Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gaucho cyclists qualify for Collegiate Nationals...

By now you may know that any news involving UCSB and cycling that I am made aware of will show up on these pages; the old alma mater and all that. So, thats right, two of UCSB's finest have qualified for the National Championships, to be held this year at Madison, Wisconsin on May 6th to 8th. Eric Hartsuyker and Dan Katz both accumulated enough points during the season to qualify. At the conference championships, held April 23-24, both riders rode well. Hartsuyker finished with the lead group in Saturday's road race, held at Hollister, while Katz crashed out. On Sunday, during the criterium at Morgan Hill, Katz was able to rebound taking the field sprint for 5th place, with a four man break staying clear to the end. The Gaucho's compete in the 'A' division of the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference along with twenty other colleges and universities throughout California and Nevada.

UCSB has had National Championship cyclists in the past, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000. Go Gauchos!

Eric Hartsuyker, 3rd in line during Conference Championship Road Race

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