* 35+ About 50 degrees opened up Series I, Cold for some,
perfect for others. Strong field and hard racing from the
beginning of the race, maybe a way of warming up. On the
intermediate sprints, JF Rodriguez from All 4 cycling team took
both of them, as he is now the fastest for the white jersey. A
break of five riders, got clear, Recio Team had two riders in
it, some advantage here…, that P Sambury played to perfection to
win in a solo, followed by C Sosa and JA Rodriguez from
Performance by Rossetti.
* 45+ & 55+ Maybe the weather played a factor, very hard pace
on the first couple of laps and three riders where gone. Between
some blocking from ghost riders team and CPO bikes team, the
pack went into sleep mode, and almost got lapped. Now, two
riders from CPO and one from Ghost, how this will be play out? J
Armas took both intermediate sprints to take the white jersey. C
Ortiz from Ghost riders’ team will sit to secure second place?
Or will work equally to maintain the break? Final lap, K
Schofield crossed the line in a solo, then J Armas took second
by himself as well, and a few second after, to close the third
step of the podium, C Ortiz. 55+ gave us from the bunch sprint S
Kurth as the winner, followed by F Craig and J Leon to conclude
the top three.
* Pro 1,2,3 Everybody came to this main event opening race.
All our local teams came to play, Outcast, Stradalli,
Alligator’s, All 4 Cycling, Rossetti, Patches, Recio, Cycle
Depot, Cool Beans, Performance, Cocos, CPO, Veloce, and a few
more that slip out of my mind. As expected this was a “war”
Seven strong riders got clear from the bunch, many tried to get
across but failed. Now the break got 6 riders, and R Companioni
attached, he is in a solo; but two laps after the hard work from
V Herrera, gets he back. In the mean time the intermediate
sprints with one first and one second place gave as the first
white leader, JA Rodriguez. Last lap, from faraway two riders
standing up on the ride side of the road for the final sprint, R Companioni takes the leader’s jersey by the length of a wheel
from T Gibbons, what an amazing photo finish. Third place of the
day was for V Herrera.
* Cat 4&5 The most enjoyable race of the day, perfect
weather, big field and high hopes for new teams and riders to
dominate this season, since a few good contenders got upgraded
to cat 3. Sprinter’s white jersey completion has a triple tie on
first place, each riders has three points, F Acosta, E Lopez and
C Pagan; we will see next time who will be the fastest to untie
this and wear the first jersey. Many attempts, sometimes in a
solo, and some others by two or three riders at a time, had not
success. Strong pack kept it all together, until the last lap,
from the distance two riders are clear in a controversial sprint
to the officials, from the photo finish system, bib number 570
for about two inches crosses the line ahead of bib number 604.
But official results came with a relegation to 570. Therefore
the winner is Q King, followed by K Grimes from Steady Spin
team, last step of the podium was for FA Acosta.