August 20, 1989 |
Mark Hoffenberg can't help but feel just a little insecure when he dons his red, white and blue competition jersey this week at the U.S. Cycling Federation masters' national championships. Not with 100 of the best age-group cyclists in the nation chasing him. "I will be a heavily marked man," said Hoffenberg, the defending national champion in the 30-to-34-year-old age-group criterium. "I won't be able to hide in the back of the pack."
September 6, 1989 |
Cars began filtering into the parking lot before dawn and the chairlift roared to life not long after. Practice runs were completed and John Tomac stood perched beneath the banner atop Snow Summit ski resort's highest mountain, ready to make one of the day's first runs. Tomac, considered the one to watch, charged through the starting gate and quickly reached speeds of up to 40 m.p.h. as he began his descent down the 1.3 miles of steep, rugged terrain.
June 15, 1990
About 500 bicyclists are expected to compete Sunday in the Costa Mesa Grand Prix. The race, sanctioned by the United States Cycling Federation, offers more than $8,000 in cash and prizes. The race begins at 7 a.m. at the corner of Harbor Blvd. and Sunflower Ave. in Costa Mesa. The pro race, scheduled for 3:30 p.m., includes $3,000 in cash and prizes.
July 6, 1988
John Harvey, a 17-year-old cyclist from North Hollywood, will compete on the United States Cycling Federation team in the Junior World Championships in Odense, Denmark, beginning Saturday and continuing through July 17. Harvey won the individual pursuit at the Junior World Trials last month in Kenosha, Wis., to qualify for the championships. Harvey, who competes in the 16- to 17-year-old age group, won all three heats of the 330-meter sprint in the trials.
December 14, 1988
John Tomac of Chatsworth and David Brinton of North Hollywood have been named to the U. S. national team by the United States Cycling Federation. Tomac was named to the men's road-race team along with 12 other long-distance riders. Brinton, who specializes in individual pursuit, was named to the 16-member men's track team. Both were selected on the strength of their performances in the 1988 National Prestige Classic, a series of USCF-sanctioned events.