Sunday, June 21, 2009

Grafton Twighlight Criterium

Last night was the third stage of Tour of America's Dairyland it it was definitely the fastest so far. It was a crit in Grafton north of Milwaukee and the pace never let up I think we avereaged around 29mph with several laps much faster than that. A break of 7 got away early and we missed it but with around 10 laps to go it appeared that we would catch it. We kept moving towards the front but no one from the team could hold their position up there for more than 1 or 2 laps before being sucked back into the middle of the pack. It came down to the last lap and I launched my self onto third wheel in the pack which i held until about 1km to go when we caught the break and I got swarmed and didn't have the legs to react. Our best result was Chris in 20th. We were all pretty disappointed and realized that we needed to work harder to be at the front and stay there closer to the end of the race. It is definitely a tougher field up here than we would have faced at Tour of Ohio. Today's race is in Manitowoc just south of Green Bay and hopefully we will finally land a guy or 2 in the top 10 at least. I was definitely disappointed in my legs but hopefully these races will help me improve my speed for the end of races.