Arizona riders tested their legs at the first crit of the season Sunday in Avondale, just west of Phoenix.
Sally Aston (Trek West Phoenix Women’s Racing) made a victorious comeback after a two-year hiatus from the road. She grabbed two wins on the day in back-to-back races: the Women’s Masters 35+ and Pro Women’s 1/2/3.
Ethan Overson (Gateway/Trek) went into a two-man break with Max Cronyn (El Grupo Youth Cycling) in the Men’s 1/2/3 field and sailed across the line for the win.
The Women’s Cat 4/5 and Masters 35+ attracted 21 riders. Kelly Bigliazzi crossed the line first in the Cat 5 women’s race. At the time of publication, the Men’s Cat 5 race results had not yet been posted.
Photos by Charlayne Barger and Sarah Muench