The first-ever Marana Heritage Crit went off Saturday with riders battling winds from nearly every direction on a 2k course with long straights and one slightly technical section leading into the last 800m.
Michael Dutczack (Ego p/b Sammy’s Bikes) landed on the top step of the podium for the Men’s Pro/1/2/3 race, followed by Max Cronyn (El Grupo) and Adam Bryfogle (Landis/Trek).
While 15 women signed up for the Women’s 3/4 race, only three women signed up for the Women’s Pro/1/2/3 race, and they opted to use the course’s ideal final straightaway to do a best-of-three drag race. Maureen McAuliffe (Landis/Trek) nabbed round 1, while Sarah Muench (Bicycle Haus Racing) won the final two.
The much-anticipated Men’s Cat 4/5 race included a wheel prime that went to Yuri Luzanau (Superissimo). Johnny Corcoran (Bike Accident Attorneys) won the race with Joshua Watts (Arizona State University) in second and Derek Green (unattached) in third.
Photo: David Platon (Team Santini USA)