Entries in Adrian Richardson (2)

Saturday
Aug112012

Versatility. And Winning!

The transition between high-speed crit and uphill TT was an easy one. The bike setup, with Hed Stingers, is identical. Add LS skinsuit, Castelli aero gloves & shoe covers and a c.1996 aero helmet (extra credit for goofy sticker) and: Presto! ©VeloformaThere's been a whole bunch of high-speed race action locally here in Portland, Oregon, and, naturally, Veloforma's bikes and sponsored athletes have figured prominently. Anna Christainsen of the Ironclad Performance Wear team won the Franz Bakery Criterium in the Elite women's field last weekend in impressive fashion – she attacked the field midway through the race and consistently extended her lead all the way to the line over the hilly course. The race promoters ran the event as a points race, with every lap worth both points towards the overall result and $5. Christiansen had the event wrapped up with 10 laps to go, but she kept on plugging – and picking up some extra dough along the way.

Veloforma's Josh Liberles, who races for the HPC-RPM Mortgage team, did an unusual back-to-back double on his Veloforma Strada SLR carbon road bike. On Saturday he carved through the high-speed corners in the Franz Bakery Criterium to take a well-earned fourth place before toeing the line on the same rig for the Larch Mountain Hillclimb time trial the very next day.

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Monday
Jul162012

Volcano Racing: Mount Tabor Wraps Up with Series and Stage Wins

The Sizzle Pie / Veloforma fivesome races for Richardson at Tabor.Adrian Richardson held the Elite men's series lead into the River City Mount Tabor Series finale last Wednesday, and his Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma team showed up en masse to lend a hand. Richardson's third place on the night was enough to claim the overall (and Veloforma's own Josh Liberles of the HPC/RPM Mortgage team finished just behind for the night, in fourth).

Brianna Walle (Ironclad Performance Wear) used her impressive finishing speed to stake her own claim, propelling her Veloforma to the win in the dash to the line.

Six Wednesday circuit races make up the series, and challenging 1.3-mile course takes place on Mount Tabor, the dormant volcano in southeast Portland. Josh wrote a profile of the historic venue for BikePortland as area racers prepared for an astounding 60th year of Tabor racing. Read more about that here, and check out Richardson's series report below:

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