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Sea Otter Classic XC

photo : JC Desforges

Team Opus's Kiara Bisaro race to 2nd place in Sea Otter Classic XC

April 15, 2007: Kiara Bisara of Team Opus opened her first season on an Opus with two visits to the podium and a 2nd place finish Sunday in the Women's XC, her best-ever finish in the Monterey, California Sea Otter Classic.

Kiara sprinted past Katerina Nash in the final 500m of the race to finish behind winner Georgia Gould.

"I have been working on being more of a tiger when I am racing", said Kiara in a post-race email to Opus HQ. "Seems like it is working. GRRRR! The new Opus bike Fhast I is so nice. It is so encouraging to know that for my first race I can still be competitive with girls who have been racing for a month."

The XC race was Kiara's 2nd podium finish at the Sea Otter. On Saturday, on a mud and rain-filled course, she finished third in the Pro Short Track Race. She moved up steadily throughout the race moving into 3rd with three laps to go. "This is the first time I have ever actually made the podium in a short track", said Kiara.
Kiara now heads to Houffalize, Belgium for next week's World Cup season opening race.

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