Mountain Bike Resources Online - Mountain Biking News - March 25th
March 25th, 1996
Sea Otter Classic
Rune Hoydahl (Giant Europe) in just his second race of the season seems to be picking up where he left off last year. Hoydahl finished 3:31 in front of Lennie Kristensen (Giant Europe) to win Sunday's X-country event and the overall title.
The womens X-country was the most exciting race with four riders finishing in a sprint. Ruthie Matthes beat out Shari Kain, Susan DeMattei and Laurie Brandt to win the event. Susan DeMattei's (Diamondback) 3rd place finish, and her win in Friday's time trial, was enough to secure the overall title.
Sea Otter Classic Race Results
Rune Hoydahl - Giant (2:41:08)
Tinker Juarez - Volvo/Cannondale (2:43:15)
Lennie Kristensen - Giant (2:43:44)
Andreas Hestler - Rocky Mountain (2:44:45)
John Tomac - Giant (2:44:59)
Neil Grover - Rocky Mountain
Travis Brown - Trek/VW
Ned Overend - Specialized
Roger Persson - Swedish National Team
Mike Kloser - Schwinn
Susan DeMattei - Diamondback (3:13:31)
Laurie Brandt - Ross/Jeep (3:14:09)
Ruthie Matthes - Volvic/Powerbar (3:14:41)
Sheri Kain - Ritchey (3:15:20)
Julia Fulwyler - Breezer (3:17:49)
Olympic Race to Watch For
On may 19th, be sure to catch the US Olympic Selection Event #5: X-Country men & women @ Conyers, Georgia.