The 2014 SoCal Cup Criterium #1, Dominguez Hills

while the ladies of the new Monster Media Elite Women's team get ready for their 2014 race debut, the Master's men 35+ (second race) flash past

For a second consecutive Sunday, not all the players decided to show for the game, at least in the Masters categories. This left the door open for a repeat of last weekend's Surf City rout of the competition. The winning breaks in the 35+ races (there were two), for instance, were not as top-heavy with yellow and blue, but the outcome was the same - Mike Faello and Ben Travis standing atop the podium for the 'A' and 'B' races respectively.

Mike Faello, eventual victor in the Master's 35+ 1-3 A race

Jennifer Willis and Desislava Doycheva of OTR Racing warm up before the women's races

Deogracias Asuncion (South Bay Wheelmen) rounding turn #1 during the Cat 3 race

out of the saddle for this Serious Cycling rider in the Cat 3 race

Jonathan McKenzie (South Bay Wheelmen), Cat 3 champion

Charon Smith (214) and Rob Kamppila round turn #2 of the four corner course

for a second consecutive week, Ben Travis (Surf City Cyclery)
takes a win, this one in the Masters 35+ 1-3 B race

the women raced together, but were scored separately - Pro/1/2/3 and 3/4

Shelby Reynolds (Monster Media Elite Women)
after crossing the line as Women's Pro/1/2/3 victor

Results of the races I was there for:

Masters 35+ A: 1st Mike Faello (Surf City Cyclery), 2nd Rigo Cruz (Bahati-Win Team Racing), 3rd Daniel Reback (Surf City Cyclery)

Cat 3: 1st Jonathan McKenzie (South Bay Wheelmen), 2nd Greg Deguzmna, 3rd Rob Morris (OSPKN)

Masters 35+ B: 1st Ben Travis (Surf City Cyclery), 2nd Charon Smith (Surf City Cyclery), 3rd Peter Andersen

Women Cat 3/4: 1st Deanna Ratnikova (Moment Bicycles), 2nd Desislava Doycheva (OTR Racing), 3rd Charity Chia (South Bay Wheelmen)

Women Pro/1/2: 1st Shelby Reynolds (Monster Media Elite Women), 2nd Colleen Gulick Team EPS/CSS), 3rd Kate Wilson (NOW Cycling)

Men Pro/1/2/3: 1st Tyler Magner, 2nd Tyler Locke (, 3rd Ryan Schneider (

Link to flickr set of a selection of 101 more photos including images from the Masters 35+ 1-3 A race, Cat 3, Masters 35+ B race, Women Pro/1/2/3, Women 3/4, and a few from the Men Pro 1/2/3 race. More stuff to come here later...