Team manager Jim Brown reports: Do you want to know what is cool about bike racing? When a 16 year old aspiring junior can line up on the start line with TDF Stage winner and race head to head.

Sunday at Ft Steilacoom, Washington native Tyler Farrar showed up to race some cyclocross as part of his off season training. Many of the juniors on Rad were star struck by the local rider who has won stages in all 3 grand tours. David O’Brien and Nolan Brady got the privilege of racing with him. David and Tyler lined up next to each other at the start line and they stayed tight for most of the race. David would lead through most of the technical sections and Tyler would come to the front on the more open power sections. After battling for 45 minutes, Tyler succumbed to a flat tire and David rolled away to win the battle. Quite a thrill for Mr. O’Brien. Tyler proved himself to be a true man of class, as after the race he came to the Rad camp to congratulate David, sign autographs, and pose for photos with rabid young cycling fans.

In other news from Sunday:
Andrea Casebolt continues to improve her form as she took her second Cat-3 Women’s victory in as many weeks. The form is coming together and she shall be a force to be reckoned with in Madison.

The sluggers in boys 13/14’s took 1st-4th places on the day
1. Scott Funston
2. Ben King
3. Alex Walentynowicz
4. Gideon Bender

Lewis Whiley once again came in the bridesmaid as he finished 2nd in a close Boys 15-16 race.

Aynslee King continued her unbeaten streak in the Girls 10-12’s with another dominating victory.

Last weekend the MFG Series closed out at Woodland Park. Our overall highlight was Alex Walentynowicz taking the series win in the Boys Grade 6-7 category, he was followed closely by teammate Brayden Buchanan. Kyle Dickinson was 2nd overall in the Grade 3-5 category. Revel rad took 3rd overall in the season long team competition.

Additionally last weekend our Elite Juniors David O’Brien and Nolan Brady notched top 20 results at the USGP races in Louisville. Both boys are at the bottom of the 17-18 age group this year so it was a big step for them, the trip was very valuable for the experience. Look for big things from these guys at Nationals in Madison and next year on the USGP circuit.

We are off to Monroe, Washington this weekend for the Seattle Cyclocross Series Finals.

Over and Out,