La Voix

The Gift: a film about Raymond Fouquet

If you want to know about the founder of Velo Club La Grange please click the Vimeo link to watch the movie. https://vimeo.com/132171897

Raymond Fouquet, founder Velo Club La Grange

Raymond Fouquet, founder Velo Club La Grange

July 14 Bastille Day with a Proclamation by the City of Los Angeles

Sunday, July 14th, which was Bastille Day, was a very special day for Velo Club La Grange. Eric Bruins, representing the City of Los Angeles, presented the club with a proclamation recognizing the club’s 50th anniversary at the start of the World Famous Nichols Ride at 8 am. There were well over 150 riders present and we received an amazing police escort through the streets of Los Angeles courtesy of LAPD officer Rusty Redican. Post ride crepes were served at San Vicente and Ocean!

Eric Bruins, Transportation Policy Director for Councilmember Mike Bonin, City of Los Angeles, presents Velo Club La Grange a proclamation honoring the club for its 50th anniversary.

Eric Bruins, Transportation Policy Director for Councilmember Mike Bonin, City of Los Angeles, presents Velo Club La Grange a proclamation honoring the club for its 50th anniversary.

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Cycling Art Project graphics were placed throughout the ride by Dan Chapman.

Cycling Art Project graphics were placed throughout the ride by Dan Chapman.

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Club member and LAPD Officer Rusty Redican, escorted the large group of riders throughout the usual Sunday Nichols Ride.

Club member and LAPD Officer Rusty Redican, escorted the large group of riders throughout the usual Sunday Nichols Ride.

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Raymond’s daughters, Zizi on the far left, and Raphaele, on the far right, were able to join in the festivities. LAPD officer Rusty Redican escorted the club through the streets of Los Angeles and was able to enjoy the festivities at the end of the ride.

Raymond’s daughters, Zizi on the far left, and Raphaele, on the far right, were able to join in the festivities. LAPD officer Rusty Redican escorted the club through the streets of Los Angeles and was able to enjoy the festivities at the end of the ride.

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2019 LG Cup TT

The 2019 LaGrange Cup TT was held on Saturday, July 13 starting at 9 am. “The race of truth,” included a nice tail wind, which is unusual and it led to some very fast times on the 20k course and many PR’s were set by the participants.

Big congrats to Sam Selfridge for cranking out a smoking time of 26'35". On the women's side, Cara Applegate showed all of the women how a TT is run with a super time of 31'41". Hero of the day award goes to Sarah Jones who flatted at the start, managed to make the needed tire change and finished the TT.

Finally, a big thanks to the volunteers who made this event possible:

Marco Fantone, Jan Datomi, Frank Whitelock, Scott Lipe, Kathryn Arnold, Guy Dutton, Geoff Loui, Bill Birrell, Marc Thomas, and Dan Chapman.

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July LG 50 for 50 Ride

LG Board member Jaycee Cary, the ingenious mastermind behind the 50 for 50 rides, was in charge of the July 50 for 50 ride. The route was up Benedict and down into the valley to the San Fernando Mission with support provided by Tom Byrnes. Thank you Tom!

Jaycee welcoming everyone to the July 50 for 50 ride.

Jaycee welcoming everyone to the July 50 for 50 ride.

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Race Report

For the CBR finale Liz and myself were at the race.We didn't talk about any strategies because we were not on the GC CBR finale. It was another Sunday race race for us. There  were some accelerations but nothing serious. At the second and fourth lap they ran the bell for a CBR bar points, which I decided to go for it because I was in seventh place in the CBR points. No one contested the points prime and I keep going solo for two or three laps. When the group caught me Liz counter attacked forcing the group to chase and making the pace a little faster. We were covering some attacks until the group let one rider go. We were chasing for a couple of laps but we couldn't catch the solo rider off the front. Liz and I were forced to wait for the final sprint and fight for the second position. In the final straightaway some rider did a hero acceleration trying to stay in the front for the sprint, we got boxed in, making it really difficult to stay in position for the final sprint. I ended up in 3rd place and Liz got 4th place.

Daniela Garcia

Daniela Garcia lining up for women’s P 1, 2, 3 race at CBR 7.

Daniela Garcia lining up for women’s P 1, 2, 3 race at CBR 7.

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New Members

We are pleased to welcome the following new members: John Wike, Daniel Steinberg, Ran Geller, David Cranston, Mark Jean, Andy Lau, Susan Stahl, Basile Radisson, and Elie Braun.