Sunday, April 15, 2007

TBC Final Results

Well, the 2007 Tucson Bicycle Classic is in the books. Today's 45 mile circuit race was marked by some pretty strong wind gusts that were getting stronger as the race went on. We tried to get Jared the 3rd lap time bonus, and had a pretty sweet leadout going into it, with all five of our riders on the front of the race. Dan and Kendal took some pretty strong turns into the hills and headwind about a km from the sprint line. It almost worked, however we were outgunned by the GC leader and 2nd place rider Mark Aasmundstad, so no time for us, but we did succeed in not letting the two riders closest to Jared pick up any time either. As for the rest of the race, I was mostly trying to sit in and conserve, but I had some more leg cramp issues with two laps to go. Luckily, I was able to fight through it and make it to the line, finishing up in 11th place to move into 12th on the final GC. Jared crossed the line in 7th, solidifying his 5th place GC. Full results can be found here.

The guy that took first place out of a two man breakaway should not have even been racing today, because in yesterday's road race he DNF'd with a mechanical somewhere around the 3rd or 4th lap. Must have been feeling pretty fresh today, huh? Nice call from our chief official on that one. Adios.

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