Sunday, March 27, 2011

RPI race report

This past Saturday the team brought a small group over to Troy, NY to compete in the ITT and Circuit race at the RPI Tour de Troy. Representing the team were Evan, Taylor, Alex, Paul, and Brenny. In the morning's sub-freezing temp ITT of 4.9 miles Evan stopped the clock fast enough to net himself 11th place in the Men's A race and importantly, scored himself points towards going to Nationals.

Just after Evan's solid ride Alex and Tay set off to a very successful 5th and 6th respectively. Continuing to find very little between themselves after 2 ITTs Taylor and Alex are only separated by a cumulative time of 2 seconds.

A little later in the day once the temps finally rose above freezing Brenny and Paul were off for 5 laps of a challenging circuit course that ended with a 2-staged climb that really took it out of the legs. Paul suffered an unfortunate crash but other than some road rash was feeling fine. Brenny was having a tough day and ended up in 64th in what was an absolutely massive Men's C field of over 80 riders.

In the afternoon races Alex and Taylor found themselves frustrated with a complacent field that wanted no part in chasing down the day's early break, which lead to a margin of victory of nearly 4 minutes for the successful MIT rider. Cramps held Taylor back on the final lap but he still managed a solid 28th in Men's B. With a tough finishing climb that wore out the field Alex was able to ride the pack off of his wheel to win the bunch sprint for 9th place in the B's.

Evan just missed the break in the Men's A race and after close to 2 and a half hours of hard racing he rolled across in 23rd, a little frustrated, but with an encouraging result in the morning more good results are sure to come for Evan in the coming weeks as the road turns upwards.

That's it for our short weekend in Troy, NY. Next up, the Boston Beanpot which boasts the some of the best and hardest racing of the season.

Ride Hard


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  2. Ponting couldn't have hit the nail more squarely on the head!