Looks like any women who want to be in good shape for the first NRC race of the year need to push up their training schedules by a couple of weeks. The women will have a new local NRC race in Santa Rosa on Feb 18th. The Women will be racing on the circuit used by the Pro men for the finish of stage 1 of the Tour of California. The women will be racing on the same final circuit that the men use and will race before the Tour of CA stage finishes. given the large crowds that have shown up in Santa Rosa for the Tour of CA finish in the past this will be a good opportunity to gain some valuable exposure and race in front of a large spectator crowd.