The Amgen Tour of California Segment Challenges have officially wrapped. The series highlighted four major climbs on the route of the eight stage Tour and challenged riders to log the fastest time or log the most attempts on each segment. Over one thousand Strava riders participated, logging a total of 1179 attempts. This tough series featured one category 3 climb (Coleman Valley Rd.), two category 2 climbs (Bonny Doon and Mt. Diablo), and an Hors Category climb (Mt. Baldy). The top three (male and female) cyclists to record the fastest times on each segment and the top three (male and female) cyclists who recorded the most attempts on each segment were awarded with ATOC and Strava gear. Congrats to all our competitors – we challenged you and you delivered!
Here are some highlights:
- The top three fastest times on the Mt. Diablo Segment clocked in faster than TeamExergy Pro rider Freddie Rodriguez’s time of 22 min, 23 sec. Shout-outs to Kevin Metcalfe, Rob Scheffler, and Scott Bromstead!
- Nearly one third of all the challenge attempts on the Coleman Valley Road Segment were ridden by Norman S. from Santa Rosa, CA. Motivated by riding alongside the Pro Teams and the beauty of the coastal climb, he rode 6-12 reps of the segment each day and managed to log a whopping 50 attempts on the segment. M Silva also logged an incredible 50 attempts on the Mt. Diablo Segment. Kudos to you both.
- The fastest times on the Bonny Doon Segment were recorded by Chris and Cathy F. – great teamwork!
And here are the official results:
Coleman Valley Road Segment
Men’s Fastest Times: Peter N., Collin Clements, and Rusty K.
Women’s Fastest Times: Kym Fant, Ria J L., and Kristin S.
Men’s Most Attempts: Norman S., Bret Staz, and Kevin S.
Women’s Most Attempts: Ria J L., Kristin S., and Kym Fant
Bonny Doon Segment
Men’s Fastest Times: Clark F., Tim Clark, and Andrew Cavaletto
Women’s Fastest Times: Cathy F., Aisha C., and Katie Evans
Men’s Most Attempts: Zach Brown, George Janour, and Brent Carkeet
Women’s Most Attempts: Rachael Brown, Polly F., and Cathy F.
Mt. Diablo Segment
Men’s Fastest Times: Kevin Metcalfe, Rob Scheffler, and Scott Bromstead
Women’s Fastest Times: Kym Fant, Megan Modenos, and Cheryl Shwe
Men’s Most Attempts: M Silva, Deepinder S., and Enrique H.
Women’s Most Attempts: Trish Pacheco, Jeanne Sather, and Kim F.
Mt. Baldy Segment
Men’s Fastest Times: Hunter G., Ben Bostrom, and Mike Prentice
Women’s Fastest Times: Tracy Tilton, Becky S., and Karen J.
Men’s Most Attempts: Douglas Kubler, Eric Elder, and Carlos Glines
Women’s Most Attempts: La Vonna Koester, Susanne L., and Vicki Appel
Congratulations to everyone who participated and a big thank you to Amgen! Stay tuned to see what’s up next.