ABRT Women’s Elite Team Dominates MABRA in 2017 and Wins Two Masters Nationals Titles

The team of Captain Sue McQuiston, Ainhoa Perez-Diez and Dori Buckethal was a powerhouse duo or trio in most races in MABRA in 2017. They worked tirelessly as a team to set up one another, which kept the other teams guessing who would get the win on any particular day. In fact another dream commented after yet another win that it was like ground hog day!

Ainhoa Perez-Diez (L) and Dori Buckethal (R) sporting their custom national championship jerseys.

At the Masters National Championships in June, Ainhoa and Dori won their criterium races, capping off a hugely successful spring racing season for the team.”Two of our Pactimo sponsored Elite Women’s teams won their Masters Criterium Championship races in June 2017. Ainhoa Perez-Diez (45+) and Dori Bucketful (35+). They also both also placed very well in the Road Race with Ainhoa 2nd (44+) and Dori 4th (35+). In addition, Ainhoa also placed well enough in the Time Trial to win the Best All Around (BAR) rider in the 45+ category.

To date this year in addition to their Nationals results, Ainhoa had eight wins, notably in the Jefferson Cup Road Race in Charlottesville, VA and the Navy Yard Criterium in Philadelphia against a very tough field, the MABRA 45+ Criterium Championships, the Giro del Cielo stage race (pro/1/2) and the Page Valley Road Race (1/2/3). Team Captain Sue McQuiston had nine wins including the MABRA 35+ Criterium Championship (and MABRA 35+ BAR) and Dori Buckethal had one win in addition to her National Championship.

We thank Pactimo for the great clothing sponsorship, we could not do it without the generous contribution to the Elite Women’s Team. The team has been especially happy with the women’s specific skinsuit designs as well as the custom stars and stripes and MABRA designs to celebrate their accomplishments.

2017 AACX Wrap Up

The 2017 Edition of the AACX at South River Farm brought an exciting, new and challenging course by adding a new hill section in the woods, siting the new run up from last year immediately out of a corner (no one rode it!) and reversing the course direction. A little rain on Friday also made the course much more challenging than in the past.


Elite Women on the Run Up

Lap times were about the same, but the grassy area slogs were greatly reduced. There were several exciting sprint finishes – remember to keep sprinting until the line and check to see if someone is right behind you before you sit up!

Men’s Cat 4/5 Finish

Thanks to everyone who came out to race and to all the volunteers who make the event happen, and to sponsors Parvilla Cycles, CryoAnnapolis, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, SpeedSleev Products and vendors Acme Pie Co., 1562 Roastery and JavacruiserMoco.

Jeff Travis and Race Works Gruppetto and the USAC officials did a great job getting races started and scored on time. The 2017 Results are uploaded to USA Cycling and the Live Scored results by field are available on the Race Works Site and you can download a PDF file of the results with lap times.

Hope to see you all next year for an even better event.