Sea Otter Circuit Race Win - The Viper Strikes

Team Mike’s Bikes was out in force at this year’s Sea Otter Stage Race, an effort that culminated with Jim Wingert’s win of stage four on the legendary Laguna Seca Speedway. Wingert attacked with 800 meters to go in the 120 minute circuit race and held off the chasing pro field by more than five bike lengths. Check out the finish photo on Cycling News.

Beyond the Wingert win, the team delivered impressive results with Tyler Brandt placing 4th in the circuit race and 9th in the stage race GC. 2012 Chico Stage Race champion Shawn Rosenthall had a strong 8th place finish in the crit on day one, but the then suffered the misfortune of a crash in the road race on day three. Andy Goesling and Eric Riggs played key roles to set up the solid team results, drilling it at the front and keeping the team in good position. Beyond his stage win, Wingert came in 9th in the time trial and placed 8th in the final GC. Find full results here.

The four day event, held in Monterey, California, included some of Northern California’s top amateur racing talent alongside notable pro squads, including Kenda Five Hour Energy and Team Exergy. Check out some great GoPro Footage of the race here.