost here. The SDSR is a premier race which attracts top flight riders and teams in all categories and provides great entertainment for spectators of all ages. Now in its 12th year, the race is hosted by Southern California Velo (SC Velo), supported by terrific sponsors, and staffed by dedicated volunteers led by Race Director Al Wiscovitch.

The race consists of three exciting stages in three great venues:

* A challenging Time Trial up Glendora Mountain Road (GMR) on March 25th,
sponsored by Chaffey Auto Body.

* A grueling classic Road Race around Bonelli Park on March 26th,
sponsored by San Dimas Community Hospital.

* A fast and furious Criterium around downtown San Dimas on March 27st,
sponsored by Incycle bike stores and Cannondale bikes.

All three stages offer great opportunities for riders to excel and for cycling fans to see exciting pro and amateur racing up close. If you can only attend one day, come on Sunday and enjoy our Beer Garden and Expo along with the race. There are no admission fees for watching the races.

Registration is complete with over 890 riders signed up. Many world class professional teams and riders are on the roster. Talented riders from around the country and beyond have signed up in large numbers in all categories from Pro to Juniors, including three San Dimas Pro champions from the race’s early years. From 2000, Jamie Paolinetti will be racing in the Masters 35+ group for the SKLZ p/b Pista Palace team and Amber Neben will be riding for HTC-Highroad in the Women’s Pro/Cat 1-2-3 group. From 2001, Chris Walker is signed up in the Masters 35+ group for Team Coastal Tree Care – SGBC . All of the fields are strong and the riders are anxious to kick off their racing seasons with exceptional performances.

Men’s Pro/Cat 1 is completely filled and has a waiting list. 2009 and 2010 overall champion, Ben Day is back riding for Kenda p/b Geargrinder, as is the 2006 champion Heath Blackgrove who is riding with Elbowz Racing. They will be facing a lot of competition from an outstanding field of strong riders as they attempt to repeat their wins.

The Men’s Pro/Cat 1 teams represented by one or more riders are:
BISSELL Pro Cycling
Byrne Invent
California Giant/Specialized
CashCall Mortgage
Colavita New Mexico
Elbowz Racing
Form Fitness
Full Circle Sports
Hagens Berman Cycling
Herbalife LaGrange
Jamis Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team
Jelly Belly P/B Kenda Cycling Team
Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV
Kenda p/b Geargrinder
Landis - Trek
Marc Pro - Strava
Monster Media SC VELO
NOW MS Society
O2 Modern Fitness/Maynards
Pure Black Racing Pro Cycling Team
RideClean p/b
SKLZ p/b Pista Palace
So. Cal
Swami's cycling
Team Clif Bar
Team Exergy
Team Rio Grande
US Military Cycling
Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling Team
Yahoo! Cycling Team

Women’s Pro/Cat 1-2-3 is also filled with a large field of great riders, including two previous SDSR Women's Pro Champions, 2006 San Dimas champion and Olympic Gold medalist Kristin Armstrong racing with Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 , and 2000 champion Amber Neben racing with HTC-Highroad. Colavita/Forno d’Asolo Pro Cycling brings 2010 NRC Champion and 2011 New Zealand National Road Champion, Cath Cheatley who finished third in the race last year; the team also brings Canadian National Criterium Champion Leah Kirchmann.

The Women’s Pro/Cat 1-2-3 teams represented by one or more riders are:

Acqua al 2/SDBC
Black Mountain Bicycles
Cal Pacific Export Racing Team
CalCoast Bicycles San Diego
Colavita/Outback Steakhouse Las Vegas
Colavita/Forno d'Asolo
Crumpton Cycles
Danbury Audi
Herbalife LaGrange
HTC-Highroad Women
Keller Rohrback Cycling Team
Kenda p/b Geargrinder
Metromint Cycling & Project Rwanda
Michael David Winery Cycling Team
Missing Link Coaching Systems/Specialized
Missing Link/3rd Rail
NOW-MS Society
Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12
P-K Express/HNZ
Platinum Performance
Primal Treads
RED Racing
Rouse Bicycles
SC Velo-Empower Coaching
Team Cycles Brixton
Team Dude Girl/Colnago p/b IE Bikes
Team Juvederm-Specialized
Team Redlands
TIBCO/ To The Top
Webcor/Alto Velo
Wells Fargo Racing Team
Wheelworks Racing

For more information about the race please go to Also, become a fan of the race on and follow it on - just search for San Dimas Stage Race.

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