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McLane Pacific Cycling Classic(6 posts)

McLane Pacific Cycling Classicshmoo
Jan 16, 2004 2:26 PM
Just received a flyer in the mail for the first annual McLane Pacific Cycling Century, out of Merced, CA 3/13/04. Upon visiting their website for more info, I see that there is not only the (recreational) century, but also a series of CAT5-Pro criteriums in Merced on 3/13/04 and series of CAT5-Pro foothill road races on 3/14/04.

Any of you Left Coast CAT-somethings doing this thing?

Here's the website:
re: McLane Pacific Cycling ClassicSquint
Jan 16, 2004 2:39 PM
What's with the Elite 4/5 categories?
yepThe Human G-Nome
Jan 16, 2004 4:17 PM
I noticed the "elite" label when I was planning my season earlier this week. I'm assuming they mean "Senior" since that's mentioned no where else. Don't know if i'll take I flyer on this race yet though.
I assume CAT4 and CAT5shmoo
Jan 16, 2004 5:38 PM
They've got CAT4 and 5 men grouped together. CAT3 and CAT 4 each have their own events. Then CAT1 is grouped with Pro. For Women, CAT3 and 4 are together, then CAT1, CAT2, and Pro all in one group. The groupings look to be the same for the crits on day one and the road races on day 2.

I think "Elite" just means rated (CAT-whatever) non-pro.

"Masters" would be the senior (over 35) races.

But hey, what do I know? I could definitely be wrong. I'll be riding in the recreational century at 15mph!!
Elite racerschar
Jan 18, 2004 7:44 PM
New rules from USA Cycling this year, all us licensed (Cat 1-5) thru USCF are now called elite. Imagine, a Cat 5 "elite" rider.
re: McLane Pacific Cycling ClassicMatt Britter
Jan 19, 2004 3:14 PM
Did this race last year. It was pouring with rain for the RR. This is a very nice rolling course for the RR. The Crit is a nightmare with 100 people, it has a "S" turn that goes though an alley which is a little un-nerving in the 4/5 class. The Pros just glide though! Either way the field the last two years has been strung out single file over 3/4 of the course with the amount of people.

The "elite" name change was adopted to but the USCF in line with what the UCI calls us non-pros.