Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club

Hall of Fame

Please scroll down to see all LGBRC members, past and present, who have attained special achievements.

World Champions - National Champions - Professional/National Team

United States Bicycling Hall of Fame 2003 Inductee:
Bob Tetzlaff




LGBRC junior, women, senior and master members have won numerous California, National and World Championships in road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike racing. Several LGBRC members have had very successful professional cycling careers (e.g., Fred Markham, Chris Huber, Craig Schommer, Don Myrah, Maureen Kaila Vengara, Jackson Stewart, Matt Dubberly, James Hibbard and Lara Ruthven.) The LGBRC has also had its share of international racers including former Champion of France Eric Rekkas, Tour of Martinique champion Fabrice Rouinsard, Scandinavian Road Champions Anders and Eric Wickholm, Swedish Criterium Chamion Micael Gustafson, Swedish Time Trial Champions Fredrik Andersson and Jorten Josefsson and Danish National Team member Carsten Jesppersen. Many members of the Swedish National Team have raced and trained with the LGBRC.

 


United States Bicycling Hall of Fame 2003 Inductee:
Bob Tetzlaff

Bob Tetzlaff with his wife, Lorine
Bob Tetzlaff, Los Gatos teacher and 1960 Olympian, and his wife, Lorine, were co-founders of the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club and original organizers of the Cat's Hill Criterium. Lorine coined the phrase "Cat's Hill" for the steep portion of Nicholson that has become the infamous portion of our annual race.

Article on United States Bicycling Hall of Fame site

Read More about the history of our club

 

Born in 1935 in Milwaukee, Bob was nicknamed "King of the Road" for winning 40 percent of the races he entered in the late 1950s and 1960s. Bob Tetzlaff competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics. He won the 1959 national BAR (Best All Round) rider. He was National road champion in 1966, in Northbrook, Ill. Bob was a member of the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago, finishing sixth in the road race. In the 1964 PanAm Games in Sao Palo, Brazil, he finished in 11th place. Bob also raced on an international composite team at the 1970 Tour of Ireland, including world championship races in 1958 in Rheims, France; 1969 in Brno, Czechoslovakia; and 1970 in Leicester, England. Some of his 100 road victories include the Tour of Nevada City in California 1961-62; Tour of Redmond, Washington, 1958; and the 100-mile Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Centenary in 1958. He was second at the 1957 Omnium nationals in Kenosha, WI. He graduated 1957 from UCLA and served in the U.S. Army. He lives with his wife in Los Gatos, CA.


WORLD CHAMPIONS


Joy Shaffer


Joy Shaffer on the Cat's Hill
Photo by Garrett Lau


Joy Schaffer

Joy Shaffer triumphed in the UCI World Masters Road Cycling Championships 2000 in the 45 to 49 age group in St. Johann-in-Tyrol, Austria in August. (see photo above)

Joy won the final sprint against the 2000 All Europe Masters European road champion, Lioubov Vassilkova, of Russia.

Joy also won a gold, silver and two bonze medals at the US National Championships.



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Suzie Marshall


Suzie Tignor


Suzie Marshall Goodwin

Ms. Suzie Marshall completed a golden hat trick of world championship track titles when she won the Points race in the 30 to 39 age group at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Masters Track Cycling Championships 2000 in Manchester, England. Marshall was also victorious in the Sprint and 500m Time Trial events in the 30 to 34 age group. Suzie Marshall was distinguished in VeloNews as "America's most successful women's competitor" at the World Masters Track Championships. Suzie also won all the events entered. She also won four gold and two bronze medals at the US National Track Championships in Indianapolis in July, 1999.


NATIONAL CHAMPIONS




Beverley Harper

2004 Expert Women 40-44 Cross Country National Champion

Bev Harper
Photo by Garrett Lau


From the CATALYST, Oct., 2004:


Beverley Harper became LGBRC’s latest
national champion, by winning the
Expert Women 40-44 Cross Country race
at the U.S. Mountain Bike National
Championship on September 25 at Mammoth
Mountain.

Beverley traveled all over North America this summer to represent LGBRC in national and world championships.

She earned medals at every event: silver in the NORBA National Series, silver (TT) and bronze (Tandem Road Race) at the USCF Masters National
Championships, and bronze at the
Mountain Bike World Championship,
before winning the stars-and-stripes jersey
at Mammoth.



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Colleen Hayduk

Colleen Hayduk
Photo by Garrett Lau, 2004

Photo credit: juniojrvelo.comColleen Hayduk


Colleen Hayduk


Career Accomplishments

  • Current National Record Holder in the 500mTT, 17-18 Women
  • 6th place-2007 Jr. World Championships, 17-18 Women
  • Nine Time National Champion
  • Thirty-seven time top 5 finisher in Junior National Championships – 2002 through 2007
  • Former National Record Holder in the 500m TT, 15-16 Women

Read Colleen's 2006 LGBRC Bio

Colleen Hayduk, points race July, 2004
Coleen - point race, July, 2004


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Daniel Holloway


Daniel Holloway

Daniel Holloway won the 2007 US National Criterium Championship in August. The event was held in Downers Grove, Ill.

Daniel Holloway
Photo by Garrett Lau


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Taitt Sato

Bev Harper
Photo by Garrett Lau

Bev Harper
Photo by Garrett Lau

Above:
Taitt Sato leads the chase group at the Watsonville Criterium, one of 31 races in 2002 in which she placed in the top ten.

 

Taitt Sato won the 2002 Masters National Road Race (women 30-35) Championship.


Taitt Sato Wins
NCNCA BAR

From the CATALYST, Oct.,. 2004:

Taitt Sato won the final race of the season, the Documentum Criterium on September 26, to secure the title of Northern California/Nevada Cycling
Association’s Best All-round Rider for the women’s 1/2 category in 2004. The NCNCA BAR competition is based on points awarded to the top ten finishers
in each race in the district. Taitt had top ten
finishes in 31 races this year, including victories in the Santa Nella Road Race, Zamora Road Race, Diamond Valley Road Race (Masters District Championship), Coyote Creek Criterium, Folsom Criterium, and Documentum Criterium.

When asked about the BAR title, Taitt replied, “I think it represents a great team effort this season.”



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Joy Shaffer

Joy Shaffer and Jen Whatley, 2002 Women's Tandem Championships
Photo by Garrett Lau

Jen Whatley and Joy Shaffer won the 2002 Senior Women's Tandem National Championship.



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Daniel Tisdell

Daniel Tisdell, Timpani Criterium, 2003
Daniel Tisdell, Timpani Criterium, 2003
photo by Garrett Lau


Daniel Tisdell
Daniel Tisdell, 2004
  • 2004 Junior Men 10-12 TT National Champion
  • 2006 Junior Men 13-14 TT National Champion

Daniel Tisdell

Daniel Tisdell



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Jen Whatley

Jen Whatley
Photo by Garrett Lau


Jen Whatley
and Joy Shaffer won the 2002 Senior Women's Tandem National Championship.

More about Jen

Jennifer Whatley
Photo by Garrett Lau
Jen Whatley at Cat's Hill
Jen Whatley at Cat's Hill,
photo by Garrett Lau


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Kevin Worley

Kevin and Anne Worley
Kevin and Anne Worley


In 2005, Kevin Worley won the 500m time trial and the Match Sprints in the Masters 50-54 age group at the Master's National Track Championships. In 2006 he defended both titles in the 55-59 age group at Nationals and won a silver medal in the Match Sprint at the UCI Masters World Championships.

Read Kevin's Bio and his training blog.

Kevin is a Track Coach. His website is: www.velodromecoach.

 

Kevin at Nationals in 2006
Kevin at Nationals in 2006
 


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Claire Jensen

Claire Jensen
Claire Jensen,
Junior Scratch - 10-12
National Champion


Claire Jensen won the 2006 juniors 10-12 state championship track omnium when she was ten, and won the 2008 juniors 10-12 state championship 10k time trial. In August of 2008 she won the National Championship at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, CA.

 


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PROFESSIONAL RACERS / NATIONAL TEAM

Jackson Stewart, Professional

Team BMC
Jackson Stewart

Jackson Stewart prepares for Cat's Hill, 1999
Jackson with his Dad, Steve
Photo courtesy of Farid Abraham, Cat's Hill 1999


Previous Teams:

  • 2005-2006 Kodak Gallery – Sierra Nevada Smartville, CA
  • 2002-2004 Ofoto.com –Lombardi Sports San Francisco, CA
  • 2001 Olympic Club San Francisco, CA2000 Termiompianti – Cicli Tommasini La California, Italy
  • 2003-2005 Clif Bar CycloCross Team Berkeley, CA

Career Highlights

  • U.S. World Road Race Championship Team Member (2006) (UCI)
  • 1st Commerce Bank Triple Crown – Lancaster (2006) (NRC-UCI)
  • 1st U.S. National Track Championships – Madison (2003) (NRC-UCI)
  • 1st Cat’s Hill Criterium (2005)
  • 1st Superweek Downers Ave. (2003)
  • 2nd Garret Lemire Ojai Criterium  (2006) (NRC)
  • 2nd McClane Criterium (2006) (NRC)
  • 2nd Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Stage 4 (2006) (NRC)
  • 2nd Bank of America Criterium (2006) (NRC)
  • 2nd Tour De Toona Stage 4 (2003) (NRC)
  • 3rd Commerce Bank Triple Crown Overall (2006)
  • 5th U.S. National Cyclo Cross Championships (2003/2004) (UCI-C1)
  • US. World Cyclo Cross Championship Team Member (2002-2004)
  • Tour of California Stage 1 – Aggressive Rider Jersey (UCI-NRC)

 

 

John Hygeland , National Team

 

Check back soon for details about John Hygeland, National Team member.


Zach Walker

Zack Walker

Zach Walker ,
McGuire-Langdale Professional Cycling Team,
Ofoto - Lombardis Cycling Team

   


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Halely Robertson, National Team (Track)

Haley Robertson

Haley Robertson was on the National Team from 1989 to 1991. She joined LGBRC and started racing at age 11. After excelling at Junior Track Nationals in 1989 she attended several junior olympics and other national track, road and criterium events.





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