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Dear BMR sponsors,

Even though you have all been reading about our exciting trip to Belgium, our season wrap-up would be incomplete without our final races here at home.

Our final showing at the Central Coast CX series proved to be an excercise in strength, with Mark Abele winning the final event, and snatching the overall series title from the hands of FoBMR (friend of Blackmarket Racing), Brett Lambert (Rock Lobster Racing). Tim and myself had strong rides to secure 2nd and 3rd overall in the series, as well as Bruce and Janel, who secured 2nd and 5th overall, respectively.

Janel and I had enough points to land near the top of the overall leader-board for the Peak Season series, even though we only attended 2 of the events, and the last race was held while we were in Belgium.

The balance of the results have been included in our "Sand Box" series of race reports from Belgium, but are included here in summary for the balance of our January time period. This officially closes the cyclocross season for us, and we look forward to a strong and healthy Spring/Summer, to again prepare for another successful 'cross campaign here in Northern California. Thank you all for both the direct, and indirect ways, in which you have given us the support we have felt throughout the season.

Thank you all for your continued support of Blackmarket Racing.

Mark "Howie" Howland
Team Director
Blackmarket Racing

January '09 CX race results:

Elite Masters 35+:

Tim Thompson 11 Jan. Central Coast CX overall series 2nd
Mark Howland 11 Jan. CCCX overall series 3rd
Mark 04 Jan. Peak Season CX #2 3rd
Tim 11 Jan. CCCX final 4th
Tim 04 Jan. Peak Season CX #2 6th
Mark 11 Jan. CCCX final 6th
Mark 25 Jan. Domain Zilvermeer, Mol, Belgium 6th
Mark 25 Jan. Peak Season overall series 6th
Mark 18 Jan. Kasterlee, Belgium 12th
Mark 17 Jan. Londerzeel, Belgium 14th
Mark 24 Jan. Masters World Cyclocross Championships, Mol, Belgium 14th

Elite Masters 45+:

Mark Abele 11 Jan. CCCX final 1st
Mark 11 Jan. CCCX series overall 1st
Edwin Rambuski 04 Jan. Peak Season #2 5th
Edwin 25 Jan. Domain Zilvermeer, Mol, Belgium 5th
Edwin 17 Jan. Londerzeel, Belgium 11th
Edwin 18 Jan. Kasterlee, Belgium 14th
Edwin 24 Jan. Masters World Cyclocross Championships, Mol, Belgium 24th
Bruce Lodge (45+B) 11 Jan. CCCX series overall 2nd
Bruce 11 Jan. CCCX final 4th
Bruce 04 Jan. Peak Season CX 8th
Bruce 17 Jan. Londerzeel, Belgium 20th
Bruce 18 Jan. Kasterlee, Belgium 20th
Bruce 24 Jan. Masters World Cyclocross Championships, Mol, Belgium 42nd

Elite Masters Women:

Trina Baumsteiger 18 Jan. Kasterlee, Belgium (Pro-Am) 1st
Trina 25 Jan. Domain Zilvermeer, Belgium (Pro-Am) 1st
Trina 24 Jan. Masters World Cyclocross Championships, Mol, Belgium 2nd
Trina 17 Jan. Londerzeel, Belgium (Pro-Am) 2nd
Janel Lodge 11 Jan. CCCX series overall 3rd
Trina 04 Jan. Peak Season CX #2 (Pro-Am) 4th
Janel 25 Jan. Domain Zilvermeer, Belgium (Pro-Am) 5th
Janel 11 Jan. CCCX final (Pro-Am) 5th
Janel 11 Jan. CCCX series overall (Pro-Am) 5th
Janel 17 Jan. Londerzeel, Belgium 6th
Janel 18 Jan. Kasterlee, Belgium 6th
Janel 24 Jan. Masters World Cyclocross Championships, Mol, Belgium 7th
Janel 04 Jan. Peak Season CX #2 (Pro-Am) 12th

trina
edwin
janel


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