Sentinel Staff report
Article Launched: 04/03/2008 01:48:39 AM PDT


Santa Cruz County racers swept the Pro races Sunday in the fourth race of the CCCX cross country series at Fort Ord.

Larry Hibbard of Santa Cruz won the men's Pro/Semipro division, beating out Jason Rahlwes and Brock Dickie, both of Capitola. Mark Howland of Santa Cruz won the Pro/Expert single speed title and Stella Carey of Felton won the Pro/Expert women's title.

Larry Broberg of Felton added a win in the Expert 55+ race, topping Richard Latorraca of Capitola.

Locals didn't have as much luck in the Sport and Beginner races, with Samuel Cerruti of Watsonville taking the only win, in the Junior men 13-under race.

Harbor High riders Jesse Nickell and Eric Young finished 23rd and 24th, respectively, Sunday in the varsity boys race at the Grants Ranch Invitational, the third NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League event.

The next race is the Central Coast Invitational on April 13 at Fort Ord.


Andy Jacques-Maynes picked his teammate over his brother Sunday. Jacques-Maynes of Capitola helped Cal Giant teammate Ken Hanson break away from a small pack that included Jacques-Maynes' twin brother, Ben, to win the Hanford Sentinel Criterium in Brisbane.

Ben Jacques-Maynes of Watsonville, riding for Bissell, took second, followed by Symmetrics rider Sven Tuft in third and Andy Jacques-Maynes in fourth.

A day earlier, Andy Jacques-Maynes finished third in the Ronde Van Brisbeen- Marina Criterium. BMC rider Taylor Tolleson of Watsonville took fourth in Sunday's edition of the Ronde Van Brisbeen.