The Bay Area Cycling community is in shock from the loss of two of its own yesterday. From the SF Chronicle:
Sheriff's deputy hits cyclists, killing 2
Authorities did not release the names of the riders who were killed, but friends identified them as Kristy Gough, 30, of San Leandro and Matt Peterson, 29, of San Francisco. The third cyclist, whose name was not released, was listed in critical condition Sunday night at Stanford University Medical Center.
Gough was a professional triathlete who recently took up road racing and who friends said won every race she entered this year. She and Peterson, also an amateur road racing cyclist, both won their divisions in a March 1 road racing event in downtown Merced.My condolences to all who knew Kristy and Matt and best wishes to the unidentified cyclist still in the hospital. As they say, be careful out there people.
I didn't know Matt or Kristy, but I'd been hearing about Kristy, and I know a few of Matt's temmates. It turns out their teams met for a training ride at the same spot Joey and I went for a training ride yesterday--Canada Rd. But Joey had been sick for a couple days and we did an easy and shortish ride, not venturing up into the hills. Matt had just won his first race--the Merco Criterium, and Kristy, a champion triathlete, just started racing this year. Here are her USACycling results--8 races, 8 wins.
|03/02/2008 - Merco Credit Union Foothills Road Race - Road Race - Cat 3/4|
|1||Kristy Gough||274487||00:00.0||649||Third Pillar|
|03/01/2008 - Merco Credit Union Cycling Classic Downtown GP - Criterium - Cat 3/4|
|1||Kristy Gough||274487||00:00.0||862||Third Pillar|
|02/24/2008 - Original Merced Criterium - Criterium - Cat 3|
|1||Kristy Gough||274487||00:00:00.00||804||Third Pillar|
|02/17/2008 - Pine Flat Road Race - Road Race - Cat 4|
|02/16/2008 - Cantua Creek Road Race - Road Race - Cat 4|
|1||Kristy Gough||274487||00:00:00.00||905||Third Pillar|
|02/16/2008 - Snelling Road Race - Road Race - Cat 3|
|1||Kristy Gough||274487||00:00.0||906||Third Pillar|
|02/10/2008 - Cherry Pie Criterium - Criterium - Cat 4|
|1||Kristy Gough||274487||3rd Pillar|
|01/26/2008 - Early Bird Road Race - Road Race - Cat 4|