Monday, 9 August 2010


Race one of the trip done.
I was called up on the second row (funny how the Nat champs Top helps with that), I had one of my usual starts (yep off the front, with the field chasing me) and lead most of the first lap. Lap two a group of 4 of us formed and we started to clear out, almost half way through the lap I made a stupid mistake and went over the bars while burping my front tyre. I had to take it slow and easy to the tech zone so I could swap wheels, going from about 10psi to a wheel with about 40psi in it,Dam it. I rejoined the race in 8th-9th on the back of a group of riders. As we hit the big climb I rode past most of them and started pulling a gap, One guy decided he would stick to my wheel and we started to pull in the leaders until he did a short turn on the front and when I took the lead on a climb again he dropped off rather fast!?!. I spent the rest of the race chasing but wasnt making any head way as the leaders started attacking each other. As I crossed the finish line I thought I was 4th but it turns out one of the many riders standing on the side of the track during the last lap fixing a flat, was one of the guys ahead of me. I will take that, as it kinda happened to me earlier in the race! so third it is.
In the morning we are loading all our gear into the vans and driving up to Bromont to get ready for the Canada cup race on the weekend.

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