The Golden State Circuit Race presented by Rio Strada Racing took place on wide sweeping roads around a business park near City Hall in Rancho Cordova. It was basically an office park crit on a slightly longer course than normal (2.5 miles).
It was just Dustin Hahn and I representing Marc Pro - Strava in the 60+ field. Cal-Giant, Webcor, Team Clif Bar and Freemont Bank fielded full squads.
3 laps in, an 8-10 man break literally rolled off the front of the field, with all the big teams represented (minus Marc Pro - Strava), and that was it. Cal-Giant and Webcor did a spectacular job of nullifying any move that went up the road, and successfully blocked the field from getting no closer than 30 seconds to the break. The two big teams were actually cooperating by the end of the race, taking turns covering moves and blocking. One word, BORING!