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Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top


While many kids his age huddle over a joystick, trying to reach the next level of the latest video game, 14-year-old Massimo Lucidi can often be found hunched over the handlebars of his carbon fiber racing bike, trying to reach the top of some steep Laguna street.

“When it comes to electronic toys and all that, [Massimo’s] not much interested in that. He’s interested in gardening and he’s interested in cycling,” said avid cyclist and family friend Dennis Barcelo.

As a member of Irvine-based Rokform Junior Cycling Team’s 13-14 age group, Massimo finished fifth out of 42 riders in the 2012-13 SoCal Cup point standings. He won the Peninsula Hill Climb in Rolling Hills Estates and the Hotter Than Hell Hill Climb, a 15-mile, 10,000-foot trek up Mt. Baldy. He recently signed a contract to compete for Rokform’s Junior Elite “B” Racing Team for the 2013-14 season. “For his age and his size, he’s an incredible climber,” said Jeff Shein, team coordinator.  Read More...

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