Sea Otter Classic

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Sea Otter Classic
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Race details
Date15–18 April 2021
RegionMonterey, California USA
Local name(s)Sea Otter
CompetitionProfessional/Amateur
TypeMulti-discipline
OrganiserSea Otter Classic, Inc.
Race directorFrank Yohannan
History
First edition1991 Laguna Seca Challenge
Editions28
Ryan Trebon during the Elite Men's Short Track race at the 2009 Sea Otter Classic in Laguna Seca Ryan Trebon Sea Otter 2009.JPG
Ryan Trebon during the Elite Men's Short Track race at the 2009 Sea Otter Classic in Laguna Seca
Gee Atherton at the 2009 Sea Otter Classic Gee Atherton Sea Otter 2009 Dual Slalom.JPG
Gee Atherton at the 2009 Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic is a bicycling and outdoor sports festival and exposition held each spring since 1991 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The four-day event is considered the world's largest cycling festival, drawing nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 70,000 fans. The Sea Otter Classic is named in honor of the southern sea otter, an indigenous mammal which flourishes along the neighboring Pacific coast.

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The Sea Otter Classic charts a history loaded with significant developments in North American cycling. Since its beginning, the Sea Otter Classic has been the springboard from which companies launch new products, ranging from sports nutrition to state-of-the-art bicycle components. Spurred by the high level of competition, pro racing careers have gotten a boost by competing against international fields of racers that arrive at Sea Otter from around the globe.

The event has evolved from a handful of bike races held on a weekend to a four-day festival featuring a vast spectrum of activities ranging from road and mountain bike racing, recreational rides, a kids' carnival, and special outreach activities for women and girls. The Sea Otter Classic boasts the largest consumer bike exposition in North America. More than 450 vendors representing nearly 800 brands display new products and offer samples and bargains in what has been deemed the unofficial cycling season opener in North America.

Bicycle racing is still central to the event. Thousands of amateur athletes make the annual pilgrimage to participate in competitive events in various mountain and road bike disciplines. Hundreds of professional cyclists, including national and world champions and Olympic athletes, come to Sea Otter to race, sign autographs, and share their racing techniques with fans. Children are welcomed at the events, which feature clinics and tracks designed for kids. [1]

The Sea Otter Classic was founded by Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph. The inaugural event was held 06–07 April 1991. The first two events were held under the name Laguna Seca Challenge. The event name was changed to the Sea Otter Classic in 1993.

Some events will go digital in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic caused many bike races to be cancelled & deferred to 2021.

Lists of Winners

YearEnduroCross CountryShort TrackSuper DDownhillDual SlalomRoad Stage RaceCircuit RaceCriteriumRoad RaceTime Trial
2016Jared Graves Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Teal Stetson-Lee Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Todd Wells Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Katerina Nash Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Geoff Kabush
Chloe Woodruff
2015 Nino Schurter Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI) Nino Schurter Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
2014Josh Carlson Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kelli Emmett Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Christoph Sauser Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
Marianne Vos Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Todd Wells Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Marianne Vos Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Brian Lopes Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Anneke Beerten Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Cody Kelley Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Luana Oliveira Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Tyler Magner Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Leah Kirchmann Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Remi Pelletier-roy Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Kendall Ryan Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Joe Schmalz Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alison Tetrick Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2013Miguel Martinez Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Marianne Vos Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Geoff Kabush Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Marianne Vos Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Aaron Gwin Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jill Kintner Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jared Graves Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Jill Kintner Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kirk Carlsen Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jacquelyn Crowell Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Daniel Holloway Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jacquelyn Crowell Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Cole House Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jade Wilcoxson Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alexander Hagman Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jade Wicoxson Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kirk Carlsen Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alison Tetrick Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2012Geoff Kabush Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Georgia Gould Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Max Plaxton Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Katerina Nash Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)
Jared Graves Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Jill Kintner Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kyle Strait Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jill Kintner Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Andy Jacques-Maynes Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alison Powers Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
James Wingert Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alison Powers Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Andy Jacques-Maynes Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alison Powers Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Matt Cooke Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alison Powers Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Nate English Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alison Powers Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2011Todd Wells Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Emily Batty Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Max Plaxton Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Georgia Gould Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jared Graves Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Melissa Buhl Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jared Graves Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Jill Kintner Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Francisco Mancebo Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
Kristin Armstrong Savola Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Raul Cancado Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Jade Wilcoxson Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Cole House Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kristin Armstrong Savola Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Francisco Mancebo Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
Kristin Armstrong Savola Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Francisco Mancebo Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
Kristin Armstrong Savola Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2010 Burry Stander Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
Georgia Gould Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Todd Wells Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Georgia Gould Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Carl Decker Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kelli Emmett Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jared Graves Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Melissa Buhl Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Mick Hannah Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Jill Kintner Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Paul Mach Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alison Powers Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jeremy Vennell Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)
Amanda Miller Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Paul Mach Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Carmen Small Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2009Christoph Sauser Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
Georgia Gould Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Todd Wells Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Emily Batty Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Carl Decker Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kelli Emmett Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Mick Hannah Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Tracy Moseley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Sam Hill Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Melissa Buhl Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Morgan Schmitt Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kelly Benjamin Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Levi Leipheimer Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Tiffany Cromwell Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
2008Miguel Martinez Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Kelli Emmett Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Sam Schultz Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Lea Davison Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Carl Decker Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Lea Davison Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Greg Minnaar Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
Melissa Buhl Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Greg Minnaar Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
Sabrina Jonnier Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Michael Grabinger Jr. Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Tiffany Cromwell Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Evan Oliphant Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Dotsie Bausch Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2007Geoff Kabush Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Georgia Gould Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jean Christophe Peraud Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Katie Compton Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Adam Craig Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Kelli Emmett Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Nathan Rennie Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Rachel Atherton Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Mick Hannah Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Sabrina Jonnier Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Daniel Ramsey Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Shelley Olds Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Andrew Bajadali Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jane Despas Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2006Liam Killeen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
Adam Craig Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
Jared Graves Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Tracy Moseley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Brian Lopes Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Tracy Moseley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Matty Rice Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Tina Pic Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2005Geoff Kabush Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Alison Sydor Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
2004 Filip Meirhaeghe Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)
Alison Dunlap Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2003 Roland Green Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Alison Dunlap Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2002 Roland Green Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Alison Dunlap Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2001 Bart Brentjens Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Caroline Alexander Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
2000 Bas Van Dooren Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Laurence Leboucher Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
1999 Cadel Evans Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Alison Dunlap Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
1998 Cadel Evans Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
1997 Jérôme Chiotti Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA) Jérôme Chiotti Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
1996 Miguel Martinez Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA) Andres Brenes Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)

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