Our Mens Race Team consists of our Cat 3/4/5 team, Cat 1/2 team and our Masters Team. Our Cat 3/4/5 team is designed to provide support for both new Cat 5 racers as well as experienced Cat 4 and Cat 3 racers. Our Cat 1/2 focuses on providing further support for racers who have graduated from our Cat 3/4/5 program, as well as welcoming experienced racers who want to be part of our Race Team vibe and culture. Our Masters team is there for the old guys who still love to pin on a number and race their bikes against other old guys. If you are interested in racing for the Mens Race Team, please reach out to our Cat 3/4/5 Team Captain Patrick Barrett.


Robert uses the fact that he is a busy lawyer, father of two toddlers and the President of the club for his declining race performance, but we all know he was slow to begin with and is only getting slower as time passes. His most memorable race result was winning the Chris Cono Memorial Criterium, which benefitted the Cono family after Chris was tragically lost.

Robert uses the fact that he is a busy lawyer, father of two toddlers and the President of the club for his declining race performance, but we all know he was slow to begin with and is only getting slower as time passes. His most memorable race result was winning the Chris Cono Memorial Criterium, which benefitted the Cono family after Chris was tragically lost.

Robert Efthimos, Race Director

Patrick has been racing XC mountain bikes since 2003 and began doing road races regularly in 2009. As a Cat 3 road racer for La Grange, he captains the 3/4/5 men and has over 200 races under his belt.

Patrick has been racing XC mountain bikes since 2003 and began doing road races regularly in 2009. As a Cat 3 road racer for La Grange, he captains the 3/4/5 men and has over 200 races under his belt.

Patrick Barrett, 3/4/5 Captain

Jaycee is a Cat 3 Masters racer who specializes in climbing and TT and believes crits are a necessary evil. Cycling makes him feel like a kid and he loves to escape with his bike to the local mountains. His greatest achievement thus far is winning the TT stage and his age group, while coming in 2nd overall in Masters at the 2017 Tour of the Gila Stage Race in Silver City, NM.

Jaycee is a Cat 3 Masters racer who specializes in climbing and TT and believes crits are a necessary evil. Cycling makes him feel like a kid and he loves to escape with his bike to the local mountains. His greatest achievement thus far is winning the TT stage and his age group, while coming in 2nd overall in Masters at the 2017 Tour of the Gila Stage Race in Silver City, NM.

Jaycee Cary Masters Captain 

Austin is a Cat 4 rouleur who started riding and racing collegiately at USC. His best result so far in 2017 was a 4th place podium at the Rosena Ranch Circuit Race.

Austin is a Cat 4 rouleur who started riding and racing collegiately at USC. His best result so far in 2017 was a 4th place podium at the Rosena Ranch Circuit Race.

Ryan is a Cat 5 Roadie who was shamed into racing by his roommate, Patrick Barrett, and friend, Chris Miller. He has his sights set on making it to the podium one day if only he can get his legs to shut up! His proudest cycling moment was finally finishing a criterium at the 2017 Sea Otter Classic.

Ryan is a Cat 5 Roadie who was shamed into racing by his roommate, Patrick Barrett, and friend, Chris Miller. He has his sights set on making it to the podium one day if only he can get his legs to shut up! His proudest cycling moment was finally finishing a criterium at the 2017 Sea Otter Classic.

Never go on for a coffee ride with this guy, especially if he says it's "Easy Pace". Never go for a ride to get tacos. He means you're going to Mexico.  Never go for a ride to the beach. He means a beach in a different part of the state, and you'll be in for a triple century. Just let him do these "fun" rides alone, but grab his wheel if you can on race day. 

Never go on for a coffee ride with this guy, especially if he says it's "Easy Pace". Never go for a ride to get tacos. He means you're going to Mexico.  Never go for a ride to the beach. He means a beach in a different part of the state, and you'll be in for a triple century. Just let him do these "fun" rides alone, but grab his wheel if you can on race day. 

Marco is a lifelong Cat 3 racer whose focus is on crits and flat road races. As a cat 4, Marco won the SCNCA state championship on La Grange’s home turf at the Brentwood Grand Prix. He has stood on the podium at some of SoCal’s most prestigious race, such as the Manhattan Beach GP, San Dimas Road Race, Brentwood GP and Barry Wolfe. This year he’s got his eye on another bear jersey.

Marco is a lifelong Cat 3 racer whose focus is on crits and flat road races. As a cat 4, Marco won the SCNCA state championship on La Grange’s home turf at the Brentwood Grand Prix. He has stood on the podium at some of SoCal’s most prestigious race, such as the Manhattan Beach GP, San Dimas Road Race, Brentwood GP and Barry Wolfe. This year he’s got his eye on another bear jersey.

Matthieu is a Cat 4 climber and our French mascot. When Matthieu isn't dreaming of Campy and Pinarello or sequencing DNA in his lab, he spends his time on the notoriously steep "3 b*tches" segment where he has improved his climbing skills. In between espresso shots he was top 5 at UCLA Road Race 2017 and is working on his 3 minute flyers. His favorite past times are playing accordion and dreaming of the French Alps!!

Matthieu is a Cat 4 climber and our French mascot. When Matthieu isn't dreaming of Campy and Pinarello or sequencing DNA in his lab, he spends his time on the notoriously steep "3 b*tches" segment where he has improved his climbing skills. In between espresso shots he was top 5 at UCLA Road Race 2017 and is working on his 3 minute flyers. His favorite past times are playing accordion and dreaming of the French Alps!!

Dan is a Masters Cat 3 cyclist who enjoys riding his bike and competes to measure his fitness against mostly stronger cyclists.  He started cycling relatively late in life, but the enjoyment he gets from both keeps him healthy and youthful-feeling, though, as he reports it, regrettably not youthful-looking.

Dan is a Masters Cat 3 cyclist who enjoys riding his bike and competes to measure his fitness against mostly stronger cyclists.  He started cycling relatively late in life, but the enjoyment he gets from both keeps him healthy and youthful-feeling, though, as he reports it, regrettably not youthful-looking.

Mykool is a Cat 4 racer, whose best race so far resulted in a 2nd place finish at the 2016 Barry Wolfe Grand Prix. Michael joined the ranks of international La Grange racers when he competed in the Endesa Baja California Road Race, where he finished in 7th place. Michael also enjoys mountain biking, especially in Big Bear.  

Mykool is a Cat 4 racer, whose best race so far resulted in a 2nd place finish at the 2016 Barry Wolfe Grand Prix. Michael joined the ranks of international La Grange racers when he competed in the Endesa Baja California Road Race, where he finished in 7th place. Michael also enjoys mountain biking, especially in Big Bear.
 

Will Hughes is a westside based cyclist who can be found enjoying all cycling disciplines. Moving from the western NY area to live in a warm climate, La Grange gave Will an opportunity to be part of a community of incredible people. Will is not only passionate about cycling, but is an avid classic car enthusiast and is constantly on the lookout for his next project.

Will Hughes is a westside based cyclist who can be found enjoying all cycling disciplines. Moving from the western NY area to live in a warm climate, La Grange gave Will an opportunity to be part of a community of incredible people. Will is not only passionate about cycling, but is an avid classic car enthusiast and is constantly on the lookout for his next project.

Paul 

Paul 

Palle’s junior race experience from the 70s in flat windy Denmark makes it a joy for him to race in the Californian sun these days. Racing Masters and Cat 3 with theLa Grange Race Team is an amazing way for him to nurse the competitive instinct and enjoy great camaraderie. As a sprinter/all-rounder, Palle has too many fourth places and Top Tens – he just can’t wait to get that podium.  

Palle’s junior race experience from the 70s in flat windy Denmark makes it a joy for him to race in the Californian sun these days. Racing Masters and Cat 3 with theLa Grange Race Team is an amazing way for him to nurse the competitive instinct and enjoy great camaraderie. As a sprinter/all-rounder, Palle has too many fourth places and Top Tens – he just can’t wait to get that podium.
 

Zach is a Cat 2 endurance trackie who also dabbles in road, cyclocross, occasionally mountain biking, and once (to hilarious effect), BMX. He used to race collegiate in the cold, wet weather of New England where he spent his free moments playing with bikes in the wind tunnel and developed an allergy to trainer rides. He's happy to be racing on the boards in Carson and back racing road in sunny, warm SoCal.

Zach is a Cat 2 endurance trackie who also dabbles in road, cyclocross, occasionally mountain biking, and once (to hilarious effect), BMX. He used to race collegiate in the cold, wet weather of New England where he spent his free moments playing with bikes in the wind tunnel and developed an allergy to trainer rides. He's happy to be racing on the boards in Carson and back racing road in sunny, warm SoCal.

With no on-the-bike specialties and a penchant for beer and distracting hobbies, Chris has been a perpetual Cat 4 road racer for the last 13 years.  His race resume includes over 75 cycling races, two Ironman races and a number of race disciplines that could only be described as insane.  More recently though he has come to the conclusion that running is for criminals, swimming is for fish, and cycling is for him.  Keep an eye out for him during the afternoon group rides and good luck spotting him before 9am anywhere.

With no on-the-bike specialties and a penchant for beer and distracting hobbies, Chris has been a perpetual Cat 4 road racer for the last 13 years.  His race resume includes over 75 cycling races, two Ironman races and a number of race disciplines that could only be described as insane.  More recently though he has come to the conclusion that running is for criminals, swimming is for fish, and cycling is for him.  Keep an eye out for him during the afternoon group rides and good luck spotting him before 9am anywhere.

Yudai is a Japanese born cyclist hailing from the city Toyama. He  recently upgraded to cat 4 who prefers road races over crits, but isn't afraid to mix it up elbow to elbow. When he's not holding onto the bars, he's wielding shears as a stylist at Cristophe in Beverly Hills. 

Yudai is a Japanese born cyclist hailing from the city Toyama. He  recently upgraded to cat 4 who prefers road races over crits, but isn't afraid to mix it up elbow to elbow. When he's not holding onto the bars, he's wielding shears as a stylist at Cristophe in Beverly Hills. 

Chris has been racing mountain bikes with varying intensity and success since 2002.  He is most famous for having his picture in Mountain Bike Action Magazine for expertly navigating some singletrack during the Iceman Cometh Challenge.

Chris has been racing mountain bikes with varying intensity and success since 2002.  He is most famous for having his picture in Mountain Bike Action Magazine for expertly navigating some singletrack during the Iceman Cometh Challenge.

Leo likes to climb crazy steep hills and ride hours for a good coffee or tacos. He is often witnessed in a pink kit, taking pictures of the group whenever the peloton slows down to 25 mph.  Leo recently upgraded to Cat 4 after four Top 5 Cat 5 finishes and a 2nd place at the UCLA Road Race. In his spare time he’s also working towards his PhD in Space Physics at UCLA and perfecting his salsa moves.

Leo likes to climb crazy steep hills and ride hours for a good coffee or tacos. He is often witnessed in a pink kit, taking pictures of the group whenever the peloton slows down to 25 mph.  Leo recently upgraded to Cat 4 after four Top 5 Cat 5 finishes and a 2nd place at the UCLA Road Race. In his spare time he’s also working towards his PhD in Space Physics at UCLA and perfecting his salsa moves.

Joey joined La Grange in 2013 looking to improve his fitness by riding with people faster than him. His first bike race was the Brentwood Grand Prix later the same year. Filling the pack in crits and getting dropped in road races wasn’t enough for him so now he is fodder on the track as well. Still racing as an aging Cat 4 in both disciplines, his most notable accomplishments include a handful of victories at Eldo in 2015, a last place in the 2016 Chuck Pontius Road Race, and most recently some podiums at the Encino and Carson velodromes.

Joey joined La Grange in 2013 looking to improve his fitness by riding with people faster than him. His first bike race was the Brentwood Grand Prix later the same year. Filling the pack in crits and getting dropped in road races wasn’t enough for him so now he is fodder on the track as well. Still racing as an aging Cat 4 in both disciplines, his most notable accomplishments include a handful of victories at Eldo in 2015, a last place in the 2016 Chuck Pontius Road Race, and most recently some podiums at the Encino and Carson velodromes.

Glenn is a Master’s 60+ road and criterium racer. He consistently places in the top 10 in his races. He is currently ranked #2 in the US in the CAT 4 / 60-69 age group.

Glenn is a Master’s 60+ road and criterium racer. He consistently places in the top 10 in his races. He is currently ranked #2 in the US in the CAT 4 / 60-69 age group.

Todd is a track racer, and occasional crit-monkey. His is notorious for sitting in and doing no work until it’s time for the seated sprint. He doesn’t squirt other racers with his water bottles. He also enjoys climbing (like, Mt. Pepperdine and the Col d’ Fowling).

Todd is a track racer, and occasional crit-monkey. His is notorious for sitting in and doing no work until it’s time for the seated sprint. He doesn’t squirt other racers with his water bottles. He also enjoys climbing (like, Mt. Pepperdine and the Col d’ Fowling).

New to road cycling and racing, taking it all on at once this year suited Elijah's obsessive personality. When he's not busy dodging cars in Santa Monica, he's doing his best to balance his time between being a father of two, running a creative agency, and eating donuts. 

New to road cycling and racing, taking it all on at once this year suited Elijah's obsessive personality. When he's not busy dodging cars in Santa Monica, he's doing his best to balance his time between being a father of two, running a creative agency, and eating donuts. 

Nigel is a former lone wolf triathlete who found bliss with the Velo Club La Grange Nichols Ride and has been racing for the club’s team since 2014. He enjoys road races and will soon be jumping into cyclocross since it looks like too much damn fun.

Nigel is a former lone wolf triathlete who found bliss with the Velo Club La Grange Nichols Ride and has been racing for the club’s team since 2014. He enjoys road races and will soon be jumping into cyclocross since it looks like too much damn fun.

Coming back to cycling in his 40's from a decade + long lay off, Erik initially started on the track at Encino Velodrome but quickly made the jump to road racing. He is a Masters Cat 4 Rouleur, mostly focusing on criterium and circuit racing. He aspires to be a better climber and has delusions about someday being halfway decent track racer.  An obsession with technology and a lack of free time has him logging virtual miles on smart trainers at odd hours of the day/Erik Strauss trying to improve.

Coming back to cycling in his 40's from a decade + long lay off, Erik initially started on the track at Encino Velodrome but quickly made the jump to road racing. He is a Masters Cat 4 Rouleur, mostly focusing on criterium and circuit racing. He aspires to be a better climber and has delusions about someday being halfway decent track racer.  An obsession with technology and a lack of free time has him logging virtual miles on smart trainers at odd hours of the day/Erik Strauss trying to improve.