Giro del Cielo 2012 Race Recap

Giro del Cielo 2012 Race Recap

It was a great weekend of racing in New Jersey for Team Sixcycle-RK&O at Skylands Cycling’s Giro del Cielo 2012. The team had four riders attendance and after some heated racing during the crit Team Sixcycle-RK&O’s Matthew Vandivort took 2nd and Daniel Cleiman scored a top ten result. On Sunday the team raced hard during the 50 mile road race but got bunched in during the finale, still managing a seventh place finish. Pictures from all of the action are posted on our Facebook page (see below for link) and we’ll update this post with additional race video as the week progresses (“like” our Facebook page to stay up to date on additional pictures / video).

Giro del Cielo Race Links

Race pictures: http://www.facebook.com/teamsixcycle
Race website: http://www.skylandscycling.com/cielo12/ 

Giro del Cielo Race Video

It was a harrowing finish for Team Sixcycle-RK&O in the 2012 Giro del Cielo Cat 3 Criterium – after being swamped before the final corner the team still managed to pull out a second place finish by making up lots of ground during the finishing stretch.

The final lap of the Women’s Cat 4 finish at the 2012 Giro del Cielo as seen from the handlebars of Sixcycle athlete Lisa Kennish (Asphalt Green Cycling Team) who took second place in the crit on her way to a podium in the GC.

Giro del Cielo Race Pictures

With brilliant weather all weekend the 2012 race was the perfect opportunity to shoot racers competing in a wide variety of fields. Team Sixcycle-RK&O posted several hundred pictures from the race on Facebook – see the link above. Some of our favorite pictures are included below.

Giro del Cielo Pictures

Giro del Cielo Pictures

Giro del Cielo Pictures

Giro del Cielo Pictures

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About Matthew Vandivort

Matthew Vandivort is a member of Team Sixcycle-RK&O's road racing team and is one of the squad's cyclocross racers. He is also the proprietor of Photo Rhetoric, a photography company focused in part on the sport of cycling. You may visit Photo Rhetoric at PhotoRhetoric.com