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Sunday, May 18 2014 05:54 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Racing through downtown Bakersfield

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    A view of the 2014 Downtown Criterium.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Mark Sneed relaxes in the shade following his Cat 4 race at the 2014 Downtown Criterium. Sneed came down form Oakland to race and also visit family who live in Bakersfield.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Olympic cyclist Jimmy Watkins waits for the start of the 2014 Downtown Criterium Cat 3 race. Watkins placed sixth in the match sprint races at the 2012 Olympics.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Race bikes and commuter bikes share the same rack at the 2014 Downtown Criterium.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Marvin Hall leads the Master 35+ Cat 1-3 race through the fourth turn at the 2014 Downtown Criterium. The race took place over a .80 mile course around Mill Creek at Central Park in downtown Bakersfield. Hall would go on to win the race.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Marvin Hall raises his arms in victory as he crosses the finish line ahead of his Master 35+ Cat 1-3 competitors at the 2014 Downtown Criterium.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Sacramento's Mary Maroon leads Kieran Devere of Fresno out of the third turn at the 2014 Downtown Criterium. The two women raced in a combined race with the men's Master 35+ 3,4 category with Maroon coming out ahead of Devere.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Dusty Holland (6) takes the inside line from 21st onto V Street in the Master 35+ 3,4 category at the 2014 Downtown Criterium. Number 11 on the outside is Richard Klusman.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Leaders of the 2014 Downtown Criterium Cat 3 race stay bunched together as they turn off of 19th Street and onto R Street.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Competitors in the 2014 Downtown Criterium took their bikes to the streets of downtown Bakersfield by Mill Creek Sunday.

Californian photographer Felix Adamo shares these images from race day.

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