Thursday, December 17, 2009

We are excited to announce the addition of Eric Thompson to the Maplelag/Paramount team. Eric raced his first race in the new team kit at US Cross Natz this past weekend in Bend Oregon in the U23 race, placing a solid 11th. Eric also raced in the Collegiate race and recorded a 5th place finish. Nicely done Eric! Glad to have you on the team.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The race season is winding down with the final race in the MNSCS last weekend. It was a great season for the first year with some great results. A few of the highlights the end of the season include Steve Wenzel completing the Leadville 100 race won by Lance Armstrong, Paul Cullen taken the Sport win at Spirit Mountain MNSCS race, Jake Richards defending his title in the Chequemegon Short and Fat, Trent Warner battling for the top spot at St Cloud MNSCS en route to second and the Maplelag/Paramount Sport team taking third place overall in the team competetion to name a few. Results are great, for sure, but being a good representative on the bike is just as important and thanks to everyone who waved the flag for the team in fine fashion this season. We would like to expand the team by a few riders next year, mainly in the Citizen class, and if you are interested, drop me an e-mail. Still some great riding to be had this Fall and good luck to everyone on late season races including the cyclocross scene.

Jake Richards on the podium at Chequemegon.
Paul Cullen with team member Denny Barry at Spirit Mountain.

Jeremy Dirk moving up at Buck Hill.

Tony Schmitz racing in the short track at Laddies Loppet stage race.
Matt Wenzel hitting the first lakeside drop, Laddies Loppet xc.

Matt Engen start of Laddies Loppet XC, Sport race.

Team members Steve Wenzel and Matt Engen on fire tower hill in Chequemegon 40.

Trent Warner at St. Cloud.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Can't believe it is mid August!! The season is nearing the latter part of the season but still lots of great events to take place including the stage race at Maplelag. A handful of team riders competed at US Nationals with the highlights being Lar's Super D National Championship (photo above) and the second place finish by Jake Richards in JR Super D. Trent Warner had a nice race in his age group as well coming in 7th. Steve Wenzel is competing in the big Leadville 100 this weekend and be sure to check his website for training in CO leading up to the big event. Great job to all the team members so far this season.

Keep the wheels moving!!

Jay Richards

Jake Richards

Trent Warner

Steve Wenzel

Matt Wenzel

Lars Ellefson

Jeremy Dirk

Tony Schmitz-Designed the kits!

Paul Cullen

Denny Barry
Matt Engen

Bjorn Adelsman