Cycling photography for March - Part 2

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Sea Otter Classic
Hamilton World Cup
Redlands Classic
Rocky Hill Road Race (Sequoia Classic)
Skydrome Circuit Race, New Mexico
Dave Browne Memorial

Sea Otter Classic

Now in its eleventh year, Sea Otter combines road and mountain bike stage races. Rob Karman from was there for cyclingnews.

Stage 1 - March 22: Seca Laguna time trial

Stage 2 - March 22: Cannery Row criterium

Stage 3 - March 23: Fort Ord road race

Stage 4 - March 24: Laguna Seca Criterium

MTB Stage 1 - March 23: time trial

  • Caroline Alexander - heading for second place in the opening MTB time trial stage
  • Barbara Blatter - headed up a first stage one-two for Specialized
  • Bart Brentjens - demonstrated the power that earns him the nickname Big Bad Bart
  • Jimena Florit - taking third place in the TT despite the morning chill.
  • Roland Green - now on fat tyres for the title of North America's Most Versatile Racer.
  • Bas Van Doren - his third place made it a good day for Specialized

MTB Stage 3 - March 25: cross-country

MTB Dual Slalom - March 24

Hamilton World Cup

Round two of the women's World Cup was held in Hamilton, New Zealand. Anna Millward (Saturn) again triumphed, moving into a strong position in the women's World Cup rankings. The following pictures were supplied by New Zealand photographer, Craig Madsen.


Overlapping with Paris-Nice is Tirreno-Adriatico (March 14-21), used by many as a final tune up for Milan San Remo. Pictures by Roberto Bettini and Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Stage 1 - March 14: Sorrento-Sorrento, 132 km

Stage 2 - March 15: Sorrento-Benevento, 163 km

Stage 3 - March 16: Benevento-Castelpetroso, 156 km

Stage 4 - March 17: Isernia-Celano, 170 km

Stage 5 - March 18: Campli-Torricella Sicura ITT, 14.2 km

Stage 6 - March 19: Torre San Patrizio-Monte San Pietrangeli, 136 km

Stage 7 - March 20: Fermo-Ortezzano, 223 km

Stage 8 - March 21: San Benedetto Del Tronto (Circuit), 161 km


The most important stage race of the pre-season in France is Paris-Nice, the so-called 'race to the sun'.

Prologue - March 11: Nevers ITT, 6.2 km

Stage 1 - March 12: Saint-Amand-Montrond - Clermont-Ferrand, 189.2 km

Stage 2 - March 13: Clermont-Ferrand - Saint-Etienne, 195.4 km

Stage 3 - March 14: Saint-Etienne - Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, 217.9 km

Stage 4 - March 15: Tarascon - Sisteron, 195.6 km

Stage 5 - March 16: Berre l'Etang - Saint-Raphaël, 240.3 km

Stage 6 - March 17: Nice - Col d'Eze ITT, 10.0 km

Stage 7 - March 18: Nice-Nice, 157.1 km

Redlands Classic

The first major stage race in the USA is the UCI 2.4 classed Redlands Classic in California. Rob Karman, from was there for cyclingnews.

Stage 1 - March 13: United Airlines Mt. Rubidoux TT, Riverside M/W: 5km

Stage 2 - March 14: Hershey Highland Road Race, Highland M: 160km/W: 120km

Stage 3 - March 15: Sun Time Trial, Highland, M/W: 19.9 km

Stage 4 - March 16: Saturn Road Race M: Redlands-Oak Glen, 174km W: Victoria Grove-Oak Glen 130km

Stage 5 - March 17: Beaver Medical Group Criterium, Redlands. M: 90min W: 60min

Stage 6 - March 18: Arrowhead Sunset Road Race, Redlands - Redlands, M: 142km, W: 99.5km

Skydrome Circuit Race, New Mexico

There were plenty of souls out for one of the first events on the New Mexico calendar for 2001. Doug Sheppard was there with his camera as well.

Rocky Hill Road Race (Sequoia Classic)

The first stage of the Sequoia Classic in California was the Rocky Hill road race, that saw a Saturn 1-2-3 in the men's event. Mark Rich snapped some pics and sent them in.

Dave Browne Memorial Road Race

Images courtesy of Doug Sheppard.

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