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Messilla Valley Circuit Race

Sunday, March 11, 9:00 AM

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Sunday, March 11th - The Messilla Valley Circuit Race - 9:00AM:

We're back for Round 2 of the classic Messilla Valley Circuit Race for 2012. Registration will open at 8:15AM at the top of the hill of Messilla Valley Road - just near the intersection with Pentz Road. The "A" Category will be starting their event at 9:00AM, and the "B" Category going at 9:01AM, and if there are enough riders, the Junior and Category C event will start at 9:02AM(Category C and Juniors Event will be 5-laps, totaling 17.5 miles and 1,500 feet of total climbing). The number of laps for Category A & B will remain the same as previous years - 10 laps for each Category. Women's & Masters Categories will be combined with the Category "B" race, but picked separately. If you drive, please park at Spring Valley School, which is only 1-mile away from the Start/Finish Line - or at Butte College and ride in. There's not much parking at the Start/Finish area. The Messilla Valley Course is approximately 3.5 miles in length with about 300+ feet of climbing per lap. 10 laps = 35 miles and 3,000+ feet of climbing.

**ALSO - There will be 2 5-point King of the Mountains/Queen of the Mountains points/laps in this race - points count towards the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series. I will have one water container at the Start/Finish Line, but water bottle hand-ups will be SOLELY dependent upon Volunteers - so if you have a volunteer, bring 'em with you! For a map of the course, please click on this link:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/46118826/

Most USA Cycling rules apply to these races - you know, WEAR YOUR HELMET, don't ride like a nutcase, and all that good stuff. Sandbaggers are strongly discouraged (a Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider racing a Category "B" or "C" race - must be completely obvious to the Race Director). A mention about Tri Bars - You can have Tri Bars on your bicycle - BUT, you must NOT use them if you are in a pack or paceline - especially on this course! Normally, in a USA Cycling sanctioned race, you would not be allowed to have them on your bicycle in a mass-start event like this one - but I know many of us like them on our bicycles and use them for training. This isn't the World Championships - we do these Circuit Races for fun, fitness and practice - but please do NOT use your Tri Bars in a pack/paceline situation. The race will be timed as well - and I will have results, photos and videos posted of the race online later that day.
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(40-point event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series - also, the 2nd event in the 2012 Series! In addition, the event will have 2 KOM/QOM laps during the race.)



The Messilla Valley Circuit RaceCourse Detail



Details

Race Type
Road Race
Laps
10
Course
3.5 mi
Total Distance
35.3 mi
Elevation
300 ft
Grade
1.6% Average
Climb
Category 5
Helmets
Mandatory!

Hors Category Points

1st
40 Points
2nd
36 Points
3rd
34 Points
4th
32 Points
5th
30 Points
6th
28 Points
7th
26 Points
8th
22 Points
9th
20 Points
10th
18 Points
11th
16 Points
12th
14 Points
13th
12 Points
14th
10 Points
15th
8 Points
16th
6 Points
17th
4 Points
18th
2 Points
etc.
1 Points

Series

A Group Results
1st
Place
 
1:44:31
104:31
Time
20.3 mph
 
3
Points
 
 
5
Points
 
KOM Points
40 + 3 + 5 = 48
Total Points
 
 
2nd
Place
 
1:45:03
3
Points
 
 
5
Points
 
KOM Points
36 + 3 + 5 = 44
Total Points
 
 
3rd
Place
 
1:45:07
3
Points
 
 
34 + 3 = 37
Total Points
 
 
4th
Place
 
1:45:10
3
Points
 
 
32 + 3 = 35
Total Points
 
 
5th
Place
 
1:45:11
3
Points
 
 
30 + 3 = 33
Total Points
 
 
6th
Place
 
1:45:17
3
Points
 
 
28 + 3 = 31
Total Points
 
 
7th
Place
 
1:49:14
3
Points
 
 
26 + 3 = 29
Total Points
 
 
8th
Place
 
1:52:06
3
Points
 
 
22 + 3 = 25
Total Points
 
 
B Group Results
1st
Place
 
 
3
Points
 
 
5
Points
 
KOM Points
5
Points
 
KOM Points
40 + 3 + 5 + 5 = 53
Total Points
 
 
2nd
Place
 
1:54:48
114:48
Time
18.4 mph
 
3
Points
 
 
36 + 3 = 39
Total Points
 
 
3rd
Place
 
2:03:08
3
Points
 
 
34 + 3 = 37
Total Points
 
 
4th
Place
 
 
3
Points
 
 
32 + 3 = 35
Total Points
 
 
5th
Place
 
 
3
Points
 
 
30 + 3 = 33
Total Points
 
 
6th
Place
 
 
3
Points
 
 
28 + 3 = 31
Total Points
 
 
7th
Place
 
 
3
Points
 
 
26 + 3 = 29
Total Points
 
 
C Group Results
1st
Place
 
1:02:45
3
Points
 
 
40 + 3 = 43
Total Points
 
 
2nd
Place
 
1:06:48
3
Points
 
 
36 + 3 = 39
Total Points
 
 
Masters 50+ Results
1st
Place
 
2:01:27
121:27
Time
17.4 mph
 
3
Points
 
 
40 + 3 = 43
Total Points
 
 
2nd
Place
 
 
3
Points
 
 
36 + 3 = 39
Total Points
 
 
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