Superseal & Seal Sprint Triathlons, San Diego, CA

March 27, 2011

Superseal International Triathlon, San Diego, CA

2/45 Stacy Dietrich, W30-34

Seal Sprint Triathlon, San Diego, CA

4/11 Florence Phoon, W40-44

Riding with a Smile makes you Faster!

March 26, 2011


Michigan Bella Erin Lumbard brought some game to her first time riding as a Bella in one of Michigan’s largest cycling races — the Killer Gravel Road Race held March 26, 2011. The race tests riders against rolling gravel roads (80%), pavement, one mile of rough two-track, rocks, sand, mud, and even snow and ice, along with 2200 feet of climbing over a 35-mile loop.

“What an awesome day it was,” says Erin. “It was just 19°F at the start, and I hadn’t even been on this cross bike since November. Thirty-five miles of hilly, winding gravel road and a party at the finish line — I never felt that it was cold while riding until my water bottle froze over.” Erin conquered hill after hill and chased each biker in front of her, so despite the frigid temps, she stayed “toasty warm. I felt good about myself for trying something different. I love the feeling of conquering fear. But the icing on the cake was a 1



place in the 34 and under age group.”

Her mentor, Monica took 3


rd place for the 35 + division.

Third Annual San Diego Velo Bella Spring Camp

March 25, 2011

Nearly two dozen Velo Bellas attended the 3rd Annual San Diego Velo Bella camp at FunctionSmart in Sorrento Valley and deemed it — FANTASTIC!

Athletes from San Diego and North County rotated through three clinics- simulated outdoor riding on the CompuTrainer with Gino Cinco, Core Strength with Chris Hebeler, and Flexibility led by Jenny Skorcz-Gadbois from Serenity in Sport.

Jenny’s class combined the fundamentals of yoga and pilates to loosen up tight muscles and ready participants for the morning’s activities. A cyclist herself, Jenny knew exactly what Bellas needed to be strong, yet flexible for the bike.

With TRX straps hanging from the rafters, Chris’s core class had Bellas jumping, squatting, swinging, pulling, and pushing.

Gino proved that riding on a trainer doesn’t have to be boring.  In fact, when you and your bike are hooked into his CompuTrainer system with several of your teammates it can be downright fun (and sweaty)!

During a brief snack and recovery break, Becki McClintock explained lactate threshold testing and how it can improve your running and cycling performance. She’ll be conducting testing sessions by appointment at UCPT.

Julie Lestyan brushed up Bellas’ basic bike maintenance and minor repair skills to ready the bikes for the road.

Bellas were also asked to bring food and personal hygiene items to donate to the Women’s Resource Center in Oceanside.  We were able to fill two boxes with items to help the women and children at this facility!

Thank you to Gino Cinco and FunctionSmart for hosting the San Diego Bellas for the third year in a row. Thank you to PowerBar for supplying lots of great products that kept Bellas moving throughout the workout as well these sponsors who so generously donated items for the Goody Bags!

Hoo Ha Ride Glide, PowerBar, Aquaphor, Zealios Sunscreen, Celestial Seasonings Tea, The Kiwi Tree, Moment Cycle Sport, B&L Bikes, and Road Runner Sports.

Bulldog Road Race, Oceanside CA

March 19, 2011

Bulldog Road Race, Oceanside

1st Raja Lahti, W35-39
2nd Madelyn Horton, W40-44
3rd Karen Casey, W50-54
6th Cindy O’Grady, W50-54

CCCX Circuit Race Series #4, CA

March 19, 2011

CCCX Circuit Race Series #4, CA

1st, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+

Madera Stage Race, CA

March 13, 2011

Madera Stage Race, CA

3rd, Julie Porter, Women 35+
7th, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
14th, Liz Benishin, Women 35+
16th, Camille Deluca-Flaherty, Women 35+
18th, Andrea Atkins, Women 35+

1st, Camille Deluca-Flaherty, Women 35+
3rd, Liz Benishin, Women 35+
8th, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
11th, Julie Porter, Women 35+
14th, Andrea Atkins, Women 35+
18th, Marsha Kirschbaum, Women 35+

5th, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
6th, Julie Porter, Women 35+
9th, Liz Benishin, Women 35+
10th, Camille Deluca Flaherty, Women 35+
17th, Andrea Atkins, Women 35+

2nd, Camille Deluca-Flaherty, Women 35+
3rd, Liz Benishin, Women 35+
7th, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
8th, Julie Porter, Women 35+
18th, Andrea Atkings, Women 35+