Please join me in congratulating Ivy Koester and Drew Kogon as the July 2016 Racers of the Month!
As usual, we are having a hard time keeping track of all of Ivy's results, but at last count we think she won a Bear Jersey on the road as this year's State Juniors Criterium champ, three more state championships on the track and last month capped things off with a National Juniors championship in the Match Sprint on the track at Trexlertown, PA along with a podium 3rd place in the National Juniors Track Omnium. Ivy ended up with seven medals from the National Juniors Championships in Trexlertown. Take that, Michael Phelps!
On the mens side, Drew Kogon has acclimated himself well to SoCal racing having returned to us after spending his college years in frigid New York state, also known as the home of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Drew not only finished a very strong 6th place overall in the Cat 3 General Classification standings at the Cascade Classic Stage Race, one of the biggest and the longest running stage race in the US, but he also provided us with a fantastic race report earlier this month in La Voix. Congratulations Drew, and we are looking forward to reading more from you!
Thanks again to La Grange sponsor Seth Davidson Law for providing the generous year-round sponsorship commitment that allows us to acknowledge and reward our racers!
President, Velo Club La Grange